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A Comprehensive Collection of Cover Art spanning the 20+ years of Monte's professional career in gaming, comics and sexy pin-up art!
A Comprehensive Collection of Cover Art spanning the 20+ years of Monte's professional career in gaming, comics and sexy pin-up art!
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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.

Hellina - my first ever freelance comics cover
Hellina - my first ever freelance comics cover

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!  

SciFi and Fantasy Book Covers
SciFi and Fantasy Book Covers

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!

Pin Up Illustrated cover art
Pin Up Illustrated cover art

 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'.

DragonBall Z Magazine cover, one of many from the early 2000s
DragonBall Z Magazine cover, one of many from the early 2000s

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.

Mischief Art book from my last Kickstarter
Mischief Art book from my last Kickstarter

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!)

Wench: The Thinking Drinking Game!
Wench: The Thinking Drinking Game!

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. 

End of the Road Feature Film/DVD
End of the Road Feature Film/DVD

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!

1990's Comics Cover
1990's Comics Cover

 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.

Fantasy Fusion Rewards - Sunkissed, Guardians, The Dragonfly, Maidens, Draconis, and Angelheart
Fantasy Fusion Rewards - Sunkissed, Guardians, The Dragonfly, Maidens, Draconis, and Angelheart

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...

Example of Fully Painted Sketch cover from Coveted Cover Collector Reward!
Example of Fully Painted Sketch cover from Coveted Cover Collector Reward!

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.

"Frontiers" Retrovision Magazine Cover
"Frontiers" Retrovision Magazine Cover

 

Elmore and Moore "Forever Autumn" art print
Elmore and Moore "Forever Autumn" art print

 

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 )  

The Lookouts - Original Painting to be created in full color!
The Lookouts - Original Painting to be created in full color!

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

Gamma World TSR Box Art Cover
Gamma World TSR Box Art Cover

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.

Queen of Winter Dragons original painting
Queen of Winter Dragons original painting

 

Epic Level Reward - 24x48 Kryptonians Painting from Man of Steel movie.
Epic Level Reward - 24x48 Kryptonians Painting from Man of Steel movie.

 

Cavewoman Original Cover Art from I GOT YOU COVERED Reward
Cavewoman Original Cover Art from I GOT YOU COVERED Reward

 

1 of the Jedi Master Package print options
1 of the Jedi Master Package print options

 

Examples of Cover Art choices from I GOT YOU COVERED reward choice
Examples of Cover Art choices from I GOT YOU COVERED reward choice

 

Deadly Desires - Art Print images like these might be included in Stretch Goal options
Deadly Desires - Art Print images like these might be included in Stretch Goal options

 

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!

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    FAN PACKAGE

    FAN PACKAGE - My thanks for your support and a Screensaver Image from the book project for you to enjoy.

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    FAN-TASTIC SUPPORTER - Digital delights to enjoy, with a selection of 10 images from the book to enjoy as Screensavers.

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    MOORE SUPPORT Team Member - A Digital Only PDF of the Mischief book from my previous Kickstarter for you to enjoy and peruse on your computer or phone.

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    MAGINIQUE PACKAGE

    MAGINIQUE PACKAGE - A signed copy of one of Monte's previously published artbooks, either the 64 page Mischief or Maginique sketchbook, your choice!

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    FANTASY D-FUSION PACKAGE

    FANTASY D-FUSION PACKAGE - 18x24 Signed and Numbered Limited Edition Print - Choices will include from the Award Winning Black and White art SUNKISSED (mermaid), ANGELHEART (ANGEL), SUNSATIABLE (Winner of 2001 World Fantasy Art Show) or DRACONIS! (dragon)

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    COVER UP!

    COVER UP! - That's right! The book your support has helped bring to fruition will be yours to enjoy. A 64 page SIGNED Art Book, a full color Compendium that is Hardcover and which will feature luscious drawings of Mermaids and Dragons, Demons and Fantastic Delights that have graced the covers and pages of comics, games, RPG modules, pin-ups, novels and Moore! This will be an exclusive KICKSTARTER debut book, which will feature front and rear cover art created for this new book and offered first to the loyal kickstarter supporters. Pledge now and help bring the magic to life!

