Books have shipped!
You read that right, folks! Both paperback black and white and hardback colour editions are on their way to you! RIGHT NOW! OH MY GLOB!
I just want to make... Read more
Achievement Unlocked: Things Have Been Posted!
For all of you who have answered your surveys*, your journals, cards and original art are winging their way towards you RIGHT NOW! How exciting!
For those of you who... Read more
Cards and Journals have arrived!
While there is still some back and forth going on between my designer and Lightning Source, I'm delighted to say that all the cards and Journals have arrived!
As the... Read more
Colour Edition in Print!
Sort of... mostly... almost.
The first hardcopy of the colour edition arrived! It was just in time for Comicon, and I was super excited to see all my work in... Read more
Final Rewards are Finished!
With the last of the reward paintings and drawings complete, my editor and I will finalise the cover, and then the colour edition will be ready for print. So close... Read more
Four additional pieces that will soon be in the hands of four very deserving people!
For my backer Marin:
For my awesome Dad:
And for Hayley:
The first two hand-painted originals are complete! These will appear in the kickstarter edition of the book as well.
Currently I only have one more reply for original art from... Read more
All Principal Work DONE!
It seems like a few people were confused over my last update, believing that all my illustration work was done. Actually, I'd finished all the drawing and painting, but there... Read more
The last illustration is complete!
It is with a great amount of relief and joy and relief and pleasure (and relief, did I mention relief?) that I can finally announce I've finished all the drawing... Read more
Let's Talk Rewards!
Ahoy hoy, lovely contributors!
As the last of the paintings for the book start to come together and I can work towards sending everything off to my editor for final... Read more
Chapter Eight and Production News
Four Chapters To Go!
Ahoy hoy friends!
I'm sure you're all just busting for news...
Illustrations for chapter 8 have just been finished, and what an adventure it was! A... Read more
The Makers' Workshops
High time for an update, isn't it?
WE DID IT!
I'm so happy and excited and just a little bit drained. It has been a tremendous and nerve-wracking few weeks, and the amount of love and support this project has... Read more
Into the breach!
As I mentioned in the last update, I have one more piece of art to share before the campaign finishes. Just like these wonderful animals preparing to storm Toad Hall,... Read more
As the last day draws in...
Amazing! Astonishing! Astounding! After a couple of days of incredibly generous contributions, we've crushed the first stretch goal and are not actually very far off the second (I really, really... Read more
But it's not Steampunk enough!
I've seen this criticism wafting around the internets with regards to my project, so I'd like to clarify.
In terms of the literary fiction genre, this project is not trying... Read more
Last night we stormed past my first goal! Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this project so far. It has been a really awesome journey and I'm so... Read more
Stretch goal announcement!
My first goal is close! So close I can almost see the confetti and hear the trumpeting fanfare! With a week and a half left and only 8% remaining, I think... Read more
The passing of a legend...
It was with great sadness that I read yesterday about the passing of one of the great makers and steampunks, Richard "Doc" Nagy, known as the Datamancer.
His creations were... Read more
Week One (and a little more)
Has it really been that long? Astounding!
Incredible generosity and support have come from all corners, and I am truly delighted at how excited everyone seems to be. I'm even... Read more
What a marvellous first day!
A quarter of the way to our goal after only 24 hours. I'm overwhelmed with joy and am so incredibly happy to think of the support and generosity this project... Read more