Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Meet the Fabulist!

Meet the Fabulist in this exclusive preview from Part 1 of The Tale of the Teller of Tales. Here he is invited to visit Uaxala—a distant, unknown land.

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Friday, July 24, 2009

Head of the Fabulist

Mark has provided these snaps of the head of the Fabulist he made to use as a drawing reference.

Making the head is featured prominently in the "Making of the Teller of Tales" video. It's the only one of its kind, of course!

We're still working on details of the contest to win the Fabulist's head. Hoping to have them posted before the Chicago Comic Con, but may not be until after.

Friday, July 17, 2009


South of the Kingdom of Nearandfar... due west of Hereandthere... past the Desert of Demolishment and the Skyscrape Mountains... on the shore of the Secluded Sea.

More from Mark's sketchbook!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Proofs are out to our partners and potential partners. Feedback has been very solid, with some good editorial comments that we are figuring out how to incorporate (Josh, you reading this??).

JG's meeting was awesome. They seem as interested as we are! Right now we are looking at distribution and some co-branding, but at the very least distribution should be a go. Timeline is still not set, but hopefully soon. Thanks again to Mark for helping move this forward.

Congrats again to the site teams on their excellent briefings. Look forward to equally over-the-top execution!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Cards for Free Books

Printer's proof, TOT card 23

Here is the distribution schedule for upcoming shows:
  1. San Diego [jul 23-26]: 5k
  2. Chicago [aug 6-9]: 5k
  3. Toronto [aug 28-30]: 2.5k
Each card redeemable here for free copy of The Tale of the Teller of Tales Part 1.

Initial response has been very strong. Let's give away some books!


Ellie says she actually dropped 7k. Who gave her 7k?! (All right, that's fine!)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

From Mark Matel's Sketchbook

These show how Mark has developed some of the characters and settings for The Tale of the Teller of Tales.