Original Concept Artwork - Now 50% Off!
I've reduced the prices on the original concept artwork sheets drawn by Daniel Fu by 50%. I've also made each one a separate reward, so you can pick which one you get. And I will include with each one a copy of the full-color concept-art poster, which includes portraits of all eight of the main characters, digitally inked and painted by me (I've been posting examples of these portraits as updates as I finish them).
It's getting pretty close to the end of our Kickstart, and we seem to be stagnating at 29%, so I discussed this with a friend who suggested that perhaps what we needed were "tangible" (pre-existing) rewards, so that you can see exactly what you are getting. Also, it seemed like perhaps $250 was simply too much for the concept artwork, even if they are signed original drawings. I'm hoping they are a little more attractive at $125 -- each should make a very nice display art piece, especially if combined with the full color poster (which is now included!), and assuming "Lunatics" is successful, they should have some collector value. The posters are fairly inexpensive to print, once you print the first few, and they've been our most popular item so far.
Even if we sell out these drawings, we won't quite make our goal -- but they would get us a lot closer to it.
I've uploaded full-color scans of all of these so you can see exactly what you'd be getting. These were drawn in mechanical pencil on 8.5"x11" ("US Letter" size) heavy drawing paper (like card stock). Here's our "catalog" of concept art sketch sheets by Daniel Fu (along with names and ISF bios -- i.e. as written by themselves -- from our "Characters" page):
"Dr. John Robert Lerner" / "Rob"
"Dr. John Robert Lerner, founder of the International Space Foundation, will be joining the first true human settlement on a planet beyond the confines of this Earth. He and a group of pioneering colonists will be settling permanently at the International Space Foundation Colony on the northern Border of Mare Imbrium at the Laplace Promentary. This is a crowning achievement for the Mechanical Engineer who has given the last twenty-five years of his life supporting this cause which soon will come to fruition."
"Hiromi Aoki Lerner" / "Hiromi"
"Hiromi Aoki Lerner, wife of Dr. Robert Lerner, is the field doctor and nutritionist for the International Space Foundation's Lunar Colony. Mrs Lerner holds a Masters in Health Science from the University of Toronto's Mississauga Academy and a Masters in Space Nutrition from the University of Texas Online Branch. Only daughter of David Aoki, founder of Aoki Aerospace, Hiromi has been interested in space travel from her youth. She has a daughter, Georgiana Lerner age seven."
"Georgiana Lerner" / "Georgiana"
"Daughter of ISF founder John Robert Lerner and Hiromi Lerner, Little Georgy has charmed the hearts of all who have seen her. Despite her popularity as the first child in space, Georgiana is very down to Earth. She likes trees and bunnies and she wants to be, 'just like mommy' when she grows up."
"Anya Titova Farmer" / "Anya"
"Anya Titova Farmer (M.B.A.) is business manager of the ISF lunar colony. She comes from a long line of Russian entrepreneurs, astronauts, and rocket engineers. Her father Anatoly Titov and her Uncle Konstantin Titov manage the Titov Space Industries, founded by her grandfather Igor Titov. She received a degree in international business from the Russian Academy of Economics (RAE) and a Master in Business Administration from the University of Arizona. She is also founder and part owner of Sputniki Zvezda Serebryaniy (Silver Star Satellites)."
"Dr. Joshua Farmer" / "Josh"
The original for Josh also has some of Daniel Fu's earlier concept sketches for Josh on the reverse side.
"Joshua Farmer (Ph.D.) received his Doctorate in Space Agriculture for his work on rapid-growth high yield crops. He was recruited to work at the Lunar Installation and Biological Research Interprise (LIBRE) to prepare crops for the colonization effort. He remained on as one of the colonization candidates and was chosen for the first team."
"Igor Timothy Farmer" / "Tim"
"Timothy Farmer son of Anya Titova Farmer and Joshua Farmer is the communications assistant on the ISF colony. He runs his own highly ranked web channel about the LIBRE project. He has plans to get a degree in computer science."
"Robert Allen Emerson" / "Allen"
"R. Allen Emerson is a Conceptual Artist most known for his work in active and intelligent materials media. He made his name in the New York circuit winning the Andy Warhol Prize in Experimental and Performance Arts for his ground-breaking installation "Consciousness and Mechanism" presented at the Metropolitan Museum of Fine Arts. His visionary exploration of non-static images of dramatic simplicity, and his pioneering work in interactive art has made Emerson a leader in the modern trans-humanist zeitgeist movement.
During his Guggenheim Fellowship term, Mr. Emerson will be in residence at the International Space Foundation's colony on the Moon."
"Dr. Sarah Allison" / "Sarah"
"Dr. Sarah Allison is one of the foremost authorities on moon morphology
and geophysics. She has clocked over 100 EVA hours exploring the moon's
surface. She holds the George P. Kokh Chair in lunar planetology at New
Mexico State University. Currently she is to be found at the European
University Collectives Marius Hills Lava tube expedition in the Ocean
of Storms on the Lunar surface."
The full-color poster will include portraits of all of these characters on an 11"x17" sheet. The design is not completed yet (still working on inking and coloring), but I can show you an incomplete version below which should give a clearer idea of what I'm creating (the ovals of course, are just markers for where the remaining portraits will go):