Every Time I Think We're Done, You Prove Me Wrong Update
We just broke $100,000 in pledges. We have over 2,000 backers.
And once again, I'm left at an utter loss for words.
I think I said it before, but when we started this campaign, Eric, Rick, and I figured we'd be lucky if we got 1000 people behind us, if we managed to clear our goal by the end of the campaign. Here we are with seven days left, and we've knock another Stretch Goal down.
I am delighted to say that we'll be contacting Sterling immediately to commission the maps for the trade. All three of the maps discussed will be included in Vol. I or in The Pocket Guide to the Sphere. These are going to be lovely, professional works, and I really believe it'll enhance the quality and experience of reading these books.
The Pin-Up Artists
We've been a little coy, but talking with Eric and Rick today, we're happy to unveil the full list of contributors who've agreed to render pin-ups for the trade. They are, in no particular order.
- Karl Kerschl (you already knew that, I know).
- Scott Wegener (of Atomic Robo fame).
- Cully Hamner (of too-many-things-to-count-fame).
- Michael Lark (of many-many-things-but-LAZARUS-comes-out-June 26th pre-order-please-fame ;).
- Stephanie Buscema (yes, THAT Steph Buscema).
- Nicola Scott (yes, THAT Nicola Scott).
- Kyle Latino (the ORIGINAL Lady Sabre pin-up artist!).
- Bethany Westmoreland (you might know her as HemiArt).
- Chris Schweizer (who came to us and offered to do a pin-up and of course we said YES).
- Michael Avon Oeming (yes, THAT Michael Oeming).
- Matthew Clark (friend, scholar, Trekker, and collaborator for years).
Additionally, Matthew's original art is now being offered in its own Tier, along with the Style to Which She is Accustomed - Plated.
We are honored to have them with us.
I've been asked this a few times, so I figured I'd explain it as clearly as possible here.
When we began, there was one book. That book was Lady Sabre & The Pirates of the Ineffable Aether, Vol. I.
And then there was The Pocket Guide to the Sphere, by Edwin Windsheer.
And then there was The Annotated Process of Lady Sabre.
If you've pledged at the $20 All Digital, All the Time level, you'll be receiving all three of these books digitally.
If you've pledged at the $30 The Book in Cloth Covers level or higher, you'll be receiving all three of these books digitally and physically.
Basically, if you're getting the trade, you're getting all three books. Like it or not ;)
More tomorrow! We're in the final days, now. Let's see if we can't reach those deck plans!