The Monster Book is a compilation of 26 linoleum block prints: a monster for every letter of the alphabet—each with it's own unique short story.
Join me in creating The Monster Book and help raise money for Burlington City Arts Mentor Arts program!
We are—all of us—special, strange, mundane/ You never can tell how two lives might fit together/ Make friends with a monster/ Smile/ Get tangled in a new story
The Monster Book
I’ve been printing monsters for a while now, and it’s time to get the whole monster family together:
With your help, I will create 26 monsters—one for every letter of the alphabet, each with it’s own Raison d'être—for a playful picture book. The Monster Book will showcase this series of prints/short short stories in a bound coffee table compendium. Check out the Monsters, read their stories, and watch monster Video at www.kickstarter.com/projects/MonsterBook/the-monster-book/posts.
Burlington City Arts Mentor Arts program exposes kids and young adults to various forms of art through a dynamic mentoring program. 10% of all Monster Art sales will go to Burlington City Arts Mentor Arts. Learn more at www.burlingtoncityarts.com/programs/mentorarts.
Here’s where you fit in:
1. Pledge at any level. Get to know your inner monster, support Mentor Arts, and get great monster art in return.
2. Become a monster. I’m looking for images and stories for the project. For $300, you or a loved one/object can be in the book. I will interview you to learn your story and transform your image into a unique linoleum block print. See your image and your story on a framed print and in The Monster Book.
Here’s one Monster. Meet Fizz:
Fizz loves Aretha Franklin.
“You Make Me Feel Like a
Natural Woman” is his favorite.
When it plays, Fizz can’t
help it—he sways!
Thanks for taking the time to learn about my project. I’d be happy to answer questions or share ideas. Looking forward to hearing from you!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $1,000 goal
seconds to go
Jan 13, 2010 - Mar 31, 2010
Pledge $10 or more
Signed monster print reproduction of your choosing w/story, mailed to you. Printed w/laser printer on archival paper. Wow!
Pledge $25 or more
Monster Greeting Cards (5-pack). Cards are 5"x7" w/envelopes, mailed to you. Monster print front, story inside. Printed on heavy cotton paper. Available monsters: Fizz, Bart, Ernesto, Little Louie, and Wanda. Yikes!
Pledge $60 or more
The Monster Book: softcover coffee table book, signed and personalized (a note to you from me). 26 monsters, one for each letter of the alphabet, each with it’s own story, delivered to your door. Boo!
Pledge $90 or more
The Monster Book: hardcover coffee table book, signed and personalized (a note to you from me). 26 monsters, one for each letter of the alphabet, each with it’s own story, delivered to your door. Raaar!
Pledge $100 or more
Original monster print: limited edition of 10/monster. Linoleum block print, typewriter (my trusty Smith Corona electric). Roughly 12”x12.” Get a piece of real art, mailed or hand-delivered. Grrrrr!
Pledge $150 or more
Framed original monster print: limited edition of 10/monster. Linoleum block print, typewriter (my trusty Smith Corona electric). Sarah Jumonville, a Burlington, VT metal sculptor, makes the custom welded steel frames—a perfect fit for the monsters. Roughly 14”x14” framed. Get two pieces of real art (print & frame), mailed or hand-delivered. Paaaaaaa!
Pledge $230 or more
Monster combo: signed hardcover monster book & framed original monster print of your choosing, delivered. Don’t you wish Wendy’s had a combo like that? Reeeeeeee!
Pledge $300 or more
Become a monster. Let me transform you… or your kid, partner, friend, pet, favorite childhood toy (your friend’s pet goldfish?). You send me photos, I interview you to learn your story, and create a block print monster accompanied by a short biography for the book. This is about discovering your inner monster, sharing your story, and immortalizing yourself in an original piece of art. You receive the monster combo as well: signed hardcover monster book & your limited edition monster print, framed. Shuba-oooh!