Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Patron's Update

Just ordered the proof copy of the hardcover AD&BB. By the speed of the last transaction, once printed, it takes 6 to 7 days to get here. Looking forward to examining this.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

AD&BB - Standard Softcover.

So the basic Hecate softcover arrived at my house at 7:45 this morning so I grabbed a couple of quick snaps before rushing to work. It looks great. The print and cover seem to be much nicer to me than how the Dagon Edition appeared. The fact that the Dagon cover's print seemed to be slightly skewed probably added to my disappointment but it was most likely a one-off error.
The Hecate softcover will be available for sale as soon as I have completed the hardback version for the backers. I'm tackling the hardcover a couple of Patrons per night - there will be more pages in the hardcover.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

AD&BB Dagon Edition Softback has arrived

 Hey everyone, the Dagon Edition of the Patron's Guide, Angels, Daemons and Beings Between, Extended, Otherworldly Edition, has arrived in my clutches. And whilst I was excited at the prospect at getting this out to the backers, I'm actually underwhelmed at the quality of the soft cover printing. Don't get me wrong, it looks fine and the contents are presentable but I'm actually going to reformat the book and publish it as a hardcover.

For backers, this means you can either get a copy of this softcover version or wait a little longer to get the hardback version. I will make this softback available to buy but for the people who supported this project from so long ago, I think you will appreciate the hardback version better, if you're willing to wait. This may increase your cost slightly but I'm of the opinion it will be worth it.

What it means for me is the long process of reformatting the book into 8' x 11' size, which is the largest hardback size available from most printers. If you choose to go with the softcover, it's A4 sized, which is a beastly book, a good 3/4 of an inch taller than the hardback will be - but due to the reformatting, the hardback will have more pages due to the shorter pages. It is a painful process and will take me a couple of weeks.

I will be sending an email update to all the people who have expressed interest as backers.

For everyone else, the standard soft cover Hecate version's proof will be arriving on Friday this week, so I will take a good look at that and see how I like that but it will be easy enough for me to make that into a hardcover book too, so I may make that an option too.

In any case, let me know how you feel about this and I'll try my best to give everybody what they want. Cheers, David.

Monday, 22 August 2016

That was fast!

I can't believe the book has been printed in UK and posted to my house in less than a week - talk about express. Sadly, I wasn't home, so I've asked for the package to be redirected to a pickup spot near where I work, so soon... oh so soon...

Friday, 19 August 2016

Last AD&BB update till I have books in my hands

For non-backers, the book has been cleared for printing and I have ordered a proof copy. With luck in a couple of weeks I'll have both the Dagon and Standard AD&BB in my hands. I'll post a video when they come in.

Thanks for your patience, people... and hail to the King!

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

AD&BB... again.

 Just for backers at this point. The Dagon Edition has passed the print approval stage and I'm happy to report I have ordered a proof copy about 10 minutes ago. I even lashed out with the $26 postage bill for express post (I'm not excited at all). That being said, I needed to update the standard book's file and will now have to wait a few days before that clears and I can order a proof of it.
So you people at the printers get a move on as the horse-headed demon has his whip out!

Sunday, 14 August 2016

AD&BB: Dagon Edition - Backers' choice!

Hi everyone, I'm very close to completing the AD&BB: Extended, Otherworldly Edition books. As requested by some backers as a thanks and as good will for the future of these books, I have created a special cover that will only be available to backers. Backers can choose the cover they would like: the standard classic Hecate cover or the newer savage Dagon cover.


The Dagon cover has three small robed figures positioned right above Daniel's, Paul's and my name. This wasn't intentional but from now on I'll claim it was. I'd have to be the short guy in the middle. Lol. The full detail of the Dagon painting can be found in the DCC Deviant Art Group HERE.

Thanks again for all the support on this project and I'm looking forward to having a copy of this on my shelf. I hope you are too.


Friday, 12 August 2016

Mummy says:

Who's your Daddy? 1 more illustration to go. Thanks D. Bishop for Canopic Jar illustration.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

AD&BB EOE Another update

 Well, after a lot of proofing and editing, I can report that I have gone through the 183 pages of text as best I can for now. I'm working on a few more pieces of art that will take a while to lock down but the penciling is done, it's just getting the time to add some ink.
I have a burning (cough!) desire to share more with you but I'd rather get stuck into finishing the book.

Monday, 8 August 2016

AD&BB OEE Update

Just a quick update on the revamped Patron's Guide. Editing is almost done. Art is almost done. The fact that I am trying to push this through at my busiest time of the year is insanity but it's the kind of insanity that drives me.

Hopefully, a proof copy will be going off to the printers over the next fortnight. And I do have an idea for a variable cover for backers. Just need to find some of that elusive time treasure.