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Undad was published in 2015 by Deeper Meanings Publishing, and was a finalist in the 2015 Australian Shadows Awards!
Undad was published in 2015 by Deeper Meanings Publishing, and was a finalist in the 2015 Australian Shadows Awards!
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Halloween 2018: Happy anniversary!

Posted by Shane W Smith (Creator)

Happy Halloween!

On this day, four years ago, this little graphic novel project called Undad appeared on the Kickstarter network. That project overfunded by more than 40%, and was my first successful Kickstarter campaign. 

 

Undad has unlocked a lot of doors for me since then. It snagged me my first successful grant (MATCH 2015), it got me invited to some pretty big conventions in 2017 and 2018, and it got me into a room to pitch a TV adaptation to some of the biggest production companies in Australia. And even though I've written a whole bunch of other graphic novels since then, my career would not be where it is today without Undad constantly bubbling along, generating ongoing and real hype for my work. 

So it seems oddly fitting that today, on the fourth anniversary of the Undad launch, artsACT officially announced that the production of Undad Volume Three would be funded by a generous grant. (Here's the official announcement) 

(Turns out that despite Volume Two representing a solid ending to the series, many of you were hungry for more. "Is Undad Volume Three coming out?" is the single most common question that I field from readers.) 

To commemorate all this fantastic news, I've launched a Quickstarter campaign to fund the production of an Undad artbook, featuring Undad pin-ups from dozens of brilliant artists from around the world. 

I invite you to check out this campaign, to reserve your copy of this exclusive artbook, and to follow along the early phases of production of the next Undad graphic novel. 


But even if that's not your thing, I just wanted to share with you the first brand new piece of Undad art to be created in 2018: this stunning piece from artist Ryan Vogler. 

Click the image to download a high-res version - no strings attached.

Artwork by Ryan Vogler. Click the link to get a high-res downloadable version!
Artwork by Ryan Vogler. Click the link to get a high-res downloadable version!

This is a thank you. None of this could have happened without your involvement all those years ago. So regardless of whether you're still on board the Undad hype train, and regardless of whether the forthcoming Volume Three will scratch any itches for you, thank you.

-Shane

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