Veeptopus Book Kickstarter Campaign Coming Very Soon!

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.

What you can get with the Veeptopus Kickstarter

I've been working really hard for the past couple of weeks to get the Veeptopus Book Kickstarter off the ground. It's going to launch next Monday, October 3. That's the day before the VP debates.

I'm really excited about this project and I wanted to give you guys a heads up about three things that I will be offering you during the campaign.

First, there's the book:


It will have all 47 former and current vice presidents plus whoever wins the election. And it will have all sorts of facts and stories about each veep.

It will also be beautifully designed and it will be in hard cover. For $35 + postage it can be yours.

Then there's the poster:

That's right! Every single vice president with an octopus on his head on one single poster, printed on thick archival paper.

This is a Kickstarter exclusive. I'm not going to sell this on my Etsy site or anywhere else. Get this plus the book for $65 + postage.

An original portrait of you with an octopus on your head:

Sure, you might not get elected vice president, but you can at least look like you have.

For $300 + postage, you will not only get the book, the poster and a shout out in the book's thank you page, but you'll also get a portrait drawn by me of you or that special someone bedecked with a cephalopod. It makes for a great conversation piece and will no doubt be cherished by your grandchildren.

And there will be even more cool stuff available.

So check out the site on October 3 and watch your mail next Monday for the link to the Veeptopus Kickstarter.