COVER UP! A 25 year Collection of Cover Art by Monte Michael Moore
Welcome to my second art book Kickstarter, I truly hope it's as successful as the first and thank you for your interest in my efforts. About a year ago I was having a discussion with a fan about art books, and it was he who suggested that I do a compilation book of my cover art and I thought it was a fantastic idea! So the idea for COVER UP was born as a retrospective of my first 25 years in the comics, gaming and entertainment industry and I'm looking forward to sharing that artwork with you! In the comics industry often a comics issue is published and read or filed away in a collection and doesn't get much of a shelf life, so this is a chance for me to share my evolution as an artist. I was never the kind who experienced any sort of 'overnight success', but instead have worked long and hard in the industry I love to carve out a successful career as an illustrator.
This collection will show some works never before seen in my previous art books as many of the early books were only black and white, and will now be shown in color and will contain some insights into the creation of the artwork as well. Much of the work will be from comics, but also some art from Novel Cover assignments, Magazine Clients, and so much Moore!
Some of the art may also be from clients who never managed to actually publish their projects which happens more often that we would like to hear, so this is a chance for those creations to have a bit more life as well.
Since 1993 my work has appeared on products and covers for dozens of clients such as DC comics, Marvel Entertainment, Zenescope Comics, Harris Comics, Image Comics and many others, and now they can all be collected in one place! From King Arthur and Vampirella, to a host of Indie comics titles and Femme Fatales such as Pin-Up Illustrated!
The Mischief art book turned out extremely nice and I think is my best art book to date because I am the one that selects every image, and writes every word that goes into the book rather than a publisher. It can be quite frustrating as an artist when you spend countless hours on the artwork to create a great book, only to find the layout, typography, image selection and even cover artwork that is not printed the way it best represents your efforts. By Self Publishing this "COVER UP" book, it will allow me to select the content, and make sure the quality control on the print quality is 'up to snuff'.
AD ONS #1 - Already getting a COVER UP book but want some back issues of Monte Moore Artbooks? Add $20 to any book order and get a copy of Mischief, Maginique or The Art of Wench mini print book! Add $60 and get all 3! International orders will need to add $30 per book to cover the extra shipping.
AD ONS #2 - So you wanna play some WENCH? The Sexiest Party/Drinking game you'll every play comes with 52 beautifully illustrated game cards with Monte Moore Pin-ups. Ad $20 to your pledge and let me know that is what you would like included! If you'd like to see other prints and sculptures available, please visit www.mavarts.com - Int'l orders please add another $10 for shipping. (this game not currently available outside USA, so yours would be RARE copy indeed!)
AD ONS #3 - There are still a few issues of my largest Full Color artbook published back in 2004, entitled MAJESTIKA. It includes gaming, pin-up, comics, how-to sections, and a 22 page fully illustrated Monte Moore graphic novel story in the back. This is a larger book and available as hardcover and softcover. Add $35 for softcover and $45 for hardcover to your pledge to receive these signed editions. - Int'l orders please add another $10 for shipping.
AD ONS#4 - For an extra $20 pledge for any Book reward, you can add the End of the Road award-winning feature film that I wrote and produced.
AD ONS #5 - for any book/art pledge of $25 or more, you may ad the COVER UP or any other art book to your pledge for only $20! If you are getting an art print which is shipped in a tube, then I have to ship separately and that will be a $25 charge to add COVER UP to a pledge such as the Elmore reward, since that will arrive in two separate shipments.
This book will be at least 64 pages, but may grow in size if the project were to hit its funding goal and need stretch goals to grow the content and size. Because this is a Cover Art retrospective, this will also be a FULL COLOR book as almost all cover art is full color unless it was a pencil art cover such as Vampirella and a few other specialty assignments. Stretch goals may also include an opportunity for Hard Cover printing as well!
It's a great thing that today an artist like myself can self-publish a limited edition art book with high quality reproductions and not need a faceless publisher to do it, but the drawback is that it is often solely up to us to make it happen.
If you've read through the Packages offered, you see some references to prints, games and other rewards, below is a selection of some of these artistic thank you's for your support.
Here is a nice example of what the single figure and other sketch rewards can look like if you choose this for your pledge! The possibilities are endless...
Thank you for visiting this campaign and learning about my artwork and my goal to bring this, my 8th The Art of Monte Moore art book to fruition. Please feel free to email me with questions, visit me online or through Facebook.
Elmore and Moore II, The ORIGINAL - new two figure Fantasy Art pinup drawn by Larry and painted by me, only added in last two days of Campaign. Only ONE available...you've been warned )
I Sincerely hope that my own efforts as an artist continue to inspire and bring joy to fans, art supporters, collectors, gamers and the next generation of artists, just like my art heroes did for me! Yours Truly - Monte M. Moore - Maverick Arts
STRETCH GOAL #1
Let's keep this Project rocking! Help spread the word or step up to another package, and if we reach 10K as a Goal, I'll add in a 8x10 SIGNED print plate of one of my most recent fantasy art creations for ART those receiving any art book as one of their rewards.
Here are some of the very final high level rewards and packages.
Risks and challenges
Artist's are often Lone Wolves, and I suppose I am no exception. My only exception to the rules of how most artists are is that I try my very best to be more organized, professional, communicative and timely than some in my profession. That being said the pledge rewards in this campaign are already in my possession except the new books, and any of the original art that needs to be created. So if all the rewards that involve me creating artwork such as sketches, drawings, paintings and such are purchased, and new stretch goals met, there is a chance I could be delayed in sending out products, but I assure my fans and supporters I will do my very best to stay on top of the obligations I have committed myself to, and still deliver the highest quality product and artwork that you've come to expect from me!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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