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140 page (limited edition) sketchbook featuring Brandt Peters' original drawings, toy designs, and concept sketches.
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MUSE 1 marks the very first artist sketchbook release under the Circus Posterus Studios sketchbook series. This first sketchbook focuses entirely on my process, my vision, as well as ideas way before they make their way into production… that raw, black and white electric moment prior to production. I have been meaning to personally produce a sketchbook of my work for quite some time; after much planning, I will be designing the entire book project from start to finish - focusing 100% on my vision and design sense. Much of the concept design in MUSE 1 connects back to actual artwork, toys, prints, and even originals.
Muse 1 interior example
Muse 1 interior example
The goal of the project is to raise enough capital to produce this first sketchbook and have it printed this summer for release. We will be using the capital from your pledge incentives to pay for the production of the book. I am hoping to reach out with this project to my existing fan base, as well as brand new fans of character design, lowbrow and pop surrealism and of course, contemporary toy design.
Cover for MUSE 1
Cover for MUSE 1
Muse 1 interior example
Muse 1 interior example

From toy companies like Kidrobot and Super 7, to International events such as the highly sought out and attended museum exhibition MONSTERS AND MISFITS (Japan), and even through high end film and animation projects…the sketchbook will cover several facets of my life as a designer and artist over the past 8 years. This will be the most definitive collection of my black and white, line work, and character designs from any publishing company. The sketchbook will be at least 140 pages, softcover and will also feature a pin-up gallery of toy designs I have accomplished throughout the years.

Muse 1 interior example
Muse 1 interior example

Fine artist and toy designer Chris Ryniak will be writing the Foreword for MUSE 1 and Internationally recognized fine artist Travis Louie will be writing my Afterword.

This is the first time I am looking to the public to help fund a project, in an effort to help start connecting our fans directly to Circus Posterus's creative process. I realized a long time ago that our amazing fans love to help in every way possible, (which is beyond generous) and up until recently, I wasn’t sure how that could work! The solution is Kickstarter. I can’t imagine anything more rewarding than helping creators directly, and Kickstarter celebrates this more than any other format. I personally have helped fund some amazing Kickstarter projects, and I have to say that I am hooked.

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You helping fund this project would enable me to do the following: A project in this format allows me to push and design at a level that equals 100% of my vision as the artist who created the content/art and present this body of work in a presentation that matches the content…my pure 100% unadulterated vision. Secondly, it allows me a buffer and financial padding to actually take the time from other revenue producing projects, so I can focus entirely on nothing else for a short time while putting this book together and preparing the content. Thirdly, it allows me to directly pay for the printing of this project as well as all the other details, such as help with some of the incentives for you, etc. Lastly… the goal of this first project is to set up the first of many Circus Posterus’ artist sketchbooks releases (from CP members through guest artists).

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The design will take me about 1 month to complete and the actual printing will be finished before summer’s end, which will be modestly funded entirely by my goal of $6500. Any funding left over will be immediately carried over to our next project yet to be announced or possibly into a “stretch goal.” 
Please help us along with this project by tweeting, posting, Facebooking, any and all social outreach to spread the word about our project.   
Muse 1 interior example
Muse 1 interior example
As always, thanks in advance for your support – Without you, none of this would be possible!
Brandt Peters 

Risks and challenges

Regarding the risks and challenges for this particular project... I believe they are extremely minimal. The printer for the book has been secured and awaits the final files from me to move forward into actual production. Professionally speaking, I have a very long successful history in setting up published projects as well as seeing them through to sales and marketing. All other components such as incentives for pledges, etc. are already what I do at my company daily. Resin figures, limited edition prints, postcard sets, etc. are normal products that Circus Posterus rolls out consistently and have for years. It is possible that anything can or may happen, but between me and my crew, getting back on track happens instantly. Regarding any risks with resources, we have many fall-back options if something should happen or if setbacks occur.

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    PDF digital version of Muse 1 sketchbook emailed to you before day of actual release.

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    THE PRINTED BOOK: First printing, limited edition Muse 1 sketchbook, signed by the artist, Brandt Peters.

