UPDATE 5-17-2011: Thank you everyone for making this a successful Kickstarter project! We still have 11 more days and I hope to raise as much money as possible to help defer the printing costs. My ideal goal was always $5000 but I didn't dare to imagine that it was possible. Every dollar helps make this book better. Please continue to spread the word and check out the new rewards that I just added - you can change your reward selection any time before the project ends. Thanks and cheers!!!
Hello friends everywhere! I have a real passion for designing and drawing giant robots called Mecha and I love to share my robots by printing custom art books. I need your help to bring my book, Mecha Zone 1.5, to life.
Mecha Zone? Back in 2004 I used print-on-demand technology to create a small art book called Mecha Zone. It was a 6" x 9" softcover book packed with 64 pages of original robot designs and drawings. Exciting, right? I only made about 175 copies and they have been gone for a long time. Now I want to re-master that book into something bigger and better. I have saved some money for the project but offset printing is expensive and I still need $3000 to make it happen.
About Kickstarter. One very important note about Kickstarter is that you don't get any of the pledged money unless you completely meet your goal. So $2999.00 = $0.00 :( Be sure to help me meet the goal by spreading the word about this project and encouraging people to donate. I'm sure there are a lot of robot enthusiasts out there who would love a copy of this book!
Mecha Zone 1.5: Robots Remastered! Here's my plan for the book. With your support, I will be able to upgrade the book by making it hardcover, color, and adding extra pages of new content. I'll also be completely re-doing the layout from the ground up.
- 8.5" x 11" 100lb gloss paper (really nice stuff!)
- 80 pages, color
- Offset printed
- print run of 500
If I receive more funding than the project goal of $3000, then I'll use the extra money to beef up the book. Here's a list of some options that I've already researched...
- Embossed cover with spot gloss varnish
- An extra 16 pages for even more new content
- pull-out poster in the book
- increase print run from 500 to 1000
The books will be printed in the USA by Taylor Specialty Books. I worked with Taylor when I printed my other art book, Mecha Zone 2 and it was a terrific experience. They provided me with a quality product and fantastic customer service.
Thanks for checking out my project. Please share this project with your friends and pass around the info on Facebook, etc... I am excited to share my robots with as many people as possible :)
- (30 days)