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About

Welcome to Steampunk! 

Mortimer's Handbook - full title Airman Second Class Lafayette Mortimer's Rather Peculiar and Compendious Notes on Steampunk Handguns and other Bizarre Contraptions is a fictional story about a fictional adventurer and gentleman's personal notes on fictional weapons and other, you guessed it, fictional and equally bizarre contraptions.

Massive Haven passing behind Premonitorium
Massive Haven passing behind Premonitorium

 

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Book Mockup

In the pages of this book you will be able to enjoy sketches, renders, ideas and other peculiarities so often found only in this awesome genre that is Steampunk.

This project is intended to be s a coffee table art book one can pick up and thumb through for a minute or enjoy it cover to cover. It's up to you. 

The Story

Ninu
Ninu
 

To put things into perspective I've written a  short description for the fictional planet NINU- a broader project I've been researching for some years now and where these weapons seem to fit well as part of the arsenal of a peculiar Order of Librarians and Mercenaries, the infamous Navaan Academy. Lafayette Mortimer, as you've probably guessed already, is a fine and respectable member of this ancient order.

Year 1823 from the Cassandra Incident.  

Cassandra Incident
Cassandra Incident

Located between the Tu and Te meridians, the Republic of Quantum Obscura is the largest political entity on the Continent. Beyond the Northern borders stretches the Armentiers plateau - a huge and unexplored area due to the frequent storms caused by the Anomaly. Towards Nord-West the wild Htu people dwell in caves hidden in complicated fjords. South of the Dogon Archipelago stretches the Apsu Peninsula, the land of the Water Whisperers - the Eyree folk. Beyond the slopes of the Inkunga mountain range, the Bone Bandits dominate the most coveted territories of the Continent - the Graviphoton Mountains.

The Continent
The Continent

The one entity that needs the Graviphoton ore most happens to be the Republic - sworn enemies of the Bone Bandits for centuries. The only thing keeping the Republic still standing is a fragile contract with the Navaan Academy - a dark Order of Librarians and Mercenaries.  

Bone Bandits
Bone Bandits

This is planet Ninu. And it is at war. 

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The Book

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Book Mockup

Notes and Scribbles

Travel/War  Journal Style
Travel/War Journal Style

 

Renders

 Interior page mock-ups

 

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Interior Mockup

 

 

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Interior Mockup

 Spreads 

Case: Airship concept, Nimble. Scout class. Navaan Academy Patent no 327456A-RT. 

Spread Interior - Airship Concept
Spread Interior - Airship Concept

 

Interior Mockup
Interior Mockup

 

Peculiarities

Illustrations in progress. I am working every day on his project.

The Rewards

Add-on anything to anything! An Add-On lets you pledge for more than one tier by adding the price of any additional piece to your existing pledge. Say you want to include an extra set of postcards? Simply add-on an additional €10 to your pledge and let us know. Want two of something? Double the pledge and let us know that you would like two of them. Please also double the shipping charge.  

You can expect to receive your pledges by end-September 2018. It takes approximately three months for everything to be printed, then to be delivered. I will ship them to everyone immediately upon their arrival.

Clarifying some rewards:  

Listed as backer in the book - there is a special section in the book dedicated to backers who earned this reward.

Wigglebottom Cat T-shirt - just add £15 to your pledge if it's not listed in the reward you selected.

Postcards - quality 4x6 inch postcard size prints

Large Format Postcards - quality 5x7 inch postcard size prints

Postcards
Postcards

A4 Print - quality A4 size prints

New : A3 Poster

A3 Poster
A3 Poster

New: Round Stickers

Round Stickers
Round Stickers

New: Smartphone case

Smartphone Case
Smartphone Case

New : Mouse pad from Chevalier of Arts tier and up!

Mouse pad - Airship
Mouse pad - Airship

Original Masterpiece Work / Ink - Limited artwork done in old school ink and nib pen on quality paper.

Original artwork, Ink on paper
Original artwork, Ink on paper

Personalised Sketch - personalised drawing on Mortimer's Handbook 's guard page.

New: 3d Printed / primed steampunk handgun

3D Printed Steampunk Handgun Mockup
3D Printed Steampunk Handgun Mockup

A new reward for all tiers - Resin cast mini steampunk handgun key-chain. Currently my 3d printer is undergoing some upgrades, will post pictures as soon as possible!

Video of a prototype I made for Oxford Comic Con 2017

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New:  Steampunk Handgun painting

Oil Painting
Oil Painting

 The painting image is just for size/style. Paint subject will vary. 

Personalised Sketch
Personalised Sketch

Wigglebottom T-shirt - Cute and Furryous Wigglebottom the Steampunk cat t-shirt. (add £15 to your reward if it's not included)

Mortimer's Handbook - Digital edition (PDF) and Printed Edition

Stretch Goals

Slip Case and Sketchbook with Sllipease

Limited Kickstarter edition only - Mortimer Handbook with deluxe hard cover sketchbook.

Slip Case and Sketchbook
Slip Case and Sketchbook

All artwork is © by 2017-2018 Larry Neagu. All Rights Reserved

Risks and challenges

The project is still in progress and while I am working hard to add to it every day, there's always a risk of delays and unforeseen bumps in development. There is a serious amount of work on the DTP side, making sure everything is print ready at the quality and standards desired. Once and if the campaign picks up speed, I will have request help from people with more organisational skills to help with the rewards management and shipping.

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