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An art book collecting all 125+ "Storytime" prints - a series of pop-culture inspired artwork by artist Joey Spiotto.
An art book collecting all 125+ "Storytime" prints - a series of pop-culture inspired artwork by artist Joey Spiotto.
An art book collecting all 125+ "Storytime" prints - a series of pop-culture inspired artwork by artist Joey Spiotto.
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Storytime - A Little Art Book

In 2014, I had my first solo art exhibit at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles, CA. The concept was simple, I took some of my favorite Movies, Music, TV Shows, and Video Games and turned them into covers of children's books. The show was a huge success and the response to my work was overwhelming. "Storytime" reached the front page of Reddit, was featured on sites such as Buzzfeed, Nerdist, Slashfilm, io9, FunnyOrDie, and was even covered by Reading Rainbow. It has been pinned, reblogged, tumblr'd, tweeted, and liked hundreds of thousands of times over. 

In 2015 I followed up the successful first show with "Storytime 2". Once again, the response was overwhelmingly positive. I have continued the art series beyond the gallery, debuting new prints at various conventions across the United States. One of the things I continually hear from fans that visit me at conventions is that they wish that I would make a book collecting the entire series...

This project is to fund a full-color 132 page book collecting every print from my "Storytime" series that I first started in 2013. But I can't do it alone, I need your help. Each page will feature full color artwork, and bring all of my artwork from this series together for the first time in one collection. 

 

 

Mock-up of the front and back cover art for the book
Mock-up of the front and back cover art for the book

 

One image per page, in full color.
One image per page, in full color.

 

Artwork information is listed below on each page.
Artwork information is listed below on each page.

 

Example of what the layout of the book will look like.
Example of what the layout of the book will look like.

 Below are some articles featuring artwork from my Storytime series:

Slashfilm, io9, Nerdist, Tribeca Film Festival, Kotaku, and Geek Art

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WE DID IT! We unlocked this stretch goal!
WE DID IT! We unlocked this stretch goal!

 

Amazing! This is the book everyone will be getting now!
Amazing! This is the book everyone will be getting now!

 

Wow! Now the book is just a little bit bigger :)
Wow! Now the book is just a little bit bigger :)

 

We did it! 4 more pages added to the book!
We did it! 4 more pages added to the book!

Why Kickstarter?

This is a book that I have wanted to put together, and that many fans have requested but self-publishing a book like this can be costly. I wanted to do this with the freedom that can sometimes be limited when working with a publisher which is why I’m turning to Kickstarter. Only with your help can this project become a reality. The fundraising goal will allow me to print 2,000 Softcover copies of the book. If the stretch goals are unlocked, each book will be upgraded to a Hardcover book.

The funding goal for this Kickstarter will cover the expenses of the entire project. This covers the printing of the book, and having it shipped here to Los Angeles. It also covers the cost of printing the rewards, Kickstarter fees, payment processing fees, and a little bit extra for any miscellaneous costs that I may encounter a long the way. If funding surpasses the stretch goals, I will be able to produce more than 2,000 copies. 

Together, we can make this happen! Thanks for stopping by and THANK YOU for your support!

 

Risks and challenges

The risks and challenges for this project are pretty low. The artwork in the book has already been created, the book is designed, laid-out, and is ready to be sent to the printer. If the project hits the stretch goals, I already have the necessary cover-artwork changes made for that. All of the work on the book is complete. It just needs your help to be printed.

The rewards for this Kickstarter will be shipped with the book. Outside of the higher-tier commissions, all of the reward artwork is already created. Packaging and shipping of the finished book along with rewards will be handled directly by me, and hopefully a few family members, friends, and some pizza. Providing there's no issues with the book manufacturing/shipping, my goal is to have the book and rewards in backers hands in January 2017 (international orders may take a little longer due to customs and overseas shipping).

There is about a 10 week turnaround on production of the book that includes shipping from overseas. If the project is fully funded, and after payment is received (usually about 2 weeks after a successful Kickstarter ends) I will send everything off to be turned into a book!

