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A collection of cartoon pinup sketches
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Aloha, pinup art lovers! With your help, I'm publishing a short run of my sketchbook of cartoon pinups created over the last year. 

It's a small-sized 5.5 x 8.5" soft-cover booklet, 28 pages in length. It features all original art, and no fan art. Some has been published on social media, and some is previously unpublished. This is mostly rough work in various stages, in cartoony + mid-century + 90's styles. Beach, tiki, and the "tanline" theme will make appearances throughout. 

The funding goal is to defray printing costs, and to get this work in the hands of people who appreciate it. 

PG-13+ Disclaimer

This booklet features drawings in mostly raw forms, so it will include some mild nudity. If you're not into that, or if you're not into pinup art, that's ok! We can still be friends, but this project isn't for you.  

Extras

All tiers include promotional stickers, bookmarks, and this year's postcard.

Limited Edition Prints

Spice and up tiers will ship with a collection of 3 11x17" prints specially made for the Tanlines project. These prints are signed and numbered, and will only be produced once. Total print run will be no more than 50, and probably closer to 25, with the actual quantity depending on the number preordered. 

If these are a little too edgy for you, and you'd rather have fan art prints though, you may also substitute a set of 3 fan art prints from my portfolio at the print tiers. In the survey, I'll ask about your preferences. 

From the Vault

 Want to have something one-of-a-kind to display? The "From the Vault" tiers are an opportunity to own original works in traditional media from my portfolio, as pictured here. 

Commissions

If you're pledging at the "Everything Nice" tier, you're the best! Fulfilling all of the commissions from last year's Kickstarter was the most fun I've ever had as an artist, and I hope to do a few again. 

Commissions are 8.5x11" works created just for you. They  feature a single character of your choice, and a very simple background. Commissions may be in traditional media (ink and marker), or digital media, whichever you prefer. 

Artbook

If you missed last year's artbook project, and would like one of the remaining copies, just over-pledge by $30, and send me a comment/note about it. I'll include the artbook in your shipment. 

The Artist

I'm an sometimes-published hobbyist artist. I dig mid-century, tiki, 90's comics, Disney, and stag cartoons. I draw for fun whenever I can squeeze it in. Best place to check me out is Instagram

My dream is to someday land regular paying pinup illustration gigs, but I'll keep creating whether it happens or not. My wife is my #1 supporter, and I couldn't do this without her.  

Risks and challenges

Art is all nearly done, and I'm committed to getting this project finished on schedule. It's possible that we may face some printer delays, but that's about it.

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    Sugar

    Get the sketchbook, along with promotional items, and (optionally) your name credited in the book.

    Includes:
    • Tanlines Sketchbook
    • Promotional Stickers
    • Promotional Bookmark
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    Spice

    Everything from reward #1, plus set of 3 limited-edition "tanlines" 11x17 prints. Prints may be substituted with a 3-pack of 11x17 prints from my fanart portfolio.

    Includes:
    • Tanlines Sketchbook
    • Promotional Stickers
    • Promotional Bookmark
    • Limited Edition "Tanlines" Prints - Set of 3
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    From the Vault - Atomic Blonde

    This includes Atomic Blonde 8.5x11" character design art. This is an original traditional work in ink and marker.

    Includes:
    • Tanlines Sketchbook
    • Promotional Stickers
    • Promotional Bookmark
    • Limited Edition "Tanlines" Prints - Set of 3
    • Atomic Blonde Original Art
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    From the Vault - Sabrina

    This includes a Sabrina original cartoon pinup, a traditional illustration in ink and marker.

    Includes:
    • Tanlines Sketchbook
    • Promotional Stickers
    • Promotional Bookmark
    • Limited Edition "Tanlines" Prints - Set of 3
    • Sabrina Original Art
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    Everything Nice

    Everything from previous tiers, plus 8.5x11 single-character custom commission. Your choice of subject, and your choice of digital or traditional media.

    Includes:
    • Tanlines Sketchbook
    • Promotional Stickers
    • Promotional Bookmark
    • Limited Edition "Tanlines" Prints - Set of 3
    • Commissioned Art - 8.5x11"
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    From the Vault - Watercolor Assassin

    Get the original art of "Watercolor Assassin," in colored pencil, watercolor, and coffee.

    Includes:
    • Tanlines Sketchbook
    • Promotional Stickers
    • Promotional Bookmark
    • Limited Edition "Tanlines" Prints - Set of 3
    • Watercolor Assassin Original Art
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