Welcome to the magical world of Goblins, Golems, Imps & Trolls! Grab a mug and stay awhile so I can tell you of the mad hi-jinx ahead.
*Please be sure to read the updated Rewards section as the tiers now contain extra bonus goodies that aren't listed in the pledge menu!*
This will be the first of hopefully many themed art books featuring original artist trading cards (also known as sketch cards) created by artists all over the world. Inside you'll be treated to over 100 artists and more then 350 illustrations!
Most of the artists are members of ATC It Up with Friends, an Instagram based art community that I created 2 years ago. Each month I host a challenge event with a different theme. Artists then create original art cards in a wide variety of styles and mediums. The monthly event functions as a challenge, trade and community support system to motivate artists to keep creating and growing their art. You will also see illustrations from guest artists in the sketch card industry.
Goblins, Golems, Imps & Trolls is just one of many themes the group has tackled over the past 2 years. So you can definitely look forward to more books soon!
Well most certainly the title of the book speaks for itself and describes exactly the kind of creatures that fill its pages. There are goblins galore and imps a plenty. And lets not forget the golems and trolls! All of the artwork is complete and internal book layout is in process!
One of the coolest things about this book is that you will see the illustrations printed at their original scale of 2.5 x 3.5 inches. For collectors of art cards this book will be an absolute treasure. For those new to this niche of art collecting you will be amazed at how much delicious detail these artists can pack into such a small format!
If you have been following this project before it's launch then you know I've already added extra pages to the book so that I could invite additional guest artists! Those artists are, *waves magical woo woo fingers in the air* possibly even this minute, drawing up a storm to be added to the growing Guest Artist section before we go to print! Can I get a huzzah? - Onto the specs...
- 8 x 10 inches, Full Color
- 85 -100+ pages
- 100+ artists, 350+ illustrations
- Perfect bound, softcover, almost 1lb book
Note on International Shipping - Oh goodness that INTL shipping is a beast, I know! I'm so sorry folks but just know that this book is almost a 1lb and that with packaging and goodies it puts it over that hence the shipping cost. I'll definitely make it up to you INTL folks with surprise goodies when you open up that box!
UPDATE: TIERS now have EXTRA GOODIES that aren't currently listed on the Pledge Manager!
- All Bundle Tiers - now come with an archival print of The Goblin Masquerade paper doll by Judy Barnes | Jellyscuds
- Early Grog and beyond Tiers will receive the printable PDF of the paperdoll as a download
- All Bundle Tiers - now come with a choice of one of Pabkins current designs of enamel pins! *choice to be made at time of after campaign survey*
Below is full list of all the items offered in the Reward Tiers.
- Book - Goblins, Golem, Imps & Trolls
- Sketch inside the book by Pabkins
- Choice of downloadable PDF coloring book page(s)
- Vinyl Sticker (random sticker from campaign designs)
- ACEO print (random card from the book 2.5 x 3.5 inch)
- A6 print
- Softcover Book - March of Robots - featuring 44 full color pages of original robots by Pabkins
- Zine - Mushi Adventures - 24 black and white pages 31 ink paintings by Pabkins
- Original ACEO art cards by Artists in the Campaign
- Pabkins Original ACEO Ink cards
A little lesson in terminology: "ACEO" stands for Art Card Editions and Originals. They are an industry standard 2.5 x 3.5 inches. They are often called "sketch cards, artist trading cards (ATCs), art cards, PSCs (personal sketch cards)" - whatever you call them, I call them my addiction. By any name, they are a fun way to affordably collect art from many artists.
MARCH OF ROBOTS is a 44 page, full color book with 54 illustrations of robots with commentary by me on each page. These robots were all created traditionally with a wide variety of mediums. From watercolor and gouache paintings to ink, colored pencils and illustration markers, these bots are made of everything ...maybe not the kitchen sink but a few soup cans perhaps. The artwork within were also artist trading cards! We just love that format! *You can get this book alone in it's own Tier if you prefer Robots over Goblins*
MUSHI ADVENTURES is a 24 page, black and while saddle stitch book with 31 sumi ink paintings of my little mushroom folk, the Mushi. Each painting is a scene of their adventures and the word prompt that inspired it.
Goblin Masquerade Paper Doll - New Bonus Reward for every $30 and above Tier!
