About this project
John worked as a Visual Development Artist on ten Disney films. Recently he worked as a sculptor for Hasbro Toys on Jurrasic World, Avengers, and Frozen. He has taught creative classes on many subjects in several parts of the world, including Lucasfilm Singapore, Blizzard Entertainment, and Stan Winston's School of Character Arts. He currently teaches several classes at CalArts and USC. Along with the professional work he is involved with, has spent every bit of his spare time on this dream project.
Inspired by a near death experience, this 108 page hard cover graphic novel is a psychedelic, mind expanding, stream of consciousness epic. At this time the book is completed and ready to go.
Our first stretch Goal: If we reach 14K, all backers who bought the Zentropa book reward or any higher rewards will also receive a free Zentropa coloring book!!!
Our second stretch Goal: If we reach 21K, all backers who bought the Zentropa book reward or any higher rewards... will also receive this free 8.5 x 11" exclusive Zentropa print!!!
We just added another cool reward to our Kickstarter… if we reach our 21K stretch goal everyone who ordered the book or any higher rewards will also receive this cool sticker!
Book sample pages…
sample pages - close view…
Additional book sample pages…
The Rewards - delivery on all items before July 4th 2016:
ZEN MINI ART PACKAGE: Signed thank you postcard. Pledge $1 or more.
ZEN DRAWING DEMO PACKAGE: Includes earlier package + The Surrealist Line: A 60 min drawing demo. (Digital download) Audio commentary includes: finding complete freedom begins with a single line, finding your hidden style, now to draw better without hard work, dreaming while awake, and creating imagery know one has ever seen before. Pledge $10 or more.
ZEN DRAWING DEMO PACKAGE #2: Includes earlier packages + Inspiration Now: A 60 min drawing demo. (Digital download) Audio commentary includes: ways of becoming overly inspired every day, absorbing art from the past to create the future, how to allow your art to speak to you, how to listen to your muse, and techniques on how to erase artists' block forever. Pledge $20 or more.
ZEN HARD COVER PACKAGE: Includes earlier packages + Zentropa Hard Cover book shrink wrapped with center fold out page. Pledge $40 or more.
The first 50 people that buy the book will also receive this exclusive Kickstarter collectable illustration. Printed on 8.5" x 11" heavy card stock, signed and numbered.
ZEN AUTOGRAPH PACKAGE: Includes earlier packages + Signed 8 1/2 x 11" mini poster… Pledge $45 or more.
Mini poster reverse side...
ZEN POSTER PACKAGE: Includes earlier packages + Four 11 x 17" autographed poster set - printed on card-stock. Pledge $100 or more.
ZEN SCULPTURE PACKAGE: Includes earlier packages + Resin reclining woman sculpt with wood wall mounting base, each individually hand painted. Pledge $200 or more.
ZEN 3D PRINT PACKAGE: Includes earlier packages + Solid 14" resin replica of 3D print, each individually hand painted. Pledge $425 or more.
ZEN ORIGINAL DRAWING COLLECTORS PACKAGE: Pledge $800 or more.
ZEN ULTIMATE COLLECTORS PACKAGE: Includes earlier packages + Solid resin Monkey-Man sculpt with wood mounting base, each individually hand painted. Including base 20" tall. Pledge $1,500 or more.
The rewards quick pick thumbnails:
Risks and challenges
The risk is that people might not like a wordless 100 page Graphic Novel, we shall see. The main challenge will to try and reach the public without a publisher. Independent all the way…
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