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Echo Chernik is an internationally award-winning artist and illustrator. This art book features her best and most famous pieces.
Echo Chernik is an internationally award-winning artist and illustrator. This art book features her best and most famous pieces.
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ECHO A LA MODE

This is the book that my fans have been asking for - one featuring only the best of my work. The base required amount will allow me to produce a 64-page soft cover version and a limited number of hard cover version of ECHO A LA MODE, an art book featuring art, notes, sketches, photos, and details about my process that everyone has been begging me for. Stretch goals will be added to improve the length and quality of the book. For example, ECHO NOUVEAU successfully reached stretch goals that allowed an increase to 100 pages, a hard-cover, a beautiful spot varnish, and gold foil embossed slip-cases for Kickstarter backers and collectors only.

Echo Chernik (That's ME!)
Echo Chernik (That's ME!)

THIRD STRETCH GOAL ANNOUNCED: $15,000

We've HIT $10,000! and covered all of my stretch goals. So what next? If we hit $15,000 then I will reprint my sold out first book, ECHO NOUVEAU (http:www.echo-nouveau.com). It will have to be a soft cover version so everyone with a first-run hard cover already can cherish theirs forever - but Laz will fix the few errors there are. Oh - and ALL Kickstarter backers of ECHO A LA MODE will automatically receive one whether they pledged additionally or not.

So please share this project, and help me bring back ECHO NOUVEAU.

FIRST STRETCH GOAL REACHED!: $9,000

I am including a special gift in every book for Backers now that we reached $9,000. There will be a custom book plate in every book for Kickstarter backers as an extra-special 'thank you'.

SECOND STRETCH GOAL REACHED: $10,000

Now that we reached $10,000, these two things will happen:
1. I will take extra time and care to include a tutorial on my process, including drawings and screen shots, into ECHO A LA MODE. This will increase the page count and over all cost of printing, but it will be worth it.

2. I will now include all of my Shadowrun portraits, for example:

Whette
Whette

Among all the other wonderful art that will be included is my entire Goddesses of Cuisine series:

Some of the art that will be featured in ECHO A LA MODE.
Some of the art that will be featured in ECHO A LA MODE.

I have successfully run two previous Kickstarter campaigns (ECHO NOUVEAU, and the ICE CREAM CTHULHU TRIPTYCH) (thank you contributors!!!), and I have proven how to manage effective campaigns and satisfy all of my contributors. As the pledges increase, more and more images of the book will be posted as it evolves in the design phase.

Ice Cream Cthulhu - Vanilla
Ice Cream Cthulhu - Vanilla

This book will include my entire collection of food goddesses, as well as the desired set of Cthulhu pieces. The format of the book is sixteen inches high - so the size of the artwork will be impressive and beautiful. We have set up the rewards to include gift certificates sent in time for the holiday season!! :D Early pledges will receive a holiday card from me - to include in the gift! :>

Risks and challenges

I've done this before successfully - my studio partner is a professional who has published many projects including my previous book ECHO NOUVEAU through Kickstarter. My printer will be ready to receive the book in January after the campaign. The books will return from the printer in March-April. That gives me 1-2 months to get them to the backers - covering errors in printing, shipping, etc.

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FAQ

  • Echo is an award-winning fine-artist, illustrator, and instructor, specializing in her vision of Art Nouveau. She is a highly sought-after artist for advertising, packaging, posters, and books. Her works have appeared at galleries around the world and at stores including Neiman Marcus and your local grocer. Echo has been interviewed by CBS news and is frequently featured in international art magazines. She recently published a book about her career focusing on educating the public and especially young art students about her profession.

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    In Echo's series - "Women Inspired By Butterflies", Echo has created a universe for these women who are surely beautiful, but are also individual. Five-Bar Swordtail is a woman who is fine, shapely, and move with absolute grace. While she is, in a way, camouflaged like her namesake, one cannot help but be overcome by her presence. She is looking aside and thoughtfully. She knows you are present, but cannot be turned from whatever memory is captivating her. Is it sadness? Is it awe? It is complex - like a woman really is. Jakouageha, on the other hand, is striking in her gaze. The butterfly is black with red flecks, announcing its presence with pride. She is staring, almost challenging. She may be covering herself, but it is not out of shyness or fear for she knows she is beautiful. She knows you are looking at her and since you are going to look, you might as well introduce yourself. More than a few have slunk away from her gaze, somehow fearing their own appreciation. She desires admiration - she just also desires recognition.

