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Kickstarter - Creating G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Volume 8

Gepubliceerd op 17 april 2022 om 03:37

"Conceptual designs and history around the G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero brand 1982-1994."

Creating G.I. Joe - A Real American Hero is een boekenreeks die inmiddels toe is aan Volume 8! De Kickstarter is gisteren live gegaan, dus je kunt je erop inschrijven als je dat wilt. Mocht je deze reeks helemaal nog niet kennen, check dan vooral Creating G.I. Joe

Hieronder vind je de beschrijving zoals deze op Kickstarter te lezen is, zo ook de Rewards. Mocht je een bestelling willen doen, maar geeft het systeem aan niet naar Nederland of België te versturen, neem dan contact op met Dan Klingensmith, dan past hij dat voor je aan.

Het mooiste pakket denkbaar is Volume 1 t/m 8 van Creating G.I. Joe - A Real American Hero! Dan heb je niet alleen het nieuwste deel, maar ook alle zeven eerder verschenen delen. En dit pakket is dan ook te koop. Voor iets meer dan 400,- Euro wordt de doos met 8 pareltjes op je deurmat afgeleverd.

Met nog 22 dagen te gaan is er inmiddels zo'n 10.000 van de noodzakelijke 18.000 Dollar verzameld, ik heb er alle vertrouwen in dat dit Kickstarter project wederom een succes gaat worden.

Yo Joe! 👊🏽

 

What are you pledging towards?

Under official license from Hasbro comes the release of "Creating G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero" book series, Volume 8! The eighth book in the series,  "Creating G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero" (Volume 8) is an 80 page, 9”X10” library of designs and stories ranging from 1982-1994, including some unproduced concepts! This fully colored book will be printed on 100# paper in a Soft Perfect Bind format with a  visible spine like a graphic novel. Although there have been many books written about G.I. Joe, what makes the "Creating G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero" series unique is the fact that the information shared within the book comes from exclusive interviews with former employees who worked on the G.I. Joe brand. Some of the things  to expect include:

• The inspiration and influences behind the different figures and vehicles straight from the designers' point of view...

• Alternate names for figures and vehicles pulled from Larry Hama's dossiers or from the original concepts themselves...

• Details pulled from Larry Hama’s dossiers after comparing them with the released filecard on the final product…

• Information pulled directly from internal memos regarding decisions or changes made to the brand in the 80s and 90s

• Insider stories from former employees ranging from Marketing to  Engineering regarding the changes that occurred during the design process...

• Conceptual designs and photographs that will show the progression and different stages of creating a figure or vehicle. This includes concept pencils and inks, sculpture sheets, color studies, color presentation art, models, and much much more!

Is this Volume different from previous Volumes? 

Yes.  Although the format will look similar in each volume,  the content will be different. Written by Kirk Bozigian, former Vice President of Hasbro Boys Toys,   the first four volumes starts with a look into the origins of G.I.Joe  in 1964 and leads into the relaunch in 1982. The remaining volumes go into and will continue to explore the process it took to make the figures and vehicles for the G.I.Joe : A Real American  Hero line! Following the written section, the Gallery of Design features images of different characters, vehicles, and playsets. 

Which characters and vehicles will be included in Volume 8?

· Flash

· APC

· Doc

· Blowtorch

· Crimson Guard Commanders

· C.A.T.

· Crimson Guard

· S.M.S.

· Lifeline

· Crystal Ball

· Battle Force 2000 Avalanche

· Battle Force 2000 Dominator

· Battle Force 2000 Blaster

· Battle Force 2000 Vindicator

· Sneak Peek

· Cobra W.O.L.F.

· Ice Viper

· Spearhead

· Armadillo

· Rolling Thunder

· Super Trooper

· Backblast

· Pathfinder

· Crimson Guard Immortal

· Air Commandos Night Vulture

· Air Commandos Skymate

· Eco Warriors Ozone

· Eco Warriors Sludge Viper  Toxo-Viper

· Dusty

· Star Brigade Sci-Fi

· Star Brigade Blackstar

· Armed Vehicle Transporter (unreleased)

· Desert Force (unreleased)

· Goliath (unreleased)

·  Bushmaster  (unreleased)

Rewards:

There will be 11”X17” prints available of the two-page spreads which will be printed on 100# paper. They will display beautifully framed or in a shadow box where you can also display your favorite Joe or Cobra toy that fits within these dimensions! (page numbers will be removed). A survey will be sent at the end of the Kickstarter asking which spread(s) you want. 

 

2-page spread of Lifeline

 

2-page spread including the Cobra WOLF and Ice Viper

 

** SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING PAGE SPREADS**

If a character from this Volume is NOT noted below, this means that it is a two-page spread on its own (see Lifeline example above). 

