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A coffee table book of photographic portraits of Cartoonists, Comic Book Artists, Animators,and Illustrators in their studios.
A coffee table book of photographic portraits of Cartoonists, Comic Book Artists, Animators,and Illustrators in their studios.
A coffee table book of photographic portraits of Cartoonists, Comic Book Artists, Animators,and Illustrators in their studios.
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My name is Greg Preston, welcome to my “Artist Within: Book 2” Kickstarter campaign.

The Artist Within Book 2 is a book of portraits of Comic Book Artists, Cartoonists, Animators and Illustrators.

I love Comics and Illustration! For the past 25 years I have photographed some of the most amazing comic book artists, cartoonists, animators and illustrators.

The idea for this project came from an assignment I had when I was a student at "The Art Center College of Design" in Pasadena where I met and had the chance to photograph animator, comic book artist and cartoonist Scott Shaw! I started working in earnest on the project a few years after graduation, and here we are today. Since then, I have photographed over 250 of these amazing artists.

The First 101 portraits were published as a coffee table book by Dark Horse Comics in 2007.

With your support I am hoping to publish a second book of portraits complete with the bio's & art of the artists. In this new edition, I've included some quotes from each artist as well.

The list of artists includes the "Who's Who" of the Comic Book, Cartoon, and Animation fields and just for fun, some amazing illustrators & designers who have greatly influenced this genre- I think your gonna love it!

**Make Sure To scroll down to the bottom of the page to see photographs of available rewards!
*A quick note to anyone who is outside of the US and would like a copy:
Please message me and let me know what reward level you are interested in and I will add shipping to where you are for that reward, Thanks!

Here are just a few of the artists photographed for this book:

Illustrator Donato Giancola
Illustrator Donato Giancola

 

Painter Ron English
Painter Ron English

 

Illustrator Celia Calle
Illustrator Celia Calle

 

Animator and Disney Legend John Lasseter
Animator and Disney Legend John Lasseter

 

Writer and Artist Trina Robbins
Writer and Artist Trina Robbins

 

Illustrator Drew Struzan
Illustrator Drew Struzan

 

Family Circus Cartoonist Jeff Keane and Family
Family Circus Cartoonist Jeff Keane and Family

 

Fine Artist and Illustrator Phil Hale
Fine Artist and Illustrator Phil Hale

 

K Chronicles Cartoonist Keith Knight
K Chronicles Cartoonist Keith Knight


Cartoonist Bobby London
Cartoonist Bobby London

 

Comic Book Artist and Illustrator Steve Rude
Comic Book Artist and Illustrator Steve Rude

 

Illustrator Michael Whelan
Illustrator Michael Whelan

And over 100 more! The artists photographed so far for this new volume: Jessica Abel • Brian Ajhar • Jason Shawn Alexander • Terry Austin • Derf Backderf • Chris Bailey • Hilary Barta • R.O. Blechman • Brian Bolland • Randy Bowen • Dan Brereton • Steve Brodner • Ivan Brunetti • Cellia Calle • Harry Carmean & Miriam Slater • Daryl Cagle • Mark Chiarello • Luke Chueh • Seymour Chwast, • Madison Clell • Geof Darrow • Kim Deitch • Don (Duck) Edwing • Craig Elliott • Mark English • Ron English • Greg Evans • Bob Foster • Ramona Fradon • Kelly Freas and Laura Brodian Freas • Drew Friedman • Chad Frye • Scott Gandell • Donato Giancola • Dave Gibbons • Michael T. Gilbert • Basil Gogos • Gris Grimly • Sam Gross • Paul Gulacy • David Hahn • Phil Hale • Irwin Hasen • Carmine Infantino • Willie Ito • Al Jaffee • James Jean • Phil Jimenez • Dave Johnson • Ollie Johnson • Chuck Jones • Gil Kane • Glen Keane • Jeff Keane • Jay Kinney • Jack Kirby • Keith Knight • Scott Koblish • Adam Kubert • Andy Kubert • John Lasseter • Jae Lee • Steve Leialoha • Steve Leiber • Bobby London • Ross MacDonald • Matt Madden • Jim Mahfood • Steve McGarry • John Musker • Alex Nino • Floyd Norman • Patrick Oliphant • Dan Panosian • Stephan Pastis • Don Perlin • Mike Peters • Jose Pimenta • Dan Piraro • John Pound • Michael Ramirez • Ron Randall • Trina Robbins • Steve Rude • P Craig Russell • Chris Sanders • J.J. Sedelmaier • Bill Sienkiewicz • Stephen Silver • Joe Sinnott • Tom Sito • Jeff Smith • Mike Smith • Dan Spiegle • Steranko • Drew Struzan • Iwao Takamoto • Ben Templesmith • Michael Whelan • Shannon Wheeler • Dave Willardson • Kent Williams • Al Williamson • William Wray • Dean Yeagle • Jack Ziegler. Stay tuned more to come!

