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I'm a comic book artist that draws using only the letters of the alphabet. I'm now putting my designs on 100% awesome t-shirts. Read more

Greenville, SC Fashion
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This project's funding goal was not reached on July 6, 2012.

I'm a comic book artist that draws using only the letters of the alphabet. I'm now putting my designs on 100% awesome t-shirts.

Greenville, SC Fashion
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About this project

Some people say that a picture is worth a thousand words. I'm Bradd, and my pictures are worth 26 letters. Take a look at this drawing of a shark.

Did you notice the letters A, B, C, D, and E making the wave at the top. Here are the other letters' locations revealed.

For the past few years I've been exploring and refining what I refer to as my Alpha-Sketch technique. An Alpha-Sketch is a parody drawing that uses only the letters of the alphabet to create the image. Every line you see is a letter of the alphabet. Nothing is repeated or omitted. It's an interactive art style that always gets a conversation started. 

I routinely travel the U.S. and sell my original art, prints and art books at conventions and craft fairs. 

A question I'm often asked is "Do you sell t-shirts?" I don't, but with your help, this project could change that. 

If this project is funded, the t-shirts will be professionally printed on 100% cotton shirts in adult sizes S - 5XL. You can choose 1 design or go crazy and get all 4. 

Here are the four designs:

1. Frankenstein's Monster

2. Robot

3. Octopus

4. South Carolina State Flag

The funding goal of $7150 was arrived at as follows. I'd like to print 576 shirts (144 of each design). This will cost roughly $3500. If we manage to have enough people back the project and each of the 576 shirts needed to be shipped individually, that brings postage to approximately $2835. $100 is dedicated to reward printing and materials for collages. Kickstarter and Amazon would receive approximately 10% of the funding request ($715).

$3500 (shirts) + $2835 (postage) + $715 (Kickstarter/Amazon) + $100 (rewards) = $7150 

It's not about profit; I just want to make cool shirts for you to wear. 

In addition to the t-shirts themselves, I'm offering other cool rewards like desktop wallpapers, an exclusive Kickstarter print, .pdfs of my Alpha-Sketch activity book, and custom art commissions where I'll draw any character of your choice - real or fictional - in a one-of-kind Alpha-Sketch.

If you'd like to help me make these t-shirts a reality, don't worry about providing me with your size or design choice just yet. That information will be gathered if the project reaches its funding goal. Thanks for checking out my T IS FOR T-SHIRTS project.

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    Pledge $5 or more
    About $5 USD

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    An exclusive ALPHA-SKETCH desktop wallpaper available only to Kickstarter backers!

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    About $10 USD

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    Previous reward and a .pdf of my ALPHA-SKETCH ACTIVITY BOOK containing 20 different b & w drawings suitable for coloring. Each drawing is also "decoded" to reveal every letter's location within the drawing!

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    Pledge $15 or more
    About $15 USD

    2 backers

    Previous rewards as well as an exclusive, color ALPHA-SKETCH print available only to Kickstarter backers! (International backers add $5)

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    Pledge $25 or more
    About $25 USD

    21 backers

    Previous rewards as well as 1 t-shirt of your choice from the 4 available designs! (International backers add $10)

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    About $45 USD

    6 backers

    Previous rewards plus another shirt of your choice from the 4 available designs! (2 shirts total); (International backers add $15)

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    About $65 USD

    3 backers

    Previous rewards plus another shirt of your choice from the 4 available designs! (3 shirts total); (International backers add $15)

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    About $85 USD

    1 backer

    Previous rewards plus another shirt of your choice from the 4 available designs! (4 shirts total); (International backers add $15)

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    Pledge $150 or more
    About $150 USD

    1 backer

    Previous rewards and a one-of-a-kind custom, digitally created ALPHA-SKETCH of your choice! You name it, I'll draw it. This could be a portrait of yourself, a loved one, or your nemesis...it's your call. Fictional characters and celebs are fine too. No nudity. One character only. 8.5"x11"! (International backers add $15)

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    About $200 USD

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    Previous rewards and an additional one-of-a-kind custom ALPHA-SKETCH of your choice! (bringing the total to 2 characters); (International backers add $15)

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    About $350 USD

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    Previous rewards and a handmade, mixed media collage featuring one character of your choice. Primarily uses cut craft papers, ink, graphite, and comic books as appropriate. 16"x20"! (International backers add $20)

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    Pledge $400 or more
    About $400 USD

    0 backers Limited (4 left of 4)

    Previous rewards and one of the four original sketches used to create either Frankenstein's Monster, the robot, the octopus, or the SC flag...chosen randomly! (International backers add $20)

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    Pledge $1,000 or more
    About $1,000 USD

    1 backer Limited (5 left of 6)

    All other rewards (except the original sketch limited to 4)... and I will draw your family tree in Alpha-Sketch based on photo reference you provide. Limited to 18 family members. You will receive a digital version of the file (in addition to print) as well as my permission to print as many copies as you'd like.

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    About $6,000 USD

    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    All previous rewards (except the original sketch limited to 4) ....and I will write and draw a 26 page children's book for you using my Alpha-Sketch collage technique. You will receive 15 professionally printed copies of the book as well as all of the original art. You can pick the subject if you'd like (family-friendly).

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Funding period

- (30 days)