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Kickstarter: Retropolis Rocket Ship

Kickstarter: Retropolis Rocket Ship

Pulp-O-Mizer_Cover_ImageBradley W. Schenck, developer of the now-ubiquitous Pulp-o-miser, has launched another Kickstarter project – this time offering a behind-the-scenes glimpse at his 3D-based artwork.

Retropolis Rocket Ship preview

Focused around a new piece, apparently entitled Retropolis Rocket Ship (at least for now), this fundraising effort will offer fans of his work the chance to own limited edition, numbered prints of a work whose creation is to be documented in video. Schenck is also offering a range of Retropolis merchandise, and the opportunity for backers to create their own Pulp-o-miser titles.

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Kickstarter: The Lair of the Clockwork Book

Kickstarter: The Lair of the Clockwork Book

Imagine a future in which everyone’s lifetime events, passions and slip-ups are recorded in a great book, by a machine which is capable of recalling these at will to anyone who asks. All it asks in return is a story of your own.

This is the premise of Bradley W. Schenck’s most recent project – a series of illustrations which is due to conclude in April. In non-raypunk space, we can wave aside fear of the Facebooks and Twitters, and look instead to another type of lasting contribution, as The Lair of the Clockwork Book has been put up on Kickstarter.

For those unfamiliar with Kickstarter, it is a US-based crowdfunding website for creative projects. If you decide to back a project financially, you can make a contribution and usually receive some sort of reward in return, on top of knowing that you helped make that project happen. Mr. Schenck’s goal is to see The Lair of the Clockwork Book printed on archival paper, in hardback with a lush dust jacket. This would be a step up for his Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual, as these are usually printed in paperback. One could only imagine that if things work out for The Clockwork Book, the future will look bright for the rest of Schenck’s Thrilling Tales series.

For a plot preview, details of the pledge rewards and an introduction by the artist himself, here’s the video from Mr. Schenck’s Kickstarter page:

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“Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual” Sees Release

“Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual” Sees Release

"Long As You've Got Your Health"
"'Long As You've Got Your Health" by Bradley W. Schenck (2004)

Bradley W. Schenck has been producing raygun gothic and celtic artworks as t-shirts, books and other paraphernalia for some time. Naturally it is the raypunk works which caught my eye – his 3D and graphic design work on the Retropolis Transit Authority has inspired more than a few flourishes in my own work.

Today though, word came to me from Felicia Day (via Laughing Squid) that Schenck has launched interactive storylines from the Retropolis universe. His Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual have been hinted at throughout one-off pieces and progress updates on his blog, but now they are made a reality.

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