Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Half-Time at Kickstarter!

Last night we've reached the half-time mark of the current Wormworld Saga Book Edition - Volume 2 kickstarter campaign. And just in time for that turning point I was able to announce an awesome new stretch goal for the campaign. If we reach $30.000 I will produce a resin figure that everyone will be able to add to their rewards for a moderate additional shipping fee. I also plan to offer a "figure only" reward for everyone who isn't interested in the books but who want's to have a figure.

There already have been some nice additions to the reward (a poster, two collector cards) and we've got a little bit over 2 weeks left to reach this next goal. The reward package of this campaign promises to become even more awesome than last year's.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Chapter 7 - Fateful Encounters

I proudly present Chapter 7 of the Wormworld Saga Digital Graphic Novel!

Go read it on wormworldsaga.com!

After I had finished the layout work on Chapter 7, I took some time to read all chapters of the Wormworld Saga in one session. It took me over 1,5 hours to do this and I started thinking about the fact that each panel I glanced over during these 1,5 hours - by the way, 813 in total - took me at least 2 hours to paint. Some took me over 20 hours.

Now there are 7 chapters of the Wormworld Saga and we've already discovered a lot on our journey at Jona's side. However, things only begin to tighten up in this chapter. The cast of characters grows and the contradicting ambitions of these characters take shape. The inevitable encounter with the Dark Minions lurks on the horizon but are they the only danger the Wormworld is facing?

I'm really beginning to enjoy all the implications and ambiguities in the story and I'm looking forward to the turning points they will cause in the story.

I'm already eager to start with Chapter 8 but I don't know yet when this will happen. I'm currently trying to gather funds for the production. If you want to support the Wormworld Saga I'd like to point you at the kickstarter campaign that launched alongside Chapter 7:

Here's the link to the campaign page: http://kck.st/1O53NCm

The goal is to continue the English Wormworld Saga book series with Volume 2. If you are interested but have missed the campaign for Volume 1 you can catch up with the series by pledging for a bundle of Volume 1 and 2 in this campaign.

I hope you enjoy the new chapter and I'm doing my best to continue the Wormworld Saga as soon as possible.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Chapter 7, Final Artwork Completed!

It's done! Another chapter of the Wormworld Saga is completely illustrated! After the shock of the Chapter 6 production - I'm not kidding! It was a real shock for me how long that chapter took me to paint - it's really comforting that I'll be able to keep my original late March/early April schedule with Chapter 7.

Ok, now there's a  bunch of announcement to make. Here we go:

Chapter 7 will be published in less than a week and I can also finally announce the title of the chapter:

Chapter 7 - Fateful Encounters

Release: Sunday, April 12th 2015, 10pm (German time)

For your conveniance, a counter has been installed at the website so that you can see in what exact minute the launch will happen, no matter what timezone you're in.

Last year's livestream of the launch of Chapter 6 was a lot of fun and I'd like to repeat that for Chapter 7. I invite you to join me in my studio half an hour before the launch and we'll be able to chat a little bit before and after the launch. Here's the link:

Together with chapter 7 I will launch a new kickstarter campaign for the second volume of the Wormworld Saga Book Edition and I will share more info about that as soon as the campaign is live. For now I just want to warn you that you'll be able to get leftover copies of volume 1 (standard AND deluxe edition) and early birds will even receive all the freebies from the volume 1 campaign. So, keep your eyes open!

That's it for now. It's time to do some layout work and get everything ready for Sunday. I'm really looking forward to the launch and I hope to see you there!