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Two of the premiere sketch card and fantasy artists, Axebone and Rhiannon Owens, team up to bring you a book of their jam art !
Two of the premiere sketch card and fantasy artists, Axebone and Rhiannon Owens, team up to bring you a book of their jam art !
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One of the cards from Treasure Chests & Booty 2010
One of the cards from Treasure Chests & Booty 2010

Two friends. Two unique styles. One awesome, collaborative team! Rhiannon began her career in sketch cards in 2008 with Rittenhouse Archives. Shortly thereafter, Axebone landed on the scene and began doing cards for them as a last minute addition to X-Men Archives in 2009. Both were members of a sketch card forum where they quickly became friends. Rhiannon is known, in part, for her attention to detail and color blending. Axebone made a big splash with his voluptuous models and their amazing....assets. On their first project under Rittenhouse together, they began doing what is known as "jam" cards....a single piece of artwork completed by more than one artist. Their niche was carved out and their friendship strengthened. Over the course of the next year, their jam cards became favorites from the sets they were a part of and the two grew to become closer friends and eventually, more like family.They appear at conventions together, have sat on panel discussions side by side, and work throughout the year to bring fun, fresh projects to life.

Another Treasure Chests & Booty jam 2010
Another Treasure Chests & Booty jam 2010

Because of his use of such curvy and well endowed women, Axe met with some opposition while working under other companies' licenses. So, he did what any smart artist would do. He started his own studio so that he could do what HE wanted HIS way. Under the imprint "Bad Axe Studios", his goal was to create trading card projects that catered more to the needs of the artist and allow them as much creative freedom as possible. "Treasure Chests & Booty", a pirate themed card set, hit the market in the winter of 2010. It sold out in less than 10 minutes. As part of the incentives used to reward buyers who bought large volumes of the product, Axe and Rhiannon Jams were included. To this day they still sell for high dollar amounts on the secondary market. The following year, Dungeon Dolls, a fantasy warrior themed set was announced. It sold out in half the time of TC&B. 

One of the Incentive Jams from Dungeon Dolls 2011
One of the Incentive Jams from Dungeon Dolls 2011

Early in her career, Rhiannon made her mark in the sketch card industry for being able to turn over large numbers of work for multiple companies while not sacrificing quality for quantity. Wanting to set herself apart, she began to amass a collection of Copic Markers that made even seasoned, veteran artist's jaws drop. Because she drew, colored, and detailed every card by hand, every day for years, she honed and perfected a technique that hinted at photorealism that utilized a more painted style.  Not content to coast, she continues to hunt down and experiment with new mediums to try to expand on her ability and reach new heights as an artist. Rhiannon's work has been used as incentives for numerous projects and has had more than 2 dozen original pieces of art printed as trading cards for sets and show promos. Married with Axebone's clean lines and human subject matter, Rhiannon's coloring adds depth and details that give the pieces brand new life.

one of many commission requests from fans of our work together !
one of many commission requests from fans of our work together !

4 years into their friendship, the jams that Rhiannon and Axebone have created have been collected by fans across the globe. From Canada, to the UK, to Australia, and back to the good ole' USA , collectors have sought out their collaborations and hoarded them away while dealers have rejoiced in the rare instance to sell them on the secondary market for high prices. After working on numerous sets together, spearheading private projects, and conjoining to form Rhibone Studios - where they now produce jam sets of just their work together -  these two have created a brand all their own. With the amount of work they've compiled over the years, they've decided to put a collection together for the first time. They're offering incentives with this project that include actual pin-ups and highly sought out Artist Proof and Artist Return jam cards. They'll be completed in Axebone's fun, buxom,  animated style and finished with Rhi's colors and details. This volume will be in full color and contain exclusive work that will not appear anywhere before the books are completed. It will house some of the best pieces the two have done together; rarely seen except by those who've collected them.

Axebones lines and Inks. It's a "Lace" sneak peek !
Axebones lines and Inks. It's a "Lace" sneak peek !
A Dungeon Dolls exclusive jam from 2011
A Dungeon Dolls exclusive jam from 2011
Rhiannon's colors and added details ! Another "Lace" sneak peek !
Rhiannon's colors and added details ! Another "Lace" sneak peek !

The specs for the book are as follows: It will be a 36 page book and approx. 6 x 9 . Each page will feature full color artwork printed on a heavy paperstock. The cover, both front and back, will also be in full color. We have a designer on hand to help with laying out each page and converting them to print-ready files ( thanks, Pete! )

The prints will be 12 x 18 and full color also ! Each will be hand signed, numbered and exclusive to this project!

