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$875 pledged of $5,500 goal
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You probably could already tell, but...

To be honest up front, this is not a post I’d hoped to have to write. When this campaign first launched, I’d hoped that we’d meet our goal. I even had dreams that we might exceed it and get to some of those stretches. Even down to the last days, I’d hoped there’d be a late surge in pledging, that word-of-mouth would finally get around, that perhaps a few very generous people with deep pockets would take an interest in this project.

Alas, that did not happen. AngelDemon has not successfully funded. I’ve had a few theories why, and had some floated to me. Maybe it was a bad time of year to launch a Kickstarter campaign. Maybe I just couldn’t get my message out to get as many (or the right) eyeballs on the project as were needed. Maybe I’m just offering a product that not enough people want (I hope it’s not that, but that is a real possibility).

So, AngelDemon will not be going into production right now. It is still my every hope to get it made somehow, and to do so sooner rather than later. But without the funding this campaign would have provided, I don’t know exactly when that’s going to be, or how I’m going to make it happen. But I feel I’ve already put too much effort into laying the foundation for this book to simply abandon it. It’s a story I still believe in, and one that I believe there is an audience for. San Espina is a great collaborator, so when this book finally does happen, I very much look forward to working with him again.

I would be remiss if I did not thank all of the people who tried so hard to make this project a success. Thank you to everyone who did pledge. Thank you to everyone who wanted to but couldn’t, for whatever reason. Thank you to everyone who liked, favorite, shared, and retweeted the many messages about this campaign. Thank you especially to Eric and Brooke Shelley, whose generosity made the finished line art seen on the campaign page possible. I promise that won’t be going to waste.

As I said, I fully intend that AngelDemon will eventually see the light of day as a finished book, and when that day comes, I know you’ll all be there to share in that joy with me. I’ll be doing my best to keep updates coming through my Twitter account (@HeroJamesLynch), our Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/304179068342/), our official website (herouniversecomics.com), and of course right here. It will definitely be slow going at first, but I hope you’ll all stick around to offer the same invaluable support that you already have.

First Two Pages

Okay, so what could be bigger and better than seeing rough cover layouts? Okay, seeing finished covers, yeah, but we don't have those. What do we have here for your enjoyment? How about two, count 'em two, brand new pages from the book, fully colored and lettered?

Because that's what we've got. While we haven't been able to get San to do any more art for the book just yet (he's a pro artist which means 1) he needs to get paid for his contributions and  2) he's working on other projects right now. The guy's a workhorse, what can I say? It's one of the things I love about him. That, and his mad penciling skills), the first two pages of the book didn't actually require any line work. They take place somewhere very dark, the same place that maybe a certain Demon hails from.

These are the first two pages of the book. The pencil art you see on the project page starts with page 3.

Enjoy, and please, if you've been waiting to contribute, now's the time. There's only a week left, and we're going to need a big push to have any chance of making this.

AngelDemon page 1
AngelDemon page 1
AngelDemon page 2
AngelDemon page 2

Cover designs

This is our biggest update yet. Literally. I mean, look at that. TWO images on this one.

Here we have the two cover layouts for the softcover version of AngelDemon. The hardcover may or may not have the same cover image. That's not yet been decided. What we do have here is two cover images. The intent is to have one image on each side of the book (front and back):

AngelDemon cover rough
AngelDemon cover rough
DemonAngel cover rough
DemonAngel cover rough

Please keep in mind that these are VERY rough early sketches, meant to show cover layout, figure placement, and color flatting. The actual covers will be much more polished. Nothing is final. Especially not the colors on Angelique. If you hadn't noticed, there have been a lot of options considered for her coloring.

What's the t-shirt going to look like?

We have here a mock-up of what the potential backer t-shirt is going to look like, should anyone choose to pledge at a level that gets them one of these bad boys. Look at that. It's got places for your head and arms and everything.

 The final design could change a little bit.

Sorry about the lack of updates

Seriously, I never meant to let it go this long. I started a new job last week, and then this weekend my brother got married.

More updates are coming, but I'll start slow. AngelDemon takes place in Milwaukee, WI, and there's a church featured. That church will be based upon the church I went to in high school, Our Savior's Lutheran at 35th and Wisconsin Ave.

Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Milwaukee, WI
Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Milwaukee, WI