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Al Rio Tribute Art Book Volume 3 - 2008: A year full of pinups, commissions, and comic book cover art from the late artist Al Rio.
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The Al Rio Tribute Art Book Volume Three!
This book covers art from the year 2008.

This is Terry Maltos. I was Al Rio's business partner and friend for 10 years. He died unexpectedly in 2012 and left us with hundreds of amazing pieces of fantasy art, character art, model sheets, commissions, comic book cover art and sexy pinups to enjoy, appreciate and learn from.

This Kickstarter campaign is to raise money to publish Volume Three in a series of books I'm producing to make a historical record of Al Rio's incredible artwork.

Volume One covered the years 2003 - 2005

then...

Volume 2 covered the years 2006 - 2007

Now?

There's enough artwork, so 2008 will get a book of it's own!

Álvaro Araújo Lourenço do Rio "Al Rio" was born May 19, 1962, and died January 31, 2012. Volume One of this series contains a nice Biography written by Jerry Whitworth. He was a great man with a beautiful family. 

He worked with many publishers on many different titles and publishers including Marvel, DC, Wildstorm, Image, Dark Horse, Chaos Comics, Zenescope, and Crossgen.


This is a REAL BOOK you can hold in your hands! 

  • Hardcover - 80 pages. Large (8.5"x11") sized. 
  • Some black and white images, others full color. 
  • High-quality glossy pages. 
  • More full-page images again! 
  • All of these historical images come from the original high-resolution scans!
  • Bonus Stickers.
  • Bonus Photo Prints.
  • Original art Add-Ons available!


Total Needed? $15,000
- and we can only do it with your help! 

Why so much? It's mostly the shipping and cost of production. Last time, these books were over 3 pounds with packaging and sometimes International orders cost more to ship than the book itself! Since Kickstarter counts the amount collected for shipping in the total, the amount we need to raise is much more (this is a mistake I made in the past which cost me lots of $$).
Also, these are amazing full-color, hardcover books. If you participated in my previous Kickstarters you know the books are high quality! Plus the Kickstarter fees, the PayPal fees, design by the incredible Mark McNabb, promotion, packing/shipping materials, taxes, bonus goodies and official licensing from Al Rio's family, who was kind enough to let me make this book to help document Al Rio's life's work.

Payment Note! If you can't pay through Kickstarter - pre-pay me directly with PayPal, Venmo or however you're used to paying. Send me a message here, on Facebook or email terry at alrioart.com

I set the DELIVERY DATE to DECEMBER 2018. If you backed Volume One and Volume Two, you know I tend to BEAT the deadline by at least a month! 


INCLUDED INSIDE!

Full Color Bikini Girl Pin-ups
Full Color Bikini Girl Pin-ups
Original Comic Cover Art
Original Comic Cover Art
Commissions
Commissions
Full-color Commissions
Full-color Commissions
Sexy Superheroes
Sexy Superheroes
Preliminary Sketches
Preliminary Sketches

 BONUS STICKER

Bonus Al Rio "Vampires" Sticker
Bonus Al Rio "Vampires" Sticker
Intro by David Campiti of Glass House Graphics
Intro by David Campiti of Glass House Graphics

AND SO MUCH MORE!!

$30 for Volume 3 - the 80-page, 8.5"x11" Hardcover Book

  • Al Rio Tribute Art Book Volume 3
  • Bonus Stickers
  • Bonus Photo Prints
  • any other bonus stuff we add to this campaign!


$50 for Volume 3 + Volume 2

  • Al Rio Tribute Art Book Volume 3
  • Al Rio Tribute Art Book Volume 2
  • Bonus Stickers
  • Bonus Photo Prints
  • any other bonus stuff we add to this campaign!


$65 for Volume 3 + Volume 2 + Volume 1 (Fine Condition)

  • Al Rio Tribute Art Book Volume 3 
  • Al Rio Tribute Art Book Volume 2
  • Al Rio Tribute Art Book Volume 1 (Fine condition)
  • Bonus Stickers 
  • Bonus Photo Prints 
  • any other bonus stuff we add to this campaign!

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ORIGINAL ART ADD-ONS!

