Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Crowdfunding campaign - "Coverama", art book by Marc Simonetti

The following crowdfunding project is already a dream come true, it is fully funded and with 40 days left of the campaign it only pushes for stretched goals. For me this is the best of news, as a long time admirer of Marc Simonetti’s artwork an art book project dedicated to his paintings is more than welcomed, ever since I discovered Marc Simonetti’s works I enjoyed every new illustration he made, I was thrilled to see every new cover enriched by Marc Simonetti’s artwork. The covers Marc made for the French editions of George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” novels, Patrick Rothfuss“The Name of the Wind” and “The Wise Man’s Fear”, Ken Scholes“Lamentation” or Jeff Salyards“Scourge of the Betrayer”, to give a few examples, made me wish I could hold these books in my hands and fully admire the artworks from up close. No wonder then that I am so excited by “Coverama”, Marc Simonetti’s art book, even more so when this project is a certainty already. Marc Simonetti’s “Coverama” will have 256 pages printed on high quality paper, text in both English and French and will be filled with illustrations covering subjects such as “A Song of Ice and Fire” books, the Discworld, Lovecraft’s worlds, Fantasy and Science Fiction books, video games and advertisements, personal works, “making of” processes and some unseen before sketches. But mainly “Coverama” is a book about covers and cover art, so those will be main feature, with an extensive look behind the full process of creating book covers, including the relationship and interaction with the writers and publishers together with links to online video content showing the process of creation. And since the funding of this project will condition the number of books printed and the higher it climbs over its goal the more goodies and art prints will be available I’ll make sure to offer my support and enjoy Marc Simonetti’s art book when I’ll receive my copy of his “Coverama”.


Cursed Armada said...

This is going to be awesome! I'm also excited for Justin Sweet and Vance Kovac's artbook that's coming out soon too. Good stuff!

Skandalouz said...

Super! Nu stiam!
Acum voi contribui si eu :D

Mihai A. said...

Scott, that is very true. And I also have "The Art of Brom", that was a crowdfunding project too, and it is fabulous. :)

Skandalouz, e un proiect super intr-adevar. :)