Scientific dinosaurs and pop-culture dinosaurs under one virtual roof for the discerning dinosaur art collector of any age. Read more
This project was successfully funded on June 2, 2013.
About this project
Our dinosaur art gallery:
will go online July 1st, 2013 thanks your generous support.
*If you have discovered this Kickstarter project too late to pledge for the rewards offered here, they will be available at our new web gallery. Please contact us via this site if you have any questions in the meantime.
This Kickstarter project was about creating an online gallery for artists that excel in bringing our prehistoric past to life, and most of the pledge rewards featured works by two incredibly unique talents:
Please visit www.williamstout.com to find out more about Bill, and see other images from his vast and varied career.
Check out www.chiodobros.com to see what Charlie, and his brothers, have been up to.
Both Bill and Charlie have worked as production designers and art directors in Hollywood, and that may help explain the dramatic sensibilities in their art.
We set our funding goal at a minimal level, to try and ensure success, because we wanted to make sure we able to deliver the rewards to those who pledged.
The hope is that we will surpass $1,000.00 and be able to invest in a more elaborate website, the development of more products, and maybe even some strategic promotion. We just purchased our gallery-specific web domain. Our top two rewards are are primarily designed to help fund a more fully developed website.
Since we are not going to mass produce items, or rent an actual store front, low overhead will enable us to keep the costs down even though we will be producing made-to-order art-prints, and using high quality papers and inks.
Going online also gives us the opportunity to offer some interactive experiences, and the ability to create one-of-a-kind originals for a web-wide audience.
If we have success with these art items, our next step will be to produce some 3 dimensional objects, requiring silicone master matrix molds that will enable us to produce a limited number of urethane plastic figures and busts.
We look forward to developing a direct relationship with dinosaur art lovers, and hope this is only the beginning.
All art-prints will be made to order at The Chiodo Bros Studio using ultra-high quality paper and inks.
For another look at the pledge rewards we are offering, please visit:
Risks and challenges
This Kickstarter project was conceived to make sure risks are minimal at this point. The digital files for the art being offered here have already been scanned and prepped to make sure there are no surprises later. The funding goal and pledge levels were carefully determined to take into account the Kickstarter fees, costs of creating the rewards, artist participation, and shipping. We hope to surpass our minimum funding goal, and are offering the 2 highest pledge levels so we will be able to augment our website and delve into the more expensive and time consuming mold making process so we can add sculptures and other 3 dimensional objects to our online gallery.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $5 or more
As a thank you for your support, your name* will be added to the "Patrons of the Prehistoric Arts" page that will become part of our website.
*Names will appear in alphabetical order.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $15 or more
Your name* will be listed on our "Patrons of The Prehistoric Arts" web page. PLUS, you will have a choice of one DVD of either Midwich Entertainment's "More Dinosaurs" or "Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs". Both DVDs feature works by William Stout (Bill also appears in one of the "More Dinosaurs" DVD's Special Features) and special effects sequences by The Chiodo Brothers (they appear on the "Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs" DVD). Shipping is included within the United States. This is the lowest price anywhere for the DVDs, since postage is included for domestic pledges. *Names will appear in alphabetical order.**Pledge at least $26.00 in this reward level if you want one copy of each of the 2 DVDs.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $20 or more
4 backers Limited (26 left of 30)
Your name* will be listed on our "Patrons of The Prehistoric Arts" web page. PLUS, you will receive your choice of either
"William Stout - Dinosaur Sketchbook - Volume 3", or "William Stout - Dinosaur Sketchbook - Volume 4".
Each one is about 50 pages, a signed and numbered limited-edition, 8 1/2" x 11" softcover book that features a fascinating collection of William Stout's rarely seen drawings, cartoons, film and television designs, sketchbook pages, theme park designs and unpublished works --- all having to do with dinosaurs!
* Names will appear in alphabetical order.**
Pledge a total of $39.00 if you would like a copy of both sketchbooks.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $25 or more
Your name* will be added to our "Patrons of the Prehistoric Arts" web page. PLUS, you will receive your choice of one of the three Charlie Chiodo 8 ½ X 11 inch Mini-Posters: "Dead-End", "Cousin Kevin", or "Mesozoic Matinee". In the survey that follows funded projects, you will be given the choice of which poster you want, along with having it either unsigned, signed by the artist on the front, or signed on the back. Thanks to their small size, they will be shipped flat instead of rolled. Shipping is included within the United States.
*Names will appear in alphabetical orderEstimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $30 or more
Your name* will be listed on our "Patrons of The Prehistoric Arts" web page. PLUS, you will have the choice of an 11 X 14 inch art print of either "Rex" or "Sarah"**, and you will be able to choose one of 5 custom colors. Go to our support website to see the choices. Shipping is included within the United States.
*Names will appear in alphabetical order
**Pledge an additional $25.00 for this reward ($55.00 total) if you would like both prints.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $35 or more
Your name* will be listed on our "Patron of the Prehistoric Arts" web page. PLUS, you'll receive a customized 11X14 inch Art-Print of Charlie Chiodo's concept drawing of the Chiodo Brother's iconic "Dino Alley". Charlie will "spray paint" your name, or something like "Ben's Room", "Keep Out" or another short message you request. Charlie will also sign your print. Shipping is included within the United States. (Please inquire about shipping outside of the U.S.A.)
