It’s been over 9 months, alot of frustration and alot of hard work, but The Changeling Issue 6 has crossed the finish line and is being packed and ready to ship on out this week!
Issue 6 saw a new addition to the creative team with Anastasia Stillsmoking taking over coloring duties for this issue, as well as new issues going forward.
The books were printed last week, and over 3/4 of the packages have been signed, bagged and boarded, combined and postage printed! As of this writing we are waiting on just one stretch goal item to arrive and these will finally hit the mail stream!
I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am to finally get issue 6 into it’s backer’s hands! Everyone has been extremely patient, caring and understanding while I went through chemotherapy treatment and my work output slowed to a crawl. Thank you all tremendously! Can’t wait to post the update of the books being shipped out! We can all breathe a collective sigh of relief as we prepare for the next campaign!
AyeDee Studio hasn’t been very active for the better part of 2020, but we’re back now and with a vengeance! Anthony’s cancer is in remission, and we’ve been picking up momentum and getting a ton of new work done!
KICKSTARTER – The long-awaited Changeling Issue 6 is shipping and on it’s way to Kickstarter backers this week! We’ve also announced our next Kickstarter launch slated for September 30th! The Changeling: Hell Awaits is a 76 page trade paperback collecting issues 4, 5, and 6! There will be a TON of awesome stuff that will be offered as part of this campaign, so stay tuned!
LORE OF THE CHANGELING – This spinoff series explores different areas in time of the world of The Changeling! Some accounts are based in truth, while others are tales that are told from the mouths of those who have heard their own accounts of the carnage she has caused.
Lore of The Changeling collects these stories as 12pg stories, offered here to read for FREE, or available for purchase in the AyeDee Studio Shop in their physical form! 3 covers will be offered for each issue in limited edition formats.
NEW ARTIST – We also have a new addition to the art and storytelling lineup in Anastasia Stillsmoking! She brings some absolutely wonderful talent to AyeDee Studio and will have her own stuff available for sale here on the site very soon!
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If you’ve backed Cara Nicole’s Firebitch campaign (link in comments), you’ll get 25% off these books and everything else in the store! Use the code FIREBITCH at checkout and shoot me a message that you’re a backer for the discount!
Here’s what we’re offering ya for exclusives:
The Changeling – Closeups Eat Your Heart Out Cosplay Edition. Featuring Cara Nicole back again as The Changeling! $20. Limited to 25!
The Changeling – Issue 1 Sacreligious Valentine’s Naughty and Nice Editions! $20 for Nice, $25 for Naughty and $40 for the set. Both limited to 25!
If you want all three, you can them all together for $55!
AyeDee Studio will be releasing its first Box Set for The Changeling October 1st! The Tales From The Changeling Limited Edition Box Set will contain all 5 issues of The Changeling with some awesome EC Comics throwback covers for each, 2 MiniPrints, and an original sketch by me!
Each Box Set will be numbered sequentially from 1-50! All contents inside will also be numbered accordingly, so the entire box set will be one matching set!
The Box Set contents come inside of a beautiful StorFolio box, as seen here. The cover is magnetically secured, and opens up to your contents and keeps them safe inside!
Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind item offered up by AyeDee Studio! These box sets would make a great addition to your Changeling collection, or a great introduction for a friend or family member who loves horror but hasn’t heard about us yet!
Check out the covers we have available as part of this collection, and don’t forget to get yours when they go on sale here October 1st! – A
I can’t thank all of you enough for the love and support you’ve given me for The Changeling Issue 5. It really warms my heart that you all helped to make this happen. None of this exists without you.
This campaign ended up being the most successful of the 3 I’ve launched so far. I have to give my biggest thanks to Dan Mendoza, Mike DeBalfo, Sam Sawyer, and Abby Butler for providing some jawdroppingly beautiful work that the fans have responded so well to. It’s been great working with each of you, and you have my profound love and respect.
