Raising $ for Illustrator

$1,429 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 35 people in 21 months
David Kulczyk  SACRAMENTO, CA
I am currently working on my fourth book about California oddball criminals. Some of you may have noticed that my last book, California’s Fruits, Flakes and Nuts did not have any photos. Having photos in history books is very important. Readers love to see what the person or place looked like. Those photos do not come for free. I have to buy the rights to them. A city, county, university or state library usually prices the rights to use their photos anywhere from $25 to $150. Companies like Corbis, Getty, and Associated Press charge ten times or more to use their rights.

Wanting to have something different about this next book of weird California lore, and because the subject matter is more current than my previous books, I contacted some friends who are well connected with artists, which led me to Olaf Jens, an incredible illustrator.

Olaf and I have come to an agreement about payment and rights and I am honored to be working with him on this project. Not only is there going to be original art in this book, it is also going to cost me much less. Having to pay a local California artist to illustrate the book sounds a whole lot better than giving money to Bill Gates (who owns Corbis) or the Getty family.

So if you enjoyed my books, and like to support local California writers and artists, please donate whatever you can.

Thanks
David Kulczyk
Sacramento, CA
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Update 18
Posted by David Kulczyk
18 months ago
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Wow, thank you Anton Sousa, Steve Harold, and Sun Sachs for the big donations... thumbs up to Sun who has donated twice....
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Posted by David Kulczyk
18 months ago
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Thanks Anton...
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Posted by David Kulczyk
18 months ago
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thanks Steve
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Update 15
Posted by David Kulczyk
18 months ago
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Alright, this is your last chance to help not only an artist, but also a writer/historian... I read a bunch of dull books, so you won't have to. I have all 3 volumes of the History of Butte County. Olaf has accepted this project and will be finished this Sunday, I know that we aren't building a school in Columbia, or in need of a operation, but this is one of those little things in life.. Give what you can, but please give something
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$1,429 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 35 people in 21 months
Created July 21, 2015
David Kulczyk  
$20
Anonymous
17 months ago
$20
Dann Marceau
18 months ago

The artists mind is not one to squander.

$30
Anonymous
18 months ago
AS
$100
Anton Souza
18 months ago
SH
$50
Steve Harrold
18 months ago
SS
$50
Sun Sachs
18 months ago
$30
Anonymous
18 months ago
RP
$50
ravin pan
18 months ago
NP
$30
Nick Pensa
18 months ago
MI
$40
Martin Imbach
18 months ago
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