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Cartoonists+Classics: A high-tech book publishing experiment

A project in Portland, OR by Nellie McKesson

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Three classic books, illustrated by cartoonists & comic book artists, made with cutting-edge technology from Hederis.
Backers: 173
Average Pledge Per Backer: $91

Funded: $15,738 of $15,000
Dates: Mar 5th -> Apr 4th (30 days)
Project By: Nellie McKesson
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Latest News

THANK YOU!!! + a Gift! +YDC

April 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Wow! We're speechless! Thank you all so much for getting us to our funding goal! We still have about 2 days left, so it's not quite time to rest, but we're definitely breathing a little easier. We wanted to express our sincere appreciation to each... (Read More)

Back Cover Reveal #3! +YDC

April 1st - via: kickstarter.com
We are in our FINAL 3 DAYS, y'all. The last month seems to have flown by, and yet lasted forever. As we prepare for our final big 48-hour push, we thought we'd celebrate how far we've come by sharing the back cover art for Dracula, illustrated by... (Read More)

Team Intro: Zach Schwartz! +YDC

March 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Time to meet another member of our team! Introducing... Zach! Zach joined us at the end of 2018 as our Lead Developer-type Person, and has already had a huge impact on our app.  Zach is a full-stack software engineer who's worked for O’Reilly... (Read More)

Team Intro: Nellie McKesson! +YDC

March 26th - via: kickstarter.com
We're kicking off our last week with some team profiles, so you can get to know the people behind the curtain. First up: Nellie McKesson, the CEO and original founder of Hederis.   "No fate but what you make" After completing her undergrad degree at... (Read More)

4 Shades of Dorian Gray! + a Weekend Comic

March 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Poster for the theatrical release of 1970's Dorian Gray. It's a beautiful sunny Sunday here in Portland, Oregon, but our mood is all Gray - Dorian Gray, that is. Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray has had many adaptations over the years, and... (Read More)

50%! +Back Cover Reveal #2! +YDC!

March 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
50% Funded! YOU. ARE. AWESOME! You got us over 50% funded, and you have our eternal gratitude. We wouldn't be able to build this change without your help, and I hope you feel as special as I know you are. We've got 12 days left -- I know we can make... (Read More)

Ebookcraft! +YDC

March 19th - via: kickstarter.com
We're updating today from Toronto, Canada! Nellie's at the Ebookcraft conference, an annual gathering of ebook and digital publishing nerds from around the world and Nellie's favorite publishing conference these days. It's been a knowledge-packed... (Read More)

Morphin' Time! + a Weekend Comic

March 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Today we're talking about The Metamorphosis, Kafka's great bug-based novella. We've all been there: wake up one morning to find that our skin has been covered in a hard exoskeleton, we've grown extra legs, our eyes are huge and black. Well ok, maybe... (Read More)

Beta Launch & Bias, +YDC

March 14th - via: kickstarter.com
In exciting business news: Earlier this week, we very quietly launched a public beta for our first product, called Hederis:Convert. It takes a Microsoft Word book file and automatically transforms it into a laid-out PDF and EPUB file, analyzing the... (Read More)

Back Cover Reveal #1! +YDC

March 12th - via: kickstarter.com
It's time for a back cover reveal! I'm so excited to share this art with you. We're pushing hard for funding, and there's a lot in the works right now--let's all cross our fingers that we get to see these books in print! Now, without any further ado,... (Read More)

Drac Attack! + a Weekend Comic

March 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Happy Daylight Savings Time! You know who hates daylight? Dracula! Here's some fun Sunday viewing - a documentary about Bram Stoker and his inspiration for writing Dracula. In addition to tracking all the things that influenced the writing of the... (Read More)

Robots! +YDC

March 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Yesterday ended up being all about robots. I spent most of the day working on our algorithm for analyzing book content. It’s still not as smart as I’d like, but it’s getting there! Here’s how it works: When a user uploads a Microsoft Word... (Read More)

Kickstarter, we <3 you too! +YDC

March 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Last night as I was walking home, I got an email telling me that we'd been selected as one of Kickstarter's "Projects We Love." I may have literally jumped for joy. This makes us more discoverable to people outside of our communal networks, and also... (Read More)

30% on Day 1! Plus, your daily comic.

March 6th - via: kickstarter.com
You are AMAZING. We made it to 30% of our goal and 78 backers on Day 1, and that's all because of YOU.  I can't even begin to express what I'm feeling right now. There's still a ways to go, and you know I'm gonna be hustling for the next 28 days. If... (Read More)

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