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A Verse Novel, all about "changing"your mind, savagely broken into chapters, written by Tefflon Frampps and the Neo-Geneticists.
A Verse Novel, all about "changing"your mind, savagely broken into chapters, written by Tefflon Frampps and the Neo-Geneticists.
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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.

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    IMOTALB PDF

    The "Isolated Mutations of the Assembly Line Baby" in PDF form.

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    Name in Book Credits

    Your name in the credits end page under "Contributing Neo-Geneticist" in the book "Isolated Mutations of the Assembly Line Baby".

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    Name in Book Credits & PDF

    Your name in the credits end page under "Contributing Neo-Geneticist" and a PDF copy of "Isolated Mutations of the Assembly Line Baby".

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    SDCC "Earlybird" Signed Softcover

    You can get an earlybird special edition softcover version of "Isolated Mutations of the Assembly Line Baby" Book, signed by Jon Schnepp plus name in the credits and PDF. This version will have a special SDCC only cover, and have completely different art inside than the regular versions. You can handpick these up from Jon at his booth at San Diego Comic Con, or he will ship them out to you at the end of July, 2017

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    IMOTALB Signed Softcover

    The softcover version of "Isolated Mutations of the Assembly Line Baby" Book, with Color Pages of Chapter Cover Art throughout the book, signed by Jon Schnepp plus name in the credits and PDF. You can pick these up from Jon at his booth at SDCC, or he will ship them out to you at the end of July, 2017

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    IMOTALB Signed Hardcover Book

    The "Isolated Mutations of the Assembly Line Baby" Hardcover Book, with Color Pages of Chapter Cover Art throughout the book, signed by Jon Schnepp plus name in the credits and PDF

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    Signed Hardcover & Print

    The Hardcover Edition of "Isolated Mutations of the Assembly Line Baby" Hardcover Book, with Color Pages of Chapter Cover Art throughout the book, signed and numbered by Jon Schnepp, with a signed and numbered limited edition 11' x 14' Art Print by Jon Schnepp, plus your name in the credits and a PDF

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    SDCC Softcover w/ ORIGINAL ART COVER

    The Earlybird SDCC Softcover Edition of "Isolated Mutations of the Assembly Line Baby" Book, with an ORIGINAL HAND ILLUSTRATED COVER drawn and inked, and signed and numbered by Jon Schnepp! Each of the 30 covers will be completely different from one another, and showcase a different chapter and idea from Neo-Geneticism! This is extremely limited to only 30 hand drawn covers being produced for thie SDCC plus name in the credits and PDF

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    Own the Original Variant Chapter Art!!!

    You can own the original pen and ink 11 x 14 Variant Chapter artwork created by Jon Schnepp! 1 of original pieces of art, made specifically for the exclusive SDCC varaint edition. Only 6 are available, and will go according to whomever orders the reward first, until they are all gone. This is the only time this original artwork will ever be available at this low cost! You will also get 5 signed copies of the IMOTALB variant SDCC exclusive edition!

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    Be a Neo-Producer! Own Original Art!

    Be known across the universe as one of the three who helped usher this movement in existence! Help make this book a reality by becoming a Neo-Producer! Your name will be featured, alongside the other Neo-Producers, on its very own page, in the front of the book!!! You also get one of the three Original 18 x 24 Covers from the SDCC Earlybird Variant Editions. One of a kind original pen & Ink signed by Jon Schnepp! You will also get 20 signed hardcover copies of the IMOTALB book!

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    ORIGINAL ART Regular Edition Cover

    Own the Cover Art from the Regular Edition Softcover and Hardcover. One of a kind original pen & Ink signed by Jon Schnepp! Be known across the universe as the one who helped usher this movement in existence! Help make this book a reality by becoming a Neo-Producer! Your name will be featured, solo all by itself, on its very own page, in the front of the book!!! You will also get 30 signed hardcover copies of the IMOTALB book!

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    Become a Neo-Geneticist

    A three day very intensive workshop, focused in the training of Neo-Geneticism, with workshops and one on one training sessions taught by Tefflon Frampps as well as several other esteemed and noted Neo-Geneticists. You will be filmed and recorded, as part of our Neo-Techniques Program. This "No Escape" room of the mind will be quite intense, quite memorable, and quite fun! We provide Room, Board, as well as pickup and dropoff from the tutorials, workshops, and classes each day. Included is a signed hardcover of the IMOTALB book with an original illustated cover by Jon Schnepp, as well as all the various tutorials and manuals from the Neo-Geneticist Movement. You will also get 20 Hardcover signed copies of the IMOTALB book.

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