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Simon Bisley Kickstarter.  

Hi guys, Simon Bisley here, it's been over 10 years since my first Sketchbook, compiled of commissions and unpublished work, it was sold out within the first week of publication. I have been repeatedly asked when I would produce my next Sketchbook. I have been super busy but I am happy to finally announce that I am going to create my 2nd Sketchbook by way of a Kickstarter Project, the new sketchbook with have a minimum 56 pages, at least 30 of these will be full colour.  

Images in this sketchbook will include many previously unpublished work, including, Babes, Hellblazer, Batman, Sandman, Slaine, Marvel, DC and some Horror images.  

Hearing a lot of fans telling me that they would love sketches but have been unsuccessful at Comic Conventions. I wanted to try an innovative way for all fans to get a sketch by creating a "Virtual" Comic Con, no queuing, no waiting around, no disappointment, all this and a new Art Book.  

If our funding goal of £20k, is met before the Campaign ends, I will set new milestones and stretch goals based around adding more interior pages and possibly a new limited cover.

My ultimate aim is to create an expansive art book filled with my own work and ideas. This all takes a long time and considerable effort. I cannot do it on my own I need help from you guys! 

Money from this campaign will go towards producing this Sketchbook. It will also buy me some valuable breathing space, allowing me time to create some personal art.

 

Commission and Sketch Rewards:

 

Requested sketches will be on the specially designated inside blank page.

Your commission or sketch can include a personal dedication.  

We will contact you for details on your commission or sketch.

Commissions can be anything from a basic Batman or other popular (or unpopular) character to something fantastical invented completely from your own imagination.

About Simon Bisley:

Simon has cited Frank FrazettaGustav KlimtSalvador DaliWilliam Turner and Richard Corben as influences. His distinctive style is predominantly rendered using acrylics on bristol board; Simon does not regularly use airbrushes, contrary to popular belief, but he has been known to use car spraypaint and various other household items to achieve his amazing results…

“Simon Bisley is a British comic book artist best known for his 1990s work on ABC Warriors, Lobo and Sláine. His style, reliant on paints… as well as inks, was strongly influenced by Frank Frazetta and Bill Sienkiewicz and took inspiration from rock album covers and graffiti as well as traditional comics art. While still a student, Bisley did a painting of a robot holding a baby that a friend passed to Pat Mills, and inspired him to relaunch the ABC Warriors strip, with Bisley as artist, in 1987.” (paraphrased from a slightly inaccurate Wikipedia)

www.berserkerart.com 

Risks and challenges

Fortunately the majority of the 2018 Sketchbook has already been completed. Printers are primed and ready to go, via Berserker who made a great job of published my first Sketchbook.
We anticipate everything will ship punctually but please be patient with us, if there is an unavoidable delay. Requests for original sketched versions of Sketchbook, will inevitably be slower, as we have to wait until the Artbook, is actually printed before starting on them

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    Good Luck

    Hey BIZ do you remember that pint I promised you? Well Here it is! Good luck with your Kickstarter!

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    Digital download Artbook

    Receive the new 2018 art book digitally

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    The Dead Kingdom of flies signed

    Copy of The Dead, Kingdom of Flies Graphic novel by Simon Bisley, Glenn Fabry and Alan Grant. Signed By Bisley himself!

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    Vintage Barbarian print

    Vintage 16.5 by 12 inch high quality Barbarian print

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    Sketchbook 2018 Signed

    Simons Fantastic new book, hand signed!

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    The Dead kingdom of flies Doodle Version

    Copy of The Dead, Kingdom of Flies Graphic novel by Simon Bisley, Glenn Fabry and Alan Grant. Signed By Simon, Also includes a Zombie Doodle Remarked (sketched) on the cover by BIZ!

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    Sketchbook Limited 1 in 4 Variant

    Simon's Fantastic new book, With the limited 1 in 4 Variant cover, hand signed!

