Happy holidays to the people who made the printing of Sleepwalker Volume 0 possible! This will be my last Crowd Supply update for this book and I want to thank everyone once again. Just back from 6 weeks in LA and Brazil lecturing, attending conventions, and promoting the book. All in all a very positive experience. I’m proud to announce that www.sleepwalkerbooks.com has recently launched for ... Read the full update.
Shipping: All of the books are packaged and ready to ship! That was quite a process in itself. Thanks to my parents for all their help with that stage. And thanks to my PM Rahul for his support and guidance. Next step is to get books down to Portland for Crowd Supply to handle the shipping and tracking. Thanks to a number of you who came out to Powell’s and Longbottom to pick up books. Nice t... Read the full update.
Hello! Secret Signings: Hello again! In an attempt to personally interact with my Crowdsupply supporters (and save a few bucks on shipping costs) I am going to be hanging out in a couple coffee shops this weekend and shaking some hands for anyone wanting to grab their book(s) in person or get their copy personalized. Thanks to Gwen for the excellent idea. Saturday October 18th: From noon-3pm I... Read the full update.
300 Books are done and sitting in boxes in my house!! They look great! Im very happy with the quality. Now to sign and number each copy and get them in the mail to you! Thanks again for your patience. Eager to get these books in everyones hands. -C Read the full update.
Covers approved and being foil stamped! Books are printed and folded and sewn to hardcovers. Books currently being wrapped in canvas covers. Ive been told I will have 300 copies of the book by October 10th. At which point I will be able to begin fulfilling orders!!! Thanks to Wilcox Printing in Portland for handling the foil stamping. Im really impressed with the quality and clean graphic det... Read the full update.
Getting VERY close! Scheduled to meet with the foil stamping company this Thursday to start the final stage. They will be handling the printing of the cover. A BIG thanks to Terry and Dennis and company at Your Town Press in Salem, Oregon for putting so much of themselves into this project. We have collaborated to make 1000 pieces of art that all are very proud of. Its a lot more time and ener... Read the full update.
Hello there, pleased to announce that the printing stage of the book is complete! Next the pages will be folded and cropped into 16 page signatures that will be sewn into the spine. Getting close! Can’t wait to hold a copy. As promised here is a couple images of the painting process for one of the custom orders, whose characters will be featured somewhere in the background of the book. Also... Read the full update.
Printing has begun!! Here is a Crowd Supply backers’ exclusive step by step of the first stages of bookmaking: Read the full update.
I’ll keep it short. The book was scheduled for its first press check on Tuesday of this week but that got pushed back due to the printer having some major issues (a long story). Hopefully I will be down to the printer’s again on Monday of next week.. Positive thoughts! On a brighter side I had a chance to finally sit down and start on the final painting from one of the super supporters who comm... Read the full update.
Hello lovely Sleepwalker supporters, happy to announce that I have approved and signed off on the color proofs for the book! The proofs will serve as a guide for the printer to match color and pagination. The next step will be for the printer to make cmyk plates for each sheet and start printing. The printing process will take 6-8 weeks to print, bind, and foil stamp the covers. Then I’ll be go... Read the full update.
Phew, the content of book 1 is DONE! Only 104 pages of profusely illustrated life-consuming dreamy richness. No biggie. What a load off. Can’t wait to get the book in your hands! I’m very proud of it. Working on something this genuinely cute for so long has been a huge struggle for someone with such a twisted sense of humor…but story called for it in this book and story is Queen. Updates will c... Read the full update.
Getting close! Overcame a major hurdle in the manufacturing of the book last week. I have a 3 page foldout that needed to land at a certain page number in order for it to glue into the correct place between signatures (book lingo!). Point being, we came up with a solution that required me to complete only 2 extra pages of material to fill the void. Hooray! This attached image is an exclusive ... Read the full update.
