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An art book by Rob Kaz featuring Beau the frog and his many Friends Along The Way, Places I'd Rather Be & more. 2ND PRINTING
An art book by Rob Kaz featuring Beau the frog and his many Friends Along The Way, Places I'd Rather Be & more. 2ND PRINTING
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Friends & Places: The Art Of Rob Kaz /// 2ND PRINTING

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I'm a former animator and video game artist who pursed and fulfilled my lifelong dream of becoming a fine artist painting in oils. Today, I'm licensed to paint Disney, Star Wars, Warner Bros., The Muppets, Peanuts and more. However, my own characters, Beau and his Friends Along The Way - they're what I'm really known for ... as well as my collection Places I'd Rather Be.

Throughout the years, Beau has had many adventures, Now it's time for Beau, Red, Ollie, Toothpick and the rest of the gang from my collection Friends Along The Way to bring their adventures to your home on the pages of Friends & Places: The Art Of Rob Kaz.

With the help of collectors and backers on Kickstarter, the first printing of 500 books sold out in less than 2 months after arriving. I heard from everyone who missed out and so ... I'm thrilled to be back with a 2nd printing!

The book is 160 full-color silk pages, it has a cloth outer with foil stamping and is finished with a matte dustcover to help keep the book pristine. The pages are filled with art from my two collections - Friends Along The Way and Places I’d Rather Be. There are sketches, thoughts about techniques and the creative process, special stories from collectors and the foreword is written by legendary Disney artist James Coleman.

You know that story in each painting is important to me, so each page of this art book is an opportunity to let you imagine a tale of adventure, friendship or family.

Thank you for once again supporting me and helping to bring Beau the frog and his many Friends to life on the pages of Friends & Places: The Art Of Rob Kaz. I can't wait to hear what you think! Thank you!

This video makes me super happy!

Check out a few of the unboxing videos my backers shared after the 1st printing of Friends & Places: The Art Of Rob Kaz.

 "I want people to be happy when they look at my work, so I create stories that personally make me smile or laugh. But I also want people to notice the technical side of my paintings. I put a lot of emphasis on lighting, composition and color when I paint. I think all of these aspects ultimately play a role in determining the emotional outcome of a finished painting." --Rob Kaz

A Look Into My Creative Process

Stretch Goals

$7K = bookmark
$10K = postcards
$13K = stickers
(photos coming soon of each stretch goal)

A few pages from the book

A look at some of the Black & White reward sketches I added onto blank pages for the backers of the 1st printing.

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A look at some of the Color reward sketches I added onto blank pages for backers of the 1st printing. 

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Risks and challenges

The risks are minimal! The work has already been done and this is a 2nd printing of the book. My biggest concern is simply hoping you'll love it!

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    Goodies Pack 1 (no book)

    This reward gets you 3 large postcards sized at 5x7 + 3 stickers + my thanks! Each features a different painting from Rob Kaz. Rewards for this level will be shipped as soon as the campaign ends and you complete your survey with your mailing address.

    This reward level does NOT include the book.

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    Slipcase

    Did you back my first printing and already own the book? Get involved in this 2nd printing campaign by adding a slipcase to your book! This is for the slipcase only and does not include a book.

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    Goodies Pack 2 (no book)

    3 postcards (5x7) + 3 stickers + a bookmark, your choice of pin + my thanks.

    Select your favorite characters - Beau (the frog), Ollie (the duckling), Red (the ladybug), Honu (the sea turtle) or Busy (the bee).

    This reward level does NOT include the book.

    This reward level will ship as soon as the campaign concludes and we get your completed survey with your mailing address.

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    • Sticker
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    Early Bird Book

    Early birds save $!

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    Book

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    2 slipcases

    Did you back my first printing and already own the book? Get involved in this 2nd printing campaign by adding a slipcase to your book! This is for the slipcase only and does not include a book.

