Working Title: ARTISTS WITH DISEASES: STORIES OF ARTISTS AND THEIR ART
It is a compilation of contemporary living artists with a biographical write-up and artwork.
It's like: “a struggling artist's coffee table book anthology."
FULL COLOR. Hardcover. Magazine size. English.
This book is NOT FOR PROFIT.
“Artists struggle through pain to create new visions.”
The theme will be answered in two ways: A short biographical essay and a piece of artwork on the facing page.
A page biography and a page of
>The bio should include an artist statement and discussion of the piece.
>The artwork must be high resolution and fit the Theme. Fantastic and strange artwork/drawing/illustration/abstract/comics preferred. The artwork must be specific to you and original. No photography.
>I'll need your shipping addy to send to books and social media/website info.
Who gets in?:
You must be in pain of some sort and have a diagnosis of a chronic disease, or had people your entire life tell you it's all in your head. Diagnosis' of Lyme, Fibro, CFS, Lupus, Cancer, MS, Arthritis, etc are welcome.
Roughly ages 25-45. International. Open to all.
20-25 Artists plus.
Artists receive copies of the book and recognition.
To create a platform, a chorus of voices of young, emerging artists in an attractive volume.
Passion! Truth! Creative vision! Birth, death and transcendence!
Edited and Produced by me. ONGOING PROJECT.
I will need to hire out for design and typography and get help with successful crowdfunding to alleviate printing and shipping costs.
It is for artists, Art lovers, those interested in how human stories inform the practice of making art, and for those who buy books for decoration.
Masterful Marks: Cartoonists Who Changed the World https://www.amazon.com/dp/1451649193/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_x_fIDgFb6FR9WBB
Free Radicals https://www.artbook.com/097136706x.html
Artists: Their Lives and Works https://www.amazon.com/dp/1465463283/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_x_qtDgFbRS8H0MS
Marketing & Promotion:
We'll blast it around at conventions and online and among our peeps.
It can be pitched as an “art book anthology of artist mini-monographs.” Or, some kind of weird collection of yearbook pages from artists.
If you interested in joining, or have someone to nominate for a spot please contact me:
pjetvspablo (at) gmail (.) com.