It’s a busy weekend here in Casa Cho. I’m busy working on two projects today. Judge Anderson pin-up and the “Drawing Beautiful Women” Kickstarter stretch goal art.
First of all, I want to thank everyone who have donated to my Kickstarter project thus far and making it a huge success. We have TONS of cool stretch goals planned. (The next one is just about to be unlocked.)
Second the “Judge Anderson and the the Dark Judges” pin-up is coming along slow. It went through several revisions until I’ve nailed down the current composition. (I’ll post all the prelims soon.)
Crap. I just remembered I have to do the Black Widow cover for Marvel, too.
It’s gonna be a long night…
Stay warm, everyone.
Announcing the Gallery Edition of Frank Cho’s Drawing Beautiful Women
After reading all of your comments and messages over these last few days we couldn’t help but notice that some of you expressed interest in options in-between our $50 and $4000 offerings. The two of us got to talking about what we could offer when Frank brought up a big idea. So big in fact that we decided to add additional tiers to our Kickstarter campaign.
We are pleased to announce the Gallery Edition of Frank Cho’s “Drawing Beautiful Women.” This massive edition will be 12 inches wide by 17 inches tall. This Gallery Edition will feature a new oil painting of a reclining nude woman on the printed boards cover. (The cover sample shows the painting and rough design, both of which are in progress.)
This oversized version will meet the high standards of the discerning collector, plus benefit the student by showcasing the artwork at a large scale, many in its original size. This format will allow for a close and personal study of Cho’s line and brush strokes. Plus it makes a nifty tray to serve various beverages of your choice.
There will be three offerings for this book.
1. The Gallery Edition for $150
2. The Limited Gallery Edition. Each copy comes signed on a special bound-in signature page which features a new piece of art. The book is hand numbered with 500 being available for $200.00
3. The Gallery Edition with an original ballpoint-pen drawing by Frank Cho of a woman on a blank page inside the book. Just three of these copies will be available. The price is $5000
Adding an entire new edition to our campaign adds a whole new risk factor for us since the printing for this new edition will be quite expensive. But, it’s a dream edition for us, and one in which we hope will have your support.
With our ongoing gratitude for your support, all the best from Frank and John!
You did it! There’s no turning back now. This book will happen! Thanks to your generosity and support, we’ve hit our goal to get this book into production. Frank is sharpening his pencils, preparing his brushes and perusing through the bra section of the Sears catalogue in preparation to creating new art that will help guide you toward being a semi-respectable girlie artist.
First Stretch Goal Announced
Now that our initial funding has been provided by all of you, we can focus on how we can take this book to a whole new level. To begin, we would like to announce our first two stretch goals. Frank would like to include a pair of detailed horizontal pen-and-ink pieces. To showcase these properly we need a set of gatefolds. (Or as Frank likes to call them “centerfolds”.) If we reach the $35K mark we will add one gatefold to the four editions which will increase the page count by four pages. If we hit the $40K mark, then a second gatefold will be added to increase the book by yet an additional four pages. This will be a 120 page book instead of the initially planned 112 pages! We have even more wild stretch goal ideas if these are achieved –most of them legal.
We’re both thrilled to have the opportunity to create this book. We couldn’t have done this without you and we’re grateful for your trust.
We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and weekend.
Uncle Frank and his blue-eyed cousin John Legend
(Big thanks to David Jacobs for the photo.)
Frank and John