The worlds of Michael Whelan are varied, with a myriad of different twists and turns. And...we’ve got a new one for you.
You probably didn’t expect a buddy road trip... Read more
Alternative Reality Becomes Real Reality
A boatload of books* (real physical books!) is currently crossing the Pacific Ocean en route to Baby Tattoo Headquarters.
The books are due to arrive in the Port of Long... Read more
The Book Has Been Printed!
We just received the F&Gs for Beyond Science Fiction: The Alternative Realism of Michael Whelan. So, what are F&Gs and why is this important?
F&G stands for “folded and gathered”.... Read more
It's being printed!
The book is finally on press!
The plotters (pictured throughout this update) looked right on target except for a few issues with the spot varnish... Read more
The Moment Before The Moment We've Been Waiting For
At the time of our previous project update, Michael was examining a second round of color proofs for images he felt needed fine-tuning. Most of the fixes reflected in those... Read more
This update was going to be titled "Planetary Alignment", but a bit of internet research revealed the word "syzygy" (related to straight-line configuration of celestial bodies). All of which is... Read more
Good news... Michael has the proofs in front of him, and is meticulously examining them for color and clarity.
More good news... Michael's simple message accompanying the photo above is,... Read more
Weekly-esque Update 9 of 9 (aka The Final Weekly Update)
I'm composing this final weekly progress update (the last in a series of intended regular Friday postings) in my own singular, personal voice rather than writing as "we" on... Read more
Weekly Update 8 of ????????
We interrupt our regular weekly update (while we're still waiting on proofs) for this breaking news...
Tonight from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM Pacific Time is the grand opening of... Read more
Weekly Update 7 of ???????
Not much to report on progress this week. We're still in a holding pattern waiting to see proofs.
But there is something to reflect back on that started almost exactly... Read more
Update 6 of ??????
Just a quick update to let you know we're still on a trajectory toward seeing color proofs for the book's interior (while Michael completes his European travels as a guest... Read more
Weekly Update 5 of ?????
We're sending files to the printer for proofing during the week ahead. It's time to see everything on paper and get Michael's input for color approval. The process of... Read more
Weekly Update 4 of ????
I'll keep it short this week. We're still working on everything we were working on last week. But...
We will have something verysignificant to show you (literally "show" you,... Read more
Weekly Update 3 of ???
This is really happening...
After months of unintended delays, those sheets you are seeing in the image above are actual, physical color proofs of the two different cover designs for ... Read more
(Not Quite) Weekly Update 2 of ??
Last week we announced that we would be posting updates every Friday until the Beyond Science Fiction production file is complete and on its way to the printer (and the... Read more
Weekly Report 1 of ?
Until the Beyond Science Fiction digital book is in backers' inboxes, and the physical book is in production, we will be posting a weekly update... Read more
Somewhere On The Horizon
Hello Beyond Science Fiction backers,
Bob Self from Baby Tattoo here, with a long overdue update about a long overdue book...
I have been communicating about production delays via the... Read more
Bonus Rewards Are Shipping!
As explained in previous updates, production on the Beyond Science Fiction book has been significantly delayed. We anticipate having the completed elements to the printer by the end... Read more
Spend A (Very) Mysterious Weekend With Michael Whelan
First... a very quick update on Beyond Science Fiction bonus rewards...
Michael Whelan will be traveling to Southern California for a special event next weekend (see the video above and... Read more
Past, Present, Future
It's been two months since the last project update, and there's plenty of news to share.
Bonus rewards (postcards, lapel pin, mini-prints, etc.) are all on... Read more
The BackerKit Surveys Is Coming
Soon we will be sending an email with a special link to your BackerKit survey. It is important to respond to your survey as quickly as you can so we... Read more
Things to Come (x2)
1. The World Premiere Exhibition of "Beyond Science Fiction: The Alternative Realism of Michael Whelan" is this Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Riverside... Read more
A Show Beyond Belief / A Place Beyond Dreams
The grand opening and public reception for Michael Whelan's "Beyond Science Fiction" exhibition is less than two weeks away on Saturday, February 11th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at... Read more
A Little Something Fun Beyond "Beyond Science Fiction" (x100)
Earlier this month, Kickstarter launched the "Make 100" initiative, inspiring creators to "dream small" with projects focused on limited editions of 100. So... Baby Tattoo (hot on the heels of... Read more
World Premiere - February 11, 2017
You are invited to participate in a world premiere exhibition by the most acclaimed science fiction and fantasy artist of all time...
Beyond Science Fiction: February 11 - May 25,... Read more
That was big!
"Thank you," to every one of 1,269 backers! You allowed us to achieve 1,236.27% of our goal. Sounds like science fiction... or a fantasy come true... or... Read more
Definition of Astronomical by Merriam-Webster - 1 : of or relating to astronomy 2 : extremely or unbelievably large
The final countdown has begun. Kickstarter's "Days To Go" indicator... Read more
Powers of Ten
In the beginning, we were hoping to raise ten thousand dollars to produce a great little art book. Now, through the support of a community of nearly one thousand backers,... Read more
We've added some new original art rewards that were preliminary studies for major Michael Whelan paintings to be shown in the upcoming museum exhibition.
Seawall (Figure Study) This beautiful work of... Read more
50K in one week... beyond amazing!
To commemorate the Beyond Science Fictioncampaign, and to celebrate the $50,000 stretch goal being reached, we're going to create a cloisonné lapel pin... Read more
The sun is up on Cyber Monday, and before the sun sets we may be able to reach our next stretch goal. In fact, if we make it to $50,000... Read more
So many generous backers have been drawn to this project in such a short amount of time! We are overwhelmed (in a good way) by the wave of support. Since... Read more
Speed Of Light
Wow! That was fast! Each time we began to write an update about reaching a milestone, we reached another milestone.
First Hour: Campaign Funded - As way of saying, "Thank... Read more