This project seeks to raise funds to print a limited Publisher's Deluxe Edition of Dan Brereton's newest hardcover illustration book:
MERCENARY - THE FREELANCE ILLUSTRATION OF DAN BRERETON
While Dan is currently immersed in completing the greatly anticipated return of his flagship property's next graphic novel: NOCTURNALS - The Sinister Path we present to you ... MERCENARY - a tribute to the career he feels born to follow; featuring artwork that editors, art directors, art collectors and fans have engaged him to create. It's not really about the money, he'll tell you, but the twin crafts of Storytelling and Illustration that fuel his passion for drawing, painting and creating.
Dan has received many honors for his beautiful an unmistakable painted comic book work including: the Russ Manning Award, the ENnie award, and five Eisner Award Nominations. He is a frequent writer for Animation and Comic Books and is best known for such works as his highly acclaimed series Nocturnals and his Graphic novel epic, GiantKiller.
Over a career spanning thirty years, Dan has worked on countless titles, such as JLA:SEVEN CASKETS, LEGENDS OF THE WORLDS FINEST, BATMAN: THRILLKILLER, SUPERMAN: SILVER BANSHEE, LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT, RED SONJA, VAMPIRELLA, PUNISHER, GOD-SIZED THOR, RED HULK, CAPTAIN AMERICA, ULTIMATE TEAM-UP, MARS ATTACKS, DEADPOOL, and GODZILLA.
His work has been the subject of five previous hardcover illustration art collections:
• THE GODDESS & THE MONSTER
• NOCTURNALS: LEGEND
MERCENARY- THE FREELANCE ILLUSTRATION OF DAN BRERETON brings a new and never before seen introspection to Dan's work: the creative process itself!
Both Standard and Deluxe editions will include numerous full page presentations of finished art, accompanied by sequential "work-in-progress" images.
Each image also includes commentary by Dan that enlightens the reader on layout, color theory, composition and unique mechanics that have been perfected over a thirty year span.
The Deluxe Edition (88 pages) includes a printed dust jacket plus an additional 16 pages of exclusive artwork which is not included in the Standard Edition (72 pages).
Original Art Rewards
(All art available for this project is currently listed below)
Original Art #1 (Flame)
Original Art #2 (Grave Girl)
Original Art #3 (Polychrome)
Original Art #4 (Lady Goodnight)
Original Art #5 (Starfish)
Original Art #6 (Lady Ghast)
Original Art #7 (Eve)
Original Art #8 (Celtic Furie)
Original Art #9 (Polychrome)
Original Art #10 (Lady Joker and Harley)
Original Art #11 (Mercenary Cover Painting)
Original Art #12 (Feathered Fiend)
Risks and challenges
The artwork necessary to print the book is entirely complete and the book is printer-ready. Funding will allow us to print the limited run Publisher's Deluxe Edition with unique dust jacket, plus an additional 16 pages of exclusive artwork.
Thus, once the project has been funded, very few risks are foreseen with completion and delivery of the project.
- (29 days)