Periscope isn't a business, its a big group of freelancers who decided to hang out together while making comics. Everyone has their own job so you can stroll through the room and see comics being made for just about every publisher out there. I sit in a section with three other dudes and we four alone are knocking pages out for IDW, Marvel, DC, Onipress, Boom, Dark Horse, and of course Archie. The dude who sits behind me is Wook Jin Clark and he's currently doodling up this Adventure Time comic and this other guy, Dustin Weaver was my partner for the Rocksteady and Bebop micro but he's also the man crushing every other Marvel artist on the 'Infinity' event.
It's pretty cool to walk in each day and see all the members cranking away on all this professional stuff.
Somehow they also manage to squeeze in time to knock out an astonishing amount of personal art and that's what the art books are all about. Periscope has more than 20 members (I think, there's a lot of people in there) and the plan is to release six books at a time, each book focusing on a specific member. If you click the link above you'll see which six are up first and you'll find that I'm not in it. I'm set up for round 2 but only if this first wave is successful. I way wanna publish an art book and pack it with all kinds of cool stuff, so if you like admiring art check out the six artists in wave one and see if anything clicks for you.
If you do end up contributing to the kickstarter, let me know which art book you picked!