Thursday, December 27, 2012

Happy Holidays - A Psi-punk Present

Happy Holidays everybody! Yes, I am a little late on the holiday wishes but I was out of town with family and not spending time at the computer. Hopefully this will be worth the wait though!

First, I would like to give a special thanks to Franck Florentin for backing Psi-punk using PayPal. There is still time for you to get in on the action and get your name listed as a Backer in the upcoming book, so click the "Support" link on the top of the page if you're interested.

Finally, Melissa Gay sent me a few more pictures, so accept these five images as a gift from me to you. She tells me she can have the art finished by the end of January, which unfortunately delays our book a bit past the Kickstarter Estimated Date. Since everything else is in place and ready to go we shouldn't be too far off the mark however, and we'll still get you this book in a timely manner!

And now, the new pictures!

What do you think? Let me know in the comments!

Monday, December 10, 2012

It's quiet. A little too quiet.

As some of you know, I am working on getting a business degree even while I work on Psi-punk. That being said, this term has been a bit crazy and FInals were time-consuming, so I have slacked on my duties to keep people informed about what's happening around the world of Psi-punk.

So what's the status of the book?

I have received the final edited copy from my editor, and it's looking better than ever. Anyone who wants to publish a book should hire an editor, even if they're an English major. That second set of eyes really does help!

I have approved all of the edits and made some fixes based on Chris' suggestions, so now I feel comfortable that the text of the book is ready. I still have to finish the ending of the game's included adventure, but otherwise the text is good to go!

That leaves art and layout. Ruben has done a fantastic job on the layout mock-ups, and I think you'll like what he's done. We spent a lot of time going back-and-forth with fonts to find the perfect look for the text, and we have a few alternates in mind in case there's money left over in the budget to do an alternate layout (one for the hardcopy book and a screen-optimized layout).

Finally, Melissa is hard at work on art. I just sent the almost-last of the commissions to her today. All that's left are the front and back cover and two or three internal pieces. Mind you, that's what has been commissioned so far -- we still have a bit of work to do to finish fulfilling the orders.

I hope to have a few more pieces to show off soon, but for now feast your eyes on the Changeling!

What do you think? Feel free to let us know in the comments. And if you have any crazy or killer ideas for the book's cover, let me know!