A solo art show by creator of TheRedR Graphic Novel series Jerrell Conner; exploring the diverse perspectives of the book's characters
What is Mindset Vertical? 'Mindset Vertical' is the first solo exhibition of artist Jerrell Conner (creator of The Red R) in over 5 years. It will be the most ambitious art show that the artists has ever put on. This project is about the characters of the book... more specifically their thoughts, ideas, and perspectives. Story is key, but rich characters make the story. The artist wants to create an art show exploring the lives, experiences, and beliefs of the diverse and eclectic mix of characters from the books. His goal is to create 13 large portraits (5' tall) painted of each of the main characters from the story. Coupled with the paintings will be brief descriptions and quotes from each character, delving a bit deeper into their psyche. Along with the paintings there will be animations breaking down the evolution of the characters over the years, as well as a process book documenting the steps of each piece and the story behind each character. But this project is more than just creating art that hangs on a wall and writing up an explanation to be pinned next to it... It seeks to bridge the gap between the artist and the art patron and art fans. YOU the patron and the fan not only have the power to help this dream project become a reality, but you can get involved in the actual creative process directing the artist as he creates some of the pieces, and depending on which reward option you go with you can even have custom artwork of YOU created by the artist for the show!
What is The Red R? The Red R is an art movement that Jerrell has been working on for over 10 years now. Initially Jerrell's first Kickstarter project was going to be to complete the next issue of his Graphic Novel series called 'Revelations', but some interesting doors have opened up for him to pursue the story and characters in a different light. The 'Mindset Vertical' show has now become his FIRST Kickstarter project and will be an important piece in gaining momentum to start up the book series again, which has been an off-and-on project for the past few years as Jerrell has been immersed in 9-5 art jobs and clusters of freelance gigs and development projects. The funding of this project not only means new Revelations art in an exhibition again, for the first time in years, but it also is the FIRST major step back into the realm of Graphic Novels and Comics for Jerrell, to complete his post-apocalyptic trilogy.
Since our Kickstarter timeline ran out a few weeks back we've been receiving an outpour of support and encouragement from fans still wanting the show to happen and still wanting to support it.
And so, The Show Must Go On...
We've already received a great amount of funds to help the show become a reality, but haven't received all the backing that had already been 'pledged' so we could really use some additional help.
There are 3 simple ways to still 'back' and support this project:
-Send support via Paypal to: firstname.lastname@example.org
-Send checks (payable to Jerrell Conner) to:
The Red R
4508a Atlantic Ave #777
Long Beach Ca 90807
-or Come to the show on January 14th and donate directly, or purchase a piece of artwork at the show
Thank you all for your support and encouragement throughout this process!
It's been such a blessing and is truly appreciated.
pledged of $6,000 goal
seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on November 28, 2011.
Oct 29, 2011 - Nov 28, 2011 (30 days)
Pledge $10 or more
ART PATRON! You'll receive the original graphic novel that started it all! (Revelations Book I) + a mini poster with artwork for the Mindset Vertical show + your name will be included in the 'donor list' for the show on our websites and printed in a process book that will be featured at the event.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $25 or more
GOOD FRIEND!! You'll receive all of the above + a limited edition screen print created exclusively for the show.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $100 or more
PART OF THE FAMILY!!! You'll receive all of the above + a custom hand painted (by the artist) version of the process book created for the show + a set of postcards featuring the art of the 13 main pieces in the show.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $500 or more
0 backers Limited (13 of 13 left)
ESTEEMED CLIENT!!!! You'll receive all of the above + a custom 2' x 3' portrait painted in the style of the show of YOU! (or someone else, if you prefer) that will be debuted at the exhibition!Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
0 backers Limited (13 of 13 left)
ART DIRECTOR!!!!! You'll receive all of the above (except what's in the 'esteemed client' package) + you get to 'art direct' the artist as he creates one of the main 3' x 5' paintings (direct him in color scheme, props, and overall aesthetics for the piece) and take it home with you at the end of the show! + a page will be dedicated to you in the 'Thank Yous' section in the process book.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012