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    A Little Art Book

    This reward gets you a copy of the book! over 120 Pages of full page, full color Artwork

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    Stranger Little Things

    This reward gets you a signed copy of the book along with a new Storytime print available exclusively to Kickstarter backers

    Includes:
    • -Kickstarter Backer Exclusive Print (size 8"x10")
    • -"Storytime - A Little Art Book" signed by the artist
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    A Couple of Little Art Books

    I've added this new reward due to feedback from backers! Get TWO copies of the book!

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    A Special Little Thank You

    This reward gets your name included in the Thank You section of the book, along with all previous rewards

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    • -Your name added to the "Thank You" page included in the book
    • -Kickstarter Backer Exclusive Print (size 8"x10")
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    A Few Little Art Books

    I've added this new reward due to feedback from backers! Get THREE copies of the book! Due to the weight of these items, shipping cost will be increased.

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    The Little Double Double

    This reward gets you TWO copies of the book and TWO copies of the Kickstarter Exclusive Print! I've received a few messages from people wanting to double up, so if that's you, this is your reward!

    Includes:
    • -"Storytime - A Little Art Book" signed by the artist
    • -Kickstarter Backer Exclusive Print (size 8"x10")
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    A Bunch of Little Art Books

    I've added this new reward due to feedback from backers! Get FOUR copies of the book! Due to the weight of these items, shipping cost will be increased.

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    The Happy Little Gamer

    This reward gets you TWO Video Game themed Storytime prints along with all previous rewards + an extra copy of the Storytime book

    Includes:
    • -TWO Video Game Storytime Prints (size 8"x10")
    • -Your name added to the "Thank You" page included in the book
    • -Kickstarter Backer Exclusive Print (size 8"x10")
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    The Happy Little Rebel

    This reward gets you TWO Star Wars themed Storytime prints along with all previous rewards + an extra copy of the Storytime book

    Includes:
    • -TWO Star Wars themed Storytime Prints (size 8"x10")
    • -Your name added to the "Thank You" page included in the book
    • -Kickstarter Backer Exclusive Print (size 8"x10")
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    The Happy Little Heroes

    This reward gets you TWO Television themed Storytime prints along with all previous rewards + an extra copy of the Storytime book

    Includes:
    • -TWO Television themed Storytime Prints (size 8"x10")
    • -Your name added to the "Thank You" page included in the book
    • -Kickstarter Backer Exclusive Print (size 8"x10")
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    A Little Storytime collection

    This reward gets you all previous rewards combined into one!

    Includes:
    • -"Storytime - A Little Art Book" signed by the artist
    • -Kickstarter Backer Exclusive Print (size 8"x10")
    • -TWO Star Wars themed Storytime Prints (size 8"x10")
    • -TWO Television themed Storytime Prints (size 8"x10")
    • -TWO Video Game Storytime Prints (size 8"x10")
    • -Your name added to the "Thank You" page included in the book
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    The Little Cornetto Trilogy

    This reward brings back my sold out Cornetto Trilogy prints that kicked off my Storytime series in 2013! These are a print variant and a limited run. Once they're gone, they're gone!

    Includes:
    • -Cornetto Trilogy Prints
    • -"Storytime - A Little Art Book" signed by the artist
    • -Kickstarter Backer Exclusive Print (size 8"x10")
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    The Happy Little Commission

    This reward gets you your very own personalized commission! Have an idea for your own Storytime print? Let's make it happen. Includes all previous rewards plus TWO Storytime books!

    Includes:
    • -Commission your very own Storytime print!
    • -TWO Star Wars themed Storytime Prints (size 8"x10")
    • -TWO Video Game Storytime Prints (size 8"x10")
    • -TWO Television themed Storytime Prints (size 8"x10")
    • -Kickstarter Backer Exclusive Print (size 8"x10")
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    • -"Storytime - A Little Art Book" signed by the artist
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