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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Hi guys, Simon Bisley here, it's been over 10 years since my first Sketchbook, compiled of commissions and unpublished work, it was sold out within the first week of publication.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Images in this sketchbook will include many previously unpublished work, including, Babes, Hellblazer, Batman, Sandman, Slaine, Marvel, DC and some Horror images.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 Frazetta, Gustav Klimt, Salvador Dali, William 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)
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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