Friday, May 31, 2013

Sneak Peek 2: Getting the Lead Out

Chapter 10 pencils are over halfway finished- and we just started them this month!

We’re cruising- the quality may be dipping just a tad, but I don’t think anyone will really notice.

 Nah, I kid.   V4 is moving faster because we’re able to devote much more of our time to working on it.

Back during Volume 3 production, it was important for me to spend long hours guarding parking lots from evil.  If danger ever rears its ugly head again, I may resume my duties as Parking Lot Protector- but at present, we’re burning rubber on art.

Liz is knocking out the character colors on penciled pages, and we're about to tap into our pool of talented freelancers to accelerate production even further.
Don't tell anyone- but Rumour has been imported directly from an old black and white film.

One bump in the road when it comes to my speed is going to be the Prelude book collection on Kickstarter- I need to shift focus to that so we can launch it this summer, and hopefully hit our goal and bring a big, beautiful, full-color Prelude collection to life.

There are some fun extras in the works for that- I’m quite excited to get things ready to unveil!

In the meanwhile, check out some recent Dreamkeepers fun!

A Mace skin for Minecraft:

A Volume 3 review by Fred Patten on Flayrah:

And another review by Jay Naylor on Furaffinity:

Much kudos to these guys for helping spread the word about Volume 3- if anyone else posts a review up you’d like us to feature, drop me a line and I’d be happy to do so!

‘Till then, strap yourself in- it’s going to be a fun summer.

You might want this.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Decadent Video Splendor

Dreamkeepers has officially earned a critical Internet Citizen merit badge- there’s a humor video / review up for Volume 3!

Complete with guest stars, cutaways, the whole nine yards!  If you enjoy the video, be sure to drop a comment for them- and from my end, boxes and cartons of thanks to the guys who went to the effort of putting this together.

As if that wasn’t enough proof that the internet is splendiforous, we’ve also been featured on the website of Custom Sticker Makers:

Incidentally, if you want to make your own stickers, these guys are great.

Quick V4 update:  BLEEDING AWESOME.  Pencils have hit page 19 already.  We have our first Sneak Peek on the blog  and there should be another one coming up next week.

More news tidbits to come!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

V4 Sneak Peek #1!

Volume 4 production is officially underway!

Hard work and much caffeine was poured into the script and thumbnails in previous months, but none of that looks like this:

Digo has invented shorts.  Who knows what her entrepreneurial future holds- shoes?  Shirts? Shoes? 

For this update, I'll mainly shut my trap and let the art do the talking.

It turns out the shock troopers, once you peel their armor off, actually have names and families and feelings and everything.
This one is named Cal- his design was inspired by the Tasmanian tiger, may it rest in peace.  Why are the best animals are always limited edition?

Yet we never seem to run low on mosquitoes.  

More Volume 4 pics are in the future, as well as commission art I haven't gotten around to posting yet.  My productivity always seems to outpace my posting...  

Also keep an ear to the ground for our Prelude book collection Kickstarter, slated to start this summer!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Evil Lair- New Toys

You know you’re somewhere special when you see this:

We’re officially settled in our new lair- and check this out:

That’s right.

It’s a drawing desk- or as I like to call it, my own little slice of heaven.

This may not seem like a big deal to all those sane people out there, but I’ve been dreaming of having an actual real workstation for years.   We didn’t have room for one back in the matchbox.

In the old days, I’d jury-rig a sketching surface by balancing a briefcase on my lap with a dinosaur book on top for a writing surface, and carefully fan out reference papers.   After carefully constructing the teetering edifice and planting pencils and erasers about, I would then immediately dismantle all of it in order to go pee.

But not anymore.

Fully pampered with a workstation that doesn‘t fall apart when I shift my weight, Volume 4 is off to a great start!  Our next post ought to be a sneak peek of the progress.