The Gathering: Reuniting Pioneering Artists of Magic

A project in Northport, NY by Full Steam Press, LLC

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Rediscover over 30 of the original artists of Magic: The Gathering® reunited to create new paintings for this limited release art book.
Backers: 1509
Average Pledge Per Backer: $99

Funded: $149,899 of $32,000
Dates: Feb 26th -> Mar 28th (31 days)
Project By: Full Steam Press, LLC
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Latest News

The Last Few Hours

March 28th - via:
Amazing how quickly it's all flown by, and how busy a single month could be. So, some final reminders... PaymentWhen the Kickstarter closes at 7:15 pm PDT (10:15 pm EDT, "what the hell time do you call this?" GMT) your card/bank account will be... (Read More)

Art Update: Double Trouble

March 28th - via:
In our final art update of the campaign, we leave you with the looming shadows of foreboding, mixed with a dash of chaos, disorder and general destruction. Hey, what do you expect when there's goblins in the update?! This upbeat update (no, really)... (Read More)

Double Matted

March 27th - via:
As we mentioned previously, the playmat is a work in progress. We've listened to feedback and taken some more time with the design. We're keeping the essential concept - especially since we don't want to completely change direction after so many of... (Read More)

Art Update: Double Time

March 26th - via:
As we're into the last two days of the campaign, we're going to make this and the last art update double the length! Today's four-pack of art comes courtesy of Pat (Morrissey) Lewis, Margaret Organ-Kean, Richard Kane Ferguson and Julie Baroh (whose... (Read More)

Exclusive Interview with Jeff A. Menges about The Gathering

March 26th - via:
A little under a month ago, a very unique project was announced on Kickstarter. 35 of the original artists from the beginning of Magic the Gathering had gotten together to create a book celebrating their work and the history of the game. The Gathering project was fully funded within 22 hours, and currently stands over $90,000 above the intial fundraising targets. Since announcement, the book has grown by over 20 pages, boasts an expanded bonus section and can come with unique sketches from the artists involved. The most recent stretch goal offering playmats with art from the book was easily reached and everyone invloved eagerly awaits the next milestone. (Read More)

Payments & Playmats

March 24th - via:
A Quick Word on Payments This Kickstarter campaigns wraps in just a couple of days, and when it does Amazon payments will charge you. Please take a moment to check everything is up to date, and if you're making a substantial purchase it might be wise... (Read More)

Art Update: Contrasting Elves, Dwarves... and Styles

March 24th - via:
In current interpretations of fantasy worlds, elves and dwarves are commonly shown as having significant stylistic contrasts, whether it be blues & green hues vs reds & browns, or intricate flowing designs vs chunky angular ones. In another... (Read More)

Collector's Edition Sketch Cards: Your Very Last Chance

March 24th - via:
To find out what time this will be for your part of the world, check here - New stock will appear in the $160 and $220 tiers. It is very limited. Since you can pick up the 400 card Complete Standard Edition... (Read More)

PSA: All About Add-Ons

March 23rd - via:
Oh, yeah... that 400 count stack of printed sketch cards? Yup, still available as an add-on. We mention this because: 1) It seems The Gathering brought a lot of new people to Kickstarter.2) Some people seem to think that because the True Collector... (Read More)

New Arrivals

March 22nd - via:
Two Flavors of Artist Announcements Newly confirmed for The Gathering - Anson Maddocks! We are thrilled (and, OMG, relieved) to welcome one of the original powerhouse artists of Alpha. Anson's art style is one of the things I personally will always... (Read More)

Sketch Cards - Bigger than Elvis(h)

March 20th - via:
We were taken completely by surprise by the popularity of the Collector's Edition Sketch Cards. After the original batch ran out within the first couple of days, we returned to the artists with a longer deadline and a request to see if they could... (Read More)

The artists who made you fall in love with Magic: The Gathering are reuniting for a new book

March 20th - via:
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Magic: the Gathering. Many of the game's earliest fans still look back fondly on the art that appeared on cards in those first few sets. While their work may not have been as polished as today's Magic art, those early artists had more freedom to experiment, creating images that were sometimes unexpected or downright weird. (Read More)

Gathering Magic's Original Artists on Kickstarter

March 15th - via:
Magic: The Gathering is about to turn 20 years old, and the original artists for the game are running a Kickstarter for a commemorative book. (Read More)

'The Gathering' surpasses Kickstarter goal within first week

March 3rd - via:
Today the Kickstarter project "The Gathering" reached an impressive $57,797, well surpassing its goal of $32,000 within the first week. "The Gathering" is a book which reunites more than 30 of the original artists of "Magic: The Gathering." (Read More)

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