Less than 24 hours to get the companion volume to your book!
I hate to bug you, but it would break my heart if some of you who would want volume 2 didn't get a volume 2! With apologies if I'm your... Read more
New Add-On: Director's Audio Commentary for Sketchbook Volume 1 and 2!
(Dear Volume 1 backer, this is for the Volume 2 campaign, but it's something many previous backers will want to consider. If you haven't pledged for volume 2 yet, this... Read more
Last 8 Days of Volume 2 campaign
Look, I know this is tacky to hit up my old donors for a new project, but I'm going to feel really bad if all of my original backers for... Read more
Announcing the Sketchbook Archives Volume 2!
All of you are my kind of people, and you've given so much to me, and been so cool about this whole project that I'm inspired to make another! If... Read more
My Final Shipment of Books
My previous shipment of late deliveries went out on July 3rd and my final shipment will go out this Monday, July 29th... then I will no longer ship any Sketchbook... Read more
22 Books in the Mail!
Hello patient and generous backers!
I've addressed 22 books that will ship out tomorrow. There are still a few stragglers where we were unsure of if the books are missing... Read more
$18,000.00 Shipping Charge
The Beloved Mrs. TenNapel gave me our Endicia shipping bill for May and it was EIGHTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS! That was for my first pass at the 300 non-USA book shipping.... Read more
The Last 8 Book Problems (And more commissions announced)
The nature of any Kickstarter campaign is that the very end is going to be dealing with shipments-gone-wrong. I'm down to the last 8 problems and some, for instance, deal... Read more
All books on all tiers went out.
I just sent the last big shipment of books to all of the international donors! That means most of my work is done. THere's still a few donors I'm trying... Read more
The last chance to get 1 of 100 Sketchbook Archives
Search for ARMIKROG on Kickstarter and go to the $130 tier. Donating to this tier is the only way to get them. (for those of you who already bought them,... Read more
$60 international donor level completed
Last night we got through shipping just over 40 book shipments! We should be able to get through another tier or two today, so it looks good for having all... Read more
Getting Down To The End (with a major screw-up)
We shipped 100 international books out yesterday, and about 200 the day before. So we've got about 150 left to go, and I will get through all of those next... Read more
International: Up Through $40 Tier Ready to Ship!
We've been working hard on this end and it's been a BLAST! Now that I've got my head around the international shipping it's not at all as daunting. I've got... Read more
The Truth About International Shipping
With invaluable help from the Beloved Mrs. TenNapel, we labeled nearly all of the international books for the $25 tier. We set them to ship out on Wednesday... Monday is... Read more
A Call For the Lost!
I've shipped all of the USA books today! You should get them all by next Friday, so if you're from the USA and you don't have your book, you need... Read more
All but one tier (USA ONLY) delivered today!
With a little help from the Beloved Mrs. TenNapel and the 4 kids I banged through shipping all of the USA donors in every tier but the $230 11 x... Read more
8 of the top Tiers (USA only) are mailed!
I mailed off the books for the $400 Vanity Bundle and up today. Not a lot of people, all but one from the USA so it was easy to knock... Read more
Back to work mailing $163 tier and up!
I just got back from vacation so the last two weeks I haven't mailed any books. I'll be starting again tomorrow doing the USA only shipping for books from the... Read more
900 books mailed... now it's YOUR turn!
I've gotten hundreds of great, personal thank yous, and even one furious donor who didn't like my shipping methods. But good or bad, I want you give back to the... Read more
Tonight I got through shipping the "Generous Friend Package" which is the $63 pledge tier.
That means nearly all of the USA orders from $63 and lower have been fulfilled,... Read more
For some of you, this book is going to be laaaate!
The amazing Ben Kreis (editor of the Sketchbook Archives) drove his family (5 kids!) over from Kansas and joined my family in helping ship books. This was a herculean task,... Read more
Packing Party with the USPS guy!
Let's see, I mailed 85 books yesterday and 135 books today. Another 100 will go out Monday. If I can get 200 out on Tuesday, then another 200 out for... Read more
YOUR books are at my house!
9 pallets got delivered to my garage. That's only a month late. I'm going to start slow delivering these, training myself the whole time on how to be a mail... Read more
Buying 1700 Various Envelopes
Because I have to mail most of my Sketchbook Archive separate from the bookmarks, post card, magnet, and commissions (at least for the USA) I had to buy a bunch... Read more
Leather Cover Sample!
Lookie what I got in the mail this morning! This is a sample cover that features the bonded leather and spine ribbing we're using and it has the gold stamping.... Read more
Doug TenNapel Kickstarter Commish Group
Here's the group photo as promised. Tell your friends if you got one! (I didn't include the three Five Iron Frenzy oil paintings because they're still drying and I didn't... Read more
Delays Expected... with apologies
Greetings Sketchbook supporters! I'm looking at the printing time for the Sketchbook Archives and it looks like we're going to be shipping about a month late. I originally planned on... Read more
Catscratch Commish+ a shameless plug for Rifftrax Kickstarter
Below are a few Catscratch commissions I did for The Sketchbook Archives and I'm excited to announce that my pal Mike Nelson and Co. are doing a Kickstarter for Rifftrax!... Read more
Kickstarter Earthworm Jim Commish
I had a ton of commissions to do, so I pre-drew 3 poses and traced the basic proportions across a number of pages. At the inking stage, the works... Read more
Doug TenNapel Kickstarter Commission - Kimono
I botched that Princess What's Her Name post so bad I'm posting this as an apology:
Kickstarter Commissions: Princess What's Her Name
I'll be posting a bunch of these commissions in the coming weeks:
Princess What's Her Name commission: http://tennapel.wordpress.com/2013/02/18/doug-tennapel-kickstarter-commissions/
I will be scanning each one just in case something really bad... Read more
Spider Man Commission.. sort of
One person requested a Spiderman Drawing. I was already working on this one so I thought I'd do a wash on it and hand it to one of my KS... Read more
Leather Hardcover Sent from the Printer!
