A Special New Project: Inklings Prints by James A. Owen!
A couple of years ago, I was approached by my good friend Diana Glyer to illustrate her book BANDERSNATCH: C.S. LEWIS, J.R.R. TOLKIEN, AND THE CREATIVE COLLABORATION OF THE INKLINGS.... Read more
The Kickstarter for the new Imaginarium Geographica book, THE DRAGON KNIGHT, is counting down! Don't miss out on getting this beautiful new hardcover filled with NEW stories and art by... Read more
Success! THE DRAGON KNIGHT book will happen!
Thanks to all of my great readers, the eighth Imaginarium Geographica book, THE DRAGON KNIGHT, is going to happen! If you like my art and stories, it's worth taking a... Read more
A NEW illustrated YA fantasy by James A. Owen!
Those of you who enjoyed the massive Essential StarChild hardcover may also be aware of the illustrated series of YA fantasy novels James wrote, The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica,... Read more
The Stories Behind StarChild & The Works of James A. Owen
The Meditations Kickstarter has 236 backers and just 30 hours left to run to raise $1922 in order to be fully funded. Four days ago, we were only 51% funded.... Read more
New Awesome Rewards For The Meditations Kickstarter!
Due to popular demand, we have added THREE new additional reward options to the Meditations Kickstarter!
The Bonus Zen Over The Airwaves Pledge , which includes a second individualized mentoring... Read more
A Call To Action
Ten days. We have ten days to make something extraordinary happen. It's a big challenge, but it is ABSOLUTELY DOABLE. It can be done, but I need your help to... Read more
The Mediations Trilogy – new Skype Mentoring rewards, Collector rewards, and signed book/sketch options!
We've just added an AWESOME set of new rewards for backers of my Meditations Trilogy, including some tailored for schools, individuals, collectors, and more. Scroll through the options and have... Read more
My Manifestos for Creativity – Now With A Working Link!
The link on the previous update was a bit wonky. Here's one that should work:
My Manifestos for Creativity
I'm running a Kickstarter project to publish a hardcover set of my three books in the Meditations series: DRAWING OUT THE DRAGONS, which many people have also seen and enjoyed... Read more
For fans of StarChild and other works by James A. Owen
StarChild was my first great work in comics; the Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica was my first great series in fantasy fiction. But the book called Drawing out the Dragons... Read more
Something of interest to StarChild fans
This is something I've looked forward to doing for a very, very long time: a return to periodicals; a chance to share my working process with my fans; an opportunity... Read more
The Coloring Book Trio Is At 72%!!!
The ALL THE COLORS OF MAGIC coloring book trio Kickstarter only has $665 to go to be 3/4ths funded. Thanks so much for all of you who have supported this... Read more
Pushing Towards The Three-Quarter Mark...
Medea and the Giants – one of my favorite illustrations from the new trio of ALL THE COLORS OF MAGIC coloring books. Can't WAIT to see people color this! Only... Read more
I think anything is possible in eight days.
I created the entirety of the comic book STARCHILD #8 in just eight days – pencils, inks, lettering, and a painted cover,... Read more
New Coloring Book Benchmarks!
The Kickstarter for the new trio of coloring books is at the 2/3rds point in the campaign, and is only $1035 away from being 2/3rds funded, and only 32 backers... Read more
Eating A Dragon
To paraphrase the old joke about eating elephants: "How do you eat a Dragon? Easy – one bite at a time." That's how you tackle big goals with big challenges,... Read more
A Special New Bonus Pledge For The New Coloring Book Kickstarter!
I've gotten several requests from fans and collectors asking if I would consider adding some kind of Art Pledge level to the new coloring book Kickstarter, currently in progress. The... Read more
More Colors Of Magic!
Ladies and gentlemen, I'm very pleased to announce my newest project: the Kickstarter campaign for ALL THE COLORS OF MAGIC, volumes II, III, and IV: More Coloring Books For All... Read more
Drawings & Dragons
We're adding a surprise stretch goal to the ALL THE COLORS OF MAGIC Coloring Book Kickstarter, and as backers of my other big illustrated work, we wanted to share this... Read more
New Kickstarter Project – ALL THE COLORS OF MAGIC
The last bits and pieces of the huge project that was the StarChild Kickstarter are finally being wrapped up. I have the last few commissioned pieces to finish; a few... Read more
PDF Editions Now Available To Purchase!
