Process, Press Release
Today marks the second phase in my reaching out for this project.
I thought I'd share the images and text I'll be sending to the folk who have written about my work in the past and other who I hope might write about it in the future. :)
"New York. Artist Ray Sumser is putting the finishing touches on his drawing of over 2,500 cartoon characters. A lifelong cartoon and comic book fanatic, the artist has created a visual inventory from the breadth of animated culture.
References range from the Simpsons to Star Wars, Astro Boy to Archie, Mickey to Mario and everything in between. He is collecting final character suggestions and funds to produce prints on a Kickstarter page running until September 16th.
Sumser is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and was a founding resident at Santa Cruz CA's Tannery Arts Center. He recently presented a solo show of his paintings at Treehouse Gallery in San Francisco and has shown his work on the streets around Comic Con San Diego for the past four years. He lives in Manhattan's East Village."
Thank you all very much.
PS - people have been sending some great suggestions. Don't know how I got this far without including the Warner Brothers classic characters Rocky and Mugsy.
pledged of $4,500 goal
seconds to go
Aug 16, 2012 - Sep 16, 2012
Pledge $1 or more
Suggest a Character - Who do you think HAS to be in there? As long as your suggestion is broadly recognizable, they'll be added. PLUS I'll send you a .png image of that character in the piece.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $5 or more
POSTCARD - Get a project postcard with an original drawing of your favorite character in the MEMO field.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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CONCERT PRINT - Get a signed 17" print of the Characternity. (+$1, $5 Rewards)Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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BIG PRINT - Get a signed 36" print of the Characternity. PLUS: Have your name written into the finished print. (+$1, $5 Rewards)Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $250 or more
GIANT PRINT - Get a one-of-a-kind, signed, 60" print of the Characternity - - with YOUR PICTURE drawn into it. (+$1, $5, $50 Rewards)Estimated delivery: Oct 2012