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Volume Two in the art history of the late comic and fantasy artist, Al Rio! This full-color hardcover book covers the years 2006-2007.
Volume Two in the art history of the late comic and fantasy artist, Al Rio! This full-color hardcover book covers the years 2006-2007.
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The Al Rio Tribute Art Book Volume Two!

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 pinups to enjoy, appreciate and learn from.

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

Total Needed? $10,000 - and we can do it with your help!
The cost of printing the books will be almost $6000. The remainder will be used to pay for Kickstarter fees, design, promotion, packing/shipping materials, shipping, promotional materials 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.

  • 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 pages. More full-page images this time!
  • All of these historical images come from the original high-resolution scans! 

NEW! Exciting news!

Superstar artist Ed Benes will be writing an introduction for this new Al Rio Art Book! Ed is a Brazilian comic artist who has worked on many titles including Superman, Supergirl, Justice League, Birds of Prey and many more. BACK THIS BOOK!

INCLUDED INSIDE!

Fully Inked Commissions
Fully Inked Commissions

 

Character Art
Character Art

 

Sexy Comic Book Cover Art
Sexy Comic Book Cover Art

 

Fairies and Fantasy Creatures
Fairies and Fantasy Creatures

 And SO MUCH MORE! 80 whole pages.

Note: Some material in this collection may be a bit risqué. If you are a fan of sexy pinup art some label "good girl" and "bad girl" art - you'll be very happy! Al Rio was not afraid to showcase the sexy side of things. There are no nudes or adult images in this book, but keep this in mind when ordering for friends or family.

Álvaro Araújo Lourenço do Rio "Al Rio" was born May 19, 1962 and died January 31, 2012. Volume One of this series contains a Biography written by Jerry Whitworth. If you don't already have Volume One of this series - be sure to order *both books* here at the $50 Pledge Level. 

AL RIO'S HUGE LIST OF CREDITS:

Al Rio's comic book credits include Marvel Comics, DC Comics, DC Comics Licensing, Dark Horse Comics, Del Ray, Image Comics, Wildstorm Comics, Chaos Comics, Avatar, Harris Comics, Crossgen and Zenescope Entertainment!

His corporate and commission work was endless. He did projects and covers for Sports Illustrated (Kids), Comic Buyer's Guide, Archie Comics, Got Style Menswear, Amazon Archives and many more! 

  • Pledge $25 to get the 80 Page Hardcover Al Rio Tribute Art Book Volume 2! 

 

  • Pledge $50 for two books! You'll get this brand new Volume Two, PLUS Volume One of this series (if you weren't a part of the first Kickstarter)! It's another hardcover 80-page full-color collection! (Limited Number Available)

 

  • Pledge $100 to be a bigger part of seeing this project get done! I know the memory of Al Rio is important to you. At this pledge level you'll get Volume Two, PLUS your name or business name/logo will appear on a Thank You page at the end of the book. You'll also get the two 8.5x11 bonus prints pictured below (printed to order limited edition that will never be offered as prints again).  

 

Limited Edition Bonus Prints - Printed to Order - Never to be offered as prints again.
Limited Edition Bonus Prints - Printed to Order - Never to be offered as prints again.

AVAILABLE ORIGINAL ART OPTIONS!

  • Pledge $150 or more and you'll get Volume Two, PLUS this "Magic Elf" Original Art by Al Rio! It's fully inked, signed and dated by Al Rio, and measures approximately 8"x11" on 12"x16" art board. You'll get the art, the new art book, your name on the Thank You page, and the bonus prints!
Original Art by Al Rio
Original Art by Al Rio

 

 
  • Pledge $400 or more and you'll get Volume Two, PLUS this "Superman" Original Art page by Al Rio! It's signed and dated on Al Rio Studios blue-lined art board, and measures approximately 11" x 17". This is an unpublished page Al Rio did for one of the editors at DC Comics. You'll get the art, the new art book, your name on the Thank You page, and the bonus prints!

 

 

TAKEN ART OPTIONS

  • :: SOLD OUT! :: Pledge $200 or more and you'll get Volume Two, PLUS this "Santa's Helper" Original Art by Al Rio! It's fully inked, signed and dated by Al Rio, and measures approximately 8"x11". You'll get the art, the new art book, your name on the Thank You page, and the bonus prints!
TAKEN - SORRY!
TAKEN - SORRY!

