No New Streams for Two Weeks

thomas and jamie, the main characters of The Legend of Jamie Roberts, are asleep in their tent.

That’s right – there will be NO new streams for the next two weeks.

I am, as experts would say, VERY tired.

After back-to-back-to-back KickStarter campaigns – one of which I did two streams a week for – I need a break.

Other Project Updates

The Legend of Jamie Roberts will still update once a week on Wednesdays. Plus the email newsletter will still send out once a week on Fridays.

I had new designs for BreeBree Bootique on hiatus for April (because of the KickStarter madness). New designs will be coming next week.

Other than that? Don’t expect too much of a peep from me, except for KickStarter updates. I’m still making things to fulfill rewards.

So When Will Streams Come Back?

No solid dates yet. But I’m thinking…sometime around May 22nd maybe? I have a big announcement to make around that weekend.

….And that’s all I’ve got for now! Thanks for reading, and for your understanding.

You. Are. Awesome.

One Campaign Closes, Another Begins, and Yet Another Still Goes…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JcGSErUoJc

I did not mention this before, but The Legend of Jamie Roberts, volume 1 was not the only KickStarter on my roster.

NeverEnding, Inc has been running a campaign to expand the character builder’s offerings. And they have just 11 days left! They’re pretty close to their next stretch goal, too. So go check out the campaign if you can. Pledge, spread the word – support it however you can!

Plus, another campaign will launch THIS Saturday, April 3. This one is run by my good comics buddy, Ben Wright-Heuman, and his co-creator friend Rainer Kannestine. The project?

Less Than Secret: A Cryptid Comic Anthology.

I contributed a short story about the Mothman. And there’s seven other stories about other cryptids to boot!

To celebrate the launch, I’m hosting a livestream on my YouTube channel! Hope you can join us Saturday, April 3 at 12 noon EDT. Yes, “us,” because the creators from the anthology will be joining me on the stream.

Expect livestreams every Thursday and Saturday during the month of April – I’ll be interviewing the creators who contributed to the anthology project.

If you helped bring The Legend of Jamie Roberts, volume 1 to completion, I’ll be posting updates on the regular on its KickStarter page.

Yes, this is a lot. Yes, I can manage.

Thank you for your support in all these things.

You. Are. Awesome.

The Final Hours of Jamie Roberts, Volume 1 on KickStarter

We’re in the FINAL hours of The Legend of Jamie Roberts, volume 1 on KickStarter.

If you haven’t heard:

The Legend is the story of Jamie Roberts and their two best friends treasure-hunting with a stolen map in a land full of magic.

The story is a long-running webcomic project, but now…

  • We’re getting chapters 1 through 4 (plus bonus material) in one book.
  • The KickStarter launched to get funding so the book can go to print.
  • We reached our initial goal! And now we’re SO CLOSE to our next stretch goal!

Interested in getting the book? Back it soon – the campaign ENDS MARCH 27 – that’s THIS SATURDAY.

Rewards for backers include, but are not limited to:

  • Books!
  • PDFs!
  • Stickers!
  • Campaign-exclusive minicomics!
  • And more!

If we reach 50 backers, I’ll add new bonus material to the book: sketched versions of Chapter 5’s first 3 to 4 pages. Will you be our 50th? Or even our 51st?!

Broke? Share this post, or the campaign link (tinyurl.com/jamie-v1) FAR AND WIDE!

Thank you for your support however you show it.

You. Are. Awesome.

Last Week for The Legend of Jamie Roberts, Volume 1

a four-block design announces "The Legend's Last Week on KickStarter. Campaign ends March 27. More info at tinyurl.com/jamie-v1" In one block, Jamie blocks a sword attach from a soldier. In another block, Basho and Izhye gasp in shock. Another block announces rewards for campaign backers.

It’s the LAST week that The Legend of Jamie Roberts, volume 1 is on KickStarter. The campaign ends March 27!

The Legend of Jamie Roberts, volume 1 collects the first 4 chapters, plus bonus content, in one volume. If you love genderqueer protagonists, pirates, dragons, magic, and adventure, this is the story for you!

Early Bird rewards may be all claimed, but there are still other rewards. Like…

  • $1 – you get a copy of Jamie and Friends’ map made as a desktop background.
  • $2 – you get the above PLUS the minicomic The Legend of Norsa mailed to you.
  • $10 – you get the digital background PLUS a PDF copy of The Legend of Jamie Roberts, volume 1.
  • $25 – get the above PLUS the copy of the book with a custom autograph
  • alternately, $25 – get the digital rewards PLUS two copies of the book are donated in your name to your local library.

Can you back the campaign? Then check it out BEFORE MARCH 27!

Broke? Share the link to the campaign (tinyurl.com/jamie-v1) far and wide with your friends!

Is Fantasyville Productions Getting Its Own Site?

In short – YES. Fantasyville Productions will be getting its own website.

WHAT?

Fantasyville Productions, LLC is the company I run that publishes books, art, and merch (including print-on-demand work). There’s plans to expand into other media, as well, such as board games, podcasts, and videos.

WHERE?

The site will be at fantasyvilleproductions.com. Everything connected to Fantasyville Productions will be housed there.

WHEN?

I hope to get the website up AT LEAST after the KickStarter for The Legend of Jamie Roberts, Volume 1. (By the way, the campaign is STILL going! Go back it before March 27 if you can).

HOW?

I tangled with this question for a looooong while. I originally wanted to use a totally new kind of site layout, but in the end, I opted to use WordPress. (The same software this site runs on). I’m familiar with WordPress and know how to use it and tweak it to my ends.

BUT WHY?

Don’t you think it would be nice to have one central hub for all the things that Fantasyville Productions does? I think so! And there’s SO much that Fantasyville is doing right now:

There are so many future plans for Fantasyville Productions, but all of these really need one home. That way, folks can find what they’re looking for.

The email newsletter I run already has the Fantasyville Productions brand to it, so that is not changing. But there may be other social media outlets coming soon.

But first, the website has to be made.

WHAT WILL THAT MEAN FOR THIS WEBSITE?

Well, I have to keep my portfolio SOMEWHERE, don’t I? I also have some other ideas for what to do with kelcidcrawford.com, but I’ll talk about them later.

That’s all for now. Thank you for reading!

You. Are. Awesome.