HOW TO ADD ON TO YOUR ORDER Pledge whatever amount you would like, then add the cost of the art to your total. For example - Pledge to back Volume 3 for $30 and add the cost of $400 = a $430 pledge. Message me for help!

ANYONE WHO ADDS ON ORIGINAL ART WILL BE INCLUDED ON THE THANK YOU PAGE!

$100 - "Spellcaster" or "Dungeon Siege" by Al Rio (TAKEN)

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TAKEN - SORRY!
TAKEN - SORRY!


$450 - Mary Marvel by Al Rio - TAKEN!

Donated by Michael Rankins of SwanShadowBlog.com!
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Mary Marvel is TAKEN!
Mary Marvel is TAKEN!

PLEDGE $3 or ADD $3 to your Pledge

Get these 3 Al Rio postcards! FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE IF YOU'RE A BOOK BACKER. Or - if you just want the cards, U.S. SHIPPING is 50 cents; $1.25 Worldwide.

Pledge or Add On $3
Pledge or Add On $3

ADD $600 - Get this amazing Kaylie Winter art by Al Rio

This was a commission donated by Robert to help causes like this. I was going to save it until the 2010 art book (the year it was done) but I'm putting it up now to help save this campaign! 
Penciled and inked by Al Rio. It's on 11x17 art board and is signed by Al Rio. FREE U.S. SHIPPING; $25 to Canada; $50 Priority Mail to UK, EU, & Australia; Other Worldwide Buyers - MESSAGE ME for a shipping quote.

Kaylie Winter Original Art Add-on
Kaylie Winter Original Art Add-on


ADD $150 - Get this ink-wash Alien by Al Rio

This is on large-sized A3 art board, signed by Al Rio. It's a mixture of pencils, inks and ink wash. Signed and dated by Al Rio. 
FREE U.S. SHIPPING; $25 to Canada; $50 Priority Mail to UK, EU, & Australia; Other Worldwide Buyers - MESSAGE ME for a shipping quote.

Original Alien Art by Al Rio
Original Alien Art by Al Rio


ADD $200 - Get this Fairies Original Art by Al Rio

This was commissioned by Bullseye Tattoos for tattoo flash! Penciled and inked by Al Rio. It's on 11x17 art board and is signed by Al Rio.
FREE U.S. SHIPPING; $25 to Canada; $50 Priority Mail to UK, EU, & Australia; Other Worldwide Buyers - MESSAGE ME for a shipping quote.

Original Art by Al Rio
Original Art by Al Rio

ADD $150 - Get this Gen 13 page featuring Grifter! 

Gen 13 #22 page 15 by Al Rio, published by Image Comics in 1997. Penciled and inked by Al Rio. It's on 11x17 blue-lined Image Comics art board and is signed by Al Rio.
FREE U.S. SHIPPING; $25 to Canada; $50 Priority Mail to UK, EU, & Australia; Other Worldwide Buyers - MESSAGE ME for a shipping quote.

Gen 13 Original Art by Al Rio
Gen 13 Original Art by Al Rio


ADD $75 - Get this New Mutants Splash Page Prelim

A prelim for the Marvel Comics series written by Chris Claremont, penciled by Al Rio. It's on large A3 sized paper and is signed by Al Rio.
FREE U.S. SHIPPING; $25 to Canada; $50 Priority Mail to UK, EU, & Australia; Other Worldwide Buyers - MESSAGE ME for a shipping quote.

New Mutants Splash Page Prelim
New Mutants Splash Page Prelim



ADD $125 - Get this World War Hulk Page

This is a page penciled by Al Rio for Marvel Comics' "World War Hulk: Prologue". It's inked by Scott Hanna.  It's on 11x17 art board and signed by Al Rio and Scott Hanna (on the back).
FREE U.S. SHIPPING; $25 to Canada; $50 Priority Mail to UK, EU, & Australia; Other Worldwide Buyers - MESSAGE ME for a shipping quote.

World War Hulk page by Al Rio
World War Hulk page by Al Rio


ADD $200 - Image Comics Page

Get this page from DV8 #19 published by Image Comics in 1998, penciled by Al Rio and inked by Randy Elliot. This page features almost the whole team! And the character EVO gives you a big thumbs up for supporting this project right in the middle of the art! 

