A few years ago, too far back for my addled mind to recollect the exact dates, I put a 'book' out which collected a lot (if not ALL) of the images found on my blog since 2005. I use quotations around the word 'book' because it's the closest term I can think of to represent what the endeavor actually was and looked like. For a more comprehensive perspective of what it looked like, please visit here: [link]
We hand assembled all 100 copies of this book called 'PREMIER[e]', and while I gave a handful away as a 'Thank You' to some of my most relevant artistic influences and friends at that year's NYCC show, we still managed to sell the remainder to a select few. They were obscenely expensive. They were rare. And in a few hours they were gone.
Based on the blog link I've given above, I'll still get a few questions and requests from interested parties asking if any of those copies of PREMIER[e] available. To which I regrettably and proudly say "No. I'm sorry. They sold pretty quickly."
Fast forward a few years; the blog naturally has more content, I've worked on a few more high profile projects, and the culture who are aware of my work has expanded exponentially. I couldn't be any more surprised and grateful for all the support and success and I have always been surprised for the fervor in which people have asked for printed versions of my work. My point (to the regret of my original art dealer) has always been, "Why do you bother paying for copies of my artbooks when it's available to view for free via my blog?" And the most common, automatic answer has been, "We like holding the books in our hands."
My most recent effort in producing a high end, exclusively limited book is called, appropriately enough, 'ENCOR[e]'. This book mirrors the previous effort, including chapters based on the years as the art has appeared on the blog, some of my development work for the various animated and film projects I've been involved with, and (having overcome my obsessive nature NOT to show people unfinished versions of my work) rough sketches of 90minute exercises, concepts, and other behind-the-scenes stuff I don't normally make available to the general public. But the more important aspect of the whole endeavor is that it won't cost you an arm and a leg to get a copy as PREMIER[e] once did.
Well... that's the plan, anyway. And here's where I will need **YOUR** invaluable help.
Please visit the Kickstarter page (link below) for the ENCOR[e] project, read about the reward system associated with each tiered monetary donation, and if you'd like to have a copy of this book in printed form, please give as generously as you can. And just as important - if you can forward this information to as many people who you believe will be interested in the book, then it'll go a long way in getting the good word out, you will help get us the proper funds we need in order to present the artwork in the best light possible, and you will have my eternal gratitude and respect for all your kind support.
Here's the link:[link]
I hope you are all doing well. Thank you so much for reading, and I'd like to give a special thanks in advance to those of you who are generous and gracious enough to contribute.