Do you remember the days of paper dolls? Well some of us still love them. This marvelous paper doll was created by Judy Barnes (Jellyscuds) and will now come as a downloadable in every Early Grog and beyond Tier! ($25+), it will come as an archival print on thick premium matte paper for all Bundle Tiers!
Original ACEO Art Cards
Feast your ever loving arty eyes on these original art cards made by some of the artists in the book. These are the original 2.5 x 3.5 inch art cards created with their own hands, not prints! Get em while they're hot (cause they are hot hot hot!)
If you pledged for the "Goblin Deluxe Art Bundle" please choose from the available cards and message me super quick with your choice of card. Be sure to include 2-3 choices as it is first come first serve and it may take me time to get the cards available updated! More cards will be added to the campaign as the weeks progress. There are currently 14 pictured below but at least 11 more will be added to this section very soon. I will update the selection with a check mark once it has been taken.
Pabkins Original ACEO ink Cards!
Beneath you'll find an example of my original ink cards. If you pledged in the "Goblin Deluxe Art Bundle" you will receive ONE more card! It will be a random original ink card by me. The card selection from me will be predominantly black and white with minimal color accents. Please be aware this is NOT a commission as the card you receive will be randomly selected by me. However, I will make these cards through the month of November and once the campaign funds I will likely message each backer in this tier and allow them to choose from my currently available ink cards. Sounds pretty inky to me! Please respond very promptly once you recieve the message.
We are hard at work cooking up more stretch goal goodies for you! To start we have:
- A New Sticker! - art by Anna_Ungeheuer (added to all shipped tiers)
- A Giclee Fine Art Print of 'The Goblin Night Market by Blanche Nault ( added to all Bundle Tiers) + ACEO size added to Early Grog Tiers and above
- Another new Sticker! - art by Foxychuu (added to tiers 'Early Grog' and higher)
- Enamel Pin - art by Pabkins (added to all Bundle Tiers - Design revealed closer to unlock)
- A New Sticker! (added to tiers 'Early Grog' and higher - Design revealed closer to unlock)
- Extra pages for Goblins, Golems, Imps & Trolls!
Remember you can manage your pledge at anytime to upgrade to a Bundle Tier to get all of the stretch goal goodies unlocked during the campaign!
My, oh My, what if we hit that $13K stretch goal!? Well then we will just have to add new ones to the campaign won't we!? Yes, yes my dears we shall. You can help us to add even more goodies by SHARING the campaign on your social media platforms!
Are you burning with the grogfire need to have every single one of the stickers?! (You know you are, we light the fire in you).
Or was it an extra print you're after? No, no you're right you have to share the awesome sauce with friends and family because you can't abide the thought of them hijacking your copy, so you just better snatch up an extra copy of the book. I love your devious yet genius plans.
Well, well then, Never Fear!
- add $32 (US) / $36 (INTL) to your pledge for an extra copy of Goblins, Golems, Imps & Trolls - (the cost here is because it also includes the additional cost of shipping)
- add $20 for a copy of March of Robots
- add $10 for a copy of Mushi Adventures
- add $12 for a set of all 6 of the campaign stickers + 1 pabkins sticker
- Remember to send a message if you were pledging for an "add-on" to let me know what you were adding on.
If the Campaign ends and you realize you wanted to add other items there will be an Add-On Shop available for everyone to add items to your pledge after the kickstarter has funded! Shortly after the campaign funds I will send an update with how you can add extra items to your reward shipment!
But first we need success! - so spread the Goblin Word far and wide!
Risks and challenges
The artwork is complete and layout for the book is already in progress. This is my second kickstarter, but I have also assisted in 2 others. This will be the 3rd art book I have produced myself so I can assure you of quality final products. Please note the GGIT book photos in this campaign are product mockups.
The challenge is always the manufacturing timeline. There is often unanticipated changes that need to be made once the print files are turned over to the manufacturer. Usually adjustments to layout are necessary before the print proof can be run. I am very confident I can get the books back from the manufacture and sent off to all of you wonderful folks by the end of December - beginning of January.
Keep in mind I am a one woman shipping team but each package will be packed with loving care and shipped in tier batches. I know the International shipping costs outside of the USA are high but I hope you will still decide to back this incredible project.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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