I’ll be sending out surveys, getting stuff prepped and ready and I look forward to getting this book in your hands as soon as possible!
As the campaign grows, more items will be added to your pledge for FREE! Check back here to see what you can unlock as the campaign gets bigger! How can you help make that happen? SHARE SHARE SHARE!
MID CAMPAIGN INFUSION!
For all backers who have pledged or over-pledged $100 or more, your order will come with a FREE Bathory Metal Trading Card set, featuring artwork by Dan Mendoza! If you’re under $100 and want to consider an over-pledge for other goodies from this campaign, these will be included too!
Our exclusive products will be offered on a limited basis. Due to over-pledging, the pledged total count on the rewards to the right will be adjusted to reflect, as the over-pledges don’t automatically adjust those numbers. Here’s a breakdown of each edition’s quantities:
Homage Edition – Limited to 100
Midnight Road Edition – Limited to 100
Rats! Edition – Limited to 100
Rock N Roller Editions – Limited to 100 Each
Bathory Editions – Limited to 150 Each
Debauchery Editions – Limited to 150 Each
Homage Holofoil Edition – Limited to 50
Midnight Road Edition – Limited to 50
Bathory Naughty Metal Edition – Limited to 33
Debauchery Naughty Metal Edition – Limited to 33
Check out our totally awesome rewards we are serving up for The Changeling Issue 5!
Risks and challenges
Cover artwork is complete. All that is left is interior artwork, which will be completed by June 2019, to allow for printing, bindery, production and shipping by July 2019! I am dedicated to completing the interior artwork on time, and see only a minimal amount of potential challenge in time, which already is a non-issue. This is my current only project, so all artistic time will be dedicated to completing this project.
Other than that, there is nothing outstanding in terms of issues or risk!
I personally have years of producing limited edition books and products, including for other successful Kickstarter campaigns. I recently wrapped my first campaign and shipped the following month after! I will have a hand in the physical printing and assembly of all products, so I will have a far more careful and closer eye on quality and production as it happens than others are privy to. Since I will be conducting diligent quality control, I can catch and fix issues when and if they arise during production, and completely avert delaying the shipping of this project.
Every single package I have ever shipped has arrived undamaged. I pack and secure each shipment for complete protection in shipping. This is another field I have years of experience in. In the event a package does arrive with damaged product, I will replace it for you. I have a stellar track record with delivery, and strive to maintain that record! I take great pride in delivering quality product, and it serves me no purpose to disappoint my customers or fans. NO BUBBLE MAILERS!!! All sturdy cardboard packages, and all contents are bagged and boarded for protection.
I also maintain excellent communication throughout the ordering process, and am not hard to find. I love what I do, and am always happy to chat about questions or concerns!
I DO NOT SHIP MEDIA MAIL! I ship First Class or Priority Mail only. You’ve already been patient through the Kickstarter process, I do not want to incur any further delays in you receiving your product.
Thank you all SO much for being a part of this! The Changeling is getting bigger and better for this installment! Let’s keep the momentum going!
This weekend, the Fiends will descend onto The Marriott in downtown Mesa, Arizona for Fiend Fest! They’re coming from all over the country to party and celebrate the beloved creation of Lady Death! Brian Pulido and the Coffin Comics crew are responsible for making this madness happen.
I’ll be in the company of some spectacular guests, many of whom I have the privilege to call friends!
I’ll have an exclusive cover available for ticketholders for the event!
This Lady Death: Nightmare Symphony Trio Edition features all three leading ladies of the Coffinverse! This one is super-limited to 66 copies!
I’ll also be offering 25% off EVERYTHING I am bringing with me this weekend! Gotta be there in person to jump in on these crazy sales! This also includes my newest book, The Changeling – Closeups, as well as the Pinups Valentine’s Editions!
Cara Nicole will also be hanging out with me this weekend, so you can get your Changeling Issue 1 Cosplay Edition signed by her and me! Gonna be a rocking time at Fiend Fest!