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"IMAGINER really is the finest book to ever carry my name." -Clive Barker.
"IMAGINER really is the finest book to ever carry my name." -Clive Barker.
365 backers pledged $59,757 to help bring this project to life.

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A collection of dynamic artworks from the hand of one of the most influential creative minds of the last fifty years.

“If people want to know who I am or where I get my ideas from or why I write the things that I do, IMAGINER is the answer to that question."

-Clive Barker, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 Aug 2014

IMAGINER: THE ART OF CLIVE BARKER, VOLUME TWO

LIMITED EDITION OF 1,000 HARDCOVER BOOKS (will not be reprinted)

PLUS 100 special Signed and Numbered Bookplate editions.

Please note: if the preorders are above 1000/100 we will raise the quantity ONLY for the Kickstarter, announce accordingly at the close of the campaign, and the books will be completely "sold out" at the Kickstarter's close.  This is the only way that we can figure out how to navigate using this open platform and making certain previous pledgers aren't shut out: but you only have until Halloween to guarantee a copy enters your library!

"I think of myself as somebody who is reporting from a world of dreams." 

-Clive Barker, interview for Barnes and Noble, Fall 2002.

ABOUT THE FIRST VOLUME:

'Clive Barker: IMAGINER' brings Barker's incredible art to light (Ultraculture)

'Hellraiser' Creator Reflects on Decades Worth of Influental Visual Art (The Hollywood Reporter)

Inside Clive Barker (The Advocate)

Clive Barker's Artwork Book is Available! (MoviePilot)

Clive Barker's Artwork Collected in Limited Edition 'IMAGINER' Book (Daily Dead)

CLIVE BARKER: IMAGINER, VOLUME TWO

For over twenty years the imagination of Clive Barker has been hailed as a genius by a generation of creatives including such notable visionaries as Stephen King and Guillermo del Toro.  But where does Clive Barker find his primal inspiration?

Clive has said from his first interviews that he keeps a brush and ink next to his bed to capture fragments of dreams, and that his stories originate as visuals first- the works on canvas are more often than not Clive's inital introduction to the characters and universes that he then picks up a pen to illuminate.  The most recent example of this is his world of Abarat:

"I'm painting these pictures in the expectation that... interesting, strange characters and landscapes will come into my mind and into my mind's eye and appear on the canvas through the brush. There is something willfully strange about this process- that you stand back at the end of a night's work and you look at something and you say, 'Where did that come from?' I mean, I'm not the only artist who does that - lots of artists do that, I know. And it's been wonderful because if I had created Abarat from words- if I'd written Abarat and then illustrated it... it would not be anything like as rich or as complex or as contradictory a world as it is. Because this is a world which has been created from dream visions...  What I'm doing is finding stories that match the shape of my dreams."

IMAGINER 1 was the first comprehensive volume documenting the artwork of Clive Barker; the format of IMAGINER 2 is identical- with all new words and images.  Featuring over 75 artworks and 208 pages, the book will be a gorgeous large format of 10" x 13" inches.  The book is composed of entirely ALL NEW and ULTRA HIGH RESOLUTION image captures, painstakingly color corrected to the original paintings.  The detail is impeccable, and Clive flatteringly described the difference in the detail and accuracy of the new captures to any previously printed ones as the difference between "chalk and cheese".

This is an art book of the highest quality, and is being created with the utmost attention to detail to present the artwork as though you were witnessing the paintings in person.

The purest, most direct path from the raw creative mind of Clive Barker to our world is through his artworks.  We are in the process of exhuming and documenting a lifetime of genius; these artworks are the origin points of characters we recognize, and hold hints of stories yet to come.  ALL PROFITS FROM IMAGINER and our EDITION PRINTS will be put directly towards the archiving of the artworks, journals, and manuscripts of Clive Barker.

PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR KICKSTARTER SETTINGS SEND YOU NOTICES OF UPDATES!  We give higher tier Kickstarter backers access to special events and exclusives!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/337503446/clive-barker-imaginer-deluxe-hardcover-art-book
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We have already produced book one; this next volume will follow the exact same formula- the book will absolutely be completed to masterful perfection!

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    EXCLUSIVE BACKER UPDATES. Pledging $1 or more gets you access to the exclusive backer updates, and our sincere thanks for your interest in the Clive Barker IMAGINER project.