· Flash and APC (1 spread)

· Blowtorch (2 separate spreads...4 pages total)

· Crimson Guard Commanders(2 separate spreads...4 pages total)

· BF2000 Avalanche & Dominator (1 spread)

· BF2000 Blaster & Vindicator Eliminator (1 spread)

· Cobra W.O.L.F. & Ice Viper (1 spread)

· Rolling Thunder(3 separate spreads...6 pages total)

· Air Commandos  Night Vulture and Skymate(1 spread)

· Star Brigade Sci-Fi and Blackstar(1 spread)

Where did this project come from?

Although I purchased my first few pieces of pre-production artwork in  2005, it was not until 2009 that I got the idea of exploring the origins of the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero brand. The concept of the book was to learn more about the process of making G.I.Joe at that time and recognizing all the individuals who participated in its creation and continued success from 1982-1994. The book concept itself did go through several changes over the last few years, but it eventually came back to my original idea of showcasing the original designs and any stories related to them or the product itself.

To make the book series more affordable, I made the decision to break it down into smaller volumes. My goal going forward is to release 1-2 volumes a year. 

Why do we need this book?

According to New York Toys and Hobby World, the 1985 series of  G.I.Joe was ranked the best selling toy in America. The Complete  Encyclopedia to G.I.Joe, by Vincent Santelmo, states it was estimated that “Hasbro sold the equivalent of two G.I.Joe/Cobra series figures to every boy in the nation between the ages of 5-12” in 1986”.

When it comes to the G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero era, there have not been books produced like the ones I have completed and the ones I  continue to work towards releasing. When you look at society today and the draw toward collecting, many people prize things they either owned or have fond memories of from their childhood. It does not matter what people collect, people like to revisit their childhood and escape from reality and the stresses of today’s world. For those of us who played with G.I.Joe in the 1980s and 1990s, my book will allow you to tap into those memories and appreciate the amount of creativity, time, and energy it took to make G.I.Joe: ARAH an iconic toy brand.

Do you need to be a G.I. Joe enthusiast to enjoy this book?

The answer is simply, no. This book appeals to anyone who enjoys learning the process of toy design, industrial design, product design,  engineering, marketing, as well as many other disciplines involved in developing a product. It should also appeal to fans of the comic industry seeing that several of the designers who worked on G.I. Joe in the late 1980s and into the 1990s were graduates of The Kubert School, a  school founded by comic artist and teacher, Joe Kubert!

What is the plan and what is the schedule?

Once the campaign is funded, the pledges will take approximately two weeks to process. Once they have been processed, the order will then go to the printer, who will need 3-4 weeks to print the book. Books will be fulfilled by Steel City Publishing, LLC shortly after the books are printed.

Publisher Information and Copyright Information

Publisher: Steel City Publishing, LLC

Every effort has been made to locate the copyright holders of some select material used in this book. Should there be any omission, we apologize and shall be pleased to make the appropriate acknowledgments in future editions. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form without written permission from the publisher.

G.I. JOE and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. © 2022 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved. Licensed by Hasbro.

This book is a result of the author’s independent research on the subject matter and is intended to provide information for collectors.  Written materials taken from these interviews were reviewed by the individuals who provided the information.

All rights reserved.  No portion of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photography, recording, or any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher, except by a reviewer who may quote brief passages in a critical article or review to be printed in a magazine or newspaper, or electronically transmitted on radio, television, or the Internet.

Some images shown are provided by those who worked on the G.I. Joe brand and by collectors.

Risks and challenges

I don't expect any delays with the printer. If there are any delays, everyone will be updated. Learn about accountability on Kickstarter Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ
 

Rewards:

Pledge $40 or more

One Copy of Volume 8

ONE BOOK:
- One copy of 'Creating G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (Volume 8)’.
The eighth book in the series is a 80 page, 9”X10” library of designs and stories ranging from 1982-1994, including some unproduced concepts!
This fully colored book will be printed on 100# paper in a Soft Perfect Bind format.

Pledge $60 or more

One Copy of Vol. 7 & One Print

ONE BOOK & ONE PRINT:
- One copy of ' Creating G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (Volume 8)’. The eighth book in the series is a 80 page, 9”X10” library of designs and stories ranging from 1982-1994, including some unproduced concepts! This fully colored book will be printed on 100# paper in a Soft Perfect Bind format.

Have a favorite character or vehicle?

- Receive 1 print of a page spread** featuring the character or vehicle from Volumes 1-8. Please see the list of characters and vehicles on my site https://www.creatinggijoe.com/list-of-content***

This print will be shipped in a mailer tube.

** A page spread is considered a side by side layout. This reward is for 1 of these side by side layouts.

***Some page spreads may not be available or different from the final layout in the book. If you have any questions about a particular figure/vehicle/playset, please ask prior to choosing this option.

Pledge $74 or more

One Copy of Vol. 8 & Two Prints

ONE BOOK & TWO PRINTS:
- One copy of ' Creating G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (Volume 8)’. The eighth book in the series is a 80 page, 9”X10” library of designs and stories ranging from 1982-1994, including some unproduced concepts! This fully colored book will be printed on 100# paper in a Soft Perfect Bind format.