Book details: Hard cover, a minimum of 220 pages, 10 1/2 x 11 1/4 inches. B&W and Color. Currently, I have over 110 Artists and am hoping to photograph 10-12 more to finish out the project.

*Bonus for Book Pledge Kickstarter Supporters only. These are the bonus print images. Each copy of the book comes with one free 8 x 10 bonus print featuring one of the following artists: Carl Barks, Jack Kirby, Moebius, Alex Toth, or Dave Stevens, Check them out:

Carl Barks
Carl Barks

 

Jack Kirby
Jack Kirby

 

Jean "Moebius" Giraud
Jean "Moebius" Giraud

 

Alex Toth
Alex Toth

 

Dave Stevens
Dave Stevens

*Available Rewards: As of April 15th (This will change as rewards are scooped up)

* (Th)ink by Keith Knight

*The K Chronicles By Keith Knight

Chris Bailey 5 Original Drawings Of Mickey Monster (these are 2 samples)

Mickey Monster Drawing By Chris Bailey
Mickey Monster Drawing By Chris Bailey

 

Mickey Monster By Chris Bailey
Mickey Monster By Chris Bailey

 

*2 Scott Shaw Signed Posters
Marooned by Scott Shaw!
Marooned by Scott Shaw!

 

Owensboro Show Poster
Owensboro Show Poster

Chad Frye "Frankenlisa" Print

"Frankenlisa" Print By Chad Frye
"Frankenlisa" Print By Chad Frye

Original "Frankenstein" Illustration by Chad Frye

Scott Shaw! Original Drawing Package

Get an Original Drawing by Scott Shaw
Get an Original Drawing by Scott Shaw

Brian Ajhar book + Original Drawing ++

Brian Ajhar Book and Original Drawing Package
Brian Ajhar Book and Original Drawing Package

 Brian Ajhar Signed book (will be signed to reward recipient)

Brian Ajhar Signed and Sketched (Sample)
Brian Ajhar Signed and Sketched (Sample)

 

Brian Ajhar Book and Drawing Package
Brian Ajhar Book and Drawing Package

Derf Backderf Joey Ramone drawing, 9x12

                      Derf Backderf Joey Ramone drawing, 9x12

Dean Yeagle "Bubble Toe" Poster Reward

Dean Yeagle "Bubble Toe" Poster Reward
Dean Yeagle "Bubble Toe" Poster Reward

Dean Yeagle "Green Sweater Girl" Poster Reward

Dean Yeagle "Green Sweater" Poster Reward
Dean Yeagle "Green Sweater" Poster Reward

George Khoury Book Package

                                  George Khoury Book Package

 Gris Grimly Book Package:

Gris Grimly's "Atrum Secretum"
Gris Grimly's "Atrum Secretum"

Gris Grimly Book Package

Gris Grimly's "Atrum Secretum"
Gris Grimly's "Atrum Secretum"

Original Drawing By Craig Elliott

Original Illustration By Craig Elliott
Original Illustration By Craig Elliott


Stretch Goal 1 In Play!

As we continue to receive your support we would like to add more value to our book, and include new bonuses, as an ongoing expression of our gratitude. These will be free and exclusive to our Kickstarter supporters who have made book purchase pledge ($40.00 or more).


Stretch Goal 1: $33,000

I want this book to be as amazing as the artists in it! So, a bigger book! I Will increase the size of the book from 10.5" x 11.25 to 11.5 x 12, and add 10 folding pages for that will allow some of the more intricate images to be viewed larger! Just Imagine!

