Hi, my name is Peter Tarkulich, and I’m the artist of the webcomic Bardsworth! It’s an all-ages fantasy story with heart and humor, and at the moment I’m trying to get a second print collection out of the pipeline. If you could, please take a moment to check out the Kickstarter campaign I’m running, as well as the comic itself, and consider backing it. Some of those rewards would make great Christmas gifts (or Hanukkah gifts or anniversary gifts or “I’m sorry” gifts).
Whether or not you back the project, PLEASE REBLOG THIS with as many people as you can! There’s not much time left, so any and all help you can give is appreciated. Thank you so much!
(Posted at Kickstarter)
Here we are, folks. Eight days left, $3085 to raise. It’s not impossible, and I think it can happen, so please please PLEASE keep on pushing this project.
I thought what I would do for this update is to show you just exactly what work needs to go into finishing the book. This is a checklist that I made for myself, but it’s a good way to bring you all in on the amount of work I have to do.
Book Two Checklist
Strips to clean up, color, and format:
•100 •101 •102 •103 •104 •105 •106 •107 •108 •109 •110 •111 •112 •113 •114 •115 •116 •117 •118 •119 •120 •121 •122 •123 •124 •125 •126 •127
Design inner cover page
Design back cover
Sift through and decide which sketches to use at the end
Extra artwork/other extra(s)?
Do up commentaries for each strip
Write “About this book”
Write up title page
Send to printer
Finalize and order books
You GUYS! I’m so excited to announce that my third novel, GHOST CITY, is coming January 21, 2014! :D
From the jacket:
Kiddo knows how to survive. It’s just about the only thing she’s ever been good at, and since the world ended it’s a pretty good skill to have—at least it lets her take care of the children who stumble out of the woods near her home, in search of refuge. Treating wounds, hunting animals, harvesting herbs—this is what Kiddo remembers of her life Before, and little else.
But the young man they call the Saver claims to remember everything, even when the rest of the children who survived cannot. He speaks of what came Before when he leads the survivors to his island city, making promises of abundance and hope. But even the Saver’s memories can’t explain the wrongness of their world. They can’t explain why ghosts stream through the woods every night under the same full moon, or why there is a fire in the Burning End of the city that has blazed, unchanged, for nearly a decade.
Despite everything she’s forgotten, Kiddo knows one thing for certain: the city is going to sink. She can’t explain how she knows it—not without remembering. And since the world came to an end, taking memories and lives in equal measure, remembering is the one hardship Kiddo has not been forced to endure.
But the city wants Kiddo to remember: at the heart of the fire in the Burning End is a story that only Kiddo can tell…and only Kiddo can finish.
Madeline is one of the most talented writers I know, and I’m supremely picky when it comes to bestowing praise on a writer. Please save the date and make sure you get yourself a copy of this book (which sounds pretty darn awesome).
It wasn’t too long ago that Mike was known for not being able to lie. How things change…
I DONT CARE WHAT KIND OF BLOG YOU HAVE
EVERYONE NEEDS A DANCING FESTIVE CARLTON
This came up as I was listening to Prodigy’s “Smack My Bitch Up”, and it was 31 flavors of perfect.
(Source: femburton, via jcstephan)
Happy 30th birthday horizons! I’ll never forget spiraling into a DNA helix, choosing my own ending, or standing at the exit to listen to the new horizons instrumental loop
I loved Horizons SO GODDAMN MUCH!
I only went to Disney World twice when I was really young, and I don’t remember the first time all that clearly, but I must have LOVED Horizons because the second time I went, I made damn sure my parents took me to it (I may have ridden it multiple times).
(Posted at Kickstarter)
We’re at the halfway point, with fifteen days in and fifteen days left to go! In two weeks, we’ve managed to raise $1,126! That’s definitely better than any other pledge drive or pre-order run I’ve ever done, so thank you so much to both backers and folks spreading the word.
However, the work is far from over, and we all need to step up our game if we’re going to see this happen. According to Kicktraq, an analytics service provided for Kickstarter campaigns, at this rate I’m only going to hit 49% of my goal. I think - no, I KNOW - we can do better than that.
So here’s what I’m going to do to make this a reality. I’m going to continue getting the word out there on all my social media and all my websites. I’m going to personally contact any and every webcomic creator I’ve become friends with or even sort of know. I’m going to try AGAIN to get word to certain comics blogs that have until now ignored me. And I’m going to stay positive about the outcome of this project!
Here’s what you can do - if you haven’t backed the project yet, please consider doing it. Five bucks is a realistic contribution and it gets me that much closer. Fifty is expensive, but you will get a copy of the finished book before anyone else (with a nice inked sketch on the front cover, plus some other fun stuff).
And if you can’t back the project, please keep getting this out there in front of people. Share the link, say a few words about it, get excited about it! Send notifications to blogs and news outlets, or even other webcomic creators that you like. Make this thing spread like wildfire!
Thanks again for all of your help and I’ll post another update soon!