Merchants of Sol

Pet Portrait Hardback Book Featuring YOUR Pets

A project in Cheltenham, UK by Nick Gribbon

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A sketchbook of hand drawn pet portraits. Each page is a drawing of the pets of backers of the project. Your pet drawn in a book.
Backers: 51
Average Pledge Per Backer: £57

Funded: £2,906 of £2,500
Dates: Jun 17th -> Jul 17th (30 days)
Project By: Nick Gribbon
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Latest News


July 16th - via:
Hi all! Welcome and thank you to new backers. Check the last update for prices on extra books and prints. Lots more pet photos coming though, remember to email me you photos. There’s no rush but here’s the email for when you’re ready.... (Read More)


July 16th - via:
Hi all, so, if there’s any extras you want then you need to add them to your pledges, just update your pledge with the appropriate amount. Here’s a list of the prices for the extra items. Let me know which items you have added on the form I will... (Read More)

Book Cover Mock Up

July 16th - via:
Hi everyone! Thanks to all new backers! Well, we've done it! The project is going ahead. I'm extremely happy about this and thank you all for backing this campaign to make this a reality. I cant wait to get all the artwork done and sent to the... (Read More)


July 14th - via:
Hi everyone. Thanks to the new backers. We’re now at 94% with just over 2 days to go. I’ve been drawing lots and loving your photos you’ve been sending me. The book is going to be full of great pictures of your pets! If you’d like to get any... (Read More)

Teddy Bear

July 12th - via:
Another drawing done. I’ve got lots more on the drawing board to do next week. I had some questions about extra books, if you’d like any extra copies of the book they will be £11 each so just add the amount to your pledge depending on how many... (Read More)


July 11th - via:
Another drawing I’ve done today. Remember to send your pet photos to and I’ll get working on them. Here’s James.  (Read More)


July 11th - via:
Getting closer to the target, 5 days left! It’s gone so quickly! I’ve been at my desk drawing lots of your pets, I hope you all like ones you’ve seen so far. Thanks to all the new backers. Remember to share the campaign with anyone you might... (Read More)


July 10th - via:
Hi all, thanks to new backers! Welcome to the updates and previews of drawings I’m doing throughout the campaign. We’re nearly at 70%, getting a lot closer! Please share the link to the page and feel free to use the artwork to promote the... (Read More)

Livius & Book Mock-Up

July 8th - via:
Hi all, and welcome to new backers, thankyou to everyone. I've done more drawing (see below), and also been looking at mock-ups for the pages design of the book. Heres an example of what it will be. The font may change but this is generally what I'm... (Read More)

Henna & Tinkerbell

July 7th - via:
More drawings done of your awesome pets! Getting some great photos to work with. Also getting a few more pledges, so thanks to all new backers. Here’s Henna, and below is Tinkerbell.  (Read More)


July 6th - via:
Here’s a drawing from today. People are responding to the ads so hopefully more backers soon. Please remember to share to link to the Kickstarter with anyone who may be interested.... (Read More)


July 6th - via:
So we’re at 50% right now, thanks to new backers. Send your pet photos to me at I’ve got flyers, if anyone thinks they have somewhere they could put some that might get some interest then I can post some out to you. Just... (Read More)

Livius & Indiana Jones

July 4th - via:
Hi everyone, just checking in with some more drawings.  Hoping to get some more backers this weekend. I'm going to do a few more paid adverts on social media so that should get the project out to a few more people. I've also got flyers too which I... (Read More)


July 2nd - via:
Well, we’re at the halfway stage for the time limit of the project and almost halfway to the target! So we’re getting there. Thanks to all the new backers. Send your pet photos to and I’ll get them ready to be drawn asap... (Read More)


June 26th - via:
Hi all, hoping to get some more pledges this weekend! I've done some new flyers and I'm doing an online radio chat later this evening. I've just been working on this drawing of Rembrandt.  Another for the book! If you haven't already and want to... (Read More)


June 25th - via:
Another drawing done last night. Working on one right now also. Hoping to get more backers soon. Got lots more flyers to drop off at some coffee places now that they are open. So for now here’s Fred...  (Read More)


June 24th - via:
We’re at 30% of target, getting there! I’ve been working on a drawing of another addition to the book, here’s Monty.  (Read More)

Poppy and Buttercup.

June 23rd - via:
Hi all, so we've had a few more people pledge which is great. Lots of time left so we'll get there. I've been looking through the photos I've been recieving via email and they are all great,  and I've been working on a few more drawings, so here's... (Read More)

Nearly 20%

June 20th - via:
We’re nearly 20% to the target after a few days. If you’d like to send me your photos via email now then I can start working on the drawings, there’s no rush though, whenever you’re ready. I did another drawing today,... (Read More)

Here's Ralph!

June 19th - via:
Hi,so we're on day 3 and we're doing well so far! I'm trying to share on lots of pages online, and i've done an advert on facebook and one on instagram, so hopefully we'll get some more backers today, fingers crossed. Please share the project with... (Read More)

Pet Drawing Video

June 18th - via:
Hi,thanks to all the backers so far, we're at 10% already after 1 day, so thats great news. Yesterday I did this time lapse video of me drawing a pet for the book for you to see. This drawing is on A3 paper, (12" x 16") and is an example of what you... (Read More)

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