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Dylan never fit in at home, at the Colony. Everyone was always too concerned with tending the fields and raising families. He just wanted to be left alone in his garage with his tools and his dream car: an accurately recreated VW Beetle, complete with a vintage combustion engine.

That was before he got out on the road and saw what the world had left to offer. Sure, there were more women his age outside of the Colony. But there were also more people who wanted to kill him and eat him for dinner.

Now it seems like the Colony wasn’t such a bad place to grow up after all. Except for the lack of women, that is.

DAILY REQUEST FOR ART #7 - Poster Design for Combust

FYI - The names of some of the characters have changed. Let us know if you want to incorporate the characters into the design and we’ll share a current list of names with you. Cheers!

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DAILY REQUEST FOR ART #12 - Surrealist / Interpretive Art

Sleep Study Dream Sequences

Here’s another great chance to put your creative imprint on a scene from TBD: The Movie. We need more concept art. We need illustrations of sets, prominent props - anything that can help orient our art department and add a unique visual perspective. All styles and formats of artwork will be accepted.

INT. APARTMENT - NIGHT

Steve is getting ready for bed. He grabs the pill bottle off of his nightstand, which contains a bunch of other medicine bottles, some prescription, some over the counter, some open,all sleep aids. He takes one of the pills and lays down. Hethinks for a bit before drifting off to sleep.

INT. OFFICE BUILDING - THE NEXT DAY

Steve is at his desk. He looks rested and present. He’s typing at a normal rate. -excerpt from Sleep Study by Phillip Segal

Mr. Segal has expertly crafted the scenes in Sleep Study so that no information is revealed through dream sequence - only referenced later through dialog. Still, that doesn’t mean we can’t include some eye-candy for the audience! :)

Reward: Your choice: (1) RAD GRAB BAG LITE - anything from a SUPER RAD SWAG GRAB BAG that I can fit in a small priority mail box, shipped to your home address OR (2) a personalized thank-you video by Mr. Scradam

DAILY REQUEST FOR ART #11 - Surrealist / Interpretive Art

Publishing Deal Scene 8

Here’s another great chance to put your creative imprint on a scene from TBD: The Movie. We need more concept art. We need illustrations of sets, prominent props - anything that can help orient our art department and add a unique visual perspective. All styles and formats of artwork will be accepted.

INT. SURGERY AMPHITHEATER - NIGHT

Malcolm is standing in the center of the amphitheater, by an operating table. On it is a body with a sheet over it. There are people in the stands. In his hand, Malcolm holds a scalpel.

ETHAN (V.O.)
What’ll it be, doc?

MALCOLM
What?

The body’s arm pulls the sheet away. It is John, he is lying shirtless on the table. He has a bull’s eye on his chest.

JOHN
Go on then.

- Publishing Deal Scene 8 by Tom Garrett

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DAILY REQUEST FOR ART #10 - Surrealist / Interpretive Art

Publishing Deal Scene 6

Here’s a great chance to put your creative imprint on a scene from TBD: The Movie. We need more concept art. We need illustrations of sets, prominent props - anything that can help orient our art department and add a unique visual perspective. All styles and formats of artwork will be accepted.

INT. WHITE ROOM - DAY

An almost completely empty white room. 2 teleportation pods stand in front of John.

ETHAN (V.O.)
Teleportation is the theoretical transfer of matter from one point to another without traversing the physical space between them. John stands in confused silence. - Publishing Deal Scene 6 by Tom Garrett

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INT. BUS- DAY

A discount bus line is pulling out of New York city onto the highway in New Jersey. Seated by one of the windows is HARRIS SMITH, 38, short and stocky with broad shoulders, a little rough around the edges but reasonably good looking, and the very least, not especially bad looking. Harris is dressed simply but tastefully. Tired-eyed, he gazes blankly out the window of the bus at the road scrolling by. Outside the window, greenery whips by, blurred by motion.

- Scene 1 of The Braincrimes of Harris Smith, written by Harris Smith

DAILY REQUEST FOR ART #4 - Character Design

Harris Smith, the protagonist (and antagonist) of The Braincrimes of Harris Smith

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  • Self-Portraits and GIFs by Harris Smith
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DAILY REQUEST FOR ART #1 - Character Design

Ethan, the protagonist in Publishing Deal

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TBD: The Movie would not exist without submissions from artists like you. This is the first post in a series designed to “get the word out” about what art we need to further develop the project.

We need concept art! We’ve never needed it more. Casting for the movie is slowly starting, hair and makeup people are being lined up… and we still need to attract directors to the project. You don’t need to be a filmmaker to appreciate how much illustration, photography, or graphic design can help communicate an idea.

I will be posting a new request for art every day, but you can always respond to an old post, too. The more the merrier!

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DAILY REQUEST FOR ART #13

Let’s make a trailer! All sorts of funky fun art is needed. Especially since we haven’t filmed anything yet. We can at least do better than this video of me in the front yard…

Reward: Your choice: (1) RAD GRAB BAG LITE - anything from a SUPER RAD SWAG GRAB BAG that I can fit in a small priority mail box, shipped to your home address OR (2) a personalized thank-you video by Mr. Scradam

DAILY REQUEST FOR ART #9 - TBD: The Zine #2!

TBD: The Zine is in the final stages of being approved for mass consumption. All pre-orders should be filled within a week. Huge thanks to all the artists who made this possible! Now that it’s done, it’s time for another one! We’re wasting no time - starting now, submissions are open for TBD: The Zine #2! Here’s the submission criteria:

Black & White (Greyscale)… anything! Art, writing, etc.

1-2 pages of the following dimensions (6x9 set for full bleed):

US Trade
image size: 6 x 9 in. / 15.24 x 22.86 cm
bleed size: 6.25 x 9.25 in. / 15.87 x 23.49 cm

Lulu.com’s explanation of how to set your page for full bleed

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Ethan, a timid man of habit with an affliction for science fiction literature, finds himself in a financially crippling situation as he scrambles to finish his novel. 

Going to Big Donnie, the ruthless, but not all too dissimilar, head honcho of a criminal syndicate, for money could be his only way to get the book finished. 

Weeks later, Ethan sits with a barely finished book and a couple of crooks breathing down his neck. Its due date, and the pile of money is a lot smaller than it should be.

DAILY REQUEST FOR ART #5 - Poster Design for Publishing Deal

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Steve Bennett is an average, everyday guy, with nothing special to report, except a bit of a sleeping problem. An experimental new sleep aid is the only thing that gives Steve any relief from his problem. But every cure has its side effects.

Steve develops the ability to control his dreams. An exciting proposition, which turns terrifying, when he realizes his dreams have begun to affect his waking life. Steve struggles to make sense of what is happening to him as the division between his dream self and his conscious self begins to collapse.

DAILY REQUEST FOR ART #6 - Poster Design for Sleep Study

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INT. OFFICE BUILDING - DAY

STEVE BENNETT (mid to late 20’s, average in every way, always looking at least slightly disheveled and tired) sits at his desk outside the boss’s office. There’s no family pictures or anything on the desk, just a computer, phone, and pens in a holder. He’s typing pretty slowly, staring at his computer in a dazed, tired way.

- Scene 1 of Sleep Study, written by Phillip Segal

DAILY REQUEST FOR ART #2 - Character Design

Steve Bennett, the protagonist in Sleep Study

Reward: Your choice: (1) RAD GRAB BAG LITE - anything from a SUPER RAD SWAG GRAB BAG that I can fit in a small priority mail box, shipped to your home address OR (2) a personalized thank-you video by Mr. Scradam