11"x17" on Image Comics blue-lined artboard.
FREE U.S. SHIPPING; $25 to Canada; $50 Priority Mail to UK, EU, & Australia; Other Worldwide Buyers - MESSAGE ME for a shipping quote.

DV8 #19 page 14, Original Page Art, Image Comics
DV8 #19 page 14, Original Page Art, Image Comics


ADD $500 - Rynn, from Drakan

Rynn is the main character in the Draken video game series. She is a very capable warrior, skilled swordswoman, archer, and can even practice a wide variety of magic when the need arises. 
12"x16.5" on large artboard. Pencils and inks by Al Rio.
FREE U.S. SHIPPING; $25 to Canada; $50 Priority Mail to UK, EU, & Australia; Other Worldwide Buyers - MESSAGE ME for a shipping quote.

Rynn, from Drakan Original Art by Al Rio
Rynn, from Drakan Original Art by Al Rio


ADD $250 - Vampirella Original Art Page 

This is page #4, drawn by Al Rio on 11"x17" comic art board in incredibly detailed pencils. It was published by Harris Comics and features some amazing panels that show you the amount of work Al Rio put into his original art pages. 11"x17" on comic art board. Signed by Al Rio.
FREE U.S. SHIPPING; $25 to Canada; $50 Priority Mail to UK, EU, & Australia; Other Worldwide Buyers - MESSAGE ME for a shipping quote.

Vampirella Original Art Page by Al Rio
Vampirella Original Art Page by Al Rio


ADD $400 - Astonishing X-Men Original Art - TAKEN!

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Original art drawn by Al Rio featuring members of the "Astonishing X-Men". 12.5"x16" on comic art board. Signed by Al Rio.
FREE U.S. SHIPPING; $25 to Canada; $50 Priority Mail to UK, EU, & Australia; Other Worldwide Buyers - MESSAGE ME for a shipping quote.

TAKEN - SORRY!
TAKEN - SORRY!


ADD $100 - Bikini Girl Pin-up -TAKEN!

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Original inked art by Al Rio! 12"x16.5" on large artboard. Signed and dated! 
FREE U.S. SHIPPING; $25 to Canada; $50 Priority Mail to UK, EU, & Australia; Other Worldwide Buyers - MESSAGE ME for a shipping quote.

TAKEN - SORRY!
TAKEN - SORRY!


ADD $125 - Marvel Comics "White Tiger" Page - TAKEN!

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Original art page by Al Rio from 2007, published by Marvel comics and featuring Angela del Toro (White Tiger), Iron Fist, Spider-Man, Luke Cage, and Black Widow! 
FREE U.S. SHIPPING; $25 to Canada; $50 Priority Mail to UK, EU, & Australia; Other Worldwide Buyers - MESSAGE ME for a shipping quote.

TAKEN - SORRY!
TAKEN - SORRY!


ADD $450 - Mykayla by Al Rio - TAKEN

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12"x16.5" on large artboard - signed and dated by Al Rio. Incredible detail! This was an original character design by Al Rio.
FREE U.S. SHIPPING; $25 to Canada; $50 Priority Mail to UK, EU, & Australia; Other Worldwide Buyers - MESSAGE ME for a shipping quote.

TAKEN - SORRY!
TAKEN - SORRY!


ADD $15 - Get these two posters!

They are LARGE 18"x24" and will be mailed in a tube separately from the book.
FREE US SHIPPING; $15 to Canada; $22 First Class Mail to UK and EU, Australia; Other Worldwide Buyers - MESSAGE ME for a shipping quote.

Add to your pledge and message me!
Add to your pledge and message me!


ADD $10 - Get these two prints!

8"x10" double-sided prints. The black and white version is on one side and the color version is on the other! They are nicely printed on stiff 14 point board and will be mailed with the book.
FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE for this add-on.

Add $10 to your Pledge and Message Me!
Add $10 to your Pledge and Message Me!



Risks and challenges

The risks could be production delays, misprints, shipping delays from the printer and more. I'll do everything I can to stay on top of the printers and make sure these are shipped out as soon as I receive them! Check out the feedback from the Volume One and Volume Two Kickstaters - people loved them!

Count on me to deliver like I have always done before!

Terry

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