About this project
Come One, Come All... We Want To Summon Ghosts, But We Don't Want To Do It Without You!
Have you ever attended (or wanted to attend) a workshop where artists draw sexy live models? How about an event where artists draw sexy live ghosts?
Wait... What? Drawing Ghosts Is A Thing?
It is now!
Calling all fans of classic horror movies, haunted houses, Victorian spiritualism, and Grand Guignol theater! With your support, the inaugural "Spirit Drawing" get-together will take place in Los Angeles one night only when darkness falls on Saturday, June 3, 2017.
Seriously... A Haunted Art Happening?
Bob Self (Publisher of Baby Tattoo Books), Thomas Kuntz (Sculptor & Master Automaton Builder), and Olivia De Berardinis (Legendary Pinup Artist) had an idea... to gather a group of artists and magicians for an evening of creative inspiration and spooky entertainment.
"Spirit Drawing" will be a first-of-its-kind occult cabaret and bohemian art salon where practitioners and connoisseurs of the darker things in life can meet, mingle, and create.
You don't have to be an artist or a magician to attend. In fact, there are only two prerequisites for ticket holders. You must be 18 or older and you must have an appreciation for things that go bump in the night.
If you are a curious and adventuresome person • If you love art and/or magic • If you enjoy the thrill of new experiences - You will fit right in with the ghosts and ghouls at our event. Artists are encouraged to bring art supplies. Conjurors are urged to bring the unexpected! Casual observers are cautioned to leave assumptions about reality behind.
What Will Happen When I Walk In The Door?
Event attendees will have an unprecedented opportunity to examine legendary artifacts from the seldom-seen "Carnival of Art & Magic" archives, including the actual disembodied head used by the infamous Mistress of the Phantasmagoric Skull during the height of her popularity as a spirit medium in the 1800s. The skull will be presented by fetish supermodel Ulorin Vex, attired in a manner reminiscent of the original Mistress who tended to perform séances scantily clad or in the nude.
You've Got To Be Kidding... Fetish Models? Disembodied Heads?
We are not kidding! Join us on June 3, 2017 if you dare! We promise the experience will be rewarding.
Wait... What? Rewards?
This is a Kickstarter campaign after all. We're asking for your financial support to make this unprecedented theatrical experience materialize, and we are offering a variety of incentives including early-bird tickets and custom-made commemorative souvenir art by Olivia De Berardinis and Thomas Kuntz (and the ghost of Gustave Doré).
YOU DO NOT NEED TO ATTEND THE EVENT TO RECEIVE SOUVENIR ART REWARDS. ALL PHYSICAL REWARD ITEMS CAN BE SHIPPED WORLDWIDE.
POSTCARDS! - All reward tiers (from the $10 signed postcard to the $3200 Olivia painting) include one or more collectible "Spirit Drawing" postcards. A sampling of the postcards is pictured below. If you would like to support the event, but are unable to attend in person, we will mail most rewards for this campaign with little or no added shipping cost.
EVENT TICKETS! - All reward tiers $40 and above include 1 admission to the "Spirit Drawing" event in Los Angeles on the evening of June 3rd, 2017. If you want to pledge for extra tickets (perhaps for a friend or horror-loving companion), just add $40 for each additional person you'd like to bring.
FINE ART PRINT by OLIVIA! - The $99 reward tier (and above) includes a signed and numbered giclée print reproducing Olivia's new art of Ulorin Vex as The Mistress of the Phantasmagoric Skull.
INCENSE-BURNING SCULPTURE by THOMAS KUNTZ! - The $299 reward tier includes the Olivia print shown above and Thomas Kuntz's miniature reproduction of the infamous Phantasmagoric Skull with a posable version of its clairvoyant Mistress . Check out the the Project Video at the top of the page to get a more detailed look at this amazing work of art.
ORIGINAL ART by OLIVIA! - The $3200 reward tier offers a one-of-a-kind original painting by Olivia. This intensely gorgeous masterpiece depicting a contemporary "Mistress of The Phantasmagoric Skull" is the first in an intended series of portraits of sexy practitioners of the dark arts. (NOTE: The giclée print and the Thomas Kuntz sculpture are also included with this reward!)
The "Spirit Drawing" campaign is a short one - in keeping with Kickstarter's "All In 1" initiative - so pledge quickly before this frighteningly fantastic opportunity to be a founding participant in the "Spirit Drawing" community disappears!
Risks and challenges
Baby Tattoo Ringmaster Bob Self has extensive experience producing live events and has undertaken four previous Kickstarter campaigns (three of which have been fulfilled, and a fourth with rewards shipping later this year). Olivia De Berardinis and Thomas Kuntz are well-established artists with decades of experience practicing their crafts. Ulorin Vex is a veteran model with impeccable professional credits. There is no question that this one-of-a-kind event will take place and that the the backer rewards will be fulfilled... but the challenge of delivering results that exceed expectations always looms large. The project's entire creative team will use their combined expertise to make this event (and its collectible art rewards) a spirited success.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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