About this project
Hello! My name is Matt Dixon and I'm an illustrator. I paint all kinds of things for my clients, who include Wizards of the Coast, Electronic Arts, Team Rock and Blizzard, but my favourite subject matter is robots.
I self published Transmissions, a collection of my robot art, in 2013. It was really satisfying to see my rusty little creations gathered together inside a book and it's been a feature of my table at comic conventions ever since. I have painted many more robots since then, so now it's time to publish a second book!
Transmissions 2 will be a companion to the first book and will follow the same format; A4 size, 32 pages in full colour and perfect bound with a laminated soft cover. It will include single paintings and sequential artwork.
Wow. We've unlocked both stretch goals! This is amazing and quite unexpected! Limited rewards are all gone now too. Unfortunately I cannot add more sketch slots as it will throw the project schedule out. Thanks SO MUCH to everyone who has backed the project so far, it really is wonderful to know that my little robots have so many friends!
Why Kickstarter? The first book took seven years to complete. Most of the work for Transmissions 2 is already in place but a successful Kickstarter campaign will allow me to clear my schedule of other commitments long enough to complete the remaining artwork and layout more quickly, and cover the printing costs. We'll have the book in our hands in time for Christmas!
To show my gratitude for your support, I've tried to put togther some interesting and personal rewards:
£15 - A signed copy of Transmissions 2.
£20 - A signed copy of Transmissions 2, plus an 8x10 inch print.
£30 - A signed copy of Transmissions 2, an 8x10 inch print, plus an original robot sketch inside the book. ( Limited to 30 )
£30 - Both books. Signed copies of Transmissions and Transmissions 2.
£40 - Both books with prints. Signed copies of Transmissions and Transmissions 2, plus two 8 x 10 inch prints.
£60 - Both books with sketches. Signed copies of Transmissions and Transmissions 2, two 8x10 inch prints, plus an original robot sketch in each book. ( Limited to 20 )
£145 - A signed copy of Transmissions 2 and a unique, full colour digital sketch. You may specify the content of the image ( must be a robot of some kind ) or leave the design to me. Your sketch will be supplied as an 8x10 inch print and as a high resolution digital download. ( Limited to 5 )
£500 - A signed copy of Transmissions 2, an 8x10 inch print, plus my robot sketchbook. The sketchbook is an A6 size Moleskine that travelled with me for several months. It is full of robot sketches in marker and ballpoint pen. ( Limited to 1 )
Rewards ship worldwide.
For rewards with prints, you may choose a print of the cover artwork from either book. Prints can be signed on the front or back. ( Or not at all! )
My robot artwork is very close to my heart. It's wonderful to see how people react to the images and I can't wait to share all the work for Transmissions 2. I hope you'll consider backing this project and help make Transmissions 2 a reality.
See more of my work here - mattdixon.co.uk
Risks and challenges
There are few risks associated with this project. I have self published several books and will be using my regular, trusted printer. Most of the work for Transmissions 2 is already complete, with the remaining art planned out. I am confident that my schedule will allow me to complete the book and deliver pledge rewards on time.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Unfortunately not. It would complicate shipping costs but, more importantly, I cannot guarantee stock of the calendar. My robot calendar can be purchased separately here - http://mattdixon.bigcartel.com/
There won't be a pledge level for a PDF alone but I will happily supply a PDF copy of Transmissions 2 for anyone who backs the projects at £15 or above if requested.
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