One of the many AP jams done by Axebone and Rhiannon.
One of the many AP jams done by Axebone and Rhiannon.
Exclusive sneak peek! Top row are Lace Jam sketches by Axebone and Rhi and the bottom row are inserted base cards from Bombshells by Rhiannon!
Exclusive sneak peek! Top row are Lace Jam sketches by Axebone and Rhi and the bottom row are inserted base cards from Bombshells by Rhiannon!
After colors and details and before. Drawing and inks by Axe; colors and details by Rhi
After colors and details and before. Drawing and inks by Axe; colors and details by Rhi

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk with this project is mailing artwork between ourselves to fulfill pledge rewards....One of us lives in FL...the other in NC. BUT! We've done that before with set work and personal commissions. The difference here is the number of and size of the work we're offering. Any larger commissions we've done have been in person when working together at conventions.

But hey, we're professionals! And we're fearless! We GOT THIS!

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    For anyone who doesn't necessarily want a book, but still wants to help out ! You will have our gratitude forever and ever! YAY!

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    Last minute rush! AHHHHH! For these last few hours before the project ends, you can pledge at this level and receive one copy of the book "Jamsauce" with a pencil sketch from Rhiannon! These books will be numbered by Rhi and signed by both artists! This pledge also comes with a free print! FREE STUFF AND A SKETCH! GET SOME!

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    For this reward you will receive one copy of the book,signed by both artists, and a quick, black and white head sketch of a character of your choice by Axebone! You see all those big boobies over there? He drew those...BOING !

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    At this reward level you can commission us to do one, standard sized sketch card jam of any character of your choice. This jam will come on custom Axebone sketchcard card stock ( measuring 2.5" x 3.5" ) and will be detailed and colored by Rhiannon. This reward also includes one copy of the book signed by both artists AND your name will appear on a special thank you page in the book.

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    At this added reward level you can commission us to do one, standard sized sketch card jam of any character of your choice. This jam is part of the second wave made available for people wanting to commission us but missed out on the first batch. This card will come on custom Axebone sketchcard card stock ( measuring 2.5" x 3.5" ) and will be detailed and colored by Rhiannon. This reward also includes one copy of the book signed by both artists AND your name will appear on a special thank you page in the book.

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    LACE ! Unlocked Reward Number One ! YAY! This long sold-out and HIGHLY anticipated set went into production in the middle of 2012 and numerous delays pushed it back. Collectors have been waiting patiently for this to come out and here's your chance to snag a set, with a jam sketch card, PLUS the book! The Lace set consists of 8 trading cards - 4 by Axebone, 4 by Rhiannon and is set off with a ful color jam sketch card. You're name will also be on the thank you page, and your book will come with both signatures!

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    Unlocked Reward Number Six! THIS SUCKS! For this pledge the backer will receive one of three Artist's Proof jams from the trading card series Vampirella! YAY! These cards are standard sized and will be drawn by Axe; colored by Rhi. The backer will also receive a copy of the book signed by both artists and their name will be on the thank you page :)

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    Unlocked Reward Number Eight! BOOOOOOBS IN SPAAAAAACE !! This reward is for a standard sized Warlord of Mars Artist's Proof! Both Axe and Rhi were on the set in 2012. This artist's proof will be drawn by Axe and colored by Rhi. The backer will also receive a copy of the book, signed by both artists, and their name will be added to the thank you page ! YAY!

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    Axebone is known for his voluptuous women and in 2010 he began printing trading card sets based on buxom babes with themes that gave artists broad ranges of material to draw from. For this reward, you will receive one copy of the book signed by Axe and Rhi and you will also receive a limited jam sketch card return ( standard sized card ) from either Treasure Chests & Booty ( Pirate themed ) or Dungeon Dolls ( Fantasy warrior women ). Both of these sets have been sold out since day one, but we tucked away cards for a rare occasion such as this! YAY! Your name will also appear on the thank you page :)

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    BOMBS AWAY ! For this brand new pledge, the backer can commission one standard sized Artit's Return from the Bombshells: Women of War release from Bad Axe Studios. This go 'round, Rhiannon and Axebone did NOT jam for incentives making these commissions the first and ONLY jams for this set! Don't miss out ! The backer will also get their name printed in the thank yous, and will also receive a copy of the book signed by both artists! BOOM!

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    Do you have a favorite comic book character? Yeah? Wanna jam of him or her? Axebone has a TON of blank comic book covers stored in his studio....a TON of them....Would you like a custom sketch of your favorite character, drawn by Axe and colored by Rhi? You choose your character, and we will Jam on an appropriate cover just for you! This reward also includes a copy of the Jamsauce book signed by both of us and your name added to the thank you page in it.

