I am very pleased to announce that my first full-length graphic novel, "Lesser Beasts" has had it's print run over 100% funded on Indiegogo! I launched an Indiegogo 8 days ago to allow people to pre-order their own physical copy of the book, and it's going great. I put a $600 goal on the campaign, and we've already reached over $800 with 7 days to go.
As a 'thank you' for making the campaign a success, all contributors that ordered a physical copy of the book will receive 2 EXCLUSIVE Lesser Beasts Buttons to decorate your bag or collect!
Thanks SO MUCH to all donors so far, I couldn't have funded a print run without you.
Since this is a flexible-funding campaign, you'll still have until May 14th to order your copy here:
I'll post a more detailed account of the process of running an Indiegogo at the end of the campaign.
Here are some previews of how the funding has gone so far:
Why, hello there!
Thanks for popping by.
For the last 4 weeks I have been furiously finishing up Lesser Beasts,
and I'm happy to report that minus a few minor details, all of the artwork is complete. Check out the short quick look video, as well as the teaser trailer(s) that I've made. The quick look includes the short trailer, which provides hints as to the plot of the book as well as some previews of the artwork.
As you may already know, pre-orders for Lesser Beasts will begin May 1st and run until May 14th. I will post a video explaining how to order on May 1st, so keep an eye out and get ready to reserve a digital or print copy of Lesser Beasts.
Short teaser trailer
So for the last 3 weeks I've been hard at work on Lesser Beasts and getting ready for sales and events this summer. Last time I posted I had just begun the comic, and now I have 22 pages complete.
Again, I've made a short 2 minute video that you can watch to see some previews of half and completely finished pages, as well as my process and thoughts so far.
I've really begun to flesh out the main sections of the plot and have been doing a lot of painting. Stay tuned in coming weeks for more updates and information on where to purchase the book. Thanks for your continued support, everyone!
Check out the first video update if you'd like to see the thumbnail sketches for the entire comic!
lesser beasts production update #1
So, there's been a bit of radio silence about this project because I've been whittling away at the thumbnails and making an action plan. But, now I can start talking about what exactly I'm making.
I've made a short little video with some background, but I'll also give the short and sweet explanation of what exactly I'm working on.
Lesser Beasts" (This is a working title, I may or may not change it), is a graphic novel / art book that I am creating with the help of an independent artist grant from the Saskatchewan Arts Board. It follows a teenage girl who enters a world of swamp creatures and their spirits. There will be virtually no dialogue in the book, and it will mostly be illustrated by hand using mixed media (but let's not kid ourselves, it will mostly be watercolor).
There are many more details in store that I'll announce as I continue working on the book, so stay tuned for actual finished pages, concept art and almost certainly some struggling.