About this project
Welcome to Tuaoni - The World of Metal Made Flesh
HARDBACK EDITIONS HAVE DOCKED!
As of today we hit our goal for the Hardback editions. This means that the following tiers will automatically be upgraded to Hardback editions. Please note that the hardback replaces the single editions:
Mercenary - £25
Pimp - £35
Combat Veteran - £40
Assassin - £50
Cyborg Assassin - £65
Mafia Don - £75
Enforcer - £90
Royal Guard - £100
Ambassador - £150
Prince - £200
To make it easier for you we've decided to upgrade the tiers automatically so you don't lose out on a hardback copy.
The following new tiers will be introduced for the three single issues. If you would rather receive the single issues then please change over to the NEW tiers which will be as follows.
GAMBLER - same as Mercenary
but with single issues instead of Hardback
HUSTLER - same as Pimp but with single issues instead of Hardback
PIRATE - Same as Combat Veteran but with single issues instead of Hardback
***** FULLY FUNDED As of Thursday 14/11/13!
Thank you so much for your support - the reaction has been phenomenal, and the fact we were funded in just under three days is completely staggering!
We haven't been resting on our laurels since then though - and today we launch our next milestone - stretch goals
NEXT MILESTONE: £5,000 For Deluxe Hardback edition
Following consultation with our fans, if we hit the next milestone of £5,000 we will produce a special limited edition, embossed deluxe hardback edition.
We'll also release some more original pages of Artwork from Simeon's private Stash as well as some very high quality art prints.
Deluxe Limited Edition (limited to 300 Copies) - First edition Kickstarter exclusive Hardback compilation - 120 pages - which collects Metal, Made and Flesh into one volume, along with exclusive artwork from Simeon Aston and pre-production notes and details about the universe.
A Thank you message from Simeon:
What is Metal Made Flesh?
After a chance meeting at a convention in 2011, Simeon Aston and Jeremy Biggs have been working together to create the illustrated cyberpunk novella “Metal Made Flesh”: a collection of 3 short stories set in a futuristic world created and illustrated by Aston, and written by Biggs. It details the exploits of 3 mercenaries as they try to survive in the hostile environment on Tuaoni.
Simeon has been working on the project for over 5 years and has amassed an enormous body of work concerning the world - it's a real labour of love for him - and we hope to bring the same passion, dedication and enthusiasm to these three stories.
The, merciless Izobel Vice (Metal)
The beast Kalibos (Made)
The cruel, narcissistic Phaeon Nex (Flesh)
Inspired by concept designers and illustrators, Moebius, Syd Mead, H.R. Giger and Masamune Shirow to name but a few, the artwork is an integral part of the story that frees the prose to concentrate on telling a fast paced plot-driven narrative with a heavy dash of satirical social commentary.
If you like Philip K Dick, Bladerunner, Ghost in the Shell, William Gibson or Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror series then you'll find much to like in Metal Made Flesh.
The three stories are entirely self contained origin stories and so can be read separately, but also contain several cross over elements. After Metal Made Flesh is completed we hope to open up the world for future stories where the characters are forced to work together.
Earlier this year we released a trial run of Flesh to rave reviews:
"Gritty, adult sci-fi with few punches pulled... cyberpunk with great hardware" - DJ Food (Strictly Kev) - Ninja Tunes, Solid Steel Radio.
"One amazing sci-fi epic graphic novella... 5/5" - Adrian Mursec Superrobotmayhem.com
"Gripping... If Bladerunner and Judge Dredd are even remotely your thing then Flesh is most definitely up your street and you will not be disappointed." - Richard Cosgrove - Shadowlocked.com
What we intend to do with your support
Earlier this year we released Flesh as a 28 page novella to great reviews online and much interest at comic conventions – but we've not had the resources to be able to release all three stories. We hope to secure enough to produce 3 high quality individual editions. We will also produce two sets of Kickstarter exclusive T-shirts, posters, original artwork as well as producing customised images, including featuring YOU in the series.
If we exceed our initial goals then we have plans to be able to provide some exciting stretch goals, props and a wide range of additional digital content from ourselves and a team of other highly talented people. In the future, we wish to gather fans and other creative people to contribute to the expansive world we are building.
And we need you to take part to help us achieve this goal.
PRINT ADD ONS
The following prints are available in museum quality Giclee prints for all tiers from £25 and up. Please add the amount below + postage to your tier.
A1 Size - 20" x 24" - £60 + £16 postage for non UK residents
A2 Size - 16" x 20" - £45 + £10 postage for non UK residents
A3 Size - 12" x 16" - £25 + £10 postage for non UK residents
At the time of ordering - emails will be collected with your print choice.
Print 003 - Izobel is also available as an A3 poster print.
Please add £10 to order this poster + £4 for non UK Postage.
Risks and challenges
We will keep you fully informed of progress along the way through blogging here, on youtube as developments arise. With one story already under our belt, we are already a good way through writing and editing the two remaining stories - we just need your help to finish off the project and bring it to a wider audience. Simeon already has a large body of work that he's amassed over 5 years - so we're fairly confident on the production side that we can meet our deadlines.
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