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SYMBIOSIS: An art book exploring a world where all technology is powered by biological engines that are deeply linked to humans
SYMBIOSIS: An art book exploring a world where all technology is powered by biological engines that are deeply linked to humans
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    PERSON OF GOOD CHARACTER LEVEL: You receive 1920x1080 wallpaper of the "Falling" Symbiosis image, a sense of contributing to a fun project, and if we have the pleasure of meeting in person I will shake your hand and give you my warmest thanks.

    All rewards above this level include this as well.

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    TECHNOCRAT LEVEL: Symbiosis e-book. 175 and 300 DPI for high-res tablets (iPad with Retina display)

    PDF and CBR formats. No copy-protection, just honor system.

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    APPRENTICE LEVEL I: Symbiosis e-book plus fortnightly production emails showing how the paintings, sequentials, concept art, and prop-artifacts are being produced. If you wish for the email updates to be added to another reward you purchase, please add $10 to your pledge, and you can request this addition when I contact you after the drive is over.
    (e-book will be delivered when the others ship. Delivery date is for the start of the emails.)

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    PERSON WITH DISCERNING TASTES LEVEL: Symbiosis e-book plus one (1) signed 11x17 archival fine art paper giclee print of the "Bio-walker," "Falling," "Bezrodnym Cer-Fiara cities," or "Expedition" image. Add $30 for each additional print beyond the first one. I'll contact you regarding your choice of print(s).
    (e-book will be delivered March 2014. Delivery date is for the print.)

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    APPRENTICE LEVEL II: Symbiosis e-book plus 1/2 hour Skype portfolio review. We will pore over your work, be it concept, sequential, or cover work, for a 1/2 hour. I'll teach you every concept design trick I can in this time-frame. If you are already really good, spare time can be spent chatting if you are so inclined.

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    FICTION IS REALITY/REALITY IS FICTION LEVEL 1: Symbiosis e-book plus prop-artifact Porolite Resonance Tooth ("Гэzoиanг") preserved in Stasis Oil, with Activator Cap. Weather-proofed/insulated with rock tar. Guaranteed to work on worlds with a Bio-etheric level above 5.0 on the Lovelock Scale.

    (All props made by the author. They are made for display, and are not recommended for children.)

    (e-book will be delivered March 2014.)

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    BIBLIOPHILE LEVEL- ENSIGN: Symbiosis hardcover book -- 11x17, limited edition, signed/numbered. The book will be 100+ pages, with clamshell box, foil-embossed box logo, debossed book logo, and tipped-in overlay vellum sheets. This is a very fancy-pants book, made for people who collect and appreciate books. I collect pre-1940s books, and the hardcover reflects that design aesthetic. This will be the only hardcover version of this book, ever. Also comes with Symbiosis e-book.

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    BIBLIOPHILE LEVEL - LIEUTENANT: Same as Ensign level with a quick custom Symbiosis-related sketch on the inside front cover! WHO KNOWS WHAT IT WILL BE? MYSTERY AND INTRIGUE AWAIT YOU!

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    BIBLIOPHILE LEVEL - LIEUTENANT: Same as Ensign level with a quick custom Symbiosis-related sketch on the inside front cover! WHO KNOWS WHAT IT WILL BE? MYSTERY AND INTRIGUE AWAIT YOU!

    (Due to the popularity of the previous version, I added an extra month of padding to make this available to people who want it, while giving me some time to actually do another 60 cover sketches. :) )

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    THIS LEVEL BUILDS CHARACTER: Going from your description, I'll design a character for you based on the Symbiosis universe. Front/back pose, B/W line art with color. You'll be sent a print-resolution digital file to use how you see fit. You can request to have the character designed prior to Symbiosis being released, or after. Also comes with Symbiosis e-book.

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    BIO-MECHANIC LEVEL: Going from your description, I'll design a vehicle for you to use based on the Symbiosis universe. Front/back view, B/W line art with color. You'll be sent a print-resolution digital file to use how you see fit. You can request to have the vehicle designed prior to Symbiosis being released, or after. Also comes with Symbiosis e-book.

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    FICTION IS REALITY/REALITY IS FICTION LEVEL 2: Symbiosis e-book plus prop-artifiact Bezrodynm First-aid/Survival Kit. Includes emergency foods, medicines, and bio-etheric beacon. Guaranteed to work on worlds with a Bio-etheric level above 5.0 on the Lovelock Scale. (All props made by the author. They are made for display, and are not recommended for children.) (e-book will be delivered March 2014.)

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    BIBLIOPHILE LEVEL- CAPTAIN: Symbiosis hardcover book, e-book, and print (or prints) of your choice from the "DISCERNING TASTES" level. Add $30 for each additional print beyond the first one. I'll contact you regarding your choice of print(s). (Hardcover and e-book delivery in March 2014.)

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    BIBLIOPHILE LEVEL - COMMODORE: Symbiosis hardcover book, e-book, and prop-artifact Porolite Resonance Tooth ("Гэzoиanг"). Add $50 to get the First-Aid kit instead. Add $95 to get both prop-artifacts (the tooth and First-Aid kit). I'll contact you regarding your choice of prop-artifacts. (Hardcover and e-book delivery in March 2014.)

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    RETAILER LEVEL: Five copies of the Symbiosis hardcover.

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    BIBLIOPHILE LEVEL- ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET: You'll get everything in the other BIBLIOPHILE levels (e-book, hardcover, all four prints, both prop-artifacts), your name in a "My Sincere Thanks to:" section of the book, and I will probably pass out.

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    GENERIC PINUP LEVEL: I'll draw a pinup of whatever you wish based on your description* for your comic, project of choice, or just personal enjoyment. The pinup can only have one person/character in it. (No team/group pinups.) Black & white line art with color. You'll be sent a print-resolution digital file to use as you see fit. Also comes with Symbiosis e-book. (e-book delivery in March 2014.)
    *(Within reason. No extreme violence or sex, please.)

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    FICTION IS REALITY/REALITY IS FICTION LEVEL 3: Your likeness and/or name will appear as a character in the book, your name will also be in the "My Sincere Thanks to:" section of the book. Also comes with Symbiosis hardcover, e-book and a high chance of my passing out. I get the vapors a lot.

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    SPECIAL RETAILER LEVEL: Five copies of the hardcover of Symbiosis and 3 prints of your choosing.

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    PAINTED COVER LEVEL: I'll make a fully painted cover of whatever you wish, based on your description*, for your comic, project of choice, or just personal enjoyment. You'll be sent a print-resolution digital file to use as you see fit. Also comes with Symbiosis e-book. (e-book delivery in March 2014.) * (Within reason. No extreme violence or sex, please.)

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    LEARNED MASTER LEVEL- Are you an expert (self-taught or with diploma) in physics, linguistics, esoteric religions, economics, or some other field that you think would be relevant to Symbiosis? Do you want to make a direct contribution to the content of the book? This level makes you a scientific consultant to the project, with your name on the frontispiece along with mine. Your input in the relevant field will be used to shape applicable areas of Symbiosis. As a cherry on top, you also get everything in the "ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET" level, and, if you so desire, you are invited to spend an afternoon with me in my Kansas City studio working together on the areas relevant to you. (You'll need to cover your own travel expenses and room & board. I'll gladly take you out to lunch and/or dinner, though!)

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