Hello! Pledge rewards will start trickling into the mail boxes of their new owners this week. The books were ordered a bit ago and I'm just waiting for the nice postal man to drop them off at my house. I haven't gotten my shipping confirmation yet so I'm not quite sure when that is, but I'm hoping to get them so I have enough time to get them shipped off before we leave for our convention next week. And the Black Ibis site has been updated with page samples from the book and the complete tarot deck is now online.
In an effort to help support my mate's own kickstarter project, we're offering a special version of the Lovers card that can be had by pledging his project. His project is on a much much larger scale than mine and will need far greater resources, but the wonderful side is one of the MI museum's has already contacted him about possibly giving his sculpture a permanent home when the ArtPrize event is over. And we're just a bit giddy because Neil Gaiman gave a bit of twitter time to it :)
Anyhoo, thank you again. And I leave you finally with some of the artwork from the book and some more tarot cards...
A portion of the graffiti wall artwork...
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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.
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A piece of original artwork (OOAK) from the graphic novel's page artwork.
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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 ;)
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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.