The Idea Boy

Sleepwalker Vol. 1

The first book in a series of illustrated novels created by author/illustrator Cameron Scott Davis who set out to create, "The kid's book I wanted to read as a kid."

$18,666 raised

of $12,000 goal

155% Funded!
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Dec 13 2013
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Sleepwalker cover. Available in a 13" x 19" giclee print.

New Prints Available!

Balance is key when riding a chick’pea. Available in a 13 x 19 giclee print.

Catching Z’s. Available in a 13 x 19 giclee print.

The Spirit of Generosity. This print comes from book 5. Available in a 13 x 19 giclee print.

Pillowtown Teaser

The Sheriff of Pillowtown rides by moonlight, arresting Pillowbabes up past midnight. Caught for curfew crime they are held without bail to serve the minimum time, 8 hours in blanket jail!

Up Past Midnight. Available in a 8.5" x 11 giclee print.

“Sleepwalker: Finnegan Wakes” is an illustrated book for all ages. 90 pages, full color, hardcover printed on paper.

Finnegan sleeps. Available in a 8.5" x 11 giclee print.

Cameron’s Story

I left the video game industry (a dream job designing characters for Guitar Hero and Tony Hawk) in 2009 planning on spending a year giving full attention to a personal project; the writing and illustrating of a book. 2 years later I was nearly broke and realized I had no idea what I was doing. DreamWorks Feature Animation came to the rescue and hired me as a visual development artist where I spent a year studying, surrounded by incredible talent. Armed with new skills I set off on my own once again to focus on the book full-time.

Another Slumber Party. Available in a 13" x 19" giclee print. “The book” has since ballooned into (at this point) a 6 volume series of illustrated novels arching stylistically from children’s book to illustrated novel. Volume 1 is approaching completion and I am looking to raise $12,000 to see it printed in hardcover. If I do not reach my goal I will not receive any of the pledges and will have to search for funding elsewhere.

Captain Sleepwalker. Available in a 13" x 19"giclee print.

A producer at DWA asked what I would do if Sleepwalker isn’t as successful as I imagine. It got me thinking and I feel if it sells 10 copies or 10,000, it will be a success to me. The book and accompanying work has been a tool for my development as a storyteller and an artist and a record of the best thing I could create at the time. And I think that’s pretty rare for an artist to honestly be able to say.

Premiums & Pledge Levels

Support Pillowtown ($1)

You don’t need anything, you just want to help!

Pillowtown Postcard ($10)

Receive a postcard from Pillowtown! Signed by Cameron Scott Davis.

Small Print ($25)

8.5" x 11" Giclee print on fine art velvet paper. Signed by Cameron Scott Davis. Choose from 1 of the 3 following prints:

  1. Finnegan Sleeps
  2. Milk N' Cookie Time
  3. Up Past Midnight

Large Print ($35)

13" x 19" Giclee print on fine art velvet paper. Signed by Cameron Scott Davis. Choose from 1 of the 5 following prints:

  1. Captain Sleepwalker
  2. Sleepwalker Cover
  3. The Sheriff and Somnus
  4. Another Slumber Party
  5. Welcome to Pillowtown

Sketch Book ($40)

80 page black and white sketchbook, filled with unedited scanned images pulled from various sketchbooks in the artist’s personal collection. Warning: Not for the kiddies! Limited to the first 100 backers.

Sleepwalker: Vol. I ($50)

Volume I of the Sleepwalker series. Limited edition first run, signed and numbered, with a sketch by Cameron Scott Davis. Expected print date June 2014.

Instructional DVD! ($60)

Watch these DVDs and learn as Cameron designs the Queen of the Nightmare world (seen in book 3 of the Sleepwalker series) using pencil and Photoshop! Listen as he describes design theory, color, and shape language, and how he got his start in the entertainment industry. Choose between one of two DVDs. DVD one focuses on basic design theory, color and shape while DVD two focuses on bringing a character to life by fleshing out the design in Adobe Photoshop and bringing a character to life in the digital age. It’s true, these can be found elsewhere (-cough-The Gnomon workshop and Cameron’s website) but if you want to help the book, pledge here! :).

The Pillowtown Package ($100)

Receive Volume 1 of the Sleepwalker series PLUS 2x large prints of your choice from the following:

  1. Captain Sleepwalker
  2. Sleepwalker Cover
  3. The Sheriff and Somnus
  4. Another Slumber Party
  5. Welcome to Pillowtown

Sleepwalker Vol. 1 3-Pack ($130)

The 3-pack makes for a great gift. Or, store a copy in every room of your house!

Sleepwalker Vol. 1 5-Pack ($200)

The 5-pack is great for gifts, or those boutique book shops out there.

Pillowtown Print ($300)

17" x 36" Giclee print on fine art velvet paper. Signed and numbered by Cameron Scott Davis.

Character Design of You! ($1,200)

Cameron will design a character based on you/a loved one/friend/enemy/pet for the Pillowtown universe. Send a description (hobbies and interests) and a few photos. Once the design is done, you will receive an original 8.5"" x 11"" painting of your character, signed and framed, as well as a 13"" x 19"" Giclee print of the image. In addition, your character will be painted into the background somewhere in the book! A copy of Sleepwalker Vol. 1 is also included. Limited to the first 10 backers.

For an additional 200, character designs are available for couples or pairs (e.g siblings).

Pillowtown Print

Product Specifications

Sleepwalker: Vol. 1 is an 90 page, full color, 9 x 12 inch hardcover book. The first run is a limited edition book, signed and numbered by the author/illustrator.


Manufacturing Plan

Brown Printing will be handling our manufacturing needs, based in Portland Oregon.

