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’veuploaded 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):