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Livestream video every Wednesday
11:00 AM PST via Kickstarter Live

*Specific Topics & Guests Subject To Change*

Aug 30 Who is Rolly Crump?
Bob Self & Brian Kesinger

Sep 06 Gypsy Fortune Teller
Rolly Crump, Bob Self & Thomas Kuntz

Sep 13 Rolly's Disneyland Art
Bob Self & Mike Van Eaton

Sep 20 Learning From Walt
Rolly Crump & Bob Self

Sep 27 Just For Fun
Bob Self & special guest

Oct 04 Museum of the Weird
Rolly Crump & Bob Self

Oct 11 Twirling Whirling Things
Bob Self & special guest

Oct 18 Subversive Humor
Bob Self & Amazing Johnathan

Oct 25 A Grand Finale
Rolly Crump & Bob Self

 

 

 

Museum Exhibition
Oceanside Museum of Art

"The Whimsical Engineer"
Documentary by Ken Kebow

"It's Kind of a Cute Story"
Autobiography of Rolly Crump (as told to Jeff Heimbuch) by Bamboo Forest Publishing

Risks and challenges

Risks and Challenges

While curating the Rolly Crump museum exhibition, we have continued to discover fascinating visual artifacts from Rolly’s amazing career. We originally hoped to have this book designed by the time the exhibition opened, but our journey of discovery is far from over… which is a good thing!

Baby Tattoo is an experienced art book publisher, and we know the book is going to be both fun and beautiful. What we don’t know is when we’re going to stop finding great new content to fill the pages. We anticipate that we can complete the collection and presentation of everything in time for spring 2018 delivery of the book and other reward items.

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    Multimedia Conjuror

    A digital version (PDF) of the Rolly Crump souvenir art book will put a lifetime's worth of whimsical imagery at your fingertips. Happiness on demand.

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    Postal Prankster

    Rolly never met an off-color topic he didn't like... to poke fun at! These black & white postcards created from Rolly's hand-lettered original poster art are sure to shock and amuse fuddy-duddy pen pals with their tongue-in-cheek celebration of questionable subject matter. Imagine the side-splitting, eyebrow-raising outrage these beauties generated when Rolly started drawing them in 1957. We'll show you a few at project launch, and surprise you with a few more as the campaign progresses. They only get more far-out!

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    Rolly Rollout Special

    As one of the first 100 backers of the unsigned softcover art book, you will save 10% because you are as wise as you are whimsical.

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    • One Name in the Acknowledgments*
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    Softcover Sorcerer's Apprentice

    The glorious, glossy, full-color sourcebook for exploring Rolly Crump's 80+ years of creativity. Page after page of artistic magic presented for your gleeful astonishment.

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    Hardcover Wizard's Protégé

    A hardcover presentation of the new art book, hand signed by Rolly Crump and strictly limited to an edition of 1500 copies. This edition will not be reprinted. Free shipping worldwide.

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    Carnival Barker's Encyclopedia Set

    "The Great Crump Presents His Magic" is the third book in the "Baby Tattoo Carnival of Astounding Art" series. "Beauties Beasts", is a fetishistic sideshow of pinup paintings by legendary glamour artist Olivia De Berardinis alongside creature sculptures by master monster-maker Jordu Schell. "Beyond Science Fiction" is a showcase of visionary paintings by Michael Whelan, the most awarded sci-fi-fi-fantasy artist of all time. And now... "The Great Crump Presents His Magic"! Get one of each softcover book plus 3 matching postcard sets (that's a lot of postcards!) and become the proprietor of your very own three-ring trilogy.

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    • Softcover "Beauties Beasts" Book (unsigned)
    • Softcover "Beyond Science Fiction" Book (unsigned)
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    • "Beyond Science Fiction" Postcard Set
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    Magician's Mystery Box

    What's in the box? For starters... a signed, limited edition art book, the subversive postcard set (with a Mystery Box bonus card), a miniature version of the Oceanside Museum of Art show poster, a DVD of Ken Kebow's documentary "The Whimsical Imagineer", and Jeff Heimbuch's illustrated Rolly Crump autobiography "It's Kind of a Cute Story". But that's only the beginning! We're going to throw in a few Kickstarter exclusive surprises including something created especially for the campaign by Brian Kesinger (cover artist for Marvel's "Enchanted Tiki Room" comic book). Keep an eye out for project updates revealing some of the secret contents of this reward package.

