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Fantastical Creatures Discovered by the Lost Airship Dracwyn

A project in San Francisco, CA by Darwin Surplus

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As we reproduce our Victorian adventurers’ Lunasea Island Field Guide, you'll Vote which creatures will appear on t-shirts and cards!
Backers: 60
Average Pledge Per Backer: $39

Funded: $2,354 of $10,000
Dates: Sep 12th -> Oct 18th (37 days)
Project By: Darwin Surplus
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Latest News

Farewell and Eat Up

October 18th - via: kickstarter.com
For all my backers: Well, although we will not reach our funding goal, I've learned a lot and enjoyed the support of many friends and strangers, alike, so THANK YOU for your interest and encouragement. And remember, if you'd like to keep up on where... (Read More)

Moving Forward and Looking Back

October 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello Dear Supporters,  Well, it looks like we may not reach our goal to kick-start Darwin Surplus this time around. But, I want to thank everyone for their support of my newly-minted creative outlet that is Darwin Surplus. I'm learning what works,... (Read More)

Full Field Guide on Wattpad

October 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Did you know that I've published the long version of the field guide on Wattpad? Well I did so, over the past month. The whole story of the Dracwyn Crew on Lunasea Island is available to read. Just click... (Read More)

Brick and Mortar Marketing and Meetups

October 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello Backers, This week I landed two places in the real world to showcase my designs! On Saturday, I will be at a trunk show sponsored and DJ'd by Wonderland in San Francisco.  I'll be playing the role of Threads by Cho Cho's wing man as she plies... (Read More)

A Bit of History

October 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Well, one of our stretch goals is receiving a random trade card from Darwin Surplus.  Darwin Surplus Trade Cards Trade cards (not trading cards) were the most popular way for businesses to advertise in the late 19th century.  Once color lithography... (Read More)

Stuff Brian Says

October 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hello Everyone, I've been involved in another creative venture lately, singing alto in a gospel choir which is recording an album with baritone Lester Lynch.  So, I've been busy learning my music and spending time on the scoring stage this past... (Read More)

Looking to Blog

September 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello out there in Kickstarter Land!Most days are now spent here at Darwin Surplus, trying to find blogs and websites that might like to feature my work and this project.  We're so close to $2,000...but still have a ways to go. Today we'll share a... (Read More)

We're World Wide!

September 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey there Darwin Surplussers! In the first few days of the campaign, people from all over the globe backed Darwin Surplus.  That felt good, and right, since Charles Darwin himself, traveled the world for 5 years on the HMS Beagle studying the wide... (Read More)

The Adventures of the Dracwyn & Her Noble Crew -- full text

September 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Did you know that the full text of the original field guide is being made available for free on Wattpad?  Well, it is! https://www.wattpad.com/story/30228370-the-adventures-of-the-dracwyn-%26-her-noble-crew I've been sharing one entry per day since... (Read More)

The Dracwyneers never found some of the creatures of Lunasea Island

September 20th - via: kickstarter.com
While researching the creatures that might be found on Lunasea Island, I came across hybrids that seemed like a good idea at the time, but did not make it into the final twenty we see now.  Maybe they existed in or around the island, but were never... (Read More)

The Flight of the MamMoth

September 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Today's update is about the perils of warm weather and well-made silk screens. Here in San Francisco, we had a bit of a heat wave.  Uncharacteristically, we had all the windows open.  We discovered that the silk screens fit perfectly wedged in the... (Read More)

Lunasea Island here we come!

September 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello Creature Lovers Everywhere, Our first 48 hours on Kickstarter has been a wonderful experience.  I'm so excited about the prospect of getting these quirky creatures out into the world with your support, so thanks bunches! At the moment I am... (Read More)

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