Benevolent and Patient Backers,
Earlier this evening, I put the portraits up for download at a public Dropbox link.
I'm also hosting them on my own site :
I'll probably push them up to DTRPG, and I'm aiming to get them into the wiki commons as well, but that may take some time.
The download includes full sized portraits with embedded license info, a license txt file, a readme that briefly describes the project, and a quick set of thumbnails including a 1994-style crude thumbnail gallery. Feel free to share, mirror, re-host, etc.
I'd like to apologize to everyone for the delay in getting these out. I've had a number of things come up on my end, and I let some of those things get in the way of getting closure on this project. That didn't serve anyone well, least of all me, and you all deserved better than that. This isn't to say that we've hit closure - next up are the backer packages. These will go out by the end of the month.
In the meanwhile, enjoy. And again - thank you for your patience.
You see that handsome fellow down there? That's me.
I was the 108th portrait. The last one to be completed.
I am happy to report that all 108 Portraits have been completed and scanned. Jeff has them uploaded, but give us a couple days to get things sorted out, licensing straight, etc. We'll be making them available on both of our sites, and uploading them into Wiki Commons as soon as we can.
Thank you everyone for your patience as we worked through this huge project. We'll try to get the portraits fully available as soon as we can.
Would anyone like a glimpse of what's coming? I posted about it over here but I'm sure not all of you read my blog. The meat of that post is right here below.
Consider these works in progress. We'll release the finals with appropriate licensing information when they are done. This is just to get you a look at how things are coming along.
Backers, Philanthropists, and Interested Parties:
I spoke to Jeff briefly this morning, and he's got a couple things on deadline between now and the end of the week. He has promised that once these deadlines are in the can, he's going to lock himself in a large trunk and book passage on a tramp steamer for a trans-Atlantic voyage, during which he'll have ample time to complete the rest of the project.
I pointed out that the swaying of the ship will give the character portraits a Squigglevision look, and that the light might be better outside the trunk. He agreed, and is currently bound for a sandy beach somewhere in the Caribbean. I regret not asking him which beach, as he has absconded with my pen.
I have, however, been promised a postcard, which will serve as a teaser for anyone getting curious. I'll post that when it arrives. And while I do have an idea for when he'll get back from Cabo San Barbados or wherever, I hesitate to make that information public, as I have an intrinsic fear of both Target Dates and Illuminati Ninja.
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Pledge $1 or moreYou selected
Anyone (including any current backer) who has pledged at least $1.00 to this project will get to read all the stuff I write for the backer rewards. This means you'll get to read the blank form letter said for the $5.00+ backers, the individual pieces of flash fiction I write for the $10.00+ backers, and the Terrible Character Backgrounds I write for the $80.00+ characters.
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I will mail you A Terrible Personalized Form Letter, thanking you for your participation in the project. Guaranteed to get at least one cheap laugh.
Pledge $10 or moreYou selected
Not only will you get A Terrible Personalized Form Letter, you will also get a cheaply-printed copy of one of the character profiles, with some Terrible Flash Fiction scrawled on the back. Each one will be completely unique, and tailored to the profile.
Pledge $20 or moreYou selected
9 backers Limited (11 left of 20)
You'll get A Terrible Form Letter, the cheaply printed Character Portrait with the Terrible Flash Fiction, plus one of the original Character Portraits, signed by the artist himself. A genuine one-of-a-kind piece.
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11 backers Limited (9 left of 20)
You'll get A Terrible Form Letter, the cheaply printed Character Portrait with the Terrible Flash Fiction, and one of the original signed Character Portraits. Additionally, you'll have the option to send the artist a picture of yourself and ask that you be both stylized and immortalized in this project. Ever wanted to see how you'd look if you were more mean? Now's your chance. And we'll make sure that the Signed Original (your $20.00 reward) is your own portrait.
Pledge $80 or moreYou selected
4 backers Limited (6 left of 10)
You'll get A Terrible Form Letter, the cheaply printed Character Portrait with the Terrible Flash Fiction, and one of the original signed Character Portraits based off your picture. Then I'll write a Terrible Character Background for the portrait. Something that tells all about how you used to wrestle bears in a circus before joining up with a group of demon hunters bent on protecting a small town in Eastern Minnesota. Maybe not that exactly, but something like it.
Pledge $115 or moreYou selected
1 backer All gone!
The Mystery Of The Prize. We are $115 away from hitting $1050, which would add 12 more Terrible Character Portraits to this project, bringing the grand total to 84 Portraits! With less than two days to do, I'm adding in this special Mystery Backer Reward. Please read this carefully. If you back at this level, INSTEAD OF ANY OF THE PREVIOUSLY LISTED REWARDS, you will get a SPECIAL MYSTERY REWARD. This will be a reward package I create personally. It will be entirely unique. It may include some of the previous rewards, but there will be one thing in this reward package that no one else will get. Something I make just for you. Something Terrible. Something Awesome. There is only one of these.
Pledge $160 or moreYou selected
1 backer All gone!
You'll get A Terrible Form Letter, the cheaply printed Character Portrait with the Terrible Flash Fiction, and one of the original signed Character Portraits based off your picture, and a Terrible Character Background that may or may not involve bear wrestling. You'll also get a single uncut sheet of 9 original Character Portraits, signed by the artist. There's only one of these, so you'd better get it while you can.
- (31 days)