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03 September 2011 @ 10:02 pm
zomg.  

ZOMG.

On the “you can’t get what you don’t ask for” rule, I emailed kylecassidy/Kyle Cassidy to ask about possibly doing a photo shoot for cover art for the upcoming Kickstarter Walker Papers/Gary novella (which I have now begun referring to as Book 7.5 of the Walker Papers). I said I thought he’d probably have access to a model and a sword, described what I wanted, and ten seconds later he sent a snapshot back and said “Would this gentleman do?”

Guys, let me tell you how awesome the man in the snapshot was: I blushed when I saw it. That’s how perfectly Gary he was. I blushed.

Once I got over blushing, I said Right! and gave him details of the sword I had in mind.

Ten seconds later he emailed back with “Lucky for you, that’s exactly the sword I have in the studio” and sent a shot of it, too. I didn’t blush that time, but I did laugh out loud, because come on, what were the odds? (Very very good, apparently!)

Kyle has just sent me the first go at a cover mockup, and holy carp, it’s gonna be just about as perfect as something not done by Hugh Syme (the Walker Papers cover artist) can be. I’m giggling. I’m giddy. This is going to be such huge fun! *does a little dance*

I’m thinkin’ I’ll launch the KS campaign on Oct 1. Between now and then I have to, er. Come up with incentives and rewards, and apparently make some kind of cool little video to go along with the page (because, you know, I’m a writer. Obviously making short movies is my strong point…), and write the short story that will be the instantaneous reward once the campaign ends (I said, blithely assuming it’ll succeed…o.O). And probably other things, but I should stop thinking about them (and stop squeeing) and go to bed now. :)

(x-posted from the essential kit)
 
 
 
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kitmizkit on September 4th, 2011 06:08 am (UTC)
*laughs* Well, yes, that was actually sort of what I figured when I emailed him. :)
cainle_bean on September 3rd, 2011 06:07 pm (UTC)
I LOVE Kyle's work. That is totally cool!
Wiredwizard: 2001: A Cat Odditty (mine)wiredwizard on September 3rd, 2011 06:33 pm (UTC)
Don't you love it when a plan comes together? =)
kitmizkit on September 4th, 2011 06:08 am (UTC)
YES I DO.

Now where's me some Bradley Cooper?
Turning the Schmaltz up to 11pullthestars on September 3rd, 2011 07:46 pm (UTC)
Oh I just LOVE his photos! I was wondering what you two were getting up to. Can't wait to see the final product :)
freyaw: abyssfreyaw on September 3rd, 2011 08:24 pm (UTC)
Excuse me for a moment, I'm doing the dance of *yay!*
Kynatrilliumgrl on September 3rd, 2011 08:30 pm (UTC)
That will be totally awesome! seanb and I were just talking while out and about today, that I cannot WAIT for this Kickstarter to go live so that I can throw money at it and get more Gary.
elektra_h: steampunkelektra on September 3rd, 2011 08:31 pm (UTC)
The same Kyle Cassidy who photographed the Steampunk Twelfth Night at the Curio Theatre in Philly last year? W00t!!
kitmizkit on September 4th, 2011 06:07 am (UTC)
Yes, yes, the very same one. :)
pgmccpgmcc on September 4th, 2011 06:02 am (UTC)
I take it you hid the photo where Ted can't find it.

By the way, if you are looking for help on the video, John Vaughan might be worth talking to. Just a thought.
kitmizkit on September 4th, 2011 06:07 am (UTC)
...Asking John's not a half bad idea. Do you have his email address? Send it to me if you do! cemurphyauthor AT gmail.com! <3

And it wasn't THAT kind of photo, sheesh! :)