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A new, comprehensive art-book from one of contemporary illustration's most brilliant artists
1,353 backers pledged £52,015 to help bring this project to life.

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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. 

Costs:

£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.

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    Pledge £11 or more About US$ 14

    Tender: the e-book

    A DRM-free pdf edition of the artbook

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    Demon girl: pin only

    Just the pin. 4cm height, peach and gold hard enamel pin of a soft and stabby furry demon girl.

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    Tender: the print edition

    The physical book- yours to smell and touch! Full colour, swish french flaps.

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    Tender: print & e-book bundle

    The print and digital editions of the book. One delivered to your door, and one to your inbox!

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    Book, e-book and 'Chop Shop'sticker pack

    Print and digital editions of the artbook, and 'Chop Shop' sticker pack containing 5 individually cut stickers.

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    Print book, e-book, and pin

    Print and digital editions of the book, and the soft, stabby peach-and-gold pin.

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    Print book, e-book & A4 riso plant print

    Copies of the print book, e-book, and a gorgeous leafy A4 risograph print.

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    All the rewards!

    1 of everything: the print and digital editions of the artbook, the enamel pin, 'Chop Shop' sticker pack, and A4 risograph print.

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    Retailer tier

    10 copies of Tender. This pledge level is for retailers and comic book stores only.

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    Lifetime sub to ShortBox

    You'll receive all the rewards, and *everything* ShortBox publishes for as long as we're both around. Delivered straight to your door every 3 months.

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