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An inspired book featuring more than 35 full-page illustrations by me, Scott Zambelli, that help bring the Gospel of John to life. Read more

Macomb, MI Illustration
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This project was successfully funded on April 14, 2012.

An inspired book featuring more than 35 full-page illustrations by me, Scott Zambelli, that help bring the Gospel of John to life.

Macomb, MI Illustration
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Pre Order your own copy for just $25

About the Book

"Beloved Witness: The Good News According to John" is a 75+ page book which features more than 35 full-color, full-page illustrations by Christian artist, Scott Zambelli.  These inspired illustrations compliments the printed scripture from the popular 4th gospel of the New Testament, "The Gospel of John".

The text is unaltered and is from the publicly available translation known as the World English Bible, and even includes the red letters to emphasize the words spoken by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

About the Artist

Scott Zambelli is a professional artist who is an accomplished sketch card artist and known for his professional work on such well known brands as Star Wars, Vampirella, Red Sonja, and more.  To see more of Scott's work, feel free to visit his artistic portfolio of ALL his work at www.TheArtofScott.com.

Project Goals

Our initial target of $2,600.00 will help to fund our initial print run of 250 books as well as the costs for banners, postcards, and other items that will be used to promote the book to others.

Should we be so blessed to raise more than we need for our project's minimum needs, we will have additional goals we wish to accomplish.  They are:

If we reach $3,700 we will be able to add a complete trading card set to the project which will feature all of the artwork in the book, as well as a set of sketch cards to accompany the sets.

If we reach $4,300 in pledges, we will be able to increase the prestige of the trading card set by hiring 20 additional sketch card artists to join the project.  These sketch card artists are well known in the industry and will bring much recognition to the set.

At a pledge amount of $5,500 we will be able to purchase advertising and develop some retail displays to help stores carry and promote the books.

Should we raise even more money than this, we will post updates to this project. We also hope to be able to create some new rewards should funding levels increase more than expected.

Art

Here's a shot of the art I created for the cover. It is based upon John 10:1-21 and is called, "The Good Shepherd".  To see more examples of work for this book, visit the gallery on the facebook page by clicking here.

Here's some recent artwork for the book. This piece is simply called, "Jesus Wept".

Rewards and Offers

Here's are some of the opportunities you have to own original art used in the making of this book!

Corporate Sponsorships

Here's a chance to showcase your business in the back of our book with full-color ads that will reach thousands of people who purchase this book through Amazon.com, e-readers, and direct sales through retailers as well as numerous church Christian stores and church functions.

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FAQ

  • Yes. Click on the "Updates" tab at the top of this projects Kickstarter page (Just below our project's title). You will see a number of banners posted for the various rewards being offered, along with a small image of the artwork you can choose to be rewards with. If you want a larger image, please email me and I will send a larger image.

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  • The way I create my artwork for these projects is by using pencils, inks and grey-scale markers to draw my original artwork. I then scan my illustrations into the computer to digitally paint the colors into the final image.

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  • The translation I used for this book is from the World English Bible (WEB). The benefit of using this translation is that it was created to be for Public Domain use...meaning that I do not have to pay for the rights to use it, or royalties for each book sold. In this way, I can keep my production costs down to maximize this book's reach and availability to the public. The process of choosing a which translation was a real eye opener for me as I quickly learned how expensive it is to use the more popular translations. The fees they wanted me to pay for the rights to use their versions were very cost prohibitive and would have prevented this project from moving forward. If you want to know more about the WEB translation, you can go to their website online at

    http://ebible.org/

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Rewards

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    With a donation of $1, you will receive my deepest gratitude along with your name added to "Thank You" page of the book's website at www.BelovedWitness.com.

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    With a $5 donation, you not only get our gratitude and a spot on the website's page, you also will have your name printed into a "Thank You" page that will be printed into the book.

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    A $10 donation gives you the wonderous blessings of our gratitude and listing in our website, but you will also have your name in BOLDED letters in both the website and the book!

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    1 backer Limited (14 left of 15)

    Now that we are breaking into the $20 donation category, the rewards are really starting to get cool! As part of this project, we will be printing customized sketch card stock that mantains the "Beloved Witness" theme on backside of the card with the front side of the sketch card featuring a black and white hand-drawn art by Scott Zambelli himself.

    In addition to this, you also receive your name bolded in the color of your choice in our thank you sections of the book and website.

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    2 backers Limited (8 left of 10)

    $25 upgrades your reward to a full-color sketch card from the black and white. You also receive your name in bolded letters in the thank you sections of both the website and book.

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    5 backers Limited (45 left of 50)

    This is our super-special PRE-ORDER offer and will be limited to only the first 100 people who take advantage of this reward. The retail value of this book with taxes plus shipping will be about $37. So by taking advantage of this offer you will save almost a third of what you will pay once it is published. Don't wait, this is a one-time offer at this price.

