About this project
UPDATED: This is it. We're making a Dare2Draw TV Series Pilot Episode! Now the only question is: how big can we make it? We need your help!
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About the Dare2Draw Series!
Hi, we're the Big City Dare2Draw. For the last few years, we've been putting on a monthly drawing-class/comics-centric/game-show/special-guest driven drawing event kind of thing. It takes place at the Society of Illustrators, here in Manhattan. Every month, we get a mix of regulars, new aspiring talents and industry professionals, taking part.
We draw professional models, cosplayers, superheroes, gods and monsters, whatever we can dream up. There's Pros offering advice and talking about their work and careers. There's competitions; there's Swag. It's a hoot!
As a live event, the Dare2Draw is a big hit, so we want to branch out a bit.... we want to make a TV show and we'll need your help.
The "Together We're Stronger"! All backers are invited to submit portfolios for consideration for the Dare2Draw "Series" pilot.
Exclusive Dare2Draw Kickstarter Convention "Sketchbook"
"Sketchbook", w/art by various artists! 4-color Gloss Cover (inside cover black/white), 5"x8", 24 pages, black/white
Cover#1 Cover #2 Variant Blank
24 pages, black/white, w/art by various Dare2Draw mentoring artists
Rewards (B) & (C):
Comics from Past Dare2Draw Mentors
1 of 2 Bill Plympton Sketches
Prints: Choose 1 of these 6 prints (11"x15") by various Dare2Draw previous mentoring artists
Official New Dare2Draw T-shirt
Dare2Draw mentor: Mark Chiarello’s beautiful and generous "reward"!
It’s a Star Wars watercolor painting of a Clone Commando, measuring about 6”X8". Mark is an amazing illustrator. For a look at some more of his awesome work: http://markchiarello.com/
NEW! Reward (H):
Dare2Draw mentor: Mark Texeira’s beautiful and generous watercolor "reward"!
It's a wonderful classic Star Wars watercolor painting of Yoda, measuring about 8”X11", by Mark Texeira! Mark is a classically trained comic book artist, with a style all his own. For a look at some more of his amazing work: http://www.marktexeira.com/
NEW! Reward ( I ):
Dare2Draw mentor: Costa Vavagiakis beautiful and generous graphite drawing "reward"!
(Untitled 12.5 x 9.25 inches Graphite on paper embossed in front signed on back).
For more information about Costa Vavagiakis, please visit please visit his web site: www.costavavagiakis.com
NEW! Reward (J ):
Dare2Draw mentor: Award winner and Eisner Award nominee, Dean Haspiel
Dean is donating the original, unpublished art from his personal archives. Not only is it rare for him to do so, it's his own "artist rejected" cover for Fox #4. (11x17, 2-ply Bristol board in pencil and ink).
THE FOX: http://redcirclecomics.com/
Every dollar raised through this Kickstarter will go to making our own future. The D2D series would invite a different mentoring professional for every episode, with several talented, up-and-coming comic book artists competing for the spotlight. We’ll challenge participating cartoonists, giving them a chance to shine.
The Host will interview the cartoonists and the Guest Judge, so we can get to know them and their stories.
The Professional will be highlighted, as a mentor. We will talk about their work and contribution to the field, as a professional.
The professional artist/artists, our guest judge/judges, will decide the challenge, the subject matter to be drawn, and pose the question to the artists.
The Guest Judge/s will pick the best work and the winner---criteria to be determined. He/she/they will judge the work and give critiques.
The Produced Dare2Draw Series will have great prizes for all participants! This project is a win-win for both hopeful artists and professionals.
The Goal: Get the pilot produced through the Kickstarter campaign. We would produce the pilot and then pitch it as an ongoing TV or Web series, based on the pilot.
Watch the art come to life and be part of the process!
Meet the professionals --- in the studio environment, working and doing their thing. Meet the aspiring artists --- find out about their schooling and aspirations. The mentoring professional artist and the aspiring artist meet and get to know each other!
With a great pilot, we'll be able to get sponsorship from great art-loving companies to turn this pilot episode into a great ongoing series for showcasing comic book artists. With your help, we can do it!
Missed the Kickstarter? you can still be part of it and show your support!
got questions about pledges, rewards or the tv pilot?
Risks and challenges
We're expanding the monthly Dare2Draw events into a TV/Web format. This project is a win-win for both hopeful artists and professionals. The idea is that we can see the creative process and give artists the chance to shine, let their voices be heard and inspire others to do what they love, too!
The risk is that the pilot, like all creative projects, will face unforeseen challenges throughout the course of production. The good news is that we have an awesome team! Charles clearly has been working on the mentoring studio model for many years and now has a good foundation to expand the platform…and the rest of the core team is pretty fantastic and committed to making this work. The challenge is to get the community on board and in touch with each other.
We'll try to get it done ASAP, coordinating everybody's schedules, but availability can shift so we're giving ourselves some extra time, and scheduling delivery date in March, just in case, to allow for unforeseen schedule challenges. We have amazing professionals on the short list, to mentor, as well as an awesome location, to shoot the pilot.
With your help, we can make this happen! Please let your friends know!
Thank you, again, for any support you could give.
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