ShortBox is proud to present 'Tender,' a first, comprehensive artbook collection from Choo. One of the most superlative and popular contemporary artists, Choo's distinctive linework and colour palettes are instantly recognisable and much emulated. From bloody boyfriends, sharp instruments, food anatomy, demon girls, fleshy and fresh vegetation, Choo's art encompasses it all: it's beautiful, horny, queer, contemplative, cute, fun, and much, much more. Choo's use of space, layout, unexpected juxtapositions, and soft gore aesthetics have made them a singular and widely appreciated perspective within modern illustration. 'Tender' collects a range of illustrations created between 2014-2019, with over 100 pages, and a wrap-around, french-flap cover.
Here's a look at a selection of the pieces that will be included in the artbook:
..... and lots more! The artbook will also include text commentary from Choo, discussing their work, process behind specific pieces, and other subjects.
We're taking the opportunity of this kickstarter to produce some nifty coveted things, all created by Choo! Reward tiers allow you to simply buy the artbook on its own -whether it's digitally or the print edition- or select an option from a number of combinations that will net you a pin, sticker-pack, and an A4 print. There's also a tier that gets you one of everything!
In addition, there are 3 *very limited* lifetime subscriptions to ShortBox. This means you'll get everything we publish posted directly to you for the rest of your life! ShortBox is a 5-times Eisner nominated comics and art publisher and we publish at least 6 books a year, if not more- you can see our catalogue of fantastic comics here.
£8,000: printing, design, and production
£8000: Shipping/packaging/fulfilment fees. We ship North American/Canadian orders from the US (so no super high international shipping to pay) and ship UK/European/rest of world orders from the UK.
£2000: Kickstarter, card fees, and buffer
£21,000: spot gloss cover. We've got the french-flaps as standard, but we'd love to make this book even more fancier and add bits of shiny gloss to pick out some of Choo's gorgeous cover. With the yellow, pink, and purple colour scheme of the cover, gloss will really give it a smart punch.
£25,000: artist's bonus. Choo gets a nice bonus for their hard work!
Kickstarter graphics and 'Tender' book design by Patrick Crotty.
Risks and challenges
This is the fourth kickstarter I'm running, and I'm confident of having a handle on things and running a smooth and efficient campaign. However delays and problems can arise, and I'll do everything I can to communicate transparently about any issues should they arise.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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