Uh oh. Looks like our dragon girl is in for some trouble… or is she?
I have to say, I wish I could hire all my artists forever. I’m especially pleased that Weremole has had such an amazing understanding of the material for this chapter. Now, I’ve seen much more of it than you all have, but I am really quite taken with it. I’ve already spoken to Weremole, and he will DEFINITELY be one of the 10-12 artists making up Book II when that launches next year. As well as our fan favorite artist, Prettío, who read over the new script for chapter 10 of this book and declared “It’s as if this chapter was made just for me.” (it was! XD) I know BlackWalker80 is chugging along at his own pace with Chapter 8, and what I have seen so far is right on par with what I want. Hoping to see some serious results soon from our Chapter 9 artist as well. She did some preliminary sketches of Peppermint and our acolyte (who is named “Isidria”, by the way), and I think we are definitely heading in the right direction. All-in-all, I am extremely pleased with how this series is proceeding. Now, I just hope we can get some eyes on the comic page and get some cash back in the coffers. You all can help us with that by contributing to the Indiegogo, which is about to go into “InDemand” mode. Basically, you can still retrieve the prizes listed from the original campaign, but every $50 over the 100% mark is a new page added once we are done running Chapter 10 on the site in 2016. So please consider helping us out either there, or on the Patreon for more Ship in a Bottle (and so much more!)
Ok, before some folks get pissed about “double-dipping” and whatnot, slow your roll. This campaign is directed at one thing, and one thing only. Once you get your reward, you’re done, it’s done, and the fine folks who love both series get a special early Christmas present. What is that present? How about Prettío finishing off the first book of Peppermint Saga: Blue-Gray Rhapsody? That’s right, kids. If we land this one, she’s agreed to do the final episode of the first anthology of Alt-Peppermint’s AU misadventures!
Why are we doing this, you ask? Well, if we get lucky, and the Patreon explodes to $600 or more, Prettío will no longer have time to do much of anything else for me, monetarily or otherwise! She’ll be doing three pages a week and trying not to die of exhaustion! All in the name of quality smut. So, we’re trying to get this one in under the buzzer. We are asking for just enough to cover the expense of hiring her and some additional ad revenue to cover getting the word out there. Then we will not ask for more. (although the page *IS* set to flexible spending, which means if we hit goal, I can leave that door open indefinitely.) Also, there is one other HUGE advantage: did some of you notice there’s no PayPal option on Patreon? Indiegogo has no such restriction. So those of you lacking in the credit card department are finally free to help us out, assuming you at least have PayPal. So, please consider jumping on this train. Of course, if you’re already on Patreon, we still need you! Don’t leave! The existing updates are entirely dependent on it. Anyway, here it is. It’s open for the next 60 days.