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Brandi and her friends are headed out on a camping adventure in the great outdoors in this new story!
Brandi and her friends are headed out on a camping adventure in the great outdoors in this new story!
Brandi and her friends are headed out on a camping adventure in the great outdoors in this new story!
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* 3/24 NEW STRETCH GOAL ACHIEVED * info in latest update! *

Brandi's Diary - Stretch goal achieved!
Brandi's Diary - Stretch goal achieved!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/595152427/brandi-bare-field-trip/posts/1176575

*Earlier stretch goal info listed at bottom of this page*

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I'm Joe Pekar and if you're not familiar with my work, I've drawn comic book covers and pinups for Zenescope (Grimm Fairy Tales, etc.),  I've also had a book of my pinup art published by SQP, inc. and I've drawn plenty of sketch cards from licensed properties, such as Marvel and DC comics in between. I've also worked within the video game industry for companies like Activision and Nintendo. 

This is my fourth Kickstarter campaign, and third to involve The Brandi Bare series. A series which I've  co-created, co-written and drawn, along with co-creator/co-writer Jeff Outlaw, for 4 issues now. (There was also a Kickstarter funded novel written by Jeff set in the Brandi Bare universe 'Holly', with some artwork by myself.)

In this first issue of a new mini-series, Brandi and her friends are out camping as part of a school project (gotta get those college credits!). We'll find out a bit more about one of the faculty from the college that's been teased about in earlier issues, and the part she plays in the overall story. There'll be some other returning characters as well, like Brandi's Dad, their 'friend' Alice, and Bear. I hope you all will enjoy reading their adventures as much as Jeff and I enjoy creating them!

Digital versions of all 4 previous Brandi Bare comics can be purchased on Comixology.com. (https://www.comixology.com/Brandi-Bare/comics-series/14592) (as well as our other series Hopeful Springhttps://www.comixology.com/Hopeful-Spring-1/digital-comic/167536)

Print copies of issues 1-4 can be added to any pledge for $25. Issues 1-2 are $5 each (24 pages), issues 3-4 are $7.50 (they're 40 pages each).

Covers from Brandi Bare issues 1-4
Covers from Brandi Bare issues 1-4
A few pages from issues 3 and 4
A few pages from issues 3 and 4

*I've mentioned this on past Brandi Bare kickstarters, but I just wanted to reiterate that there is NO actual nudity in the Brandi Bare books. It may be a bit risque at times, but always good natured and fun...basically like a sexy sitcom on tv.*

Here is a peek at some of the already fully finished pages (minus lettering).

Page 1
Page 1
Page 2
Page 2
Page 3
Page 3
Page 4
Page 4

The issue has already been written, and is shaping up to be around 24 pages. Like with my past kickstarter campaigns there will be two covers for the issue, with one exclusive only to kickstarter backers.

Here's the regular cover (digitally colored/Original pencil art):

Cover A
Cover A

and a close up of the pencils:

 And a photo of the painting being used for the Kickstarter exclusive cover:

11"x17" acrylics on illustration board
11"x17" acrylics on illustration board
close up
close up
Cover B - Kickstarter Exclusive cover with logos/titles
Cover B - Kickstarter Exclusive cover with logos/titles

and photos of some of the original art pages that will be available as rewards:

For the first time I'll be creating all the original artwork for the comic using col-erase pencils (instead of the usual graphite). I've done most of my sketching over the years using red and/or blue col-erase pencils and I've always wanted to draw comic pages with them. (A bit more time consuming, but more vibrant than just regular gray pencil.)

Why Kickstarter?

Well, what I'm looking to do with Kickstarter is to raise enough money that I can focus all of my time on finishing up the art for the issue (and putting aside other commercial work) and getting it printed. Without Kickstarter, it took me years to complete a single issue. With Kickstarter, I've been able to finish a fully colored issue in about 2 months (and then work on the art rewards after that). Everyone will either receive digital PDF's of the issue (via email/download) or printed versions in addition to the different rewards that I'll be providing.

Rewards include:

Copies of the comic book!

Original art! Sketch cards, drawings, paintings, and a lot more...

Here are a few photos of some of the rewards I created for my last Kickstarter 'Hopeful Spring':

8"x10" copic marker rewards
8"x10" copic marker rewards
Sketch cards created during the Kickstarter for Brandi Bare #4
Sketch cards created during the Kickstarter for Brandi Bare #4
8"x10" copic marker, and 8"x10" pencil (graphite)
8"x10" copic marker, and 8"x10" pencil (graphite)
Sketch cover rewards
Sketch cover rewards
11"x17" copic marker rewards
11"x17" copic marker rewards
11"x15" Watercolor painting reward
11"x15" Watercolor painting reward
8"x10" Head (and shoulders) pencil sketches
8"x10" Head (and shoulders) pencil sketches
8"x10"  Head and shoulder pencil sketch rewards (col-erase and graphite), and a couple 8"x10" pencil sketches and one 8"x10" copic marker
8"x10" Head and shoulder pencil sketch rewards (col-erase and graphite), and a couple 8"x10" pencil sketches and one 8"x10" copic marker

 And here's a look at many of the rewards all together before they were mailed out!

