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.
Below are some articles featuring artwork from my Storytime series:
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!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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