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    Death to all ! Unlocked Reward Numba' Five ! In 2011, Rhiannon and Axebone were picked to draw pin-ups for a convention exclusive Lady Death Pin-Up book. They were each one of only 25 artists to do work for this comic. Later that year, the creator of Lady Death asked Axebone to draw an exclusive cover for another short run of the book. With this pledge, you get a copy of the Axebone cover edition pin-up book, a SUPER rare Lady Death trading card that has Axebone's Skull logo printed in gold foil ON the card, AND one Lady Death jam sketch card from Axe and Rhi on Axe's personal card stock. You will also receive a copy of the Jam book signed by both artists and your name added to the thank you page :)

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    Unlocked Reward Numer Seven! RED DEVIL! For this reward, the backer will receive 1 Red Sonja Artist's Return Jam on a standard sized card from the set. Pencils and inks by Axe; colors by Rhi. The backer will also receive a copy of the book signed by both artists and their name will be on the thank you page :)

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    Unlocked Reward Number THREE! HUZZAH! Axebone and Rhiannon were contracted to produce cards for the inaugural set by Galen Sketch Cards called " Contemporary Pin-Ups" . For this reward you will receive a full color Contemporary Pin-Ups Artist Proof jam card ! YAY! As part of the swag you will also receive the book signed by both artists and your name will appear on the thank you page !

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    Unlocked Reward Number Nine! PIN UP GODDESS! In 2010 both Axe and Rhi were hired to produce images for the first licensed release by the last Bettie Page's estate. These cards sold out quickly! For THIS reward the backer can commission a standard sized, Bettie Page Artist's Proof that is drawn by Axe and colored/detailed by Rhi. The pledge will also receive a signed copy of the book by both artists AND their name in the thank you's!

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    New LACE reward! While working on putting the Lace sets together, we found 4 unused BLANK Lace sketch cards! For this reward you get to REQUEST what we draw on them! Redhead? Someone special? Chick with tattoos and blonde hair? ANYTHING! For the first time ever with a set release you get to customize your sketch. There will be no returns or artist's proofs with the lace set so this is your chance to get a custom order! Your pledge will also come with the set of 8 Lace basecards by Axe and Rhi, you will get your name added to the Thank You page in the book AND you get a signed copy of the book by both artists! YEAH!

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    For pledges at this level, the backer will get to commission a 5 x 7, original piece of artwork of one character of their choice with minimal background. Their names will be added to the special thank you page, their commission will appear IN THE BOOK, and they will also receive a print of their work. Pencils and inks by Axe, colors and details by Rhiannon; all done by hand.

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    Unlocked Reward Number TWO! YAY! For this reward, the backer will get a Lady Death Jam return ! Both Rhiannon and Axebone worked on the set but did less than 10 cards. And they DID NOT jam on any of their work for it. This return will be the ONLY Lady Death jam sketch card by the pair! SNATCH IT UP! This pledge will also get the book, their name on the thank you page, and everything signed by both artists. WHAM!

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    For pledges at this level, the backer will get to commission an oversized jam AP card return from either Treasure Chests & Booty or Dungeon Dolls. These cards are 4" x 6" and nearly double the size of standard sketch cards. These commissions will have fully rendered backgrounds and details. The pledges names will be added to the special thank you page. Pencils and inks will be by Axe, colors and details by Rhiannon; all done by hand. And, of course, you will receive a copy of the book signed by the two artists.

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    Bombs AWAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!! For this reward the backer will be able to commission 1, oversized Artist's Proof from Bombshells: Women of War! These cards measure 4 x 6 and are some of the ONLY jams available for the long awaited release. These AP commissions include a full background. Rhiannon and Axebone did not jam for this release making these cards super rare! Don't miss out! The pledge for this reward will also receive a copy of the book signed by both artists and their name will be added to the thank you page! Ker-POW!

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    For pledges at this level, the backer will get to commission a 9 x 12, original piece of artwork of one character of their choice.These commissions will include minimal background details Their names will be added to the special thank you page, their commission will appear IN THE BOOK, and they will also receive a print of their work and a signed copy of the book. Pencils and inks by Axe, colors and details by Rhiannon; all done by hand.

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    Unlocked Reward Number TEN! PIN-UP GODDESS UPSIZED! For this reward, you will receive one, 5 x 7 oversided Artist's Proof jam. This card is more than double the usual trading card sized and can be framed! It will be the ONLY jam of this size for this product by the two! Pencils and Inks by Axebone, colors/details by Rhi. The backer will also receive a copy of the book signed by both artists as well as their name added to the thank you page.

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    For this reward, the pledge will get to commission a 9 x 12 jam piece of one character of their choice. The figure will be a "bust" shot which is generally from the waist up AND this particular commission will be used as the BACK COVER image on the book! Their commission will be penciled and inked by Axe with colors and details by Rhiannon. The pledge for this reward will also receive one print of their commission, a signed copy of the book by both artists, and their name will appear FIRST on the special thank you page :)

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    The Big BANG ! The pledge for this level will get a custom, 9 x 12 piece of artwork with a fully rendered background. The commission is of one character of their choice AND this piece will be featured as the cover image for the book. The person who snags this reward will also have the book dedicated to specifically to them ! HUZZAH! And of course their book will be signed by both artists. They will also receive a print of their commission.

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