Project update and Artist feature #1: Monarobot
A little update to start the week: the campaign is going... really well! When I started this KS I expected it would earn $65k max... 4 days after launch, we're sitting at ~$64.7k, HA HA. I've learned a lot from this experience, mostly that I'm the absolute worst at estimating interest in my work, and should never do it again.
Since launch, we've unlocked guest artists, reward add-ons and book upgrades, and will likely be unlocking a lot more as the remaining 28 days progress! That said, I'd like to take a moment and focus on some of the artists who have kindly allowed me to hire them, starting with our incredible pin designer Monarobot.
Hailing from Chiapas Mexico, Monarobot has one of the most distinct art styles you'll see online today. Her work is strongly influenced by Maya culture and designs, and she's applied this style to creatures ranging from Pokemon to Godzilla to Aliens.
I was lucky to meet Mona online a few months before I started working on Mare Internum, and was blown away by her aesthetic from the start. Since then her online popularity has soared as her work continues to develop and become more colorful and refined.
Mona is one of the hardest working artists I know, and as I recently found out, does her work completely on iPad... Since the Kallakore pin design was limited to 150 copies, I'm likely going to add stickers of her designs to the Premium and above tiers in a future unlock so that everyone can share and enjoy her work further (and also to pay Mona more/ get her closer to a place where she can buy a more powerful computer to make art with). She also has a beautiful Maya Thrip design sitting around... would anyone like one of those added to their order?
Thank you all so much for supporting my project, and by extension supporting my good friend and up-and-coming indie artist from Mexico! Please feel free to check out Mona's work and various websites below~