We have heard from a lot of you that you love the production values in the books, and want to keep them as pristine as possible, but that you also... Read more
Cleanup Shipping & The PDF
Hey everybody —
I just wanted to let you know that we've gotten the notes from some of you who have had shipping concerns and/or issues, or missing items, and... Read more
The Update We've All Been Waiting For
The short version: it's DONE. All the books that can be shipped have been shipped.
The slightly longer version: it's finally, thankfully, gratefully, mercifully DONE. All the books that can... Read more
Important Update for $100 backers and above.
In a rush to get the books out a quickly as possible I made a mistake. I made a list of all the people who had volunteered for... Read more
We're Good To Go!
The volunteer list for the slightly damaged slipcases and the best of the badly damaged slipcases is WAY oversubscribed, and the lists are closed! THANK YOU ALLso much for... Read more
Slipcase & Shipping Update, and an Important Request
I said this update would be posted Friday, but a nasty stomach virus flattened me all weekend. I still have a fever, but the good news is awesome and you... Read more
Color plates / sketches update
All of the tipped-in color plates are on the signature pages, and they look like this:
And the head sketches I'm doing in the upper tier books came out to... Read more
Awesome Progress Reports!
Awesome Progress Report #1: All of the books for backer rewards have been signed and remarqued with floating leaves on the signature/limitation page. It took a few marathon days, but... Read more
A Short, Sweet, Awesome Update
The books pictured here are from the first two cartons of several tons of books that just arrived to take up a temporary residence here at the Studio. The slipcases... Read more
Those beautiful books...
...are finally on their way here.
After the last update, with the photos of the first copies of the books, I was hoping to post another update — and respond... Read more
Books Printed and Approved!
I have in hand two copies of the actual slip-cased The 20th Anniversary Nearly Complete Essential StarChild. They are awesome, as you can see:
Now that the physical book has... Read more
As of today, all of the domestic non-book rewards (other than the TwoPenny Inn coin) for all tiers of support have shipped.
And I wanted to thank you again for... Read more
Unbound Pages Have Arrived
What a printed (but not yet trimmed and bound) copy of a spider-whomping* book looks like. :)
Your friend in moxie,
* Force of habit carryover term I learned... Read more
Timing & Priorities
Hey everyone -
James here. I just made a hefty decision about something, and decided that all of you deserved to know the news first.
I had announced three major... Read more
What's Coming Next!
First, regarding the shipping of all the extra rewards:
There was a comment about the order the rewards were shipped, and we wanted to address that for everyone who wondered... Read more
SHORT, TO THE POINT, AND OH SO SWEET
The massively awesome, awesomely massive StarChild book is finally, officially, going on the presses - either tonight, or tomorrow, which means you can expect more production updates and in-progress photos... Read more
THE COLOR PLATES ARE HERE!
The color tip-in plates for the signature pages have arrived, and we're thrilled with the quality of work Cox Printing in Mesa, AZ has done on these (and the rest... Read more
Packages Shipping & Signed Off Proofs
I'm signing ALL TEH STUFFS, and we're getting more packages packed and shipped as quickly as we can! More good stuff coming! And we FINALLY signed off on the proofs... Read more
Good Things Coming
After a couple of months getting through, around, and over a bad bout with pneumonia, I'm back in the Studio full time and getting caught up on everything.
By now,... Read more
Did You Get Your PDF?
Hi everyone, Heidi here.
Just wanted to ask that if you were supposed to receive an email with a link to the PDF version of the StarChild Book (pledge levels... Read more
Printer's Proof Pic
We're making the last few changes - minor stuff - then are ready to sign off on the printer's proof!
