For years People have been suggesting that I should make a Coloring Book. Finally the overwhelming pleas from friends, family and fans collectively lit a fire within me to give it a try. So I dug through the archives of my artwork and chose the images I wanted to recreate as black and white drawings. I knew that 23 would be the perfect number for this Volume One Edition because it's a cosmically significant number set forth by the Snake Oil Medicine Show Lore (more about that later). Then I saw a hand-bound text from a local book binder which lit the vision of this creation in my brain.
I love the idea of creating limited edition hand-made coloring books versus a mass produced style. The illustrations are all dreamed up by Me, inspired by years of paintings and drawings from my Sketchbooks. They are mostly done in pen and ink, a process of dipping a quill tip into an ink well, which I also love. The covers will be hand printed in my studio, the pages printed across the river and the binding done by a local Book Binder.
This is an all new collection of drawings, which I think You'll enjoy coloring or you could not color them at all and simply keep them as is, or cut the binding and frame them. It will be a signed and numbered series, for ages 2-122, after that, You're on Your own! I am quite proud of the Artwork in this Volume and this journey of making a book has brought me to a whole new level of understanding of the book-making process. I have a top-notch team assembled to make this happen and now I am asking for Your support, which will bring this Dream into reality!
There are no rules for Coloring! So sharpen Your colored pencil set and get ready to go! Coloring has been clinically proven to reduce stress, put on some of Your favorite music, start coloring these images in and Your stress is gonna melt away like butter on the top of a stack of flap-jacks!
It's been a long time since Anyone has thought about the Lore but that doesn't mean that it's not being stored and stored up. This is such a small sampling of Images from within the Lore. No one knows how many are in there for certain but rest assured, these images are from there and the significance of the number of illustrations in this Volume One Edition, both Cosmically and otherwise, cannot be denied.
this entire project was dreamed-UP and drawn-Out at the Samovar ARTs Lounge on the banks of the French Broad River in wonderful Western North Carolina (aka North Asheville), where, according to Some, We are spearheading the Northern Expansion of the River ARTs District...
Risks and challenges
I have completed all the drawings for this book and I am in the process of having the pages printed, I will be hand-printing the covers as the pages are printed, then the binding will take place, all of that should be done around the end of this campaign and I have set goals of distributing the various perks. The other perks are ready to go, aside from the CDs, which I also print and make by hand (I print on the CDs and make the sleeves right here in my studio). I have been screen printing professionally for over 17 years and the Man who is helping me make the books has been a printer for over 25 years, so there will be no problem fullfiling these orders. Thank You!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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