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The new deluxe art book from a true master, Sanjulian!
The new deluxe art book from a true master, Sanjulian!
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THE ARTIST:

Sanjulián (Manuel Pérez Clemente) was born in Barcelona on June 30, 1941. Although his teachers noticed his talent for drawing early on, since he was very young he wanted to become a merchant marine. A military career was the family tradition; his father and grandfather were both marines. After finishing secondary school, he was able to support himself throughout his nautical studies by drawing. He soon realized that he spent more time drawing than studying to be a marine. In 1958, at 18 years old he decided once and for all to dedicate his life to art. He submitted portrait drawings of actors to several film distributors and obtained his first jobs in film advertising for 20th CENTURY FOX in Barcelona (Hispano Fox Film). Two years later he began to get seriously interested in drawing and painting. Finally convinced, in 1961 he enrolled in the Royal Catalan Academy of Fine Arts of Saint George (in Barcelona). At the same time he was working for an illustration agency, SELECCIONES ILUSTRADAS. He contributed to magazines from the Nordic countries (Net Dye) and illustrated covers for detective stories and Westerns all throughout Europe. Interested in the U.S. market, and with 10 years of preparation mostly in the Western genre, he sent samples of his work to WARREN magazine and DELL PUBLISHING. He obtained commissions from both publishers, and signed his first contract with Dell for one year. In 1971, his contributions to WARREN (Creepy, Eerie and Vampirella) became more regular. The following year, apart from his interest in fantasy, he was known for his work in the alternate history genre. He worked for all of the important New York publishers: Avon, Warner, Bantam, Signet, etc. He is a member of the SOCIETY OF ILLUSTRATORS of New York, and has won various prizes, but the best prize of all is that people write him constantly in recognition of his work. Although naturally his most fervent admirers are Americans, followers throughout the world collect his reproductions. Collectors of comic book characters (Batman, Red Sonja, Vampirella, etc) or famous actors request drawings from Sanjulián, in the style of oil painting or pencil drawings. Throughout his professional career he has also collaborated on projects such as THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, and he did the cover art for the DVD release of THX 1138. He always seeks to give seriousness and dignity to his work, and he is inspired above all by the oil painting technique of the master of masters, VELAZQUEZ. During the ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s he worked in all genres, even working on the bestsellers THE NAME OF THE ROSE and TIRANT LO BLANCH. Although photography and computers gained prominence, his work remained steady. His most popular genre, which has remained strong even with its ups and downs, is the fantasy genre. Swords and sorcery, mysterious and heroic tales are his favorites. He’s not interested in digital art himself, although he admits that it’s the way of the future. Traditional art methods such as painting, watercolor, pastels, oil painting, etc., will never die and will always be around. Sanjulián has spent his life using traditional methods and he’s always learning. He’s also conscious of the fact that pictorial art has powerful rivals (Photography/Computers) but thinks that students should work in traditional art forms because they’re timeless and they transcend commercial interests. He currently works on commissions for collectors . He is married with two sons, and lives in Sitges, Barcelona.

THE PROJECT:

This project is seeking funds for the publication of a new art book featuring 312 pages of the art of Manuel Perez Clemente, aka Sanjulian.  The books will be done in two formats - hard and soft cover with the same material featured in both versions of the book.  Joe Jusko has graciously written the introduction for the book.  One master talking about another.  In addition to the books themselves, this project will feature various original art rewards, including the opportunity to get your own personal commission from Sanjulian.  Please see the rewards section for more information on the various options.

Here is a mock up of how we expect the book to look:

Mock Up Of Proposed Book
Mock Up Of Proposed Book

Here are some examples of the art which will be contained in the book:

Example #1 From Book
Example #1 From Book
Example #2 From Book
Example #2 From Book
Example #3 From Book
Example #3 From Book
Example #4 From Book
Example #4 From Book
Example #5 From Book
Example #5 From Book
Example #6 From Book
Example #6 From Book
Example #7 From Book
Example #7 From Book

THE REWARDS:

The images of the various art rewards follow:

Art Reward:  Snake
Art Reward: Snake
Art Reward:  Sorceress
Art Reward: Sorceress
Art Reward:  Centaur
Art Reward: Centaur
Art Reward:  Man of Steel
Art Reward: Man of Steel
Art Reward:  Indiana Jones
Art Reward: Indiana Jones
Art Reward:  Werewolf
Art Reward: Werewolf
Art Reward:  Aliens
Art Reward: Aliens
Art Reward:  Barbarians 1
Art Reward: Barbarians 1
Art Reward:  Barbarian Bust
Art Reward: Barbarian Bust
Art Reward:  Barbarians 2
Art Reward: Barbarians 2
Art Reward:  Torch
Art Reward: Torch
Art Reward:  T-Rex
Art Reward: T-Rex
Art Reward:  Iron Throne
Art Reward: Iron Throne

 Thank you for your support of this project

Risks and challenges

The artwork for the book is in hand and the book is in the design process. With the exception of the personal commissions, the original art rewards are also ready. Thus, we do not see any issues in fulfilling the project if it is successfully funded.

