Char To The World: A project to create a book of the art and life of artist Char Busse (1951-2012)

Update posted by Byron Beyer On Sep 16, 2019

Added three photos to the gallery, all from a fold-out insert I have designed for the CD-reissue of "Mad Woman". These include Char's original cassette cover, her lyrics sheet and the actual cassette tape itself. These will all be integrated into a single fold-out sheet, with the liner notes I've written for the re-issue project on the reverse side.

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Update posted by Byron Beyer On Sep 14, 2019

I added my CD cover insert and jewel-case back designs for the remaster CD of Char's 1988 self-issued Cassette "Mad Woman". I have been working on the sound files, and am pleased with how the work is going. It will take awhile more to work through all the tracks, but "Mad Woman" will sound better than ever! Thanks again to everyone!

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Update posted by Byron Beyer On Sep 06, 2019

I have added the cover and jewel-case back designs for one of the CDs, "Eleven Songs". The tunes on this were recorded all in one take, in 1994. Hope you like the design!

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Update posted by Byron Beyer On Sep 04, 2019

With many thanks to the folks who have gotten us here, and to those to come, we are now, as of last evening, "LIVE" and visible to the crowd-funding Community on GoGetFunding! With your support, we've overcome the first big "hurdle" in this process, and are officially "on our way"! I have set up accounts for CharToTheWorld on Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr, and am posting photos and info on each as time allows. Please help spread the word! If you are on any of these social media sites regularly, please "LIKE" and "FOLLOW", and "SHARE"! Here are the links:





Thank you! With your support, you are helping me bring Char To The World!


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Backed with $250.00 On Sep 24, 2019


Char was a good friend, housemate, sharer of music and sharer of our weird humor. We also shared Iowa roots, which creates an odd kindred spirit connection all its own. Her art was an inspiration to live with and observe, and her voice was out of this world. Fitting that she worked at Music of the Spheres! I miss her when I see my Char tidbits around my house, and I cannot think of my long-ago Austin life without a nod to my friend. Byron, I wish you the best of luck with your efforts to make this all happen! I will look forward to the end result, and know you will savor the journey. I'm glad we got to meet when Char was feeling good, and very happy to see the wonderful home life you two created on Bluff Springs Rd.

Betty Vornbrock

Backed On Sep 03, 2019 Amount Hidden


Bryon. Thank-you so much for doing this. I cherish my memories of Char and am grateful your are compiling these representative elements of her body of work--which reflects her unique style.and spirit. She was a good friend and a remarkable Renaissance women, talented in several mediums and with a voice like no other. I have several pieces of her work as do some of my friends and family.throughout the U,S, and Canada. and am looking forward to having.a compendium of her best work. Ara

Ara Merjanian

Backed On Sep 01, 2019 Amount Hidden

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