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A collection of watercolor drawings and caricatures of the weird and beautiful people of Los Angeles.
A collection of watercolor drawings and caricatures of the weird and beautiful people of Los Angeles.
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Hi there! My name is Clio Chiang, and I am a story artist living in Los Angeles. I have worked on films such as Frozen, Paperman, and Winnie-the-Pooh, and love to watercolor paint in my free time.

ABOUT THE BOOK
Ever since moving to LA six years ago, I've been very inspired by and drawing many of the weird and wonderful people of this city. About eight full sketchbooks later, I am compiling the best of my work into an artbook called Stranger Danger. This will be a print collection of caricatures and portraits done in the past two years, several of which you may have seen posted on my Instagram and Tumblr. Below is the cover and a few sample pages:

BOOK SPECS
8x11" Softcover
48 pages
Full colour
Perfect bound
Inside pages 100lb Matte

REWARDS
There are three reward levels for this Kickstarter, and they all include a signed copy of the book! Shipping is included for U.S. orders, International please add $10 for shipping.

Tier #1: Stranger Danger
A signed copy of the book! 

Tier #2: More Stranger Danger
A signed copy of the book plus an exclusive 8x10" print on watercolor paper made only for Kickstarter pre-orders!

Tier #3: Even Stranger Danger
A signed copy of the book, the exclusive 8x10" print AND a custom caricature/portrait of you or a friend, done in Stranger Danger style! You will provide some photos to work off of, and I will draw a single portrait in colored pencil, graphite, and watercolor on hot press paper. (I will have the right to decline a commission, if your images or request is NSFW)

Original Art Tiers:
A few original pieces from Stranger Danger are available! To see them larger, please click here or through the image below. Most of them come with color blots on the side as I test things out before I apply them, or have dates/locations of where they were actually drawn. All original art tiers will come with a signed copy of the book, the exclusive print, and US shipping!

FUNSTUFF
A random art draw for original art will happen every Friday for each week this Kickstarter is active! Check the updates for the full images. Each time that week's backers will be entered into the draw:

Week 1 winner: Jocelan Thiessen
Week 2 winner: FuriousSterling
Week 3 winner:
Cathy Dekker
Week 4 winner:
Dylan Young
Week 5 last draw: October 3rd

Eligible backers between Sept 27th, 12:00am PST and Oct 3rd, 6:00pm PST.

Winners & the next week's image will be announced on Monday mornings!

Those who do not win the artwork, never fear - I am going to be printing them on Luxe MOO postcards, and by the end of the campaign you will have the option to choose from one of FIVE designs to be included with your book! Thank you guys so much for your continued support!

TIMELINE AND DELIVERY
I plan to send the files off to the printers by the second week of October, and they estimate the book should be printed and done in 2-3 weeks! Kickstarter orders will be mailed out soon afterwards. Those who have purchased the caricature option, I will need some more time to make original art for them! The book will also be available in person at the Creative Talent Network Expo November 21-23, 2014.

THANK YOU
Thank you so much for taking a look and I hope we can work together!
Many many thanks to Joe Pitt for making the video!
Music: "Podington Bear - Solar Gain - Provided by Jamendo"

Risks and challenges

There will be minimal risk in making this book, since the cover and contents are all accounted for and in the layout phase (although if I draw something I like better between now and then I will swap out the contents!). I have made books for myself and friends before and am familiar with making files suitable for print. As for quality, I am working very closely with a local printer (just an hour away from me) to make sure the images are as true to the originals as possible. As the book will be printed with an offset CMYK printer, I'm positive the color quality will be fantastic and we will be very happy with the results.

Shipping may provide some issues as they are being sent out around the holidays, but I will mail out the books as soon as I receive them from the printer to avoid delays as much as possible.

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