Brian Kesenger is an accomplished artist who has worked at Pixar for the past 20 years. But he’s been quite successful in his side endeavors as well, publishing a series of hit picture books about a Victorian woman and her “land octopus.” Now the octopus in question is the star of his own card game currently being funded on Kickstarter.

Inspired by Kickstarter’s Make 100 initiative, Baby Tattoo and Brian Kesinger have designed a limited edition memory/matching card game that is as beautiful as it is simple.

The debut version of this marvelous game will be the “Red Edition” which will be strictly limited to 100 sets. Each OctoMatch Red set will be numbered and signed by Brian Kesinger. Also, in response to wonderfully overwhelming demand, a “Black Edition” has been added to the campaign. OctoMatch Black sets will not be signed or numbered, nor will there be a predetermined limit to the quantity produced.

In keeping with Kickstarter’s Make 100 vibe, Brian hand inked each of the original drawings for the game’s Otto the Octopus images at his home studio in Southern California before digitally painting the vivid colors.

With the fanbase Kesenger has, OctoMatch had no problem clearing its fund goal and then some; it’s currently hovering at four times the amount it originally asked for and still climbing. As of this writing there are 36 hours left to secure your own octopus game, so it may not be too late….

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