If you’re following me on Twitter ( @beastlybeverage ) you will know that I have been working hard putting together an Art Book taking a tongue in cheek look at the world of advertising. In short, your favourite characters drawn in a seductive pin up style advertising Beastly Beverages.
The book will be Kickstarted so that I can not only pay for the books to be printed, but also pay each individual artist for their hard work on the project. I have been informed that usually artists do not get paid for contributions to art books ( they get a copy of the book when finished ) but I want to be able to give back to the art community that have given us so much gorgeous fandom art.
I am planning on launching the Kickstarter on the 15th of May. My reason for choosing this date is that it will be well underway by the time London MCM comes around and I can talk to you all face to face about this project. This is a project of love and I am really proud of the work that’s been done so far.
Once the book is made I will be selling it on my shop and at conventions ( those who back the Kickstarter will have the chance to receive their copy first before anyone else! ) and £3 of every copy sold will be going to Planned Parenthood. This is something I believe is very important and they are struggling at the moment. Everyone should have the right to access help with sexual health. Everyone. And Planned Parenthood is trying to do that.
If you are an artist, there is still time to send in your portfolio to be considered as an Art Book artist. Send your portfolio to: firstname.lastname@example.org The cut off date for entrants is: April 20th.
I appreciate all the support I have received for the book so far. But I do need some more feedback. I’d like to know what kinds of Supporter Perks you’d like in the Kickstarter. I am already going to include a Kickstarter only tea, prints of pieces from the book and Kickstarter only pin-badges and stickers. But what else would you like to see?
It’s an expensive project, I’m looking at around £7000. I have already paid half the commission prices for the artwork done out of my own pocket, but the artists should be paid what they’re worth and I intend to do that. And then of course there’s cost of printing and making the Backers Perks.
Please share this post far and wide! Please give me your feedback! I really want to see this book become a reality. It’s a real passion project for me and I hope you’re as excited about it as I am.
“Is it…Richard Frederic?“ "No, and I am not going to–” “Russell Francis?” “No. You’re being–” “Rumpelstiltskin Finnegan?” Jackaby sighed. “Yes, Miss Rook. Rumpelstiltskin. You’ve found me out. I am the devious imp of the fairy tales.”