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    1 backer Limited (9 left of 10)

    Want a FREE copy of the book?

    For a donation of only $50, you will received a signed and personalized copy of the book! Not to mention the amazingly AWESOME addition of your name in the bolded letters in the color of your choice in the thank you sections of both the website and the book. (The book is expected to retail for $30-$35, not counting shipping and taxes.)

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    "Bread of Life" ORIGINAL ART and a signed copy of book!

    This 11"x17" original artwork is in grey-scale markers and ink and was used in the book.

    You will also have your name printed in the book's thank you section.

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    "I am the way" ORIGINAL ART and a signed copy of book!

    This 11"x17" original artwork is in grey-scale markers and ink and was used in the book.

    You will also have your name printed in the book's thank you section.

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    2 backers Limited (48 left of 50)

    A $100 donation will upgrade the rewards from the $75 package to a full-color sketch card in addition to the signed book and other items.

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    3 backers Limited (5 left of 8)

    1/8 Page Corporate Sponsorship Ad. For a pledge of only $100, you can place a full-color business card sized ad at the back of our book to help refer readers to the businesses that supported our project. There will be room for 8 ads per page. Not only will your ad appear in the initial run of 250 copies, but also in all the copies that are sold through Amazon.com and any other locations that sell the book. You will also receive a signed copy of the book with this reward. There are a limited number of slots available, so order your's now!

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    "Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand" ORIGINAL ART and signed copy of book!

    This 9"x12" original artwork is in grey-scale markers and ink and was used in the book.

    You will also have your name printed in the book's thank you section.

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    "Unbeliefe of the Jewish Leaders" ORIGINAL ART and signed copy of book! This 11"x17" original artwork is in grey-scale markers and ink and was used in the book. You will also have your name printed in the book's thank you section.

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    1/4 Page Corporate Sponsorship Ad. For a pledge of only $125, you can place a full-color ad (about the size of 2 business cards) at the back of our book to help refer readers to the businesses that supported our project. There will be room for 4 ads per page. Not only will your ad appear in the initial run of 250 copies, but also in all the copies that are sold through Amazon.com and any other locations that sell the book. You will also receive a signed copy of the book with this reward. There are a limited number of slots available, so order your's now!

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    $150 will give you everything in the $100 package plus an 11"x17" poster print of the book's cover art.

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    "Lazarus Raised from the Dead" ORIGINAL ART and signed copy of book! This 11"x17" original artwork is in grey-scale markers and ink and was used in the book. You will also have your name printed in the book's thank you section.

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    "Jesus Heals the Blind Man" ORIGINAL ART and signed copy of book! This 11"x17" original artwork is in grey-scale markers and ink and was used in the book. You will also have your name printed in the book's thank you section.

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    $250 - 9x12 B&W custom drawing of Jesus by artist, copy of signed book, full-color sketchcard, thank you's. Strictly limited to only 5 copies.

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    1/2 Page Corporate Sponsorship Ad. For a pledge of only $250, you can place a full-color 1/2 page ad at the back of our book to help refer readers to the businesses that supported our project. There will be room for 2 ads on a page. Not only will your ad appear in the initial run of 250 copies, but also in all the copies that are sold through Amazon.com and any other locations that sell the book. You will also receive 2 signed copies of the book with this reward. This is limited to only 1 page in the book, which means only 2 slots available, so order your's now!

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    "Jesus Sentenced to be Crucified" ORIGINAL ART and signed copy of book! This 11"x17" original artwork is in grey-scale markers and ink and was used in the book. You will also have your name printed in the book's thank you section.

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    "Jesus Presented to Thomas" ORIGINAL ART and signed copy of book! This 11"x17" original artwork is in grey-scale markers and ink and was used in the book. You will also have your name printed in the book's thank you section.

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    "The 2nd and 3rd Denials of Peter" ORIGINAL ART and signed copy of book! This 9"x12" original artwork is in grey-scale markers and ink and was used in the book. You will also have your name printed in the book's thank you section.

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    "Jesus Wept" ORIGINAL ART, 11x17 full-color print, and signed copy of book! This 9"x12" original artwork is in pencil and was used in the book. You will also have your name printed in the book's thank you section.

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    2 backers All gone!

    FULL PAGE Corporate Sponsorship Ad. For a pledge of only $250, you can place a full-color full page ad at the back of our book to help refer readers to the businesses that supported our project. Not only will your ad appear in the initial run of 250 copies, but also in all the copies that are sold through Amazon.com, copies sold through church functions, and any other outlet. You will also receive 4 signed copies of the book with this reward. This is limited to only 2 ads available in the book, so order your's now!

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    "The Good Shepherd" ORIGINAL ART, plus 11x17 full-color print, and a signed copy of book!

    This 11"x17" original artwork is in grey-scale markers and ink and was used as the cover art, as well as in the book.

    You will also have your name printed in the book's thank you section.

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