Symbiosis Art Book Featured on Kickstarter

By Maryann Yin Comment

Marvel and Image comics artist Steven Sanders hopes to raise $50,000 on Kickstarter for his art book, Symbiosis.

Sanders plans to use the money to release the book in both eBook and hardcover format. The 100+ page book will contain fully-painted artwork. We’ve embedded a video about the project above–what do you think? Here’s more about the project:

It explores a world where there are no mechanical sources of power. Instead, humanity has learned to utilize biological engines that harness a “bio-ether” present on the planet. They can control and feel what these bio-engines feel via a “Resonance Tooth.” Consider it 1940s era bio-punk.

In addition, the book will have a Creative Commons license that allows readers, writers and artists to expand the project. Check it out:

The Creative Commons licensing will allow people to take this world, where I have done the artistic and conceptual heavy lifting, and use it however they’d like. It’s about taking this book, being inspired, and HAVING FUN. Play tabletop RPGs? Use your RPG engine of choice (like Fate Core) to make a Symbiosis RPG. Are you a 3D modeler? Use the designs. Make comics? Write? Cosplay? This is your toolkit. Take what I’m making, build on it, play with it, impress us all with what you can do. There’s so much talent out there, and I cannot wait to see this world through your eyes.

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