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Lands and Legends Cover Revision (continuing art toward the final vision)
Lands and Legends Cover Revision (continuing art toward the final vision)

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My name is Michael. They call me "The Collector." I collected fantasy art and comic book trading cards and first edition fantasy and science fiction books for more than 25 years and attending comic book, fantasy and science fiction conventions to get them signed by the authors and artists. Now in retirement at age 69, my twin brother Malcolm and I decided that we would like to give back to the hobby that had given us so much fun and pleasure.

The Gnarly Man by Larry Kresek
The Gnarly Man by Larry Kresek

We established Michael Publishing, LLC in November to publish very high end fine art books in the fields of Fantasy and Science fiction. This project is to raise funds for the publication of Lands and Legends, Volume One in the series The Fantasy Illustration Library. This will be a 9" X 12" faux leather hard cover in a matching slip case with a sewn in ribbon page marker and a ribbed spine. The book cover will have a pressed in art plate designed by Ashraf Ghori. The book will contain more than 170 original never before published images (in a very few cases some limited previously produced pieces, I believe there are five).

The Griffin by Walter Velez
The Griffin by Walter Velez

The pieces are by many of the leading illustrators, cover artists, fantasy artists, comic book artists and game designers in the world today. Each participating artist was personally invited to participate. e the largest single gathering of fantasy artists in one book ever undertaken, a truly unique event.  

The Green Man by Ed Beard Jr.
The Green Man by Ed Beard Jr.

The Kickstarter goal represents about half of the funds necessary to publish this book.   My twin brother and I are putting up the other half from our retirement accounts.   Should the project exceed the goal to reach the actual production costs; then each artist would receive an additional $400 per artwork in the book.  All amounts pledged that exceeds the total cost of production for the will be divided evenly among the artists who are participating in the book. 

Siren's Deep Dream by Diosdado Mondero
Siren's Deep Dream by Diosdado Mondero

The artwork ranges from subjects like Atlantis, Avalon, Camelot, El Dorado, Stonehenge and Davey Jones locker to characters like Sirens, Dryads, the Golem of Prague, the With of Endor, the Green Man, Zenobia, warrior queen, Lilith and world of the Nephilim. At the end of this description will be a list of the participating artists and their web sites.  

Will O'the Wisp by Richard Hescox
Will O'the Wisp by Richard Hescox

The book will have the subject, a narrative of the subject, the artists' name. a two paragraph biography, a one paragraph discussion of the art and a signature line on the left hand page. The right hand page will contain a full bleed (no border or margin) print of the art.

Tha Banshee by Alan M. Clark
Tha Banshee by Alan M. Clark

The book will be limited to 3,800 numbered copies for sale world-wide and will ONLY be available two ways: either from our web site store at michaelpublishing.net or at our exhibitor table at the conventions we will be attending in 2014 (see Appearances on the web site). The book will retail for $125.00. Applicable handling, taxes and shipping costs will be applied.

Avalon by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law
Avalon by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

The goal is about half of the funds required to publish the book.   My twin brother and I are putting up the other half from our retirement funds.   Should the project reach the publish amount, then the artists will receive An additional $400 each per piece of art.   Any money pledged that exceeds the actual cost of production will be split evenly among all the participating artists.

The Dryaid by Mitch Foust
The Dryaid by Mitch Foust

Here is the current list of participating artists and their web sites:

