When I was a little kid, watching Wizard of Oz, it was those damned flying monkeys that scared the spit out of me. Now when I watch, it's that damnable hour glass running out of time that gives me nightmares. Time is nearly up for Kickstarter, and even though we're not going to make the goal, it would be nice to close out at a few more percentage points to gain a little moral support. If so inclined,please click here.
Like an NPR pledge drive, I'm sure this is getting irritating, having me push and push this Kickstarter campaign, but I'm doing it because it is so important—not only to me as publisher, but also for the terrific lineup of editorial content waiting in the wings to fulfill the vibrant premiere issue.
First off is this fabulous cover, by Kinuko Craft, and we have her gracious permission to have a pictorial essay on her work that will be special in showing her process steps for the cover image, as well as other images. Yes, step by step!
This images shows the artwork in low-res, but the final Journal will sparkle with detail.
But ONLY if the KS campaign is successful! We've only raised 5% of the goal with 20 days to go. I understand if you can't afford a lot, but even 5, 10 or 20 dollars per pledge is helpful if enough people feel this project is worthy. ($20 gets a reward of a high-res PDF of the final journal (as opposed to the online middle to low-resolution). And early contributions are SO appreciated, to keep the ball rolling!
Over the next 20 days I'm going to risk irritating you more by continuing to tell, and SHOW, you how worthy this project is.
Look at the campaign details by clicking HERE. Thank you!
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My name is Thom Buchanan.
I'm an artist and photographer.
People are my favorite subjects to portray in art and photos. My wife (and studio partner) has called that my 'people skills', as I've been passionately creating portrait studies for many years.
I refer to myself as a pictorialist, a combination of image-making and journalist. Images are my life.