Thursday, August 15, 2013

V4 Sneak Peek #4: Prelude Book Collection! ….And Volume 4.

(PS- if you like video games, continue reading to the bottom of this blog, there are links.)

So, our Kickstarter…  Well that worked!

The backers are currently voting on design choices for a brand new DK poster, I’m creating the cover art and extra illustrations for the book collection, and we’re ordering the new merchandise- buttons, stickers, and Namah falling in 11 x 17 glory.

Some people have asked whether Prelude editions will be available for purchase to those that couldn’t participate in the Kickstarter.  The answer is yes!  After we deliver to our backers, there should be inventory leftover that I will then announce for sale in our site store.

Volume 4 is still rolling forward- it had to pull over into the slow lane so that the Prelude collection could roar towards production, but it’s still on the road.

We finished another round of script revisions for Chapters 11 and 12 last month, and last week finalized the Chapter 11 thumbnail layouts.   The closer this book gets to completion, the more exciting it is to work on!

I expect most of August to be spent polishing our Prelude edition, then we’ll be soaring off to Dragoncon.   Once we return and the collection is with the printers, V4 production will resume full steam ahead.

And before we end this update, it’s time for fun- the Reader Spotlight!

Ever wanted to see Mace’s head big, 3-D, and clay?
Now your desires are fulfilled.

An art project by Sukotto that came out awesome!

And, yes- a reader out there has created their own DK video game.  Play for yourself!

More on their mini-game and it’s production in our forum- they have an open call if anyone would like to lend a hand with them.

That’s all for the moment- more updates to come as summer concludes.

And for the artists in the audience, don’t forget- it’s getting to be that time of year again- the annual Dreamkeepers Halloween Fanart Contest isn’t that far off!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013



205% funded- this campaign has blown our expectations out of the water.

We're at a bit of a loss for what to say- just, thank you everyone, for your kindness, your solidarity, your help in promotion, and for enjoying our work.  We're growing to appreciate an ancient maxim that has emerged as valid:     

Never underestimate the Dreamkeepers readers.  

Thanks to our backers, the Prelude book is going to be printed in some beautiful editions- I've been drawing up extra content for it this week, and I'm excited to add some polish and flourishes to make the book as packed as possible!

In addition, we've blown past the first stretch goal- ALL backers will have a brand new DK poster added to their purchase!

In a fun twist, it's the backers themselves who get to decide exactly what I'll be drawing for this new poster.  I'll look forward to sharing the design stages in here as we create it!

Again, thank you to everyone who has helped us come so far.  It's humbling and gratifying to create work which is enjoyed and appreciated.  We're excited to continue doing our best to make this world come alive for you guys- thank you for making it possible.

-David & Liz