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Marvel superstar MIKE DEODATO, JR. creates a surprising new volume of hilarious cartoons!

HI THERE!

My name is Mike Deodato, Jr.   You probably know my work.  I'm a Brazilian artist who got his start in the American comic-book industry in 1990 and have been a Marvel artist for the past decade.  

I've drawn nearly every Marvel character you can think of, over the course of my books:  THE AVENGERS, NEW AVENGERS, DARK AVENGERS, SECRET AVENGERS (I sense a pattern there), X-MEN, WOLVERINE, THUNDERBOLTS, THE PUNISHER, THE HULK, SPIDER-MAN, ELEKTRA, WITCHES,  THOR, and many other Marvel titles.  Before that, I worked on WONDER WOMAN, BATMAN, LADY DEATH, GLORY, STAR WARS, LOST IN SPACE, QUANTUM LEAP, MAC BOLAN: THE EXECUTIONER, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, and many other titles that my fingers are getting too tired to type.

So you already know my painted style, my Image-era super-hero  style, my super-tight pencils style, my current ultra-realistic style, and so on.  What you probably don't know is that I'm also a cartoonist, and I love doing cartoons in a style a little bit reminiscent of Calvin and Hobbes, but with my own flavor to it, all about my work, my wife, and my family.   I love my wife and family, so this book is a real joy to create.



I recently featured a couple of these on Twitter, but they've never been published anywhere -- until now.

THE CARTOON ART OF MIKE DEODATO, JR. -- VOLUME 1 is the first (obviously!) of what I hope will be a series of books featuring my cartoon illustrations in different fun styles and on many different subjects.

Cover art!
Cover art!

I'm imagining a wide format, something like 11" x 8.5", a slim saddle-stitched book, with full-color cardstock covers and line art interiors. and nice paper.  Heck, I even got special permission from Marvel to do this book for you.

As you know, I have never before personally produced any kind of Convention portfolios or sketchbooks or artbooks during my 20+ years in the comics field.  So this is pretty special to me -- and I hope it will be special to you, as well. 

Yes, I'll have these available at Conventions next year -- if you help to get this funded -- but this Kickstarter campaign will also place this book into your hands months before my next Convention appearance in the USA. 


NEW TO KICKSTARTER?
Wondering how the heck this works? 

Well, over at the top right corner of this page is the GOAL. That's how much I will need to create and print the books -- to take to Conventions, sell some online and elsewhere, and to fulfill the rewards offered here.   If the goal is reached, printing will begin pretty quickly.  However:   If the goal is not reached before the end of the 30 days, though, then you will not be charged anything. You only pay if my project reaches its goal by the deadline!
YOU WANT SWAG!I understand how good-hearted my fans are.  Some of you even travel halfway around the world to meet me when I do Conventions in the USA or Canada or Europe.  But I don't want to take advantage of that.   I wouldn't expect you to give away your hard-earned cash for the fun of it.  (Or maybe I do...because this book is a LOT of fun!)    

Along the right side, you will see categories, with dollar amounts. By pledging that amount (or more!), you will receive the rewards listed in their respective boxes. Here are some examples of rewards:

If you become part of this Kickstarter project , you have choices of loads of lovely rewards, many of which are available nowhere else:   Signed books, some lithographs, some remarked sketch editions, even big 11" x 17" custom commission sketches.  That's a biggie, because it's especially rare to be able to get new original art from me, except for cover art that I still draw on paper.

I don't do many Conventions, and I'm limited by how many I can draw over a Con weekend.  I draw all my interiors digitally these days (on a Wacom Cintiq!), so you can't find any new originals.  So going for the gold is getting a custom commission as one of the key rewards.

If you're a store, you can get a sizable stack of autographed copies at a great price, since I don't think this will be available through normal wholesale distribution.

And the pinnacle prize (assuming you can put up with me) is the store or convention appearance, where I come to your event, draw and talk and hang out with you and the fans!

Let's make this happen, OK?  THANK YOU!

NEW REWARD!  The MARVEL ART OF MIKE DEODATO, JR. 11" x 34" original art that's part of the new $4,000.00 level.
NEW REWARD! The MARVEL ART OF MIKE DEODATO, JR. 11" x 34" original art that's part of the new $4,000.00 level.
NEW REWARD! The HULK original painting at the $3,500.00 level
NEW REWARD! The HULK original painting at the $3,500.00 level
NEW REWARD! The big HULK original painting at the $3,500.00 level
NEW REWARD! The big HULK original painting at the $3,500.00 level

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    DEODATO DIGITAL DOWNLOAD: A digital copy of THE CARTOON ART OF MIKE DEODATO, JR. available only through this Kickstarter campaign.

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    IT'S ALL ABOUT THE BOOK: A brand-spanking-new copy of THE CARTOON ART OF MIKE DEODATO, JR. hot off the presses! (Please add $10.00 for shipping outside the USA.)

