You Helped Me Make an Award-Winning Book!
It has been announced that THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 3: BEYOND THE GRIP OF TIMEhas won the gold medal in the category of Horror in the 2015 Independent Book... Read more
The Spirit Collectors (My First Novel)
I am ecstatic to share with you THE SPIRIT COLLECTORS! It is now live on Kickstarter!
This is my very first novel and a project I began nine... Read more
The Finish Line
All but a few of the rewards have been shipped out!
Please let me know if anything is wrong with your rewards (a reward was left out, an item was... Read more
This will most likely be the last update I make before all of the books will be in my possession! At that point, I'll be sending the books out as... Read more
Call Me Crazy
Imagine having a house built that you yourself designed. You spend hours upon hours laboring over its breadth and uniqueness and finally it is being erected. You've been checking up... Read more
A Fragile Moment in Time
It is with great heartache that I give you this new update.
I received two advance copies of the book a few days after I gave the last update. As... Read more
Definitive Arrival of the Books
I have a definitive date that the books will arrive in the Port of Long Beach and that date is Friday, June 13th!
There were some unforeseen delays with the... Read more
Alright, so here is how the artwork is going to look more-or-less on the shirt (which will be gray). This is printing in two colors (black and white) so those... Read more
John Stifter's brilliant t-shirt artwork! I'll post another update when I have an image of how the shirt will look (shirt color, etc.).
Be an Outsider,
Better Picture of the Book
The last picture I shared of the book came from the printer. I got the proof in my hands today and took my own picture. The last picture didn't do... Read more
Here is a glimpse at what the final product is going to be looking like! This is a printed proof of the book!
You'll notice that the right side of... Read more
Ready to Print!
All work is done and all files have been sent and approved. Now the books just need to be printed and shipped to me! In the meantime, I'll be getting... Read more
Here is the back endsheet! I'll leave the front endsheet to be seen when you hold the book in your hands.
Be an Outsider,
I know all of you have been eagerly awaiting the impending arrival of The Dark Verse, Volume 3! John has been working menacingly, but it is not going to... Read more
Artwork Preview #4
I have some new art from John just in time to give you all some Thanksgiving thanks!
Be an Outsider,
Artwork Preview #3
I have to truly apologize for the lack of updates on the book thus far. When it comes to the arts, you just never know how much time it will... Read more
Artwork Preview #2
Here is the next look at some of art that will be in the book! This is the artwork for There They Freeze. John Stifter has been playing with... Read more
Artwork Preview #1
John Stifter is hard at work pumping out all of the artwork required for the book, and in the coming weeks I'll be showcasing some sketches, drafts, and illustrations that... Read more
The Sound of Trumpets
WE DID IT!!
Somehow, against the odds, THE DARK VERSE, VOLUME 3 crept BEYOND THE GRIP OF TIME (literally, haha)!
I can't thank everyone enough for the all of the... Read more
I present to you the cover artwork for THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 3: BEYOND THE GRIP OF TIME.
NOTE: The final product will vary as this is a mock-up.... Read more
I want to let everyone know that all rewards at the $25 mark or higher will also receive an electronic copy of the book (if the backer wishes)! I'll send... Read more
Color Direction Revealed
Here is the direction I am going with for the colors of THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 3: BEYOND THE GRIP OF TIME! This is not exactly what the final will... Read more
Rewards Update #2
The project is looking good so far with 27% of the goal funded! There is still a long way to go to hit the mark, but I have truly belief... Read more
SUMMON THE ARTISAN - $180
A unique, full-page sketch by John F. Stifter on a signed copy of The Dark Verse, Vol. 3: Beyond the Grip of Time, The Dark... Read more
Live Reading #1: The Thief of Timeworn Lives and His Fortress
Here's my live reading of the story The Thief of Timeworn Lives and His Fortress, which will be included in THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 3: BEYOND THE GRIP OF... Read more
John F. Stifter at Work
Here are conceptual pieces and preliminary sculptures from John F. Stifter on his journey to completing the cover for the third DARK VERSE book!
Also, for those that did not... Read more