More Artwork, New Stretch Goal Author, and a Project You Must Visit!
Well, we're just past the half-way point on the Kickstarter, and we're less than $150 away from the next stretch goal! We've also just passed 400 backers. You guys are really making this thing rock!
We've got some really interesting updates for you tonight, so, without further delay, here it goes:
1. John Kovalic Joins HEROES!
We're excited to announce that John Kovalic has joined HEROES! as a stretch goal author at the $14,000 level.
John has been writing and drawing in the gaming industry professionally for 20 years, now. He is best known for the comic strip Dork Tower, and for his illustration of games including Apples to Apples and Munchkin. John's latest project include games such as ROFL! and Double Feature (Cryptozoic). When not writing or drawing, John's spending every minute possible with his wife and daughter. You can find out more about John by visiting www.dorktower.com, or plying him with craft beer.
2. Kiley's Purple Hat (This Book Needs to Happen!)
As a casual look at our profile will tell you, we back a lot of projects here at Silence in the Library. Every one of those projects was backed because someone here in the Silence in the Library family thought it was special in some way. Maybe it was a publishing project enhancing diversity, or the art was beautiful, or it was a project for some young author just getting a start, or maybe it was just cool.
Well, we love Kiley's Purple Hat because it is special in many ways. This is a book that helps children discover their creativity and teaches them that their own unique brand of expression is worthwhile. It emphasizes the importance of family and interaction in the development of children. It highlights the fact that you don't have to look a certain way or be a particular gender to have value. It provides a central character who can be a role model for all children.
We spent a lot of time speaking to and getting to know the folks over at OSAAT Entertainment (the creators of the project), and they're really decent people who want to create a beautiful product that sends a positive message. Kiley's Purple Hat seems like exactly the type of thing that we want to see out there. They're about two weeks away from the end of their Kickstarter, and at about 40% funding. Please go out there and take a look at this project. We believe you'll be glad you did.
You can find it at this link (or by clicking on the image above)
3. More Art from Mark Dos Santos
As promised, we have some more preliminary art from Mark Dos Santos. We should have some fully colored works for you in the day or two. We hope you enjoy it, and we thank you once again for making HEROES! such a success.