My newest book – Dragons: A Sketchbook – is coming to KickStarter soon. As in, in the next few days.
The trend of these sketchbooks started with Witches: A Sketchbook, which collected all of my Inktober sketches of witches from 2017. (Inktober is the artist challenge to draw with ink every day during October. Usually there’s an official prompt list. I ignore all of them.)
This year for Inktober, I’ve been drawing dragons and nothing but dragons. And I’m loving it.
And soon, they’ll be in a sketchbook.
In previous years, I ran a KickStarter campaign to fund book printings AFTER Inktober wrapped up.
This year, I wanted to start the pre-order ball rolling sooner, because November is going to be a bit of a schedule whack-a-mole for me.
So here’s the deal: email newsletter subscribers are the first to get the news of the Dragons: A Sketchbook KickStarter launch. If you are NOT an email subscriber yet, get on that ASAP. There will be early-bird backer rewards available, and the best way to get them is to be on the newsletter.
Then – I’ll be at New Dimension Comics this Saturday for Halloween ComicsFest. If you check out my table there and back the KickStarter campaign on the spot, you’ll get some goodies from me in person.
After that, I’ll be posting links to the KickStarter campaign on social media on Monday.
How long will the KickStarter campaign last? You’ll have to see the campaign when it launches to find out.
The initial asking goal will be to cover the basics to make this book project happen. Stretch goals after that include:
a KickStarter backer-exclusive miniprint
a baby dragon sticker sheet
an appearance at a large comicon (hopefully near you)!
Get on the email newsletter if you want to back this KickStarter ASAP and get your hands on an early copy of this book.
If you’re broke, though, don’t stress – just share the link to the campaign when it finally launches. Every share helps more than you know.
For those of you who don’t know yet, I’m nerdy enough to be the Dungeon Master for Dungeons & Dragons and run a home-brewed, not-based-on-any-campaign-books campaign.
So it falls to me to illustrate some things for the campaign, which I can totally do, and I’m happy to do so.
A good chunk of the campaign takes place in a section of the world called The Weird Wastes. This is a realm where all the magic in the world exists, because it bleeds from a place called The Rift. The magic in this realm can cause things like pirate ships to sail in deep forests, trees to be colored various shades of blue and violet, and for the boundary between desert and arctic to be a literal line in the sand.
The Weird Wastes also allow for unusual creatures, like Pom.