Dogs Rule: Nonchalantly September 5, 2014 – Posted in: Content, Illustration, Of Interest: Featured Books / Reviews – Tags: ,

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For his first book illustrator Mark Ulriksen took to Kickstarter. Somewhat of a dog specialist having “painted dogs for magazines such as The New Yorker, Time, GQ, The Atlantic Monthly, as well as for children’s books and people who wanted a portrait of their dog” he was ready to compile his first book about his canine friends.

Hoping to raise $25,000 to produce a worthy, well-made book, when all was said and done, Ulriksen raked in over $46,000. All the additional monies are slated to go to the proper marketing and public relations that the book deserves.

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On why dogs, Ulriksen says:

I’ve painted dogs for magazines such as The New Yorker, Time, GQ, The Atlantic Monthly, as well as for children’s books and people who wanted a portrait of their dog. Dogs have as much personality and unique quirks as people do, they’re fun to observe and even more fun to paint. Dogs are easy to please – they smile a lot, are eager companions and never complain about their likeness. I’ve grown up with dogs most of my life and have been lucky to have had quite a few great companions including my favorites, two wonderful chocolate Labs, Henry and Ted. Those guys are featured throughout this book

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Here’s the Kickstarter video showing Ulriksen at work:

Oh, and by the way, that illustration of Derek Jeter on the cover of the latest issue of the The New Yorker is by Ulriksen.

Dogs and baseball – tough to beat!

Go Mark Go!

Pre-order now: Powell’s | AmazonPublisher

all images from the book Dogs Rule, Nonchalantly by Mark Ulriksen©2014

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