I'm raising funds to do a print run of my art book: OUTSIDE THE LINES.
It's a 70 page, soft cover book that's half art prints and half sequential short stories.
I want to be able to have an art book to offer at conventions, signings and other events.
Half of the book is full of my art prints, sketches, concept art and private commissions that I've done over the last few years.
The other half of the book is a collection of short stories that I have illustrated for various writers over the last few years. Some of the writers and creators included in the book are Joey Esposito (Senior Editor at IGN.com Comics) writing a short story for the character Vic Boone (created by Shawn Aldridge), James DiAngelo (Red Moon Comics) and Chris Charlton (Assailant Comics).
The book will be soft cover and will be around 70 pages long and will also include one or two interviews and commentary of some of the artwork.
The book will also include a 5 page preview of my upcoming Graphic Novel ONE CRAZY MOTHER!
My goal is set at 400 dollars.
That will only cover the cost of the books and rewards for those who contribute.
1,000 DOLLAR STRETCH GOAL:
If we reach 1,000 dollars then I'll be able to print extra copies of the book so I can use them for conventions, signings, etc...
NEW 1,000 DOLLAR STRETCH GOAL INCENTIVE!
IF WE REACH 1,000 DOLLARS - ALL CONTRIBUTORS WILL RECEIVE A DIGITAL COPY OF YAKUZA VS LIZARDS #1! (Illustrated by me, Written by Kenny Jeffery)
SOME ENDORSEMENTS:"Joe Badon has a unique cartooning style that makes every image feel like it's in motion whether it's sequential art or a recreation of a scene from a favorite film."
- Brian John Mitchell (Founder and Director at Silber Records)"Joe Badon is a unique talent in the world of comics. His style is a mix of Euro and old school illustration. Visually striking without the sacrifice of craft and storytelling."
- Shawn Aldridge (Creator of Vic Boone)
"If you've ever seen Joe's art, you know that Outside the Lines is aptly named. Joe is one of those rare artists whose styles are so unique you can pick them out anywhere. Shades of Art Spiegelman in his sequential work, Joe mixes in an understanding of fine art for some really nice results. "Outside the Lines" is a great addition for any bookshelf!" - Roland Mann (former Malibu/Marvel Comics editor)
"Joe's art is unique; his distinctive coloring with his stylish linework gives anything he touches a look all his own. I love, love, love his work and can't wait to work with him again."
- Joey Esposito (Senior Editor at IGN.com Comics)
SOME STUFF FROM THE BOOK:
AT 50 DOLLARS OR MORE YOU'LL GET SOME OF MY MUSIC!!!
Risks and challenges
The book is about 95 percent completed. So I'm still finishing up the last 5 percent.
The printing company that I am using I have used a few times before and they've always been super professional and fast. That being said, there's always potential for printing mistakes (i.e.: the proof copy is screwed up and has to be fixed, the package is lost in the mail, etc...). This, of course, is a risk taken by any printing endeavor.
Lastly, this is my first time self publishing such a large print run so I'm sure that it will be an overwhelming experience. That being said, I will work to get all rewards out as efficiently as I possibly can.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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