A few notes...
The book is about to go to the printers, I'm just waiting for the last of my doodlers to trickle in with their doodles. The books should be shipped to me around the 20th of this month.
I got my first batch of prints today for the art reward pledges. Some of them will be getting some hand embellishment treatment and all of them will be getting pulled together and wrapped up for shipping to their new homes in the next week or two here. I have a little mini-print version of the tarot deck I want to include with each of these reward packages, as an extra thank-you. Even if you just did the doodle option, if you're willing to pass along a snail-mail address I can try and pass one along to you as well :)
One of the nicest touches I got to add to the first book was a wee intro Brom wrote for me:
"Bethalynne's work is a whisper, a seductive echo that creeps into your head just before you fall asleep and follows you into your dreams. Ghostly, beautiful, sensuous, her work caresses you with painted insect fingernails. She is a painting, a poem, a daguerreotype, a costume of lace and beads, a bejeweled dragonfly, she is a carnival of talents dancing together to craft a unique and haunting voice." - Brom
Color me tickled! If you can, you know, color someone in the shade of tickle. Thank you again and if you have any questions about all of this, you're welcome to write me any time. Oh yes, I'm still working on the proper site for the Black Ibis -but I do believe it will have to go up after I get the bru-hah of the printers out of the way first. :)
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Apr 1, 2011 - Apr 21, 2011 (20 days)
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A postcard of limited edition artwork from the Black Ibis.
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Your name & doodle will be apart of the "wall art graffiti" at the back of the first issue. You can send me a doodle and your written name or I'll whip something up for you. The artwork wall is basically blank at present, the scenario is one of those rooms somewhere in a club where everyone who has drifted through there has left their mark. In my fictional cabaret, you'll have all apparently found your way into the secret London and left your mark there. This artwork is at the back of the first book.
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A limited edition signed 5x7 metallic print of Black Ibis artwork.
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The Black Ibis, Book One, signed and numbered.
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An 8x10 limited edition signed metallic print of Black Ibis Artwork.
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An 8x10 hand embellished giclee on fine art paper. There's a variety of artwork and with the hand embellishing each print becomes unique.
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Purchase the book and have your name & doodled on the back wall. An extra pledge option upon request.
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A 5x7 hand embellished, mounted giclee on canvas of a limited edition piece of art from story.
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A signed Black Ibis major arcana tarot deck with an accompanying doodle. (Doodle equates pencil sketch.)
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A signed & numbered Black Ibis major arcana tarot deck with a handmade deck box.
Pledge $200 or more
A piece of original artwork (OOAK) from the graphic novel's page artwork.
Pledge $300 or more
I'll illustrate you into the final scene of the last book. At the end of my story the Black Ibis (who is the mythical creature the story is centered around) is quite possibly found. The final cabaret scene is a mural of people I admire, my friends, a few among my family, and if you can see yourself in a turn of the century, purely dark fantasy, neovictorian type cabaret audience, so can you ;)
Pledge $500 or more
An original 16x20 inch mounted canvas giclee of one of the major arcana cards. *The major arcana tarot cards are mostly digital paintings. To create an original piece from the digital composition the piece is printed on canvas giclee paper with archival acrylic inks. I mount this canvas and continue to paint and add beading, metal leafing and things of that nature to make the painting the final and only version of that image.