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    SIGNATURE EDITION: A copy of THE CARTOON ART OF MIKE DEODATO, JR. autographed by Deodato (of course), plus a digital copy of the book AND a wallpaper of the cover art! (Please add $10.00 for shipping outside the USA.)

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    PERSONALIZED SIGNED & NUMBERED DOUBLE-DEAL: Get TWO autographed AND PERSONALIZED copies of the book of a signed and numbered edition (limited to 250 copies!). One for you, and one for a friend! PLUS the digital copy AND the wallpaper of the cover art! (Please add $10.00 for shipping outside the USA.)

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    CARTOON SKETCH EDITION: A personalized, autographed copy of THE CARTOON ART OF MIKE DEODATO, JR. Plus, Deodato will draw inside a custom CARTOON SKETCH of your favorite character! (Please add $10.00 for shipping outside the USA.) (Limited to 100)

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    DYNAMIC DEODATO EDITION: Not only do you get the personalized, autographed copy of the book complete with your custom CARTOON SKETCH, you ALSO get a signed limited edition JADE WARRIORS 11" x 17" lithograph to celebrate the revival of Deodato's JADE WARRIORS series on Keenspot.com. Limited to 50! (Please add $15.00 for shipping outside the USA.)

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    DOUBLE-DOSE LITHO LEVEL: How about the personalized, autographed book complete with your custom CARTOON SKETCH, plus the JADE WARRIORS signed litho, PLUS my rare WOLVERINE ORIGINS limited edition signed Marvel print, plus the digital download and the wallpaper? Limited to 25! (Please add $40.00 for shipping outside the USA.)

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    COMICS SHOP OWNERS' SPECIAL: Get TWENTY autographed copies of THE CARTOON ART OF MIKE DEODATO, JR. for your store! (Please add $50.00 for shipping outside the USA.)

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    CUSTOM COMMISSION ORIGINAL ART LEVEL: This gets you TWO autographed, personalized copies of THE CARTOON ART OF MIKE DEODATO, JR., as well as a separate Convention-style custom 11" x 17" Mike Deodato original art headshot or full-body shot (your choice!) commission of any character of your choice. Add an extra $150.00 and he'll include a second character! (Please add $50.00 for shipping outside the USA.)

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    OWN THE COVER ART LEVEL: That's right, you get the ORIGINAL ARTWORK for the cover of this book (personalized to you), along with two autographed copies of the book itself. You'll also receive the digital edition, the wallpaper of the cover, and both Lithographs mentioned above. Limit 1. (Please add $50.00 for shipping outside the USA.)

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    BIG GREEN HULKING ORIGINAL ART LEVEL: With barely a week to go, I'm igniting the gamma-ray charge and going for all the marbles here with a true rarity. This Level offers the one-of-a-kind 13" x 18" mega-macho INCREDIBLE HULK original oil painting that I did, which comicdetectives.com voted "best Hulk oil paint" and seen on http://www.comicsdetectives.com/artist-mike-deodato-jr.html. PLUS, of course, you'll get an autographed copy of THE CARTOON ART OF MIKE DEODATO, JR. (I'll even draw a cartoony Hulk sketch inside!), plus the digital download and the wallpaper! (Please add $50.00 for shipping if you're outside the USA.)

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    MIGHTY MARVEL MEGA WRAPAROUND ORIGINAL ART LEVEL: You've likely seen my Marvel hardcover THE MARVEL ART OF MIKE DEODATO, JR. For its cover, I drew an enormous 11" x 34" wrap-around cover illustration featuring a defeated Sentinel, Normal Osborn, Elektra, Thor, Captain America, Spider-man, Hulk, and Wolverine! This one-of-a-kind piece of original art is finally being put up for grabs in support of this book. So this Level not only gets you this gorgeous original, but also a signed copy of the book THE MARVEL ART OF MIKE DEODATO, JR...AND a signed copy of THE CARTOON ART OF MIKE DEODATO, JR., as well as the digital download and the wallpaper. (A one-of-a-kind offer that would cost you more than this just for the big original art, if I let my dealer put it up for sale. And we wouldn't want that, would we?)

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    PERSONAL APPEARANCE CONVENTION OR STORE SIGNING SPECTACULAR! For such a tidy sum, you win the motherload: Up to three days (not including travel time) of marvelous Mike Deodato himself at your convention including a sketch created just for you and full participation in panels, chalk talk/creating comics presentations interviews, and more. Or he'll appear at your store for signings and such, which will include personalized commission sketches for you and up to six of your hard-working employees. (Don't worry, the price includes his and his wife's airfare, food, and hotel.) PLUS he'll bring 50 signed copies of THE CARTOON ART OF MIKE DEODATO, JR. for you to sell after he's gone. This is your chance to hang out for a weekend with one of the top talents in all of Marveldom! (Please add $1,000.00 for appearances outside the USA, Canada, or Brazil.)

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