Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Crowd Funding Marc Simonetti's Art Book

I'm pretty public about my love for Marc Simonetti's artwork.  Not only has he done beautiful work for my Riyria French covers:

And provided an incredible illustration to bring to life Hollow World:

But he has also done amazing work for Pat Rothfuss's King Killer Chronicles, George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones, Terry Prachett's Disc World, and the list just goes on and on.

My reason for posting today is Marc an It's Art are crowd funding a coffee table book of his art. You can learn all about it here.

The project has already funded...(currently at 278% in fact), but I wanted people to know about it as there are still 5 days left and if another $2,000 plus change is raised the $30,000 stretch goal will be hit which means backers will get another 5 signed prints!  As someone who has already backed this great project - I would love for this to have this added bonus.

As with everything that Marc does, this is an incredibly professional and amazing project. Just look at some of these pictures I've taken from the funding page:

How amazing are those? Almost 400 people have backed the project and Marc has a wide range of funding options available. He's already made these stretch goals:
  • $14,000 - Book expand to 256 pages
  • $20,000 - Signed copies of "The Wall" 

And the best part...Marc has done a new piece of original art for my Riyria series.  If you've read Heir of Novron and wondered what the capital city of Percepliquis looked like just before it was destroyed by Esrahaddon, well you'll get to see that as well. I've been working with Marc over the last few months while he produced the piece and I'm thrilled with the results.  Marc has even hinted that he might do a companion versions showing the city after the fall.  How cool would that be?

In any case, no matter what pictures are ultimately selected for the final book, I can't see how anyone will be disappointed.  I'm very excited about this project an hope that by posting here, a few others will be excited to.

The project will close July 15th, 2014, so there are only a few more days left.  Please pledge your support and get your hands on this wonderful, limited edition work of art.  Again the link is here.


  1. Wow, Marc is an amazing illustrator indeed! 8| His French Riyria covers were used for the Bulgarian edition too and I absolutely LOVED them! (Did they already send those Bulgarian copies to you, BTW? You will excuse me...LOL - I know I asked you that once already on Twitter; back then you said you had gotten some of them but not all 6 books...)