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A Philadelphia-themed Tarot card deck with 78 full color illustrations!
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I recently created an illustration for Philadelphia Magazine about the rise in popularity of Tarot Cards and Astrology. People were pretty excited to see some of their favorite Philadelphia icons represented in this way, SO - due to the overwhelming interest I've received, I'm left with no choice but to bring this concept to life as a complete Philly-themed Tarot card deck! I'll be posting pen and ink drawings daily on Instagram @boylejames as I work through a complete 78 card Rider-Waite inspired deck, along with a Kickstarter campaign to finish, print and produce the decks. Be sure to follow along @boylejames, as I'll be taking suggestions for all Major and Minor Arcana cards. 

Billy Penn.
Billy Penn.
Betsy.
Betsy.
Rocky.
Rocky.

The original pen and ink drawings with the colored versions, ready for print.

Risks and challenges

Taking on this project is both extremely fun and incredibly difficult! Although I couldn't pass up this opportunity to respond to such positive feedback on my original Philly Mag illustration, the task of drawing, coloring and putting the final touches on a full 78-card Tarot deck is pretty daunting. Not to mention *hopefully* completing and shipping them out in time for the holidays! (UPDATE: See update #3 for my new timeline - decks to be completed around end of February!) Luckily this project coincides with #Inktober, a yearly drawing challenge I participate in.

And the ultimate challenge - meeting all of your expectations! All of your positive comments and creative suggestions continuously motivate me while I attempt to nail 78 Philly-references! Keep them coming!

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    The Magician

    You just scored a Philly Tarot Deck, hot off the press! Nice!

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    Whoa! Here's a Philly Tarot Deck plus three prints!

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    The Lovers

    Due to popular demand - a new pledge level for TWO Philly Tarot Card decks! Gift one or keep both - maybe even combine the sets for a rad game of Philly-themed "memory"!

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    Wheel of Fortune

    You're the best! You get a Philly Tarot Deck plus three prints AND a Philly Tarot card original pen & ink drawing (first come/first serve and while supplies last)!

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    Justice

    Thank you thank you thank you! Here's a deck for you and one for a friend! And some prints! And an original pen & ink drawing (first come/first serve and while supplies last)!

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    The Sun

    The biggest THANK YOU! One deck for you and one for a friend, a bunch of prints, an original pen & ink drawing (first come/first serve and while supplies last) PLUS the opportunity to have James draw your very own CUSTOM Tarot card, to be fulfilled in early 2019!!!

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