This is a straight copypasta of HTML code from 's journal to mine because I may be drawing it but he's organizing it. So no, I'm not turning into Gambit and referring to myself in the third person these days. Just saving time by borrowing something written about me rather than writing up something from scratch
For those of you who've read my fanfic over the years, you know that does art for a lot of them. Thing is, she can't do freebies for me any more than she can do free art for others. Because when she does freebies, she isn't earning money that she needs for things like rent, food, health insurance, medication... you know, important stuff. I've foot the bill for a few pieces recently, but since my readers - and some people who are just fans of her - enjoy them too, I decided to give you all the opportunity to contribute.
Gathering of Goddesses will be a companion to Chapter 36 - or so; I'm still figuring out the story outline - of Blue Belle 2012. Depending on how well we do raising money, the following characters will appear:
Thrúd Thordóttir ($60): I've already posted a bit about Thrúd on my Tumblr. Yes, there are some very obviously Loki-esque design elements in there. Yes, she is indeed Thor's daughter. Yes, that unusual combination will be explained in Chapter 36.
Amora the Enchantress ($75): If you don't know who Amora is, you're probably very new to Marvel because she's been a comic staple since 1964 and appears in Super Hero Squad and Earth's Mightiest Heroes. We'll probably use one of her modern comic costumes or maybe Lexi will come up with something that blends the best bits of a few costumes into something awesome. Don't know yet.
Currently Raised: $75.00 USD
Aphrodite Ourania ($90): For some reason, Marvel's actually got Venus and Aphrodite running around as separate entities on Earth-616. Considering how one-note Aphrodite is in Marvel, we'll likely end up blending the canon character, classic mythology, and modern fashion when we do our version.
The Mórrígan ($105): Since Marvel's never touched on Irish mythology, there's no canon equivalent to compare and contrast her with. Never the less, given her interest in the mythology of all cultures, Lexi has a few different ideas for how we might develop her for both Blue Belle as a whole and this piece in particular.
If we hit the $105 target before the end of the year, I'll up the goal to $135 and we'll also get:
Göndul ($120): Göndul actually dates back to the original 2010 version of Blue Belle and has been drawn once already. Granted it was for a scene involving artistic nudity for an art class, so her wardrobe is subject to change, but the basic idea is there.
Kára ($135): Think DC's Power Girl, just as a valkyrie. Yeah. I'm drooling too.
PS: LATE BREAKING OFFER FROM THE ART GODDESS!
Since too many cooks spoil the soup and too many characters spoil a piece, and I have decided what we're going to do if we raise over $135 USD and people still feel generous. Rather than tacking on more and more characters - which I'd then have to write into the scene this piece is for - we're going to take a cue from Top Cow's recent Kickerstarter for Cyber Force and offer a physical incentive. If we can hit not only the $105 USD target that'll pay for the basic four goddess piece (Thrúd/Amora/Aphrodite/Mórrígan), but go on to blow through the $135 USD "goddesses and valkyries" target too? We'll tweak the ChipIn to aim for $200 USD. And if by some miracle people are feeling that generous? All contributors of $10 USD or more - from the first $10 to the last - will be mailed a print of Gathering of Goddesses autographed by Lexi.