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    • Hardcover Limited Edition Art Book (signed by Rolly)
    • One Name in the Acknowledgments*
    • Surprise Collectible from Artist Brian Kesinger
    • 11"x14" Miniature Museum Show Poster (unsigned)
    • "The Whimsical Imagineer" Documentary by Ken Kebow (DVD NTSC)
    • "It's Kind of a Cute Story" Paperback Autobiography
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    Gypsy Fortune Teller's Secret Stash

    If only you could see into the future and know what will be hidden within this bundle of wonders! Here's some insight... The Gypsy Fortune Teller's Secret Stash will include all the goodies from the Magician's Mystery Box (including the Brian Kesinger collectible) plus a full-sized official museum show poster hand-signed by Rolly (courtesy of Van Eaton Galleries) and remarkable little keepsakes by sculptor/automatist/gypsy-wagon-builder Thomas Kuntz and Rolly's son Chris Crump who built a faithful scale Tower of the Four Winds for the Oceanside show.

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    • Hardcover Limited Edition Art Book (signed by Rolly)
    • One Name in the Acknowledgments*
    • Surprise Keepsake from Chris Crump
    • Surprise collectible from Sculptor Thomas Kuntz
    • Surprise Collectible from Artist Brian Kesinger
    • 18"x24" Official Museum Show Poster (signed by Rolly)
    • 11"x14" Miniature Museum Show Poster (unsigned)
    • "The Whimsical Imagineer" Documentary by Ken Kebow (DVD NTSC)
    • "It's Kind of a Cute Story" Paperback Autobiography
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    Love Bug (Original Painting)

    Original character art painted by Rolly in 1997 as part of a series of comedic bug portraits. This one-of-a-kind amorous paining comes framed and will be bundled with a signed limited edition hardcover book and all of the bonus rewards included in the Magician's Mystery Box. Upgrade to the Fortune Teller's Secret Stash rewards by increasing the pledge amount to $2100. The actual shipping cost for the framed artwork will be calculated and charged after the conclusion of the campaign based on the backer's delivery address.

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    Bunny Bug (Original Painting)

    Original character art painted by Rolly in 1997 as part of a series of comedic bug portraits. This one-of-a-kind rabbit-eared paining comes framed and will be bundled with a signed limited edition hardcover book and all of the bonus rewards included in the Magician's Mystery Box. Upgrade to the Fortune Teller's Secret Stash rewards by increasing the pledge amount to $2100. The actual shipping cost for the framed artwork will be calculated and charged after the conclusion of the campaign based on the backer's delivery address.

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    Bed Bug (Original Painting)

    Original character art painted by Rolly in 1997 as part of a series of comedic bug portraits. This one-of-a-kind mod paining comes framed and will be bundled with a signed limited edition hardcover book and all of the bonus rewards included in the Magician's Mystery Box. Upgrade to the Fortune Teller's Secret Stash rewards by increasing the pledge amount to $2100. The actual shipping cost for the framed artwork will be calculated and charged after the conclusion of the campaign based on the backer's delivery address.

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    • Framed Original "Bed Bug" Painting
    • Hardcover Limited Edition Art Book (signed by Rolly)
    • One Name in the Acknowledgments*
    • Subversive Postcard Set
    • Digital Souvenir Art Book (PDF)
    • Includes Everything in the Magician's Mystery Box
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    Doodle Bug (Original Painting)

    Original character art painted by Rolly in 1997 as part of a series of comedic bug portraits. This one-of-a-kind patriotic paining comes framed and will be bundled with a signed limited edition hardcover book and all of the bonus rewards included in the Magician's Mystery Box. Upgrade to the Fortune Teller's Secret Stash rewards by increasing the pledge amount to $2100. The actual shipping cost for the framed artwork will be calculated and charged after the conclusion of the campaign based on the backer's delivery address.

    Includes:
    • Framed Original "Doodle Bug" Painting
    • Hardcover Limited Edition Art Book (signed by Rolly)
    • One Name in the Acknowledgments*
    • Subversive Postcard Set
    • Digital Souvenir Art Book (PDF)
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    Bug-a-Boo (Original Painting)

    Original character art painted by Rolly in 1997 as part of a series of comedic bug portraits. This one-of-a-kind fang-tastic paining comes framed and will be bundled with a signed limited edition hardcover book and all of the bonus rewards included in the Magician's Mystery Box. Upgrade to the Fortune Teller's Secret Stash rewards by increasing the pledge amount to $2100. The actual shipping cost for the framed artwork will be calculated and charged after the conclusion of the campaign based on the backer's delivery address.

    Includes:
    • Framed Original "Bug-a-Boo" Painting
    • Hardcover Limited Edition Art Book (signed by Rolly)
    • One Name in the Acknowledgments*
    • Subversive Postcard Set
    • Digital Souvenir Art Book (PDF)
    • Includes Everything in the Magician's Mystery Box
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