UPDATE - NEW STRETCH GOALS
See Updates for the full story, but we've decided to add a bit more incentive to SHARE, TWEET, and EMAIL everyone you know. If we hit 250 backers on Kickstarter then EVERYONE with a mailed order will receive ALL THREE incentives and if we hit 400 then EVERYONE with a mailed order will receive a TShirt! WOW - best $20 bucks you'll ever spend. Guaranteed or we'll send you a refund.
About Steve Rude
Steve's career began in 1981 with his and co-creator Mike Baron’s groundbreaking “Nexus” comic series. This space saga catapulted Rude into the field of comics, where he became highly sought after by major publishers. During his first few years in the industry, Steve’s efforts led to numerous awards, such as the 1984 Russ Manning Newcomer Award, the Kirby Award for best artist in 1986, and numerous Eisner’s for artistic achievement. For over two decade Steve has drawn hundreds of comic’s greatest iconic heroes, and has galvanized the art world as a comic magazine artist and illustrator.
Thanks to your support we have 9 sketchbooks and are doing another for 2014! Books include private commissions, paintings, and pages from his private sketchbook. As a special bonus we are offering 3 exclusive presale prints, a special bookmark, postcard, and a Saturday Morning Memories book which is collection of characters from his favorite Saturday Morning cartoon shows
What We Need & What You Get
The cost of printing the sketchbook, prints, and other incentives is $10,000 + $2,000 estimated on shipping/packing/insurance costs. The book will go forward without full funding, but we will be forced to cut the page count to make this project possible.
- 2014 Sketchbook with Superman or Alternate Marilyn Cover & PDF
- Exclusive bookmark & postcard
- Random Steve Rude comic book & trading card
- Saturday Morning Memories 20 page photo book
- 2014 exclusive prints
- Past year sketchbooks, PDFs, and prints
- Custom Marker Sketch inside your book
- SKYPE Chatting/Private Lesson with the Dude
- Weekend private lesson
$10,000: Guarantees 112 pages!
CONTRIBUTIONS OF $25 OR MORE (EXCLUDES DIGITAL ONLY):
$15,000: Exclusive notepad mailed with all orders + 4th print
$20,000: Exclusive custom pen + 5th print
$30,000: Exclusive Custom USB Flash Drive
$40,000: Nexus Black TShirt any size
Specs on the Sketchbook:
Sketchbook 112 + cover cover 100# gloss cover- full color inside 80# matte text - full color size: 8.5x11 perfect bound (has a spine) limited printing based on presales
International Orders – Please ad funds noted in perk to help cover shipping
Sneak peak of what's inside:This year we are organizing the book into sections. We're in the initial stages of planning, but here is sneak peak of what you can expect!
PAGES FROM HIS SKETCHBOOK
Saturday Morning Memories Book
As a way to celebrate our 10th sketchbook, we've created a 20 page, spiral bound photo book. This is also professionally printed. It is spiral bound at the side. We've collected some of Steve's favorite sketches he has created of his favorite cartoon characters from his youth.
Other Ways You Can Help
Click the Facebook "LIKE" button, tweet, shake down your buddies at your local comic book shop, THE DUDE is creating another masterpiece and you MUST be on board or lose out on an amazing package!
Risks and challenges
With perfections comes challenges. This is our 10th sketchbook, and we strive to smooth out kinks ahead of time. Last year we offered multiple alternate covers plus 6 prints with not everyone receiving all the prints. This year we are including all the prints with every level receiving prints. The book is already with our designer and we are in the process of choosing and assembling images.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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