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