art scene: jim ferguson, chasing a dream and making a scene


Texas-based artist Jim Ferguson is back at it: he’s making quite the scene and we have a unique opportunity to help bring his vision to life, reaping some pretty sweet benefits in the process. Ferguson was featured here at TCL last fall as someone not to miss during his visit to Wizard World Austin. He’s a hard worker and brilliant prolific artist, constantly creating, curating, and traveling to conventions.

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting Jim or visiting one of his convention booths, you already know how incredibly difficult it can be to choose just one favorite piece from his huge collection of prints. There are currently over 100 from which to choose! For the last year or so, he’s been offering a book of all of his 2012 art prints, which is an amazing value and a clever solution to the aforementioned dilemma. In the past year, though, he’s been arting up a storm and has many new pieces to share.

Let’s help him do it! Supporting the arts is cool, and we’ve got a sweet spot for fellow pop culture geeks. This dude’s work speaks for itself and has many times earned the attention of the iconic actors seen in the movie and television scenes depicted.

Making a Scene 2013 is a collection of the past year’s new work, including fan art based on The Walking Dead, Cheers, The Goonies, and many more. Ferguson is crowd-funding the publication and printing of his new art book via Kickstarter campaign. The donor benefits he’s offering are quite generous and alluring, including acknowledgments and stickers and art prints. (Oh, my!)

Here are some of the new images to be included in Making a Scene 2013:

As of this week, the initial goal has been reached, meaning the book is a go! But as Ferguson’s subsequent fundraising targets are met, the benefits get even cooler for those who’ve backed the campaign. For example, when the Kickstarter fund hits $10K, backers get bonus goodies and there will be a reprint of the 2012 book in case you missed it the first time around. Beyond that, there’s an opportunity for the artist to drastically lower the general sales price of his books, as well as more prizes for donors.

You can follow the campaign’s progress and see more of Ferguson’s work and whereabouts by liking his Facebook page or following him on Twitter.

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