Will as you already know, I haven't been posting here much since starting our Kickstarter fund raising adventure! However I am proud to say, we were successful in raising $6,551, that's $551 over the $6K goal! WOOT! I cannot thank those who pledged enough, we have the entire series completely written and drawn and would not have been able to get this project to the next level without their generosity!
So, now what? lol
Well we are putting the final touches on our contracts for the colorist and letterer, which should put us on a 30 day schedule for each issue, as long as everything goes well. I will continue to post update on Kickstarter for those who backed us with exclusive content. Mostly pages completely colored and/or lettered as well. In addition, Steve and I will be submitting to publishers, hoping to find the best place for our project.
However, I must post content here as well. So I will only post artwork here and there that have already been posted during the original Kickstarter 90 day drive.
Here's a tease, first issue's cover. Though we don't have a home yet, this logo just looks and feels right on here!
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In other news. In case you don't follow me on twitter or facebook (links are listed to the right), I planned on modifying my art desk once this book was over. This was brought on because I've had major back issues from my day job (too much heavy lifting) in addition to hunching over an art desk nightly (a year's worth of chriporactor visits). So I was tired of using a light box similar to this one:
I've been using this to ink pages for 6 years, enough was enough. So I decided to build my own and cut a hole in my desk to fit a sheet of glassto create my own custom light box. This will, hopefully, stop any further damage to my poor back!
Here's a few before images:
And here's the after, still need a piece of glass. Since it's a holiday weekend every place I called yesterday was closed.
It's quite simple if you have the time, patience and tools. I think total cost to me (having to purchase a few tools) was $300. Total time to construct, 4 hrs.
Box is measure at 16"x20"x5"x.75", opening is 15"x19"x.25" (routed out). I also remove 3" from the front of the desk so I could reach the lightbox area better. All you need are the following:
Light fixture with bulbs and cord
Drill with bits
Router with bit
I'm super excited to use this.
Thanks for stopping by and look for future updates soon!