I got this beautiful sample of our book from the printer this morning! The leather I picked is a rich, chocolate brown, and the binding is sturdy, made to last... Read more
Some of you aren't just donors, but are project creators yourself. Here's some advice I have for others who want to make a Kickstarter project:
We're still doing great... Read more
Bad News, Good News!
The bad news is that the printer said that with the up and coming Chinese New Year celebration, that the book will likely ship to me late. They're missing their... Read more
Here's How Non-Kickstarters can order the book...
I've had over 100 requests from people who missed the Kickstarter campaign but still want the leather bound Doug TenNapel Sketchbook Archives. Here's how you can get them, but you've... Read more
I got the proofs back from the printer. They look fantastic, which means they've got the positioning and color balance right on the work Ben Kreis (the editor) submitted. We'll... Read more
Off to the Printer!
We just submitted the complete Sketchbook Archives to the printer! What a relief... I crammed in a few last minute oil paintings. Now on to the commissions!
I've been working... Read more
Getting Ready to Ship the Sketchbook Archives Resources to the Printer!
We've got the whole book put together. Editor Ben Kreis has been burning it at both ends to make sure we hit our April deadline of delivery. Now we... Read more
Prepping the Archives for Print!
Ben and I have a deadline of this weekend to submit the book to the printer in order to guarantee an April delivery to you. We have just a few... Read more
Your Name in the Book!
All of the donors who gave at a tier with a "your name mentioned in the book" need to look at the list below. If your name is good, then... Read more
Portraits for Vanity Bundle complete!
Most of you haven't received a survey request from me yet even though I might owe you a commission. That's because I have other pressing commissions to do that are... Read more
The Book is 80% complete!
I spent a couple of hours with the book designer Ben Kreis... he's working out of Kansas and has put together most of the book so far based on my... Read more
Doug TenNapel Art on auction!
As I've said before, we delivered some of the upper tier prizes which included a Klaymen sketch... and now the donor already has it up for auction! Look, I assume... Read more
Sorry for the lack of Communication!
Hello my sketchbook people!
I'm swamped doing a bunch of freelance that I put off during the Kickstarter campaign! Hold tight, and we'll get you some news in a week... Read more
Tweet from my designer Ben Kreis...
"Took 37.75 hours to scan 1,121 pages from 37 sketchbooks. Next: Start putting the @TenNapel Sketchbook Archives together...but first sleep."
All of the sketches have been scanned, and now we're... Read more
Collecting your funding now!
Hello Sketchbook Archives collectors!
Kickstarter is charging your card and Amazon accounts and I can see all of the donations dumping into my Amazon account. It's held for 30 days,... Read more
Final 24 Hours!
My favorite part of this campaign ending is that I won't be obsessively checking the Kickstarter campaign about 1,000 times a day! This has been an amazing experience, and you've... Read more
Final 48 hours!
I anticipate I'll be doing a cannonball in my suit this afternoon! Thanks again for stepping up, the last 24 hours of donors just blew my mind. I'm looking forward... Read more
Final 48 hours = incredible stretch goal!
Just to help push things along, take a look at what I did to the stretch goals... I collapsed the final three into a lower, and reachable 95k stretch goal:... Read more
My Dance Card is All Filled Up!
The tiers that involve commissions for original ink drawings are getting filled up. There's a lot of man hours in that task, though I'm looking forward to it because it's... Read more
The Last Three Days!
We just hit the 81k mark and I think we can do 85k before this is all finished. We can get yet another 16 pages added to the book, making... Read more
Lowering the highest donor tier prices
We're getting down to the last four days of the campaign and I hope to keep the momentum up all the way to the end! We're still scanning sketchbooks, how... Read more
74k reached! New collector's tiers available!
First of all, thank you. You're all helping me buff this book out to include color, and soon, more pages!
Second of all, here's a making of movie by the... Read more
This marks the internal goal I was hoping for... mostly because my printer wouldn't take me seriously unless I proposed a 1,000 book run at a minimum!
I hope we... Read more
Nobody can afford this, but I just added one complete, original sketchbook to the 10k donor reward! Own history.
I cleaned the garage... and found 10 more sketchbooks!
Thank you Sketchbook Archives collectors! We just dinged over 60k and I'm thankful about what you've done and excited about where we're going! Less than two weeks to go, and... Read more
Update: Full list of Stretch Goals!
Your response has been overwhelming, but I'm trying to fight off the malaise by continuing to push for a better book! You've all been spreading the word, and it's working... Read more
Choosing the Right Method for Sketch Inclusion
Howdy Sketchbook supporters!
I've been busy putting post-it notes on the pages I want scanned. After going through just half of my sketchbooks, I'm well over 250 images! By the... Read more
Crashed through 48k! This project mentioned at Comic Book Resources!
We just knocked through 48k... you're all still amazing, and I'm still stacking up commission requests! I love it!
Here's some great ink (pixels?) I got at Comic Book Resources.... Read more
Update: over 46k!
We've crossed the big bad thresh-hold and still going strong! Some of you don't know me, some are close friends and old co-workers, but all of you have made me... Read more
39k and counting!
Thanks again for your support of this dream-come-true project! In this update, I've included new pledge tiers. They're big ticket items, and I don't want to disparage any of the... Read more
30k stretch goal unlocked!
Thank you all for making this book possible! I've added a few stretch goals and reward tiers below. Make sure you tell your friends about this campaign, because the more... Read more
Fully Funded (and then some) at $20,325!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! You've just this old man's day. I've devoted most of my life to creating art, and I'm not used to relying on others to... Read more