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    IMAGINER 2 SHIRT. Sexy limited edition cotton shirt featuring Clive's drawing of the Nightbreed hero Cabal. Tagless, ultra high-quality silkscreen. Please note that stretch goals will NOT apply to this tier.

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    IMAGINER 2 POSTER and TSHIRT. For a tbd event in 2015, the tshirt plus a limited edition 9" x 12" heavyweight exhibition window card in black, white, and gold featuring Clive's drawing of the Nightbreed hero Cabal. Please note that stretch goals will NOT apply to this tier.

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    DELUXE LIMITED EDITION HARDCOVER ONLY. (1000 copies, will not be reprinted; retail price will be approx $100 not including shipping.) Please note that stretch goals will NOT apply to this tier; international shipping is high due to the size and weight of this book.

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    BEST BOOK PACKAGE. EXHIBITION PACKAGE WITH BOOK+. The best event package! The high quality tshirt and the heavyweight exhibition window card featuring Clive's drawing of the Nightbreed hero Cabal PLUS the decadent hardcover of IMAGINER (Edition of 1000). Any stretch goals will apply to this level and higher. Please note international shipping is high due to the size and weight of this book.

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    BOTH BOOKS, IMAGINER 1 & 2: EXHIBITION PACKAGE WITH BOOKS+. The best event package! The high quality tshirt and the heavyweight exhibition window card featuring Clive's drawing of the Nightbreed hero Cabal PLUS the decadent hardcover of IMAGINER (Edition of 1000), PLUS IMAGINER VOLUME ONE. Any stretch goals will apply to this level and higher. Please note international shipping is high due to the size and immense weight of this book.

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    BOTH BOOKS, IMAGINER 1 & 2: EXHIBITION PACKAGE WITH BOOKS+. The best event package! (Our quantities worked out for us to add more of these sets, it's the same as the other group of 33.) The high quality tshirt and the heavyweight exhibition window card featuring Clive's drawing of the Nightbreed hero Cabal PLUS the decadent hardcover of IMAGINER (Edition of 1000), PLUS IMAGINER VOLUME ONE. Any stretch goals will apply to this level and higher. Please note international shipping is high due to the size and immense weight of this book.

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    CLAMSHELL AND BOOKPLATE EDITION PACKAGE+. (Retail $400)

    A special limited edition of only 100 leatherbound copies with a silkscreen and letterpress bookplate, presented in a deluxe clamshell box.

    Signed by Clive Barker and limited to only 100 copies. (see description re ed size) Includes Imaginer 2 tshirt and poster.

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    VOL 1 & 2 CLAMSHELL AND BOOKPLATE EDITION PACKAGE+. A special limited edition of only 100 leatherbound copies with a silkscreen and letterpress bookplate, presented in a deluxe clamshell box. Signed by Clive Barker and limited to only 100 copies. Both Vol 1 and 2, matching numbers #89-91. Plus, Imaginer 2 exhibition poster and shirt.

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    FRONT PAGE THANK YOU+. This is support well above and beyond the call of duty, this level gets you a very, very special THANK YOU prominently in BOLD TYPE in one of the front pages of all 1,100 copies of the book. It also includes one of the clamshell copies with a personalized, signed letterpress bookplate, six copies of the regular edition hardcover for gift giving, and whatever extras we can come up with!

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    PATRON'S VOL 1 & 2 CLAMSHELL AND BOOKPLATE EDITION PACKAGE+. A special limited edition of only 100 leatherbound copies with a silkscreen and letterpress bookplate signed by Clive Barker, presented in a deluxe clamshell box. Signed by Clive Barker and limited to only 100 copies. Both Vol 1 and 2, matching numbers #86-88. Plus, Imaginer 2 exhibition poster and shirt, six copies of the regular edition hardcover to give as gifts, and a prominent THANK YOU in the front of Volume 2.

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    TOOL MAY 4 with original silver creepy fish drawing, poster signed by ALL four band members PLUS a unique drawing by guitarist and poster artist Adam Jones. Rare and beautiful, and Adam wrote a note on the back designating that this was specifically a drawing for Clive Barker! (see update #3 for image) Absolutely one of a kind.

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    TOOL MAY 9 with incredible original insane fish with humanoid skull drawing, poster signed by ALL four band members PLUS unique drawing by guitarist and poster artist Adam Jones. Rare and beautiful, and Adam wrote a note on the back designating that this was specifically a drawing for Clive Barker! (see update #3 for image) Absolutely one of a kind.

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