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Derpy Dragons

Derpy Dragons

It's not procrastinating, it's a side quest. No, really. Inspired by dragons and other life's truths. Pins, hoodies & art inspired by derpy dragons.
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It's not procrastination, it's a side quest. No, really. This entire project is a side quest inspired by dragon sketches featuring my favourite dragon quotes!
(And definitely not born out of procrastination...at all...okay, maybe a little.)

But, without this side quest, these derpy dragons wouldn't have been created! I love dragons, and I love quotes related to dragons. So, as I was procrastinating questing, I doodled these derpy dragons. And as inspiration usually goes, one quest led to another, and before I knew what was happening, I had FIVE SIX EIGHT of these derpy dragons sketched!

So what is a poor little artist to do, but to take the next step and decide to run another fun dragon inspired pin campaign?

I-you-need these derpy dragon pins in your life!

  • Do you love dragons? (Of course you do!)
  • How about shiny new pins? (Who doesn't?)
  • Does your hoard *aka pin collection* need new shiny dragon pins? (Most definitely!)

Then this capaign is for you! Join the side quest and help unlock all the dragon designs. 


Here are the designed quotes so far:
"It's not procrastination, it's a side quest"
"It's not hoarding if it's books"
"In a world of unicorns be a dragon"
"I am sorry my dragon ate your unicorn"
"Fueled by creativity"
"Living life in hard mode"
"You say weird like it's a bad thing"
"I'll get over it, I just need to be dramatconic first"

And backer voted quotes: 
"I'm not a damsel, I'm a dragon"
"Have you tried common sense"

So, what are you waiting for? Read below for more details on how you can add these epic quest items to your hoard!
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This is one of those choose-your own adventure quest, as the BACKERS are responsible for choosing the pins we unlock first by voting in the polls! 

(This has nothing to do with my indecisiveness or the fact that I adore ALL THE derpy dragons and can't make up my mind at all... ok, maybe a little bit)


All dragon pins come with the following features:
  • Gold hard enamel
  • 1.5" inches
  • Engraved logo on back (Proof of authenticity)
  • 2 metal clutches
  • A derpy dragon sure to bring you giggles and ignite the silliness in your day.



Naturally, more dragons decided to come play right as I was about to launch, so here are even more dragons hoping to join the hoard!


And 2 more dragons based on backer votes this past week will unlock next!

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Due to the nature of pin campaigns and the cost of manufacturing pins, designs will unlock as the funding progresses.

VOTE IN THE COMMUNITY POLLS TO UNLOCK DESIGNS!

Designs will be unlocked by popular vote for each $2000 CAD (~$1500 USD) milestone we reach!

"Living life in hard mode"
"It's not hoarding if it's books"
"It's not procrastination, it's a side quest"

"You say weird like it's a bad thing"

"Fueled by creativity"

"In a world of unicorns, be a dragon"

I'll get over it, but first I need to be dramatic

Sorry my dragon ate your unicorn


Fan/backer inspired derpy dragons!

Unlocks at $15000

Unlocks at $17000 or 200 backers

Ultimate stretch goal:

Once we hit $21000, all backers will get this exclusive limited edition pin for FREE
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Back in the first 48 hours and get a FREE random derpy dragon sticker


Returning Backers will get an exclusive signed postcard featuring the derpy dragons.
 
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Limited edition 3D Scorpio Dragon pin✨

Grab one of the limited copies of the limited edition 3D pins. ONLY 250 will ever be printed  

  • 1x 3D limited edition Scorpio dragon pin - $35 (~$26 USD)


Gilded Dragons Pins Volume 1✨

Did you miss the first Gilded Dragon campaign? Well fear not, you can add on any of the unlocked pin designs! Just add as many as you want from the add-ons section, and select the designs in the pledge manager!



Celebrate the year of the dragon!

Year of the dragon - glitter


Gilded Dragons Art book✨


Most of my pins are inspired by my art book "Gilded Dragons". These dragons were unleashed to their forever homes back in 2023, but the art lingered and the dragons demanded a shiny new adventure.

If you love the pins, you will love the art book! Perfect for any dragon/art book collector. The only way to get a signed copy from my art books is through my crowdfunding campaigns and in-person events. And since most of you likely live in some far off world, this is your best bet!


✨Gilded Dragons postcards & art prints✨

But why stop at the artbook. Sure it is the ultimate addition to any dragon lovers hoard, and I highly recommend you get the hardcover version! But I have smaller dragon portraits for your treasury as well!

Choose from art prints (8x10) of any of the dragons, or small postcards (4x6) to send as a little note to the dragon lover in your life or decorate your lair with.


Since there are so many dragons to choose from, the final selection will be made in the pledge manager after the campaign. So for now you just have to choose how many dragons you want to decorate your halls and your personal library!

In fact, meet the newest members to the art print collection and art book!


