May 1, 2009

Page Count Grows!

Here's a quick update and some new page concepts.

And let me preface this by saying that "All is subject to change!"

We are very close to opening pre-orders.  Woohoo!   Our web master is working on automating that function, so we appreciate your patience.  Start saving your gold pieces.    Look for an email in the next couple weeks or check back here. 


Page Count continues to grow with storyboards, pencil sketches and new art still coming in.   We are over 550 now.   Rather than make art small or worse, cut imagery, we gave in and are leaning toward a two volume set coupled nicely in a slip case.   We're planning on the Core Years being the first volume and the Crystal Years being the second. The good news is that it shouldn't affect price too much.  We are still looking at the same anticipated price point as the Ralph McQuarrie Book.


We are also entertaining doing only two versions, instead of three.   Standard Edition and 100 (or so) Limited Signed copies with an original pencil sketch. 
  

Again, "All subject to change!"

   

16 comments:

warlocksmey said...

Wow, nice art pieces shown here - hadn't seen them until now. Excellent idea on splitting the imagery in two separate volumes. Thanks for the update! =)

- Treeble

warlocksmey said...

Ah yes, while I'm at it - I know Underworld concept art is covered, but what of the Beneath the Ashes and Lara's Shadow expansion levels? Thanks!

Orphen said...

I was thinking about the same thing warlocksmey
is Beneath the Ashes and Lara's Shadow in ?


Thanks for the news I hope it will be soon

Matt said...

Breaking the book ino core and crystal is a perfect idea, perhaps this may help laras storyline and history too?
I mean, her story kind of altered a little when crystal took TR on.

Puddytoes said...

I check this page every day, I can't tell you how excited I am for this.

I'm going to be the greedy one of the bunch and ask how pre-orders go. First come, first served is my guess (LOL and my doom).

Matt said...

Indeed, will be first come first served, fingys crossed i get mine :D

Puddytoes said...

LOL I'll be crossing everything to get mine, but I'm not hopeful of getting the LE version. As long as I get a copy at all, I'll be pleased.

Matt said...

Exactly, although i havent yet quite worked out how im going to pay for one...... :S

Im sure something will turn up just in time :)

Vlad said...

Web master is working too slo-o-ow. We will be waiting for that book till the cows come home. :(

Steffan Schulz said...

Sorry Vlad and others!!! I know, I know.

We are now waiting on the estimate from the printer too. It will be worth the wait. I promise.

Vlad said...
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Vlad said...

Everyone visiting this blog knows the book worth the wait. :) I hope the number of printed books will be high enough to satisfy at least majority of the most devoted fans.

Good luck! You need one now more than ever.

Orphen said...

ANY NEWS ????

warlocksmey said...

Yeah, we check the blog religiously for news! =)

~Treeble

John Doe said...

it's like waiting for Christmas morning every day *lol*

Matt said...

Yea, come on santa we want the best pressent of all time!