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A full colour, softcover collection of robot artwork. Plus a second book featuring robot drawings from my sketchbooks.
A full colour, softcover collection of robot artwork. Plus a second book featuring robot drawings from my sketchbooks.
A full colour, softcover collection of robot artwork. Plus a second book featuring robot drawings from my sketchbooks.
465 backers pledged £22,545 to help bring this project to life.

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Hello! I'm Matt. I like to make pictures of robots.

Art from Transmissions and Transmissions 2
Art from Transmissions and Transmissions 2

 In 2013 I published Transmissions, a book of my robot artwork. A few years later, I ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to produce the second volume in the series, Transmissions 2. Since then, I've produced many more robot paintings so I'm back again, with Transmissions 3. 

Art from Transmissions 3
Art from Transmissions 3

The new book is a continuation of the series and follows the same format at the previous books; A4 in size, 36 full colour pages, and perfect bound with a laminated soft cover. I've chosen not to include any sequential art this time around, so Transmissions 3 is a mix of single and double page illustrations. Each book is a journey of dsicovery as I explore the world that my robots inhabit more deeply. It's going to be very exciting to share the new work with everyone.

Art from Transmissions 3
Art from Transmissions 3

...but wait! There's more! With your help, I'd like to produce a second book. 

Sketches from Transmissions Blueprints
Sketches from Transmissions Blueprints

Transmissions Blueprints is a collection of drawings from my robot sketchbooks. It offers the chance to peek over my shoulder into the creative process behind my robot work, to see the origins of some of the images in Transmissions 3 and to get a first look at new ideas that have yet to become finished paintings. In order to closely match the dimensions of the original sketches, Blueprints is a small, A6 sized book, wire bound and with 36 pages. 

Sketches from Transmissions Blueprints
Sketches from Transmissions Blueprints

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Transmissions Blueprints

Transmissions Blueprints is a collection of drawings from my robot sketchbooks. I mostly sketch with blue pencils, so Blueprints seemed an appropriate title. The book contains 36 pages, wire bound, and A6 in size to reproduce the sketches close to their original dimensions.

Blueprints is also available with an original robot sketch on the last page.

Transmissions 3 

Transmissions 3 is my third collection of robot artwork. The book is A4 in size and perfect bound with a laminated soft cover. The 36 full colour pages contain a mix of single and double page spreads.

Transmissions 3 is also available with an original marker sketch on the final page.

  Early bird bundle 

A limited number of bundles are available for early backers. You'll receive signed copies of Transmissions 3 and Transmisisons Blueprints plus a signed 8x10 inch print of 'Presence', the Transmissions 3 cover art, and a pack of five robot stickers.

Collector's bundle 

For those wanting the complete collection of Transmissions artwork this reward includes all four books; Transmissions, Transmissions 2, Transmissions 3 and Transmissions Blueprints. All books will be signed.

This reward is also available with an original blue pencil sketch in the included copy of Blueprints.

Original drawing example
Original drawing example

Original drawing

Signed copies of Transmissions 3 and Transmissions Blueprints plus an original A5 ( 5.8x8.3 inch ) robot drawing. Your drawing will be completed in blue pencil on heavyweight cartridge paper, suitable for framing. Note the slightly increased shipping costs: these rewards will ship tracked and insured for safety.

Digital sketch example
Digital sketch example

Digital robot sketch

Signed copies of Transmissions 3 and Transmissions Blueprints, plus a digital sketch commission. The image must be a single robot of some kind, but beyond that you're free to specify whatever you'd like! Or you can leave the design to me if you prefer. An 8x10 inch print of your sketch will ship out with your books. I will also supply a link to the high resolution artwork.

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The Blue Sketchbook 

Called the 'Blue Sketchbook' as this was the first where I routinely used a blue pencil. A Moleskine sketchbook measuring 3.5x5.5 inches. Around 190 robot sketches. Most drawings are in blue pencil, though some are also in ballpoint, graphite or fine liner. The sketchbook travelled with me for six months or so in late 2015 and early 2016. In addition to various parts of the UK, this book has also visited France and the Canary Islands. Approximately half of the images in Transmissions Blueprints are scanned from this book.

This reward includes signed copies of Transmissions 3 and Transmissions Blueprints.

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The Indigo Sketchbook 

Called the 'Indigo Sketchbook' as some of the drawings were completed with a darker blue pencil than usual. A Moleskine style sketchbook measuring 3.5x5.5 inches. Around 190 robot sketches. Most drawings in blue pencil, with a few in black fine liner. This book was in use from spring 2016 through to early 2017, covering most of the time I was working on images for Transmissions 3. Most of this book's time has been spent in the UK, including several trips into the wild, and it also travelled with me to Germany. Approximately half of the images in Transmissions Blueprints are scanned from this book.

This reward includes signed copies of Transmissions 3 and Transmissions Blueprints.

Stretch goals

£6000 - REACHED!

Four additional pages will be added to Transmissions Blueprints, bringing the total number of pages to 40. That means extra sketches for everyone receiving the book as part of their pledge reward. ( Note that this goal is negated since reaching the third stretch goal as there will now be two Blueprints books. See below for details. )

£9500 - REACHED!

Four additional pages will be added to Transmissions 3, bringing the total number of pages to 40. That means extra robot paintings for everyone receiving the book as part of their pledge reward.

 £14500 - REACHED!

There will be two Blueprints books, each numbering 32 pages. That's 64 sketchbook pages in total; 28 more than originally planned. Everyone with a reward that includes Blueprints will receive a copy of Blueprints 2 at no additional cost. Free books!

Sadly, I do not think I will be able to offer sketches in Blueprints 2. Once the project closes and I have a better idea of the time needed for fulfillment I may be able to offer this as an add-on option for those interested.

  £18000 - REACHED!

I will produce a video showing the process of a robot painting. I'll capture the screen from blank canvas right through to the finished painting and include narration to explain what's going on and my thought process while I work. This will be available to all backers as a download or to watch online.

Art from Transmissions 3
Art from Transmissions 3

My robot artwork is very personal. It's extremely rewarding whenever someone chooses to give them a home on their bookshelf. Thanks for your support.

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Risks and challenges

I'll be using my regular, trusted printer who has already produced five books with me. All the work for Transmissions Blueprints is complete and there are just a handful of images for Transmissions 3 to finish up. Layouts for both books are in place.

All projects come with challenges but I'm confident that I'm well placed to complete the books and handle fulfillment without too many shocks or surprises.

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