Incentives Shipping - on to the Final Book!
It has been a busy month since the Kickstarter ended and I wanted to send an update with a big thank you again to all backers- what a great feeling it was to put artwork into production the two incentive pieces, and they've been a useful warm-up for the finished book itself.
INCENTIVE PRINTS AND POSTERS SHIPPED
If you are a backer who pledged the 3rd level on up, one of your incentives - either the Silkscreen Poster* or the Digital Archival Print** has been mailed. The prints both turned out beautifully thanks to the work of some exceptional local printers! I have photos and production details below.
Please Note: if you are expecting an Original Outlier drawing, you have been shipped your Silkscreen Poster but not your Archival Print yet. The Print and Drawing will be shipped to you together in a single envelope in the next phase.
Second Note: a few rigid envelopes containing Archival Prints made it through the USPS in rough shape. If your poster or print arrived damaged in any way, please send me a note through Kickstarter and we’ll get you a new one. (Any backers who turned down incentives are more than welcome to change their minds and let me know as well.)
FINAL STAGES OF LAYOUT - OUTLIERS COMIC
Finishing the second half of the Comic Book is still the biggest task ahead, but its following smoothly in the footsteps of the first. I had a few good, uninterrupted vacation days in January to thumbnail those remaining pages from the script (appropriately, the first half of the book was laid out on a similar break 2 years ago). I also had time to create rough sketches for the Original Outlier drawings for the endpapers of the book.
WHAT’S AHEAD - LOTS OF DRAWING
This month involves finishing the Original Outlier drawings while the final page borders and lettering are prepped before taking on the final inks on the Comic Book (which should be a topic for the next post).
Everything’s off to a wild and wooly start - and I’ll continue to update monthly until the books are shipped. Thanks again for making this project happen.
Production notes: *the silkscreen posters are 3-color prints with a split-fountain technique on the orange orange and green layers (both fading to transparent but in opposite directions). Printed on French Paper Cement Green. **The archival print is a high end Epson art print which employs a vibrant array of archival pigments. It is shipped in a one-color screen printed cardboard envelope. Additional posters and prints are available- please contact me or go to http://outliyrz.etsy.com where I’ve posted the remaining edition numbers.
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OUTLIERS COMIC: one copy of the finished book mailed in a sturdy envelope in the US via USPS. The comics will be produced to the highest standards and printed on quality paper from French Paper Company, Niles, MI. (International orders, please ad $5 or pledge at the next level to cover int'l shipping.)Estimated delivery:
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OUTLIERS COMIC - SIGNED: one copy of the comic signed to you and personalized (or dedicated to someone choose) mailed in a sturdy envelope. The books will be produced to the highest standards and printed on French Paper.Estimated delivery:
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OUTLIERS COMIC & PRINT - you will be mailed one copy of the comic, signed and personalized. This will be shipped flat with a limited edition, full color, signed archival Epson print "Yellow Bus" (approx. 10" x 12").Estimated delivery:
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OUTLIERS COMIC & POSTER - you will receive a full sized, framable, signed, limited edition, poster of The Outliers (mailed in a sturdy tube). You will also be mailed the signed comic in sturdy envelope.Estimated delivery:
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ORIGINAL OUTLIER CREATURE DRAWING, SIGNED COMIC, PRINT & POSTER: You describe the creature that's haunted your imagination, and I'll try to give it a face (if it has one). It will be printed in the endpapers of the comic and the original drawing will be sent to you. Since your creature appears in the book, you will receive 12 copies of the book to give your friends.Estimated delivery:
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It was brought to my attention that a typo leaves the $100 and $150 pledge essentially the same (which is good news to the $100 pledges). SO --- UPDATE: ORIGINAL OUTLIER CREATURE DRAWING, SIGNED COMIC, PRINT & POSTER - PLUS one limited edition, two-sided, screen printed 'zine The Kirby Machine, originally produced for Owl & Lion Gallery in Edinburgh UK. Choose between a flat or folded version. (This will also be added to those $150s already purchased).Estimated delivery:
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ORIGINAL OUTLIER CREATURE DRAWING, SIGNED COMIC, PRINT & POSTER - you send me brief describe a monster on the periphery of human consciousness, and I'll try to give it a face (if it has one). It will be printed in the endpapers of the comic and the original drawing is yours to keep. Since your creature appears in the book, you will receive 10 copies of the book to give your friends.Estimated delivery:
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ORIGINAL ART PAGE (OR DRAWING FROM BOOK) CUSTOM CREATURE DRAWING, SIGNED OUTLIERS COMIC, PRINT & POSTER - You will receive all the above rewards, plus an original page or drawing from the book. I will post the available full pages and/or drawings that appear in the book and email backers to select the art they like on a first come first serve basis.Estimated delivery:
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EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/ WOODLAND RESEARCHER CREDIT - I would love to take a woodland research excursion and retrace some Bigfoot sightings in the old growth or discover a new one. I'm researching potential "legitimate" destinations tours along the to the Pacific North West coast. If you'll Executive Produce this book I'll set up the excursion and we'll meet in the closest major city this Spring. (TBD: possibly 1-2 days, rustic individual accommodations, but it should include research, sketching, beer and comicology- maybe even tie in with Stumptown Comics Fest). You will also appear in the finished comic book, and as Executive Producer, you'll get two original art pieces (first pick), up to 10 each posters and prints as well as up to 150 printed comics to give your friends. Est. Delivery: June 2012Estimated delivery:
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