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Hey guys. just dropping some quick updates and some notes! I have just started an artstation account recently and here's my page, hope you dont mind supporting it:…

So if you have an account do feel free to drop me your page on the comments below and I'll follow you back. Also, if you need an invite to startup an account, just either drop me your mail on the comments below or note me. I have 19 invitations left this month so it's pretty limited, Im more than happy to send you one! 

NEO JAPAN 2202 - THE BOOK by johnsonting

As for Neo Japan 2202 project, I need some pretty big favor from you guys! Currently im looking to make Neo Japan 2202 into a book before into a game! (hopefully), so there's a poll above this journal (Main page) that i hope you guys dont mind doing a pretty fast two-click survey for me. If it were to be made into a book, it's going to be roughly like this:

-- English! But will probably have japanese translation/subtexts.
-- Most probably hardcover
-- 150 - 200 pages.
-- 50-100 artworks (Illustrations and sketches)
-- At least 30-50 Exclusive artworks that can only be in the book. 
-- The Story, tons of it! Not just plain texts but with visuals as well. 
-- Documents from the Neo Japan 2202 universe, maps/files/pictures/blueprints/namecards etc.
-- Price wise, im not really sure right now but i will definitely keep it as low as possible, the same goes to shipping, but if its not too much of a trouble i hope you guys dont mind dropping me a price range you would buy it!
-- Probably a digital ebook version as well (Download code for physical book buyers included)
-- Hopefully some soundtracks! (Currently looking for collaborators, you guys recommend anyone?)
-- Prints / posters inside!

I'm planning to make it like "The Dark Knight Manual" book, its really great in terms of the readability, design and information. It's one of my favorite book and the style is really close to what i want the Neo Japan book to look like! Here's a youtube video review of the book:

Feedbacks! These are the most important! Also, if you are a publication company, feel free to contact me if you're interested in speaking with me about it. Email:

P.S: Any 3D modelers/sculptors want to model some of my characters? :p

Anyway, thank you so much guys and hope to hear from you soon!

Thanks and have a nice day!

Here's a link to my store on society 6!…

**But would never hurt to email me if you have a commission in mind, I'll open up slots if im really interested in it!

**Please contact me at for further commissioning infos or inquiries.
Deviantart notes are not recommended as I check my mail 24/7 compared to DA notes.

Commission Samples:

Character Concept Illustrations.

NEO JAPAN 2202 by johnsontingHey Steve, what are you doing outside by johnsontingSea Golem by johnsontingRed by johnsontingPut it down, Dr.Wayne by johnsonting
Dark Knight by johnsontingArmor study by johnsontingCursed by johnsontingThey're back. by johnsontingSketch #40 by johnsontingNEO JAPAN 2202 - SHIROBAI by johnsontingPlants vs zombies by johnsonting

*Refer to gallery for more*

Environments paintings/keyshot illustrations:

The Tojinbo Cannons - Neo Japan 2202 by johnsontingUSS NAUTILUS 2.0 by johnsontingDeparture by johnsontingThe Biwa Generators - Neo Japan 2202 by johnsontingRail racers by johnsontingSketch #37 by johnsonting
Exploring the monos by johnsontingKel Canopy City - Kingdomrealms by johnsontingSketch#38 by johnsontingRandom Sketches by johnsonting

*Refer to gallery for more*

**Commissions Terms of Service:

These Terms of Service are relevant to non-commercial projects only, and are subject to revision, without notice. The Client must read, understand and agree to all the below terms before entering into an agreement with the Artist. 

• The Artist has the right to refuse any commission request.

• The Artist reserves the right to issue a refund and cancel a commission due to poor communication, rude/inappropriate behavior, or an inability to effectively communicate in the English language.

• The Artist will not create any depiction of illegal activities, sexually explicit (x-rated) materials, or hateful/racist imagery. 

• The Artist retains all rights to the commissioned artwork, including the rights to distribution (i.e., to create prints, merchandise, etc.). 

• The Artist retains the right to display all commissioned work on any personal website, gallery, or journal. If the commissioned work is time-sensitive, the Artist can delay public display of the art at the request of the Client.

• The Client may not re-distribute, reproduce, or sell the Artist's work, or profit from the artwork, beyond the resale of a physical original painting or drawing (traditional media only).

• The Artist is not responsible for printing (digital media). Works will be uploaded to this site and will be available for Clients to purchase at the cost of printing (no markup).

• The Client may exhibit the Artist's work in any online/offline art gallery without the permission of the Artist but require proper credits.

• The Client is advised to specify the size of his/her commissioned image, whether digital or traditional. Excessively large images (larger than the download size of the samples listed below) will cost more. Excessively small images (smaller than the full-view size of the samples listed below), may reduce the price.

• The Client may resize/crop the commissioned artwork to create icons, wallpapers, or other graphics to be used in non-commercial digital format, but the client cannot alter the artwork itself.

• Client rights can be negotiated for an added fee. If the commissioned image will be used for commercial purposes, the Artist must be notified prior to the start of work. Commercial use of images will be decided upon on a case-by-case basis, and will result in an increased commission price. New terms of service must be decided upon before the Artist begins any work on a commission for commercial use.

**Payment method:

•  All prices are expressed in U.S. dollars, and payments are expected to be made as such. The Client is responsible for sending the correct amount, equal to the listed U.S. dollar amount.

•  Displayed base prices are subject to change according to the complexity, difficulty, size, and medium of each individual piece.

•  At least 50% deposit or a full payment has to be delivered before I start the commission.

