Angelarium is an endlessly expanding collection of artwork depicting the divine order. The core of it is an illustration series that I've been working on for over twelve years. This is the second book in the series and is the largest collection of work from the project to date.
This is a story of the angelic order known as the Watchers that came down to earth to teach mankind. Despite their good intentions, they brought a down a catastrophe that completely destroyed their lineage. I've built upon the scraps of myth that surround these fallen angels to create original stories and illustrations that illuminate their epic tragedy.
The final book will be at least 92 pages worth of art, short stories and poems making it at least twice the content of the first book. It will be printed with a 9"x12" hard bound cover and dust jacket so that makes a matching set with Angelarium: Book of Emanations.
The central figures of this book are the Chiefs of Tens. They are the twenty most powerful members of the angelic host and lead the hundreds of Watchers who've made their new home on earth. Each one is corrupted in their own way and through their downfall, they come to embody the opposite of what once made them great. You can see illustrations for all twenty of them on the official website here along with the rest of the project: www.angelarium.net
In addition to the book, I've created a number of complimentary items for fans that want something extra but also because I really enjoy making them. The sktchbooks, cards and coins exist because I love those sorts of things, so I created them to share with you.
- Sketchbook - See the thoughts behind the work. This comprehensive companion book contains a complete collection of process drawings from the Book of Watchers.
- Challenge Coin - This totem for the project is a Kickstarter exclusive. Solid metal with embossed designs by Eli Minaya.
- Collectible Cards - An expansion of the first set released last year, this pack includes the names and writing from all 20 watchers in additional to alternate art for several angels.
- 8" x 10" Prints - Many of the these packages include affordable luster prints done to the same loving quality is their larger counterparts.
Many of the most popular Watchers prints are sold out online. However, I am making my prints of them available as part of this print portfolio. All twenty 12"x18" Watcher prints are included, signed and delivered inside a custom gold and black portfolio.
There are 12"x18" prints of the Seraphim and Emanations are just like the ones I sell at conventions. Everyone who backs this campaign will have access to the opportunity to purchase these prints online for a limited time. This is one of the only times I will ever make these available outside of an in-person appearance.
Conventions prints will be sold through a secret part of the Angelarium store that will be linked to from a private update just for backers. There is no need to include additional funds as part of the campaign in order get them and they will be shipping far in advance of the rewards associated with the book.
Limited Edition Prints
There are no Limited Edition prints on offer through this campaign because they are actively for sale on the Angelarium.net store. They usually take between 1-5 business days to ship from my studio.
If you would like to combine tiers or purchase multiple copies of a tier, you may increase your pledge to cover the total amount of them added together. After the campaign ends, we will reach out to anyone with extra funds pledged to survey them about what additional rewards they are interested in. If you are interested in the first book in the series the complete Book of Emanations collection is currently available on Angelarium.net and usually ships within 1-3 business days.
Risks and challenges
The most complicated reward packages took nearly a full year to arrive to their backers last campaign. That's never the plan but sometimes unforeseen delays creep in. As delays unfold, I promise to keep backers informed as to their cause and what the revised schedule looks like. One of the team members or I will be addressing customer service issues throughout the process.
While it's possible that the books themselves will see delays of weeks or months beyond the estimated delivery date, most of the other items from the collection are comparatively easy for me to produce and shouldn't contribute to any additional delays. My hope is that the experiences from the first book will yield an increased delivery time across the board.
It must be noted that many of the delays that I've experienced with other campaigns involve blizzards, flooding, Chinese holidays, convention schedules and other events outside my control. If everything goes completely without incident, I would be surprised. So, the best I can do is make estimates and a promise to do my best to make this go as smoothly as possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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