I assume you will recognize the main artist for the Aether Nexus Kickstarter. Yup, it’s my dude Ben Fleuter. I feel bad for not mentioning it earlier; I knew Ben was working on this, but I didn’t realize it was actually being crowdfunding. I’m not even all that into mecha, but who cares? The art’s on point.
So, this looks fun:
More here. AETHER NEXUS is magical mecha roleplaying, and should be right up Ben’s alley. I look forward to picking up the finished version.
Ben Fleuter lost his stock of graphic novels in a fire two years ago; but somebody had been holding a few copies of SWORD INTERVAL and DERELICT for him for a convention. Grab ’em fast while you still can! I’ve already scored my copy of DERELICT, so this post has a hidden expiration date…
Because being burned out of your house and stock isn’t enough excitement for one decade, it seems*. Anyway, I don’t have a commission that needs filling at the moment, so I bought another pin. They’re good pins anyway.
Ben Fleuter‘s work, obviously (he did the original art assets). Anyway, he’s almost done with them, so here’s a sample:
The rest of the art (and the edits) should be done by the end of the month. Then it’s off to layout for the final version! Huzzah!
I already ordered the Glitch and the Earth pins: I want the former, my eldest wants the latter.
Note that I borrowed the name for my recent short story, not the other way around. I checked first, obviously. Ben was cool about it; but then, he’s a righteous dude.
The Liches Get Stitches – Elemental Enamel Pins Kickstarter isn’t affiliated with the short story of the same name that I’m suddenly writing, except in the sense that I asked Ben if it was okay if I ran with the title and he said that it was. The entire idea for said story just popped into my head, and it’s amusing – never mind! Ben’s making enamel pins! Back it! Hit the stretch goals, so I can get the glitch one!
Sign up here. Basically, this is a very quick-and-dirty art Kickstarter, starting May 12th. The short version is: I’ve revised and expanded my short story ‘Pickman’s Model’ (yes, I have no shame*) and I plan to publish it on Kindle, and so forth. But for that I need art. I’ve called in Ben Fleuter to make a proper picture for it, but he rather reasonably wishes to get paid.
The Kickstarter itself is going to be fairly low – but if we hit the target, the stretch goals will let me buy more art ahead of time, for the next one or two chapbooks I’m working on now. People who back at the $5 level will get a digital copy of ‘Pickman’s Model,’ complete with the art; people who back at the $10 level will get the story, and digital copies of any chapbooks (plus the art, of course) unlocked by the stretch goals. This is absolutely a digital-only Kickstarter, though. Printing physical books gets expensive, very very quickly.
Here’s the link. Hope you’ll sign up to be notified on launch!
*Technically it’s my first professional fiction sale, only I never got paid. Long story.
Got it, paid for it, now I have no excuse to get going and start the proofreading process on the stories. It’s one of those things that’s a royal pain in the ass, but I can’t afford paying anybody for a project this small. On the bright side: hopefully the editing will be relatively lighter when I combine REVISIONARY and ANAGNORISIS and another four illustrated stories into an actual full collection.
At any rate, here’s a little art! Ben Fleuter’s the artist: I’ve worked with him before, and he has a good horror aesthetic. I’m interested to see how this looks on a cover.Continue reading Got the artwork back for REVISIONARY.
[UPDATE: I’m pinning this for a day or two to the top of the blog. Regular posting continues.]
Ben Fleuter did the artwork for my upcoming Fermi Resolution RPG worldbook; he and his wife lost everything in the wildfires yesterday. There is a GoFundMe set up. Please help.