Pillowtown postcard

Risks & Challenges

When can I expect my copy of Sleepwalker - Cycle the First?
This campaign is to get funding for the printing and distribution of the first book in the Sleepwalker series. This means the book is NOT PRINTED YET and has yet to go through the extensive process of publishing. Please be aware that from the time of the campaign’s end to the time you have a copy in your mits could take anywhere from 6-8 MONTHS! Yikes, I know. Anyone reserving a copy will receive a monthly update in an email keeping you informed on how things are going. All other rewards can be expected much sooner and I appreciate your patience.

Milk ‘n Cookie Time. Available in a 8.5" x 11 giclee print.

International shipping
Holy cow this is expensive for everyone! I will apologize in advance to any supporters living outside of the United States. Your support is EXTRA appreciated as shipping will drive up the cost and take longer for you to receive your rewards. This book is very much intended for all of humanity and I’m sorry I cannot offer a cheaper alternative at this time :( One alternative to circumvent this dilemma is to find a few friends in your area to go in together on a group order, saving money on individual packaging.

The Sheriff and Somnus. Available in a 13" x 19" giclee print.

I wish I could help but I’m broke!
Hey, I feel ya! Many times tweeting, sharing, or posting to your wall can be just as helpful as donating to the cause. Can’t $pare it? Share it! This project will not happen if the goal is not met. Please help by spreading the word in any way you can. I can’t stress enough how much I appreciate you talking it up or spreading the word throughout your social network.

Check out my site to learn more about upcoming books in the Sleepwalker series.

Welcome to Pillowtown. Available in a 13" x 19" giclee print.

“(A) Herculean endeavor” – Robert Brinkerhoff (Illustration chair Rhode Island School of Design)

“Check out this fun book project by Cameron Davis!” – Scott Robertson (artist, designer, CEO and founder of Design Studio Press)

“…awesome, Cameron… Can’t wait to finally see this thing happen!” –Alex Alvarez (CEO & founder of the The Gnomon Workshop)

“A perfect balance of myth and metaphor” –Shanth Enjeti (RISD Professor, Cameron-mentor)
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“F-ing mind blown.” –Chris Warner (DarkHorse Comics)

“Every so often someone comes along and has the courage to leave behind what has always been done and is successful and decide to create an entirely new way to see the world. These people are then imitated by people who want to get in on what that innovator has successfully achieved, and the world is forever changed. I believe my good buddy Cameron Davis Is one such person, and this is what he’s done for the world. I’m certain you’ll be as inspired by my friend just as much as I am.” –Brody Lowe (musician)

“The artwork and story line are insane! Can’t say enough about this guy- his work is amazing.” -W.B. Fontenot (photographer Playboy Magazine)

“Fantastic images and delicious dreamy storyline!” –Judy Vogland Dayton (fine artist, Cameron’s high school art teacher)

“Cameron is a genius-headed brilliant man who will not punch you in the throat, for any reason, ever. I think.” –Thom Tenery (concept artist)

“Help support my friend Cameron Davis’ new book - Sleepwalker. I love his style!” –Meats Meier (3-D artist extraordinaire)

“…a delightful and charmin’ as heck illustrated tale. So tuck yourself in with warm milk and cookies and check it out.” –Hal Forrstram (Animator, RISD, and Cameron’s old roommate)

“Finally, I get me some Sleepwalker prints. I’ve been lucky enough to see Cameron’s Sleepwalker work progress over the last couple years. It’s great to see it coming together.” –Tony Weinstock (art director BrainZoo studios)

“Support this GORGEOUS children’s book project from RISD grad and super-illustrator Cameron Davis” –Christina Rodriguez

“Check out this beautiful project by the super talented Cameron Davis. You’re going to want a first edition of this book!” –Adam Stein (writer/director)

“Heck yes. My buddy Cameron Davis is finally making his long nurtured project a reality. This is going to be absolutely beautiful. Go Cameron!” –Misaki Sawada

“Alright folks, time to go check out exactly how talented my little brother is and take a glimpse at what he has been pouring his time, dedication, and passion into for the past four years.” –Spencer Davis (sculptor/older brother!)

“Support Cameron Davis’ new book!” – Lizzi Akana (director/animator)

“Help my friend get his book published!” –Tatiana Suarez (fine artist)

“I just ordered my copy!” -Nick Jainschigg (super-artist, Cameron-mentor)

“A metric ton of work” -Paolo Rivera (illustrator/storyteller, Marvel comics)

“Amaze-balls.” –Billy King (concept lead Highmoon Studios)
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Large Print

$35 $8 US Shipping / $18 Worldwide

Support Pillowtown!


Small Print

$25 $8 US Shipping / $18 Worldwide

Sleepwalker Vol. 1 5-Pack

$200 $8 US Shipping / Not Available Outside US

Character Design of You!

$1,200 Free US Shipping / Not Available Outside US

Sleepwalker Vol. 1 3-Pack

$130 $8 US Shipping / Not Available Outside US

Pillowtown Postcard

$10 $8 US Shipping / $18 Worldwide

Sketch Book

$40 $8 US Shipping / $18 Worldwide

Sleepwalker Vol. 1

$55 $8 US Shipping / $18 Worldwide

Pillowtown Print

$300 $8 US Shipping / $18 Worldwide

Pillowtown Package

$100 $8 US Shipping / $18 Worldwide

Instructional DVD

$60 $8 US Shipping / $18 Worldwide

About the Team

The Idea Boy

Portland, OR  ·

The Idea Boy is a artists' collective, specializing in creating a visual language for stories.

Cameron Scott Davis

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