On top of getting books professionally printed I like to make half size hand made zines. It is mostly to give the buyers at conventions like Chromacon an option of price. The Hardcovers are $45 and are the highest quality premium version of the book. The Soft covers will be $15 and the zines will $5. After doing this for the first volume I have streamlined the process and can make them fairly easily. Below are some photos of the process.
The Mecha Genesis
That feeling when years of works turns up at your door, Part 2! Hard covers and Soft Covers arrived!
Welcome to the Nexopylis of Queoxsotta. The second volume by Aleksander Sakowski from the sci-fi epic, The_Mecha_Genesis.
Through the union of human and machine, Earth discovered that synthetic intelligence was the intermediary life form between all other species in the Omniverse. Extended intelligence (EI) occurs in the evolutionary arc of all species. It signifies the species has surpassed its biological shortcomings and has evolved to a higher level of consciousness. It is a prerequisite for a species to evolve its own EI first for it to be acknowledged by the United Genix Intelligence council. Earth’s EI’s had no easy task coming to be. Out of the ashes of the human old world came MYND, the EI that cushioned the fall of civilization and lead humans to their intergalactic future... Or doom as some envisioned.
Join us at the physical book launch at Chromacon 2019 - New Zealand Indie Arts Festival in Auckland on June the 1st and 2nd or if you can't make it stay posted here as online orders will also be available. More information to come.
Captain Richter Redesign. With volume 2 of #the_mecha_genesis on the way I have been revamping volume 1 as well. The second edition will feature all updated drawings and in Richter’s case a total redesign. I was never happy with the original and thought I would update the image for the second edition print. I may have to tackle some of the other characters in the future as my drawing ability is significantly better since the first volume was published. Swipe for Old Richter vs new.
The_Mecha_Genesis volume two cover first look! Developing the new covers for the next release, I’m leaning towards each book having its own color. The first 2 covers are a Juxtaposition of technology, the first volume focuses on the old world, the 2nd volume focuses on the new world and beyond.
Milestone! I’ve officially completed the layout for volume two of The_Mecha_Genesis, Time to edit now. This volume is far more advanced than the first one and I’ve learned so much since, that the first volume will be edited and released as a second edition.
Adagio - A character from my forthcoming volume 2 of The_Mecha_Genesis. One of the first characters I drew years ago as part of this world. His story has evolved through out the years much like my drawing skill. Learn his story this June.
Hello fellow beings from Earth. The_Mecha_Genesis is now officially on Patreon. If you would like to support the project in anyway this is the best way! There some some great rewards, check them all out here.
Your contributions will make it possible for me to achieve my first goal of creating a dedicated Mecha Genesis website where you will be able to access all the characters, their stories and also read all the additional historical events as well as the citation sources. The possibilities are endless with the format and the history is deep.
For instance, the period of time called "The Breaking Nations" or when Mynd made contact with the Aues - The first off world sentient species to interact with us. Read about the "great northern migrations" caused by the onset of the A1 Ice shelf or how Ellco Verun corp rose to commercial success through orbital fleet mining near the moons of Saturn. Find out what the Anzodus discovered during the 2999 Genix delegations and listen to the myths of the Gravtherical beings rumored to be 400 million years old.
I Would like to add that I'm not there to try and pump out average art every day. I want to spend time creating a high quality product for you every 3 months or so. This means that you will receive something of higher value at the end of each project rather than small rushed digital items every day. I will eventually be giving out free prizes and special edition hard covers as give away's.
This is just the start and I'd love you to be a part of it.