Next month I really want to publish my first real book.. or actually a compilation of my sketchbooks aka blackbooks. The book includes loads of sketches and doodles from the beginning of the 90's up to the present day. The aim is to animate and show the process of style development and laying bare moments of inspiration.. A nice feature are the and pasted photographs and a few copied sketches.. at the same time there is room for adding a couple more sketches and photographs in the future and the title page is at the same time meant to collect signatures..
The book will count about 220-240 pages and can be read in both landscape and portrait format. The outer appearance (binding) is portrait and the all over appearance will be black resembling the Canson sketchbooks (ca. 222 x 144 mm) that I have used since forever. Edition 600-750 signed numbered.
The blackbook will be independently published and that is one of the reasons I am trying to get you backing me up. It is not because without backing the book will not be realised, but it is to be able to publish on a qualitative higher level and to be certain to be ale to work on the after process, also by crowd funding I hope I will be able to reach a bigger audience necessary to break even financially.
The period of time in which I am trying to get your financial back up is also the period in which I will work on finishing the design of the book. I hope all can be ready in the first week of September (2015) and the printing can take place in the weeks that follow so the book can be in my hands on the 28th of September exactly 30 years after I record doing my 3rd or 4th piece.
Risks and challenges
I am quite sure I will be able to publish the book within the given time..
But for that transport and logistics will have to be on my side and I sincerely hope all will work out as planned. Then I will have to manually add a lot of material (photo's) as I really want to personalise the books. This will take some time and for this reason I am not sure if I can work up to the first demand.. of corse if I will receive all backings I will have to honour all pledges as well.. It is actually for that reason I will extend the initial publishing over a period (October) and perhaps I will have to mobilise a team to help me doing the all the work necessary..
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