Friday, on April Fools Day no less, was the one year anniversary for the day my sketchbook funded on Kickstarter. It was an experience I’ll never forget. The months afterward were just as exciting too. Holding my book’s proof in my hands. Opening my box of beautiful little books. Working on the sketches for my Kickstarter backers.
To celebrate the anniversary of my Kickstarter success I’m offering the remaining copies of my book for the early bird price of $15–originally only available during the Kickstarter last year. So if you missed out on my campaign, or want a second copy to gift to a friend, take advantage of this sale price. The sale runs till April 5th.
I had an idea to take my sketches and drawings and create a new work of art, a small book of ideas and creative visions. Several months were spent bringing this little work of art to life. I created a cover that would mimic an old, worn sketchbook. I scanned pencil sketches and collected my favorite digital drawings, then arranged them inside pages that looked as aged as the cover.
It’s an amazing feeling when you finally get to hold that creation in your hand.
I thought it was about time I had a sale to celebrate my new shop. I’ve been slowly moving away from Etsy in favor of a shop through Storenvy. Etsy has been great over the years, but my needs have changed. Here are a few things I love about Storenvy:
I have a theme I edited to mimic the look of my website.
There are no upfront fees. I only pay a small fee when something sells and my listings never expire.
I can have ‘Coming Soon’ and ‘Pre-order’ items in my shop.
Ultimately, I wanted a shop that cost me less money and less time. I’m more focused on selling art offline than online, but for those that can’t buy from me direct my shop is the next best thing. For the entire month of May everything is 20% off when you use the code MagicalMay at checkout.
Did you miss out on my Kickstarter? My first sketchbook is bring printed now. You can pre-order a book in my shop!
Didn’t have a chance to buy my art at JordanCon this year? I have a section just for Art Show prints!
Next week, prints of Renascentia will be available to order!
After months of tedious, but also fun work, I’m pleased to announce the pages for my first sketchbook volume, Daydreams & Wanderings, are finished and ready for the printer! I’m running a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for printing. Supporters of the campaign have the opportunity to purchase the book at a special KS only price of $15. Essentially, you’re pre-ordering the book at a sale price! Outside of Kickstarter the book will be $20, available from my online shop and conventions.
This is only one of the KS Reward Levels. There are several, including budget levels of $5 and $10. Levels $25 and up include a sketch on the inside title page. I hope you’ll help me make this dream a reality!
I’m making a book. This shouldn’t be confused with writing a book. However, whether you’re writing or making, it’s a monumental project. For the last several months I’ve been working on something called a sketchbook. It’s a collection of sketches from the past few years and it’s close to making its debut.
Daydreams & Wanderings Cover
Assuming everything goes as planned, I will be launching a Kickstarter campaign the first week of March. The goal of the campaign is to raise funds for the printing of my book, Daydreams & Wanderings. Here’s two key facts about the campaign and the books:
1. There will be a special Kickstarter price for the sketchbook. Normally, the sketchbook will cost $20, but if you buy it through the campaign it will be $15.
2. There will also be an option to buy the book with a sketch drawn on the inside cover page for $25. This will only be available through the Kickstarter campaign.
My hope is to print 200 books. Here are some facts about the book and a few sample pages too!
The book measures 6×9 inches and contains 40 pages of blood, sweat, and tears cool art.
It’s a perfect bound book, all color pages.
Each book will be autographed, whether bought through the campaign or later from my shop.
I like to think of the book like a field guide to my creative passions.
The pages below are still a work in progress.
Inside Title Page
I hope you’ll help me make this small dream a reality!