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Faeries of the Faultlines

We were going to publish a really nice article to help our friend Iris Compiet get the word out about her Kickstarter project, and hopefully find her a few additional backers. I’m not sure we need to now… And all we can say is… Wow! I think at this point after only seven days it’s best for us to sit back and simple enjoy Iris’ breathtaking artwork and very successful book project. Go Iris! You’ll be at 100k before you know it.

If you want a copy of the Faeries of the Faultlines, join us and a thousand others and back the project at bit.ly/faeriesfaultlines. We can’t wait for the Kickstarter to end, so Iris can finish the book and start fulfilling orders. March 2018 can’t come soon enough.

Pizzeria Disgusto – a new book by Michael Hacker

From the freaky and wonderful mind of Michael Hacker comes Pizzeria Disgusto. His Kickstarter campaign is at full speed now and it’s worth checking out. We’ve been a fan of Michael’s work for years, we even hired him to create our Sasquatch MC Hoodie for our apparel brand Saltopus many moons ago. His illustrations and humorous style are just too much fun not to love.

If Pizzeria Disgusto tickles your twisted sense of humour and makes you giggle when you know you probably shouldn’t, you can back the project by making a pledge. We can’t wait to get our hands on a copy of the book and some awesome stickers once the campaign ends!

Visit Kickstarter: bit.ly/pizzeriadisgusto
Official Website: pizzeriadisgusto.com

Strangehollow & Faeries of the Faultlines

We’ve always supported amazing illustrators and artists by buying their products and books if we can, but we know from personal experience (Mail Me Art, Showcase 100, Saltopus) what a huge financial burden it is to produce anything more than a couple of dozen copies of a product. Even then, if you were to sell every copy of your “short run” (which will normally be POD if you’re lacking funds) you’ll still be out of pocket unless you are printing and selling several thousand copies when you take all the costs into account.

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Emily Hare and Iris Compiet, two artists we love and admire are in this boat at the moment! Emily currently has an awesome Kickstarter campaign on the go (ends May 11th) and Iris has one starting in June. Kickstarter is an excellent way to support the artists you love and get something in return. Seeing artists like Emily Hare have the funds upfront (20k and counting) to be able to produce her Strangehollow book is fantastic! I know Kickstarter doesn’t work for everyone, but being able to secure your customers before investing several thousand into production is a godsend for illustrators who create beautiful work, but don’t otherwise have the funds or assurances to bring it to the masses. Illustrators don’t want your charity, what they want to do is create and share their work by getting their products to market to support themselves, like any other business.

Faeries of the Faultlines

If you enjoy an artist’s work and they’re running a Kickstarter campaign or selling products, support them by making a purchase or pledge. Doing this allows them to do what they do and continue to create new and wonderful illustrations for your enjoyment.

Make a pledge to Emily Hare’s Strangehollow
bit.ly/Strangehollow

Follow Iris Compiet’s Faeries of the Faultlines
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facebook.com/faeriesofthefaultlines/

Matt Dixon’s Transmissions 3

Robots are awesome and they always have been! There are only a few days left to nab yourself a copy of Matt Dixon’s robot art book, Transmissions 3 via Kickstarter. So there’s no time to dawdle, visit kck.st/2kQtlLC and make a pledge.

Matt’s robot illustrations really are amazing and so much fun. He’s already met his target, so it’s just a case of pledging now and waiting for the book to be printed up and delivered.

Kickstarter: kck.st/2kQtlLC
Portfolio: mattdixon.co.uk

Jeff Miracola’s Fantasy Art Workshop

With just over 20 days to go, Jeff Miracola‘s acrylic painting technique DVD Kickstarter is well on its way to hitting double its pledge goal. You might be asking why is this news worthy, well we love Jeff’s work at the LCS and… it shows that people really do want original fantasy art and there is genuine interest in how it’s created. Jeff does a fantastic job of presenting his work and his videos are brilliant. He took part in our Mail Me Art project a few years ago and he even did a WIP video for that, so thank you for being awesome Jeff!

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Please support Jeff and fantasy art in general by backing this awesome Kickstarter project. You won’t be disappointed and I’m pretty sure whatever you pledge you’re getting good value for your money.

Here’s the important Kickstarter link: http://kck.st/1MiKBVy