 

  • :: SOLD OUT! :: Pledge $250 or more and you'll get Volume Two, PLUS this "Connie" Original Art by Al Rio! It's signed and dated on Al Rio Studios blue-lined art board, and measures approximately 11"x17". This was done as a Mascot for a comic book convention in 2003. You'll get the art, the new art book, your name on the Thank You page, and the bonus prints!
TAKEN - SORRY!
TAKEN - SORRY!
  • :: SOLD OUT! :: Pledge $250 or more and you'll get Volume Two, PLUS this "Beautiful Fairy" Original Art by Al Rio! It's signed and dated on Al Rio Studios blue-lined art board, and measures approximately 11"x17". You'll get the art, the new art book, your name on the Thank You page, and the bonus prints!
  • :: SOLD OUT! :: Pledge $350 or more and you'll get Volume Two, PLUS this "Superman and Lois Lane" Original Art by Al Rio! It's signed and dated on large 16"x12" art board. This is fully finished art Al Rio did for DC Comics. You'll get the art, the new art book, your name on the Thank You page, and the bonus prints!  

 

  • :: SOLD OUT! :: Pledge $350 or more and you'll get Volume Two, PLUS this "Wonder Woman" Original Art by Al Rio from my personal collection. It's signed and dated on art board and measures 9" by 12". You'll get the art, the new art book, name on the Thank You page, and the bonus prints!
  • :: SOLD OUT :: Pledge $350 or more and you'll get Volume Two, PLUS this "Birds Of Prey" Original Art page by Al Rio! It's signed and dated on Al Rio Studios blue-lined art board, and measures approximately 11" x 17". This is an unpublished page Al Rio did for one of the editors at DC Comics. You'll get the art, the new art book, your name on the Thank You page, and the bonus prints!
TAKEN - SORRY!
TAKEN - SORRY!
  • ::SOLD OUT:: Pledge $350 or more and you'll get Volume Two, PLUS this "Green Arrow" Original Art by Al Rio! It's signed and dated on Al Rio Studios and measures approximately 11" x 17". This was done for DC Comics' Licensing Division. You'll get the art, the new art book, your name on the Thank You page, and the bonus prints!
TAKEN - SORRY!
TAKEN - SORRY!
  • ::SOLD OUT:: Pledge $350 or more and you'll get Volume Two, PLUS this "Bastard Stew" Original Art page by Al Rio! It's signed and dated on Al Rio Studios blue-lined art board, and measures approximately 11" x 17". You'll get the art, the new art book, your name on the Thank You page, and the bonus prints!
TAKEN - SORRY!
TAKEN - SORRY!
  • ::SOLD OUT:: Pledge $500 or more and you'll get Volume Two, PLUS this "Lulu from Final Fantasy" Original Art by Al Rio! It's fully inked, signed and dated by Al Rio, and measures approximately 12"x16" on art board. You'll get the art, the new art book, your name on the Thank You page, and the bonus prints!
TAKEN - SORRY!
TAKEN - SORRY!

  • :: SOLD OUT:: Pledge $500 or more and you'll get Volume Two, PLUS this "Mikayla" Original Art pinup by Al Rio! It's signed and dated by Al Rio and measures approximately 11"x17". It's an amazingly detailed piece of work! You'll get the art, the new art book, your name on the Thank You page, and the bonus prints!
TAKEN - SORRY!
TAKEN - SORRY!
 
  • :: SOLD OUT:: Pledge $600 or more and you'll get Volume Two, PLUS this "Vampirella" Original Art by Al Rio! It's signed and dated on art board - approximately 12.5"x16.5" large. You'll get the art, the new art book, your name or business name on the Thank You page, and the bonus prints! 
TAKEN - SORRY!
TAKEN - SORRY!

 

ADD-ONS

::SOLD OUT:: Grimm Fairy Tales Annual 2007 - Near Mint Comic with an Al Rio Cover - Limited Edition Variant version.
$50 (no extra shipping costs) - SOLD OUT (3 out of 3). Message me first to make sure it's available then claim one by adding $50 to your pledge!

::SOLD OUT:: Return To Wonderland Gallery - Near Mint Comic with an Al Rio cover - Limited Edition Variant version.
$50 (no extra shipping costs) - SOLD OUT (2 out of 2). Message me first to make sure it's available then claim one by adding $50 to your pledge!

TAKEN - SORRY!
TAKEN - SORRY!


Grimm Fairy Tales Volume Two - Near Mint Trade Paperback with an Al Rio cover (Retail $15.99)
$15 (no extra shipping costs) - ONLY 1 AVAILABLE (out of 4). Message me before claiming to make sure it's available!

