UPDATE 7/30/2018 - I found a few more boxes of "Imagined Realms Book 2," so I've updated the available amount on the Book Bundle tier. :)
UPDATE 7/25/2018 - After some searching, I found a way to get cheaper international shipping on most tiers; I cannot adjust the existing tiers, but I have made new International Only tiers reflecting the lower cost. My apologies for the mixup! Please switch your pledges as necessary, and see Update #2 for more info.
Hi! My name is Julie Dillon, and I'm a 3-time Hugo Award winning artist from Northern California. I absolutely love to draw and paint, and art has been a vital part of my life for as long as I can remember. Art can offer an escape as well as an invitation; a way to process one's experience of the world, a way to offer a different perspective. It can illuminate and reveal the magic lurking just beneath the surface of the world, and that is what I've attempted to do throughout my career as an artist.
I've put together an art book that will let me share with you more of my art and ideas than I ever have before. I have assembled and curated over 200 pages of artwork that includes everything from my portfolio highlights, freelance work, sketches and studies, unfinished pieces, to old work from when I was first starting out.
The Book: "Daydreamer's Journey"
"Daydreamer's Journey" will be a 200 page 8.5" x 11" hardcover book, on beautiful thick glossy paper. This book will contain personal work, freelance projects, sketches, studies, and illustration drafts, some of which either has never been posted online or that hasn't been available online in over a decade. Also included will be my commentary and thoughts, as well as progress shots for most pieces so you can see part of my painting and brainstorming process.
In addition to my portfolio pieces, I've also included some older art from the early 2000s:
As well as tons of sketches and unfinished illustrations:
Please note! There will be VERY LIMITED AVAILABILITY of this book after the kickstarter concludes, so if you want a copy, don't wait!
Note: If you select a reward tier with a giclee or metal print, you will be able to select which image you want on the Kickstarter Survey that will be emailed out after the end of the campaign.
UPDATE: I was able to find lower rates for international shipping, so there are now new INTERNATIONAL tiers for most rewards that reflect the lower cost. Please either message me with questions or refer to Update #2 for more information. Thank you!
Add-ons and Extras:
-If you purchased a book at the $25 or $30 reward tier, and would like to have it signed, please add $5. (All the books on the higher reward tiers will be signed).
-Add $20 per extra 5" x 7" print pack.
-Add $30 per extra Hardcover Book (plus additional $30 for international shipping)
-Add $35 per extra 8.5" x 11" print pack (plus $10 for international shipping)
-$50 to add an additional giclee print. (If you are adding a 2nd giclee print to one of the giclee reward tiers, no additional shipping is needed. If you are adding a giclee to a non-giclee reward tier, please add $15 international shipping.)
-$220 per extra metal print (add $40 for international shipping).
-$30,000 - If we reach this amount, will be able to add 8 extra pages to the book, bringing total to 208 pages.
-$40,000 - Another 8 extra pages of content, bringing total to 216 pages.
-$65,000 - At this amount I will be able to upgrade everyone's hardcover books to beautiful cloth-bound editions with foil stamped covers and a glossy dust jacket.
-More to be added as needed!
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Risks and challenges
In the past, I have successfully shipped two previous art books on time using Kickstarter, so I feel like I have a good handle on what to expect and how to best get quality books and artwork to you in a timely manner. In the case of unforeseen setbacks, I will be very clear in my communication with you to let you know what is going on and the steps I will be taking to deal with the situation.
I receive payment from kickstarter two weeks after the end of the campaign, at which point I will begin the process of printing the books right away. The books are being printed overseas, and should arrive at my location 40 days after my approval of the proofs from the printer. I will do everything I can to get your books and artwork to you as quickly as possible. I am confident I can have everything delivered to you by the winter holidays. :)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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