Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Sneak Peek #23: T-MINUS 33...

Egads, it's been awhile since I posted something in here. I'VE BEEN DRAWING! You can't possibly expect me to DRAW and TYPE simultaneously! What do you think I am, some kind of warbling, miraculous wonder-freak?

Time for that dream to die.

Anyways. Status report, sir!
Chapter 9 pencils 25% complete, sir!
Progress continues to go well sir, T-minus 33 pages remaining to eliminate, we expect to have more good news soon, sir!
And because a world without pictures is a cold nightmare hell from which there is no redemption, here are some sketches so far:







It's actually getting tricky finding drawings I can show without encroaching on spoiler territory. Especially towards the end of the book, showing off what certain characters are up to can start revealing more than I'd like.

I'll just start zooming in reeeaaal tight on the art we display - from now on, progress samples shall consist of close-up shots depicting the tips of various characters' ears.

This week I knocked out 2 month's worth of Prelude updates, and I'm now finishing off commissions 5 and 6. This ought to free me up for a nice, huge slew of Chapter 9 penciling during the rest of January and February. I realistically expect the pencils for this book to be entirely finished by late spring or before, and then colors will be the final focus. Pre-Orders are coming this summer.

If anyone would like to see Volume 4 happen faster than Volume 3, help us out and spread the word about Dreamkeepers! The better V3 Pre-Orders go, the more time I can work on Volume 4 without minor issues like the fear of starvation complicating things.

10 comments:

sindin luckstone said...

im so preordering XP lets see maybe ill buy a full second set from you for the local library that would certainly get you a bit of publicity XD what do you think sindin luckstone aka the neon green wolf of doom damnation and cookies!!!

Rycr said...

I'll preorder the moment I find out it's available. And I'll tell all my friends about it and do whatever I can to help spread the word. I can't wait to have the next volume in my hands!

Ryan Graczkowski said...

I just want to say that you put more talent into the drawing of a single piece of ear than I can muster into drawing anything. Period.

Let us know when the preorders are up!

Johnathan Bull said...

YEEEES! Coming along just fine, I see :D
Can't wait!!

Viridian said...

My hubby sent me a text earlier demanding I read Dreamkeepers soon as I got home...so glad I did! I'm blaming the lack of any cleaning being done today on being glued to my screen for the last few hours devouring volumes 1 and 2...and wailing that 3 isn't done yet!!! Fabulous story, engaging characters, beautiful art, perfect balance of hilarity, gravity, gooey cuteness... And I agree with Ryan- even just an ear will be eagerly awaited!!!

jmsav324 said...

Amazing! the volume 3 is almost done, i could almost sing with joy.......but i wont

Tyler W said...

Me and a friend are eagerly awaiting the next volume. I will pre-order two of them for us as soon as they're up for grabs! Keep up the amazing work!

Jonathan said...

From what i've seen of sneeky peeks of vol 3 i can't wait fro it ot be released and i will be ordering it the moment it comes out, i just love the story so far just this minuite i Started reading vol 1 again (lost count how many time i've read it and vol 2) also will be ordering the posters i've seen and maybe a couple of T-shirst and maybe the figures.

( can you tell how much i love this storie :D)

Machine Punk said...

I'm eagerly awaiting this next installment, and I'll try to get the word out to as many of my friends as humanly (or anthromorphically) possible about this undeniably unique graphic novel!

Ian1990 said...

you guys rock keep up the awsome work!!!!!! I love you guys!!!!