It's been about a month since my last update, I know. I've been at Emerald City in Seattle, Marcon in Columbus, and C2E2 in Chicago. But I haven't forgotten about you or the book, don't worry. Here's what's been going on:
I've tweaked the cover. Seen here is the new cover for the book, with a reinked version of the Rhinos art, and now in full color.
The thank you postcards are at the printer and you will have those soon.
All the artwork has been scanned and the copy written (aside from the six-page Love and Capes section, which will be completed this weekend.)
I have written the introduction and added a thank you page for backers. I have your names as listed on Kickstarter. If they're not accurate, you want to be listed as something else, or you don't want to be listed at all, please let me know.
For those of you getting rewards that require info, you'll be receiving an update shortly, too.
WE MADE IT, part two! We even cleared the extra pages amount, and all of yesterday's bonuses. I promised I would post my pitch documents as a reward for hitting $5200, and we cleared that by $6.29. I'm a man of my word, so here's the PDF.
I'll write a proper one later, but for right now thank you, thank you all!
Nineteen hours left, and as I type this, we're just under $4700. $5000 is the extra page break, but we can do better than that.
First, some backstory. In 2008 and 2009 I was talking with Boom Studios about doing some work for them. I was up for Muppets, as well as pitching them a sequel to Pixar's Up that went through a couple of Disney revisions before eventually the Mousers That Be decided that the project wasn't going to be done. I even pitched on Incredibles.
That means I've got original sample pages and pitch documents, which cover the "Up" story I wanted to do (Entitled Up: Down Under) and some of the Muppets pitches, a couple of which were accepted but never scheduled or made.
So, here's the goals:
If we hit 101 or more backers, I will post the Muppets sample pages.
At $4750, I will post the Incredibles pages.
At $4900, I will post the Up pages.
At $5000, we increase the page count of the book, and it will include the process for the Love and Capes Valentine's Day story. Also I'll post a new Love and Capes page from the new series.
And, at $5200, I will post the pitch documents. So you can read what Up: Down Under was about.
These are all things that I don't have the rights to, so I can only post them online. These will NOT be in the final book, and this will be the only place to see them.
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