About this project
A big "THANK YOU" goes out to all the backer of this project! You unearthed the Cameo Creeps Tiny Monster Paintings for everyone. If you missed the campaign check out what's new with the Cameo Creeps HERE
Welcome to the CAMEO CREEPS: Tiny Monster Paintings Kickstarter!
Cameo Creeps are painstakingly detailed miniature monster portraits inspired by Elizabethan paintings of the past. What makes these unique and fascinating is their size. Each Cameo Creep reproduction is a unique miniature piece of art for you to collect.
Hi, I'm Chris Seaman, and I've been working as a fantasy artist for the last 16 years. You may have seem my work in Dungeons & Dragons, World of Warcraft, Harry Potter, Pathfinder, Hearthstone and many many more fantasy table-top games.
I’ve been painting in miniature for the last 2 years and what has emerged is the Cameo Creeps series. My love of fantasy and horror illustration coalesced into these fun and ghoulish creations. I can’t keep the original prototypes in stock, so I’ve decided the best way to satisfy the public's bloodthirsty craving for these beyond-cool miniatures is to offer To-Scale framed reproductions.
But, to offer Cameo Creeps on a large scale I need to have the frames manufactured. These miniature cameos are near impossible to find. I have turned to Kickstarter to raise the funds needed to manufacture the frames myself.
Here is your chance to be a part of the miniature monster craze that is sweeping the nation!
Every Cameo Creep will come in a ghastly designed blister (bubble) card package with full color front and back graphics and measuring 5 1/4" X 7 1/4".
All reproductions are high quality hand-varnished prints set in a unique custom manufactured black and hand-painted gold cameo frame (3 1/4" by 4 1/16"). Each Creep is ready to hang (until dead) right out of the box!
You can choose from Set 1, Set 2 and the Kickstarter Exclusives for this campaign. Each Set contains 12 Cameo Creeps.
These four will only be offered through the campaign.
G. D. Falksen is an author, lecturer, public speaker, and actor. He also studies history and has consulted for Disney. He is the author of The Ouroboros Cycle series, The Transatlantic Conspiracy (forthcoming from Soho Teen in June 2016), and several other works of fiction. He is a voice actor and co-writer for the animated film Hullabaloo and an accompanying educational series titled Ask Professor Daring.
Want to see the "Mansion Ghost" Variant? Check it out below.
Halloween doesn't have to be once a year! Now it can be all year round with these collectible Cameo Creeps on your wall, shelf or in that very special "cabinet of curiosities"!
What are the Cameo Creeps? Check out the full video below.
You'll be able to add-on a horde of Creeps to your pledge through BackerKit. The guillotine has sliced off a portion of the cost for Backers and additional Creeps will retail at $20.00 + shipping. Also check the FAQs to see how you can add-on to your pledge during the campaign.
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If you are interested in carrying the Cameo Creeps: Tiny Monster Paintings in your toy, comic, game or hobby shop please contact me here at www.cameocreeps.com to learn more.
Chris is an award winning fantasy illustrator. He is a graduate of the Columbus College of Art and Design where he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration. His work can be seen in such properties as Skylanders, Dungeons & Dragons, World of Warcraft, Harry Potter, Hearthstone, Pathfinder and many, many more and is a contributor to Imagine FX Magazine.
In 2015 Chris’ personal work appeared in the group show Wild About Harryhausen at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery (Los Angeles, CA). In 2014 his noncommissioned work, Beaute’ et la Bête had the honor of being included in the Spectrum Fantastic Art III exhibit at the Society of Illustrators (New York, NY). That same year he was also awarded a certificate of merit from both ARC Salon and the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles for outstanding works. His work has appearing in Infected By Art Volumes 2, 3 and 4 and his personal work has appeared in the Spectrum Fantastic Art annual 19, 20, 21, 22 and most recently was awarded the Silver Award for his work in the Editorial Category for the upcoming Spectrum 23.
Chris continues to work on his Cameo Creeps collection, personal and commissioned projects and exhibit around the U.S.
Amazing Stories Magazine screams out for Creeps!
RUE MORGUE screams out for Creeps!
BORED PANDA gives a scream out to the Cameo Creeps.
Author G. D Falksen screams out for Cameo Creeps.
THE CREEPY CRYPT screams out for Cameo Creeps.
Risks and challenges
Every project has it's risks and challenges. The Cameo Creeps have a specific set of needs to see this project fulfilled.
Here's what we know so far.
-All Artwork has been completed for Sets 1, 2 & 3.
-All Blister Card packaging design work has been completed.
-All other design work for Stretch Goals and Rewards has been completed.
-Frame prototypes have been approved and ready to begin production as soon as this Kickstarter is funded. Frames will take 4-6 weeks from the time my order has been placed.
-Blister Card Packaging prototypes need to be ordered and approved before production can begin. Once approved, production can begin. 4-6 weeks for delivery.
-Print items will occur during packaging approvals, die-cuts will be ordered and hand varnishing will be completed. About 4-6 weeks.
-A Creeps assembly team will be ready when all the pieces are in place (frame, printings, packaging) to assemble each Creep: 4-6 weeks. There was discussion of sealing at an additional facility. If this is the case we would add an additional 4-6 weeks.
Limited Editions and Originals have their own set of risks and challenges.
Here's what we know so far.
-All original artwork has been complete for Set 3.
- Silicone molds need to be made for the Original Art pledges and Limited Edition frames. 4-6 weeks.
-Frames need to be poured out of resin and painted. 4-6 weeks.
-Limited Edition Collector boxes need to be ordered. 4-6 weeks
-All Limited Editions need to be assembled, numbered and signed along with Original Art. 4-6 weeks.
I'm very confident in the teams I have chosen to work with as I've built a strong working relationship with them over the course of researching my Campaign. All teams and manufacturers are located in North East Ohio within driving distance for me. If a problem does arise I can quickly address it.
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