Sup everyone! Glake here bringing you guys a special Spooktember Edition of “KickStart Me!” with Halloween only hours away, everyone is frantically putting the finishing touches on their costumes, or perhaps finalizing their Halloween plans, or even getting the candy prepared for all of the little Trick or Treaters. Regardless of what you plan on doing for the Holiday, it’s no shock to see everyone getting into the Spooky mood, and we are too!


Today’s KSMD is quite fitting for the Holiday as we’re featuring a unique project by the name of “Beautiful Monsters”. Beautiful Monsters is a full color art book featuring pinup style monsters inspired by classic literature and mythology. Created by Brad Barton, Beautiful Monsters came to fruition from a discussion which was sparked during a Bride of Frankenstein inspired photo-shoot, where Brad and the rest of his crew began to brainstorm way’s to create a more positive image for some of the worlds most popular fictional monsters, and thus Beautiful Monsters was born.

Digital Mockup - final layout may change

Brad states “I have been in the haunted house industry for 13 seasons and it has given me a passion for all the things that go bump in the night. Halloween seemed like the perfect opportunity to launch the project on Kickstarter, when the ghosts and ghouls are at their peak.

The book, Beautiful Monsters is set to be an 8×10 softcover, featuring 60 sunning glossy pages featuring 27 Beautiful Monsters; each of which will have a two page spread featuring their “Hero Shot” and another image on the facing page along with a  brief “romantic” line about her. The cover price for the book is currently set to be $30 and the print run will be limited, with an official number to be determined after the funding campaign begins.

If you’re into horror re-imaginings like I am, this just might be something you’d like to checkout! With about roughly 2 days remaining on the project, and with $3,085/$3,300 in funding secured, Brad is extremely close to reaching his goal with this campaign in order to bring Beautiful Monsters to life! He has also setup some awesome rewards for those who decide to pledge to the project, which you can checkout below.


Rewards

  • Pledge $5 or more

    Website Backer

    Your name listed as killed by one of the Beautiful Monsters on the website

     

  • Pledge $13 or more

    Beautiful Monsters Trading Cards

    Your name listed as killed by a Beautiful Monster on the website.

    One complete set of Beautiful Monsters trading cards.

     

  • Pledge $30 or more

    Beautiful Monsters Book

    Your name listed as killed by a Beautiful Monster printed in the book.

    One complete set of Beautiful Monsters trading cards.

    One copy of the Beautiful Monsters Book.

     

  • Pledge $50 or more

    Two Books

    Two names listed as killed by a Beautiful Monster printed in the book.

    Two complete sets of Beautiful Monsters trading cards.

    Two Beautiful Monsters Books.

     

  • Pledge $75 or more

    Autographed Lar Park Lincoln Poster

    Your name listed as killed by a Beautiful Monster printed in the book.

    One complete set of Beautiful Monsters trading cards.

    One copy of the Beautiful Monsters Book.

    One copy of the Lar Park Lincoln Friday the 13th inspired poster – Personalized and autographed by Lar Park Lincoln herself!

     

  • Pledge $100 or more

    Autographed Beautiful Monsters Book

    Your name listed as killed by a Beautiful Monster printed in the book.

    One complete set of Beautiful Monsters trading cards.

    One copy of the Beautiful Monsters Book, autographed by each of the Beautiful Monsters.

    One copy of the Lar Park Lincoln Friday the 13th inspired poster – Personalized and autographed by Lar Park Lincoln herself!

     


Brads project is a unique one, and an overall great way to get everyone to look at the beauty that lies within the “darker” things.  You can checkout the full list of Rewards available for pledgers, as well as more information regarding the project, by visiting the official Kickstarter Page located here.

You can also see more of Brads projects and works by visiting his pages on Frightogrpahy, DFWPinup, and TXHeadshots.

 

Well everyone, that’s going to do it for today’s KSMD! I hope you all have an awesome Halloween tomorrow, and we’ll be back with yet another featured project on Wednesday! So until next time,

~ Peace!