 

The Art of Al Rio Volume Two - Near Mint Trade Paperback from 2007. This is a 68 page black and white softcover full of Al Rio's art.
$25 (no extra shipping costs) - ONLY 9 (out of 20) STILL AVAILABLE. Claim one by adding $25 to your pledge and then messaging me!

 
Grimm Fairy Tales #10 - Near Mint Comic with an Al Rio Cover - Out of print! 24 page full color comic from 2006. A retelling of the classic Brothers Grimm Story, The Frog King.
$15 (no extra shipping costs) - ONLY 6 AVAILABLE (out of 10). Claim one by adding $15 to your pledge and messaging me!

*Add on NOW and message me! I will not be able to guarantee any after-ending add-ons.

If we pass our goal and get to $15,000 I'll be sure to include some kind of bonus goodies and increase the amount of the licensing fee to Al Rio's family. 

As the campaign continues, I'll reveal more about the bonus rewards for backers. If you've ever bought from me, you know I love to throw in a bunch of extra goodies!

 

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 Kickstater - people loved it!

If you were a part of the Volume One Kickstarter, you know I ship fast and communicate well! Count on me to deliver!

Terry

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    Magic Elf + Vol 2 + Thanks + Prints

    "Magic Elf" original art by Al Rio on 12"x16" art board, signed by Al Rio. You'll get the art plus your name or business name/logo will appear on a Thank You page at the end of the book, and you'll get two limited edition prints!

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    Santa's Helper + Vol 2 + Thanks + Prints

    "Santa's Helper" original art by Al Rio on 11"x8" art board, signed by Al Rio. You'll get the art plus your name or business name/logo will appear on a Thank You page at the end of the book, and you'll get two limited edition prints!

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    Connie Pinup + Vol 2 + Thanks + Prints

    "Connie" original art by Al Rio on 11"x17" art board, signed by Al Rio. You'll get the art plus your name or business name/logo will appear on a Thank You page at the end of the book, and you'll get two limited edition prints!

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    Fairy Pinup + Vol 2 + Thanks + Prints

    Fairy original art by Al Rio on 11"x17" art board, signed by Al Rio. You'll get the art plus your name or business name/logo will appear on a Thank You page at the end of the book, and you'll get two limited edition prints!

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    Wonder Woman + Vol 2 + Thanks + Prints

    Wonder Woman sketch by Al Rio on 9"x12" art board, signed by Al Rio. You'll get the art plus your name or business name/logo will appear on a Thank You page at the end of the book, and you'll get two limited edition prints!

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    B@stard Stew + Vol 2 + Thanks + Prints

    B@stard Stew page art by Al Rio on 11"x17" art board, signed by Al Rio. You'll get the art plus your name or business name/logo will appear on a Thank You page at the end of the book, and you'll get two limited edition prints!

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    Super Pair + Vol 2 + Thanks + Prints

    Superman and Lois original art by Al Rio on 16"x12" art board, signed by Al Rio. You'll get the art plus your name or business name/logo will appear on a Thank You page at the end of the book, and you'll get two limited edition prints!

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    Birds Of Prey + Vol 2 + Thanks + Prints

    Birds Of Prey original art by Al Rio on 16"x12" art board, signed by Al Rio. You'll get the art plus your name or business name/logo will appear on a Thank You page at the end of the book, and you'll get two limited edition prints!

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    Green Arrow + Vol 2 + Thanks + Prints

    Green Arrow art by Al Rio on 11"x17" art board, signed by Al Rio. You'll get the art plus your name or business name/logo will appear on a Thank You page at the end of the book, and you'll get two limited edition prints!

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    Super Page + Vol 2 + Thanks + Prints

    Superman and Supergirl original art by Al Rio on 11"x17" art board, signed by Al Rio. You'll get the art plus your name or business name/logo will appear on a Thank You page at the end of the book, and you'll get two limited edition prints!

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    Mikayla Art + Vol 2 + Thanks + Prints

    Mikayla original art by Al Rio on 11"x17" art board, signed by Al Rio. You'll get the art plus your name or business name/logo will appear on a Thank You page at the end of the book, and you'll get two limited edition prints!

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    Lulu art + Vol 2 + Thanks + Prints

    Lulu from Final Fantasy original art by Al Rio on 11"x17" art board, signed by Al Rio. You'll get the art plus your name or business name/logo will appear on a Thank You page at the end of the book, and you'll get two limited edition prints!

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    Vampirella art + Vol 2 + Thanks + Prints

    Vampirella art by Al Rio on 12"x16" art board, signed by Al Rio. You'll get the art plus your name or business name/logo will appear on a Thank You page at the end of the book, and you'll get two limited edition prints!

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