The shipment has arrived!
Things are starting to happen , , ,
So I thought I'd write this little update on what's happening so far:
My first shipment of the books is down to about 16 books left.
I expected the next portion... Read more
Books are Coming In! Books are Going Out!
NOTE: To $10+up KickStarters whom may have moved to a new address since the survey in June - please let me know your new mailing address ASAP.
The books and bookmarkers have... Read more
Better late than later . . .
Just got the word from the printer that the books are shipped and are scheduled to arrive on Oct 2nd, which is next Tuesday. This is great, because if the... Read more
The Waiting is the Hardest Part
Okay, so . . . the books/markers haven't come in yet.
I thought they would have arrived by Sept. 25th -- but still no word from the printer.
There's nothing... Read more
A Tip O' the Hat to Print Ninja and Status Report
Things are happening fast now.
The book's proof came in this week . . . looking good. They did a fantastic job making a hardbound proof. I had several issues,... Read more
Bobby's Biggest Bubble Button (say that 3 times)
Here's the artwork for the book's button, showing two styles:
I'm still playing around with the artwork, trying to figure which would look better when in button format. I like... Read more
Below is the artwork layout for the bookmark of BobsBigBub.**
Note there is a .125" bleed area on all sides of the artwork (you can see the thin black lines... Read more
It took a village . . .
Well, it's official. The artwork has gone out to the printer.
I can't begin to thank all who have helped me -- especially these past few days.
I really couldn't... Read more
Final Stretch . . .
Well, for the holiday weekend, I've been at the computer non-stop doing final changes and corrections to the book. Still a way to go . . . keep finding small... Read more
The end is in sight (. . . but I'm squintin')
Few people have been writing and asking for updates. So here goes:
I'm still changing a few things that bother me (like the gum balls) but overall the book's looking... Read more
Cha-Cha-Cha-Changes . . .
As I finalize pages, I started printing out proofs to get an idea what the final work will look like.
I can safely say that bigger is not better.
Originally... Read more
The Mini-Bonus Story
The pace for the book has really started to pick up. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. But the coloring, highlighting and shadowing is by far the longest process... Read more
Gearing up for final decisions . . .
I know it's been awhile; I have been extremely busy trying to make deadlines with the book and with my full time job. There have been a couple of personal setbacks, but... Read more
Just a couple of sketches . . .
Here's a pair of examples for the pencil sketches I will be doing in the books for those who pledged $50. (Next month, I'll try to show a few examples... Read more
Bwa'haha! I control all de gumballs in das vorlt!
Well, at least inside my digital painting program that is.
Attached is a quick sample of the new image brush I created to help generate the thousands of hand drawn gumballs I... Read more
Registered . . .
Your pledges has been officially processed and were available this week in the book's Amazon Payments account ready to used as planned.
The first step is getting the title registered. I purchased... Read more
Just wanted to remind everyone that the book won't be finished until September 2012. The date was calculated based upon getting the artwork finished, book registering, book designing (putting it... Read more
Survey sent . . .
Just to note, I have sent out a survey to collect mailing addresses and gather the names to print on the Thank You page inside the book. If for some reason you... Read more
The Kickstarter project for Bobby's Biggest Bubble is a success! Thanks to all who helped us reach the goal. I've been very fortunate and lucky to have such a fantastic... Read more
$25 and up will get extra signed book!!!
Okay - I wrote that last update too fast - adrenaline was kickin' in too much!!!
Let me explain it in my more rational calm voice:
Everyone who pledged $25 AND MORE... Read more
OMG! OMG! OMG!
They say many projects make it in the final days . . . OMG!
Nearly two decades in the making . . . it's finally going to happen!
I... Read more
Final Hours . . .
Final hours . . . either way this project goes - it's been a fantastic booster for me getting this book printed. I've said it before, the pledges from everyone... Read more
Final Days . . .
Playing around with getting looser with the overall look of the book. I feel my black line & color fill style is too clean, stiff and not playful enough for a kid's... Read more
2 weeks to go . . .
Making adjustments to the book's layout, I have an extra page towards the end of the book. So I'm going to make this a "Thank You" page for all KickStarter supporters. Everyone who has... Read more
Nearing the midway point . . .
This project is about to reach the midpoint, and the pledges are just about halfway there too. Everyone who has pledged, left comments and helped spread word so far have been absolutely... Read more
Little over a week update!
OVER 38% -- WOOT!
Can't thank everyone enough who has pledged so far. It was such a great feeling to see that the project went over 1/3 of the goal in... Read more