THE FUTURE OF THE OBSCURE CITIES
Dear patient Kickstarter backers. I apologize for not updating you sooner, but my mother was ill for quite a while and passed away 12 days ago. I'd wanted to share... Read more
RETURN WITH ME TO THE WORLD OF THE OBSCURE CITIES IN MARCH!
Dear supporters and friend of my first Kickstarter campaign, The Leaning Girl.I want to let you know I am beginning the process of launching my campaign for the next... Read more
THE ART OF THOMAS HALLER BUCHANAN
I am reaching out to all of the backers of my Kickstarter campaign to let you know my friend, the incredibly talented artist, Thomas Haller Buchanan, has launched his Kickstarter... Read more
DAN BERETON'S NOCTURNALS: THE SINISTER PATH GRAPHIC NOVEL
Dear backers of THE LEANING GIRL. I want to draw your attention to a project that is launching on Kickstarter this week. Today, my friend Dan Brereton, creator and artist... Read more
THE LEANING GIRL CAMPAIGN HAS COME TO AN END
Dear backers who I now consider my friends,
On Friday morning, August 22, I took the "Gazebo" art prints to the post office and sent them to all of the... Read more
THE LEANING GIRL UPDATE
Dear friends and supporters,
I want to give you an update. Obviously, thank you for supporting the project. Some of my international backers did not receive all of their free... Read more
A COOL GRAPHIC NOVEL PROJECT I WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT!!!
Dear backers and friends,
I have never been shy about announcing a cool campaign by someone I know or if I found a campaign particularly interesting. But here is a... Read more
ALL BOOKS HAVE BEEN SENT!!!
Dear Kickstarter backers,
I was hoping to report that the remaining book/t-shirt combos had all been shipped but once again, there was a delay with the shirts (the problem is... Read more
PICTORIAL ARTS JOURNAL NEEDS YOU!
Dear backers and friends of my THE LEANING GIRL project, my friend, the amazing artist, Thomas Haller Buchanan, is attempting to raise funds to fund his personal project every illustrative... Read more
THE LEANING GIRL BOOK RELEASE PARTY
For those of you living in or around the Chicago area, or those living anywhere but willing to travel to the most beautiful city in the world, PLEASE join Alaxis... Read more
THE EAGLE HAS LANDED!!!
Dear friends, colleagues, and Kickstarter backers,
Well, "She's here!"Last Friday, my friend Tom and I unloaded ten pallets from a truck into his warehouse just outside of Chicago. After months... Read more
HOIST THE SAILS… THE LEANING GIRL PREPARES FOR HER MAIDEN VOYAGE!
It is with a tremendous sigh of relief that I can finally announce that the books were picked up from the printer this morning and are en route... Read more
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND COMIC BOOK PEOPLE
Dear THE LEANING GIRL backers,
Obviously, I am so thankful for your support. I successfully funded a project that should have been produced in English 20 years ago. Because it... Read more
SO CLOSE I CAN TASTE IT!
Dear backers and friends,
Yesterday I got word from Belgium that the Brussels office of Casterman, the publisher I licensed THE LEANING GIRL from, had received a couple of sample... Read more
Hello backers! If all goes according to plan, the books will be shipped from the printer in Italy to Chicago this week. The transport time is about 21 days. At... Read more
THE LEANING GIRL CHRISTMAS ANNOUNCEMENT!!!
I have been waiting three months to announce this but could not until now. The creators of THE LEANING GIRL and the entire Obscure Cities series, Benoît Peeters and François... Read more
WE'RE GETTING CLOSER
Dear backers, followers and friends,
Every morning I open my email hoping for an update from the printing company as to the status of THE LEANING GIRL. I promise you,... Read more
Benoît Peeters lectures in The Hague, Netherlands
Obviously I am excited about the upcoming release of THE LEANING GIRL in English. But I was very pleased to learn from Altaplana.be that author Benoît Peeters gave a lecture... Read more
and now... we wait!
Hey everyone. I wanted to check in with you all to let you know that I am waiting to hear from the printer as to an ETA for the trade... Read more
THE PRICE IS... WRONG!
Lat night I posted an update because I was very excited that the book had gone to the printer. Well, in my very first line, I said it was with... Read more
THE LEANING GIRL IS AT THE PRINTER!!!
