About this project
Isolated Mutations of the Assembly Line Baby: What is it?
Hi there, I'm Jon Schnepp, and I've been working in the field of entertainment and mass media for more than 25 years. I went to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), and was forever transformed by my experiences there, and in the years that followed, performing with my friends and fellow artists, writing experimental poetry and music, and painting, writing, and drawing constantly. These early 90's experiences that were fueled by electric coffee and late night boozing, intense conversations about the future, the present, the past. Going to SAIC art school and being into performance art, metal shows, poetry readings, and last call pool halls. This is the mental goo from where Neo-Geneticism™ was born:
"Isolated Mutations of the Assembly Line Baby" is a book I've been working on and off on for over 25 years. I've finally finished it, and am currently creating the original art for the beginning of each chapter in the book, 28 pieces in all. I first started writing the words of Neo-Geneticism™ through the voice of Tefflon Frampps®, and then the voices of both his followers and detractors came rushing forward in the form of many more additional chapters, words within words, books within books, thoughts within thoughts. This ebbed and flowed in the early 90's, then more in 2003-2005, and then picked up again in the 2013, to final book completion this month of May 2017. In pledging your support to help me make this book and get it out to the general public, you will not only be helping in spreading the word of Neo-Geneticism™, but you will also be helping in the shared completion of a more than 25 year artistic process for myself.
What I Need & What You Get
Let me create several more containers of truth: This money is to help me print and distribute the art book "Isolated Mutations of the Assembly Line Baby". Any money made over that will go towards making additional video pieces of art for this project's next phase. You will get the "Isolated Mutations of the Assembly Line Baby" Hardcover book, along with options to get limited Printed Editions. The "Impact" This is an art book, and the chapters are free-flowing yet ultimately connected by both it's harsh group leader, Tefflon Frampps®, and his belief in how Neo-Geneticism™ can truly transform the living mind, and bend it proper:
"Isolated Mutations of the Assembly Line Baby" is an art book that I look forward to releasing onto the readers of the world. I have had great success with crowd-funding two projects, the animated pilot "Grimm Fairy Tales", and the live action documentary "The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?". These were both successfully crowd-sourced and funded at the Kickstarter site. This book can only exist with your help in making it happen.
Other Ways You Can Help
If you can’t contribute monetarily, here's other ways you can help: Please share this campaign, help get the word out on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and all your other social media platforms. Help spread the words of Tefflon Frampps® and the Neo-Geneticists™, and have fun with it as well. Use the Kickstarter tools that are provided, for ease of mass communication with your friends!
Risks and challenges
This book represents a several decades long project, one that I've noodled on since 1991 when I lived in Chicago, and used to do lots of spoken word poetry and live performances, doing reading and rants in front of local bands at various bars across the city.
I've decided to make getting this book out of my hands and into yours as easy as possible! Not only providing a digital version, but a Paperback as well. Making the deliverables very clean and simple make it so I can concentrate on getting the books out immediately upon receiving them from the printers.
I've run a few successful kickstarters, and the thing that always gummed it up for me was all the extra dindads and thingamajogs promised for an additional few bucks. I've shipped out all the blurays and dvds, but it's that darn patch or poster that makes it take much much longer. I still need to ship a few of the bigger and harder to make rewards, and as I get those finished, I don't want that problem moving forward. Henceforth, a very simple, clean and easy rewards system that can be completed and shipped, and are all part of the actual book I'm creating for you to enjoy.
This kickstarter is just going to be about the books, with a small group of options and added bonus items to make it fun and doable. I hope to move this project onward to its next phase, later in the year, by making accompanying videos.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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