    In Echo's ultimate series - "Cthulhu Desserts". Echo revels in the truly fantastic. Here, woman are being tortured with temptation while they desperately try to maintain the standards of beauty they desire. Their corsets are so gorgeous that the viewer instantly admires them. The desserts, pie, cupcakes, and ice cream treats, that tempt them are deliciously evil in the rendering. The tentacled lips of great Cthulhu, the horrific demon god of H.P. Lovecraft's universe, are an erotic metaphor for their pained desire. They are each, at once, a mesmerizing erotic experience and a tongue-in-cheek message. It's not scolding or scowling at the trapping of beauty, it is merely recognizing the dilemma and playing upon it in a way that won't leave one's memory for decades.

    Many of Echo's other works are represented, and while themes, style, and imagery, may differ - the message is the same. Women are beautiful and unique. They should not shy from it, nor should they be feared or scorned for it. Men depict beautiful women as ideal. Echo depicts beautiful women as their own ideal - strong in body and in character.

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    Standard signed copy of ECHO A LA MODE.

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    Pledge before Dec. 1 and receive a hand-written thank-you from Echo and a certificate declaring the reward in time for XMAS for yourself or to give as a gift. All Pledges will receive thank you emails. (All rewards dependent upon reaching minimum funding goal.)

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    XMAS PACKAGE #1 Standard signed copy of ECHO A LA MODE. A pack of greeting cards featuring Echo Chernik's art to give as gifts for the holidays. PLEDGE IN TIME FOR XMAS:
    Pledge before Dec. 1 and receive the greeting cards, a hand-written thank-you from Echo and a certificate declaring the reward in time for XMAS for yourself or to give as a gift. All Pledges will receive thank you emails. (All rewards dependent upon reaching minimum funding goal.)

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    Limited signed hardcover edition of ECHO A LA MODE. Pledge before Dec. 1 and receive a hand-written thank-you from Echo and a certificate declaring the reward in time for XMAS for yourself or to give as a gift. All Pledges will receive thank you emails. (All rewards dependent upon reaching minimum funding goal.)

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    XMAS PACKAGE #2 Standard signed copy of ECHO A LA MODE. A pack of greeting cards featuring Echo Chernik's art, 5 bookmarks featuring Cuisine Goddess artwork to give as gifts. PLEDGE IN TIME FOR XMAS: Pledge before Dec. 1 and receive cards, bookmarks, a hand-written thank-you from Echo, and a certificate declaring the reward in time for XMAS for yourself or to give as a gift. All Pledges will receive thank you emails. (All rewards dependent upon reaching minimum funding goal.)

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    XMAS PACKAGE #3 Standard signed copy of ECHO A LA MODE. A pack of greeting cards featuring Echo Chernik's art, 5 bookmarks featuring Dessert Cthulhu artwork to give as gifts. PLEDGE IN TIME FOR XMAS: Pledge before Dec. 1 and receive cards, bookmarks, a hand-written thank-you from Echo, and a certificate declaring the reward in time for XMAS for yourself or to give as a gift. All Pledges will receive thank you emails. (All rewards dependent upon reaching minimum funding goal.)

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    XMAS PACKAGE #1B Limited hardcover signed copy of ECHO A LA MODE. A pack of greeting cards featuring Echo Chernik's art to give as gifts for the holidays. PLEDGE IN TIME FOR XMAS: Pledge before Dec. 1 and receive the greeting cards, a hand-written thank-you from Echo and a certificate declaring the reward in time for XMAS for yourself or to give as a gift. All Pledges will receive thank you emails. (All rewards dependent upon reaching minimum funding goal.)

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    BOTH BOOKS ONLY!!! One copy each of the Limited signed hardcover and signed softcover edition of ECHO A LA MODE.

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    XMAS PACKAGE #4 Standard signed copy of ECHO A LA MODE. A pack of greeting cards featuring Echo Chernik's art, 10 bookmarks featuring Dessert Cthulhu and Cuisine Goddess artwork to give as gifts. PLEDGE IN TIME FOR XMAS: Pledge before Dec. 1 and receive bookmarks, a hand-written thank-you from Echo and a certificate declaring the reward in time for XMAS for yourself or to give as a gift. All Pledges will receive thank you emails. (All rewards dependent upon reaching minimum funding goal.)

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    XMAS PACKAGE #2B Limited hardcover signed copy of ECHO A LA MODE. A pack of greeting cards featuring Echo Chernik's art, 5 bookmarks featuring Cuisine Goddess artwork to give as gifts. PLEDGE IN TIME FOR XMAS: Pledge before Dec. 1 and receive cards, bookmarks, a hand-written thank-you from Echo, and a certificate declaring the reward in time for XMAS for yourself or to give as a gift. All Pledges will receive thank you emails. (All rewards dependent upon reaching minimum funding goal.)