Have a favorite character or vehicle?
-Receive 2 prints of 2 separate page spreads** featuring the character(s) or vehicle(s) from Volumes 1-8. Please see the list of characters and vehicles on my site https://www.creatinggijoe.com/list-of-content***.

This print will be shipped in a mailer tube.

** A page spread is considered a side by side layout. There are instances where a figure or vehicle may be more than 2 pages and would be considered as 2 separate page spreads. Please see the listing and examples in the "Story".

***Some page spreads may not be available or different from the final layout in the book. If you have any questions, please ask prior to choosing.

Pledge $75 or more

One Copy of Volumes 7 & 8

A COPY OF VOLUME 7 and VOLUME 8:

- One copy of 'Creating G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (Volume 7)’ and one copy of 'Creating G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (Volume 8)’. These books are an 80 page, 9”X10” library of designs and stories ranging from 1982-1994, including some unproduced concepts! This fully colored book will be printed on 100# paper in a Soft Perfect Bind format.

Pledge US$ 75 or more

Two Copies of Volumes 8

2 Copies of Volume 8

- Two Copies of 'Creating G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (Volume 8)’. These books are an 80 page, 9”X10” library of designs and stories ranging from 1982-1994, including some unproduced concepts! This fully colored book will be printed on 100# paper in a Soft Perfect Bind format.

Pledge $85 or more

One Copy of Vol. 8 & Three Prints

ONE BOOK & THREE PRINTS:
- One copy of ' Creating G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (Volume 8)’. The eighth book in the series is a 80 page, 9”X10” library of designs and stories ranging from 1982-1994, including some unproduced concepts! This fully colored book will be printed on 100# paper in a Soft Perfect Bind format.

Have a favorite character or vehicle?

-Receive 3 prints of 3 separate page spreads** featuring the character(s) or vehicle(s) from Volumes 1-8. Please see the list of characters and vehicles on my site https://www.creatinggijoe.com/list-of-content***

This print will be shipped in a mailer tube.

** A page spread is considered a side by side layout. There are instances where a figure or vehicle may be more than 2 pages and would be considered as 2 separate page spreads. Please see the listing and examples in the "Story"

***Some page spreads may not be available or different from the final layout in the book. If you have any questions, please ask prior to choosing.

Pledge $88 or more

One Copy of Vol. 8 & Four Prints

ONE BOOK & FOUR PRINTS:
- One copy of ' Creating G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (Volume 8)’. The eighth book in the series is a 80 page, 9”X10” library of designs and stories ranging from 1982-1994, including some unproduced concepts! This fully colored book will be printed on 100# paper in a Soft Perfect Bind format.

Have a favorite character or vehicle?
- Receive 4 prints of 4 separate page spreads** featuring the character(s) or vehicle(s) from Volumes 1-7. Please see the list of characters and vehicles on my site https://www.creatinggijoe.com/list-of-content***

This print will be shipped in a mailer tube.

** A page spread is considered a side by side layout. There are instances where a figure or vehicle may be more than 2 pages and would be considered as 2 separate page spreads. Please see the listing and examples in the "Story"

***Some page spreads may not be available or different from the final layout in the book. If you have any questions, please ask prior to choosing.

Pledge $360 or more

Volume 1-8 Bundle

BUNDLE PACK
A COPY OF VOLUME 1, VOLUME 2, VOLUME 3, VOLUME 4, VOLUME 5, VOLUME 6, VOLUME 7, and VOLUME 8. Each volume is unique and features different content and designs!

-0ne copy of ' Creating G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (Volume 1)
-0ne copy of ' Creating G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (Volume 2)
-0ne copy of ' Creating G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (Volume 3)
-0ne copy of ' Creating G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (Volume 4)
-0ne copy of ' Creating G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (Volume 5)
-0ne copy of ' Creating G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (Volume 6)
-0ne copy of ' Creating G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (Volume 7)
-0ne copy of ' Creating G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (Volume 8)

These books in the series are each 80 page, 9”X10” library of designs and stories ranging from 1982-1994, including some unproduced concepts! This fully colored book will be printed on 100# paper in a Soft Perfect Bind format.

Update:

Yesterday, I shared that if the first day pledges exceeded those from Volume 7's first day, I'd reveal one of the characters designed for Desert Force. Despite not getting there, I feel as though it was a strong first day with getting above 50% of goal!! Thank you to everyone who has already pledged and supported this volume.  Please continue to share out and let others know why YOU feel they need the books in this series! 

I didn't want to leave you empty handed, so here is a teaser from one of the 4 characters that made up the Desert Force. Once the Kickstarter reaches 70%, I'll share out the artwork for this character to all backers! As we wait, any guesses as to who this may be?

 

Who is it?


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