Dawn of the Final Day
Sorry for the lack of updates recently, but it's been a lot of work to get the camp grounds up and running. Here's a tip: never hire a Minotaur to do landscaping. It's just hedge maze after hedge maze for miles!
On a (slightly) more serious note, it's been a wild ride for the last month, and it's hard to believe that the campaign will be over in about 24 hours. But don't worry, you'll still be getting updates every step of the way. In fact, how about I fill you in on the latest Camp Myth news right now.
- Thanks to your awesome support, the first Camp Milestone has been shattered! So, if you're a $25 or higher backer, you'll also be receiving a Phoenix Watching Merit Badge around with your other rewards! I've finalized the design and have since sent it to the printing company, so they should be sending me an image of the actual badge soon (which I'll be sharing with all of you).
- I've made arrangements to have the cover postcards, bookmarks, and t-shirts printed by a great company that does high-quality work, so I promise you're going to love how they turn out.
- My favorite part of this campaign so far has been - hands down - corresponding with backers about their custom characters that will be illustrated and featured in Camp Myth #1. Ideas have been pouring in, and I'm constantly amazed with the creativity and effort that arrives in my inbox. From a lame-legged, gadget-loving centaur, to an easily-frustrated Siren (and everything in between!) There's going to be a ton of fun and variety on display. Jay has been hard at work bringing these characters to life, and he tells me that he's having a blast incorporating all of the feedback. He even promised to send me a sneak preview very soon, so hopefully I'll be able to show it off before the campaign ends. Remember, if you haven't already, there's still time to have your very own camper!
- On the subject of art, I've been in touch with Anne recently, and she's also promised to have an update on the new cover very soon. She says we're all going to love it, and I've yet to find a reason to doubt her so far! :)
- Oh, and since we won't be using this kickstarter page forever, I've also been working with the amazing Anastasia Creatives to build a new home for Camp Myth on the internet. It's still under construction, and I'm waiting on a few more art assets, but www.campmyth.com is up and running. Feel free to drop by and check it out. I'd love to hear some feedback on the design!
- Aside from all that, I've also been... what's that other thing?... Oh yeah, polishing up the actual book :) I was also planning on sleeping at some point, but ultimately decided against it :)
So yeah, the rewards are about to hit production, we've got a website, art is on the way, and the book is looking great. All in all, everything is on schedule, and things are coming together nicely. Not bad, huh?
Again, thank you to everyone for supporting Camp Myth. I couldn't have done this without you, and I'm working extra hard to prove that your support has been well-placed.
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An ebook copy of "Camp Myth #1: Phoenix Watching" in the format of your choice (ePub, PDF, or Mobi).Estimated delivery:
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An ebook copy of Camp Myth #1, plus an autographed and personalized cover postcard.Estimated delivery:
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Just want an ink and paper copy of Camp Myth? No problem! This reward tier is for one personalized softcover and both character art bookmarks - includes shipping.Estimated delivery:
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All of the above, plus a signed and personalized softcover copy of Camp Myth #1 (please add $10 for shipping).Estimated delivery:
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All of the above, plus a camper of the mythic race of your choosing will be featured in one of Jay Camay's chapter-starting illustrations (in which you will also be credited). You will also receive a shout-out in the back of the book.Estimated delivery:
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All of the above, plus an official Camp Myth t-shirt featuring the camp logo. In addition, you can provide a name and description for your illustrated character, and they will have a cameo role in the book. Enroll yourself or a loved one in Camp Myth!Estimated delivery:
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All of the above (ebook, cover postcard, softcover, featured illustration, t-shirt), plus I will also write a short story (between 2,000 - 3,000 words) about your illustrated character attempting to earn the merit badge featured in this book! This story will be featured in all finished copies of Camp Myth #1.Estimated delivery:
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Wow, a backer like you deserves a mythic reward! All of the above (ebook, cover postcard, softcover, featured illustration, t-shirt, custom short story), plus a mythic creature drawn in your likeness (by artist Anne Ballaran) will be featured on the cover of Camp Myth #2! Immortalize yourself or a loved one forever as a creature of legend!Estimated delivery:
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