Hey there, sorry if my last update sounded depressed. This project can be overwhelming at times and I’m a sucker for honesty. A number of you even reached out with some words of encouragement. Much appreciated! This week I dropped off the page files to a graphic design company for final prep. work. I still have a week or two of art and polishing but getting close! It gives me a lot of confidenc... Read the full update.
Hello hello, Sleepwalker supporters! The past few weeks have been pretty rough on yours truly as I wrap up this first edition, but I’m very pleased with the results. As you may have guessed I missed my April 14th great push and I continue to learn a tremendous amount in many areas. I received great feedback and advice from a story editor that delayed the printing (and required me to add about ... Read the full update.
Phew! Been a busy week already. Had multiple meetings with the printer. Also met with a layout design firm who was VERY excited about the project. They will be handling some typeface design and layout of the book. Im hand-lettering certain parts but really needed a professional eye in overall design of the book itself and file preparation for the printer. Also met with a trademark attorney to h... Read the full update.
Hello Sleepwalker supporters! Apologies once again for the lack of updates. All prints and sketchbooks are away! (Postcards should arrive next week) Hopefully everything arrived safely and undamaged. Any issues please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Book 1 is scheduled to go to prin... Read the full update.
Wrapping this beast up! I have recently acquired a project manager to head up the printing process and make sure things get done on time. This is a blessing. My artist brain is pretty great at coming up with ideas and pretty terrible at organizing them. We are planning to go to print March 15, which gives me a little less than 3 weeks to polish the art, text, and content. Met with the bindery... Read the full update.
To the wonderfully patient backers of Sleepwalker whose money I currently hold hostage: The book is looking great! It’s moving right along and I’m starting to feel pretty proud of it as a whole. Printing: I have a meeting with a new printer and a bindery representative next Monday, weather permitting. Trying to get a competitive price on the printing as well as explore alternate technology for... Read the full update.
Hello wonderful supporters of Sleepwalker! I must first begin by apologizing for the lack of updates. I will do my best to keep everyone up to date more often as the project progresses. Every couple weeks I will be raffling off an original painting! All names on the Backers list are automatically entered into the raffle. The first painting “Thank you!” goes to Victoria M. of Redwood City CA. C... Read the full update.
Christmas has come early for me this year. With YOUR support we were able to reach the goal necessary to go to print on the first book in the Sleepwalker series!!!!! I have a meeting next week to tour a printing facility in Salem, OR to get this thing rolling ASAP! By far the best part of this whole process for me has been seeing just how many friends and family believe in my project as much as... Read the full update.
Hi everyone, Please feel free to remove yourself from any further updates if they get annoying! Do not want to spam my supporters. That said, I wanted to alert backers to 2 new sections on the page. #1, we are implementing stretch goals for the project. Lets push this thing as far as it can go! #2 Friend support has been amazing and people I really, really respect are saying some amazing thing... Read the full update.
This year I have SO much to be thankful for. Friend support has been overwhelming for this passion project years in the making. Thanksgiving morning we appropriately hit the printing goal for my book!!! Thank you to everyone who has supported! Its amazing how many people believe so strongly in what Im doing. Looking forward to getting the book in your hands! Stay safe, spread the love, and I h... Read the full update.
Say whaaaaaaaa?? THANK YOU EVERYONE who has taken an interest in my book! Almost reached the printing cost goal w/ over 2 weeks left! Adding stretch goals soon! (Meaning everyone who has pledged thus far will be receiving free stuff) Also added some NEW prints today and a little step by step process of how I create images. Also a retailer deal for multiple book orders. Really excited! The hig... Read the full update.
Hi All, I wanted to take a minute to thank EVERYONE who has shared a link or donated to the funding for the printing of my book! (Im watching you) Makes me feel pretty great. Over halfway to the goal with about 3 weeks left! The response has been overwhelmingly positive, which for such a personal project is an added gift for me. I will be adding more prints as well as ORIGINAL ART to the page... Read the full update.