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    Two friends, One Package: (2) copies of the first printing, limited edition Muse 1 sketchbook, both signed by the artist, Brandt Peters.

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    THE STANDARD PACKAGE: Includes MUSE 1 book, signed by the artist, Brandt Peters + exclusive postcard set (x4 cards) with one card signed by the artist + (1) artist sticker pack (x5 stickers).

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    THE STANDARD PACKAGE + (1) exclusive 8" x 10" giclee archival print signed and numbered by the artist, Brandt Peters.

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    THE DELUXE PACKAGE Includes everything from (THE STANDARD PACKAGE) + the artist, Brandt Peters will do an original sketch inside the book for you. Also included in this package is an exclusive set of (2 ) giclee archival prints (8” x 10” & 13” x 19”) signed and numbered by the artist, Brandt Peters + (1) artist sticker pack (x5 stickers).

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    (THE DELUXE PACKAGE) + your printed name as a sponsor in the book.

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    (THE DELUXE PACKAGE) + a signed original pencil drawing from the artist, Brandt Peters (drawings will vary from 8" x 10" to 9" x 12" - *These will be selected randomly; no requests please) + your printed name as a sponsor in the book.

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    THE FAMILY PLAN PACKAGE: For those looking for a ton of gifts for the family... (9) First printing, limited edition Muse 1 sketchbooks, signed by the artist, Brandt Peters + (2) exclusive postcard sets (x4 cards each) each with one card signed by the artist. Also included in this package are (2) 8” x 10” exclusive giclee archival prints & (2) 13” x 19” exclusive giclee archival prints signed and numbered by the artist, Brandt Peters + (12) artist sticker packs (x5 stickers each) + your printed name as a sponsor in the book.

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    THE "9 INCHER": (THE DELUXE PACKAGE) + an additional sticker pack + your name as a sponsor in the book. . This package also includes an original hand painted resin 9” Circus Posterus Skelve figure in a custom color of your choice, signed by the artist! (See example on page at left).

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    THE "14 INCHER": (THE DELUXE PACKAGE) + an additional sticker pack + your name as a sponsor in the book. . This package also includes an original hand painted resin 14” Circus Posterus' Midi Skelve figure in a custom color of your choice signed by the artist! (See example on page at left) ...and that's not all! We will throw in $100 of random stuff from our studio (Artists Brandt Peters & Kathie Olivas)! You will never know what you will get!!!

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    THE "MEGA INCHER": (THE DELUXE PACKAGE) + an additional sticker pack + your name as a sponsor in the book. . This package also includes an original hand painted resin 22”+ Circus Posterus' Mega Skelve figure in a custom color of your choice signed by the artist!(See example on page at left) ...and that's not all! We will throw in $200 of random stuff from our studio (Artists Brandt Peters & Kathie Olivas)! You will never know what you will get!!!

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    THE "IT'S GOOD TO BE THE KING (OR QUEEN)" PACKAGE: (x2) *DELUXE PACKAGES + (2) names as a sponsors in the book. This package also includes (1) original hand painted 22”+ resin Circus Posterus' Mega Skelve figure in a custom color of your choice signed by the artist! (See example on page at left) ...and that's not all! We will throw in $300 of random stuff from our studio (Artists Brandt Peters & Kathie Olivas)! You will never know what you will get!!! As part of this package it includes a weekend “Get-Away” for 2 to Albuquerque, NM at the Parq Central Hotel (pledge must purchase their own round trip flights or travel) Deluxe 2 night stay during an opening gallery weekend at Stranger Factory (typically the first Friday of any month). * 2 reserved spaces for opening weekend workshop * New Mexican dinner with artists Brandt Peters, Kathie Olivas, and the CP crew! * Paid Museum tours, Lunches, and more for the both of you! *Exclusive back stage tour of Stranger Factory and the CP studios... * + (2) additional sketches by the artist, Brandt Peters while you are in Albuquerque. (((((this weekend must be coordinated to fit the artist’s own travel schedule/ must be redeemed within 2 years!))))

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