About this project
NEW! ALL BACKERS WILL RECEIVE THIS STICKER!
Thanks for checking out my Kickstarter campaign for WEIRD-ASS FACES. Growing up in Brooklyn in the 70's meant a lot of trips to our corner newstand where I would always pick up some comics, wax lips and a pack or two of trading cards. On the way home we'd stop at the local toy shop where plastic model kits ignited my imagination. One of the strongest triggers of nostalgia for that time is the weird faces and art I'd see in Bill Campbell's Weird-Oh's and Topp's Wacky Packages and Ugly Stickers, among others. I'd been thinking about those images a lot lately, in particular the Weird-Oh's decals my brother and I would stick all over our house! Weird-Ass Faces came about from the love I have of those images and the fun of just trying to come up with something stupidly different.
The book will be 8.5 x 11 inches and will contain at least 35 faces to color. Here are some of the pages.
HERE ARE THE REWARDS!
Please note that not all the art is final. Also the trading card set will be full color, as shown in the first card below. The card set will be made up of the paintings available in the WAF BOOK + ORIGINAL PAINTING reward.
This reward seems popular so I'm adding a few more spots to have your face featured in the book!
The trading cards, sticker sets and extra copies of the book, can be added to your pledge as an Add-On. Just add the correct dollar amount to your pledge.
For example, if you back THE BOOK + ORIGINAL PAINTING and want to add a sticker set you would add $6 to the $100 at checkout. When the campaign ends, a survey will be sent out and at that time can specify the items you added.
Thanks for looking and if you'd like to share please use the button at the top of the campaign to help spread the word!
Robert’s imagination and desire to draw were first fueled by his frequent visits to the corner newsstand in his Brooklyn neighborhood to purchase comic books, especially those that featured the art of Neal Adams, George Perez, and Jim Aparo. Later, the films seen on local TV, everything from the comedies of Abbott & Costello and The Marx Brothers, B Monster movies, and especially the Planet of the Apes series, left a definite imprint in his work. More recently, an interest in Tiki and Pulp Art have been added to the mix. Incorporating an ever-growing cast of Apes, Tikis, and appearances from the likes of Doc Savage, Tarzan, The Shadow, and more. He is creating a unique narrative through his paintings and sculptures. Robert’s work has appeared on album covers, in publications such as Tiki Magazine and Pinstriping & Kustom Graphics Magazine, and has shown in galleries including Disneyland’s Wonderground, Harold Golen, M Modern, Creature Features, and Bear & Bird. You can also see Robert’s work in card sets for Topps, Cryptozoic, and Upper Deck on licenses such as Mars Attacks, The Walking Dead, Star Wars, Garbage Pail Kids, Wacky Packages, DC Comics and more.
You can see more of Robert's work at Zerostreet.
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Music: "DarxieLand" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
Risks and challenges
The book is being worked on and will ready to ship on time.
Should the campaign be successfully funded it would only be a matter for waiting on the printing of the trading cards and original paintings. I will certainly keep backers updated on the status of those items.
The final and probably more time consuming part of it for me, would be the illustrating of sketch cards. Although, as anyone who has bought my art or commissioned me before knows, I am very prompt in getting out orders.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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