-Sur les Ghats de Bénarès-

A book of sketches and watercolors on the banks of India's most sacred river. An invitation to travel, to dream, to explore ...

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-Sur les Ghats de Bénarès-

<p> <strong>As an introduction ...</strong></p> <p> <strong>Sur les Ghats de Bénarès (''On the Ghats of Varanasi</strong>'') is a <strong>travelbook</strong> that takes place <strong>along the Ganga River in Varanasi.</strong></p> <p> Almost a motionless travel then...</p> <p> This is the story with a small "h" of a chaotic city that founds a bit of calm and serenity by the holiest river in India.</p> <p> The incomplete history of the most important city of Hinduism through its people, its pilgrims, its tourists, what is happens there and what is done.</p> <p> Above all, it is the story of a walk with its discoveries, encounters, surprises and misunderstandings.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>From the desire ... to the first drawings ... to the book</strong></p> <p> This project and the resulting book, is part of a 14 months journey (March 2012-May 2013) through Asia.</p> <p> In February 2013 I spent a few days in Varanasi, I fell in love with this city and I drew some sketches. I like everything I see and it makes me eager to draw.</p> <p>  </p> <p> My Indian visa expires, I have to leave town.  I'm a little frustrated by not being able to stay longer.</p> <p> I spent a month in Nepal and the idea of ​​working more seriously on a sketchbook about Varanasi starts to make its way.</p> <p>  </p> <p> On 14 March 2013, I'm back in Varanasi, with time enough and a good supply of paper.</p> <p> I remain there close to 3 weeks and, as I expected, I spend most of my time walking along the Ganga and drawing.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Mahanirvani-kkbb" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/39171/Mahanirvani-KKBB.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Originaux1" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/39179/Originaux1.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p> After having <strong>nearly fifty sketches</strong> done, I had to finish the coloring, add a few collage on some of them, order them, write some text and edit them (as little as possible) ...</p> <p> More simply : <strong>get the book ready.</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> About the text, I have focused to <strong>describe</strong><strong> my feelings and questionings</strong>, to tell <strong>some stories</strong> and invite the reader to follow me in this walk along the Ganga.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Unfortunatly for english readers, the text is in french.</p> <p> But this is not a problem to enjoy the drawings...</p> <p> Depending on how many english reader people will contribute to the projet I may think of making a translation of the text.</p> <p> <img alt="Conteur" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/39219/Conteur.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p> Today, <strong>the page layout is complete.</strong></p> <p> With few exceptions, it is the same for the proofreads, edits and all the finishing touches).</p> <p>  </p> <p> Many printing estimates were prepared and <strong>I finally found my printer</strong> (<a href="http://www.imprimerie-villiere.com/" target="_blank">the Villière Printing</a> in Savoy, certified imprim'vert, ecologic printing label). I finally face the most difficult part : finding<strong> fundings</strong> before signing the quote printing with peace of mind ...</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>And then ...?</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> The printed <strong>book will be ready early November.</strong></p> <p> I'll be at the '<a href="http://www.rendezvous-carnetdevoyage.com/" target="_blank">'Rendez-Vous du Carnet de Voyage de Clermont-Ferrand''</a> from <strong>15 to 17</strong><strong> November 2013.</strong></p> <p> I will present the original drawings of this travel book and other sketches and watercolors done elsewhere, and during other trips.</p> <p> More importantly, if the crowdfunding is successful, I will be presenting my work to the public and several publishers.</p> <p>  </p> <p> This is what is sure about the future.</p> <p>  </p> <p> But I would also like to organize or participate in <strong>exhibitions</strong> where I can present my original drawings.</p> <p> I also plan to participate in <strong>generalist book markets</strong> to meet a wider public.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>The book in its final form :</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Livre1" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/39185/Livre1.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Vigneteslivre1" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/39186/VignetesLivre1.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p> The book has <strong>64 pages all in </strong><strong>color</strong>. <strong>Size is 25.5 x 13.5 </strong><strong>cm</strong> - landscape.</p> <p> It will be printed on <strong>recycled paper</strong> semi mat <strong>200g</strong>.</p> <p> The cover will be flexible (300g paper).</p> <p>  </p> <p> Printing will be <strong>performed in France</strong> by an <strong>Imprim'Vert</strong><strong> certified printer.</strong></p> <p> The first printing will be <strong>250</strong><strong> copies.</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> I made <strong>very few alterations </strong>on the computer to stay <strong>close to the original </strong><strong>drawings</strong> and the spirit of the travel book while providing a <strong>quality work.</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> Besides the book, I'm working on <strong>some other products :</strong></p> <p> - 8 models of <strong>postcard</strong>. (Size A6 long 20 x 10.5 cm) - A first model has been printed to check the print quality.</p> <p> - 12 models of <strong>magnets</strong> (3.2 cm in diameter) - Some minor edits and adjustments are still needed to optimize drawings to this reduced size.</p> <p> - <strong>Professional quality prints</strong> on 300g paperfrom of some drawings - original size (25.5 x 13.5 cm) and extended (40 x 21 cm)</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Detail_cartespostalesetmagnets1" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/39216/Detail_cartespostalesetmagnets1.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Vignettescartesetmagnets" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/39217/VignettescartesetMagnets.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p>   <strong>A last word for the end ...</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> My wish is to <strong>share a</strong><strong> bit of my journey</strong> (other may follow) with you.</p> <p>  </p> <p> After several months working almost alone, <strong>I need you all to go to the end</strong> and finish the project.</p> <p> In addition to your financial contribution, <strong>you will help me greatly in relaying information</strong> to your close, your fellow travelers and your great-uncle billionaire and art lover ...</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Thank you to all of you to turn this crowdfunding into a great adventure!</strong></p> <p>  </p>

