A softcover art book highlighting the intimate and expressive art of the convention sketch. 50 artists. 50 sketches.
Con Artists: the Art of the Convention Sketch will be a coffee table art book dedicated to the often spontaneous and personal art that is commissioned at conventions all over the country. My goal is to have 50 artists do 50 sketches and collect them all in one book. I believe the convention sketch is one of the best parts of the comic book industry and I truly feel it is an art form in and of itself. I believe an artists truest talents show through in these sketches.
The majority of the budget will be going to obtaining the sketches themselves. These artists make a living from the work they do. It's how they feed their families, keep a roof over their head, and live life. I firmly believe in supporting them because the work they do is amazing and they deserve it. So I will be paying for the sketches as if I was anybody else. The rest will go to printing and distributing. I will also be making a limited edition print, which will also be included in the printing costs. Anything over the goal will go towards more printing and increasing the quality of the sketches.
I hope to create a book that sketch fans will want to have, that can introduce people to this art form, stir up conversations, and will be enjoyed by many. I also hope to introduce readers to new artists. I think it would make a cool item to have signed by the artists. Can you catch 'em all?
I have the delivery date as December, but that's just me playing it safe. If I can get everything ready and get the prints and books out sooner, I will. Also, I will post an image of the print that comes as rewards as soon as I can. I hope to include more information as I get it, but if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
I can't post images of sketches because of copyright issues (hence the project image).
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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