This is my first original designed and sculpted set of figures, which I will be hand casting in resin and painting, entirely in house.
What's the Corrupter Project?
The Corrupter is a concept I've been working on for a couple years. I've thought long and hard about creating an art toy of my own and to make something more accessible and available than my one of a kind works. I wanted to create something dynamic, something that would stand out from the pack, but also feel right at home in people's collections. Something people would consider a sculpture/art toy in its own right. I sat on my design for a year, let it grow and evolve as I grew and evolved as an artist. I also learned how to effectively create molds and cast figures in resin, so this isn't my first rodeo.
I am very much a DIY guy. I came into being a full-time artist with little to no nest egg and just had to figure it out and share my vision. I've never had any real backing, and pretty much fought everyday to make my passion my lively hood. I wanted to approach this project in a similar way, I could have scraped up some money, paid a factory to handle most the work and just distribute my pieces. And I'm sure someday, that might make sense to me. But for this project, I want to craft each piece, and when I sign and number the bottom of each figure, I'm letting collectors know I made that figure just for them.
What's the story of the Corrupter?
The storyline of the Corrupter is that he is a powerful mage that can manipulate the very core of a creature's spirit, transforming them into a twisted servant to do his bidding. In this version of the Corrupter, he has turned this poor critter into a "fungal fiend". The main attribute of a fungal fiend is that it sprouts a series of glowing mushrooms that bare spores, these spores will spread and infect others with his tainted spirit.Those touched by the spores quickly transform them into fungal fiends as well. In no time at all, The Corrupter will have an entire army of fungal minions at his finger tips.
The reason for doing this through kickstarter is that the toy art community is just that, a community; and a very special one at that. I want people to feel like they are part of this, that they are bringing this creation to life as much as I am. If it's successfully funded, its because each contributor believed in it, and to me that is so much more powerful than simply selling a generic, mass produced figure.
What do I get for pledging?
Well, that all depends on what you pledge, but basically the main point of the pledge is to serve as a preorder for the figure. I have also worked with some friends on producing a limited edition Corrupter t-shirt design, a DIY edition for my customizer commrades, a custom commissioned version for collectors, and if that's not enough for you, I'm also offering a "Subscriber Package" and a "Horde Package" for those that are totally in love with the design. :)
The Corrupter stands about 6.5" tall and will be cast in solid resin, so he's gonna have some heft to him!
Here's some more prototype images of the master sculpt:
Some preliminary painted pics of what the final set will look like!
Here's the T-shirt design:
Thanks in advance for your interest and support, without you, I wouldn't believe any of this was possible!
Yes, aside from the DIY version. The images above are of the original sculpt, once things get further along, I will paint up a casting of the figure, in the purple robe and blue glow color way, similar to the illustration above.
Yes. All the Corrupter sets include the fungal fiend. You can also purchase the fungal fiend by itself, as the $45 pledge reward.
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Oct 10, 2011 - Nov 9, 2011 (30 days)
Pledge $1 or more
If I ever see you on the street, I'll give you a sweet high five or handshake and my sincere thanks.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $5 or more
Hand doodled Thank You card and a sticker.Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $25 or more
Limited Edition Corrupter T-shirt, and Thank You card w/ sticker. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: Please add $5 for shipping.Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $45 or more
"Fungal Fiend-Kaiju style" Just the little guy, in the Pale blue colorway, bagged with a header tag. Also, a Thank You card and a sticker. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: Please add $5 for shipping.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $65 or more
"Fungal Fiend & a shirt" both the $45 and $25 pledge rewards listed above. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: Please add $10 for shippingEstimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $85 or more
"Too Fungal to quit" 2x Fungal fiends, one regular colored, in kaiju package, and one uniquely mystery colored in a black bag package. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: please add $10 for shipping.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $85 or more
3 backers Limited (17 of 20 left)
"Corrupter-DIY Edition" For all my customizer brethren. Corrupter figure set, unpainted, in a basic box. Also, a Thank You card and stickers. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: please add $15 for shipping.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $125 or more
"Limited Edition Corrupter package" This i what it's all about, hand painted in the first colorway (purple robe w/pale blue glow) and hand cast in solid resin. Each piece will be hand signed and numbered, as well as put in a nice collectors box with a Certificate of Authenticity. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: please add $20 for shipping.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $150 or more
"Limited Edition Corrupter, and a shirt" Recieve the Limited Edition Corrupter package (the $125 award), a limited edition Corrupter shirt, doodled thank you card, and sticker. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: please add $20 for shipping.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $200 or more
"Corrupter Super pack" You'll receive the Limited edition Corrupter set, DIY corrupter set, and T-shirt. Also, a Thank You card and stickers. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: please add $40 for shipping.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $250 or more
"One for me, One for you" Give the gift of the Corrupter! 2x Sets of the Limited Corrupter figure (the $125 pledge reward x2), 1x Corrupter shirt (something extra for you being awesome!) and a hand doodled card personalized for the occasion!(for them being awesome enough to warrant this sweet gift!) OR keep it all for yourself and wallow in the corrupted goodness ( I won't judge you!)! INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: please add $40 for shipping.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $400 or more
2 backers Limited (8 of 10 left)
"Custom Corrupter Commission" Book a spot for a custom, one of a kind Corrupter figure hand painted and modified by me. (Please note, these will take a while longer to turn around than the production figures). INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: please add $20 for shipping.Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
0 backers Limited (5 of 5 left)
"FULLY CORRUPTED" Recieve 1x Limited edition Corrupter, 1x DIY, 1x Customized Corrupter, 1x T-Shirt, an army of 10x Fungal Fiends in the colors of your choice, and a Fungal Fiend painting by me. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: Please add $100 for shipping.Estimated delivery: Feb 2012