Kickstart my art | Help get Edward Bak to Alaska to finish Wild Man

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Mome contributor tor T. Edward Bak is heading to Alaska this summer to do research on Wild Man – The Strange Journey and Fantastic Account of the Naturalist Georg Wilhelm Steller, From Bavaria to Bolshaya Zemlya (and Beyond), which has been running in Fantagraphics’ Mome anthology. Bak received a residency in Talkeetna, Alaska for part of the summer through Seattle’s La Familia gallery, but he still needs to fund his travel and buy supplies — so he’s selling artwork from the book to raise money

“I’m trying to raise $5000 by July 1, 2010 to help pay for supplies and travel expenses (which aren’t covered through the residency) and to fund a ferry trip out to Dutch Harbor in the Aleutian Islands, where Steller traveled through on his expedition’s return trip to Kamchatka in the late summer of 1741,” Bak wrote. “For $50.00 you will know that you played a part in making this book happen, and you’ll own a 5×8″ original ink/watercolor drawing from the work.”

You can find out more details on how to purchase his artwork in the sidebar on his blog.