It was only a matter of time until someone combined cats on the internet with a Kickstarter coloring book printing, and the end result is predictably wonderful: #EGGSBFF Adult Coloring Book by the artist Jimiyo.
Jimiyo is a successful self-employed artist whose cat, Mr. Eggs, became more popular than his art. Mr. Eggs has an Instagram with over 75,000 followers and a Facebook page with over 17,000 followers.
Jimiyo raised $5,687 with 154 backers for the Kickstarter. He offered different pledge levels—with a pledge of $50 or more, a backer’s cat would even be included in an illustrated page of the book! Limited to 50 backers, this pledge level sold out quickly.
Printing the Coloring Book
The interior of #EGGSBFF has a variety of illustration styles, some are line drawings, and others have areas of the page pre-filled with black. The art ranges from a cat basking in chicken and waffles, to homages to Dr. Who, Breaking Bad, Bob Ross, and Queen Elizabeth. From Jimiyo,
I ended up choosing Bookmobile due to the relatively quick manufacturing times as well as the responsiveness of the representative(s) when I had any questions. In the end, cost was lower than I expected! That sealed the deal!
The interior pages printed black ink only on 80-lb. white uncoated stock, a great choice for a coloring book. The trim size is 8-½” x 11″ and it was perfect bound with a 4-color cover on 10-pt. C1S cover stock with gloss lay-flat lamination.
The back cover credits all the cats (and their Instagram accounts) featured in the coloring book. You can tag the pages you’ve colored too and share them with #EggsbffColoringBook hashtag. In love with Jimiyo’s artwork? Besides his website, you can also find it on Society 6.
Why Bookmobile for Coloring Book Printing?
Bookmobile provides custom book manufacturing; no cookie-cutter templates or trim sizes to adhere to here. We produce everything in house, and we only produce books. So the collected know-how of our experienced staff goes into every book we produce. Our minimum run is 25 copies—we could not maintain our high quality standards and breadth of options if we were only printing one copy of a book. From you, we require print-ready PDF files; our Support page will guide you on file prep and our color printing parameters.
For custom coloring books, we offer paper from 50- to 100-lb. in weight, white or natural. Most of the coloring books we print are on at least 60-lb. weight. For binding, we offer perfect binding, plastic spiral binding, and wire-o binding. Perforated paper is also available, but limited to 50- or 60-lb. white, a run of at least 100 copies, and a trim size that is 8-1/4″ x 10-3/4″ or smaller.
Why Bookmobile for a Kickstarter?
Bookmobile provides all the services a Kickstarter publishing project might need: graphic design and typesetting, eBook conversion, printing, distribution, and fulfillment. Our short-run print quality is excellent, our pricing is affordable, and we offer many options, like square trim sizes, translucent vellum inserts, foil stamping on paperback covers, and more. Browse our Gallery to see the full breadth of what we offer! And with a minimum run quantity of just 25 copies, Kickstarter creators can print short runs and order reprints as needed—which means no worries about storing inventory or cash flow complications.