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Steve Johnson's unedited exploits in Special FX and beyond continue in volume two of a five-volume series chronicling his life and art!
Steve Johnson's unedited exploits in Special FX and beyond continue in volume two of a five-volume series chronicling his life and art!
Steve Johnson's unedited exploits in Special FX and beyond continue in volume two of a five-volume series chronicling his life and art!
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$80K: ALL BACKERS get the Graphic Novel Companion Book
$80K: ALL BACKERS get the Graphic Novel Companion Book

"It has been said that those the Gods wish to destroy, they make famous young. This book proves that Steve's life mission is to prove them wrong." ~ Clive Barker

Why Steve Johnson's RUBBERHEAD?

- Mike Correll

John Landis said it best, "I've known Steve for a long time now, so when he asked me to read Volume I of this book and write a forward, I did not expect such a wild, Time-traveling, unorthodox account of the very large ups an downs of Steve's life and career. He writes as if Hunter Thompson was a make-up man about to go bungee jumping with Indiana Jones." Landis does not exaggerate; RUBBERHEAD is at once as wildly entertaining as it is thought provoking and hilariously funny! 

The RUBBERHEAD Volume I Kickstarter, featuring the first in a five-volume series of high end coffee table books, chronicling the memoirs, art and unedited antics of Steve Johnson was a huge success, with over 140% funding! Fans and newcomers alike were astounded by both the high quality of the Softcover and Hardcover editions including 260 pages, and over 400 high quality, full color photos, as well as the content! Steve's story is a roller-coaster ride from the heights of Hollywood, to the depths of self-imposed exile. 

Steve Johnson is back in RUBBERHEAD Volume II, and with the assistance of Backers, his story will continue!!!

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RUBBERHEAD Volume II Delivers!

Prolific would be an understatement concerning Steve Johnson's work in the film industry, and it would be impossible to include everything in a single book. Steve's expertise on such films as The Abyss, Species, Big Trouble in Little China, Ghostbusters, Spiderman II, The Cat in the Hat, Fright Night, and such Cult Classics as Clive Barker's Lord of Illusions, and David Cronenberg's Videodrome, to name a few, necessitate a lengthy series. RUBBERHEAD is back with Volume II, the second in a series of five books chronicling more than three decades in the sordid world of Hollywood special FX, as told by Steve himself! 

Having read RUBBERHEAD Volume I, I was convinced Steve had played all of his literary cards, but I have come to discover that he was only scratching the surface! In addition to his unorthodox prose Volume II inlcudes a 20 page graphic novel - join us in the next stage of Steve's insanity! 

Rewards for Backer Support...

Steve is excited to offer a variety of rewards in return for your support, including RUBBERHEAD Stickers, Pins, t-shirts, Volume II: PDF, Softcover and Hardcover editions (signed by Steve), Volume I: Softcover and Hardcover editions (signed by Steve), Paper Giclee Prints, Private Skype/Phone Conversation with Steve, original Sculpture by Steve Johnson, fully catered V.I.P. Dinner with Steve, original fully colored pages by Artist Wes Huffor from the graphic novel inside Volume II, and the original Chet Zar Oil Painting featured on the cover of RUBBERHEAD Volume II. 

NOTE: "EARLY BIRD SPECIALS" on PDF, Softcover and Hardcover - SAVE between $5 and $10 by supporting within the first 24hrs!!! See Rewards and look for (early-bird). 

NEW REWARD: Slimer Bust Bundle Tier UNLOCKED
NEW REWARD: Slimer Bust Bundle Tier UNLOCKED

Time-Lapse of Chet Zar's Oil Painting for the RUBBERHEAD Cover! 

Example of Colored Graphic Novel Page, Artwork by: Wes Huffor
Example of Colored Graphic Novel Page, Artwork by: Wes Huffor
NEW 6" & 12" Sculpture, THUNDER, from "Big Trouble in Little China"
NEW 6" & 12" Sculpture, THUNDER, from "Big Trouble in Little China"

 Examples of Steve's Incredible Work 

Unused "Thing" Concept for Fantastic Four
Unused "Thing" Concept for Fantastic Four
The Inner Workings of Robin Williams' Mind - Bicentennial Man
The Inner Workings of Robin Williams' Mind - Bicentennial Man
Stephen Geoffries takes a break on Fright Night
Stephen Geoffries takes a break on Fright Night
James Woods - Videodrome
James Woods - Videodrome
Monkeybone & Poltergeist II
Monkeybone & Poltergeist II

Risks and challenges

UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT: Steve has reached out to me, Mike Correll, to assist in the administration of this Kickstarter campaign. I have been Admin on 7 successful Kickstarters (including 3 of my own), and pride myself on Backer communication and outreach. Do not hesitate to message with ANY questions or concerns you may have, and I will reply ASAP!

