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Anthology Cafe Racer Anthology and Art Book.
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Sample Hard Cover design
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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!

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

 Lets meet a few of the artists!

Stephen Green:

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Clayton McCormack

Around Portland
Around Portland

Risks and challenges

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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    Race Fan!
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    High Five!
    Five gets your name included on a special Thank you page of the book. All donations above this tier will be acknowledged in the book.

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    Digital Fron-Tier!
    Since you asked! Our friends at comiXology will supply you with a digital download! You'll also be the first to see the book in March! How great is this?!?

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    Diesel Tier: An exclusive 8.5 x 11 signed & numbered Cafe Racer Print by Sean Murphy. Limited to the # of kickstarters who donate.
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    Unleaded Tier:
    Early Bird Special! Only $20.00 for your Cafe Racer book!
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    Unleaded Plus: Your copy of Cafe Racer Anthology. Signed by Sean.
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    Super Unleaded: Cafe Uniform!
    A limited edition Kickstarter Cafe Racer T-Shirt. Choice of Men's or Women's.
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    Nitrogren Tier: A limited edition Kickstarter Cafe Racer T-Shirt, Print and book Combo. Why not save a little coin?
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    High Octane Tier: Head Sketch Tier!
    Your copy of Cafe Racer will have a head sketch in it!
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    All Crew Tier!
    A signed and #'d edition of Cafe Racer! Signed by Sean and all the students attending the apprenticeship. Limited to 75 books!
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    Rocket Fuel Tier: Murphy Skype Tier!
    How about a 30 minute skype call with Sean? Ever want to ask him any interesting questions? Portfolio review? Want some insight on art and techniques? This is your chance to have some 1 on 1 video time with Sean.
    Comes with a copy of Cafe Racer.
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    All Pitt Crew Tier!
    A signed and #'d edition of 25 books! Signed by Sean, all the students as well as all the artists featured in Cafe Racer! (Dave Johnson, Fiona Staples, Dustin Nguyen, Matteo Scalera, Andrew Robinson, Dan Panosian, and more to be announced!) US Shipping included!

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    Banner Tier!
    Unlocked the 15x20 Canvas Art! Signed and #'d to only 20 pieces. Comes with copy of Cafe Racer and Print.
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    Out of this world Tier!
    How about TWO pages of Outer Orbit! Yes that's right TWO pages of Outer Orbit by Sean. Cafe Racer is included.
    Original pages are on 9x12 boards. US Shipping included.

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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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    Retailer Tier!
    Want 10 copies for your store? Here's a nice little something for you.
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    Gearhead Tier: Want your likeness drawn into a future Sean Murphy book? Here's your chance! (Original not included)
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    Hellblazer Tier!
    2 pages art from Hellblazer plus the Cafe Racer art book!
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    Punk Rock Tier!
    A original page of Punk Rock Jesus art by Sean.
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    Yo Joe!
    You've unlocked the Joe the Barbarian Tier!
    Not only do you get a copy of Cafe Racer but ALSO an original page to Joe the Barbarian! US Shipping included.

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    Chopper Tier:
    9x12 (1) character commission by Sean. DC and non licensed characters only please.
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    Racer Tier!
    Ever want to be in a comic? Now's your chance!
    Sean will add your likeness into one of his future books! Plus you get to keep the page of art!
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    Mechanic Tier:
    You get to name a room! A plaque will adorn that room with your name on it! Comes with a copy of Cafe Racer.
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    Grease Monkey Tier!
    Want a big time commission from Sean?
    How about a nice 11x17 (1) character pen/ink piece? Well here's your chance! Some restrictions apply. DC and non licensed characters only.
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    Sponsor Tier:
    Name the School!
    The Sean Murphy Apprenticeship at "insert your name here"
    Naming rights lasts 3 years. Certain restrictions apply. Comes with a copy of Cafe Racer.
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