Have you ever wondered what superheroes do when they are chilling out? We only see them when they are saving the day, but never when they are brushing their teeth. Could we peek into their private lives the way we do with celebrities?
Two years ago, Grég. “Leon” Guillemin started a post-pop collection called the “Secret Life of Heroes”, a humorous glimpse into the hidden life of our favorite heroes. From a cult online following, this “geek art” series quickly grew, with successful exhibitions in art galleries around the world. Nyce loved his art, and they made some awesome sculptures together. Greg wanted to find a way to celebrate the whole collection with his geek fanclub, so they teamed up to make this a reality.
The “Secret Life of Heroes” project started when Guillemin observed how we only get to see heroes saving the day in comics and movies, but never peek into their down-time the way we do with celebrities, for instance. That’s why he created the series, simply imagining his favorite heroes in their not-so-interesting domestic lives doing not-so-extraordinary activities.
Now a couple years later, to celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the ‘Secret Life of Heroes’ series, Guillemin is releasing a book compiling his favorite pieces, pre-launching exclusively on Kickstarter.
The idea for the book took root months ago when Guillemin was compiling his work for a new exhibition. The idea got quickly prototyped on an online book printing service, providing a cheap paperback edition. But Guillemin wasn’t satisfied with the quality, it was too expensive and he wanted to provide his fans with the best product.
So now we come to kickstarter. This project is about publishing the first edition of this book. And this is where you come in to support and make this project a reality.
You still have time to get on board to fund and own the first edition of “For Your Eyes Only” – the first anthology from “The Secret Life Of Heroes”. You should act fast though, the project has already received a Kickstarter Staff Pick so it is going to be getting a crazy amount of attention!
More details on the history and related fun stuff can be found on Guillemin’s Kickstarter page.