Funded! This project was successfully funded on March 24, 2011.

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      Creator Matt Elmore on May 4, 2011

      Book was a real Treat! as it is always when buying somthing from Echo , I picked up my book at Mega-con in orlando and she and laz had realized that my book/patron plate had been damaged so she gave me one of the fancy ones with a slip case with a promise to mail me a new Patron Plate. I arrived the other day and looks Great! As always a pleasure knowing you Echo.

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      Creator Darren Hennessey on April 30, 2011

      Not only is the book absolutely beautiful, but it's also very educational with a lot of practical advice from Echo's years of experience in illustration and marketing her artwork. I'm grateful to have a small part in helping to get this book printed.
      It arrived in a timely fashion and in excellent condition. I couldn't be happier with the final product.

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      Creator Aleasha Ford on April 28, 2011

      Absolutely love the book! Loads of great artwork in it. Really enjoy the stories about Echo's career with it's ups and downs. It is a great inspiration. Thank you so much for making the book Echo!

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      Creator Blackrosetattoo on April 28, 2011

      My book arrived in England in very good condition and I am thrilled to have been a part of the funding process. It is a beautiful and amazing book and makes for very interesting reading. Artwork is beautiful and I count this as the best book I now own :) Well done Echo and Laz xxx

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      Creator Francis James Hogan on April 27, 2011

      ALL OF THE THUMBS UP!
      Got my patron level book in perfect condition.
      I've been in the book trade for about 20 years and this is the a great project, the art is beautiful (well of course) but the essays on working as a full time illustrator and designer were bitter-sweet to read. Echo's years of experience, good and bad, spill out on these pages and sting the memories of veterans as well as inform the novices about the hazards and glories of becoming a professional in one of the most misunderstood industries of the modern world.
      If you know anyone who is thinking of becoming a designer get them this book.

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      Creator Patrick Spencley on April 27, 2011

      So glad that I helped with this project (as minimal as I did). The book is on proud display on my shelf - beautiful quality, and came over the border quickly & in great condition. Speechless when it comes to the personalized & autographed bookplate!

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      Creator Maria DOUSSELIN on April 27, 2011

      Très beau livre!!!!
      The book has arrived to France so quickly and without damage. Thanks Echo and Laz!

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      Creator Christopher Paluch on April 26, 2011

      Book arrived quickly and in great shape. The book is one of the best art books I own, and I own a lot of them.

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      Creator CTJen on April 26, 2011

      The book is indescribably beautiful and we are so very happy with it. Great work you guys. :-D

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      Creator Beverly Flores on April 26, 2011

      An incredible work of art! Thank you SO much for sending this so soon. The package arrived with no blemishes and I intend to keep it that way! I can't say enough about her work and attention to detail. The hand-drawn bookplate is spectacular and I am extremely happy to call this part of my permanent collection of Echo's art. Thank you SO much!!!!

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      Creator Heath_Bar on April 26, 2011

      A great book with some great art and arrived in excellent condition.

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      Creator DragonTears on April 26, 2011

      Oooh the book is gorgeous! LOVE the bookplate! Feels all special and stuff. Thank you for the opportunity. I squeed a lot when I got to the page with the STEAMED by Katie MacAlister page. That is how I discovered you in the first place. Would just LOVE to have bigger images of those alternate sketches! So happy :D

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      Creator Joe Ewbank on April 26, 2011

      I'm very pleased with my book, and the bookplate.

      If I'm VERY nit-picky, there was some extremely minor "crunch" damage on one of the corners of the book, but I've received brand new books from Amazon that were in worse shape.

      Echo and Laz have been extremely pleasant to deal with on this entire process, and had emailed out offers to replace any book that had any damage whatsoever before I received mine.

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      Creator Echo Chernik on April 26, 2011

      Hi!! My apologies Anthony! Just send it back, and I'll make a new one for you. Out of all of them that were sent out, this is the first damaged one - you must have had a clumsy usps person! Really sorry. If anyone else has troubles, be sure to email me, and we'll resolve it asap. :> Thank you for your support! :D

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      Creator Anthony Chang on April 26, 2011

      I received my patron's edition of the book today via USPS with the package damaged and likewise the book that resided inside. At the very least, it was dropped or otherwise mishandled in its travels and its trappings did little to protects its contents. So the lower left corner of back cover was scuffed and crunched -- a little less noticeable is a similar corner drop that impacted opposite the spine at the top. I haven't taken off the shrink wrap to see if it bears any further casualty. A paper bubble wrap envelope is no way to ship a hardback book. Color me displeased.

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    Patrons pledging $10 or more will receive a Thank You Postcard of Echo's work signed by the artist with thanks for your help to make this possible!

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    Patrons pledging $30 or more will receive a signed poster print of Spirit of Navigation, Eve, or Hype Gear Girl (as available) plus a Thank You Postcard.

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    Patrons pledging $50 will receive a copy of the finished book by May FEATURING the PATRONS ONLY bookplate, thanking you for your contribution, signed by the artist, plus a Thank You Postcard, plus your name on the website, thanking you for your contribution.

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    Signed Wacom pen used for 5 years by Echo. Akin to artist's paintbrush. ;) Plus signed copy of book with bookplate and postcard.

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    10"x24" Eve proof printed on silky scroll material. Printers sample to artist, very lush colors. Sample proof - only one printed. Plus receive a signed copy of the book with patrons only bookplate, and thank you postcard.

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    Patrons pledging $150 will receive a copy of the finished book before April, with PATRONS ONLY bookplate featuring a SKETCH BY THE ARTIST, signature, and thanking you for your contribution! (and, of course, a Thank you Postcard, plus your name on the website, thanking you for your contribution).

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    Patrons pledging $250 or more will receive a small original drawing or study for one of the advertising projects listed in this book (as available), plus a copy of the book with PATRONS ONLY bookplate featuring an original ARTIST'S SKETCH, signature and Thank you Postcard.

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    Patrons pledging $300 will receive a complete draft of this book, complete with many many many hand-written notes and corrections by Echo Chernik herself, plus a copy of the book with PATRONS ONLY bookplate featuring an original ARTIST'S SKETCH, signature and Thank you Postcard.

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    Patrons pledging $750 will receive all the studies and sketches for one project published in the book (as available), plus archival print of finished product. This includes larger, and more complex drawings on vellum, plus a copy of the book with PATRONS ONLY bookplate featuring an original ARTIST'S SKETCH, signature and Thank you Postcard. THE FIRST PLEDGE AT THIS AMOUNT MAY CHOOSE TO RECEIVE THE ENTIRE SET OF MILLER HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH DRAWINGS (or choose a set from other available projects).

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    A single patron pledging $3600 or more will receive the entire set of pencil drawings for the Celestial Seasonings Green Teas, on vellum, plus a set of flat printed art provided by Celestial as artists samples. The patron will receive all of the pencils for all of the boxes (10) plus several additional unpublished studies. Only one available. Plus a copy of the book with PATRONS ONLY bookplate featuring an original ARTIST'S SKETCH, a custom dedication, signature and Thank you Postcard. FInally, they will receive up to three additional copies of the book with custom book plates, and (don't forget) your Thank you postcard!

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