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Greetings from Effin' Birds

By Aaron Reynolds

A Tear-Out Postcard Book featuring 100 all-new and as rude as ever Effin' Birds!

Art | Illustrated
275% funded
1413 supporters
Published

Publication date: Summer 2021

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A first-edition copy with your name in the back, for the first 20 early birds to pledge. Plus five PDF colouring pages and a sheet of stickers.
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First edition Birds!

A first-edition copy. Plus five PDF colouring pages and a sheet of stickers.
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Signed birds!

A first-edition copy with a bespoke bookplate signed by the creator of Effin' Birds, Aaron Reynolds. Plus five PDF colouring pages and a sheet of stickers.
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Birds with a friend!

Two first-edition copies and only one set of postage. Plus five PDF colouring pages and a sheet of stickers.
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Make sure your favourite existing Effin’ Birds post makes it into the book. Plus a first-edition copy with a signed bookplate. Plus five PDF colouring pages and a sheet of stickers.
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Pin a Bird!

A unique enamel Effin' Birds pin badge created specially for this project, plus the book of postcards with a signed bookplate. Plus five PDF colouring pages and a sheet of stickers.
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Mug of birds!

A brand new Effin' Birds mug created specially for this project and only available through this campaign, plus a first-edition copy with a signed bookplate. Plus five PDF colouring pages and a sheet of stickers.
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Arty birds!

A high-quality, A3, art print plus a first-edition copy with a signed bookplate. Plus five PDF colouring pages and a sheet of stickers.
$130  + shipping
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A pair of birds!

Insult a friend! Two first-edition copies, up to two names in the back, two exclusive mugs and only one lot of shipping. Plus five PDF colouring pages and a sheet of stickers.
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Effin' book club!

Five first-edition books, up to five names in the back and an hour-long video call with the author for your effin' book club. Plus five PDF colouring pages.
$225  + shipping
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Superbirds!

A signed copy, playing cards, mug and pin, plus an extremely rare fancy-ass UK first edition of Effin' Birds: A Guide to Field Identification, with foil-lettered dust jacket and additional uses of the letter “U”. Plus five PDF colouring pages and a sheet of stickers.
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Ever since Effin’ Birds first appeared on social media, fans have been clamouring for a way to deliver these lavishly-illustrated profane messages in the real world. Today is the day that their prayers and DMs are answered: Greetings from Effin' Birds is a book of 100 tear-out postcards, featuring all new birds and all new jokes, plus 100 absolutely true 1 Bird Facts that will help you spot these fine avian creatures in your everyday life.

  • the bewildered gander wants to talk about how fucked everything is
  • the fretful scaup wants to know how long this bullshit is going to take
  • the rational sheldrake is losing its fucking mind over here
  • …and 97 more!

THE EFFIN' BOOK: 

  • 100 new and exclusive postcards.
  • 80 black and white and 20 full colour.
  • High quality paperback book with perforated, tear-out-and-send postcards
  • Full colour dustjacket
  • 152 x 108mm
  • EXCLUSIVE pledge levels, including mugs, prints, and limited-edition art prints.

1 All 100 bird facts are untrue.

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$25  + shipping
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First edition Birds!

A first-edition copy.
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$40  + shipping
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First edition Birds!

A first-edition copy. Plus five PDF colouring pages and a sheet of stickers.
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    Aaron Reynolds

    Aaron Reynolds is the Webby Award-honoured author of Effin’ Birds: A Field Guide To Identification, which for seven whole days in 2019 was the bestselling book by any Canadian author not named Margaret Atwood. Previously he taught software for Apple Inc, wrote about baseball, and was a Santa Claus photographer in the worst mall in Mississauga, a city where they cut down all the trees and named the streets after them. He currently lives in Toronto and is the proud owner of far too many Star Trek uniforms.

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    11th January 2021 Cover reveal!

    Happy New Year, everyone. The cover for Greetings From Effin’ Birds has been finalized. Here it is!

    There's also a publication date, which I won't jinx by saying out loud. The site here says summer 2021 while I have been saying fall 2021 the whole time. I am told by students of the calendar that this date is, in fact, technically a summer date, but it is so late in the summer that I suspect…

    1st October 2020 First Draft

    The first draft of Greetings From Effin' Birds (minus the Request A Bird pages -- expect an email soon if you pledged at that level) is now in the hands of DeAndra, the same editor who shepherded the orignal Field Guide and had all those arguments with me about punctuation. With that, we can start looking at the schedule for the rest of the process.

    There are a lot of parts involved, but the TLDR…

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  • Wendy Zebert
    Wendy Zebert asked:

    If the spirit moves you, I'd love to eventually see "Fuck that Noise" as an EffinBird... ideally with a crow or raven or other noisy bird :) I'd definitely get the t-shirt and mug... Keep up the good work!!!

    Aaron Reynolds
    Aaron Reynolds replied:

    Thanks, Wendy!