Support Mounts for Mortal Kombat Encyclopaedia
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08/04/2015 11:30 AM EST
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We need to make a pitch to them, so we would need mock ups of how the pages would look, cover of the book, maybe a powerpoint presentation with information on how well the series has done, etc.

They want to do the book, though (dk books)


Holy shit! This is amazing news!
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08/04/2015 11:35 AM EST
I would assume they're going to reach out to WB about the book this week, and they said they work with WB frequently, so that's good. They seemed really pumped. Was a 30+ minute talk about this book.

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08/04/2015 11:37 AM EST
Fuck, this is amazing.
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08/04/2015 11:47 AM EST
The way we pitched it was having one page for the character/ bio/facts/etc and then another page or so would be how they've changed through the years.

We were looking at around 200 pages.

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08/04/2015 03:15 PM EST
Should the cover be black with the MK Dragon logo in white with "Mortal Kombat" written at the top and "Encyclopedia" written at the bottom? That is how I envisage the cover from the start.
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08/04/2015 03:27 PM EST
I personally believe it should be a black cover, with the dragon logo dead center. Maybe spattered in some blood, and a sub title below with something summarizing what the book is "The Lore behind the Gore" or "Two Decades of Kombat" or something.

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08/04/2015 03:56 PM EST
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I personally believe it should be a black cover, with the dragon logo dead center. Maybe spattered in some blood, and a sub title below with something summarizing what the book is "The Lore behind the Gore" or "Two Decades of Kombat" or something.


Pretty solid idea, to be honest. I like the way you think.
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08/04/2015 04:16 PM EST
Ninja_Arts Wrote:
I personally believe it should be a black cover, with the dragon logo dead center. Maybe spattered in some blood, and a sub title below with something summarizing what the book is "The Lore behind the Gore" or "Two Decades of Kombat" or something.


Did some research on book covers and found out that minimalism is the best for covers since it is striking and instantly convays the tone and subject matter to the recipient. The font should be in the same as the MK font. No wacky fonts. A serious tone should be taken with font.
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08/04/2015 04:17 PM EST
I'm working with Ninja_Arts on some concepts for his pitch. If you guys have any idea about some things that definitely should be in feel free to post it here to make sure it's not forgotten.
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08/04/2015 05:49 PM EST
If more help is needed I'll be happy to pitch in. I'm currently majoring in graphic design.


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08/04/2015 05:52 PM EST
If you wouldn't mind doing some mock ups of covers, that'd be cool. The more we have to pitch to them the better!

Also, any mock ups of characters are great. Generally all the main characters will get two pages. Minor characters a single page unless they had story impact. We also want break-up pages that tell the story of the games as you go further into the book.

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08/04/2015 07:32 PM EST
Characters who only appeared in one game (Trilogy, Armageddon notwithstanding) could get one page.

The X guys could get two.

Any unplayable but important characters gets half a page. Jerrod,.Argus,.Deliah, the Elder Gods, etc

Anybody else (deception and armageddon NPCs) get a 8th aof a page.
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08/05/2015 01:57 PM EST
We are planning to get everything together and sent to them by Monday of next week at the absolute latest. So we are going pedal to the metal here.

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RE: Support Mounts for Mortal Kombat Encyclopaedia
08/07/2015 01:31 AM EST
Ninja_Arts Wrote:
We are planning to get everything together and sent to them by Monday of next week at the absolute latest. So we are going pedal to the metal here.


God speed, Spider-Man!
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08/08/2015 06:07 PM EST
Just an update: the main partner who was helping me with this bailed on the presentation and I have less than a day to prepare it. Wish me luck!

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08/08/2015 06:43 PM EST
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Just an update: the main partner who was helping me with this bailed on the presentation and I have less than a day to prepare it. Wish me luck!


Dude, you been pushin' this thing for a while now. Don't sweat it, you got this! smile
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08/08/2015 11:59 PM EST
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Just an update: the main partner who was helping me with this bailed on the presentation and I have less than a day to prepare it. Wish me luck!
Don't know if you'll get this before, but remember to tell them that MK fans were very vocal in their desire for and were willing to pay for art books in deluxe and collector's editions of both MK 2011 and MKX. They are fans that buy.
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08/09/2015 01:32 AM EST
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Ninja_Arts Wrote:
Just an update: the main partner who was helping me with this bailed on the presentation and I have less than a day to prepare it. Wish me luck!


Dude, you been pushin' this thing for a while now. Don't sweat it, you got this! smile


This. You've gotten this far, a presentation is no sweat. Good luck man!
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08/09/2015 01:53 AM EST
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Ninja_Arts Wrote:
Just an update: the main partner who was helping me with this bailed on the presentation and I have less than a day to prepare it. Wish me luck!
Don't know if you'll get this before, but remember to tell them that MK fans were very vocal in their desire for and were willing to pay for art books in deluxe and collector's editions of both MK 2011 and MKX. They are fans that buy.


I'll include that with the email, along with the video Uncagedgamez is planning on releasing.

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08/09/2015 12:40 PM EST
At what time is your presentation? If I can do anything for you graphically before tell me and I'll see what I can do.
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08/09/2015 03:38 PM EST
We are mailing everything to them tonight at midnight. We have a PowerPoint done, but anything else you wanna do would be a bonus. Maybe like a picture or something would be cool. Maybe like a poster asking dk to make the book?

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08/09/2015 04:39 PM EST
ETA? I'll definitely won't be able to do anything until tomorrow morning.
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08/09/2015 05:57 PM EST
Don't sweat it. We are sending everything this evening. Wrapping things up soon. Thanks again

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08/21/2015 12:55 PM EST
They liked the materials we sent over, and are currently having "Discussions" about this.

We will know more by Sept 5.

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08/21/2015 01:44 PM EST
Ninja_Arts Wrote:
They liked the materials we sent over, and are currently having "Discussions" about this.

We will know more by Sept 5.


I was going to bump this when I got home today and ask what's up. That's great news! Wonder if they have a plan to announce anything else on Sept. 5? grin
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