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16th January 2012

Gorey Demise Storybook – Student Project Successfully Funded

A Gorey Demise StorybookTasha Zimich, a student graduating Simon Fraser University’s School for Contemporary Arts Visual Art Program, decided to tackle on a long-time dream of illustrating and self-producing her own graphic arts books. Thanks to crowdsourced funding at IndieGoGo, her dream is becoming a reality. At the close of her campaign, Tasha has achieved and exceeded her $1600.00 funding goal.Tasha’s artwork expresses dark & macabre content through beautiful technical application. A leaning towards art that functions outside of Contemporary Art Gallery walls has rattled the cages of traditional sensibilities inside the Academic Communities where she studies and hones her craft.Artwork From A Gorey Demise

Drawing inspiration from the world around her – literature, film, music, nature and surreal and contemporary dark artists, she drew up a plan for her project. She set her sights on illustrating a piece of text composed by Los Angeles based author and performer Curtis Rx and Creature Feature Music©, and printing and binding it in a limited run of Graphic Arts Books. With necessary copyright permissions in hand, Tasha began illustrating her dark storybook content while simultaneously conducting an internet-based Crowdsourced Funding campaign. She took to Social Media Networking, landed her work on industry-related blogs and websites, online artist communities, and made time for everyone interested to talk about what she was up to.

Her goal of raising $1600.00 to cover book production costs was ambitious for a young emerging artist without a well developed professional career. Through the support of friends, family, project newcomers, and generous art supply sponsorship from Letraset UK, Tasha’s 60-day Crowdsourced Funding campaign swelled with generous donations. She reached and exceeded her 1600$ goal 5 days before the end of her IndieGoGo funding campaign, and the donations kept trickling in. Her campaign concluded on January 12th, having raised a total of $1725.00 to apply to the production costs of her books.

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