✨Derpy Dragons fashion✨

Dress in style with one of the super stylish and comfy derpy dragon hoodies or t-shirts.
Sizes range S - 2XL
Choose between 3 colours (Black/White/Grey)
And pick your favourite derpy dragon design. Selection made in pledge manager.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Clothing will be drop shipped directly to you, separately from your other items. Price includes shipping to Canada/USA. Additional shipping fees may apply to other countries or if your location exceeds $15 in shipping. VAT/taxes/duties not included.
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For this campaign, tiers are split in 2 categories:

Derpy Dragon pins✨

Select how many pins you want to buy from the unlocked designs. The more you buy, the more you save! Note these tiers DO NOT include the limited edition dragon pins! If you back more pins than unlocked designs, or you just really want more than one of a single design, you can duplicate any pin you love during the survey. Selections made in pledge manager after the campaign ends.

  • 1 dragon pins - $23 (~$17 USD)
  • 2 dragon pins - $42 (save $4)  (~$31 USD)
  • 3 dragon pins - $63 (save $6)  (~$46 USD)
  • 6 dragon pins - $126 (save $12)  (~$92 USD) 
  • 10 dragon pins - $210 (save $20)  (~$154 USD)

Custom Pin Tier - $550 (~$400 USD)✨

Have you ever wanted a custom pin based on your idea? Well now you can! You can commission a pin design from me to add to the campaign or choose any of the locked designs to automatically unlock! Or, if you really want to unlock one of the designs yet to be unlocked, you can do so with this tier! Your pledge will cover production costs for a single design.
 
  • Custom pin design
  • (10) Ten copies of the custom/unlocked pin 
  • A signed art print of the design as well as any original sketches if any
  • Your pin will also come with a printed certificate of authenticity (a 5x7 card) signed by me
  • One of each unlocked pins from the campaign 
  • Up to 8 colours /or 5 colours plus glitter, glow in the dark or pearl
  • Up to 1.5" inch design with 2 metal clutches

Please note pins will be based on my style of art and the pins you see in this or any of my previous pin campaigns.
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Hi, I'm Therena. Normally, I prefer to hide in my cave where I can avoid people while I create fantasy art and write fantasy novels. But occasionally I emerge from the dark to interact with awesome people like you through my campaigns.

I have run 7 successful crowdfunding campaigns so far. Ranging from Epic fantasy novels, to photography art books, an oracle deck, a kids' book, enamel pins and, of course, my illustrated dragon art book! As you can see, I am a multi-disciplinary artist who draws, writes and makes books. I am no stranger to crowdfunding and pride myself with perfection and quality. This is my second pin campaign, and I have full confidence in my manufacturer and ability to manage this campaign!

I have an obsession with dragons. (In case that wasn't obvious yet.) And I have my own growing hoard of dragon pins! It is what inspired me to try my own hand at them after all! And if it wasn't for the high manufacturing cost I would run pin campaigns all the time!

I live on the beautiful Vancouver island, Canada, with my husband and 3 kids, who are all eagerly awaiting their own share of dragon pins! (Perks of having an artist mom, I guess ^_^) But they are my biggest cheerleaders, and as such they each have their own growing hoard of dragons.

I am a geek at heart, I have loved fantasy long before it was the cool thing to do. My entire world is saturated with fantasy themes, and I am thrilled to have you along for this adventure!

If you love my art, I want to invite you to follow me online.

🐉My art shop has a lot of other awesome stuff you can buy!
💌Join my Museletter for weekly art!
📖My Patreon has exclusive and early release content!
🎨And if you like social media, I can be found on Cara

Thanks for joining me on this adventure!

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I'm sure it comes as no surprise that creating pins can become quite costly. While I am fortunate enough to have the art, I don't have a treasure hoard large enough to fund the shinies. Which is where crowdfunding comes in. Each dragon that unlocks pays for the manufacturing cost as well as the crowdfunding fees. With your help, these little dragonlings can become a reality. And it is my experience that the community of people who crowdfund are the best type of people out there! 

I love crowdfunding myself, as it helps me discover new creators and to be able to support them directly vs paying large companies for the hard work of artists and creators. Crowdfunding is also my favourite way of connecting with new fans! 

This campaign also comes in the wake of my art computer's 💀. Which means that I need $6k+ to replace it in order to keep creating epic art. So all profits will be put towards that endeavor so that I may continue to bring more derpy dragons to you! 
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If you are new to Backerkit, or crowdfunding in general, it can be a confusing process. So I'm here to help. 

  • 1 - a creator sets a funding goal ($1000 in my case) based on the bare minimum cost of creating the awesome stuff (books & pins for me!)
  • 2 - the campaign runs for a few days (17 for this campaign) at which point a creator tries to gain as many "pre-orders" also known as backers. The more we get the better, as it not only supports us, but often helps unlock awesome cool things like new pin designs for you. 
  • 3 - When you back a campaign, you aren't charged until two things are met: the funding goal and the last day of the campaign. So while you pledge early, you won't get charged unless enough backers support the campaign and not until the very end (July 19th). You only pay if the campaign is a success!
  • 4 - Backerkit then collects all funds (we aren't involved with that process) and it takes about 2 weeks to get to me. 
  • 5 - Once I have the funds I start ordering books, pins, stretch goals & add-ons. Since everything is already designed it's a simple matter of knowing how much to order. 
  • 6 - Manufacturing varies on the items with pins taking the longest (about 6-8 weeks from the time I order till I receive it) which will put us about 8 weeks post campaign at this point. 
  • 7 - About 4 weeks after the campaign I'll send out a survey (through Backerkit's pledgemanager) to get addresses. You will have the opportunity to order some extra goodies and add-ons at this point. You'll also give your information to pay for shipping. Once again, you aren't charged until I am ready to ship everything to you. 
  • 8 - About 8-10 weeks after the campaign, once everything is sorted, packed and ready to ship I will charge for shipping. This is done through Backerkit and you will get reminder emails. 
  • 10 - then it's a matter of sitting back and waiting for your awesome stuff to arrive! You should have everything sometime in December 2024/January 2025 depending where you live!
 