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    PDF Of Book

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    Soft Cover Edition of Sanjulian Artbook

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    Hard Cover Edition of Sanjulian Artbook

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    T-Rex Original Art Package

    The supporter at this level will receive the original pencil drawing "T-Rex" along with a copy of the hard cover edition of the art book. The image of "T-Rex" can be found in the main body of this project and measures approximately 20 by 28 inches.

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    Pencil Commission and Hard Cover Artbook

    Supporters at this level will receive an original one character pencil commission by Sanjulian. The artwork will measure approximately 10 by 14 inches. Supporters at this level will also receive one copy of the hard cover edition of the Sanjulian artbook.

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    Snake Original Art Package

    The supporter at this level will receive the original pencil drawing "Snake" along with a copy of the hard cover edition of the artbook. The image of "Snake" can be found in the main body of this project and measures approximately 17 by 24 inches.

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    Centaur Original Package

    The supporter at this level will receive the original pencil drawing "Centaur" along with a copy of the hard cover edition of the artbook. The image of "Centaur" can be found in the main body of this project and measures approximately 17 by 24 inches.

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    Barbarians Original Art Package

    The supporter at this level will receive the original pencil drawing "Barbarians" along with a copy of the hard cover edition of the artbook. The image of Barbarians" can be found in the main body of this project and measures approximately 18 by 24 inches.

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    Werewolf Original Art Package

    The supporter at this level will receive the original pencil drawing "Werewolf" along with a copy of the hard cover edition of the art book. The image of "Werewolf" can be found in the main body of this project and measures approximately 17 by 23 inches. This image was the finished study for the final oil painting which was used as a cover for Famous Monsters of Filmland.

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    Sorceress Original Art Package

    The supporter at this level will receive the original red pencil/pastel drawing "Sorceress" along with a copy of the hard cover edition of the art book. The image of "Sorceress" can be found in the main body of this project and measures approximately 19 by 26 inches.

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    Iron Throne Original Art Package

    The supporter at this level will receive the original pencil drawing "Iron Throne" along with a copy of the hard cover edition of the art book. The image of "iron Throne" can be found in the main body of this project and measures approximately 20 by 24 inches.

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    Barbarians #2 Original Art Package

    The supporter at this level will receive the original pencil drawing "Barbarians #2" along with a copy of the hard cover edition of the art book. The image of "Barbarians #2" can be found in the main body of this project and measures approximately 20 by 30 inches.

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    Man of Steel Original Art Package

    The supporter at this level will receive the original red pencil/pastel drawing "Man of Steel" along with a copy of the hard cover edition of the art book. The image of "Man of Steel" can be found in the main body of this project and measures approximately 19 by 26 inches.

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    Barbarian Bust Original Package

    The supporter at this level will receive the original pencil drawing "Barbarian Bust" along with a copy of the hard cover edition of the art book. The image of "Barbarian Bust" can be found in the main body of this project and measures approximately 20 by 24 inches.

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    Painting Commission and Artbook Package

    Supporters at this level will receive an original one character oil painted commission by Sanjulian. The artwork will measure approximately 18 by 24 inches on canvas. Supporters will also receive a pencil version of the commission for approval before Sanjulian paints the final artwork. The supporters will receive both the pencil study and the finished oil painting. Supporters at this level will also receive one copy of the hard cover edition of the Sanjulian artbook.

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    Alien Original Package

    The supporter at this level will receive the original oil painting "Alien" along with a copy of the hard cover edition of the artbook. The image of "Alien" can be found in the main body of this project and measures approximately 19 by 24 inches.

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    Indiana Jones Original Art Package

    The supporter at this level will receive the original oil painting "Indiana Jones" along with a copy of the hard cover edition of the artbook. The image of "Indiana Jones" can be found in the main body of this project and measures approximately 22 by 25 inches.

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    Crusaders' Torch Original Package

    The supporter at this level will receive the original oil painting "Crusaders Torch" along with a copy of the hard cover edition of the artbook. The image of "Crusaders Torch" can be found in the main body of this project and measures approximately 17 by 25 inches.

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