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Mecha Zone is an exciting art book that collects the creative and larger-than-life robot designs of illustrator David White. Read more

Northampton, MA Art
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This project was successfully funded on May 28, 2011.

Mecha Zone is an exciting art book that collects the creative and larger-than-life robot designs of illustrator David White.

Northampton, MA Art
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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.

  • Hardcover
  • 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 :)

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    1 backer

    You have my sincere thanks and I promise not to let any giant robots smash you ;)

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    1 backer

    I'll mail you a personalized "thank you" postcard with one of my original robots on it!

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    30 backers

    A limited edition print along with a signed copy of the final book, Mecha Zone 1.5

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    21 backers

    A limited edition print along with a signed copy of the final book, Mecha Zone 1.5, and a signed copy of my other book, Mecha Zone 2

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    1 backer Limited (1 left of 2)

    I have some XL sized Mecha Zone shirts available as rewards. I made them for the 2010 New York Comic Con but didn't wear them (I have a 3rd that I do wear.) You get one shirt, a limited edition print along with a signed copy of the final book, Mecha Zone 1.5, and a signed copy of my other book, Mecha Zone 2.

    The shirt is just like the one I am wearing in my profile image (lower right corner) and it also says "Mecha Zone" on the back. The front image is the rough sketch for the A-10 mech that is on the cover of Mecha Zone 2.

    International backers please add $15 for shipping.

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    12 backers

    Your name will be added to the "thank you" page of the book and and I will draw an original sketch of my choice inside your copy of Mecha Zone 1.5. You'll also get the limited edition print and a signed copy of my other book, Mecha Zone 2.

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    1 backer Limited (3 left of 4)

    Your name will be added to the "thank you" page of the book and you will receive a signed copy of Mecha Zone 1.5. You'll also get the limited edition print and a signed copy of my other book, Mecha Zone 2. Additionally, you will receive a nice original color marker drawing of your choice on 11"x14" paper. International backers please add $15 for shipping.

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    4 backers All gone!

    The ultimate fan reward pack!
    I kept a small stash of the original Mecha Zone books and you will receive on of these precious rarities! Your name will be added to the "thank you" page of the new book and I will draw an original sketch of YOUR choice inside your copy of Mecha Zone 1.5. You'll also get a signed copy of my other book, Mecha Zone 2 along with a custom print, and 18 x 24 poster.

    Finally, you will receive an original piece of framed production art from one of my professional robot design jobs. I'll also include a signed letter of authenticity.

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    Miniature figure reward! You will receive 4 different unassembled metal robot miniatures based on my original designs. Your name will be added to the "thank you" page of the new book and I will draw an original sketch of YOUR choice inside your copy of Mecha Zone 1.5. You'll also get a signed copy of my other book, Mecha Zone 2 along with a custom print, and 18 x 24 poster. Finally, you will receive an original piece of framed production art from one of my professional robot design jobs. I'll also include a signed letter of authenticity.
    (The metal miniatures are the Flamberge, Dark Crow, Hawk, and Concussion)

    International backers please add $15 for shipping.

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    1 backer All gone!

    Be my art director and collaborator! Please help me create an all new mecha design for this book! You will get the opportunity to work with me as we design a new mech from the first sketch to the final colored illustration. Your input and ideas will be key to what the mech looks like and you will receive the final original line art. You will also get a high-quality print of the final colored mech AND you get to name the mech!
    Additionally, you will get a signed copy of the final book, a signed copy of Mecha Zone 2, a poster, and the limited edition print.
    International backers please add $15 for shipping.

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