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    ELMORE and MOORE PACKAGE

    ELMORE and MOORE PACKAGE - That's right, be one of the first to own the only COLLABORATION piece Larry has ever done. One of the world's most loved and celebrated artists Larry Elmore (DragonLance and Dungeons and Dragons Guru) has joined forces with Monte Moore to create "Forever Autumn", drawn by Larry and beautifully illustrated in Acrylics by Monte for a truly unique look. This piece carries Larry's signature style of illustration, but the fusion of Monte's acrylics instead of Larry's traditional Oil Painted approach combines both styles for a one of a kind look. This limited edition of only 200 prints is signed and numbered by BOTH artists, and available here in very limited quantities, so get yours now.

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    BOOK EM DANO

    "BOOK 'EM DANO" Package - Get all caught up on Monte Moore sketchbooks for your collection. This package includes the MISCHIEF book, The Art of Wench, and MAGINIQUE. Due to the fact that Maidens Vol. I and II and Mystika are out of print, you'll have to look on ebay for copies of those. For an additional $35 pledge at this level, you can also get a softcover version of the full color artbook MAJESTIKA!

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    ROCK MY BOOK!

    ROCK MY BOOK! This will be the first in the limited availability due to the fact I take more time than some to create nice sketch...and I'm not the fastest artist in the world. Recipients of these books will get their choice of either a sketch inside the back cover of the book, or a separate sketch to enjoy and frame (8x10). These sketches will each have at least one-two hours spent on them! Your choice of subject as well!

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    JEDI MASTER PACKAGE

    JEDI MASTER PACKAGE - As many fans know, I have been creating officially licensed Star Wars art for over a decade for posters, Star Wars products, trading cards and video games. Backers of this package will not only enjoy the signed book, but also receive one of the few remaining prints from a past Star Wars Celebration (Japan, CIII-CV) and will be able to choose from one of these prints, which are no longer available for sale to the public, and are coming from my own private collection of ARTIST PROOFS as the artist. Each of these prints was originally for sale to the public at a price between $50-100 per print, and have sold for triple that on the rare resell on ebay.

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    GIMME MOORE

    GIMME MOORE! This deluxe package comes with a great set of Monte Moore items. Hours of entertainment will be yours with your Signed Copy of the Cover Up Book, along with signed copies of Maginique and Mischief previously released sketchbooks, a copy of WENCH cardgame beautifully illustrated by Monte, AND...wait for it...Monte's first movie "End of the Road" the multi-award winning feature film Written and Produced by the versatile one himself!

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    COLLECTOR PACKAGE

    COLLECTORS PACKAGE - This is for you collectors out there... you know who you are. You don't collect prints and posters anymore, only the one of a kind art trips your trigger. Your walls and portfolio's are full of luscious pin-ups, daring femme fatales and leather clad heroines. Any supporter in this level will receive a signed book and an 11x14 original Monte Moore original drawing of their favorite character, or even better let the artist choose the subject most tempting. Due to the fact each of these drawings will have 3-5 hours spent on them, this will be a limited availability and deliver later than the less time-consuming sketches.

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    Coveted Cover Collector!

    Although I'm not currently accepting Sketch Cover commissions to the general public, for my Kickstarter I'm offering 10 single figure sketch covers...fully painted! Visit the gallery here to see lots of cool samples of previous creations. These aren't just Marker colored pieces like most in the industry, we're talking hand painted and airbrushed as well! Very rare today! http://www.mavarts.com/sketch-cover-gallery

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    THE IMMORTAL PACKAGE

    THE IMMORTAL PACKAGE - Commission an original 11x14 drawing to be published in the Cover Up Art book AND receive the original drawing to own and enjoy. This can be a drawing of YOU, a friend, family member or character. You will also receive a copy of the book, signed and dedicated to you.

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    VIVACIOUS VIXENS PACKAGE!

