Hey guys! Thanks for checking out my Kickstarter. My name is Jeff Victor and I'm an artist for the animation and game industry. I also do a lot of pop culture art that has been displayed in galleries all over the world as well as showcased in this year's Spectrum Art Annual. I am publishing my very first art book and I hope that with the help of Kickstarter, my dream of getting this book out into the world will become a reality!
All my life I've been a movie fan, geek, and artist. This project is what happens when all of those things collide. I work as an illustrator designing video games, and characters for cartoons. Originally from Chicago, I now live in LA with two fat and lazy cats.
Some kind words from my fellow artists:
"With impeccable taste and sly wit, Jeff Victor's artwork celebrates and truly honors his (and our) love for film, television and all thing pop culture. Kneel before his incredible talent!" -Jorge Gutierrez, creator of El Tigre and writer/director of The Book of Life.
"It is my belief what makes an artist great at what they do is exploring and experimentation. Added with some caricature and continuous repetition and the result will be the creative mind of Jeff Victor. I am happy to know him as an artist and admire his perseverance." -Stephen Silver/ Franchise Designer
"Jeff's drawings have a direct appeal with their playful shapes and good staging." -John Musker, Co-Director of the Little Mermaid, Hercules, & The Princess and the Frog
"Jeff has a wicked combination of fan boy passion and artistic skills. He's brilliant at distilling pop culture down to its essence while creating beautifully designed images filled with humor, appeal, and atmosphere. And although I can't confirm it, I've heard that he also makes a mean Denver omelette!" -Bob Boyle- Creator of Wow! Wow! Wubbzy & Yin!Yang! Yo!
The book will be hardbound with a spot UV gloss cover, 10"x8", feature over 80 pages of full color art. All my "Evolutions" pieces (as of June 2013) will be included, as well as tons of illustrations, some of which have never been seen, character designs, sketches and a tutorial step by step. Here is a short video with some samples of my artwork in the book:
UPDATE: STRETCH GOALS!!
So, in addition to the goals listed below, here are some cool stretch goals to keep the ball rolling!
$10,000- Everyone who ordered a book at the $35 or higher will get an additional 10"x8" mini-print of "Cat to the Future", shown below:
$11,000- All books will come with a swanky dust jacket, perfect for repelling those evil dust bunnies who live under your mattress. Plus, you get the "Cat to the Future" print!
DUST JACKET: UNLOCKED!!
$13,000- If we push over the $13K mark, a hardbound book slip cover awaits you! Please note: it is only available when you pre-order this book thru Kickstarter. If we reach this tier, and you haven't pledged, but are waiting to buy the book at some other time, you will not receive this slip cover. This tier also includes the "Cat to the Future" print!
Thanks again guys! I'm striving to make this book as awesome as it can be! Just a reminder-this book is a limited print run of only 500 copies! Pre-order now, because once these are gone, they're gone!
Risks and challenges
This is my first art book, so I am expecting there might be some unanticipated surprises, but I'm working closely with a great printer in China and being guided by other artists who have had books printed before to guide me through the process. I will keep this Kickstarter page updated as any new info comes in, but the book is ready to go to print as soon as it's funded, so I expect the final product to arrive in November, possibly early December. Plenty of time to give as a gift for the holidays.
Thank you for taking the time to read about my project! It means a lot to me, and I hope you'll donate to the book!
A super special shout out to the director of the Kickstarter video, Erik Deutscher . He's a great photographer, and I hope you'll check out his work here: www.AnimalErik.com
So, to conclude, I need your help! Please share this page! Facebook, Tweet, whatever it takes! I'd love to reach my goal, but if I go over, that's even better! The extra money will be spent on improving the book and adding new goodies for you guys! Thanks again! Now, let's Kickstart!!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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