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    Standard cover and 1/4 Variant

    get both the standard and the 1/4 variant cover editions. both signed

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    Berserker pledge

    Signed Simon Bisley 2018 sketchbook, the Dead graphic novel and the almost sold out Glenn Fabry sketchbooks 2-3

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    sketchbook 2018 & the Dead + Doodle

    Simons Fantastic new book, hand signed!
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    Copy of The Dead, Kingdom of Flies Graphic novel by Simon Bisley, Glenn Fabry and Alan Grant. Signed By Simon, Also includes a Zombie Doodle Remarked (sketched) on the cover by BIZ!

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    LIMITED to 100 Barbarian cover

    Simon's Fantastic new book, With the ultra rare limited to 100 edition Barbarian cover, hand signed!

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    B/W Portrait sketch SIMON'S CHOICE!

    Copy of the 2018 Sketchbook with a full page PORTRAIT sketch in GREYSCALE. Let SIMON dazzle you with a surprise character of his choosing who knows who it will be!

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    B/W Portrait Sketch YOUR CHOICE!

    Copy of the 2018 Sketchbook with a full page PORTRAIT sketch in GREYSCALE of a character of YOUR choice inside! thats right choose any character, Comic book,Fantasy,Horror or whatever you like!

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    Colour Portrait sketch SIMON'S Choice

    Copy of the 2018 Sketchbook with a full page PORTRAIT sketch in COLOUR of a character of SIMON'S choice inside!

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    Colour Portrait sketch YOUR Choice

    Copy of the 2018 Sketchbook with a full page PORTRAIT sketch in COLOUR of a character of YOUR choice inside!

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    GREYSCALE 3/4 FIGURE sketch SIMONS pick

    Copy of the 2018 Sketchbook with a full page 3/4 FIGURE sketch in GREYSCALE of a character of SIMON'S choice inside!

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    GREYSCALE 3/4 FIGURE sketch YOUR Choice

    Copy of the 2018 Sketchbook with a full page 3/4 FIGURE sketch in GREYSCALE of a character of YOUR choice inside!

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    COLOUR 3/4 FIGURE sketch SIMON'S Choice

    Copy of the 2018 Sketchbook with a full page 3/4 FIGURE sketch in COLOUR of a character of SIMON'S choice inside!

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    COLOUR 3/4 FIGURE sketch YOUR Choice

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    Special Colour wash Barbarian COVER

    EXTREMELY limited painted Barbarian Cover. the b/w printed cover itself is limited to 100, the painted version limited to only 10!

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    A3 colour wash portrait

    Want the sketchbook, but want a sketch thats larger? well this Pledge gets you an A3 16.5 by 12 inch colour portrait sketch and a copy of the Signed sketchbook. EXTREMELY LIMITED IN NUMBERS

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    Full page advertising

    do you have a Store or Product you would like to advertise? a new comic, music album, website or whatever you like. We have 1 advertising page available on the inside back cover of the sketchbooks. your advert can be in there for the whole world to see. ONLY ONE SPACE AVAILABLE

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    GREYSCALE Commission 16.5 by 12 inches

    get a limited opportunity to have Simon do a GREYSCALE commission especially for you. this is not a sketch but rather a splash page/ cover quality commission. If that was not enough this piece will also be published in the 2018 sketchbook. (maximum 2 Characters)

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    Get your very own sketchbook

    Are you a retailer? would you like your very own special edition? with your own EXCLUSIVE COVER? we have 5 specially selected images available for a retailer exclusive, your logo can be included on the cover. this incentive comes including 200 signed copies of your exclusive cover. 2 books will come with a sketch included! As if that was not enough the back cover can be a full page advert for your store!

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    PAINTED Commission 16.5 by 12 inches

    get a limited opportunity to have Simon do a PAINTED commission especially for you. this is not a sketch but rather a splash page/ cover quality commission. If that was not enough this piece will also be published in the 2018 sketchbook. (maximum 2 Characters)

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    CONAN THE THIEF COVER PAINTING

    a rare opportunity to own a large 23 by 17 inch painting By Simon Bisley that was published as the 2017 Conan the Thief book cover.

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