About this project
Do you like ugly, silly drawings? Ever get annoyed by lame socially-acceptable sayings such as "...don't take it personally." or "...you need to practice self-acceptance?" Ever feel guilty that you're just too crappy a person for real affirmations of love and kindness and prefer to just say something uncomfortably appropriate to everyday challenging situations? You get all the above with award-winning Animator/Fine Artist Chris Reccardi's new publication "Affirmations for Pessimists", an illustrated book of hideous drawings paired with delightfully cynical quotes that we all think but usually don't say (out loud). Some of them don't even go together. Who cares.
Designed for personal/field use, the book will measure 8.5 x 8.5", is 55 pages or so, and absorbs food spills easily. It's all formatted and ready to go with Lulu, America's #1 self-publisher. With a funding goal of a measly $5,500 (which will fund 1,000 initial copies, plus Kickstarter processing fees) we can get it onto Amazon, into the world's hands, and if we surpass that funding goal, we'll just make more books! Sounds good to me. Thank You for looking!
Chris Reccardi is an award-winning and Emmy-nominated animator and fine artist. Chris has played the role of designer, director, animator, writer/creator and musician on such popular animated shows as "The Ren & Stimpy Show", "Spongebob Squarepants", "The Powerpuff Girls", "Samurai Jack" and theatrical features such as "Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs"(Sony Pictures) and "Shrek 3 & 4"(DreamWorks). His fine art and prints have an international collector base with past exhibitions in Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Seattle, Sydney and Amsterdam. An avid musician, Chris is currently serving as bassist and art director for Elliot Easton's Tiki Gods, a newly-formed exotica music group headed by ex-The Cars guitarist Elliot Easton. Chris resides near Los Angeles, CA and is developing an independent original animated music video for future funding through Kickstarter.
Risks and challenges
This is a well-researched printing project with a small initial production run using a very successful self-publisher, Lulu. Lulu uses a thorough process of previewing, troubleshooting and final approval before going to press. I do not foresee any major obstacles with the process, but will happily keep you informed as the process unfolds and if any hitches in production occur. With 25 years experience in grueling Animation production and 10 years in fine art exhibitions, I have successfully negotiated all sorts of train-wrecks, fires and 11th-hour horrors. I trust this little baby will fare nicely in comparison.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
If I pledge $50.00 or more and wish to receive the free 12" Giclee print of my choice of one of the book illustrations, HOW do I pick the illustration if the book is not finished???
Once the campaign has ended, you will be emailed a private link to a free .pdf version of the book for your personal download. You can then contact us for your free giclee print request.
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