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While all you darn kids are paying attention to your Chorttling Charses and your Forrdy Fork Barbs, I feel that Mr. Bupsy should be given some love. The art in this is done by the amazing Snow on The Radio who’s known for doing really awesome (and gruesome) art. If you’re up for a Rip Snorting Good time filled with gore than check it out.

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If you wanna like the Original Post than I highly recommend doing so, seeing as the artist is REALLY REALLY GOOD and deserves some love.

Also here’s the song I used in this.

Hello Everyone. Just a heads up to all our followers that we’ll be making a kickstarter shortly.

A few of our artists needed a short extension for work to take care of personal responsibilities. As of now Kate and I are working on formatting for the book now that the art has been gathered.

- Ash & Kate

Hello all. There’s been an update to the timeline since we reached our cap on artists much more quickly than anticipated. I’ve sent all the contributing artists an email with the update, and lots of additional info on the project to keep everyone up to date. Please check your emails and respond to confirm/update personal information.

Updated Timeline:
25% complete Check-in: September 20th
50% complete Check-in: November 15th
Samples needed for kickstarter: November 15th
75% complete Check-in: December 15th
Finished: January 31st
Printing Date: TBA

Note: The timeline is a suggested pace so no one falls behind.

Hey all! So this past weekend I was attending and tabling at Boston Comicon. While there I handed out fliers advertising Vertebrae Anthology as a project and encouraging people to check out the blog and stay-tuned for upcoming updates.

Anyway, while I was only able to attend one of the the panels, I had a great time. it’s always great to meet and speak to new people. For those of you who attended, I hope you had an equally rad time!

- Ash

HEY FOLKS.

Emails are being sent out, so I just wanted to remind and ask you to be on the look out. For those who are accepted to into the anthology, a prompt email response would be appreciated. This way we can add you to the official list of participating artists and queue an announcement post welcoming you to the project. We can’t do either without your response. So please respond.

Enjoy your body horror.

- Ash

Hey all! We made a lot of progress today. Responded to a lot of e-mails and queued up posts. I’m working on a new banner for the blog, and such. Don’t forget to check out the Artist List in our links as we update and accept people! 

We hope to finish going through applications soon. The response has been amazing and it’s been a pleasure and a privilege for both of us to see your art and hear your ideas! If you haven’t heard back from us yet, expect an e-mail soon!

- Kate

HEY GUYS IMPORTANT NOTICE

I wasn’t going to post until tomorrow, but decided today might be best. As of now we have nineteen accepted artists out of the 25.

If you want to apply, send your applications in asap so you have a chance. Kate and I will wait for another big chunk of applications before selecting the final six.

We have been queuing accepted artist announcement posts to be once a day. We have yet to receive some responses, but it’s only been a day. But please check your email if you’ve applied! If you applied and didn’t get an email yet, that means we’ve cut you off to be apart of the second batch of applications (so no worries).

We’re also working out a release form for artists under 18, since one or two applied.

- Ash

DAY ONE: $820 of $12,000 pledged. 

We’re already 7% on our way to our goal after day one!

Thank you to those of you who have already supported us through either pledging or signal boosting. For our first day we’re off to a great start, and here’s to staying on track.

in the future we’ll be updating our progress to our goal once a week (probably every Sunday or Monday). We really appreciate everyone’s support. All the artists have worked SO hard, and their work looks astounding–it’ll look even more kickass in print.

- Ash & Kate

UPDATES

  1. Additions have been made to the faq page
  2. Kate and I have gone through more than half the applications. We gave everyone careful consideration, and have emailed our decisions. For those of you who have been accepted: Welcome, and thank you for joining us! For those that didn’t make it: We truly appreciate your time, enjoyed viewing your artwork, and maybe during our next project you’ll make it. <3
  3. If you applied and didn’t receive an email then you’re still under consideration, we’re waiting for more applications before moving forward. We really want everyone to have a fair shot; this means not closing slots too quickly.
  4. We’ll be queuing the posts announcing contributing artists so that there’ll be one post a day. This could also be prolonged, since it depends on when accepted artists respond to our emails.

Enjoy your decomposing fox, and have a happy Independence day to you Americans out there.

- Ash

rafe-alecardi  asked:

Hello! I've got a rather, well, subjective question. I tend to prefer the aesthetic of bones or shallow/surreal/symbolic gore (blood, artistic exposure of bones or organs, superficial damage, etc) over body horror or excessive gore (violent death, highly graphic torture, etc). Do you mind approximating the proportion of each in the book, if such a thing is possible? Judging by the KS preview, it /seems/ like the proportion is more in my favour, but it's pretty hard to tell!

Gore/horror count:
Mild 69%
Moderate 25%
Intense 6%

To answer your question I’ve gone through the artists’ folders and rated their work on gorey-ness. I’ve done my best to objectively answer this, and have created descriptions to give context to the numbers above. The percentages are based on the work of EACH artist, rather than each individual piece.


Mild gore/body horror (superficial damage, symbolic, exposure of bones/organs, surreal body disfiguration, organ wrought etc)

Moderate gore/body horror (somewhat graphic cannibalism,
organ exposure, and the previously mentioned in mild but more “bloody”)

Intense gore/body horror (All of the previously mentioned, but very graphic and blatant).

I hope this helps.

- Ash

Hi everyone!

So, adjustments have been made. After speaking to a few professionals who’ve worked on/with anthologies Kate and I have come to a final decision for payment, and changed the kickstarter date. For payment info, this is a reminder to check your emails, artists.

The kickstarter will now be moved on February 5th. All other progress guideline dates remain the same. This change was made as to avoid running into issues with taxs mid project, which other anthologies have run into problems with in the past.

- Ash

Hey guys, just a little heads up that while I was at Boston Comicon I got in touch with some people and spoke about the project and some semantics. I’ll be meeting with Kate today, and talking things over. Expect some updates within the next few days.

[ On an unrelated, additional side note, I’m doing an art print give away/raffle, because I had extra prints from the convention. Feel free to check it out and enter it: Here. ]

- Ash