"We are not tracing the history of profanity, but looking at profanity in a historical way. We think blue language needs a bit of humor because of the way it's treated by society. After all, some of these words would have meant a trip to the woodshed for many of us growing up," said KC Harry, team member and media contact for the Kickstarter campaign.
"The book of illustrations takes a light-hearted look at history, but there is a serious element, too. Too often we see historical events and characters presented in an idealized way," explained Harry. "This book humanizes our historical heroes by presenting a picture of their most frustrating moments, and imagining what might have come out of their mouths. Some may agree that we're performing a public service."
"The illustrations are meant to be both educational and comical," Harry continued, "after all, it just so happens many of these could be historically accurate."
?*$^! - An Illustrated History in Profanity started its crowdfunding campaign on the Kickstarter platform on January 14th, 2013 to cover initial costs for book's first run and illustrator costs. The authors were seeking $9,500 to cover the costs, and are already at over $9,600 raised with 8 days to go until their February 8th campaign closing date.
"We're very grateful by the support we received and will have a few special rewards for those who helped us get this far," Harry continued. "With 8 days left, we want to use the remaining time to secure pledges which will help to make a bigger book with even more illustrations."
An app for the illustrations is also available on the campaign page, with options for Android, Apple and Windows phone. In fact, some of the illustrations are already available for viewing. Once the campaign ends, the ebook with all illustrations will also be loaded to the app.
Those interested in learning more about the book or to follow the Kickstarter progress should visit the website at kickstarter.historyinprofanity.com.
'&%$^?! - An Illustrative History in Profanity' is KandK Harry project. The book, also accompanied by a mobile app, is a full-size, full-color, light and lively book of humorous illustrations about some of the most famous moments in man's history - retold with a comical, curse-filled lens. Find out more at http://www.kickstarter.historyinprofanity.com.
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