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New art journal: 208 pages, 350 drawings: urban sketches, illustrations, portraits, personal comics, & hard-to-categorize experiments.
New art journal: 208 pages, 350 drawings: urban sketches, illustrations, portraits, personal comics, & hard-to-categorize experiments.
123 backers pledged $8,046 to help bring this project to life.

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NEW REWARD LEVELS!

Perfect World AND the original artwork created for the front and back covers. The drawings are pen and ink, 10" x 13" signed and ready for framing. Artwork does not contain title text or barcode, as depicted:

Perfect World Cover Art
Perfect World Cover Art

 

Perfect World Back Cover Art
Perfect World Back Cover Art

PERFECT WORLD is the third large-format sketchbook journal in a series of Kickstarter-funded art books. Like my two previous books, NOW WHERE WAS I? and THIS IS THEN, THAT WAS NOW, this new book collects hundreds of brand-new illustrations in a hefty 8.5" x 11" high-quality inspirational coffee-table book. 

This campaign also makes the first two art books available again, either coupled with PERFECT WORLD or as a bundle of all three. For details about the first two books, please visit the original Kickstarter campaigns here and here.

NOW WHERE WAS I? the first book in the series, is a collection of drawings from 40 years of dedicated sketch-booking; a technical and inspirational how-to book about recording life in colorful, detailed drawings; and a candid memoir of my experiences as an artist, teacher and traveler.

THIS IS THEN, THAT WAS NOW is the second book in the series. Reviews for both books can be read on Amazon and at etsy.com/shop/stevenreddy

ABOUT ME: After earning my BFA in Visual Design from the University of Oregon, I worked for years as a free-lance illustrator. Equally interested in story-telling, I taught myself animation and made some award-winning short films while performing in dozens of stage productions before moving to Seattle to teach art and to focus on painting and drawing. I serve on the board of Urban Sketchers, I have two drawing classes on Craftsy.com, teach at Gage Academy and offer private workshops in Seattle. For more about me visit stevenreddy.com

I create the kinds of books I like to read: detailed and introspective drawings that tell the personal story of one specific life. 

Like many artists, I prefer to do everything myself. That way I can keep projects as close to my original vision as possible. The positive reviews of my books tell me on the right track.

I'm keeping it simple! I'm not asking for help with expenses, time, or materials. ALL of the money raised will go to printing and shipping the books. Here's what the $7,700 goal will pay for:

$7,000 to pay for printing and shipping, and $700 for Kickstarter/Amazon fees.

As you choose a reward, please note you have several options: PERFECT WORLD alone; coupled with NOW WHERE WAS I?; coupled with THIS IS THEN, THAT WAS NOW; or ALL THREE BOOKS! Thank you again for making these books possible. Thank you!

INCENTIVES:

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! (Option #1) ALL GONE!

Only $25 for PERFECT WORLD. No way? Way!

Pledge $30 or more (Option #2):

PERFECT WORLD: A SKETCHBOOK JOURNAL.

Pledge $50 or more (Option #3):

PERFECT WORLD, and the original, NOW WHERE WAS I?

Pledge $50 or more (Option #4):

PERFECT WORLD, and the second book, THIS IS THEN, THAT WAS NOW. 

Pledge $75 or more (Option #5):

ALL THREE BOOKS!

NEW REWARD LEVELS!

Pledge $275 or more (Option #6):

ORIGINAL ARTWORK created for the BACK COVER. Pen and ink, 10" x 13" signed and ready for framing.

Pledge $400 or more (Option #7):

ORIGINAL ARTWORK created for the FRONT COVER. Pen and ink, 10" x 13" signed and ready for framing. 

Thanks again, and please share this Kickstarter page with everyone you know, especially those who would enjoy owning big, unique books full of detailed, candid, biographical artwork.

Risks and challenges

After successfully completing and fulfilling all my donors rewards for two prior Kickstarter campaigns, I'm confident that all my ducks are in a row. The new book is waiting at the printer's to see how much we raise. Let's do it again!

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    "Perfect World" (The New Book)

    208 pages, 8 1/2" x 11", filled with hundreds of detailed drawings, urban sketches, personal comics, portraits.

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    ALL THREE BOOKS!

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    BACK COVER ART and Perfect World

    The original pen and ink drawing created specifically for the back cover. Frame-ready and signed. 10" x 13" and Perfect World.

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