Next month, I’m going to launch a Kickstarter campaign to publish a Veeptopus book.
Anyone who's been following me knows that I've been trying to get my Veeptopus series into book form for a while. While drawing these watercolor/ pen & ink cephalopod-bedecked portraits over and over and over again, I learned something about each and every one of these vice presidents. Little stories that were not only weird and wonderful but also revealing about both the character of the man (and, to date, they are all men) and the time he lived. I wanted to share all that with you.
So I painstakingly researched biographical facts about every VP and then I had those facts vetted by noted scholar on the Vice Presidency Aaron Mannes. He not only wrote an introduction to this book but also came up with a great reading list on the Vice Presidency too.
And then I managed to get Joan Lau to design the book. She's an amazing art director, currently employed by Apple, who did all the graphics for the movie (500) Days of Summer and she even had a hand in the opening titles for Mad Men. She’s also my wife, so that helps. She made the book look amazing.
Last year, I published a very short run of the book. And I was blown away by the response – I sold out in 24 hours.
This time around, I want to redesign the book, give it a solid hard cover, of course, include the next vice president – either Kaine or Pence. And this time around, I want to publish a much bigger run.
I'm really excited about this campaign. So if you are a fan of strange art, odd historical facts, cephalopods and/or Joe Biden, then I think you'll like this book too.
So please mark your calendars and tell your friends and neighbors, the Veeptopus Kickstarter is coming October 3.