Waar dient de collecte voor

<p> The money from the crowdfunding will be used to print the book.</p> <p> I'll take in charge other costs (shipping, printing postcards, magnets, etc ...)</p> <p>  </p> <p> The <strong>total project</strong> budget is <strong>€ 2,705</strong></p> <p> The price of the <strong>print</strong> for 250 copies is <strong>€</strong> <strong>1975</strong></p> <p> <strong>Other </strong><strong>charges</strong> amount to <strong>€ 730</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> More concretely and more detailed ...</p> <p> Of the <strong>€ 1,800 collected</strong></p> <p> - <strong>€ 1656</strong><strong> </strong> will be invested in the cost of <strong>printing</strong> the book</p> <p> - The <strong>KKBB commission</strong> (8%) is <strong>€ 144</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> This leaves a little more than a third of the budget at my charge:</p> <p> - Most important: <strong>The additional printing costs - € 319</strong></p> <p> but also ...</p> <p> - Printing of <strong>postcards</strong> (8 models - models 100 copies) - <strong>€ 200</strong></p> <p> - Printing and the creation of <strong>magnets</strong> (12 models - 120 pieces in all) - <strong>80 €</strong></p> <p> - <strong>The prints of drawings</strong> on A4 and A3 paper mat 300G (a hundred copies) - <strong>150 €</strong></p> <p> - <strong>The shipping costs</strong> of the counterparties will vary depending on number of Kissbankers but I estimate between <strong>100 and 300</strong><strong> €</strong></p> <p> or, counting the wider, <strong>a total of</strong><strong> € 1,049</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>And what if there is more money...</strong></p> <p> Do not hesitate to exceed (or over-exceed) the counter ...</p> <p> The money, you can imagine, will be well used!</p> <p>  </p> <p> With <strong>€ 2,150</strong> (120%) your contributions <strong>will fund the entire </strong><strong>printing</strong> of the book (KissKissBankBank commission included).</p> <p> With<strong> € 2,940</strong> (163%) your contributions <strong>will fund the entire budget</strong> (KissKissBankBank commission included). And you can be sure to receive my eternal gratitude!  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>And with even more money?</strong></p> <p> 250 copies is few. Especially if crowdfunding is so successful.</p> <p> The money will fund<strong> more </strong><strong>copies</strong> of the book and make <strong>even more</strong><strong> happy readers ...</strong></p>

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