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An anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy Art from New Zealand showcasing over 60 NZ artists in a stunning 200+ page book.
An anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy Art from New Zealand showcasing over 60 NZ artists in a stunning 200+ page book.
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This unique publication will be the third volume in the White Cloud Worlds series and our largest, most ambitious book to date. It features over 200+ pages of stunning science fiction and fantasy artwork, from over 60 New Zealand artists in a beautifully designed hardcover book.  

Kickstarter allows us to reach out to the fans of science fiction and fantasy art, inviting them to join us on this journey, as we produce a true celebration of the imaginary and fantastical.

The book will feature artwork from over 60 artists, many who have worked on acclaimed film properties such as; The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, Mad Max: Fury Road, King Kong, Chappie, Chronicles of Narnia, Avatar and District 9. 

Their names are also often found on the credit lists of prestigious companies such as; Weta Workshop, Valve, Blizzard Entertainment, Wizards of the Coast, Dark Horse Comics, Paizo Publishing, Fantasy Flight Games, Pikpok Games, Spectrum Fantastic Art and Imagine FX. (to name just a few)

* View more of our artist work at the bottom of the campaign.

White Cloud Worlds Volume 3 will profile each artist with a collection of their professional and personal artwork and be accompanied by text written by the artist themselves. Here they will share the stories behind their work, what inspires them, the realities of working as a freelancer and their artistic techniques.

 Take a closer look at "Alfie" - Video Link Here

These prints are available as part of the "Print Package" and "Premium Print Packages".

 The "Hipster Horror" Prints shown below are available as part of the "Tom Robinson" Art Package. See Rewards section for more info and full package details.

 "White Wrym" print shown below is available as part of the "Paul Tobin" Art Package. See Rewards section for more info and full package details.

 "Earth"and "Water" samples from Johnny Fraser-Allen's Package. These are samples only. Backers will have their on exclusive commissioned piece created for them by Johnny. See Rewards section for more info and full package details. Each piece is approx 21cm x 29cm (8.3" x 11.4")

"Earning her Stripes" shown below is available as part of the "Rebekah Tish" Art Package. See Rewards section for more info and full package details.

 "Guady" and "Window Seat" prints shown below are available as part of the "Adam Tan" Mega Art Package. See Rewards section for more info and full package details.

"The Grey" and "Migration" prints shown below are available as part of the "Andrew Baker" Mega Art Package. See Rewards section for more info and full package details.

 "Lupus Gloopus" shown below is available as part of the "T-Wei " Original Art Package. See Rewards section for more info and full package details.

 Just a small sample of artwork from the book. We will be profiling all the artists via updates throughout the campaign.

From left: Monique Hamon (Layout Artist) , Kate Jorgensen (Project Manager), Isaac Hamon (Marketing) and Paul Tobin (Founder/Editor).

Paul and Kate's first book together was 'The Crafting of Narnia' in 2008 for Weta Workshop, with Paul employed as a Concept Designer and Kate as the Design Studio Manager. Kate would then go on to become Weta's first Publishing Manager and teamed up with Monique on 'The Art of the Adventures of Tintin' and 'The Hobbit Chronicles' book series. Meanwhile outside of their day jobs, Paul and Kate produced the first volume of White Cloud Worlds in 2010 and would follow up with volume two in 2012, joined by Monique. They are all reuniting once again this year to complete the trilogy!

To quote Andrew Baker from our video, (who is quoting Charles Bukowski) "You have to love it, you really have to love it!". For our team, this publication is primarily a labour of love. We love the art, we love the artists and we love the fans of the genre and that is what drives our small team to bring these publications to life.

Given it's natural beauty and the burgeoning talent pool, I'd happily make an argument for New Zealand being a perfect hothouse for fantasy artists."- Wayne Barlowe, vol 2

As varied as the land they inhabit, is the mind of the artists contained in ‘White Cloud Worlds’. They'll transport you to the Uchronisms of a WWI landscape traversed by giant robots, the painful, delicate love story of a Centaur and its lady and the heroics of Barbarians and female warriors among many others - these are images to get lost in.” - Guillermo Del Toro, vol 1

"From epic heroism of wizards in conflict to whimsical interpretations of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales to costumed creatures of etiquette, the artists of White Cloud Worlds wield draftsmanship, compositional design, and colour like master storytellers." - Donato Giancola, vol 2

You get the feeling that they didn’t dream this stuff up: it looks like they actually visited the worlds they are portraying, and that they are bringing home first reports from the edge of imagination.” - James Gurney, vol 2

