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Drawings inspired by Fantasy, Fables and Folklore.
Drawings inspired by Fantasy, Fables and Folklore.
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The Wonderings art book has been completely designed and is ready to send through to the printers as soon as it has been funded.

To ensure the highest quality we will be trusting our previous printers who looked after The Guidebook and 2014 sketchbook.

The book will be offset printed (hell yes!) and will feature a 300gsm Soft cover with matt laminate and a stunning spot gloss feature finish.

The book will be 'perfect bound', which is a combination of stitching and glue, this will give the spine better stability and the book better strength. Basically, we tried it once on the 2014 sketchbook and just never looked back! This binding style is the best for soft covers.

For those of you who know the original Guidebook from Nightmare's and Vision's, this book will be the same size 18.5 cm x 26 cm (this is just a bit smaller than A4.) 


Wonderings will be my biggest sketchbook EVER! I had so many sketches we actually had to choose the best pages for this book.




**** Details about how to secure a commission slot will be forthcoming, thank you for your patience****



PRINTING AND SHIPPING TIMELINE:

• Printing will begin  March 2019

• Shipping of rewards will happen in APRIL, with the possibility of it extending into MAY depending on how many backers we have to process.


SHIPPING INFO:

• Please note we will be shipping all books via Australia Post's standard service. We have used this for many years and are confident with the service, however; it does not include tracking. 

• If you would like tracking on your book, place your pledge as normal and then please contact us through kickstarter, as we can upgrade your shipping to include a tracking number at an additional cost of $5 aud. Please contact us before March 1st to ensure this service.

Risks and challenges

This book has been completely designed and is ready to be sent for printing.
We have talked to our printer and received quotes all we need now is the project to be funded to get started on production of the book.

We have used this specific printing company many times, and are confident on their turn around times and quality. There is of course always a risk that there could be printing delays out of our hands, and if this is the case we will be constantly updating you all as production rolls out.

All shipping and handling will be done by myself and my partner Jamie, so please keep in mind that it is quite time consuming to get everyone's orders out the door. Having said that, we are experienced in shipping products, and have successfully shipped out 550 hardcover books and rewards for my previous kickstarter campaign Nightmares and Visions.

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    Wonderings Book

    One copy of Wonderings, The art of Martin J. Abel

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    Wonderings Book + Limited Edition Print

    • Wonderings, The art of Martin J. Abel

    • 1 x Signed Kickstarter Exclusive Print

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    Wonderings + Print Collection

    • Wonderings, The art of Martin J. Abel

    • 1 x Signed Kickstarter Exclusive Print

    • NEW** - Fae Print Collection - Includes 3 x A5 signed prints

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    Pledge AU$ 300 or more About $207

    COMMISSION + Book + All Rewards

    • A5 FANTASY ART COMMISSION
    I'll create an original fantasy drawing for you, coloured with your choice of watercolour or markers..

    Key notes:

    • Book and prints will be shipped as usual, and artwork will be shipped separately at a later date and created as
    time permits. (estimating to be all done by June at the very latest.)
    • Commission requests must be fantasy based, Elves, Goblins, Giants, dragons, witches etc etc!
    • I'm not taking requests for portraits of actual people, or fan art, or tattoo designs at this time.

    Please send a message with your request. ••••••••••••••

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    • One copy of Wonderings, The art of Martin J. Abel
    • 1 x Kickstarter Exclusive Print
    • Print Collection ( 3 x a5 prints)

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    Wonderings Book (Early Bird Price)

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    Wonderings Book + ORIGINAL Art 'Wysh'

    •One copy of Wonderings, The art of Martin J. Abel
    - With personal thank you message
    •1 x Kickstarter Exclusive Print

    PLUS
    • 'WYSH' - Original artwork featured in the book.
    - A4 in size
    - Medium: Pencil and ink.
    - A first full figure rendition of a character planned for a future story.

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    Wonderings Book + ORIGINAL Art 'STONE'

    • One copy of Wonderings, The art of Martin J. Abel
    - With personal thank you message
    • 1 x Kickstarter Exclusive Print

    PLUS
    • 'Keeper of the Stone' - Original artwork featured in the book.
    - A4 in size
    - Medium: Pencil, Ink and Markers

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    Wonderings Book + ORIGINAL COVER ART

    •One copy of Wonderings, The art of Martin J. Abel
    - With personal thank you message
    •1 x Kickstarter Exclusive Print

    PLUS
    • The original Cover Artwork for Wonderings.
    - A4 in size
    - Medium: Pencil, ink and Ink wash for tones.
    - Drawn exclusively for this book featuring characters from within the pages.

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