WOW - Thanks so much for getting us this far. We'd like to make this the biggest and best sketchbook ever so we are updating our STRETCH GOALS!
$15,000 - UNLOCK PRINTS 4-6
$20,000 - 4 NEW SKETCHES POSTED FOR SALE AT LAST YEAR PRICES
$30,000 - SKETCHBOOK BECOMES 90 PAGES!
$40,000 - ALL SUPPORTERS ($25 AND UP RECEIVE A 16 PAGE MINIBOOK)
$50,000 - CREATE A PRINT PORTFOLIO AND SKETCHBOOK BECOMES 100 PAGES!!
Hi. My name is Steve Rude and for those of you who don’t know me I’m a comic book artist best known for my comic, Nexus. I started in comcs in 1981 and have won every major industry award.
Every year I do a sketchbook and this year I’d like to add even more pages and make it full color. That’s where you guys come in. For 2013 we’re adding in pages from my sketchbook, original fine art paintings, and other commissions done over the past year. For everyone who preorders we’re offering an exclusive print of some of my favorite commissions.
This year our goal is $10,000 which covers the cost of printing and shipping this extraordinary sketchbook plus replaces our old scanner which went out earlier this year. Our sketchbooks are professionally printed and checked for color accuracy.
All copies of the sketchbook will be signed (except unsigned version). If you haven’t picked up past year sketchbooks we are offering these books at a discount along with digital versions. We even have an original painting for sale!
Also being offered is a nifty opportunity for someone to fly to Arizona for a private weekend art lesson with the Dude! Guaranteed to be worth every cent or your money back.
So spread the word. Like us on Facebook and tweet away. If we don’t make our goal, we don’t make our sketchbook.
NEW BACKER EXCLUSIVE LOOK INTO STEVE'S SKETCHBOOK
Shown here is an example of a page that will be shown exclusively to backers. Steve's sketchbooks contain a wealth of information, ideas and art. The more money we raise, the more pages will be released and the more that we are able to print in the 2013 Sketchbook!
New sketches for sale for every $2,000 in pledges or 500 backers. Backers will receive an exclusive peek of the new sketch and be the first notified when it is avaialble for sale!
CREATE YOUR OWN PACKAGE!
Because Kickstarter only lets you choose 1 package, and we've received many requests for new options, we've decided to let you customize your own package!
All packages over $25 will come with Print #1 and the presale exclusive postcard/bookmark.
$10 - Each additional print
$15 - Pick any past year PDF or Sketchbook (2003, 2005, 2006 are PDF only)
$15 - 2013 Sketchbook PDF
$20 - Nexus Black Face Tshirt (any size)
$25 - 2013 Sketchbook
$40 - Add an Artist in Motion book (6 pound book: $40/Canada Shipping, $60 International)
$50 - Add a Supergirl/Wondergirl Cover
$60 - Add a Deluxe Artist in Motion book (6 pound book: $40/Canada Shipping, $60 International)
$75 - Add a Choose your own cover
$100 - Add hardcover edition
$500 - Add a limited Sketch cover
We will survey you at the end to find out what exactly your order is, then we will be running all the orders through our online store which will allow everyone to view their order and verify that all the information is correct!
If I missed something or you still need an order customized, email us! We're almost to our goal and unlocking stretch goals! Thank you for your support!
Regular version of the sketchbook is softcover, approximately letter (8.5 x 11") in size. The Hardcover is expected to be the same size.
- $15,000 Print #4 added as a purchase option
- $20,000 Print #5 added as a purchase option
- $30,000 + 18 pages to sketchbook = 90
- $40,000 Add 16 page minibook FREE for first 100 supporters and as purchase option. Exclusive Presale only item.
- $50,000 Add a Steve Rude Portfolio as a purchase option with 6-10 prints in signed folder. Exclusive Presale only item.
- $60,000 + 20 pages to sketchbook = 110 pages
- $70,000 + 10 pages to sketchbook = 120 pages
- $80,000 + 10 pages to sketchbook = 130 pages
- $90,000 + 10 pages to sketchbook = 140 pages
- $100,000 + 10 pages to sketchbook = 150 pages
Risks and challenges
This will be our 9th sketchbooks and though I'd like to think we have most of the kinks worked out there's always something that comes up! We utilize Shipstation online to organize and automate email notifications. We have our printer lined up, a professional designer on board this year, and having funds will allow us to proceed with the printing without delays!
We give regular updates and special behind the scenes progress information and images including a sneak preview of the pdf going to everyone before the book even goes to the printer.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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