Monday, January 26, 2015

Concept for my next book

I've self published two books and have an idea for a third. Over the past couple of years when I work with my students I mostly use blue pencil and black line. It's kind of a traditional medium in animation. The use of blue pencil goes way back. I've been doing enough of these sketches to easily put together a third book which I'd like to title "Black and Blue". Here's the latest example. The blue line is topped of with ball point pen...

I'd like to launch a small Kickstarter campaign to pre-sell the book and and see how it goes. It'll give me a chance to check out crowdfunding and get some experience with it as marketing resource. There's a large inventory of images for Black and Blue ready to go. I'd like to mention that I have plenty of recent Crash blue / black drawings that I could include as well. 

Your feedback is welcome. Let me know what you think. Thanks and remember to keep creating till you're you know what.


Landon Kemp said...

Wait, you published two books? What did you publish besides "Controlling Illusion"?

If you want to do a Kickstarter for this, though, I might be willing to support it.

fanimation said...

I think a Kickstarter is a great idea Charles....I'd love to support you and your new book!

Matt said...

I wish I could draw.. But I know my sister likes to so this is definitely something I'd be happy to support!

Charles Z said...

Well thank you fellas for your words of encouragement! I will indeed follow this course.

My grand scheme is to build out a publishing business from my school. There's a large volume of content here that can be authored into educational materials. Lots of stuff with more being created every day.

So when the campaign time comes I'll let you know and perhaps you can pass along the word if you would.

Landon my second book is PowerSketch. It's in an ashcan format which is a term for something like a booklet. It's around 64 pages long maybe 68. I'm saving the last copies for campaign rewards.