Upgrade Number 1:
All Hardback rewards now include DRM Free PDF versions.
First Stretch Goal: PURE AS THE DRIVEN SNOW - SYNTHOSCOL UPGRADE
If we reach our first target of £6,000 we will add 40 pages of content to all Hardback backers, including never before seen artwork, character histories and information about the world of Metal Made Flesh, including a minimum of 20 artworks by Simeon Aston.
Welcome to Tuaoni - The World of Metal Made Flesh
After a chance meeting at a convention in 2011, Simeon Aston and Jeremy Biggs have been working together to create the illustrated cyberpunk novella “Metal Made Flesh”: a collection of 3 short stories set in a futuristic world created and illustrated by Aston, and written by Biggs. It details the exploits of 3 mercenaries as they try to survive in the hostile environment on Tuaoni.Simeon has been working on the project for over 5 years and has amassed an enormous body of work concerning the world - it's a real labour of love for him - and we hope to bring the same passion, dedication and enthusiasm to these three stories.
In 2013, Simeon and I produced our first Kickstarter together for the original story and the response was beyond our wildest dreams, and went on to produce a Kickstarter exclusive hardback featuring all three stories in one volume.
In 2014, we also produced a one off follow up to Metal Made Flesh - a full comic which features artwork throughout by Simeon Aston. The comic picks up immediately between the stories "Made" and "Flesh" and follows the fortunes of one of the characters as he struggles with the aftermath of the events of "Made".
In this latest edition, we wanted to create an affordable 128 page paperback edition to further spread the world of Metal Made Flesh.
Inspired by concept designers and illustrators, Moebius, Syd Mead, H.R. Giger and Masamune Shirow to name but a few, the artwork is an integral part of the story that frees the prose to concentrate on telling a fast paced plot-driven narrative with a heavy dash of satirical social commentary.
If you like Philip K Dick, Bladerunner, Ghost in the Shell, William Gibson or Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror series then you'll love Metal Made Flesh.
"Gritty, adult sci-fi with few punches pulled... cyberpunk with great hardware" - DJ Food (Strictly Kev) - Ninja Tunes, Solid Steel Radio.
"One amazing sci-fi epic graphic novella... 5/5" - Adrian Mursec Superrobotmayhem.com
"Gripping... If Bladerunner and Judge Dredd are even remotely your thing then Flesh is most definitely up your street and you will not be disappointed." - Richard Cosgrove -Shadowlocked.com
METAL MADE FLESH: INFECTION
A 20 page full colour comic.
METAL MADE FLESH: PAPERBACK EDITION
A High Quality Paperback edition of Metal Made Flesh with all 3 original stories. 128 pages.
METAL MADE FLESH: HARDBACK EDITION
A limited edition hardback version of the above with Kickstarter exclusive full colour cover, and your name in the thank you credits.
METAL MADE FLESH: DELUXE HARDBACK EDITION
A deluxe Cloth Bound Hardback of the above with wrap around full colour dust jacket with Kickstarter exclusive cover with your name in the thank you credits.
NEW REWARDS ADDED:
Hand drawn pencils of an original Tuaonian character, signed by Simeon Aston.
BOUNTY HUNTER WANTED POSTERS
Bounty hunter pictures of you, or someone you choose in full colour as full res digital print file, with the hand drawn originals.
High Quality double sided all over cut and sew t-shirts, with bright vibrant colours. T-shirts are a generous fit in sizes Small to 2XL.
To add them to your reward level add £20 + postage from the following:
UK - £3
Europe - £5
Rest of World - £7
The writing is done, so we're confident that once the Kickstarter is over we can move very swiftly to print and aim to get you a high quality edition out to you as urgently as possible. If we exceed our initial goals, then we will aim to increase the quality further and introduce some amazing new stretch goals.
Thank you for reading and backing this project :)
Risks and challenges
This is the fourth Kickstarter we've run, and since we started we've learnt a lot as a result, including having good control over our printing sources, learning how to make tweaks to improve quality, allowing time for any delays in printing, and having backups in case a printer is unable to fulfill on time.
The artwork for Metal Made Flesh is mostly done, bar the input from backers, and the print files are ready for print, so once the Kickstarter is completed we can go straight to print.
We'll be notifying you at all stages of the Kickstarter how progress is coming along.
We're confident we can deliver on time and to the high quality our backers demand!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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