    VIVACIOUS VIXENS PACKAGE! Only for the rare...only for the bold...and only a few available. Yes...the book is yours...but you need MOORE...and you want it in color. Bring the heat and commission your own 11x14 single figure pin-up PAINTING, that's right. Name your Poison, favorite character or delicious delight, and Monte will sharpen the pencil, dip those brushes and fire up the airbrush to create you a one of a kind single figure (no background) painting to enjoy night after night. Please allow 3-6 months for these creations to be brought to life.

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    DANGEROUS DELIGHTS AND MOORE

    You wanted the Vivacious Vixens package, but maybe you weren't as quick on the draw, that's OK we have Moore delights and I don't want anyone to be disappointed! This package will be an 11x17 FULLY PAINTED pin-up figure (no background) of your choice and I'll bring it/her to life for your enjoyment! This will include a copy of the Cover Up book as well. Your wish is my artistic command...

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    MONT-STER SUPPORT PACKAGE

    MONT-STER Support PACKAGE, similar to the Vivacious Vixens package, but the painted commission will be 17x22 and either a single character with background (Boba Fett to Batgirl...your choice) or 2 Figures no background...your wish is the artist's creation... (and...you get the Cover Up book...of course!)

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    I GOT YOU COVERED!

    I GOT YOU COVERED! - I still have a handful of covers available from Comics and Book projects, this selection will include not only a fully illustrated/published cover (your choice of 3-5 to choose from) but will also include a 10x14 original drawing commission with your choice of character!

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    I GOT YOUR BACK!

    I GOT YOUR BACK....Cover that is - Commission and OWN the back cover to the MISCHIEF book. A 1-2 figure fantasy female commission, original painting 17x22 fully illustrated in high detail, yours to own and enjoy, along with a signed copy of the book. (optional choice here is to choose the "Sittin' Pretty" original painting retro Cowgirl painting commissioned by the National Finals Rodeo, which then would become the back cover to the book).

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    I'M YOUR COVER GIRL!

    I"M YOUR COVER GIRL - PACKAGE - Commission and own the 18x24 Cover Art for COVER UP! . 1-2 figures, fully illustrated fantasy female theme appropriate for a Monte Moore Art Book. This will be a rare opportunity to help choose the theme and characters and art direct the cover before it is ever painted, although there is some artist's discretion here to make sure the cover will also appeal to all other Mischief supporters.

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    Face the Doom

    Original 30x40 Canvas painting featuring Captain Phasma by a licensed Star Wars artist is sure to please any true Fan of the Force!
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    QUEEN OF WINTER DRAGONS

    QUEEN of WINTER DRAGONS - Here is a chance to own one of my absolute BEST fantasy pin-up paintings created to date, this stunning 28x16 inch mixed media features a fantastic fairy portrayed by none other than Playboy's 50th Anniversary Playmate Colleen Shannon amidst a dragon laden winter scene sure to cast it's spell on you every time you gaze upon it!

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    Elmore and Moore II - The ORIGINAL

    In my previous Art Book kickstarter, I offered the very first Elmore and Moore original called "Forever Autumn" which was selected by a very discerning Elmore/Moore collector for 3500. This new offering I am tentatively calling The Lookouts, and combines two of Larry Elmore's luscious Maidens and will once again be painted by me, in at least an 18x24 size but will contain TWO full figures set against a classic Elmore background. This is only the second painting ever created and offered by Larry Elmore and myself... this is an ULTRA RARE opportunity...and a truly ONE of a KIND!

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    EPIC LEVEL SUPPORT

    EPIC LEVEL SUPPORT - This Man of Steel painting sits behind my desk, as a source of inspiration to me in my artistic endeavors, as I've always loved what Superman stood for, and continue to do so today. I created this lavish and large 24x48 inch illustration with much love, mixed media acrylics and pencils and well over 100 hours of efforts. I'm offering it here at $1000 less than I have it on my own website. This is one of the top 10 illustrations I've ever created when it comes to detail, composition and time involved. Maybe you will enjoy it as well...

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