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'A book' is a collection of poems and quotes that have all been written and illustrated by hand using only a black pen
'A book' is a collection of poems and quotes that have all been written and illustrated by hand using only a black pen
'A book' is a collection of poems and quotes that have all been written and illustrated by hand using only a black pen
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My name is Nick Rendall, the writer and illustrator of all of 'A Book's 40 page content. I have composed all the poems and quotes over the last few years and spent the last 8 months writing them out and illustrating the remaining space on the pages. Writing them by hand and illustrating the most powerful metaphors in each poem gives you the reader a stronger connection to the piece and really allows me to share what I was feeling when I created that piece.

I have now finished and scanned all the original template pages and just need your support to help me self-publish 'A Book'

Here is the first poem, Glimpses, to give you a taste. You'll have to get the book to see the accompanying illustrations.

Come with me,

there is something 

That I wish you to see 

Glimpses through keyholes 

in wrought iron facades. 

Flittering silhouettes of begotten dreams hiding 

behind shattered mirrors to the soul 

that bare not the look of a path well walked 

I see through your eyes 

I see shoulda coulda woulda’s 

starring back at me 

plaguing your fragile contemplations 

with irrevocable regret 

but dwell on them you must not 

for feeding this beast only empowers it.

Come with me, 

this you must see. 

A vision not clouded by distasteful influences 

taking advantage and seeding themselves 

upon unwitting minds 

that if were truly conscious 

would reject such obnoxious profanities 

but herein lies their most treacherous slyness, 

the misguided judgement that they 

are of any genuine or ingenuine value, 

but merely remain as materialistic husks 

that stand for less than 

the shadows that they cast.

Don’t you wish to see 

 the true nature of what 

 it is that surrounds you 

the contorted blank canvas 

that acts as the puppeteers strings. 

Cut yourself free from them, 

vanquish indecision and deceit 

and gaze upon a world set free 

come with me, 

and this you will see

Risks and challenges

There are no forseeable risks and challenges that come with the completion of my project. I have already taken into account any potential delays in printing and have given myself ample time to deal with any issue so that I can meet my February deadline

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    good karma and a small illustration, for those who want to help my cause

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    'A Book' collectable at book launch or delivered

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    'A Book' signed with custom drawing inside front cover and your name written in graffiti style

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    'A Book' signed with a drawing inside the front cover, plus an A1 size print of your choosing see www.blackpenart.net

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