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This 70+ page illustrated journal introduces you to dozens of re-imagined comic-book characters in their natural settings.
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FIELD NOTES: An Ecological Journal of Nature's Marvels is my take on the nature diaries of explorers in previous generations. In the same way those naturalists would explore new frontiers and carefully illustrate their findings, FIELD NOTES is a collection of my sketches, paintings and notes on the behavior of remarkable creatures in the wild. The animals are re-imaginings of characters you'll recognize from across the DC and Marvel universes, along with other favorites like the Ninja Turtles. The book is meant to be tongue-in-cheek, while still being a great showcase for the real-life animals these characters are based on. I hope to capture the wonder of exploration, even if it's just finding size-changing ants or leather-wearing house cats in your own backyard.  

This book collects my work on this project from 2015-2019, including over 100 oil, watercolor, and digital paintings along with pencil sketches. Though comics have an immense number of characters to reference, this book is as comprehensive as possible. Dozens of characters are spread out over 70+ full-color pages. So, from the flora and fauna of Gotham City, or the spider species of New York, to the grasslands of Wakanda, this book will be a visual guide for all the creatures you might encounter.

Full-bleed oil and watercolor paintings allow you to see these creatures up close.
Full-bleed oil and watercolor paintings allow you to see these creatures up close.
Color studies and quick pencil sketches illustrate each sighting.
Color studies and quick pencil sketches illustrate each sighting.
Scale charts describe entire families of creatures, and maps tell you where to find them.
Scale charts describe entire families of creatures, and maps tell you where to find them.
Now let's make it happen!
Now let's make it happen!
FIELD NOTES will now be printed at 9"x12"! A HUGE increase from the original size!
FIELD NOTES will now be printed at 9"x12"! A HUGE increase from the original size!

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I'm very excited about the artwork collected in this volume, but we still need to finish it! I hope that by offering this as a pre-sale, we can use your pledge amount to make this book a reality. We plan to use any funds beyond our initial goal to improve the quality of the book or add more content. Our first stretch goal is to go from soft cover to hard-bound. Each pledge helps to improve the quality of the book for everyone, and make this a beautiful showpiece for your collection.

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