It’s all creativity and just plain elbow grease. Flights of fancy and pencil stubs. Software crashes, midnight coffees and the dreams one works hardest at, patiently building worlds of the mind in White Cloud Worlds.” - John Howe, vol 1

Here is a collection - hopefully the first of many - of artworks representing the rich and diverse talents of some real movie heroes and heroines. Wonder and enjoy!” - Alan Lee, vol 1

The images in volume two of 'White Cloud Worlds' take after their island home. Some of them are generous, witty, welcoming, about as dark as a light bulb. The next page - WHAM! Apocalyptic nightmares clobber you.”- Iain McCaig, vol 2

"Their collective magic, skill and emotional intelligence leads you, wonder-struck, out of this world and into theirs, never ceasing to challenge, amaze and inspire. The pages are quite literally medicinal"- Andy Serkis, vol 2

Within the pages of this book readers will find examples in which the artist has gone beyond simply the creation of a beautiful painting and has embedded a truly unique idea into their art.” - Sir Richard Taylor, vol 1

You are not mistaken. All rewards include free shipping which means there are no hidden costs and surprises for you. Again, you have not misread - All shipping is free!

We have a proven history in production and have every confidence in our printers and delivery systems. The printing of the book is the only aspect that is outsourced. All project management, including shipping is handled in-house by our team.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Risks and challenges

The great news is we have a proven track record for delivering high quality art books. We have produced two previous volumes of White Cloud Worlds and our team has had years of experience working on other art books. We use only the very best printers and are confident of delivering a good looking, top quality product.

In addition, all the content for White Cloud Worlds volume 3 is already completed! If funded, all that remains is a final design pass, the printing, shipping and distribution. When this is done, we will have 'White Cloud Worlds' volume 3 in time for Christmas 2015!

Our greatest challenge will be the unforeseen issues, things beyond our direct control, for example a delay in shipping times or your reward being damaged in transit. In all cases we will do our best to keep you informed and replace damaged rewards.

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    The Signed Edition Package

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    - An original digitally painted portrait from Paul Tobin (Customer to supply picture)
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    The Christian Pearce Art Package

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    - "Battle Sandwich" Giclée art print signed by the artist, Christian Pearce.
    - Size: 59.4cm x 42 cm (23.4” x 16.5”)
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    The Ben Wootten Art Package

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    - "Dragon's Fury" Giclée art print signed by the artist, Ben Wootten.
    - Size: 100cm x 32 cm (39.3” x 12.7”)
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    The Rebekah Tisch Art Package

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    - "Earning her Stripes" Giclée art print signed by the artist, Rebekah Tisch.
    - Size: 59.4cm x 34.5cm (23.4” x 13.5”)
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    The Stuart Thomas Art Package

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    - "Darryl" Giclée art print signed by the artist, Stuart Thomas.
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    The Andrew Baker MEGA Art Package

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    - "The Grey" Giclée art print signed by the artist, Andrew Baker. Size: 59.4cm x 42cm (23.4” x 16.5”)
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    The Tom Robinson Art Package

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    - Size: 20cm x 25.5cm (8” x 10”) each
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    The Johnny Fraser-Allen 'Custom Art' Package

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    + An original Watercolour inspired by characters from Johnny’s “The Gloaming Trilogy”. You get to select a theme from: Water, Earth, Wind or Fire.
    - Artworks are one-off originals commissioned exclusively for the Kickstarter backer.
    - Backers also receive an additional pencil sketch of their character from Johnny Fraser-Allen.
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    The T-Wei Original Art Package

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    + Original art "Lupus Gloopus" by T-Wei, signed by the artist. An original brushpen on paper.
    - Size 42cm x 29.7cm (16.5” x 11.7”)
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    The Ben Stenbeck Original Art and Comic Package

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    - An Original Pencil and Ink artwork from Mike Mignola's comic "Baltimore" signed by the artist, Ben Stenbeck.
    - All 5 issues of Mike Mignola's "Frankenstein Underground" comic series illustrated by Ben Stenbeck. Also Signed.
    - Size: 29.7cm x 43.8 cm (11.5” X 17.3")
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    The Nick Keller Original Art Package

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    - “Faerie III Primum Ens Melissae” Original White Chalk and Watercolour on Black Paper signed by the artist, Nick Keller.
    - Size: 32.5cm x 44.5 cm (12.8" x 17.5")
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    The Peter Kelk aka "Seymour" Art Package

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    - “Alfie” Hand Sculpted and Painted Figure by Peter Kelk aka "Seymour".
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    The Tien Original Art Package

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    + Original art "Is it me you're looking for?" by Tien, signed by the artist. An original brushpen on paper.
    - Size 42cm x 29.7cm (16.5” x 11.7”)
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