I'm a comic book artist that draws using only the letters of the alphabet. I'm now putting my designs on 100% awesome t-shirts.
Some people say that a picture is worth a thousand words. I'm Bradd, and my pictures are worth 26 letters. Take a look at this drawing of a shark.
Did you notice the letters A, B, C, D, and E making the wave at the top. Here are the other letters' locations revealed.
For the past few years I've been exploring and refining what I refer to as my Alpha-Sketch technique. An Alpha-Sketch is a parody drawing that uses only the letters of the alphabet to create the image. Every line you see is a letter of the alphabet. Nothing is repeated or omitted. It's an interactive art style that always gets a conversation started.
I routinely travel the U.S. and sell my original art, prints and art books at conventions and craft fairs.
A question I'm often asked is "Do you sell t-shirts?" I don't, but with your help, this project could change that.
If this project is funded, the t-shirts will be professionally printed on 100% cotton shirts in adult sizes S - 5XL. You can choose 1 design or go crazy and get all 4.
Here are the four designs:
1. Frankenstein's Monster
4. South Carolina State Flag
The funding goal of $7150 was arrived at as follows. I'd like to print 576 shirts (144 of each design). This will cost roughly $3500. If we manage to have enough people back the project and each of the 576 shirts needed to be shipped individually, that brings postage to approximately $2835. $100 is dedicated to reward printing and materials for collages. Kickstarter and Amazon would receive approximately 10% of the funding request ($715).
$3500 (shirts) + $2835 (postage) + $715 (Kickstarter/Amazon) + $100 (rewards) = $7150
It's not about profit; I just want to make cool shirts for you to wear.
In addition to the t-shirts themselves, I'm offering other cool rewards like desktop wallpapers, an exclusive Kickstarter print, .pdfs of my Alpha-Sketch activity book, and custom art commissions where I'll draw any character of your choice - real or fictional - in a one-of-kind Alpha-Sketch.
If you'd like to help me make these t-shirts a reality, don't worry about providing me with your size or design choice just yet. That information will be gathered if the project reaches its funding goal. Thanks for checking out my T IS FOR T-SHIRTS project.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on July 6, 2012.
Jun 6, 2012 - Jul 6, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $5 or more
An exclusive ALPHA-SKETCH desktop wallpaper available only to Kickstarter backers!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $10 or more
Previous reward and a .pdf of my ALPHA-SKETCH ACTIVITY BOOK containing 20 different b & w drawings suitable for coloring. Each drawing is also "decoded" to reveal every letter's location within the drawing!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $15 or more
Previous rewards as well as an exclusive, color ALPHA-SKETCH print available only to Kickstarter backers! (International backers add $5)Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $25 or more
Previous rewards as well as 1 t-shirt of your choice from the 4 available designs! (International backers add $10)Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $45 or more
Previous rewards plus another shirt of your choice from the 4 available designs! (2 shirts total); (International backers add $15)Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $65 or more
Previous rewards plus another shirt of your choice from the 4 available designs! (3 shirts total); (International backers add $15)Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $85 or more
Previous rewards plus another shirt of your choice from the 4 available designs! (4 shirts total); (International backers add $15)Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $150 or more
Previous rewards and a one-of-a-kind custom, digitally created ALPHA-SKETCH of your choice! You name it, I'll draw it. This could be a portrait of yourself, a loved one, or your nemesis...it's your call. Fictional characters and celebs are fine too. No nudity. One character only. 8.5"x11"! (International backers add $15)Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $200 or more
Previous rewards and an additional one-of-a-kind custom ALPHA-SKETCH of your choice! (bringing the total to 2 characters); (International backers add $15)Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $350 or more
0 backers Limited (12 of 12 left)
Previous rewards and a handmade, mixed media collage featuring one character of your choice. Primarily uses cut craft papers, ink, graphite, and comic books as appropriate. 16"x20"! (International backers add $20)Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $400 or more
0 backers Limited (4 of 4 left)
Previous rewards and one of the four original sketches used to create either Frankenstein's Monster, the robot, the octopus, or the SC flag...chosen randomly! (International backers add $20)Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
1 backer Limited (5 of 6 left)
All other rewards (except the original sketch limited to 4)... and I will draw your family tree in Alpha-Sketch based on photo reference you provide. Limited to 18 family members. You will receive a digital version of the file (in addition to print) as well as my permission to print as many copies as you'd like.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $6,000 or more
0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
All previous rewards (except the original sketch limited to 4) ....and I will write and draw a 26 page children's book for you using my Alpha-Sketch collage technique. You will receive 15 professionally printed copies of the book as well as all of the original art. You can pick the subject if you'd like (family-friendly).Estimated delivery: Apr 2013