Our artist-in-residence Nina Paley has started her first Kickstarter project — help her make her goal!
The result will be great little booklets that you can pass out to friends and colleagues who have questions about copyright. When ready, they’ll be available from our store and, of course, they’ll be freely-licensed. We’re planning to use Kickstarter for some other upcoming projects too; help us get started on the right foot, and help support Nina!
Here’s her description of the project:
I want to print at least a thousand Mimi & Eunice’s Intellectual Pooperty mini-books: Mimi & Eunice IP comics packaged into a 5.25″ x 3.5″ full-color 20-page booklet. The size is perfect for carrying in a wallet or purse, to conveniently produce whenever a conversation about art, culture and commerce starts going to crazy-town. How many times have you wanted to explain the problems of copyright simply and clearly? How many times have you longed to deflate pro-patent propaganda, but gotten into a convoluted abstract argument instead? Having these little books on hand can turn a heated debate into a friendly and entertaining conversation. I know, because I carry a prototype with me.
Unfortunately those print-on-demand prototypes cost $7 each to make. But by printing a large run on a regular press, the cost of each minibook drops to $3 or less (this is my cost, not retail). I should be able to get the per-book cost significantly lower (between $1 and $2), but I’m estimating $3 here to be cautious.The $3,000 is to pay for such a run. I will print as many mini-books as I can for $3,000 (or whatever I raise). The more booklets I can afford to print, the cheaper each booklet will be. Ideally each one will be so cheap they’ll be affordable to give away, or leave in laundromats and libraries a la Jack Chick tracts.
To support this project, please go to its Kickstarter page. Thanks!
–The QCO Team