I'm Johnny B. Gerardy and I'm working with my friend Tom Carroll to complete the sequential art for his cookbook, called "Batter! Broil!! Baste!!! The Comic Book Creators Cookbook." Recipes inside the book are from such legends as Neil Gaiman (Sandman, Coreline), Steve Rude (Nexus), Dave Dorman (Star Wars, Wasted Lands), Mike Grell (The Warlord), Syd Mead (Tron, Blade Runner), P. Craig Russell (Killraven, Elric, Night Music), Len Wein (Swamp Thing, X-Men, Justice League), Bernie Wrightson (Swamp Thing, Frankenstein, Meat Loaf covers) Mark Evanier (Groo), and many others. But I need some backing to make this a reality.
That’s where you come in, fans of comic books, or cookbooks, or both. Through the magic of Kickstarter.com you can back me and qualify for a raft of fabulous cookbook art-related booty based on how well you back him. Backing me will make it possible for meto devote myself fully and completely to this project. And along the way you will be able to watch me make some of the most singularly unusual, yet completely delicious comic book artwork ever envisioned by humankind. Think I’m exaggerating? Check it out on my updates.
You can also check out the work of color artist Emily Bolles. She is working hand in hand with me to make this project as good as it possibly can be.
Already I've has created a cadre of culinary superheroes that includes: Supperman, Deli Doll, Shish-kabub, Transfatman and Busboy, The Tenderizer, Speedo, and The Green Ladle. I will post my sketches and inked visuals as they're finished.
The cover to the book is completed and serves as part of the reward system for this project. Johnny is ready to begin scripting and drawing sequential pages that will separate the major sections of the cookbook.
As a reward for backing me you will make off with an amazing haul of swag, including: -- signed mini concept art-cards,
-- digital .pdf files of sequential art,
-- pencil sketches,
-- cover posters,
-- your name mentioned in the book,
-- being included in the sequential art as:
------- yourself, as you appear now,
------- a superhero, one that you craft with Johnny B.'s assistance,
and finally …
-- everything along with an autographed copy of the actual cookbook.
So keep checking back for more updates. I look forward to receiving word of your backing and to helping you get to know the project better!!
- (30 days)