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Bogossbook: an LGBT Male Illustrations hardcover book with over 50 artists celebrating the sexiness of men in everyday situations.
623 backers pledged €19,669 to help bring this project to life.
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Bogoss is French slang for "cutie" or "hottie". So anytime a hot guy is spotted in France, one can hear "wow, look at that Bogoss" in French. Thankfully, beautiful guys are everywhere on the planet, and this is what our book on male illustrations wants to show: they are in the park, on the subway, at the beach or the gym; they could even be people we know, friends we cook with, work with or simply chill out with.

The mock-up of the cover of the hardcover book: size A4 (approx.8 x 11") Final version pending

The book aims to celebrate the many sides of "everyday sexiness"; over 50 illustrators have expressed their version of it in their own style in a sexy but respectful way (no pornography allowed). The graphic styles are incredibly varied, from colored pencils on paper to digital art or even traditional paintings. Some drawings are realistic, others are more related to comics or manga, but together they offer a rich and colorful accounts of sexy men today. 

Example of interior art - art by Fabian Ngu and Alessio Slonimsky - final layout pending
Another example - art by Ryan Stephens and Absolum Terror - final layout pending
Another example - art by Nickie Charles and Jacopo Camagni - final layout pending

 You can see some of the art from the book on our Tumblr page: Bogossbook

 Check out some of the many artists involved in the making of the BOGOSS BOOK:

Sailesh + _anwararif_ + 4nt_0n3 + Absolumterror + Abzhakim + Adadigitalart + Ake + Albron + Alessio Slonimsky + Alo_alo_y_alo + Anachorete_boi + CLX + Fabian Ngu +Artedgar + Michael J. Breyette +  Rocket + Axeishguy +  Bastiaan Mol + Blake Guildaphish + Bottyto90 + Brenden Sanborn + Byron Power + Christian Cimoroni + Olivier Coipel + Davi Go + Daisukekun + Damian Eagley + Dante Amoretto + Marco Darko + David Farquhar + David Dehem + Duke of Men + Thore Noir + Ego Rodriguez + Eszieboo + Fabrissou + Luis Felipe Camargo + Gayzingly + Giopota + Grarn0 + Guido Fiato + Henriqueilustra + Isa + Ivan Bubentcov + Ivan Natas + Jack Of Hearts + Jacopo Camagni + Jerel Cardona + Jinhallz + Joaquim Sicart + Jo Ji + Kris Chaser + Leoleus + Lucky Sanford + Gumball + Makotobear + Mark Douglas + Martin Bedolla + Martin Drawz + Matteattack + Mavekkart + Maxime Garbarini + Michael Guiang + Monsieur Melus + Àruni Míkkelsson + Goodwin Nerko & Helg Lugano + Nickie Charles + Noxsatvrn + Osetes En Su Habitat + Paul Richmond + Profanust9 + Queerrilla + RB Dude + Renyl + Rumlockerart + Ryan J. Stephens + Scott Bratek + Silverjow + Solizart + Sparks816125 + Spencer Gunn + David Jester + Teddytedfrac + Toastwire + Javier Ramos + Wonkamon + Xiongbara + Yohann Antoine + You_recon_mate + Zack Brunner + Zestybob...

 Depending on your contribution, we would like to offer a pack of 5 prints (approx. 6x9") and an exclusive tote bag :

Set of 5 prints size A5 (or 6x9" approx.)
Exclusive Tote Bag
Stretched goals: 18000 Euros

If we reach 18k Euros, the following rewards will be granted to ALL contributors (except PDF):

- The book will have an extra shiny varnish over the art and the book title + 10 extra pages.

- A set of 5 bookmarks with art from the book will be offered.

An extra 10 pages + a shiny varnish over the drawings and title on the cover
A set of 5 bookmarks offered to all contributors (except PDF)
Stretched goals for 25000k euros

If we reach 25k Euros, the following rewards will be granted to ALL contributors (except PDF):

- A sketchbook (A5 and 20 pages) with art from a selection of artists from the Bogossbook

A sketchbook A5 and 20 pages

 David Foissard is the curator of this book. David has alread published over 25 books with the association Studio FGH and has been nominated twice (in 2018 and 2019) at the prestigious comicbook convention in Angoulême (Festival de la BD) in the "best alternative book" selection for publishing the French anthology book Egoscopic (as a writer / artist ans also as the publisher of the book). His publishing resumé includes: Egoscopic (twice a year, 14 issues), Slaptitude Bucolique, Douces Rebellitudes (2 issues), Sac à Vomi (2 issues), Gorgeous Comix (4 issues) etc; you can see some of his work here: www.egoscopic.blogspot.com. 

David is a huge comic book nerd and also loves sketchbooks and street art. David would also like to thank his friend Ellis Miah for helping out with the Bogossbook instagram page.

Risks and challenges

One of the main challenge of this Kickstarter is that the book is targeted in part for a niche market (LGBT) and may not generate enough contributors. But having said that, it is also a very well connected market and the offer on such books is not great at present, so it is also an opportunity for LGBT lovers of art. The aim is to release the book in November so that people could offer it to loved ones for Christmas.

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    Pledge €10 or more About US$ 12

    The Sexiness Set

    A PDF version of the Bogoss Book

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    The Damn Fine Book Set

    A PDF + a hardcover copy of the Bogoss Book + your name on the Thank You page

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    The Show It All Book Set

    A PDF of the book + a hardcover copy of the Bogoss Book + a set of 5 prints (6x9") based on the images from the book + your name on the Thank You page

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    The Take Me Everywhere Set

    A PDF of the book + a hardcover copie of the Bogoss Book + a set of 5 prints (6x9") based on illustrations from the book + a Bogoss Book tote bag + your name on the Thank You page

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    The Bookshop set - retailers only

    A PDF of the book + 5 copies of the hardcover Bogoss Book + 5 sets of prints (6x9") + your name on the Thank You page (Retailers only - Company Registration Number needed)

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