Category Archives: Little Women Updates

News, process, and art from my Little Women Graphic Novel Project. Learn more about it here.

Last Push for the Little Women Kickstarter!

Here is ONE MORE REMINDER to pledge to my Little Women Graphic Novel Kickstarter campaign! The funding closes on Sunday morning. I still have not reached my minimum goal, which means it is still up in the air whether or not I will receive the funds and be able to self-print my own book. If you enjoy my work and you can contribute, even just a dollar or two, please consider making a pledge today.

If you’ve already pledged, you can still raise your amount if you so choose. I’ve added some extra incentives to the original art rewards in my last push towards getting this funded (see the top of the Kickstarter page for details).

PLEDGE HERE.

I greatly appreciate everyone who has pledged and has helped spread the word about the project all over the internets. Whether The KS gets funded or not, this has been an overall positive experience and I’ve enjoyed getting to connect with you all over my love of this classic story.

All the best,
Dani

Little Women Watercolor Sketches and Ustream Recording

I held a live Ustream show yesterday to help promote my Little Women project. Thanks to all who stopped by! I ended up drawing and coloring two watercolor sketches, and gave one away to a lucky viewer at the end of the show.

You can watch the recording of the show here:

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/25019982



Video streaming by Ustream

I will be holding one more broadcast before the Kickstarter campaign ends. It will be on Friday August 31 at 10 AM EST. I will be making more sketches and giving them away to viewers. Go to danidraws.com/danidrawslive to watch and chat.

Only a few more days left to pledge to the Little Women Graphic Novel Project! The project still needs more funding to reach its goal. I would appreciate any help you can provide to spread the word. Thanks so much!

Best,
Dani

A Visit to Orchard House

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I recently had a chance to visit Orchard House in Concord, Massachusetts. Orchard House was the home of Louisa May Alcott, and was the basis for the March’s home in the Little Women story.

The house is open for tours, and holds many original possessions of the Alcott family including books, artwork, and household items. Needless to say, as a huge fan of Little Women I enjoyed myself immensely. It’s worth a visit if you’re ever in the area.

Here’s a bunch more pictures:

Unfortunately, you’re not allowed to take pics on the inside, but there’s some nice virtual tours up on their website if you want to see more. Get all the info about Orchard House at louisamayalcott.org.

9 Days Left in the Kickstarter!

We’ve still got funding left to raise to reach our goal! Please help spread the word about the Little Women Graphic Novel Project if you can!

And a reminder, I am currently holding a Twitter contest if you’d like to share the project and possibly win some original art!

Thanks!

Dani

Little Women Twitter Contest

We’re a little over halfway through the Little Women Kickstarter campaign and have still got a bit of funding left to raise to reach the goal. So, I’m going to kick things up a notch as we wind down the final weeks!

TWITTER CONTEST

From now until the end of Kickstarter funding on September 2, post a link to the Little Women project on Twitter to win an original watercolor sketch!

Rules

  • To enter, tweet the LINK to either to the project page (http://danidraws.com/little-women) or the Kickstarter (http://kck.st/QKaCOV), along with the HASHTAG #littlewomengn.
  • You can enter up to twice per day for more chances to win. I will draw TWO winners, once on August 27, and once on September 3. Winners will receive an original watercolor sketch.
  • The contest will be cumulative, which means everyone who entered the first week will be eligible for the second drawing also!
  • If you need help starting your tweet, you can post something like this:

      Support the Little Women Graphic Novel Project to help bring new life to the classic story. http://danidraws.com/little-women #littlewomengn

    Or this:

      I love Little Women! A graphic novel version would be awesome, so you should pledge to this: http://danidraws.com/little-women #littlewomengn

    Or, you know, something like this if you’re really generous:

      Wow, this book looks awesome! http://danidraws.com/little-women #littlewomengn

    Whatever floats your boat. Post it. Win stuff.

  • If you post something extra in your tweet, such as Little Women fan art, link to a blog post you have written about the project, or a photo of you reading a Little Women book, you receive super bonus points and more chances to win!

Thanks as always to all the current backers and those who have helped me promote the project thus far!

New Little Women Page and Video

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During the Ustream show I held on Monday, I drew a new Little Women page and demonstrated some of my digital drawing/coloring techniques. Above is the finished page from that session.

I recorded the show, but unfortunately problems with Ustream and my internet connection cut the video short. However, you can still view a good portion of it here:


http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/24682447

The next show will be on Tuesday August 28 at 12 PM EST. Come watch me draw more Little Women art and maybe win a free sketch. Visit http://danidraws.com/danidrawslive to watch the show and view the full schedule. Hope to see you there!

The book is almost 1/3 funded! We’re going at a good pace. THANKS to all who have pledged so far. Please help spread the word about the project if you can so we can reach our goal!

To make a pledge, visit the Kickstarter page.

Best,

Dani

Little Women Kickstarter Crosses $1000!

Thank you to everyone who has backed The Little Women Graphic Novel Project so far! Only a few days in, and the total has surpassed the $1000 dollar mark! That makes 16% of the total goal of $6000. Woo!

I’m going to do another live Ustream show on Monday August 13 at 12 PM noon ET. Go to danidraws.com/danidrawslive to view the full schedule and watch the stream. Monday, I will show you how I draw and color the comic digitally.

Remember to please share the project and spread the news if you can! Every little bit helps not only in the funding, but also the promotion of this awesome classic story.

Best,

Dani

Little Women Kickstarter Now Live!

The Kickstarter project for my Little Women graphic novel is now LIVE! Please go take a visit and pledge or share with your friends to help me take this project to the next level!

Pledge here: http://kck.st/QKaCOV

With the Kickstarter, I am trying to fund a comic/sketchbook that contains 3-5 completed chapters from the book, and some concept art. The idea is that I will use this book to pitch a full graphic novel to publishers.

Some of the rewards include PDF and print copies of the Little Women book, prints, and original drawings and paintings. The Kickstarter will close in 30 days on September 2.

Thanks for all your support!

View the launch video!

Introducing The Little Women Graphic Novel Project!

I am super excited to announce a new personal project I am working on – an illustrated graphic novel of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott!

I have put up a dedicated page at danidraws.com/little-women with all the details, art, and links you need to know. This is a project that I’ve been wanting to do for a long time. My plan is to work on it for the remainder of the year, post my progress, print a book, and eventually find a publisher.

Here’s where YOU come in:

As part of this project, I am doing a little promotional/publishing experiment. If you are a fan of Little Women, graphic novels, and classic stories, and would love to see this project come to fruition, I would appreciate it if you would leave a short comment over on the LW page. My goal is to get as many comments as possible on that page, so please leave short note if you can.

AND…

Kickstarter Project Coming Soon!

I will be launching a campaign on Kickstarter next week. This is going to help pay for the printing of a special self-published portion of this project, which I will provide more details about when it launches. Please keep an eye out for it until then.

Process Blog

I’m going to be sharing news and process for the entire project as I move forward. I’ve set up a dedicated blog at danidraws.com/little-women/updates if you’d like to follow along.

Ustream Launch!

On Friday August 3 at 10 AM ET, I am going to hold a live Ustream broadcast to celebrate the launch of the Kickstarter campaign, and draw some Little Women art. I am going to try to do regular broadcasts throughout the campaign where I will work on the project and maybe giveaway some stuff. :)

If you are unfamiliar with my Ustream broadcasts, it is a live show where I chat and draw in real time, and viewers can interact, chat, and ask questions.

Go to danidraws.com/danidrawslive to watch the show and view the schedule.

Thanks so much for all your support! I can’t wait to get started!