I'm an artist that currently resides in Chicago and works at Threadless as a designer. When I'm not working on art, I spend as much time as I can with my amazing wife Cathy, our two great kids, Alexis and Levi, and our English Bulldog Charlie aka Bean Burrito.
Art has been a passion of mine all my life, I'm creating or working on some type or art everyday, even when I rest or take a day off, I sit and doodle something even if it's only a few minutes.
In the recent years I have been heavily focused on pushing my art a lot more and have gotten tons of opportunities and traveling around the world with my art (even won an international illustration award in Brazil) and shared my story with over 2.5k people (Public Speaking is one of my biggest fears)
Art has pushed me in life in a way that has given me courage to do stuff I never dreamed of doing, and I'm really focused and excited to keep pushing harder to see where it takes me!
THE SERIES :
Ever wonder if the characters you see on TV, in movies and in comic books are hiding something behind their masks? That perhaps they’re really someone — or something — else?
When pop culture is such a huge part of our lives, we’re bombarded with these characters everywhere we turn. Each time we see a new character in a movie, video game or commercial, we feel a sudden sense deja vu. There’s something about their goofy grin, that creepy laugh, or those boogly eyes that feels eerily familiar…
This got me thinking. Is anything we see ever 100% original? Or is everything we experience really just our minds piecing together past experiences to create something that feels unique and new?
In Icons Unmasked, I’m trying to bring a new sense of discovery to characters everyone has seen hundreds of times. I wanted to recreate the experience of what it might be like to see one iconic character from your childhood for the first time as an adult.
Proceed at your own caution and keep in mind the following illustrations cannot be unseen. Your childhood might possibly be destroyed forever.
THE BOOK :
8in x 8in
Around 80 Color illustrations - possibly more added
Most of my work is shared through social media channels, I want to be able to continue using social media to get the work out to everyone that has supported me over the years.
Stretch Goal 1 = $8,000: STICKERS!
Stretch Goal 2 = $9,000: POSTCARDS!
Stretch Goal 3 = $10,000: PINS! (will be working on picking some designs that work) - (Big stretch goal reward details posted)
ADORABLE CIRCLE OF LIFE BOOK!
New reward tier added for the super stretched goal reached! Adorable Circle of Life book - if you already have a reward selected simply add +$15 to include this reward!
*Mock up book cover
Once stretch goals are reached you can choose to add them to your reward, you can keep the same reward tier just add the amount of $ - for example if you have the $30 and want stickers you can just add $5 to your pledge to equal $35
Risks and challenges
There are certain risks that something totally unexpected could happen (especially in regards to printing and shipping) and the book could be delayed. In such an unlikely case, backers will be notified and given updates on the reasons for the delay.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
- (30 days)