Costs and Stretch Goals: As you might imagine, the costs involved in a book of this scope are quite high. From airfare, assistants, lodging & meals, rental vehicles, etc., to the book's publication costs, including editing and design from our book support crew, the accumulative numbers have been great.

The production, printing and mailing costs alone are at least $26,000- that's our minimum to bring this to life. Should we gain your support, we will look into increasing the value of the book by upgrading the binding, paper, increasing the dimensions and page count, adding a few more artists, and doing everything we can to make this as gorgeous as possible through stretch goals. Should we have the good fortune to be in the position to do so, these stretch goals will be announced as the campaign progresses.

Michael Dooley- Author and Professor of Comics and Animation History on book 2:

"Greg Preston has diligently and passionately devoted decades of his life to seeking out and documenting the most significant professionals in the fields of animation, comic books and strips, graphic novels, and political cartoons. His "The Artist Within" is a publishing milestone, unsurpassed in providing us with a unique appreciation and admiration for the giants of graphic narrative.

And now we all have the potential for a second volume, one that builds and expands on the accomplishments of the first. I've seen the original prints, and they’re even more stunning and essential. This book absolutely must be published. It’s simply that important."

Occasionally asked question: This is the Artist Within Book 2, what happened to book 1?

In 2007, 101 of my photos were published by Dark Horse Comics as a deluxe coffee table book, "The Artist Within". This book was very successful and has sold out two printings, as well as been honored in industry awards.

The Artist Within Book 1, 2007
The Artist Within Book 1, 2007

The cover price once the Kickstarter is over will be $50.00.

If you are a fan of comics, comic art, animation, and illustration you are gonna love this book!

Thank you for your consideration.

Please check out my page on facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/artistwithinbook2/

Risks and challenges

I've been a professional commercial photographer for almost 30 years, Making and meeting deadlines is a huge part of the job, and at our studio we have a great reputation of doing just that. Because of the depth and breadth of this type of project, I felt like it was important to have the majority of the photography completed before bringing the project to Kickstarter. If funded the remaining photography and the extra bios, art etc, should be finished before the end of the year, and to the printer shortly after that. While I don't expect any problems, should any problems arise, I will be very forthcoming in updates, and solve any issues very quickly.

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    1 SIGNED PORTRAIT PRINT: Receive one 8 x 10 inch photography portrait print of your choice of either Carl Barks, Jack Kirby, Moebius, Alex Toth or Dave Stevens (see images in description) This print comes signed by Greg Preston. Plus, free shipping is included in the U.S.

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    You will receive a signed copy of "The Artist Within" Book 2, and 1-8 x 10 portrait print of your choice of of these artists: Carl Barks, Jack Kirby, Moebius, Alex Toth, or Dave Stevens., see description to view images. These prints come signed by Greg Preston. Shipping is free to anywhere in the continental U.S.

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    2 Scott Shaw signed Posters ++

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    Trina Robbins/Janice Joplin Poster+

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    Get Book 1 & Book 2 + 2 signed prints.

    Get a copy of the first "Artist Within" book along with a copy of the new "Artist Within: Book 2" Book 1 has been unavailable for some time, but I have managed to get a limited amount of these hard to find books. I only have 50 new copies of "The Artist Within" book 1 available at this time, but will add more if I happen to find them. This reward also includes two 8 x 10 portrait prints of your choice of these artists: Carl Barks, Jack Kirby, Moebius, Alex Toth, or Dave Stevens, signed by Greg Preston as well!

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    Artist Within 2 Pack

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    Copy of book 2 + Signed print from book

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    Gris Grimly Signed Book ++

    You will receive a signed copy of Gris Grimlys "Atrum Secretum" with a small original sketch
    inside the book, and you will also receive a signed copy of "The Artist Within: Book 2". Cool right? Don't wait, there are only a few available!

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    Jim Mahfood Tank Girl Poster +

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    Chad Frye "Frankenlisa" print +

    You Will Receive an very cool 8 1/2 x 11 signed fine art print of everybody's favorite monster "Frankenlisa" by illustrator/animator Chad Frye, You can see the print on my "The Artist Within: Book 2 Facebook Page. You will also receive a signed copy of "The Artist Within: Book 2. This package is limited to 3, so don't wait!

