Crowdsourcing Mornings: Space Princess Maggie


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This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

In 2012 they were inspired to write a book for their newborn daughter. He grew up fascinated with science-fiction and loved characters who were tough and smart- ready to pick up a blaster and lead the troops.  He didn’t want to write an educational book, he wanted to write an adventure. His hope is that this book will inspire you to put on a space helmet and explore the universe.

Space Princess Maggie is a collaborative publishing project using a combination of modern and classic printing and design techniques, with three versions of the book released simultaneously. The first edition will be a hand-bound hard back book printed using movable type on a 1914 Chandler & Price letterpress located at at Green Pea Press in Huntsville, Alabama. Other versions released at the same time will be a full-color graphic novel and ebook based off of a hand-colored first edition.

They have been working in print and animation for over twenty years. The majority of their career has been digital, but they wanted to work on a project that combined classic printing techniques with modern digital techniques.  They want to create a fun and whimsical book with the feel of an old classic adventure.  The design, illustration and writing for Space Princess Maggie is complete, so the campaign is to help fund the materials and labor for printing and binding the books. Once funded the hard work begins. It will take a few months to lay out all the type by hand, align the images, run the press, scan and clean the images for the digital book and finally ship everything, but the results will be a new universe in you hands.

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As of January 7th, this project has raised around $11,000 of their $7,000 goal. This project only has 15 days left to raise as much as it can! For a pledge of $5, you will get the full color ebook and black and white coloring book.  For a pledge of $25, you will get a full color graphic novel plus everything in the $5 pledge level.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/spaceprincess/space-princess-maggie

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