Alexander Durlyn http://www.durlyn.com/

Alexander Rob http://www.robalexander.com/

Anderson David Lee http:// www.davidleeanderson.com

Babbinski Michael http://frisbeegod.deviantart.com/

Baez Juan C. http://www.jcbaez.daportfolio.com/

Bauman Jill http://www.jillbauman.com/

Beard Jr. Ed http://www.edbeardjr.com

Beck Alan F. http://www.alanfbeck.com/

Bogdanov Jon http://www.comicartfans.com/comic-artists/jon_bogdanove.asp

Bohbot Michel http://www.mbohbot.com/ Brand Jay  

Burburan Filip http://filip.cghub.com/

Burdett Christopher http://christopherburdett.deviantart.com/gallery/

Burns Jim http://www.alisoneldred.com/artistJimBurns.html

Caldwell Clyde http://www.clydecaldwell.com/

Carroll Kristina http://www.kristinacarrollart.com

Castillo Tommy http://www.tommycastillo.net/index.php/gallery2/5

Ceran Milivoi http://www.mceran-art.com/

Chen Jun http://junnyc.com/

Chiang Link http://mengru.prosite.com/

Angkor Wat by Link Chiang
Angkor Wat by Link Chiang

Chumley Brent http://www.brentchumley.net/

Chung Justin http://www.justinchung.com/

Ciccarelli Gary http://garyciccarelli.weebly.com/

Clark Alan M. http://www.ifdpublishing.com/alanmclark.com/_Home_.html

Conrad Tom http://www.conradgraphics.com

Cox Jessica http://www.heri.portfoliobox.me/

Creech Jennifer http://www.midtoneart.com/#!

Cruz Raul http://www.racrufi.com/

Cushing Christina http://www.ralitac.deviantart.com/

Daly Paul http://pauldaly.brainstudio.com/

Dawe Sue http://suedaweart.com/gallery.php?gallery=recent

Diaz Lui s http://garbagepailartist.tumblr.com/archive

Dorman Dave http://www.davedorman.com/swprintsforsale.shtml

Easley Jeff http://www.jeffeasleyart.com/See_Jeff_Easley_Art.html

Echevarria Felipe http://www.felipeechevarria.com/

Edwards Tom http://tomedwardsconcepts.deviantart.com/

Elliot Craig http://www.craigelliottgallery.com/portfolio-of-artwork/

Elmore Larry http://larryelmore.com/category/art/color

Evans Mark http://www.cloudmover.net

Ferris Steve  

Fiegenschuh Emily http://www.e-figart.com/efigart/e-figart_newgallery.html

Foust Mitch http://www.mitchfoust.deviantart.com/

Franchesco   http://www.franchesco.com/

\Gardner Phroilan http://phroilangardner.blogspot.com/

Gessa Alexio http://alexiogessa.com/

Ghori Ashraf http://www.ashrafghori.com

Giancola Donato http://www.donatoart.com/gallery.html

Grant-West Lars http://www.larsgrantwest.com/p17809102#h6aa7abb9

Gross Daerick http://www.studiogart.net/illustration/dw.html

Gross Sr. Daerick http://www.studiogart.net/illustration/dsrfantasy.html

The Werewolf by Daerick Gross Sr.
The Werewolf by Daerick Gross Sr.

Guinan Paul http://bigredhair.com/portfolio/illustration/index.html

Gurney James http://jamesgurney.com/site/images

Hare Emily  http://www.wavingmonster.com/

Harris John http://www.alisoneldred.com/artistJohnHarris.html

Road to Fire, Beside the Wall by John Harris
Road to Fire, Beside the Wall by John Harris

Harrison Mark http://www.paintingsbymarkharrison.com/

Hayes Michael C. http://www.artofmike.com/

Heo Jina Http://www.jjina.com/

Hescox Richard http://www.richardhescox.com/ Hescox Richard  

Hoang Daniel http://www.somnovus.com

Hodgson Bill http://www.wjhodgson.net/

Hoffman Mike http://www.mikehoffman.com/prints.html

Hoover Hope http://hopehooverart.artworkfolio.com/gallery/147482#4

Horsley Ralph http://www.ralphhorsley.co.uk/covers.html

Jael   http:// WWW.JAEL.NET 

Jainschigg Nick http://www.nickjainschigg.org/TradArt.html

Kaluba Doug http://douglasklauba.com/book_gallery.php

Kohse Lee http://www.kohse.com/category/gallery/

Kresek Larry http://www.lavatyart.com/galleries/lkresek/lkresek.htm

Kudelka Andrew http://amkudelka.blogspot.com/

Kukalis Romas http://www.romasbk.com/pages/portfolio.html

Kusbiantoro Apriyadi http://prey47.daportfolio.com/gallery/85467

Kyffin Tom http://be.net/tomkyffin

http://wwLabat Yancey http://www.yanceylabat.com/comic-licensed/marvel-portfolio.html

Law Stephanie Pui Mun http://www.shadowscapes.com/line.php?line=4

Lee Minguk http://www.mingmingart.com/

Leonard Ostergaard Kiri http://kirileonard.com

Linsner Joseph M. https://www.facebook.com/legendary.linsner

Lockwood Todd http://www.toddlockwood.com/

Maher Michael http://www.directoryofillustration.com/ArtistDIPageLarge.aspx?IID=110334&AID=6331 Maher Michael  

