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Across the month of October, Richard Pace created 31 darkly erotic pen and ink drawings worthy of being collected into a book.
Across the month of October, Richard Pace created 31 darkly erotic pen and ink drawings worthy of being collected into a book.
100 backers pledged CA$ 7,295 to help bring this project to life.

Where things are!

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Long overdue, I know, but I first want to say everything is on schedule for the May reward period.

Now, some visual updates:

Respite - Colour
Respite - Colour
Innsmouth Look - colour
Innsmouth Look - colour
Hang's a Tale - colour
Hang's a Tale - colour
Last Drawing - colour
Last Drawing - colour

 The above were done almost immediately after the Kickstarter campaign ended.  I think I mentioned during the campaign I was surprised about how much the last 10 days or so were almost all-consuming, which meant the end heralded a flood of deadline crunches  on other work, which was handled, but it dragged into the December power outtage (Toronto went through a bit of winter) and Christmas, which ended up creating more time spent catching up on this and other assignments.  I think I got back on track by the end of January, while trying to make a too large update video, showing progress on both the book and the comic.  During my editing I managed to corrupt the files beyond use.  Still not sure what I did there -- which is probably part of the reason I was able to ruin it.  

In this time I completed three covers and started a fourth, all of which I rejected for various reasons.  The fifth one was the charm, and here it is:

Midnight Harvest Cover
Midnight Harvest Cover

This will, of course, be an option for those who chose prints.

The comic is pencilled, partly inked, so everything is on schedule to be sent to the printer by the end of the month.  Assuming there are no surprises, we are moving along nicely.

Not certain how to approach sharing any of the comic work -- I don't want to spoil the story, but I do want to show some of it off.  I might just share the completed first page (maybe even a process of pencils, inks, colours and letters) or do a collage of panels.  Have to think about it -- feedback is more than welcome.

Once everything if off to the printer, I'll be sending out the survey so I can start running the prints,  doing the commissions and prepping the envelopes and packages to speed up the delivery process.

I was initially planning in January to set up a means for backers to obtain some of the unclaimed rewards from the campaign.  I backed off of that as I had concerns it might become a hindrance to completing the project on time.  Now I think April might be better.  Feedback on any preferences toward this would be welcome as well.

Hope you like what I've shared today!  

~Richard

(drawer of scary naked women)

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    1. Dreaming City Books (Jim Kirkland Pub.)
      Superbacker
      on September 3, 2014

      Any word on book deliveries? May has come and gone.

    2. SilentInAWay
      Superbacker
      on March 31, 2014

      Ha -- At the end of my previous message is a fragment from a sentence that I apparently rewrote. I didn't notice it when I posted (it was beneath the fold). No harm, no foul -- just stop reading at "flesh".

    3. SilentInAWay
      Superbacker
      on March 31, 2014

      I realize that this feedback is probably too late to be of use, but I'm not a fan of your final choice of cover -- it doesn't (for me) match the style of the prints in the book. It would make a great cover for a volume of images more in a comic book style (which I am not knocking -- in fact, I could totally see you offering another book in another Kickstarter campaign), but the image is not IMHO a good match for the dark, closely- cropped portraits that make up the Inktober drawings.In fact, I prefer the "Freshest" mock-up, although I "get" that you would want to add value by including a "premium" cover image. Well, that's my one cent worth (a penny shy and two weeks late). That said, I really admire your work for this volume and, regardless of cover, I am looking forward to feeling it "in the flesh".

      feels like a comic book cover -- and, although there is certainly nothing wrong with that