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    XMAS PACKAGE #3B Limited hardcover signed copy of ECHO A LA MODE. A pack of greeting cards featuring Echo Chernik's art, 5 bookmarks featuring Dessert Cthulhu artwork to give as gifts. PLEDGE IN TIME FOR XMAS: Pledge before Dec. 1 and receive cards, bookmarks, a hand-written thank-you from Echo, and a certificate declaring the reward in time for XMAS for yourself or to give as a gift. All Pledges will receive thank you emails. (All rewards dependent upon reaching minimum funding goal.)

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    THREE (3) BOOKS!!! One copy of the Limited signed hardcover and two signed softcover editions of ECHO A LA MODE.

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    XMAS PACKAGE #4B Limited signed hardcover edition of ECHO A LA MODE. A pack of greeting cards featuring Echo Chernik's art, 10 bookmarks featuring Dessert Cthulhu and Cuisine Goddess artwork to give as gifts. PLEDGE IN TIME FOR XMAS: Pledge before Dec. 1 and receive bookmarks, a hand-written thank-you from Echo and a certificate declaring the reward in time for XMAS for yourself or to give as a gift. All Pledges will receive thank you emails. (All rewards dependent upon reaching minimum funding goal.)

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    Same as XMAS PACKAGE #4 but includes an original hand drawing in the book by Echo Chernik inside ECHO A LA MODE.

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    Same as XMAS PACKAGE #4B but includes an original hand drawing in the book by Echo Chernik inside ECHO A LA MODE.

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    BOTH BOOKS AND DR. WHO SLEEVE!!! One copy each of the Limited signed hardcover and signed softcover edition of ECHO A LA MODE and one of BBC America's rare Dr. Who Sleeves, originally commissioned from Echo by BBC America for ComicCon International 2011. PLEDGE IN TIME FOR XMAS: Pledge before Dec. 1 and receive bookmarks, a hand-written thank-you from Echo and a certificate declaring the reward in time for XMAS for yourself or to give as a gift. All Pledges will receive thank you emails. (All rewards dependent upon reaching minimum funding goal.)

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    Same as XMAS#4 pledge, but includes limited (of 50) collector's edition of ECHO NOUVEAU in Gold Foil Embossed Slip Case. The standard edition of ECHO NOUVEAU is out of print.

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    Same as XMAS#4B pledge, but includes original hand drawing in the limited hardcover AND also includes a limited (of 50) collector's edition of ECHO NOUVEAU in Gold Foil Embossed Slip Case. The standard edition of ECHO NOUVEAU is out of print.

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    COOKIE CTHULHU as Giclee. 12" wide x 24" tall. Includes shipping with both books. If you want me to pick the frame, add $200 to your pledge. Shipping included in the US.

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    Same as XMAS#4B pledge, but includes an original hand drawn portrait in graphite of someone you provide a photograph of and a limited collector's edition of ECHO NOUVEAU

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    COOKIE CTHULHU as Giclee. 18" wide x 36" tall. Includes shipping with both books. If you want me to pick the frame, add $400 to your pledge. Shipping included in the US.

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    Same as XMAS#4B but includes portrait of you or your Shadowrun Character in an upcoming Shadowrun-inspired masterpiece and a 26" signed master print of said piece. Also a limited collector's edition of ECHO NOUVEAU.

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    COOKIE CTHULHU as Giclee. 24" wide x 48" tall. Includes shipping with both books. If you want me to pick the frame, add $600 to your pledge. Shipping included in the US.

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    COMMISSIONED ART!!! Receive both signed books AND Echo will illustrate a full color comic/fantasy/sci-fi character of your choice. It could be your favorite character, your role-playing character, or YOU as your character. You will receive 3 signed prints: 34" tall, 24" tall and 17" tall. (Notes: Echo chooses pose, single character only, no monsters or robots, framing extra, Echo retains copyrights.)

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    ALL 3 Baked Dessert CTHULHUs as Giclees (Pie, Cupcake, and Cookie). 24" wide x 48" tall each. Includes shipping with both books. If you want me to pick the frame, add $1,800 to your pledge. Shipping included in the US.

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    ALL 6 CTHULHUs as Giclees (Pie, Cupcake, and Cookie, and all three Ice Creams). 24" wide x 48" tall each. Includes shipping with both books. If you want me to pick the frame, add $2,400 to your pledge. Shipping included in the US.

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