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Collecting over 170 of J.A.W. Cooper’s personal works.
Collecting over 170 of J.A.W. Cooper’s personal works.
Collecting over 170 of J.A.W. Cooper’s personal works.
878 backers pledged $62,794 to help bring this project to life.

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"Pastoral is a romp through subject matter that makes me supremely happy. I refuse to intellectualize it further than that. Expect humor, expect sensuality, expect chickens, expect all three in one image. If that sounds like a damn good time to you I think we will get along famously."
--J.A.W. Cooper

New works being drawn for the bonus 16 pages. Now unlocked! The book is now 128 pages.
New works being drawn for the bonus 16 pages. Now unlocked! The book is now 128 pages.

Stretch goals are unlocked! We're adding an extra 16 pages worth of new art by J.A.W. Cooper to Pastoral! All pledges of $35 or more receive two bonus 10 x 10 inch mini-prints. Thank you!

Campaign ends on Thursday, July 12th, 8pm PST!

Welcome! J.A.W. Cooper and Flesk have teamed up again to bring you her latest art book Pastoral, along with two new premium signed giclée prints. Cooper’s book is available in two editions: An affordable hardcover, and as an exquisite deluxe signed edition in slipcase that is limited to only 100 copies. Please see the samples and details below. Thank you for visiting!

Mature Warning: This book contains lots of asses, some butts, and other natural stuff as well. We think the nudity is tasteful and the humor is playful, nevertheless you may want to use your discretion if you are gifting this book to anybody under 18.

Pastoral is filled with Cooper's energetic, expressive pencil and ink drawings of wildlife and their stewards. Gouache works from her travels and her most recent gallery paintings also appear.

Hardcover Art Book

The Pastoral hardcover book is 128 pages at 11.5 x 12 inches. The page count has been increase to 128 pages after unlocking our first stretch goal! Over 170 previously unpublished works are collected.

Sample spread from Pastoral
Sample spread from Pastoral
Sample spread from Pastoral
Sample spread from Pastoral

Deluxe Signed Hardcover Book

The Pastoral deluxe edition is limited to only 100 signed and numbered copies in slipcase, of which 80 are available for sale through this Kickstarter campaign. Note that the previously noted edition of 200 has been reduced to only 100. 128 page 11.5” x 12” hardcover art book.

Sample spread from Pastoral
Sample spread from Pastoral
Sample spread from Pastoral
Sample spread from Pastoral

Premium Signed and Numbered Giclée Prints

Only available to our Kickstarter supporters during this campaign!

J.A.W. Cooper's "Safe Passage" is only available for the first 3 days of this campaign. It will be limited to the quantity ordered.

J.A.W. Cooper's "Fruition" will be limited to the quantity ordered during this 30-day campaign.

Stag Enamel Pin

This two piece Stag and leg enamel pin set is only available in select tiers that include the book and signed giclée print(s). Please see the tiers for details. The Stag pin is exclusive to this Kickstarter campaign.

The design shown above is a taste of what the pin set will look like. Please note that the design may fluctuate slightly during production based upon what is feasible with the pin manufacturer.

Kickstarter Bonus Mini-Print!

Exclusive Kickstarter Bonus Mini-Print! We will include a free 10 x 10 inch print with all pledges of $35 or more.


Stretch Goals

Stretch goals allow us to thank you for your growing support by rewarding you with exclusive bonus items just for our Kickstarter supporters.

1. UNLOCKED: We are Adding an additional 16 pages of art to Pastoral. Thank you for your support!
2. UNLOCKED: We are adding the "Shitty Critters" 10 x 10" mini-print to all pledges of $35 or more.

All Kickstarter stretch goal bonus items are limited to one per backer.

Original Art Packages

For those who are eager to donate to this project more generously we would love to show our gratitude for your support with a signed original drawing in addition to the Pastoral deluxe edition book, both "Safe Passage" and "Fruition" fine art prints, the Stag enamel pin, and all of the special bonus Kickstarter goodies. This tier ships in three packages.

