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An 80+ mixed illustration/sequential art book of monsters dressed in suits & ties, influenced by Quentin Tarantino's cult classics.

"It’s a cool drawing style with cool coolness and a cool topping." - Shannon Wheeler, TMCM Creator, NY Times Cartoonist

"I love how each monster is so different from one another. I found myself excitedly flipping through the pages anticipating what was next. Each character has so much life and it's own story to tell. The colors are awesome! I can't wait till it's complete to get my very own signed copy."  

-Natalie Amenula, aspiring actress & artist of http://www.natalieamenula.com/


Danni Danger, of http://www.weird-girls.com/ wearing a "Monsters In Ties" tshirt in THIS video: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CefxjIOodY&list=HL1354732891&feature=mh_lolz

Jeremy The Artist presents MONSTERS IN TIES

"Monsters in Ties" will be an 80+ page mixed illustration/sequential art book (full color, 8x10.5), featuring Jeremy The Artist's love of monsters influenced by his love for the men in suits and ties in Quentin Tarantino's films "Reservoir Dogs" & "Pulp Fiction". The monsters featured will include everyone from the Hollywood Wolfman to the Greek Manticore- mythological and folklore monsters from around the world!

If succesful, this would be my very FIRST graphic novel produced, helping me to realize a childhood dream of mine of being a published graphic novel artist.

Why monsters? Monsters have been something that I've loved to draw since I was little. I've been drawing since I was about 5 or 6, and always my drawings were of the "monster kind"- yes, there was a lot of dinosaur drawings as well, but a lot of my drawings were of monsters, like trolls and dragons (TONS of dragons).

Influenced by Tarantino? Why his films? Ever since I saw Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs, they have become my favorite movies...ever. I love the style of his movies and his characters- this inspired a few monster prints a couple years back, the FIRST monsters in ties- and it was one of my more popular projects I've put out for the public and one of the funner projects I've done...so I decided to expand on it.

Explain a lil' more on the subject matter, please. There's a certain "reality" that Tarantino achieves with his characters, and I want that for my monsters. Dressing my monsters in suits and ties, for me, personifies them- it makes the monsters more a part of "our world" and, in doing so, I think the horror and sheer impact of each individual creature is visually stronger.

Concept Art/Drafts

Mr. Hunchback
Mr. Hunchback
Mr. Popowag
Mr. Popowag
Mr. Mothman
Mr. Mothman
Nice Guy Ronald the Rhino
Nice Guy Ronald the Rhino
Mr. Rakshasa
Mr. Rakshasa
Ammut
Ammut

Some of the final images of the book

A friend of mine "monster-fied"- Monster Caricature, part of a couple of the prize packages!

Kelli as The Creature from the Black Lagoon
Kelli as The Creature from the Black Lagoon

T-Shirt

Buttons!

Stickers!

Posters!




Gabriel Contreras Contribution Posters!

Taffeta Darling/Jeremy The Artist SIGNED Posters!

PAULO HERNANDEZ'S "MONSTER IN TIES" PIECE, UP FOR PLEDGING!

Inne Shears Contribution!

Shane Campos Contribution!

**MORE PICTURES OF PLEDGE CONTRIBUTIONS AND SUCH TO COME !!!**

***Song in video is "Zombie Nation" by Jose Travieso, can be found at: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jose_Travieso/Free_Music_Sampler_-_FreeMixter/Zombie_Nation and is free for use under the Attribution-ShareAlike License , found at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ ***

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IF this project is fully funded, I will immediately place all orders for shirts, stickers, buttons, prints and start working on any/all caricatures, all orders placed within first week post Kickstarter!

**CURRENTLY WORKING ON BOOK** - I am aiming to finish the book by mid December- book price has already been quoted including the additional pages for Thank Yous- **The Thank You pages should be the only pages that need to completed upon the funding of this project and will be completed within 2-3 days post-Kickstarter.

All orders will be completed within first week of January- I have been told to give a month to a month and a half for the production of my book- I will see what I can do to speed up production but this would be the only delay I see in the near future (which is why any pledges including my book are set to be delivered by March at latest)

All caricature/thank you page drawings will be drawn in the first couple months- being these are all hand drawn, the delays I see in these would be my production speed and/or people giving me pictures to caricature from- I work as a caricaturist and average about 5-8 minutes at my slowest, so not too worried. Page drawings should take no longer than an hour per person. **PICTURES SHOULD BE GIVEN BY END OF FIRST WEEK OF JANUARY VIA EMAIL** As long as I'm given everyone's pictures who ordered a caricature within the aforementioned stated time frame of the pledges/a drawing for the thank you pages, should be no problems here.

Any/all other problems that may arise that I do not see at this time will be addressed accordingly and promptly- all backers will know THE MOMENT there is any other problems that may delay delivery.

This is a VERY personal project which I am dedicating to close family and friends...I appreciate any and all support for it and will dutifully do my part to make it as successful and rewarding to you as I find it myself.

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