• If the Client wishes to cancel his/her commission during the sketch stage, he/she will be refunded 50% of what he/she paid. No refund will be issued beyond the sketch phase of a commission.

• I prefer commission payments be made utilizing Paypal services, and addressed to , if the Client does not have PayPal, other means of payment can be arranged. However, payment is still required up front.

**Paypal address:

Drop me an email at if you're interested!
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n-t3ch Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
Would love to buy this book, happily pay £30-40 for this if it was as amazing looking as the concept you've knocked up. 
Marnus1 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
I'd be interested by this book as well.

Your work is really amazing, on all point of view!!
Keep up the good work!! :)
Mikhanator Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd love to purchase this book!

As Toddaking says; Kickstarter campaign is a pretty good start for funding, but considering how many pages it has, it may be pricey... and seems like it'll only be a limited amount!
I recently created a small design event book for my course in uni and damn was that pricey for just 20 pages. The book was only 100x150mm haha, glad it was just a prototype!

But if anything, I assume the price would be at least $60 above... to of which, I'd still buy it hahaha!
Keep up the amazing work man! Looking forward to the final product!
toddaking Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Have you considered a kickstarter campaign. The neo book looks interesting and I know a lot of artist get funds to help publish on (a crowd funding sight). I am currently supporting a new book on there by Frank Cho. 
Solokeh-Krontos Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
A hardcover 150-200 pg book with 100+ artworks is worth well over $60, and I would definitely pay that much for it. However, I do understand that a lower price might be a better idea due to this being a sort of promotional material  and profit venture than a prestigious art collection.
RElijahT Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd buy it if it was on Amazon and if the price is reasonable.
johnsonting Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much mate :D Will be updating more info about it once i get everything packed!
timbouton Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
For the price... I don't really know if it's reasonable, but for a 200 pages hardcover, I'll say about 30/35$ lowest price. But I don't know what would be the price for printing such a book, so I really don't know if waht I said is reasonable or not.
johnsonting Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man for the feedbacks! Well it depends on the quality of the printing and the book, i've picked a few papers for it work with but the price is a little high, still deciding though. Thanks mate!
FlamingBreeze Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
John, if you make it a book, and put it up for sale on the Kindle, I will definitely buy it. But also, if you're going to add so many pictures you should probably make the book more than 200 hundred pages.
johnsonting Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yes thats pretty true, but i would have to keep it under 200 due to cost and it would cost a lot of shipping fee when it ships and the price of the book would be a little high. Well one of the main concerns about this is the price so i'll make sure it stays reasonable!
FlamingBreeze Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nfteixeira Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It's a great idea and possibly a great book however I don't really like the documents on art-books. All those things just get left here and there and piece by piece you begin to lose track of what was originally on the book itself. I rather prefer just have to one book hardcover like (The Halo 4 art-book for example) that keeps everything nice, presentable and well packed.

I would say no to documents like maps, and cards, blueprints and other stuff by I would say most definitely yes to one of your creations (maybe a soldier) as a sculpture to be offered to the most enthusiastic fans... like me! :D (Big Grin) 

As for prices (I'm no expert) but the normal rate for most hardcover art-books is between 45-50$. If you thrown in a statue... I guess it would depend on the level of detail but no more than 80$.

Hope that was helpful and wish u all the best!
johnsonting Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the feedback Nelson, i agree with the book, simple and nice yet packs a punch. And definitely a good thought to think about, thanks so much man and i really appreciate the support!
nfteixeira Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Be waiting (anxiously) on that awesomeness! Clap 
Brawl56 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yep, ~100€ (with shipping included) would be fine for me.
I adore your work. Mainly because it's believable and conceivable. If you can make your project into a book (and even into a game, god I love that idea! ), it will be amazing! :)
Hopefully it'll work! Keep it up! :)
johnsonting Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much for your feedback, I would love to! Well currently still pitching ideas but it seems that its going into the right direction :D
Brawl56 Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, you asked for feedback, so you got it! =P (Razz) 
I really hope everything works out as you planned it. I really hope for it! 
I'll keep my fingers crossed for you! :) (Smile) 
IrianWhitefox Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
I want that book! :la:
johnsonting Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I will make it happen!
IrianWhitefox Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
I'm sure you will. The concept is really awesome because it's not your typical art book with your explanations about Neo Japan 2022
RashelMiahArt Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just so you know I'd be willing to pay up to 60 (roughly $102, not including shipping.) I absolutely love all the stuff your doing. You've really inspired me man. Keep it up.
johnsonting Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks mate for the feedback! Really glad i inspire you, and glad you like my works too! 
Qsec Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
I've buy Dan Luvisi LMS for something like 70€ (shipping include), so if your book is at this price or below, I'll buy it.

-Be on Amazon.
-If a digital version, include a code to download it in the physical version.
-Any bonus are wlecome for your fan.
-Chose a nice type of paper. Some artbook became dirty just because you put a finger in the page (big finger print).
johnsonting Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the great suggestions and feedbacks mate! Important points and definitely keep that in mind ;)
Qsec Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
I'm glad I could help you and I'm impatient to see more.
doubleHippo Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do make sure to get the book to as it is one of the most reliable book stores I know and also the one that is easy to use. About the price range, I would say 30-40$ + shipping fee is quite ok and manageable for a 200 page book. Also make sure not to post too much pictures online so that the purchase value of the book won't go down. By this I mean that the customer will have a lot of new artwork to see when purchasing the book. Have to say I am interested about this book and mainly because the artwork is so great and the neo japan world seems to be something interesting to read. Keep up the excellent work Johnson.
johnsonting Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the feedback! Well that's pretty true, it's a tricky thing with publishing books so i'll definitely look more into it :) Thanks so much!
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