My name is Fyodor Pavlov, and I am an illustrator, comic artist and smut peddler. In my work, I strive to evoke a world in which the past is present, the present is queer, and gender is fluid, where witches and werewolves run through the moonlit woods together, and sex and death are inextricable.
I've always loved the intimacy of an artist's sketchbook - the unfinished drawings, the beginnings of ideas, the scribbled notes meant for no one else's eyes but the owner's. It is a visual journal that is more vulnerable and exposed than a framed masterpiece artists show to the world. And I'd like to offer a glimpse into mine.
The Sketchbook is going to be a full color art book measuring 5.5 by 8.5 inches with 34 pages of some of my favorite excerpts from a variety of my art journals spanning the years between 2014 and the present.
The greeting card rewards are a charming selection of erotic cards representing queer love, inspired by anatomical drawings and sketches of 18th century masters. The stickers are tantalizing miniatures of a variety of flushed and coy bits.
And for the collectors, there is a very special limited reward of original art - an erotic penis or vulva miniature to grace your very own walls. An intimate piece of my personal work to add to your gallery!
Risks and challenges
The Sketchbook has been something I've wanted to print for a long time, and wanting to bring something new to Flame Con (https://www.flamecon.org/) this summer was the impetus I need to finally put it together. All the art is finished and ready - all I need is the funds to enable the book to come to life.
Printing an art book is a challenge in and of itself, and doubly so if the art within it is erotic. Luckily, I have found a printer willing to take on the project, but covering the costs out of pocket is simply not feasible for a working artist. Which is why I need your help!
Backing the Kickstarter will function as a pre-order system for the book. The funding goal was calculated based on my estimates to cover all the costs the project will incur - the printing of the books themselves, the greeting cards and the stickers, as well as the price of packaging materials, shipping and handling and Kickstarter and fund processing fees.
I wanted to keep the project simple and satisfying. Therefore there are no special stretch goals - any money I make over the funding goal will go towards printing more books to fulfill backer requests.
My goal is to have the books printed and ready by the middle of August, in time for pick up at Flame Con. I have budgeted enough time for potential printing delays, though I do not anticipate any happening. Shipping and handling may take longer to process, since I will be in con prep mode, but I hope to have the rewards going out to backers by end of August - start of September.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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