Here's What We've Been Up To for the Last Month
In the last month, we've been planning the meta stories of the Kaleidocast characters. We've sent payment to all the authors and to all the actors who have recorded audio for us so far. All the artists have been paid for their work as well.
Speaking of artists, I just want to say a little bit about the artists who've helped us visualize Meta-Brooklyn. As I’ve said before, the Kaleidocast is a shared playground where artists, actors, authors, and producers meet to create something new and fun.
Sam J. Miller, author of numerous award winning short stories and his debut novel The Art of Starving. I have the novel and have read his stories. We are collectively upset that he’s this good. He just so happens to be an artist on the sly. He created a piece for his friend and fellow Altered Fluid member Lilah Wild and her story “Wall Flowers.” Here's a piece of the art.
Jennifer Chu, is one of my best friends in the world and the creator of our chibi art. Go to the Kickstarter Post Updates page to listen to my interview with her. The amazing thing is, art is not her day-job! When she wants to do something, she just makes it happen. In this case, it was going to the next level in the art form that has always captured her imagination.
Joshua A.C. Newman is an author, game designer, artist, linguist, thinker. We met at Readercon. He passed me a pamphlet covered with his art that so blew me away, I held on to the pamphlet until I had a project just right for him. And boy does he knock it out of the park. There is no park. It’s just weird, liminal, breathing space.
He is actually in the process of doing a piece for Charlie Charr Zardoz, who bought art at the Mecha-Chancellor level. Here's a little piece of the predator from "Wall Flowers"...
The rest shall be revealed soon enough, but just...whoa. I'm torn between running from the room screaming in self-preservative panic, and getting closer for a better look.
Coming up in the next update, the back stories behind Kaleidocast Season 2. What were the authors thinking of or dealing with as they wrote? We'll tell you all about it.