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    Book + Slipcase

    Book + Slipcase

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    Deluxe Goodies Pack (no book)

    This Goodies Pack is filled with things to make you smile! 3 postcards (5x7) + 3 stickers + 1 bookmark + 5 pins (all 5 characters, 1 each of Beau, Ollie, Red, Busy and Honu).

    This reward level does NOT include the book.

    This reward level will ship as soon as the campaign concludes we receive your completed survey with your mailing address.

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    Early Bird Book + B/W Sketch (my choice)

    I will sketch a character of my choosing in black and white on a blank page in the book.

    Includes:
    • Book (Friends & Places: The Art Of Rob Kaz)
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    Double Book

    2 books!

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    Book + B/W Sketch (my choice)

    I will sketch a character of my choosing in black and white on a blank page in the book.

    Includes:
    • Book (Friends & Places: The Art Of Rob Kaz)
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    Early Bird + Color Sketch (my choice)

    I will sketch a character of my choosing in color on a blank page in the book.

    Includes:
    • Book (Friends & Places: The Art Of Rob Kaz)
    • Signature
    • Color Sketch (artist's choice)
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    Book with Color Sketch (artist's choice)

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    Book + B/W Sketch (my choice) + slipcase

    I will sketch a character of my choosing in black and white on a blank page in the book. This reward includes the slipcase.

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    Book + B/W Sketch (your choice)

    I will sketch a character of YOUR choosing in black and white on a blank page in the book. You can select from any of my original Friends characters - selections will be made at the end of the campaign when surveys are emailed.

    Includes:
    • Book (Friends & Places: The Art Of Rob Kaz)
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    Book, Color Sketch (my choice), slipcase

    I will sketch a character of my choosing in color on a blank page in the book. This reward includes the slipcase.

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    • Signature
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    Book and Color Sketch (your choice)

    I will sketch a character of YOUR choosing in color on a blank page in the book. You can select from any of my original Friends characters - selections will be made at the end of the campaign when surveys are emailed.

    Includes:
    • Book (Friends & Places: The Art Of Rob Kaz)
    • Signature
    • Color Sketch (your choice)
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    Book, B/W Sketch (your choice), slipcase

    I will sketch a character of YOUR choosing in black and white on a blank page in the book. You can select from any of my original Friends characters - selections will be made at the end of the campaign when surveys are emailed.

    This reward includes the slipcase.

    Includes:
    • Book (Friends & Places: The Art Of Rob Kaz)
    • Signature
    • slipcase
    • Black & White Sketch (your choice)
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    Book, Color Sketch (your choice), case

    I will sketch a character of YOUR choosing in color on a blank page in the book. You can select from any of my original Friends characters - selections will be made at the end of the campaign when surveys are emailed.

    This reward includes the slipcase.

    Includes:
    • Book (Friends & Places: The Art Of Rob Kaz)
    • Signature
    • Color Sketch (your choice)
    • slipcase
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    The Works - Black & White

    You get EVERYTHING with this reward level. The signed book, with slipcase, with a black & white sketch (your choice of character), plus all the goodies (postcards, stickers, bookmark) and all 5 pins (Beau, Red, Ollie, Busy, Honu).

    Includes:
    • Book (Friends & Places: The Art Of Rob Kaz)
    • Signature
    • Black & White Sketch (your choice)
    • slipcase
    • pins (all 5 characters)
    • Postcard
    • Sticker
    • Bookmark
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    The Works - Color

    You get EVERYTHING with this reward level. The signed book, with slipcase, with a color sketch (your choice of character), plus all the goodies (postcards, stickers, bookmark) and all 5 pins (Beau, Red, Ollie, Busy, Honu).

    Includes:
    • Book (Friends & Places: The Art Of Rob Kaz)
    • Signature
    • Color Sketch (your choice)
    • slipcase
    • pins (all 5 characters)
    • Postcard
    • Sticker
    • Bookmark
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Funding period

- (30 days)