We Made It!
Thank you, generous backers, for your support on this project. The staff at Cellar Door all want to extend a hearty thank you for making these books a reality. All the likes, and shares, and tweets (and dollars) certainly helped spread our vision across teh intarwebs.
Getting to Work
Time for the editorial staff to double down. Inspired and empowered by your support, we're set to start putting all the pieces in place: double checking, editing, coloring, fixing layouts, and haggling with printers. It's going to be a busy few months making sure we deliver properly on all our promised incentives.
When the project wraps on Friday, I'm going to be working on a special survey that will be emailed to every backer. Some backers have a choice of books, or a choice of buttons and prints along with their incentives. We will even be commissioning special portraits of our $100 backers. For those, I'll be needing reference photos. Start digging, deific patrons, for your best pics for our artists to interpret. We want to make sure you're looking your most divine!
Once in a Blue Moon
Take advantage of this opportunity. Our Editor-in-Chief Michael and Art Director Leila have betrayed their shy natures and allowed themselves to be captured on video. Quickly, click the video and get to know them before they discovered that I've posted it!
Leila and Michael talked about a number of different projects. Here are some links if you want to check them out:
Michael has a tumblr set up for Cellar Door
Please take a moment to learn about Comic Book Classroom
And if you want to visit Denver this June, Denver Comic Con is a must-see
Leila talked about her work on The Pantheon Project
and her collaborations with the very talented Nate Hamel
Here's a few pages from Michael's story "The Cursed Smith"
And a couple from Leila's comic
The Final Countdown
Only a few days left on this magnificent project. Please help us get the word out. This update is public, which means anyone can see it. If you like what you see here, if you think indie fiction, art, and comics are worth supporting, if these are voices you think should be heard, help us spread the word. Tweet, forward, share, like, whatever you can do to get people looking at our campaign page would be a marvelous help. Thank you.
Buckle up, Kickstarters! One week to go!
We're looking at the last week of our campaign with 70% funding. We've got a bunch of fun news, a pile of sneak peeks, and a bucket of exciting content to share. This is going to be a close one, so we could use all of your help and support spreading the word on this awesome project.
Meet Andy Mark
Andy is a great friend and one of our most prolific artists, helping us with over a dozen of our creator buttons. He's drawing a comic in 'Ancient' and writing a comic in 'Threshold'. I sat down with some apricot hookah at a nearby cafe and talked about his work. Check it!
The very talented and erudite Jennifer Goodland has just offered an exciting, new incentive to our most generous backers. Jenn is involved with her own project, Big Year Colorado, a massive photojournal project chronicling a quest to visit every town in Colorado in one year. She's nobly offered a special matte print from her photos available at a special event party in August. This special incentive is offered to backers contributing at the $60 and $100+ levels. We will gladly mail the print out to any backer that can't make the party.
Jenn Goodland's short, 'Keota', will also be appearing Threshold. Presented here now, in its entirety, for your enjoyment:
One more for the road ;)
As a bonus, I've wrangled a crazy story out of Andy. He's got a special place in his heart for musician Jeff Buckley and it nearly cost him his life.
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