Sorry for the delay in getting more updates here for you folks! We've been incredibly busy trying to get everything ready for this project.
If you don't already listen to the weekly news show (This Week in Pendant) for our podcasting company, Pendant Productions, you might want to start. Not only are we charming and hilarious (and so, so modest), we've been mentioning updates to this project as we go along.
I'll try to cover the things we've mentioned there, to be sure you're all up to date. Firstly, the physical Brassy Battalion flight patches are in and I have held them in my hand (see photo below!) and they are unbelievably gorgeous. I hope you all love them as much as we do!
ALL art is now in for the book, including lettering and colors! We spent several days this week designing the credits page (which will be the inside front cover) and the special section where you lovely donors will be listed as good Not-A-Nazis (which will be the outside back cover). I believe you all received the emails Susan sent clarifying the name you wanted listed, and we're just waiting on the last couple of responses from you folks to finalize that page.
Unfortunately in the course of laying out the outside front cover, we realized that the "Dixie Stenberg and Brassy Battalion" logo that we'd used for the original audio show for years was sadly just not suitable for the comic. It didn't fit well with the cover art and it was tough to read on a thumbnail. That meant we had to do a redesign on it, and that took us a couple days to work through. I might post some of the absolutely horrible early iterations of the new logo, when I was just trying out different looks and ideas (if any of you are interested in seeing those, let us know!), but some of them are pretty bad. Thankfully we worked up to something that I really love, much more than I ever loved the old logo. It fits the book and the character perfectly.
And to clarify, we mean just the text portions of the logo. The patch is still 100% the same as it's always been.
Also, sort of by accident, when designing the back cover with your good Not-A-Nazi credits, we accidentally finally designed a real logo for Umket Industries. I say accidentally only because we didn't plan to do that at this stage necessarily, but we needed something to tie the image together on the bottom and it actually just grew very organically. We both really love it, though! See for yourself below, and let us know what you think!
Meanwhile, all we need is to hear from the last few of you about your name spelling/listing for the back cover, and we'll be sending it off to print!