Maitz Don http://www.paravia.com/DonMaitz/website/index.html

Manomivibul Michael http://www.mikemanoart.com/p/work.html

The Naga by Michael Manomivibul
The Naga by Michael Manomivibul

Martin Britt http://www.brittmartin.com/Gallery.html

Mattingly David B. http://www.davidmattingly.com/Pages/DBMpaint.html

McEvoy Patrick http://www.megaflowgraphics.com McHugh Jeremy http://mchughstudios.com/

Meyers JonBoy http://www.jonboymeyers.com/gallery/?album=1&gallery=5

Miller David O. http: //www.davidomiller.com/                                        Miller Kurt http://www.kmistudio.com/

Miller Ron http://www.black-cat-studios.com/

Mimura Raven http://www.ravenmimura.com/index.php

Mondero Diosdado http://www.monderostudios.daportfolio.com/

Moore Chris http://www.chrismooreillustration.co.uk/

Moore Michael Monte http://www.mavarts.com/Galleries

Morford Gwyneth http://www.GwynethArts.com

Murphy Scott http://www.murphyillustration.com/

Novak Peter http://petenovak.blogspot.com/

Olsson Magnus (Mojo) http://www.upphovsman.se

Ortega Cris http://www.crisortega.com/

Palenica Steve http://www.stevepalenicastudios.com/

Parillo Lucio http://www.lucioparrillo.com/

Patelis Dmitri http://www.patelisentertainment.ca/

Pavelec Jim http://www.jimpavelec.com/

Peterschmidt Betsy http://betsyillustration.carbonmade.com/projects/3170309#2

Phillips Joseph http://www.joephillips.com/

Pittarelli Jeff http://www.pittarelli.com/main.html

Poole Mark http://www.markpoole.net/

Portacio Whilce http://whilceportaciostore.blogspot.com/

Post R K http://www.rkpost.net/#!originalart/c1gwv

Prior Rob http://www.comicartfans.com/forsalesearchresult.asp?txtsearch=rob%20prior

Raheem Tariq http://www.tariqart.net/

Rams Vinod http://www.vinodrams.com/

Rey Rob http://www.robreyart.com

Roland Mark http://www.rolandscapes.com/Home_Page.html

Rosema Scott http://www.comicartfans.com/comic-artists/scott_rosema.asp

Savage Michel http://www.greyforest.com/

Savage Tom http://www.tomsavagestudios.com/portfolios.html

Scanlan Peter http://www.scanlanart.com/illustration.html

Seaman Chris http://www.chrisseamanart.com/gallery.html

Shuler Doug http://douglasshuler.deviantart.com/

Siekiewicz Bill  http://www.billsienkiewiczart.com/

Simpson Howard http://abbadabba.com/comic.html

Sirois Douglas http://www.dougsirois.com/Index/Portfolio/Pages/Concept_Art.html

Skabla Jonathan http://www.jonathanskabla.com

Smith Graham Baker http://www.alisoneldred.com/artistGrahameBakerSmith.htmll

Stanko John http://stankoillustration.com/

Stawicki Matt http://www.mattstawicki.com/

Sturgeon Jeff http://www.jeffsturgeon.com/

Thompson Ruth http://redrooart.com/

Turner Patrick http://www.patrickturner.com/

Urbach Charles http://www.charlesurbach.com

Valez Walter http://www.waltervelezart.com/illustration/index.html

Vigil Tim http://dynapop.deviantart.com/

Vohwinkel Franz http://www.franz-vohwinkel.com/home.phtml

Walpole Tyler http://www.tylerwalpole.com/

Wannachaiwong Piya http://www.piyastudios.com

Weber Owen http://www.oweber.com/gallery.html

Williams Allen http://www.ijustdraw.com/line.php?line=8

Wu Yishu http://yishuwu.weebly.com/illustrationsconcept-art.html Wurtz Yishu  

Wurtz Janny http://www.paravia.com/DonMaitz/website/index.html

Yosselani Sasha http://www.sashayoss.com

Any money pledged that exceeds the actual cost of production will be split evenly among all the participating artists.Any money pledged that exceeds the actual cost of production will be split evenly among all the participating artists.ny money pledged that exceeds the actual cost of production will be split evenly among all the participating artists.www.davidomiller.comhttp://be.net/tomkyffin

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