Hi! I´d like MUSES A GOGO to be a little ** ART-BOOK** that will collect the drawings I do in my spare time. Small-sized full color illustrations, some of them more likely sketches, around A5 size that I keep in several sketchbooks of my own. Some of the drawings are highly detailed, the others are more sketchy and vibrant. Most of them using a mixed technique. These little drawings are useful to me when I want to get used to new drawing tools: watercolors, markers, goucache, etc. When I buy a new brand of, let´s say, markers, the first thing I do with them is one of these drawings.
My muses. When I draw for pure fun, almost always I end drawing the female figure. I try them to be suggestive, not in an explosive way, just natural. I´ve tried to work over several beauty standards, a wider range from what I show in my more commercial work. This book doesn´t include any kind of sex between characters or pornography, but those are tricky concepts, so please be aware of what to expect: several female nudity, maybe including a very minority of explicit poses. Obviously this is an adults-only book. All drawings are not painted from life, but based in my own style and capabilities as artist.
Aprox A5. Around 120 - 140 pages. 70 of the pages are for drawings already done in my current sketchbooks. The rest will be for the drawings specially made for the rewards of the project. Despite I´m working for important comics publishers, this book will become my own little project and I´d like it to have a good edition. This includes offset full color printing, hardcover, cloth spine, and maybe some special ink on the cover. Print run of 1000 copies, but that will depend on the success of the project. The little book inserted in the image at the top is not definitive, cover design not final.
With Verkami I´d like to get funds for the printing -which will take about two thirds of the amount-, transportation, shipping costs and fees. I don´t get any money for the work spent in doing the drawings or designing the book. If we get a higher amount than expected, or the costs are lower, the book will get a better printing, or more pages, or there´ll be aditional rewards.
I´ve released another artbook not long ago and the resulsts were not as good as expected, at least for me. That one were supposed to be more commercial than the one we´ve got here, so I´ve decided not to go with any mainstream circuit, and just do it personally with self-publishing and crowdfunding. Besides, I appreciate that by doing this I avoid any kind of censorship.
If the project is eventually done, the book won´t be distributed to bookstores. The only way to get one, if there are books left after shipping the rewards, will be contacting with me personally, but there´ll be no possibility of appearing in the acknowledgements, or interact with the content of the book, and for sure it will be more expensive, as a reward to the backers of this project. The message is: if you want one, pick it now, please!
The book itself is the base of all the rewards. You´ll get it with your name printed in the acknowledgements page, and also dedicated to you by hand. For some euros more you can get an sketch, drawn specially for you, next to the dedication.
If you want go give more support and get more involved in the making of the book, take a look at the next rewards. They may be funny for both you and me and will make the book an open and collaborative project.
For 65 euros: In addition to the signed and dedicated book, with a sketch and your name printed in the acknowledgements page, YOUR NAME WILL BE INSERTED IN A CREATIVE WAY IN ONE OF THE DRAWINGS OF THE BOOK. ¿How? For example, on the teeshirt one of the girls is wearing, or tattooed on her body, or in a graffitti at the background. There are several ways! It may be your name, nickname, or the name of anybody you want, just please keep it short: name+surname. No long sentences or love declarations allowed! I´ll decide how to insert the name, depending on what it inspires to me, if it´s a girl or a boy, etc. All this means one of the drawings will be specially made for you and your name!
For 120 euros: All the previous, plus YOU´LL GET THE ORIGINAL ART OF THAT DRAWING. Directly removed from my sketchbook, with your name on it. It will be full color, small size (A5), and highly detailed. It will be a little illustration rather than a quick sketch.
For 195 euros: In addition to the signed and dedicated book, with a sketch and your name printed in the acknowledgements page, I´LL DO A DRAWING FOLLOWING YOUR INSTRUCTIONS. THE DRAWING WILL BE PRINTED IN THE BOOK AND YOU´LL RECEIVE THE ORIGINAL ART AS WELL. You can include your name, or anybody´s, in it.
There´ll be some rules:
1 - Just female figures. One, two, three… Ideally one or two so they can be larger.
2 - Respect copyrights. Do not ask for, let´s say, Supergirl. That’s a copyrighted character. If you want to ask for “a blonde girl in a blue outfit with a red cape” it´s up to you, the result may look cool, but it may differ from, you know, Supergirl.
3 - Reasonable demands. An army of horsewomen amazons wouldn´t be reasonable.
HOW CAN YOU USE THIS REWARD?
- Want to do a tattoo and with a personalized drawing from me?
- Want my drawn version in my style of your girlfriend/that girl? Maybe give it to her?
- You are a girl and want a drawing of yourself? A lovely drawing with your pet? A hot drawing with a tiger?
- A drawing of your dream girl driving your car?
- Like playing RPG and want to have a proper drawing of your she-elf character? Or a she-dwarf!
- You don´t mind the drawing, what you want is to include a love declaration in it. Or a hate declaration.
- Etc… Just kidding about the hate declaration.
Support this project now!!
NOTE about SHIPPING outside Spain:
If you´re reading this in english (sorry for the writing mistakes) you´re probably based outside Spain, so you´ll have to pick one of the shipping fees available. I see the shipping cost are quite high. Sorry for that, there´s not much I can do, the book will be a bit heavy. Shipping includes certified mail with tracking number, that I will provide to the backers. I think it´s important it´s certified, specially for the shipments that include original art. Hope if you´re interested maybe you can find some friends so you can combine several books in one shipment. Let me know any question you may have. Thanks!
Soy Juan José Franco de Carta Gráfica, dedicada a la impresión de libros y posicionamiento en redes sociales , blogs, tiendas online…….
Nos ofrecemos para presupuestar futuros proyectos.
Hello, have all of the books been shipped out yet? I ordered the 195 euros edition with the commission. Just curious to know if I should be looking for it in the mail soon.
Hola Guillem a mis amigos ya les llego el libro, a mi no.
¿Estas enviando poco apoco o ya esta todo enviado?
Hola. Acabo de contestar en el blog del proyecto. No tienes de qué preocuparte. Un saludo!
Quisiera saber cuál es el estado del proyecto ahora mismo. No quiero parecer impaciente pero es que pasa el tiempo y empiezo a dudar que haya algún problema con el envío o que no hayas recibido mis datos. Gracias.
I have already contacted all the backers, and waiting for some replies. Please check the spam folder to make sure you don't have any email from Verkami.
If you don't, please send me an email from the same email account you use to log in at Verkami. To firstname.lastname@example.org
The same for anybody else that may have this problem. Thanks!
Congrats on getting the funding for your book! I got the 195 euros option and was wondering when I would be contacted about what kinda sketch that I wanted.
Thanks for your time!
All right, I was a little to quick. I picked the contribution of 65, but I think I'd prefer the 120... How do I change that? Thanks!
Hola Sebas, gracias por la pregunta. No. No voy a ampliarla. Si alguien quiere obtener un dibujo original, que opte por la recompensa de 120 euros. En caso de que también se agote, pensaré si ampliar la 120 euros, pero la del dibujo por encargo de 195 euros ya está cerrada definitivamente. ¡No esperéis ninguna ampliación!
ENGLISH: Hi. The 195 euros reward will not be extended anymore. If you´d like to get an original drawing, please take the 120 euros reward. I might extend the 120 euros reward in the future, but the 195 euros option is definitely finished.
Buenas, ya se que te esta dando más problemas que otra cosa, pero vas a ampliar la recompensa de "DIBUJO ORIGINAL QUE ADEMÁS ESTARÁ IMPRESO EN EL LIBRO REALIZADO SEGÚN TUS INDICACIONES"? Gracias. Un abrazo.