Without your support RUBBERHEAD Volume II will NOT be produced! The remainder of Steve's story coming into the light, lies in your hands...the Volume II campaign is a "product development" Kickstarter!!!

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    RUBBERHEAD Pin & Sticker

    Get the RUBBERHEAD high-quality Enamel Pin and high-quality Vinly Sticker.

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    Steve Johnson Sculpting Tool

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    RUBBERHEAD t-shirt

    The RUBBERHEAD Volume II t-shirt features cover artwork by Chet Zar.

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    Volume II Softcover (early-bird)

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    Volume II Softcover

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    RUBBERHEAD Volume II Softcover edition, signed by Steve Johnson.

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    RUBBERHEAD Audio Books (Vol. I & II)

    Receive Steve Johnson's RUBBERHEAD Volume II on audio book, read by Steve himself, along with Volume I on audio book for FREE! Steve's partial reads of this book have always been standing room only events (watch the video titled: "Story Time" with Steve performing an excerpt from Volume II).

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    RUBBERHEAD Bundle 1

    Bundle up multiple, lower reward tiers with your Softcover edition of RUBBERHEAD Volume II.

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    RUBBERHEAD Bundle 2

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    Volume I & II Softcover

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    Volume I & II Hardcover

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    RUBBERHEAD Print

    Features the artwork of Chet Zar from the cover of RUBBERHEAD Volume II, signed by Chet Zar and Steve Johnson (edition limited to # of Backers).

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    Steve Johnson Sculpture

    Original, limited edition, translucent resin sculpture created by Steve Johnson with signature on base (unpainted, edition limited to # of Backers).

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    Skype with Steve Johnson

    Enjoy a 30 minute intimate conversation with Steve Johnson via Skype or Phone.

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    RUBBERHEAD Bundle 3

    Bundle up multiple, lower reward tiers with your 13x19" Paper Giclee Chet Zar Print.

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    Custom Bundle 3.5

    RUBBERHEAD Volume I is NEARLY SOLD OUT, but you can still get a Hardcover edition along with Volume II, signed by Steve Johnson, including the PDF version and the t-shirt!

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    Slimer and Softcover

    Original, translucent resin Slimer sculpture created by Steve Johnson with signature on base (glow-in-the-dark and internal LED), and RUBBERHEAD Volume II Softcover edition, signed by Steve Johnson.

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    Slimer and Hardcover

    Original, translucent resin Slimer sculpture created by Steve Johnson with signature on base (glow-in-the-dark and internal LED), and RUBBERHEAD Volume II Hardcover edition, signed by Steve Johnson.

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    Custom Bundle 2

    Original, limited edition, translucent resin sculpture created by Steve Johnson with signature on base (unpainted, edition limited to # of Backers), along with a Steve Johnson Skype!

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    Slimer Bust Bundle

    Bundle up with a 6" Slimer Sculpture (glow-in-the-dark & internal LED) AND the Original, limited edition, translucent resin sculpture created by Steve Johnson for RUBBERHEAD Volume II (signature on base, unpainted, edition limited to # of Backers), along with the Hardcover edition of Volume II, signed by Steve Johnson.

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    Smashed with Steve

    Meet Steve Johnson in Los Angeles at a bar and get smashed, one-on-one (time and date TBD), along with ALL rewards at V.I.P. level!

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    Original Graphic Novel Drawing

    Own a cold press, 11x17" original art board, signed and fully-colored page out of Steve Johnson's Graphic Novel. Signed by both Artist Wes Huffor and Steve Johnson! ("First Come, First Serve": contact Admin to choose your image IMMEDIATELY after pledging)

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    V.I.P. Dinner Party

    You are invited to a fully catered V.I.P. Dinner Party with Steve Johnson in Los Angeles (travel not included).

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    Custom Bundle 4

    Meet Steve Johnson in Los Angeles at a bar and get smashed, one-on-one (time and date TBD), along with ALL rewards at V.I.P. level + 25 copies of RUBBERHEAD Volume I Softcover.

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    RUBBERHEAD Oil Painting

    Own the original, 11x14" RUBBERHEAD Volume II book-cover Oil Painting by Chet Zar.

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    12" THUNDER Sculpture

    Original, limited edition, 12" translucent resin sculpture created by Steve Johnson, based on the THUNDER character from "Big Trouble in Little China", with signature on base (unpainted).

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    Custom Bundle 5

    Original, limited edition, 12" translucent resin sculpture created by Steve Johnson, based on the THUNDER character from "Big Trouble in Little China", with signature on base (unpainted), along with two 6" THUNDER Sculptures and additional lower reward tiers.

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