Hello everyone! Update time again.
After a one year visit to New Zealand I'm flying back to the US in one week. For better or worse I'm lining up a ton of changes to happen at the same time. Big move, new city, getting my own place, and fully launching the Rangers Project!
The Rangers art book now has a name, "The Protectorate Wars". I'm still undecided on a final name for the entire setting, so "Rangers Project" covers everything for now. The kickstarter page for the digital art book is almost completed, I have everything in place except for the intro video. My plan is to launch the kickstarter as soon as I have my computer set up in the US, so expect it within the next 2 weeks, barring any problems.
$15 is going to net you the digital book (in PDF form), so save up now if you want to support me. There will be a discounted early bird special on this, so keep an eye out for my launch announcement and get in fast to save a few dollars (I will try to ensure my DA watchers get a head start).
For supporters and fans going the extra mile there will be several options to work on a design or scene with me. Priced in the $100 to $350 range they are a steal compared to my regular commission rates. They must fit in with the setting however, so requests have to be reasonable. If you're a fan of the Rangers Project you should have a good idea of what you can get. These will come in limited quantity and per the norm the kickstarter will only last a month, so plan ahead if you're interested in these options so that you don't miss out.
With the kickstarter page mostly complete I'm looking for a few people to help check it over before I launch. Proof readers would be appreciated, but something I'm really looking for are people to test the idea on. If you're into scifi art and have considered being a backer on kickstarter, but are NOT already a close/informed fan of my Rangers Project, I would appreciate if you took a look at my KS page to judge if it sells itself effectively. Anyone who wants to preview the page should send me a note.
Once I launch the KS page I'm going to need all the publicity I can get to make this a success, especially considering that over funding is going to result in a larger book, who doesn't want more Rangers art?
For anyone using Facebook I suggest you like the Rangers Project page facebook.com/TheRangersProject as I post minor updates and WIP images there (while DA receives all major news and finished art). It's also a great platform for spreading news of the project.
I also started a Twitter account, twitter.com/ShimmeringSword. I don't foresee using this a lot outside of major news announcements, but you twitter junkies out there are free to follow me. Tweets about The Protectorate Wars kickstarter when it launches would be much appreciated.
I know, tons of begging here. I just want to make this fund raising a great success so that I can make lots of art for you guys. Thanks for all the support so far, and extra thanks in advance for everyone who backs me.
Mood: Big Grin