I am freaking excited to announce that the Guts of Glory Bonus Artist Card Set is done and available for pre-order now. I organized and art directed this series of five special cards for Guts of Glory with the editorial help of the other two thirds of the Guts team, Zach Gage & Jesse Fuchs. There are a lot of amazing artists out there who I considered asking to illustrate cards, but eventually we were able to pare the list down to the incredible five above. I’ve been following their work for a few years now and was pretty psyched to be able to work with them all. I talk more about the process on Brandon Boyer’s site, Venus Patrol:
When we initially dreamed up the guest artist promo pack, we had a few goals in mind. We wanted to get some of our favorite artists to take a crack at making their own cards. We tried to choose the funniest, most talented folks we knew to create card items that would both fit the Guts-verse and expand it to fit their own particular style and brand of humor.
Rather than say “draw this”, we decided to let them come up with their own ideas. What would someone like Lisa Hanawalt do with post-apocalyptic foodstuffs if given the chance? What about one of those infamous Bulmer puns known to make children cry?
We hoped the art direction we did give (“a little gross, but not vomit-inducing”) would work to unify the cards and it did. We believe this to be a fantastic set of images by some of the top young artists around. Each of them has created a lot of incredible art, illustrations and comics that is worth checking out on their respective sites. We’re really excited to finally be able to share their creations with you today.
Brandon has more info on the artists & their cards over on his site.
In other news, the Guts of Glory online shop is open for business! If you didn’t get a copy of the game via Kickstarter, you can now pre-order one. You can also get the set of 5 special Bonus Artist Cards that I mentioned for $5 or the Print & Play edition of the game (also $5), which is up and ready to download now so you can get your game on! If you bought a copy of the Print & Play, check your Kickstarter messages for info on how to get it.
We are down to the final edits on Guts; it’s nearly ready to go into production. Exciting times. I’ve loved working on this project and am looking forward to doing more stuff like it in the future.