About this project
Hey everyone! My name is Justin Hillgrove and I‘ve been showing my art for 10 years online and in galleries and festivals all over the USA, as well as internationally. My background includes a decade in the design industry and many years as a freelance character designer and illustrator. I’ve worked on everything from books and magazines to collectible card games and toys and have done projects with with companies like Cartoon Network, Facebook, The Coop, Target, Funko and others. I’m mostly known for my own original art, and love to paint with acrylics on canvas. My art is a mix of original creations that tell a story in a single image, and some pop culture parody and mash-ups. To learn more or to check out my artwork just visit https://www.ImpsAndMonsters.com
I’ve received countless requests for an art book and because this last December marked 10 years of showing my art it seemed like the perfect time to do a book. It has actually been about a year in the making and is very much a love letter to those who have supported me and my work this last decade. I’ve poured countless hours and energy into designing a premium hardcover art book with clean layouts and rich content, and I am so excited to finally be able to share it with you.
“Imps And Monsters: Ten Years Of Art By Justin Hillgrove” is 216 full color pages that include over 300 paintings created by me from 2005 to 2015. The book is broken up into chapters, each following a loose chronological order, as well as being grouped somewhat by theme. The focus is of course on the paintings but there are quite a few sketches, stories and commentaries scattered throughout the book as well. In addition, there is also a chapter that touches on some of my toy design, comics and murals. Checkout some sample spreads below.
- Foil-stamped Matte Hardcover
- 216 full color pages
- 9” x 1” x12” (approx.)
- Over 3 lbs (approx..)
So why am I Kickstarting this? Whether or not the Kickstarter is successful I will be producing the book, but KS effectively allows me to set up a pre-order that includes some fun opportunities for exclusives as well as providing me with some of the capital to go forward with the printing much sooner than I might otherwise be able to do. I am keeping the reward levels and add-ons fairly simple so that I can focus getting an amazing book produced and into your hands.
Print dimensions is 8” x 10” (Actual image is size is approx. 6” x 8”). Prints will be signed by Justing Hillgrove with an archival, metallic pen.
With EVERYTHING unlocked on this campaign from our Stretch Goals section, here is what you get for your pledge for each Artbook you order:
Shipping is $6 to the USA, $30 to Canada and $45 to the rest of the world. (Apologies to my international friends for the high shipping, but shipping from the US is really expensive and prices just rose again last month. The book will weigh over 3 lbs and will actually cost me about $46 to ship to Canada and $65 - $75 to ship to Europe and Asia, but I chose to match the shipping prices on my website and eat the difference).
Risks and challenges
The only real challenges with this project are possible delays in production or delivery. However, since the files are all but press-ready and some cushion has already been added to the delivery date, I don’t really foresee any issues.
Thanks so much for joining me in this project! I owe these last 10 amazing years to you, my family, friends and fans, and I could not have done this without you. Please help me make this book as amazing as possible by sharing this campaign with your friends and family! Thanks again!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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