Friend of HeroMachine Ben Finn is helping promising new writer Melody Wolfe launch a Kickstarter for her new fantasy novel, "Rivertown":
Rivertown is the story of a young woman who rises to heroism in the face of a growing crisis. Against a backdrop of mystery and secrets, she must discover who she is, and how to save the people she loves.
The Kickstarter runs from Feb. 19 to Mar. 19, 2015!
The samples I've read so far sound really good and the cover art looks fantastic:
The HeroMachine community is all about helping artists find their voices and making imaginations come to life, so I hope you'll take a moment to head on over to the campaign and help Melody (and Ben!) out with her dream.
Marvel has released the first official trailer for "Avengers 2: Age of Ultron"! Check it out and let us know what you think in the comments.
For a long-outstanding prize request, I've just uploaded the following item to Companion-Vehicles:
"The Forsaken" by Valyndril
UPDATE: I just installed a fix that's working in Chrome, but I don't have IE. Can someone who does please go to the HM3 app, hold down CTRL-F5 to force it to refresh with the latest version of the app, and try exporting again, please? Thank you!
UPDATE 2: I have confirmation from djuby (who originally reported the problem) that IE is fixed now as well. Woot!
I've gotten a couple of reports that Internet Explorer is no longer allowing you to export images from HM3 as of last night. Reports are from both IE9 and IE11. In testing, Chrome worked this morning with Chrome Version 34.0.1847.131 but a few moments later after I "upgraded" to Chrome Version 34.0.1847.137 it was broken.
So something major changed for it to affect two different browsers from both Google and Microsoft. I don't know what, I haven't changed anything in the code base.
Once again you'll have to do screen captures till I figure out what they broke THIS time. It's very frustrating, I apologize.
Lime requested an aurochs to be added to Companion-Standard as her prize for winning the Special Character Design Contest for my friend JJ Baskin. And here it is, available now!
Thanks again to all who entered and thanks to Lime!
The Special Character Design Contest for my friend JJ Baskin, who's battling a recent brain cancer diagnosis, is over and it was a spectacular success. I posted each entry, one per day, to his Facebook feed and he's really enjoyed seeing them. His sons are huge super-hero fans and getting to see their dad all decked out has helped lift all their spirits during this tough round of radiation treatment. A sincere, deep thanks to all of you who took the time to enter, each of you made a genuine difference.
Here are all the entries for your enjoyment:
I (and JJ! and his sons!) enjoyed all of these very much. But as this is a contest and there can be only one winner, and because I am a ruthless autocrat unlike the kind-hearted "mob rules" other moderators with their polls, I am going to choose the one JJ had the highest praise for. And that one is by Lime!
No slight is meant to the other awesome entrants, but JJ's boys are actually studying Andy Warhol in school right now so in addition to being a kick-butt illustration, it was also very timely.
Lime, you've won your choice of:
- A custom color illustration by me of any one character you like (a $50 value!);
- A caricature of you to join the others in the Heads-Winners set; or
- Any one item you like to be included in HeroMachine 3.
Please contact me either in the comments to this post, or via email, to claim your prize.
Thank you again to everyone who entered!