Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Megastructure T-Shirts!

Limited Edition Megastructure T-Shirts are now on sale! After a successful Kickstarer campaign in 2021 for the book, enjoy the official T-Shirt. The shirt will have the Megastructure logo on the front (as shown), and a blank back. The shirts will be nice thick cloth, and will be printed locally to achieve maximum quality. 
 
 
This is a limited time sale. Will close pre-orders Feb 14th, get them here: artofsoulburn.gumroad.com/l/qtgvr

Monday, January 10, 2022

Spaceship Painting

Little weekend painting doodle. Some sort of police spacecraft me thinks...

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Megastructures Jan 2022 Update

Welcome to 2022, the year the Megastructure Book comes out! And we are so excited to finally share with you the end result of this massive project!

So I have a major update on the current progress of the book. First the not so great news, as many of you have certainly experienced in your life this past year, the world is being plagued with supply chain issues. From companies not being able to get the employees they need to make stuff, to companies not getting the raw materials they need to manufacture things (paper is especially in a short supply), to stuff shipping and then sitting in containers at major ports for far longer than they should. And sadly the Megastructure book has not been immune to these issues. But the good news is the delay caused by all of these problems looks like they may not be all that bad (maybe I've jinxed myself by saying that).

Here's the current schedule I just received from the printer...

Current: Books are in line at factory in China to get printed
Feb 23rd: Books printed
Mar 3rd: Books picked up at factory in China
Mar 11th: Books leave Chinese port on cargo ship
Apr 7th: Books arrive in USA port
Apr 14th: Books arrive at USA warehouse and start shipping to the customers

Of course all of these dates are subject to change, and I'll keep you informed on any changes that do happen, but we thank you for your patience during this crazy time!

Expect at a minimum a monthly update on where the project is in the schedule, and again, thanks for the support and your understanding on global factors that are beyond our control. Any questions, always feel free to ask!

Will speak again soon, in the meantime, hope your 2022 is awesome!

Friday, January 7, 2022

Never Before Seen "The Story Of Inc" Artwork

Happy 2022 everyone! Here's a bunch of never before seen "The Story Of Inc" artwork. Only 100 of 1000 books left, so hoping to get them all sold this year! 

http://neilblevins.com/books/inc/inc.htm

Here's the planet where our story takes place. 


A lighting test for Inc book, the same image of the citadel in the desert in 6 different lighting scenarios. Wanted to get a better understanding of how time of day could affects the light and atmosphere on the planet 


A rough thumbnail exploring possible keyframes for the fight between Landis and the first guardian

You can tell a lot about a society from their furniture, the people of the Oasis have to build everything from the scraps of their crash landed generation ship and local animal skins.  


Most weapons didn’t survive the generation ship crash, and so they were fashioned and adapted from the construction equipment that did survive.