Flamingo Rampant 2019: Discovery!

Created by S. Bear Bergman

LGBT2Q+, feminist, multi-ethnic children's books back for another season!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Surveys are on the way! Books are at the printer! Exclamation point!
3 months ago – Tue, Jul 02, 2019 at 07:49:00 PM

Dearest darlingest flamingos,

Soon, you’ll receive an email from us with a special link to your BackerKit survey. THIS IS HOW WE KNOW WHERE TO SEND YOUR BOOKS. Please respond to your survey as quickly as you can since we need this information to fulfill your rewards.

You don’t need to create a BackerKit account to fill out your survey. When you receive the email with the survey, click the survey link to respond. Answer the questions about your reward preferences, provide shipping information, and purchase add-on items if you like. You don’t have access to this survey link yet, but it will be available soon via email! 

If you need to review your information or pledge status, you can return to your survey by clicking the link in your survey email or requesting your survey link under "Lost your survey?" on our BackerKit project page at https:///flamingo2019.backerkit.com. 

If you used Facebook to log into Kickstarter, the BackerKit survey is sent to the email address you use for your Facebook account. 

You read the whole update! Good work. Here's a little treat: the final covers of our new 2019 books!

I'm so excited to show you what we made!

love and flamingos,

Bear

artwork!
6 months ago – Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 08:55:31 PM

Hello, fabulous Flamingo backers! Just a note to let you know that work is blazing along on your new, Flamingo Rampant books. All the stories are FINISHED and illustrators are busy, sketching and thumbnailing and making gorgeous things. Here are a few samples:

an image of Uranus from The Great Space Adventure
an image of Uranus from The Great Space Adventure
cover in progress from It's A Wild Word, illustrated by KD Diamond
cover in progress from It's A Wild Word, illustrated by KD Diamond
characters from Bridge of Flowers, illustrated by Syrus Marcus Ware
characters from Bridge of Flowers, illustrated by Syrus Marcus Ware
Pua, Hinalei and cousins from Colors of Aloha, illustrated by Jessica Keaolani Bogac-Moore
Pua, Hinalei and cousins from Colors of Aloha, illustrated by Jessica Keaolani Bogac-Moore

We'll be back with more beautiful things, updates, and progress reports as the books continue to progress, but we wanted to share some of the exciting early pieces that we're swooning over here at FR headquarters. Thanks so much for embarking on this work with us!

love and flamingos,

Bear Bergman

WE DID IT! 18 HOURS TO JOIN US!
9 months ago – Sun, Dec 30, 2018 at 07:23:37 PM

Thanks to all 958 of you beauties, we have made (and passed) our goal! Even as we speak, writers are sharpening their pencils and artists are mixing their paints, getting ready to make amazing books for the 2019 season. We will celebrate LGBT2Q families and communities, adventuresome spirits and kids who do their very best, the wisdom of nature and our own good instincts.

It's now less than a day until this Kickstarter closes (18 hours, really) and if you've been meaning to get around to it the time is now! Early support is the most valuable to any endeavor, and we'd love to have you join us.

Thanks, friends. We're so excited to show you what's in store.

Friends, we need you now.
9 months ago – Thu, Dec 27, 2018 at 02:44:09 AM

We NEED 200 more people to pre-order a set of books and support us in building a just, loving, inclusive future for all humans. We need queer and trans kids to feel affirmed, loved, and valid. We need the cis and straight kids who will experience these books to see and enjoy celebratory images and stories of our families so they don’t grow up to do violence against those queer and trans kids. We need all the kids who get bullied and harassed for being “different” to see themselves in the kind and brilliant light of our authors and illustrators, beautiful and perfect. We need to turn the grief of invisibility into the love of celebration. The time is now. We can't make the books this world needs without you. We have ONE WEEK to find these customers or the books don’t get made. 

I know you know these people. They're our straight allies, our affirming medical providers, our friends from college, our siblings-in-law, the parents of the children we're wild aunties and sparkly uncles to. Please, join us now. Please take a moment and email five friends: tell them about us. Tell them how your kids, siblings, students, grandkids feel when they read our books. Tell them what it would mean to YOU to live in a world where children could grow up feeling seen, and loved, and free. 

another creator video!
9 months ago – Tue, Dec 25, 2018 at 09:04:05 PM

Another creator video! Ryka Aoki talks about the brilliant new book she's making. You have 8 days left to make it real in the world - you, yes YOU, will have a part in making sure that ALL kids get to see a peaceful, inclusive world modeled for them. 

Invite your friends! Share this post and tag your parent-friends! Post the link! We need 250 more sets preordered and maybe you know exactly the people we need to reach