These retro-romance SF concept paintings started generating interest when I exhibited the first ones at IlluXcon 7 last year. The positive interest motivated me to explore the concept further, and more details began to emerge that brought the story to life. Now with your help, I will publish the first collection of paintings and drawings along with a short story about some of the Constant Man's adventures in a beautifully produced little volume, called METAL ETCHED MEMORIES.
In this collection of oil paintings and drawings I have created a narrative to describe this perfect man. He is a gentleman and a scholar, an adventurer and connoisseur of the finest and most lovely of everything. The story touches on his many adventures as a handsome, mysterious, Casanova-type, with elements of noir, danger, high adventure and romance.
I invite you to explore the world of the Constant Man in METAL ETCHED MEMORIES as he experiences life over a century through the many human encounters and adventures he embarks on. Experience his struggle as he endevours to preserve the many memories he has gained, or risk losing everything in one small moment in time.
METAL ETCHED MEMORIES will be a hardcover 7x7 inch 96 page volume with full-size paintings and drawings along with a short story. I look forward to sharing this story and journey with you and thank you in advance for your support.
Due to the amazing success so far I have added some stretch goals.
Stretch Goal 1 – Project reaches $10,000: unlocks the first stretch goal which is PDFs Included! Every backer that has pledged on the printed book level or above will get the digital copy (PDF) of the book they have pledged for. At no extra cost!
Stretch Goal 2 – Project reaches $12,000: unlocks the first exclusive-to-Kickstarter print. All backers starting from the $40.00 pledge amount will receive this additional exclusive print, titled "Silver".
The book will be anchored with detailed oil paintings like the ones pictured on this page. Here are some of the paintings included in the book, which I am offering as rewards.
All of the original painting and artwork rewards will come packaged with a copy of the book, the set of 5 postcards, and 2 A3 prints.
Risks and challenges
METAL ETCHED MEMORIES is ready to go. The artwork has been created and captured and the layout completed. The printing company I am working with is based in the US and comes very highly recommended. They have worked with successful Kickstarter projects before and have been a pleasure to work with so far.
Risks that are always a factor are in printing or shipping delays. Working with an experienced publishing team ensures that the majority of these potential risks are minimized.
A unique challenge to living and working in Australia is the longer shipping times for some rewards to backers overseas. The printer will take care of the shipping of the book to all backers worldwide, and I've factored longer shipping times into the delivery of the other rewards shipped from Australia as needed. Please be aware international orders may be required to pay a duty tax by your local Post Office.
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