What is Book of Voices?
Book of Voices is a passion project. While working on the latest The Epic Misadventures of Deathbag book, I had an idea to go outside my norm. When doing so trying to reach three goals. Goal 1: showcase a side I rarely use, which is my classical training and portrait skills. Goal 2: Expose and give more of me to the audience. To let them know how these vocalists affected/inspired my life in the happiest and darkest of times. Goal 3: Fuse my love of music and art into one project.
Instead of doing a full blown comic I came up with the idea of doing it sketch book style with the lyrics that grabbed me hand written somewhere along the sketch. There are 56 various front men in this book from across various genres of music. Some are major label artists and some are local artists from the NWI/Chicago Land area.
List in no order:
Biz Markie, Method Man, Nas, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, MCA, Zack Del La Rocha, Johnny Cash, Killer Mike, El-P, Jonathan Davis, AD Rock, Mike D, Run, DMC, ODB, GhostFace Killah, John Fogerty, Mick Jagger, Corey Taylor, Jamey Jasta, Randy Blythe, Tom Araya, Phil Anselmo, Busta Rhymes, Lajon Witherspoon, Chino, B-Real, Sen Dog, Fred Durst, John Lennon, Dr. Awkward, Tribe One, MC Chris, Eminem, GZA, Ozzy, Jimi Hendrix, Glenn Danzig, Michale Graves, Joey Ramone, Johnny Rotten, Lemmy, Otep, Jim Linberg, Roger Waters, Chuck D, Rob Zombie, Showyousuck, Wayne Static, Mike Muir, Serj Tankian, Roger Daltrey, Joey Belladonna, Q-Tip, and Lane Stanley.
The Kickstarter Campaign:
The Kickstarter is to help with the cost of printing the book and shipping rewards.
- There is a digital reward which is the digital version of Book of Voices.
- Physical reward is a physical version of Book of Voices.
- The first limited reward is a commission of your favorite vocalist digital or physical 8x10.
- The second limited reward is a print reward. You really like one of the 56 portraits and would like to put in on a wall in the house? This is the reward for you. You get both digital and physical copies of the book and a 8x10 print of the one you like.
- All backers will be listed on thank you page of the book.
Risks and challenges
Kickstarter gives me a chance to publish and expose Book of Voices to a larger audience! Consider this your investment of a project that will be completed one way or another. Your support here on Kickstarter guarantees it gets completed.
There are really no risks for this project. I have already completed the book. Obviously, illness or something happening to a family member may cause a delay in the project's completion.
The dollar amount needed is to cover book printing, rewards, and shipping.
Any additional support such as social media sites is greatly appreciated to get the project funded and in your hands.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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