Week Four - More Bonus Action & Original Art
Hi everyone! Week 4 - one month in, one month to go until funding ends and I get to serious work on the new book. As Bon Jovi might say, "Whoa, we're halfway there!" (Sorry, couldn't resist.)
Bonus rewards time: so, my not-so-keen detective work revealed that it was Mr. David Shapiro who bumped up his pledge amount to put us over $6000. He'll be getting that drawing of li'l Bird-man with an odd balloon (see the update from Week 2). As bonuses for Morgan Miller and Matt Madden, I did a couple of small, postcard-sized watercolors - here, have a look:
For backer #100 - Ryan Hipp - I drew this rabbit gentleman:
There'll be more of these to come - we're getting close to $6500 (amazing!), so whoever bumps the total up over $6500 gets the next one. Also coming soon: a little behind-the-scenes post about my first book The Aviary to give you a little taste of the kind of thing you'll be seeing as work on the new book progresses. That should be up sometime this week, so stay tuned...
I'll leave you with a few photos from my home studio / office, a tiny little room that I've lined with lots of prints and art to brighten the place and inspire me while I work (you can catch a glimpse of some in the project video if you look close). Below are just a few items: two by Evan Dorkin - a commissioned drawing and a page of original art from an issue of Pirate Corp$! / Hectic Planet, an old favorite of mine - and art prints from the always-inspiring Chris Ware and Dan Clowes. Talk to you soon...
pledged of $5,000 goal
seconds to go
Sep 14, 2009 - Nov 14, 2009
Pledge $8 or more
THE DIARIST: You get a small blank sketchbook / journal with illustrated cover (there will be a few different covers to choose from).
Pledge $20 or more
THE READER: You get a signed copy of my first book, The Aviary.
Pledge $30 or more
THE AFICIONADO: You get an oversized (13 x 18) art print.
Pledge $50 or more
THE PATRON: You get one page of original art, either from the new book I'll be making, or from The Aviary - your choice! Pages from The Aviary vary in size from about 6"x8" to about 9"x12". The new book will likely be drawn at 9"x12" or thereabouts. (*Bonus for early adopters: the first 13 people to opt for this reward or higher will also receive a copy of a mini sketchbook featuring 96 pages of my sketches, illustrations and drawings.)
Pledge $75 or more
THE COMMISSIONER: You get an original drawing made just for you, of any subject you like.
Pledge $100 or more
THE COMPLETIST: You get one page of original art from either the new book or The Aviary, one signed copy of The Aviary, one art print and one blank sketchbook / journal.
Pledge $150 or more
THE CONNOISSEUR: You get an original watercolor painting made just for you, of any subject you like.
Pledge $200 or more
5 backers All gone!
THE CAMEO: You get a cameo appearance in the new book. Send me a photo and I'll draw you (or anyone you specify) into the book in a non-"speaking" role. You will also receive the original art for the page you appear on, as well as special thanks in the book.
Pledge $500 or more
1 backer Limited (1 of 2 left)
THE CHARACTER: You get a character in the book named after you (or anyone you specify). You will also receive a page of original art featuring this character, as well as special thanks in the book.