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    Copy of book 2 + Signed print from book

    You will receive a copy of "The Artist Within" Book 2, and a 13x19 portrait print of one of portraits from book 2, artist of your choice printed on 300gsm fine art paper, this print comes signed by Greg Preston. Shipping free to anywhere in the continental U.S.

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    Dan Brereton Sketched and Signed!!

    You will receive a signed copy of The Artist Within: Book 2 and 1-8 x 10 portrait print of your choice of of these artists: Carl Barks, Jack Kirby, Moebius, Alex Toth, or Dave Stevens., see description to view images. These prints come signed by Greg Preston. Also, thanks to Artist Dan Brereton you will receive a personally sketched and signed, sketch cover edition of his new Nocturnals: The sinister path, graphic novel. Only one of these available!

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    Scott Shaw! Original Drawing Pkg.

    You will receive an original drawing by Scott Shaw of a character of your choice similar to the one posted on my Kickstarter Page, you will also receive 2 hand signed posters by Scott Shaw, "Marooned Lagoon" and The "Owensboro" Show poster, Both approx 11x17, and That's not all, you will also get A signed copy of "The Artist Within: book 2 and an 8x10 portrait print of your choice of of these artists: Carl Barks, Jack Kirby, Moebius, Alex Toth, or Dave Stevens., see description to view images. These prints come signed by Greg Preston.

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    George Khoury Reward Level!!!

    You will receive a signed copy of George Khoury's Amazing Book "Kimota" The Miracleman Companion, published by TwoMorrows in 2001 and nvery hard to find, also You will receive a signed copy of George's "Image Comics: Road to Independence" also published by TwoMorrows and also very hard to find, and that's not all, George has also included a signed copy of his newest fabulous book "Comic Book Fever"
    all three books are soft cover. And lastly I will include a signed copy of "The Artist Within: Book 2" "A virtual library of comic book goodness", Don't wait, there is only one of these packages. A huge thanks to George Khoury for this package!

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    Illustrator, animator, cartoonist, and fine art painter William Wray has offered this amazing reward; A fine art extra limited edition print of his painting of "Superman". You will receive this print as well as a signed copy of "The Artist Within: book 2. You can see this print on my Facebook post here:
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    Brian Ajhar book + Original Drawing ++

    You will receive a copy of Brian Ajhar's beautiful Children's book "Home on the Range" along with an Original Pirate Drawing by Brian. Also You will receive a signed copy of "The Artist Within: Book 2, along with an 8 x 10 portrait print of your choice of of these artists: Carl Barks, Jack Kirby, Moebius, Alex Toth, or Dave Stevens also signed by Greg Preston. A special thank you to Brian Ajhar for these wonderful rewards!

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    Artist Bobby London has provided a wonderful backer reward for one lucky backer. You will receive Both Volume 1 and Volume 2 of Popeye: The Classic Newspaper Comics by Bobby London, Hardcover editions signed by the Artist. Bobby will also include a small drawing in each volume. You will also receive a copy of "The Artist Within: Book 2" signed by Greg Preston. A huge thank you to Bobby London for this reward.

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    Chad Frye Frankenstein Original +

    You Will Receive a delightful, original ink, water color. colored pencil painting of everybody's favorite monster "Frankenstein" by illustrator/animator Chad Frye. The piece is painted on toned paper and measures 9"x11". you will also receive a signed copy of "The Artist Within: Book 2. This package is limited to 1, so don't wait!

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    Steve Leialoha Fables Package

    Comic Book Artist and Illustrator Steve Leialoha has provided a wonderful and collectable reward package. You will receive a copy of "The Deluxe Edition of Fables 14, with an Original drawing inside by Steve along with a copy of "The Artist Within: Book 2" Signed by Greg Preston

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    Derf Backderf Joey Ramone Drawing +

    International sensation Derf Backderf (who is in the book) author and illustrator of the graphic Novel "My Friend Dahmer", has very graciously offered an Original Drawing of "Joey Ramone" as a reward. The Drawing is 9x12. You will receive this Drawing and also a Signed copy of my "The Artist Within: Book 2" Pretty cool right? There is only 1 of these so don't wait!

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    Stephen Silver Reward Pkg.

