Lovely Ladies and Menacing Monsters from pinup legend Olivia De Berardinis and creature creator Jordu Schell. Foreword by Elvira.
Latest Updates from Our Project:
over 3 years ago
– Sat, Nov 19, 2016 at 07:16:18 PM
Good news! Beauties Beasts rewards will begin shipping this Monday, November 21st.
A few advance copies of both the hardcover and softcover editions of the book are available at the Baby Tattoo Booth this weekend at DesignerCon in Pasadena, California (the photo above was taken at the venue this morning). Olivia will be at the convention this afternoon signing books at 3:00 PM. If you can make it to the event, I may be able to hand you your reward face-to-face (I have a few of the limited edition hardcover rewards with all of the extras ready to go), but there's no need to make a special trek to Pasadena since reward packages will begin shipping in just two days!
To be candid, this is a massive shipping project for Baby Tattoo, and it will take me and my team a couple of weeks to get all of the rewards collated, packed and delivered to the post office; but dozens of packages will go out every day from Monday until the job is done.
And here's a bit more news for Monday... Baby Tattoo is launching a new Kickstarter campaign as a follow up to Beauties Beasts.
Beyond Science Fictionis the second book in the "Baby Tattoo Carnival of Astounding Art" series. It is a new presentation of the art of Michael Whelan, the most awarded sci-fi/fantasy artist of all time. The book is being prepared as a companion to Michael's forthcoming exhibition at the Riverside Art Museum, and it will be packed with both classic and newer paintings. This will be Michael's first new art book in over 20 years!
The Beyond Science Fiction campaign will begin on Kickstarter on Monday, November 21, 2017 at 3:00 PM Eastern Time. We'll be sending an update at that time to officially announce the launch. If you'd like to spread the word about the new campaign, information will be available at AlternativeRealism.com.
I am very excited to begin shipping Beauties Beasts. I hope you like the new book as much as I do. If you need to contact me for any reason, you can message me through Kickstarter, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call me at 818-416-5314. Any time.
Thank you for being part of the Carnival of Astounding Art!
-Bob Self, Baby Tattoo Books
A Good Scene
over 3 years ago
– Fri, Oct 28, 2016 at 12:46:42 PM
"Quite a good scene, isn't it?" - Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) in "Frankenstein" (1931) Universal Pictures
1. Beauties Beasts Party Tonight! - The exhibition comes to life at Oceanside Museum of Art's annual Art After Dark party! If you 21 or older, consider joining the fun. Details and tickets at http://oma-online.org/aad/.
2. Digital Book Distribution - If you backed the Beauties Beasts Kickstarter campaign for $5 or more, you get a digital version of the book. The digital book will be available starting tonight... just log in to your BackerKit survey and the digital download will be available there. Enjoy the book.
3. Physical Book Distribution - There will be a few advance copies of the Beauties Beasts book available at the exhibition tonight. The bulk of the brand-new books are en route from the printer overseas, and will arrive in Los Angeles by mid November. We expect all rewards to ship by the end of November.
Thank you for helping make this happen, because... it's happening!
over 3 years ago
– Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 05:55:08 PM
"I don't get it. Out of all the guys around here that classy dish has to pick out a guy like you." - Chick Young (Bud Abbott) in "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein" (1948) Universal Pictures
A personal note from Olivia....
"I am so moved by all of you who supported this Kickstarter campaign! Thank you for backing us and I hope that you love what we have all put together for you.
Thank you to my friend Bob Self whose brilliant mind has conjured this show with Jordu and me, and brought it to the Oceanside museum. This book is going to be gorgeous!
I also am very excited that my dear bosom buddy, Elvira, has come on board to do the foreword!
Her presence had made this the perfect monster bash.
Thank you to Mark Berry, who has been slaving over the design of the book, and who has personally puffed smoke behind Jordu masks to whip up the sensual monster pics.
Thank you to Allan Amato for shooting the video and making the fantastic King Kong monster poster clasping the beautiful Dani Daniels.
Also many thanks to Jordu for letting me add my quick versions of bodies to his monsters' heads for my combined monster-pinup paintings.
We are so excited for this museum show and Baby Tattoo book, we hope you go to our show at the Oceanside museum from Friday, Oct. 28 to Nov.19!" - Olivia
What Lies Beyond
over 3 years ago
– Sat, Aug 20, 2016 at 11:46:52 PM
"Where should we be if no one tried to find out what lies beyond?" - Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) in "Frankenstein" (1931) Universal Pictures
Thank you to everyone for 30 breathtaking days! In the final 24 hours of the Beauties Beasts campaign, our army of over 750 backers eclipsed the top-tier $50,000 stretch goal set back when this thing started. We'll be sending a Beauties Beasts button set consisting of five 1" buttons (two beauties, two beasts, and one grinning Baby) to every backer receiving a physical reward. And we'll send the cute-as-a-button digital versions to the backers who opted to receive only no-shippig-required digital books.
Also, in acknowledgment of the thrilling climax to our campaign, we added a 14th postcard to the collector's postcard set... it features Olivia's sensational new painting of Elvira "having a moment" with Jordu Schell's "Genetic Mutation II". The image seems appropriate given the fact that everyone on the Beauties Beasts team is "having a moment" right now... reflecting on all of the Kickstarter community's generous support.
You'll be hearing from us again soon. Well be sending out a reward survey via BackerKit in about two weeks. And we'll keep the updates coming. The Oceanside Museum of Art exhibition and the world premiere of the book are so much closer now than they were a month ago!
The invigorating first wave of the Beauties Beasts invasion may have ended last night, but the celebratory onslaught is just beginning!
over 3 years ago
– Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 08:12:38 AM
"...if you, like me, burn with the irresistible desire to penetrate the unknown, carry on." - Baron Wolf von Frankenstein (Basil Rathbone) in "Son of Frankenstein" (1939) Universal Pictures
Zowie! Only a few hours to go! Only a few dollars 'til our top-tier $50,000 stretch goal is breached (and the details revealed)! And the museum exhibition and the book itself is getting so close we can feel its scary, sexy breath on the backs of our necks.
Olivia just completed a brand new painting of the Mistress of the Dark in a friends-with-benefits embrace involving Jordu Schell's Genetic Mutation II. And we're offering the original painting as a grand finale reward during the last few hours of what has been a fantastic campaign.
The original art comes with a few special honors. The painting will be prominently displayed as part of the Beauties Beasts exhibition at the Oceanside Museum of Art, accompanied by a show label establishing that the original art is "from the collection of [backer's name]." The museum label, and a special certificate authenticating the painting's provenance will be presented along with the original art to the backer who pledges this reward. The painting will also be published as a full page image opposite Elvira's foreword in the Beauties Beasts book, and the backer will receive a published "from the collection of" credit. Of course, this reward will also include the signed, limited edition hardcover book and all of the perks that come with it.
And there's still an opportunity to pledge for Olivia's first-ever original art study pairing one of her pinups with one of Jordu's monsters. "Mecha-Monster Mash" is the last remaining original art study available as a reward... and it holds an unquestionably historic place in the evolution of the Beauties Beasts project.
That's all the news for the moment, but look for the next update as soon as the sun sets on this incredible campaign... the next chapter in the Beauties Beasts story is about to unfold.