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Anthology Cafe Racer Anthology and Art Book.

Sample Hard Cover design
Sample Hard Cover design

In the winter of 2014 Sean Murphy will be taking 6 up and coming students for a 2 week apprenticeship. During those 2 weeks both Sean and the students will be producing a 100 page UPDATE HARD cover anthology book called "Cafe Racer."

Its about a WW2 Japanese refugee who goes to England and gets caught up in the Cafe Racer community. Not only will it have 7 vignettes but will also include pencils, concept art and other behind the scenes artwork.

We're not only looking to help fund the production costs of the book itself, but also the costs needed to get the proper tools and items required for the students. 

In addition to the students and Sean, several other artists will be adding their talents including Andrew Robinson, Dave Johnson, Dan Panosian, Tommy Lee Edwards, Fiona Staples, and Matteo Scalera (to name a few).

We're offering several different reward tiers for our kickstarter donators. Please take a look through and thank you so much for checking out our project!

Please note: US Shipping costs are included on the donation tiers.

Prelim for Cafe Racer by Dustin Nguyen
Prelim for Cafe Racer by Dustin Nguyen

 Lets meet a few of the artists!

Stephen Green:

 Tana Ford:

 Corin Howell:

Clayton McCormack

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As we've done with our past publications, we want to create a beautiful book that collectors and fans will treasure for years to come. To do this we'll need a little help from our friends. With production costs continuing to rise, we look for new ways to raise fund to create quality books.

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    Muddy Tier! How about TWO pages of Off-Road! Yes that's right TWO pages of Off -Road by Sean. Cafe Racer is included. Original pages are on 9x12 boards. US Shipping included.

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