The original art title and specifications can be found underneath each sample below. The dimensions reference the paper size.

Donkey Scratching (2018) - 12"x9" - Graphite on 50lb acid-free bond paper
Donkey Scratching (2018) - 12"x9" - Graphite on 50lb acid-free bond paper
Horse Sketch (2018) - 12"x9" - Graphite on 50lb acid-free bond paper
Horse Sketch (2018) - 12"x9" - Graphite on 50lb acid-free bond paper
Mouse Pups (2017) - 9"x12" - Graphite on 50lb acid-free bond paper
Mouse Pups (2017) - 9"x12" - Graphite on 50lb acid-free bond paper
Relaxed Rabbits (2016) - 12"x9" - Graphite on 50lb acid-free bond paper
Relaxed Rabbits (2016) - 12"x9" - Graphite on 50lb acid-free bond paper
Sleepy Hound (2017) - 12"x9" - Black colored pencil on 50lb acid-free bond paper
Sleepy Hound (2017) - 12"x9" - Black colored pencil on 50lb acid-free bond paper

Add-Ons

Add-on anything to anything! An Add-On lets you pledge for more than one tier by adding the price of any additional tier to your existing pledge. Say you want to include an extra book? Simply add-on an additional $35 to your pledge and let us know. You will also need to double the shipping charge. If you have any questions we are here to help.

Shipping Schedule

We expect to have your pledges shipped to you in November 2018. The designs for the books and prints are nearly completed. We expect to send everything to the printer within two weeks after the completion of this campaign if we hit our goal. It takes approximately three months for everything to be printed, and then to be delivered to us. We will ship them to everyone in early November immediately upon their arrival at our Flesk warehouse in Santa Cruz, CA.

All books are shipped within the U.S.A. by USPS Mail and will include tracking. Premium signed giclée prints shipped in the U.S.A. will ship by USPS First Class mail (small prints) or Priority Mail (large prints) and will include tracking.

The items shipped to our international friends usually take 3 weeks for delivery to your local post office, but can sometimes take up to 3-6 weeks depending on the country. Note that customs for your local country may hold on to packages for a week or longer and incur additional charges that are the responsibility of the backer. We know that shipping overseas is very expensive and we wish it was cheaper, too! We help by subsidizing some of the shipping cost. We make no money from the shipping.

Pastoral and all artwork is trademark and © 2018 J.A.W. Cooper. All Rights Reserved.

Video and text used for this campaign is © 2018 J.A.W. Cooper and Flesk Publications. All Rights Reserved.

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Risks and challenges

Why you should trust Flesk Publications? John Fleskes answers:

I pride myself on having a sixteen year record of delivering over eighty books of the highest quality. I've run ten previous Kickstarter campaigns with artists such as Brom, Frank Cho, J.A.W. Cooper, Jeffrey Alan Love, Gary Gianni and Mike Mignola (Hellboy: Into the Silent Sea Studio Edition), Petar Meseldzija, Richard and Wendy Pini (Elfquest), Mark Schultz, and Daren Bader and Lance HaunRogue. Most of these have been on time. We are very open with our backers and communicate through updates often to keep you up to date.

In some cases, things don't always go exactly as planned in the publishing world. Much of the time they do, but sometimes an unexpected problem or delay arises. In the rare case that this happens, simply put, I deal with it and find a way to get the job done. I am very open about any challenges and like to share in the process so people know what's going on. I don't like surprises, and don't feel anyone else should either. I respect the artist, and our supporters too much to let them down. The good thing is that I've published over eighty books and I know how to get them shipped and delivered, and I know how to manage a schedule and keep projects on track, and I will stay motivated and energized to get the books into your hands when I said I would.

I can't thank everyone enough who has supported us before. You directly help us to make these beautiful books.

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