About this project
Periscope Studio is a Portland, Oregon-based collective of comic artists and illustrators. This project will fund the printing of six limited-edition full-color art books, each representing the work of a member of Periscope Studio: Ron Randall (Trekker), Paul Guinan (Boilerplate), David Hahn (Erfworld), Natalie Nourigat (Home Is Where the Internet Is), Erika Moen (Oh Joy, Sex Toy), and Benjamin Dewey (The Tragedy Series).
Each book will be full color, 32 pages long, and measure 7.5 x 10", with soft binding and a glossy laminated cover. They will include some of the best work from each of these artists, showcasing a wide variety of pieces from sketches and concept art to fully finished illustration. For the book design we've brought on board Jenn Manley Lee, who has 20 years of professional experience.
There will also be a special edition hardcover book collecting the full contents of the six individual art books! This first-ever edition of Periscope Studio artwork will be a gorgeous collector's piece; 200 pages long with a foil stamped cloth cover and a bookplate signed by all six of the artists. It will be fancy.
As detailed on the righthand sidebar, supporting this project can get you many rewards, including these individual art books or the collected hardcover book, which will be printed and ready for distribution by March 2014. Each of our featured artists also have their own special incentive:
RON RANDALL - A copy of the Trekker Omnibus, a 328-page trade paperback following the adventures of the retrofuturistic bounty hunter Mercy St. Clair, signed and sketched in by the artist. Also comes with one signed 11x17" Trekker print (your choice between two designs), a physical copy of Ron's art book and a PDF of all the art books from Maiden Voyage.
$55 or $80 international - Only 10 available!
ERIKA MOEN - Signed copies of DAR! volumes 1 and 2, which collect the entirety of the NSFW autobiographical comic featuring vignettes about sex, farts, the queer community, the Brits, vibrators and figuring out sexual identity. Package also includes a physical copy of Erika's art book and a PDF of all the art books from Maiden Voyage.
$75 or 105 international - Only 25 available!
NATALIE NOURIGAT - Choose a movie, recent or otherwise, for Natalie to use as the basis for a movie review comic strip for Spoilers! You will be thanked in her hilarious comic of the movie of your choice, and will receive a high res digital copy of the comic, PDFs of all the art books from Maiden Voyage, and a hard copy of Natalie's art book shipped to your door.
$85 or 110 international - Only 5 available!
Also, a higher reward tier for a similar prize; just substitute Natalie's art book with the limited edition hardcover, including a signed bookplate and your name in the dedication, and add an 11x17" archival quality print of your movie review strip!
$175 or 200 international - Only 5 available!
DAVID HAHN - An original comic page, traditionally penciled and inked and personalized to you by the artist. This page will be random from the three available, which come from the books Bite Club, Lucifer, and Fables. It will be mailed to you along with a copy of David's art book, and you'll also receive a PDF of all the art books from Maiden Voyage.
$150 or 175 international - Only 3 available!
PAUL GUINAN - A prize pack of Paul's greatest hits, all signed and sketched in! The collection includes hardcover copies of Boilerplate and Frank Reade and paperbacks Heartbreakers, Heartbreakers Meet Boilerplate, Boilerplate Unpublished, and the Last Mission of Boilerplate, as well as a copy of Paul's art book and a PDF of all the art books from Maiden Voyage.
$200 or 250 international - Only 1 available!
BENJAMIN DEWEY - An original commission featuring your likeness (or someone else's) with up to five animals of your choice, from snails to dinosaurs. The piece will measure 11x17 and be beautifully rendered in inkwash, similar to the Tragedy Series strips. Your piece will be sent to you along with a copy of Ben's art book and a PDF of all the art books from Maiden Voyage.
$500 or 525 international - Only 3 available!
Want more than one reward?
We're offering several add-ons, which Natalie Nourigat describes in these lovely infographics.
To add these to an existing pledge, click the "Manage Your Pledge" button to the right of our video. Enter a new amount in the pledge box, adding the price of your add-on choices to your original amount.
For example, say you've pledged for the Ron Randall special reward tier ($55), and you want to add a signed bookplate ($5) and a limited edition hardcover ($95). Your pledge should be adjusted to $155.
Keep your reward choice the same. You'll be able to choose which add-ons the extra pledge money goes to when the Kickstarter successfully completes!
Are you working on holiday shopping?
Think these art books would make the perfect present for someone who's birthday is... tomorrow? Never fear, Gift Sloth is here! Courtesy of Benjamin Dewey, this amiable mammal is downloadable and printer-friendly, so you can tell your loved one what delights to expect in the near future.
If we are able to exceed our goal, we have some stretch goals to bring you even more exciting rewards! Also, with the success of this project, we'll be laying the foundation to fund art books for all of Periscope Studio's members in the future. You can help us achieve this goal by pledging, as well as by using the share buttons to spread the word on Facebook and Twitter.
Thank you for your support!
Risks and challenges
With all the content for the books completed, our challenge will be finishing up the book design, getting the files to our printer, and approving the proofs in a timely fashion. We have a distributor lined up to ensure quick and efficient shipping of the products once they're complete.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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