I am a freelance illustrator from Portland, Maine who has worked with clients including Tyler the Creator, Drew Taggart (the Chainsmokers), HBO, and Hohe Luft Magazine.
Top Drawer is a comprehensive catalogue of my best work from the past few years. It showcases all the different types of work that I do, including portraits, figures, landscapes, collages, loose sketches, and everything in between. This is by far the most in depth look into my work that I’ve ever produced. Not only is the book organized into different sections to give it a logical rhythm, I’ve written introductions to each section as well as artist notes about select pieces.
For the first time ever, I’ve hired a graphic designer for the book layout, as well as helping to curate the work. I wanted Top Drawer to showcase my best work in the most engaging way possible. We’ve spent months making sure the best work makes it into the book, and fine tuning the design. I also wanted to make sure Top Drawer contained a good mixture of work that I love, work that you love, and work that you’ve never seen. I’ve even included portraits and sketches of Tyler the Creator and Anthony Bourdain that I’ve never shared. Because of the time that has gone into producing this book, the end result will be top notch. To match the caliber of art that’s included, and the gorgeous layout, we’ve selected the best paper and coating so that the book will be even higher quality that my first two books.
Because the book design is 100% complete, it will be sent to the printers the second this campaign reaches it’s goal, and the printer has agreed to print and rush-ship books for those who pre-order through this campaign. This means that by supporting the campaign you are guaranteeing yourself the best price, and that you will receive your books up to 8 weeks sooner than anyone else. I am extremely grateful for your contributions that will make this book a reality.
Risks and challenges
Goal and Timetable:
The reason the goal is set so low is because on Kickstarter, hitting it early really helps your campaign gain traction. This helps push the campaign onto Kickstarter’s recommended list. So even though printing the book costs more than the goal I’ve set, this is actually the most strategic way to make sure to raise the money needed for publishing.
All of the funds raised through this campaign will go directly towards the cost of printing this 200+ page full color art book. The more copies I am able to order, the cheaper each individual book will cost.
As this is my third crowd-funding book campaign, I’ve learned what to do, and what not to do. I've learned how to:
- package and ship books to prevent corner damage
- pick printing materials that best show my work
- eliminate the risks involved in crowdfunding
- and most importantly, get your rewards to you as soon as possible
So by supporting my third campaign you’re getting the benefit of supporting a campaign that you know will run smoothly.
As stated, the time in between your contribution and when you receive your package will be as short as possible. Because I am not in full control of the printing I cannot give an exact shipping date. But, I am also using a printer I have a lot of experience with, and I would not be surprised if you received your packages next month. I can guarantee that you will receive your books way before the holidays if that is something that concerns you.
Shipping Note: All rewards are available anywhere in the world, and costs will vary depending on where you live.
About the Rewards:
I've varied the different levels of rewards available so that anyone who is interested in helping can afford to do so. I am also incredibly thankful to anyone who shares this campaign with their friends and family via social media, email, or word of mouth. By pre-ordering your copy of “Top Drawer” through the campaign you’re paying the lowest possible price, and your book will be signed and personalized upon request.
I have included options for campaign backers to get extremely limited rewards, such as my first out of print book, and signed Igor albums, as well as highly discounted framed originals, book bundles, signed prints, and even a super bundle that includes a 1-of-a-kind pair of Chucks. If you have any questions about this campaign that isn't answered on this page please message me and I will get back to you as soon as I possibly can.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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