Update: Wow! I sold out in less than 24 hours. Thank you everyone!
Anyone who's been reading this blog knows that I've been trying to get my Veeptopus series into book form for a while. While drawing these watercolor/ pen & ink cephalopod-bedecked portraits over and over and over again, I learned something about each and everyone of these vice presidents. Little stories that were not only weird and wonderful but also revealing about both the character of the man (and, to date, they are all men) and the time he lived. I wanted to share all that with you.
So I painstakingly researched biographical facts about every VP and then I had those facts vetted by noted scholar on the Vice Presidency Aaron Mannes. He not only wrote an introduction to this book but also came up with a great reading list on the Vice Presidency too.
And then I managed to get Joan Lau to design the book. She's an amazing art director who did all the graphics for the movie (500) Days of Summer, the opening title for the ABC series A to Z and she even had a hand in the opening titles for Mad Men. She's also my wife, so that helps.
Anyway, I'm really excited about how this book looks and, if you are a fan of strange art, odd historical facts, cephalopods and/or Joe Biden, then I think you'll like this book too.
So here's the thing: I only printed 20 of these books.
Why did I only print 20 of these beautiful tomes? Well, to be honest, I originally only wanted to print 5. I am actively talking with publishers to get this book out to a wider audience and I wanted to print a few up as a proof of concept, a tangible version of my book proposal.
But as it turns out, it's about as cheap to print 5 books as it is 20.
So I decided to sell a portion of this very limited run. Each copy is signed and numbered.
So if you've been on the fence debating whether you should get a Gerald Ford print or a Schuyler Colfax one, you no longer have to choose.