I am excited to announce the upcoming release of my Kickstarter project… Check Please! A collection of art on Guest Checks. A few years back I started a blog where my friends would draw whatever they wanted on Guest Checks, the checks that waiters write your order on. It was so fun, seeing what they created. The blog got such a great response, we were featured on the Huffington Post, Laughing Squid and a few other Restaurant and Food blogs. I have always thought of this project as perfect for Kickstarter, it took a crowd to put the book together, so it should take a crowd to help create an amazing book. We should all be a part of Guest Checks, whether you have waited tables or waited for a table, this book can speak to you. This book represents every artist in it, when they held that piece of paper in their hand, decided to draw on the front part or the more simple back of the check, where you’re greeted by a Thank You. I started receiving other types of Guest Check, different shape and size, hearing stories of people asking waitstaff for their checks. People told stories, people used one check, or three checks, it was a an art lovers dream.
Well now the time to release a high quality hardcover book is upon us. I have collected some of the best from the blog, as well as some never before seen checks, saved for the book. It will be a beautiful 9×9 inch, full color, 80 page, hardcover book. But the cost of putting out the quality of book this project deserves is steep, and that is where my friends come in. You guys are the most important part, we all work together and we all get a once in a lifetime collection from some of the best artists working today. Every artist gets copies of the book which allows them to keep one for themselves and sell a signed copy to a fan. This project has always been about the artists and getting their names out to people who will appreciate art.
The beautiful thing about Kickstarter is I can give you the book and so much more. The rewards I created are filled with prints, shirts, original art, original Guest Checks and even a dish towel! It is going to be exciting to follow the project and see what prints and shirts people pick. The money I am asking for is the amount it would take to print and ship enough books out, while still being able to shop the book to stores nationwide.
The most important thing I can ask of you, beside buying this awesome book, is to spread the word about this book, share it on every social media you use, email your cousins best friend, write a polka song about it. I have even attached a couple of images that you can post on your Instagram or Facebook. But please spread the word, I know that this project can be a fun success story, where everyone is a winner.
The project will go live on Thursday, September 12th at 10am. I will be doing promotion throughout that day and the next day, and the next…So please forgive me for talking about this project for the next month or so, but this project means so much to me and the artists who are a part of it. I thank anything you do for the project, even if it’s just wishing us well.