So i’ve been waiting on pins and needles for my short story to get accepted into Asimovs, with no news yet. If it does get accepted, my route from there is to gloat like a motherfucker to all my query letters that my writing is indeed, not a flaming pile of dung, and see if that’ll snag more attention than just out of the blue. If it doesn’t, then I think i’m going to change my tactics a bit and put out the story 3 chapters at a time, but illustrated as well.
And i’m not talking about comic illustrations, i’m talking some blocks of text, a corresponding illustration, more blocks of texts, etc. If you’ve got Sandman by Neil Gaiman, along those lines. It’ll take a lot of time and a lot of work. If i were to attempt this just out of the blue, i’d go bankrupt in about a month. So i’d probably run them on a kickstarter status, just for funds to cover living expenses. Though with our current kickstarter for the card game struggling a bit, it makes me terribly worried that wouldn’t come through and i’d be stuck with a great story and a pile of art and be the most miserable thing ever.
ANYWAYS, cheerful notions aside, This is a concept for the first book’s cover. I wanted to do something interesting; that instead of some set art style , that it’d be a whole sarcophony of different styles. This is based off of a 7th century BC sculpture of a leviathan teapot from an early grecian period - I think it’d be fun to advance the age and style of the covers as it got farther in, especially since our main character’s been around for eons (spoilers, sorry)
So yeah. That’s a thing a-brewin’.