What Lurks Inside?
Paul Gerrard is a world renowned artist whose prolific designs have been used for acclaimed feature films such as Hellboy, Shannara, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Hellraiser, and many more. Gerrard's current collection of ALL NEW illustrations for RIVALS is split into six chapters, each exploring facets of Gerrard's dark, phantasmagorical imagination. RIVALS includes wasteland warriors, Lovecraftian giants and bio-mechanical torsos, 80's cartoon characters such as Skeletor and He-Man re-imagined, fantasy tree nymphs, fallen angels and much more!
"Master Gerrard's work penetrates the numbed pleroma of our hellborne gothic consciousness like some bastard biomechanical spawn of Clive Barker and H.R. Giger...There are indeed new worlds here and new and deeper hells, proof positive that chaos never died." ~ Richard Stanley
The RIVALS premium quality Art Book is sized to 8.27 × 11.69 inches, encompassing over 100 pieces of full color, original artwork, all packed into a high quality hardcover. We are offering two editions of RIVALS: the Trade Edition and Apocalyptic Mindwarp Edition. The Apocalyptic Mindwarp Edition contains ten additional pages, and is completed by insane double spread cover art - only available to Backers of this Kickstarter!!!
Chapter 1 : WATCHERS OF A DEAD WORLD
Lovecraftian nightmares, beasts made from symbols, man and woman mutated beyond recognition, fallen angels, demons risen - these are the Watchers of a Dead World:
Chapter 2 : RETRO HARBINGERS
Be inspired all over again as Gerrard revisits Masters of the Universe, Thundercats, D&D and more. Influenced by the characters you loved from 80's cartoons re-imagined by Gerrard in his own unique way:
Chapter 3 : CRANIAL ALPHA
A first glimpse into Gerrard's personal graphic novel that has been in development for five years - chrome, crystal, bone and bodies combine to create a new wave of extreme fusion for control of the Cranial Alpha:
Chapter 4 : MECHANISMS OF THE SPIRIT
Continuing where The ART of GERRARD Vol 1 left off; Gerrard once again creates his much beloved bio-mechanical species, and A.I. driven forms of spiritual desolation...made flesh:
Chapter 5 : THE ANTAGONISTS
What happens when you cross Mad Max with Conan and a slice of DUNE, The Antagonists chapter of course! Welcome to a post-apocalyptic wasteland populated by warriors, mutants and rouges:
Chapter 6 : THE BUTTERFLY SOLDIERS
Tree Vampires, motorcycle Rhino Gods, Witches made of stone, walking forest with Stone Henges for heads...Butterfly Soldiers can only be from the mind of Gerrard:
What do Backers Receive?
A Few Words from Paul Gerrard
“I wake up each morning itching to delve into RIVALS. It is the art book I have dreamed of doing ever since being introduced to imaginative sci-fi and dark fantasy art as a child. I adore art books so it's with tremendous pleasure that I'm able to present this book the way I envision it: full colour spreads, close-up's of immense detail, and multiple editions”, says Gerrard, continuing, "Kickstarter gives the artist the confidence to keep pushing day in day out, with the knowledge that people are behind you, supporting your vision and backing your endeavour. And with Kickstarter you can give back by offering art that means something - create true Collector's items just for the Backers. I love that. I currently have half of this vast collection of artwork is complete, and with your support I will create a landmark edition, so please join me. Let's open the creative floodgates and let the RIVALS madness take over!”
Risks and challenges
Risks and challenges
To successfully produce and publish RIVALS, it will be of the utmost importance that we reach and surpass the minimum goal! The success of RIVALS is contingent on the artist having enough time to properly delve into all the worlds presented .
Every pound above and beyond the minimum goal will ensure that RIVALS becomes ALL that it can be. There are many special STRETCH GOALS and new reward tiers that will be UNLOCKED once the minimum goal is met, so please spread the word, and help bring RIVALS into existence!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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