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As a backer of over 180 Kickstarter campaigns, I know the importance of transparency and communication. This is my 8th campaign, with 7 successful ones under my belt. I have learned a thing of two about making sure I give my backers the best experience possible!

For this reason, I try to have as much work done before I even create a campaign! That means that for the exception of the custom pin design tier or extra stretch goals, all the pins are already designed, and have gone through at least one round of communication through my manufacturer to make sure that the designs actually work!

This gives me the confidence to know that I can offer your shiny new pins in a semi predictable fashion (Barring acts of god, wars, another outbreak of the plaque or a sudden shortage of metals...). Based on these experiences, here is my anticipated timeline to get your treasure to you:

IMPORTANT Note: Clothing will be drop shipped directly to you, separately from your other items. Price includes shipping to Canada/USA (up to $15). Additional shipping fees may apply to other countries. VAT/taxes/duties not included and your country might require this upon import.

  • Funds should arrive about 14 days post campaign. 
  • All pins will be ordered at this time - manufacturing the pins take about a month to 6 weeks after final design has been approved. Art books & Add-ons will be ordered at this time.
  • While we wait for pins to be forged in the forges of awesome, I will send out a survey where you will have another opportunity to add on any extra treasure. I will be ordering any additional items such as books etc people have added to their hoard at this time as well. (Please note, surveys will be sent around 1-2 weeks post campaign so I can get a better idea of how many pins to order based on pupularity.)
  • All pins will be shipped to me about 8-10 weeks post campaign
  • While I wait for pins to arrive, any books should be arriving and I will start sorting and signing additional add-ons.
  • I should receive pins between 10-12 weeks post campaign. (Provided the dragon-post fairies cooperate!)
  • Sorting the pins will depend on how many designs we unlock and how many backers there are. I am giving myself about 3-5 weeks to do this to account for any life events during this time. 
  • Shipping will be charged separately at this time through Backerkit. And addresses locked. 
  • Pins should start shipping about 14-18 weeks after the campaign ends! I hope to start shipping everything around October/November 2024.
  • Shipping is untracked and will vary by country. But typically last between 1-4 weeks. However the option to upgrade to tracking will be available as an add-on in the pledgemanager.
  • All packages will be shipped from Canada (Where I live). 



Shipping will be based on weight per country and final fees determined after the campaign ends when I have a better idea of how many pins people have and how much they weigh! There is a $5 packaging fee plus the following for shipping. These are rough estimates only based on previous campaigns:

  • Canada - $7-20
  • USA - $10-25
  • Europe - $15-30
  • Africa/Australia - $20-35

Shipping with books - add $15-25 per book. Varies by country and book.

Backer Responsibility

As a backer you are responsible for completing your survey and paying shipping fees within a timely manner, to receive your rewards. As creators we are only able to communicate with backers through project updates and reminder emails (email correspondence will be sent to the email on file for your pledge). As a backer it is your responsibility to check and read project updates, and to check for survey emails. If you fail to stay updated and do not complete your survey, you could forfeit your rewards. (Read more about reward forfeiture below)

Forfeiture of Rewards
Once the project shipping is completed backers will be notified via a campaign update. This campaign update will have a final survey completion date. If your survey is not completed by this date, and your shipping costs not paid, you will forfeit your pledge payment and rewards. I will not fulfill forfeited rewards and pledge levels after the completion date.

Lost or never received packages - Forfeiture of rewards
I make every attempt to get your package from my home to yours. However, sometimes packages are lost in the mail. I will notify backers with an update when the project is near completion and rewards shipped. If you have not received your package by the completion of the shipping process, you will have an extended period of 1 month to contact me about a missing package. If you do not contact me within that extended period of time about a lost or never received package, you will forfeit your rewards and I will not provide a refund or re-ship your rewards.

Damaged pins
If your pins arrive damaged you will need to contact me with images within the same 1 month timeline as above. I will do everything in my power to make it right. However, I am not responsible for damaged pins due to wear or use. And I will not replace pins after this one month time has passed.

Please note that a large part of the pin-making process is still done by hand, and as such some pins might have minor scuffs or 'imperfections', or colours may vary by a degree (colours are still hand mixed pigment!). Consider these "little touches of love" by human hands. For there is beauty in each unique scuff. However, your pin should not be falling apart when you receive it! 
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