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We're nearing the half-way mark on the funding deadline. To those of you who have pledged, thank you! That said we're going to need a big push over the next two weeks to reach our goal.

I've been working to raise the project's profile, including buying ad-space and getting plugs from the artists working on the illustrations. Getting plugged by webcomic artists, authors, and news sites is actually some of the best advertising you can get online. If you know any such individuals with an audience that may appreciate the story, please contact them and (very politely) ask them for a mention or even a recommendation. It could literally mean the difference between being funded or failing. 

Speaking of artists, I've been in touch with Dirk Tiede link - one of the artists who worked on the first book. He's been on an extended sabbatical recovering from repetitive motion injuries. While it isn't a sure thing yet, he has expressed an interest in providing illustrations for the project(!), which is awesome. Again, it could still go the other way, but there's a very good chance he'll be back for the second book! 

Also, I realize I haven't fully described what the second book will be like. The full-color edition of The Lycanthrope Club: Book II will include... 
  • The revised novel-length (~55,000 words) sequel to the first book, The Lycanthrope Club: Book I. 
  • Eight full-page color illustrations and six inked illustrations by Ashley Vanstone, Jean Harrell, Dirk Tiede(?), and possibly more. 
  • Three bonus short stores: A Nurse in Wolf's Clothing I and II, and First Night, the latter chronicling Phillip Dodd's first night as a werewolf with his girlfriend, Melinda. 
  • Production sketches and early concept art 
The only difference between the full-color and black and white editions will be that the color illustrations will be in greyscale. The free-for-download edition, which will be available a month or so after the initial release on the Daemoneye Publishing website, will only feature the revised story and illustrations (greyscale in the case of the color images). 

I'm going to post some production sketches on the Kickstarter page. Enjoy!

That's it for now! 
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: NOTHING!!!
  • Reading: NOTHING!!!
  • Watching: Let's Drown Out (Yahtzee19)
  • Playing: Clockwork Empires
  • Eating: Homemade Minestrone
  • Drinking: Diet Coca-Cola

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Antaria-Nova Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
Heya. I got the first LC book back sometime quite some time ago, digital format, and would gladly contribute to the next book, but I for one am not going to create 2 web accounts (Kickstarter AND Amazon) that I will likely not use even once a year if ever just to do so. If I could do the pledge via PayPal instead of the annoying Amazon Payments, I would.
And I suppose more people would more easily contribute, too, if you could pledge via PayPal and not have to sign in to two different accounts just for a simple transaction.
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Heliotroph Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
Understandable. I'm going to relay your comment to the 'good' people over at Kickstarter. In case, you'll eventually be able to download the PDF format on the Daemoneye Website and get the full version through a PayPal contribution just the like the first book. It'll just be a while as priority has to go to those who backed the Kickstarter.
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Antaria-Nova Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
Alright. Would be nice if they manage to include PayPal as a payment option for the pledge. Seeing as it is no doubt a more widely used online payment option, I find it odd that they don't have it included from the start. Hope you're doing alright, despite there seeming to being a distinct lack in pledges, no doubt to some extent due to PayPal not being one of the payment options. Best of luck with the project. :)
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Heliotroph Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
I've heard you often don't get a ton of pledges until near the end of the Kickstarter and I plan on advertising a bit. I think they don't support PayPal as of yet for security reasons. Getting the Kickstarter going required a ridiculous amount of background checking (by online entity standards) - identity, taxes, credit card, bank account, etc. 
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StoneMan85 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I look forward to reading the edit of Book II as well.  But tell me:  who's doing the artwork?
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Heliotroph Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
TBA. I'm currently working with a small pool of artists but I may drop one or more of them from the project if they turn out to be unreliable. 
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StoneMan85 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay, but who's currently in your spot though?
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Heliotroph Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
I'm not going to announce who the artists are until I'm confident they'll stay with the project. I've had a couple of bad experiences with unreliable artists. 
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Nymthe Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
I'm looking forward towards the hard edit of Book II!  Keep at it, and great work!
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Heliotroph Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
Thanks!
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