Poster and Chapbook Update
I've picked up the other two big reward premiums from the printer: the Mythopolis posters and the Hobblesmith chapbooks. Once I get everything signed, we'll announce when the first packages... Read more
Many, Many, Many Mini-prints
A quick status report: I'm signing a gazillion miniprints, and picking up the Mythopolis posters and Hobblesmith chapbooks on Monday. Shipping update on all these and a big production update... Read more
New Printer, New Poster, Hobblesmith Cover
New Printer:In the last Update, I had posted that delivery of the massive StarChild hardcovers would still be a few months out because we were printing the books in... Read more
A StarChild Kickstarter Update In Three Parts
Okay, there's a lot to cover, so I've broken down the info into three mostly-bite-sized bits, one for each main item I wanted to cover. (And I thought this would... Read more
StarChild Survey Time!
My name is Heidi and I'm helping James with the StarChild Kickstarter. Just wanted to let you know you'll be receiving a survey from Kickstarter to your email boxes this... Read more
Slipcase Sneak Peek
A little weekend treat for those of you looking forward to the special Spider-Whomping Essential StarChild book: a look at how the foil stamping on the slipcase is going to... Read more
All Good Things Do Happen
The printed extras are starting to come in; the coin is about to go to press; art prints are being printed; and the book is nearly ready to go to... Read more
Prepress Cleanup is Nearly Complete!
My main man Jeremy will be completing the cleanup work on the last of the StarChild story pages today or tomorrow, then we'll be doing new scans of the ancillary... Read more
Regarding Awesome Progress
The majority of the comics story pages — around 500 or so — were rescanned from the originals last year via painstaking process using an old, slow (but quality) scanner... Read more
The Funding Complete Update
$59,200. 329% of goal. Old school print fans, new school digital fans, and wonderful friends from all over the globe just created an extraordinary happening for the StarChild Kickstarter —... Read more
The Case At Hand
We made the final stretch goal last night around elevenish, and I planned on doing a big "We did it!" update for this morning — but, I woke up and... Read more
$54K Stretch Goal Details
When we reach the $54k stretch goal on the StarChild Kickstarter, here's what we're adding. It's something I'm borrowing from the books of my friend Gary Gianni, and I think... Read more
Tuppence It Is
We just past the $42k mark, so ALL pledge levels will receive a Backer-exclusive laser-etched TwoPenny Inn tuppence coin. It's the last few days until the StarChild Kickstarter ends on... Read more
About that Slipcase Stretch Goal ...
I'm a big fan of delivering more than was expected.
And a lot of people are crossing their fingers that we reach the $48k level so that I can do... Read more
Otherwise It Wouldn't Be A Hat Trick
The original Hat Trick Pledge (the level where you get a sketched-in hardcover AND the backer-exclusive print) sold out quickly.
The second Hat Trick Pledge has now also sold out.... Read more
ANOTHER Stretch Goal Achieved!
$33,000! Thank you, everyone — this one is for fun. When I sign books, I often draw in little maple leaves drifting down the page. Just something extra to make... Read more
THIRD Stretch Goal Achieved!!!
In a Facebook post earlier today I mentioned how the last time I tried to relist the Essential StarChild trades, the distributor declined to list them, saying they'd already been... Read more
Two Reward Additions!
First, I'm adding something extraordinary for Backer at the $100 Pledge level and higher: of the hardcovers that contain an original head sketch (Libri Fresco, all Hat Tricks, Überfan, and... Read more
As of this moment, the StarChild Kickstarter is 150% funded; the second stretch goal has been reached; we still have 22 full days to go. That's a hell of a... Read more
Adding A Second Copy
There have been several requests for a way to receive a second hardcover of The Twentieth Anniversary Nearly Complete Essential StarChild, and we've worked out a solution — add $45... Read more
STRETCH GOALS ADDED!!!
...And they are wickedawesome! New things for EVERYONE, extra special stuff for increased pledges and more! Go have a look, and I promise, we'll keep making this book more... Read more
We're working on putting together some stretch goals with some awesome Extra Rewards and cool additions to the spider-whomping StarChild book... But you people have already pushed it past the... Read more
Three days. 101% and still climbing. And twenty-seven days left to go in the Kickstarter Campaign to make the most extraordinary edition possible of the Twentieth Century Nearly Complete Essential... Read more
A "Holy Cow!" Update
After barely seventy hours, the Kickstarter Campaign for the Twentieth Anniversary Nearly Complete Essential StarChild Book is now 96% funded. If it reaches the finish line in the next TWO... Read more