*Names will appear in alphabetical order
** You will be able to submit your name or slogan in the post funding survey.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $38 or more
Your name* will be listed on our "Patrons of the Prehistoric Art" web page. PLUS, you will receive a 16X18 inch art-print of Charles Chiodo's "Radosaurus" (Skateboading dino).
*Names will be listed in alphabetical order.
**Charlie will sign your drawing upon request in the post funding survey.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $40 or more
Your name* will be listed on our "Patrons of The Prehsitoric Arts" web page. PLUS, you will have the choice of receiving one of the 4 limited edition William Stout Art Prints we are making available. The "New Spinosaurus" and "The Albertosaurus" are about 15 X 21 inches, and the "Old Spinosaurus" and "Red Rex" are approx.16 X 20 inches. They will be printed to order at the Chiodo Brothers Studio using art-print quality inks and paper.
Pledge at least $75.00 for 2 prints, $110.00 for 3 prints, and $145.00 for all 4 prints.Shipping in the United States is included. Foreign shipping will have to be determined on a case by case basis.
*Names will appear in alphabetical order
**Please see the $55.00 pledge if you would like William Stout to sign your print(s).Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $45 or more
Your name* will be listed on our "Patrons of the Prehistoric Arts" web page. PLUS, you'll become the proud owner of an original Charlie Chiodo dino drawing. A highpoint of the Chiodo Brother's Convention appearances is the opportunity to commission a Charlie Chiodo original drawing and watch him sketch it in person. We're offering the cyber age equivalent. The creation of each (approx.) 9 X 12 inch drawing will be shot web-cam style and Charlie will mention your name as he draws it. You will receive your original drawing in the mail, and also be given a link to access a special web site to see the posting of your drawing's creation which you can download, or share on Facebook, You Tube, or whatever. You will be given the choices of a bust or full figure drawing, two or four legs, and either a meat eater or a plant eater. (And if you happen to be a fan of the Chiodo's "Killer Klowns from Outer Space", Charlie will draw a clown instead of a dino upon request in the post funding survey.)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $55 or more
Same as the $40.00 reward level, PLUS William Stout will sign your art-print (with a personal greeting if you choose) making it a true personalized collectible. *Pledge $105 if you want two signed posters**Pledge $155 if you want 3 signed posters.***Pledge $205 if you want 4 signed posters.
Foreign shipping costs will have to be determined on a case by case basis.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $100 or more
1 backer Limited (11 left of 12)
Your name* will be listed on our "Patrons of the Prehistoric Arts" web page. PLUS, your name will appear in one of the footprints in the dinosaur trackway that will be added to our website's home page. This is a virtual version of "Donor Bricks".
You will also have the choice of receiving any one of the art-prints or both DVDs listed above.
*Names will be listed in alphabetical order
**If you select a William Stout Print and want it signed by the artist, please pledge $115.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $200 or more
1 backer All gone!
Your name* will be listed on our "Patrons of The Prehistoric Arts" web page. PLUS, in the short video that will made for our web site to promote "Charles Chiodo will draw you a dino" (see details in the $45 pledge reward above), Charlie will mention your name as he draws and signs your original piece of dino art. The finished art will be mailed to you after the video is made.
*Names will be in alphabetical order
**You will be able to choose the type of dinosaur you would like drawn during the video.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $300 or more
0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)
Your name will be added* to the Patrons of the Prehistoric Arts page on our website, PLUS you will have up four months** to visit Joel Van Goor*** so he can tattoo an up to 6 inch tall Garyosaurus on the body part of your choice. In essence Joel is donating his fee for the creation of the Tattoo, and it is up to you and him to work out all the details as any customer of his would.
*Names will appear in alphabetical order.
**Your pledge will be held by Midwich Entertainment, Inc. for the four month period, or we are notified that you received your Tattoo. If you happen to rethink our need for a Garyosauurs Tattoo during that period, your pledge dollars can be used to buy what would add up to $300.00 of other reward choices.
***Travel costs are not included or covers for this reward. Most of the time, Joey Van Goor practices his art in his studio in Sterling, Virginia. Contact information will be exchanged after this project is funded. In the meantime, visit Joel’s website for further information, or to contact him directly: http://www.van-goor.com/
**Must be at least 18 to pledge for this reward.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $750 or more
0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)
We would like our online gallery to have an original "storefront" image as its homepage, and you could be the one to "build it" with this one-of-a-kind pledge. Charlie Chiodo is ready to to create a fully rendered dinosaur art gallery exterior full of dinoesque details. If you fund it, you'll become the owner of the original piece of art, signed by the artist. We are thinking of either something like a Victorian Curio Shoppe, or a rustic, funky General Store. You can make suggestions, and you will have the final say which way we go. Your name will also appear on the building in much the same way a contractor's name appears on a plaque placed on a structure.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
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