“Out of the Woods” is my latest project – a selection of 10 fairy tales turned into a card game, book, and collection of art prints. I’ll launch a Kickstarter mid-July, 2017 and am busy at work getting everything ready.
Recently did an interview to discuss the project and its inspiration: HERE
Here’s a WORK IN PROGRESS trailer for the project:
Lots of work going on behind the scenes here preparing for my next Kickstarter. Tentatively titled “Out of the Woods” – the project will present a collection of well-known fairy tales as posters, book, and card game. Here’s a concept sketch for the Rapunzel card done by one of the art groups we’re testing for the project.
For the narrative theme, I’ve recently been thinking a lot about morality and behavioral development in a world less and less influenced by religion. While I myself am an atheist, I believe important life lessons must be passed to us by some method – religion, literature, and/or caregivers. This was the original purpose of fairy-tales – to scare children into acting morally and cautiously as they matured into adults.
Could a collection of classic fairy tales with a dark (re)-presentation serve to help parents convey life lessons, warnings, and common sense to their kids? Hell, I know a few adults, myself included, who could use a reminder of those lessons!
“Out of the Woods” contains a dual meaning in this context – one, that we’re never *really* out of the woods… in life, there’s always another Big Bad Wolf hiding along our paths. And that while we’re in the woods we must be prepared for the next wolf attack. Death is probably the only escape from the woods we’ll ever encounter – so best to be prepared for a life of tests and obstacles.
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Over at Mysterious we’re working on a line of new products. The first we’d like to introduce is the Vorpal Umbrella. The Vorpal Umbrella features an alchemy pattern interior print, skull head handle, and black cloth exterior. The umbrella mechanism is automatic – open and close with a single button press.
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There are only 65 of the 200 Limited Edition Vorpal Bags remaining. If you’ve not yet got your hands on one, here’s a chance to win a gift certificate for the Mysterious store, which you can use towards acquiring one of your very own!
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The web store for Mysterious is nearly complete. If all goes well, we hope to open the shop June, 2015. Here’s a sneak peak at the store’s front page.
Our first product will be The Vorpal Bag, of which there will be only 200 of the 1st Edition. If you miss out on the 1st Edition, fear not – for we’ll release new editions of this handmade leather bag every 3 months. Additional bags, inspired by other beloved fairy tales – Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and Snow White, to name a few – will be made available, one new bag every couple of months.
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