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Dare2Draw: The Series! A Reality TV-styled show spotlighting, mentoring and challenging professional and aspiring comics artists.

New York, NY Comics
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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.

Backers are invited to submit a link to their portfolios, to be considered for participation in the Dare2Draw "Series" Pilot.
Backers are invited to submit a link to their portfolios, to be considered for participation in the Dare2Draw "Series" Pilot.
Show us what you got! ( Submission link will be sent to all backers )
Show us what you got! ( Submission link will be sent to all backers )

Reward (A):

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

Choose a REWARD with comic created by past Dare2Draw mentor Jamal Igle or Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare.
Choose a REWARD with comic created by past Dare2Draw mentor Jamal Igle or Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare.

Reward (D):

1 of 2 Bill Plympton Sketches

Bill Plympton: Dare2Draw Mentor at MoCCA Fest 2013!
Bill Plympton: Dare2Draw Mentor at MoCCA Fest 2013!

Reward (E):

Prints: Choose 1 of these 6 prints (11"x15") by various Dare2Draw previous mentoring artists

Print art by Dare2Draw mentoring artists: Rogan Josh (modHERO), Plaid Klaus, Simon Fraser
Print art by Dare2Draw mentoring artists: Rogan Josh (modHERO), Plaid Klaus, Simon Fraser

Reward (F):

Official New Dare2Draw T-shirt

Art by PlaidKlaus
Art by PlaidKlaus
Choice of T-shirt colors: White, Blue and Grey
Choice of T-shirt colors: White, Blue and Grey

Reward (G):

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

Costa Vavagiakis preliminary work: 2 hour session with model in artist studio.
Costa Vavagiakis preliminary work: 2 hour session with model in artist studio.

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.

The Dare2Draw Team

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    14 backers

    Together We Stand!
    Our sincere thanks! Every dollar helps. If I can find you and a few thousand other friends, we can get this off the ground. Also: ALL backers are invited to submit portfolios for consideration for the Dare2Draw "Series" pilot.

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    19 backers

    Together We're Stronger"
    Endless gratitude and a shout out on our website! Backers name will be listed in the "Thank You" page on our website and All backers will be invited to submit portfolios for consideration for the pilot -- see description (to the left) for more details.

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    32 backers

    ALL DIGITAL VERSION. Digital Download of both the D2D Pilot episode and the Dare2Draw Convention "Sketchbook" (PDF), w/art by various artists. (note: there are no physical rewards at this level).

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    15 backers

    You get the Dare2Draw Pilot Episode on DVD and the Dare2Draw Convention "Sketchbook", featuring 24 pages of art from Dare2Draw mentoring artists!

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    Pledge $35 or more

    16 backers Limited (4 left of 20)

    Rocket Girl! You get a copy of the comic: ROCKET GIRL #1--signed by Brandon Montclare & Amy Reeder, past Dare2Draw mentors! See Reward (C). PLUS, a copy of the D2D Pilot DVD and Sketchbook.

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    4 backers

    An Official Dare2Draw T-Shirt! Multiple sizes available. PLUS a copy of the D2D Pilot DVD!

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    Pledge $40 or more

    7 backers

    Choice of 1 of 6 Prints, by various artists; PLUS copy of the D2D Pilot DVD! 1 copy of Dare2Draw Convention "Sketchbook", w/art by various D2D mentoring artists!

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  • You selected
    Pledge $45 or more

    6 backers Limited (19 left of 25)

    Molly Danger! You get a copy of the 48-page, full color MOLLY DANGER Hardcover--a Kickstarter Exclusive. Created by past Dare2Draw mentor, Jamal Igle! See Reward (B). PLUS, a copy of the D2D Pilot DVD and Sketchbook.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $50 or more

    7 backers

    An Official Dare2Draw T-Shirt! Multiple sizes available. PLUS, one VIP pass to any 2014 Dare2Draw event! AND ALSO a copy of the D2D Pilot DVD and Sketchbook.

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    Pledge $60 or more

    2 backers All gone!

    One of two Bill Plympton Sketches! Done by a Dare2Draw mentor, at MoCCA Fest for this project, April 2013! See Reward (D).
    PLUS, a copy of the D2D Pilot DVD and Sketchbook.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $100 or more

    4 backers

    The Dare2Draw Bundle! The D2D Pilot DVD, Sketchbook, Official T-Shirt, and ALL 6 Prints!
    See Rewards (A), (E), (F).

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  • You selected
    Pledge $125 or more

    0 backers

    One-year Membership to the Dare2Draw New York City monthly events at Society of Illustrators in 2014! (Regular admission is $15 per event). PLUS, a copy of the D2D Pilot DVD and Sketchbook.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $150 or more

    3 backers All gone!

    Original Art! One full figure pencil and ink by Simon Fraser, Dare2Draw mentor. 8"x11". PLUS, a copy of the D2D Pilot DVD and Sketchbook.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $200 or more

    2 backers All gone!

    VIP GOLD pass to ALL Dare2Draw. One-year Membership to the Dare2Draw New York City monthly events at Society of Illustrators in 2014! VIP attendees get preferred seating and lots of cool freebies. PLUS, a copy of the D2D Pilot DVD and Sketchbook.

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    Pledge $250 or more

    1 backer Limited (1 left of 2)

    Individual art classes, taught by Dare2Draw Mentoring Artist Simon Fraser, at his studio (2-3 hrs. each). PLUS, a copy of the D2D Pilot DVD and Sketchbook.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $250 or more

    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    Mark Texeira Original Art! Art by Dare2Draw mentoring artist Mark Texeira. Star Wars watercolor painting of Yoda, measuring about 8”X11". PLUS, a copy of the D2D Pilot DVD and Sketchbook.

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    Pledge $300 or more

    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    Paolo Rivera Original Art! Existing art or a portrait commission! TBD by Paolo Rivera, Dare2Draw mentoring artist. PLUS, a copy of the D2D Pilot DVD and Sketchbook.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $300 or more

    1 backer All gone!

    Mark Chiarello Original Art! Art by Dare2Draw mentoring artist Mark Chiarello. Star Wars watercolor painting of a Clone Commando, measuring about 6”X8". PLUS, a copy of the D2D Pilot DVD and Sketchbook.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $300 or more

    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    Costa Vavagiakis Original Art! Art by Dare2Draw mentoring artist Costa Vavagiakis' Untitled 12.5 x 9.25 inches Graphite on paper embossed in front signed on back. PLUS, a copy of the D2D Pilot DVD and Sketchbook.

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    Pledge $450 or more

    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    Dean Haspiel Original Art! by Dare2Draw mentoring artist Dean."Artist rejected"proposed cover to The Fox #4. (11x17, 2-ply Bristol board in pencil and ink).
    PLUS, a copy of the D2D Pilot DVD and Sketchbook.

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    Pledge $500 or more

    0 backers

    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDIT. You'll be officially credited on the Dare2Draw Pilot episode!
    Also a VIP GOLD pass to all 2014 Dare2Draw events in NYC. PLUS, a copy of the D2D Pilot DVD and Sketchbook.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more

    0 backers

    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT. You'll be officially credited on the Dare2Draw Pilot episode! Also two VIP GOLD passes to all 2014 Dare2Draw events in NYC. PLUS, a copy of the D2D Pilot DVD and Sketchbook.

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    Pledge $3,000 or more

    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    Your very own Dare2Draw Event! We'll put on a Dare2Draw in your own New York City location! A perfect and unique way to celebrate Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) or anything you like!
    Please contact us for details.

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