First of all, WE DID IT! Not only did we fund the book, but we raised enough to pay ten artists to each create an illustration, one for each story in the book. A verty huge thank you to everyone who got involved in this campaign, as backers, or by spreading the word, or by creating work for us. To my nine other writers, thank you so much for offering me your talents. To the artists who have gotten involved (and the ones I haven’t yet found, because I am still looking!) thank you for joining this wonderful project. I think if there is one thing this has taught me, it is that collaboration is awesome. Art doesn’t need to be a solitary pursuit. Not even writing, which is about as solitary as it gets. 🙂
And of course, to our backers who believed in the project, and got behind us. I am currently buried in work trying to get everything done so that I can send your special backer packages out as soon as possible. It is very exciting, and I really hope you are thrilled with what you receive!
On that note, Lisa Emmanuel, our cover designer, has worked her magic, and I am very very pleased to be able to reveal the gorgeous cover of our anthology. Check this out:
I am so pleased with it. I love how she has managed to make it look noir, and still retained modernish lines. She rocks! 😀
I’d also like to introduce you to Steph Sweet. She will be doing an illustration for Daniel Heichel’s story More Tales of the Unseelie Casino: Five Number Bets and Five Knuckle Payouts. Her work can be seen here. I can’t wait to see what she has to offer!
Richard Taylor, whose work can be found on his website, is our artist number 6, and will be working on Jeremiah Murphy’s story, Beautiful Music. I am so looking forward to seeing what he comes up with. 🙂
I’m still waiting for confirmations on artists 7 and 8, and am still on the hunt for 9 and 10, so if anyone knows any artists who might like to draw for money, please ask them to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
On that note, I am going to head off and do some more work! Have a great day everyone. 🙂