I created well over 100 individual art rewards for my last Kickstarter (and met our shipping goal) and I shared photos with all the backers during the campaign. I post weekly updates every Wednesday all thru the life of the project so all the backers can see how it's progressing. I'll show teaser images from the actual comic as I'm finishing it up...without giving away too much of the story :).

Thanks!

-Joe

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STRETCH GOALS!

3/15/15 ++ STRETCH GOAL ART PRINTS UPDATED ++

Stretch goal - Four 8"x10" Art prints
Stretch goal - Four 8"x10" Art prints

 Check out the latest updates for more info!

3/5/15 ++STRETCH GOAL #2 Art Posted++

Stretch goal #2 - 8"x10" Art prints
Stretch goal #2 - 8"x10" Art prints

 Check out these updates for full images:

(print #1)

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/595152427/brandi-bare-field-trip/posts/1154550

(print #2)

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/595152427/brandi-bare-field-trip/posts/1156334

2/24/15 ++ STRETCH GOAL ACHIEVED! ++

set of 4 postcards for all backers of physical rewards
set of 4 postcards for all backers of physical rewards

Check out this update for more info: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/595152427/brandi-bare-field-trip/posts/1145076 and this one to see a bigger version of the art: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/595152427/brandi-bare-field-trip/posts/1146276

3/1/15  ++STRETCH GOAL #2 ACHIEVED!++

Unlocked at $10,500. Two 8"x10" full color prints (of all new art created just for this stretch goal).

I'll post the art here when they're finished. :) Print #1 will be of Brandi, and Print #2 will be of Dylan.

FUTURE STRETCH GOALS:

Unlocked at $13,500. Two additional 8"x10" prints. (1 of Rosie, 1 of Xian, completing the set of our 4 girls!)

Unlocked at $17,500. Brandi's Diary! More info when we get closer to the goal :)

Unlocked at ??? We'll see what the future holds!

Risks and challenges

This is my fourth Kickstarter campaign and each time has been a new learning experience. As always, communication with backers is the single most important issue in a campaign and that's one part I really enjoy. I send out frequent updates about the progress of the book's creation and I'm always around to answer questions.

One of the challenges from the last Kickstarter was the number of art rewards I needed to create. I've changed a few of the art rewards this time, to hopefully streamline the process a bit. But there will still be plenty of reward levels to choose from!

Now that Kickstarter allows the shipping costs to be more targeted to specific locations, the rewards on the main page do not factor in shipping since it can vary widely. (Once you select a reward level, it will give a breakdown on shipping per location.) Shipping to US locations is usually priority mail. International shipping is First-Class international via the US post office. If insurance or a different service is requested, just let me know and I can give a quote on differing shipping costs.

The only other possible problem I could run into is when the book is printing (as then it's out of my hands). I'm using the same printer as I have in the past and there were no problems at all on the last three campaigns, so I'm not anticipating any this time.

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    ART REWARD #1: SKETCH CARD - Brandi Bare: Field Trip mailed to you (signed by Joe). Features Cover B. Plus a colored sketch card (2.5"x3.5") of Brandi Bare or one of her friends!
    Additional sketch cards available for $20 each.

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    ART REWARD #2: PENCIL HEAD and Shoulders SKETCH 8"x10" penciled sketch of any character from the chest up (reference may be needed). Plus Covers A and B of Brandi Bare: Field Trip mailed to you (signed by Joe).

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    ART REWARD #3: PENCIL SKETCH 8"x10" penciled sketch of Brandi or any character you'd like! (reference may be needed). Plus Covers A and B of Brandi Bare: Field Trip mailed to you (signed by Joe).

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    ART REWARD #4: SKETCH COVER - Brandi Bare: Field Trip will also have a variant blank sketch cover. You can specify 1 character you'd like drawn on it (Brandi, a friend, or whomever you'd like). Art will be in color (Copic Markers). Plus Covers A and B of Brandi Bare:Field Trip mailed to you (signed by Joe).

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    ART REWARD #5: WATERCOLORS - 8"x10" Original art drawing, painted with watercolors of *any* 1 Character. Plus Covers A and B of Brandi Bare:Field Trip mailed to you (signed by Joe).

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    ART REWARD #6: COPIC MARKERS - 8"x10" Original art drawing, colored with Copic Markers of *any* 1 Character. Plus Covers A and B of Brandi Bare:Field Trip mailed to you (signed by Joe).

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    ART REWARD #7: ORIGINAL ART - An interior Page from issue 4. Art will be red/blue col-erase pencil on 11"x17" bristol paper (art will also be signed before shipping).

    First pledge gets first pick from available pages. Second pledge, gets 2nd pick and so on.

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    (Large) ART REWARD #10 12"x16" Acrylic Painting of *any* 1 character (reference may be needed) on heavy illustration board. Plus Covers A and B of Brandi Bare:Field Trip mailed to you (signed by Joe).

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    (Large) ART REWARD #11: COVER ART Pencils - Original Cover Art for issue 1 (Cover A). Art will be col-erase pencil on 11"x17" Strathmore comic art paper. Plus Covers A and B of Brandi Bare:Field Trip mailed to you (signed by Joe).

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