I've been hard at work the last couple of weeks printing and getting postcards ready to go.
I've had all the regular hurdles to jump over with this kind of endeavor, of course. The first printer I ordered stopped working after the first day, so I had to exchange it out. The second one is finicky, as well, but when it behaves it prints beautifully. I love the way it makes the work look, and that's a rare thing for me to say about my own art.
Those hurdles are just how these things go, and I don't mind since the output seems to be going well. I've been lucky to have Jess (my wife) being so willing to help me with the printing. If things continue to go well, the $20-$100 reward tiers should be in the mail Monday morning. :)
For the tiers above that, I'll be in contact in early August to start work on all those drawing and Origin Stories.
Also, for everyone who was getting an 11 x 17 print, know that I've enlarged those to be 13 x 19. The paper I wanted only came in that size and I thought it would be a small thank-you for your patience through all of this.
Also, the weekly updates to the comic have resumed. There won't be another interruption to that. I'm building a backlog now so if something crazy does befall Jess and me then Circus Saudade will have comics in the bank to get through for awhile. Here's the latest with more to come this Tuesday:
And FINALLY, a teaser for the character postcards is below. These were the stretch goal rewards that included 8 different character portraits. I sent these out to an external printer and I'm thrilled with how they came out. I want to call out my collaborator on these one more time, the incredibly talented Mary Laurel Burt over at Anchor B. I really think it was her lettering that breathed life into these portraits. (Incidentally, she and her husband, my friend Rob, were the inspiration and reference material for the origin story of Phillip and Erin Rose).
Long update, but lots to tell. I'll send out smaller updates to the specific tiers as things get mailed out or I need information.
Hope everyone is well and having a wonderful July.