"Evolution: The Art of Rebecca Guay" is the first complete retrospective edition of my best collected works from the last 21 years. This book is a special book and will only be available online by me DURING THIS campaign until March 22. After that i may have it with me at shows I attend once or twice a year- but not in bulk online elsewhere.Very special book, small print run.
It will cover my early years in publishing with comics and Magic as well as later graphic novel work, childrens books and book covers and now the current focus in the large gallery pieces. I talk more about the beautiful features of the trade and collectors editions and other details at the end of the video above.
This is a passionate project that I will put my whole heart into to create a book that will be in the true spirit of my work- and will be something that I hope you will keep and treasure in your own libraries well into the future.
Thank you again very sincerely for your support- it is YOU who will make this book possible!
A free extra for everyone who's been so generous!
Because we have reached 50K i will be able to increase the page count of the book by 10 pages! from 150-160 pages!
I also want to offer an add on Gift of an 8.5x11 archival signed print of "Path to Exile" ( see rebeccaguay.com for the image). If anyone would like to increase their donation- or make a new donation along with their order to a book or print or any other shipped item( not the downloadable gifts options) with the additional amount of $30 added, a signed print will be added to your order when it ships! This is a special offer and price on prints just for the book campaign.
If you've already made an extra donation above your base reward amounts you will get this print automatically. Many thanks again for your support- and i hope everyone enjoys the ten more pages of art to come!
"Rebecca's artwork is gorgeous, awe-inspiring and deeply emotional. More than anything when I think of her paintings, I think of the way they make me feel, because each is its own story, fully formed, inviting me in." -Holly Black ( Newbery Honor award winner of Doll Bones)
"There's something intimately ancient and totemic hidden in Rebecca's artwork when it sits before me. The work looks back at me as I stand there. It reminds me of a dream I haven't had the fortune to dream yet, but now will.- " Greg ruth( NY Times Bestselling artist and author of Lost Boy)
[Rebecca's] work is not just immediately beautiful but also has depths, textures and layers that keep one fascinated and finding new details for years -- if I had to come up with a name for what she does I'd call it post-Raphaelite.-Cassandra Clare (bestselling author of The Mortal Instruments)
Rebecca Guay's work is timeless and unabashedly beautiful. Her paintings and drawings seduce and beguile with suggested narratives. Somehow she marries mythic ideals with a contemporary specificity that feels like portraiture, creating a charged experience for the viewer. - Eileen Quinlan( artist ,Miguel Abreu Gallery, NYC, MOMA 2013 New Photography exhibit)
Rebecca Guay's work is just plain scary . Not the subject matter (refreshingly and unapologetically romantic) and not how well she can draw and paint (though she is really really good)--No, for me it's her amazing eye for design and composition, the way she weaves patterns through things. It's the way the figures fit together, it's the hair, those wisps of drapery and whatever the hell else is blowing around though those pieces. That's the magic stuff. That's the stuff that drives me crazy. -Mike Mignola (multiple award winning artist/ writer and creator of Hellboy)
"Rebecca Guay's artwork shows a distinct influence from the great Renaissance masters, revamped with a fresh dosage of contemporary cleanliness and edge. Depicting the lush, effervescent world of nymphs, gods and goddesses, these [images] capture an otherworldly realm rife with a softened kind of carnality. " -Juxtapoz
Risks and challenges
The primary obstacle is that this is not an inexpensive book to produce- the production values that I am placing on the work are higher than your average book,and will have all the bells and whistles, as well as professional design of all details, exterior and interior. If the project is funded I will take great joy in producing it over the next few months, and have it to everyone in a very timely manor! I have a wonderful assistant and wonderful designer working with me on the book as well.
So really it all comes down to hoping that folks will want to see this book done as much as I do :)
- (45 days)