    You will receive 2 original character design sheets from "Kim Possible" as well as a super fun poster of Stephen's take on the characters from the hit TV show "Stranger Things" All will come signed, And you will also receive a signed copy of my new book "The Artist Within: book 2"

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    J.A.W. Cooper Original Drawing +

    You will receive an original drawing of a "Ram" drawn at the the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles, size is 9"x12", medium is red pencil and ink on bond paper, you will also receive a signed copy of "The Artist Within: Book 2" pretty cool, right? Don't hesitate, there is only one of these rewards offered!

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    Jae Lee Original Drawing Reward

    You will an receive an Original Drawing of DC's Character "Death" from Sandman. It measures 9x12 on Bristol Bd. You will also receive a copy of "The Artist Within: Book 2" signed by Greg Preston! Pretty cool right!

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    Chris Bailey Monster Mickey Drawing

    You will receive 1 of the 5 Signed Drawings made especially for this Kickstarter of "Monster Mickey" The character from the infamous animated short by Animator/Director Chris Bailey, "Runaway Brain", These are incredibly cool! And, oh yeah, and I'll throw in a signed copy of my new book "The Artist Within: Book 2"

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    Craig Elliott Original!!++

    You will receive the Original Drawing Provided by Craig Elliott, It is 9"x12" on cotton rag paper, in gouache and pencil . (To view it please scroll down on this main Kickstarter Page to the rewards photos) You will also receive a copy of "The Artist Within: Book 2" Signed by Greg Preston

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    Another Craig Elliott Original

    Craig has offered another amazing original drawing!
    You will receive the Original Drawing Provided by Craig Elliott, It is 9"x12" on cotton rag paper, in gouache and pencil . (To view it please scroll down on this main Kickstarter Page to the rewards photos) You will also receive a copy of "The Artist Within: Book 2" Signed by Greg Preston

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    Disney Legend John Musker Reward

    This reward is unbelievable! Disney Legend John Musker will Sign and Personalize A copy of his "Moana" Poster, from the new movie, and also do a drawing of one of the characters that he has worked on from one of these movies: The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules, The Great Mouse Detective, Treasure Planet, Princess and the Frog, or Moana) Your Choice, for the person who backs this Reward Level, and, oh yeah, you'll get a signed copy of "The Artist Within: Book 2" as well. How great is that?

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    CTN Expo reward package

    Thanks to Tina Price and CTN Expo, you will receive 2-3 day passports to this years CTN Animation Expo that will be held in Burbank, California on November 17th-19th, 2017, this package also includes a 1 night stay (Saturday Night) at the event Hotel, The Burbank Airport Marriott, and you will receive a signed copy of "the Artist Within: Book 2" The Fine Print (please read):This reward does not come with any travel, or food accommodations , you would have to make those plans on your own."

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    Get a Signed book and a Portrait.

    Need a portrait taken? You'll receive a copy of the Artist Within: Book 2 with 2-signed prints, shipped to you, plus the next time you plan a trip to Las Vegas, let us know when you'll be here and we'll book a portrait sitting and lunch in our studio for you and a guest! You'll receive a disc or thumb drive with all your photos, and your name will appear in the thank you section of the book!

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    Crazy Comic Con Package

    "You will receive A signed copy of The Artist Within: Book 2, + a signed copy of my first book "The Artist Within” Book 1 and 1-8 x 10 portrait print of your choice of of these artists: Carl Barks, Jack Kirby, Moebius, Alex Toth, or Dave Stevens signed by Greg Preston. (see project description to view images). And Thanks to Artist Scott Gandell (Who will be one of the artists featured in this new book) of Pop Secret Gallery and The Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles you'll also receive a (1) 4 day pass to this years 2017 Comic Con in San Diego, I’ll be there to sign and give you your copy of “The Artist Within Book 1. (You will receive book 2 when it is published in November.) The Fine Print (please read):This reward does not come with any travel, hotel stay, or food accommodations , you would have to make those plans on your own."

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    Sponsor an artist to be in the book

    My assistant and I will fly anywhere in the continental U.S to photograph an artist of your choice who will be included in this book- here's some things to consider: your artist must be agreeable to be photographed & to be included in the book.Also, your artist must be a published professional artist in the comic book, cartooning, animation or Iillustration fields. Please contact me to confirm before pledging. The sponsors name will be included in a thank-you page of this book. In addition, this level supporter will also receive a signed copy of the book in a handmade slipcase.

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