Dream-Quest Kickstarter: Complete!

Dream-Quest Kickstarter: Complete!

Thanks to the support of so many people, the Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath graphic novel Kickstarter project is finally over, and we made 198% of our funding goal! WooOOt! Thank you all so much! I couldn’t have done it without everyone who helped, and without listening while I draw to HP Lovecraft Literary Podcast and News from Pnakotus, steadily leeching their bandwidth like the life force of the inhabitants of the Shunned House. I’m incredibly happy that this is happening, and really grateful to everyone who contributed, tweeted, hooted and hollered about the project. I’ll write more later about Kadath and about other things that influenced me, but for today: thank you! You’re awesome!

Due to the way this ComicPress blog works, the newer updates have been hidden awhile by the last page of “Celephais” (you have to scroll down), but here is the latest draft of the cover of the book. The coloring is by my partner, the lovely Jumana Al Hashal. I’ll post later about the early drafts, and you can also see it on flickr. Right now I’m sending files to the printer, and in the remaining days before the absolute absolute final deadline I’m still working on lots of little fixes — not only in “Dream-Quest” but also on “Celephais” and “Strange High House in the Mist”. After all that’s done and is at the printer, I’m going to work on the color Dreamlands map and the sketches for the super-cosmic-level backers, and then I’m going to work on an adaptation of “The Doom That Came to Sarnath” for one Very Special Backer, building another window into the Dream/Myth/Pre-DreamQuest vision of Lovecraft’s universe. I’ve always liked “Sarnath,” but rereading Kenneth Hite’s “Tour De Lovecraft,” in which he raves about it, makes me even more eager to get drawing. Wait, did I say *get* drawing? I’ve been drawing continually for the past month! AWESOME!

And now back to work! Thanks everyone!

Discussion (9)¬

  1. Esn says:

    I like the new colour gradations that the cover keeps getting as it’s refined more and more. :)

  2. Jason says:

    Thanks! I need to work on my color a lot, so the color painting was done by my polymath wife (triple major: Art, Math, Computer Science)!

  3. KNO3 says:

    Best work yet!

  4. I am so glad this Kickstarter worked so spectacularly well. Well deserved!

    Excellent to hear you’re enjoying your shows. I hope we haven’t melted your ears!

  5. YogSot says:

    Congratulations on your Kickstarter success! I would have backed you, but I just found out about this now. I’ll definitely be buying the finished project though.

  6. Thanks Paul, YogSot, KNO3 and everyone! I was just talking to the printer minutes ago, and the book is going full steam ahead! I’ll have information about how it’ll be available post-Kickstarter pretty soon.

  7. Esn says:

    Is this the final cover here?

    Hate to say it, but that font seems a bit… un-Lovecraftian, does it not?

  8. Jason says:

    At first I tried a hand-drawn, more ornate font, but the whole cover was so busy, I decided to go with a super-simple font for contrast.

  9. Esn says:

    I think it’s fine for the author credits at the bottom, but not so much for the main title.
    It’s just a very overused font – almost like using comic sans. I’m just somehow reminded of Microsoft Word assignments and internet photoshop contests, no matter how hard I try not to be.

    I think I need to try scrubbing those associations from my brain, then maybe I can like it just for the aesthetics…

    Oh, and Jason, thank you for putting up with all these petty criticisms… I only do it for things I like. Maybe it’s sometimes easier to not have fans, eh?