Dear backers, friends, all,
I am honestly filled with price to announce that the English translation of THE LEANING CHILD, the project you all enthusiastically supported, is at the printer.... Read more
Breaking News from The Obscure Cities!
When I first approached Benoît Peeters, author of the Obscure Cities series, about publishing the series in English, he warned me that there were legitimate mysteries surrounding it. Apparently, in... Read more
An invitation to be part of something amazing!
I wanted to let the backers of my project know about another truly amazing project that met it's goal today and still has nine hours to go. If you love... Read more
The Creative Process
In addition to the great font created by François Schuiten for the project, I am excited to share that Timothy Botts, perhaps the biggest name is American fine art calligraphy,... Read more
MY LAST UPDATE BEFORE THE CAMPAIGN ENDS
Thank you so much for making The Leaning Girlcampaign a success. We are just 40 minutes away from the end of the campaign. If you have friends... Read more
THE COUNTDOWN HAS BEGUN... LESS THAN 24 HOURS REMAIN!
Not to sound like a broken record, but THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT! I have been able to sleep at night this week so I owe... Read more
FULLY FUNDED BUT WE CAN DO MORE!!!
Dear friends, and believe me, you are my friends. I cannot express to you how excited I am that The Leaning Girl graphic novel project is funded. I am grateful... Read more
Dear backers and friends, The Leaning Girl campaign is a few days away from the end, and as of right now, it is only $103 away from being fully funded.... Read more
LOWER CANADIAN SHIPPING PRICES ADDED
Backer friends, Thank you so much for bearing with me throughout this campaign. I feel like I write updates. But today I want to announce that in response to so... Read more
Sunday afternoon update
Dear friends and backers,
I promised I would add some first class shipping options today and I will do that shortly, but quite frankly, I needed to take a moment... Read more
I just checked the new backers today and found we are under $600 away from 80% funded. Thank you so much.
I just had the opportunity to meet with Terry... Read more
We have passed 75% - 7.5 days left. 7.5K left to raise.
Today was an awesome day. Thank you to all those who pledged or modified their pledge. It is time for assertiveness. If we can reach $25,000 by Sunday night, I... Read more
ONE WEEK TO GO!!!
Hello friends and backers (backers, I consider you friends too, thank you!). We are one week away from the end of the campaign. I have had repeated requests for a... Read more
THE OBSCURE CITIES SERIES WINS MANGA GRAND PRIZE IN JAPAN ARTS FESTIVAL
Obviously I am a huge fan of this series, and that is why I have chosen to publish it in English, beginning with The Leaning Girl. The series is internationally... Read more
I am so appreciative!
This morning, the campaign was at $19,200 after a couple of weeks of stalled activity. This afternoon I mentioned we were just $500 from reaching the 2/3 mark of $20,000.... Read more
18 Days to go... We can do this!
Dear friends and backers, Thank you again for support of my project. This week I am going to be adding some new art and video to the site for you... Read more
60% down, 31 days to go!!!
Dear friends and backers.
Thank you so much for your help in making this campaign a success so far. I am really pleased.
This weekend I will post additional artwork.... Read more
Dear supporters and friends,
I returned home from Book Expo America in New York City last night after several days. I work in another facet of the publishing world so... Read more
The Leaning Girl Statue
It would be very unfair to tease the faithful supporters of my Kickstarter camapign, but I wanted to share with you a photo of a lifesize statue of Mary von... Read more
THE LIMITED EDITION BOOK
This morning, I wanted to share with you the art for the serigraph bookplate that will be signed and inserted into The Leaning Girl hardcover limited edition book. This serigraph... Read more
End of Day 4... almost 50% funded!
Today was a bit less "exciting" than yesterday. I had hoped to reach at least $13,000 by the end of the day so that my personal goal of making it... Read more
Day 3... I am filled with a sense of wonder!
I believe in this project so much. But to see clearly that the Kickstarter community is embracing it is a bit overwhelming. Thank you so much. Tonight as we are... Read more
Some art to enjoy!
We have just passed the $5,000 mark and I am very encouraged. Unlike many of the graphic novels that have original art to offer, my rewards are primarily the book... Read more
DAY 1 GOAL AND STAFF PICK THANK YOU!!!
The Leaning Girlgraphic novel project has been officially funding since about 8:15pm CST last night and I was thrilled to wake up to some great overnight activity. As of... Read more