Hello Duster Army!
It's August 14th... and it's time once again for a Duster update! Last time we had a special donors-only desktop wallpaper that we made available, and this month, your standard update comes with a excellent iPad wallpaper that works in both portrait and landscape mode, featuring art by Duster layout artist Jok! Next time: another wallpaper and then something REALLY special... a free 8-page prequel story for Duster! And now, on to the update:
LAYOUTS: Done. We're so done that layout artist Jok has moved on to a new Secret Project that we'll tell you about when the time is right!
PENCILS: We have finished pencils up through page 189 out of 215. We anticipate getting more any day now.
INKING: As always, the key step. We are final through page 175, the end of Chapter 5, with more pages being finalized as I write this.
COLOR: We have final approved color through page 160. The colorists are working now on the 8-page prequel story, and are waiting for a big batch of final inks to begin the last chapter of the book.
LETTERING: The book is final lettered through page 189, and all 215 pages have rough lettering over the layouts. The entire book can be read at this point.
As we said last time, getting a book this big printed and delivered is a complex task with lots of potential for delays, but we are confident that we will be shipping books to everyone before the first of the new year. Naturally, if anything goes terribly wrong, you will be the first to know, but (knock on wood!) we're not anticipating any major problems.
Well, that's it until next time... and now it's back to work! As promised, here's the link for your beautiful iPad wallpaper image!
Oh, and by the way, as you may have seen on their Facebook page, Jay Lender and Micah Wright will be heading off to Romania for a few weeks to direct their very first live action film, a found footage horror movie called REPOSSESSED! Don't worry, though, work on Duster will continue while they are out of town. Internet FTW! We'll be back in Los Angeles around October 15th, just in time for a new Duster update. Meanwhile, be sure to stop by the Facebook page linked above and click LIKE.
And you've already LIKED the Duster Graphic Novel page on Facebook, right? RIGHT?! Because you know how we only update here on Kickstarter every other month? Generally that's because on those off-months, we're updating over THERE, so if you want every single update, that's the only way to get it! :)