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WARNING: In the event of Martian invasion these prints will ensure your admission to the privileged human class.
WARNING: In the event of Martian invasion these prints will ensure your admission to the privileged human class.
60 backers pledged $5,315 to help bring this project to life.

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FULLY FUNDED! Thank you all so much. Your generosity has literally taken my breath away. Expect a lawsuit if I die of happiness.

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STRETCH GOALS & REWARD:
$3,500 
- AWARDED, every print backer (giclee or silkscreen) will receive a 3x7" War of the Worlds die cut vinyl sticker. Printed through StickerMule, these babies are weather resistant as well as protected from scratching, rain and sunlight by a premium UV laminate. Good on cars, skate decks, trash cans, or binders.
$4,000 - AWARDED, every print backer (giclee or silkscreen) will receive a bonus print hinting to another book in the Well Read series.
$5,000 - AWARDED Every print backer (giclee or silkscreen) yet another bonus print, TBD by backers by vote.

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HELLO & WELCOME to the exclusive first preview of Well Read!

On March 28th, Well Read, my first-ever solo show, will open at Galerie F in Chicago, and to mark the special occasion I am tackling something new - Books. All artwork for the show will be based on different genres of literature - the first of which being H.G. Wells' sci-fi classic, War of the Worlds.

War of the Worlds - General Run
War of the Worlds - General Run
War of the Worlds - Variant
War of the Worlds - Variant

 With five months until the gallery opening there is still much to be done. The real hurdle, however, will be production because as much as I love silkscreen as a medium such beauty comes at a price. A run of 50 5-color 18x24" silkscreen prints roughly cost $500 a pop. I will be printing at least six (not counting variants) so I will need $3,000 to cover the bare minimum of printing. 

The success of this project will help me realize one of the most wonderful opportunities of my artistic career, and while a bookmark or print could never compare to lending your support, I hope they will continue remind you of what you are helping to create.

All prints are exclusive to this KickStarter project

Detail shot
Detail shot
Detail shot
Detail shot
1st Stretch Goal bonus - WOTW 3x7" decal
1st Stretch Goal bonus - WOTW 3x7" decal

Thank you so much for your time and consideration. 

Please do not hesitate to leave comments or send me a message. As backers of my two other successful projects can tell you, I am always happy to respond - and quickly.

Risks and challenges

I have successfully funded and delivered on two different KickStarter print projects in addition to two years of professional experience printing, packing, and distributing silkscreens. There are a few foreseeable issues, as I will list below, but experience has tempered my process to either avoid such issues or to have a contingency plan in place to deal with them quickly.

Damaged prints - Should your print(s) be damaged in transit you will be offered a replacement or a full refund upon receipt of the damaged reward. Damaged rewards are unlikely as all prints are shipped in Yazoo Mills tubes - the armored car of tubes. Any other reward is poly bagged and shipped in padded, reinforced cardboard.

Customs issues - I regularly ship outside of the US so customs fees will not apply, but should a problem arise there are multiple options so the backer will not pay extra.

Delays in production - Due to the rewards being tied to specific time and event, production will occur well in advance. Even if a product should be delayed for the show, they would still meet the April 2014 ship date. If, for some unforeseeable reason, rewards were delayed past April all backers would be notified immediately and kept abreast of all developments.

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    BIG THANKS: My gratitude as well as a mention on the wall of the show itself and access to the Collector's Preview, a digital catalog released the morning of the show.

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    BOOKMARKS: Set of three (3) bookmarks featuring different War of the Worlds designs in addition to the Big Thanks reward.
    Includes shipping.

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    MINI: Receive a 9x12" archival giclee of the War of the Worlds design in addition to the Big Thanks reward. Hand signed & numbered. The order in which you back will decide your edition number (ie. If you are first to back, you receive a matching set of #1s). Shipping included.

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    GENERAL RUN: Receive a War of the Worlds print in addition to the Big Thanks reward.
    Limited edition 18x24" silkscreen.
    Hand signed & numbered. The order in which you back will decide your edition number (ie. If you are first to back, you receive #1).
    Run determined by # of backers.
    $35 + $5 shipping.
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    VARIANT RUN: Receive a War of the Worlds Variant print w/ metallic inks in addition to the Big Thanks reward.
    Limited edition 18x24" silkscreen.
    Hand signed & numbered. The order in which you back will decide your edition number (ie. If you are first to back, you receive #1).
    Run of no more than 100.
    $45 + $5 shipping. Only available to KS backers.

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    DOUBLE-DOWN: Receive a matching set of the General Run print as well as the Variant. Limited edition 18x24" silkscreen. Hand signed & numbered. The order in which you back will decide your edition number (ie. If you are first to back, you receive a matching set of #1s).Includes shipping Only available to KS backers.

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    ORIGINAL SKETCH: In addition to General Run & Big Thanks rewards, you will also receive an original War of the Worlds drawing. Shipping included in price. Only available to KS backers.

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    FOLIO: Receive a special folio containing a 9x12" archival giclee of EACH print created for the show in addition to the Big Thanks & Bookmark rewards. Hand signed & numbered. The order in which you back will decide your edition number (ie. If you are first to back, you receive a matching set of #1s). There will be no less than 6 prints. Shipping included. Only available to KS backers.

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    THE BOOK: Receive a one-of-a-kind hardcover War of the Worlds book complete with dust jacket featuring the design. Signed by the artist.

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    ALL-IN: Reserves one of EACH of the prints to be created for the show, including War of the Worlds. Each All-In set will be specially numbered. The order in which you back will decide your edition number (ie. If you are first to back, you receive a matching set of #1s). There will be no less than 6 prints. Includes shipping and Big Thanks reward. Only available to KS backers.

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    COMMISSION: Artist will create one (1) custom poster in addition to General Run & Big Thanks rewards. Includes shipping. Only available to KS backers. Non-commercial only.

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