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Angelarium: Book of Watchers

A project in Mount Prospect, IL by Peter Mohrbacher

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An exploration into the world of the fallen angels. The second book in the Angelarium series.
Backers: 2522
Average Pledge Per Backer: $81

Funded: $204,036 of $10,000
Dates: Jun 30th -> Aug 9th (41 days)
Project By: Peter Mohrbacher
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Latest News

Final Day!

August 8th - via:
It's coming down to the final 24 hours and I'd love it if you could help let people know that the campaign is in its final stretch ( Angelarium exists because of the support from its fans and a large part of that has been the... (Read More)

Simikiel, Angel of Vengeance

July 27th - via:
Simikiel was part of the original 12 angels back in 2006 and was one of the first ones to get a remake as soon as I started the process of updating them after I began to work professionally as an artist. Here, you can see the two older versions of... (Read More)

Eistibus, Angel of Divination

July 22nd - via:
Long before I started to illustrate the Watchers, I was selecting angels to illustrate based off of which names and properties sounded most interesting. That lead me to Eistibus, Angel of Divination. The name oozes with mystery and I wanted to see... (Read More)

Eli Minaya - Angelarium's Primary Author

July 20th - via:
When people think of Angelarium, they think of me, Peter Mohrbacher. The two names are synonymous because most of you found this project through my work. It doesn't hurt that I'm the creator, primary artist and publisher of the project as well.... (Read More)

Kokabiel, Angel of the Stars

July 18th - via:
It was the middle of the night out in the Nevada desert. There was was a column of campers, cars and trailers stretching as far as the eye could see down the pitch black stretch of perfectly flat road. All of them were at a dead stop while they... (Read More)

New Watcher Paintings from Goni Montes

July 16th - via:
I've got two new pieces to share today that are follow-ups to a couple of the existing Watchers. Goni Montes has done a stunning job encapsulating the emotion and the themes of these two characters. Both of them are available as convention prints... (Read More)

The Old Watchers

July 13th - via:
Real Quick - Getting the Word OutThere are a lot of people out there who are fans of the Angelarium series, but just don't know that there is a campaign going on for it. Please help me change that. If you see these paintings around, please help by... (Read More)

The Gate of Sahaqiel

July 11th - via:
Gate of Sahaqiel - 18"x36" print   I'm happy to be sharing a new piece of art today. This painting was the first step to revealing more of the landscapes within Angelarium. It's a mission I've been meaning to embark on for quite some time, so I... (Read More)

What it Means to be Indie

July 10th - via:
Being an indie painter is basically like being an indie filmmaker, indie musician or indie game developer. You have to give up a certain amount of stability and safety in order to gain both creative and financial control of your work. To me, that... (Read More)

Samshiel, Angel of the Eclipse

July 9th - via:
Like most of the Watchers, there aren't a lot of deeds or stories about Samshiel. None, really. The only starting point I had for this painting is the fact that his name means "Sun of God". So, the goal was to create a tragic figure that is in some... (Read More)

Bezaliel, Angel of Shadow

July 8th - via:
Finding an interesting way of portraying a tragic figure who was also a shadow was a real challenge. This piece ended up having a lot of research and experimentation in order to come together. Firstly, I didn't want to create a shadow that was just a... (Read More)

Wicked Kingdom by Wylie Beckert

July 7th - via:
One of my favorite Kickstarter campaigns that's running right now is being created a friend of mine who has been building her own illustration series. Printed by the USPCC on casino-quality Bee card stock, Wicked Kingdom is an art-rich 54-card poker... (Read More)

Matariel, Angel of Rain

July 6th - via:
As I've grown older, the sound of rain has grown more and more meaningful to me. Hearing the sound of everything outside being tapped by water feels weighty and important. It feels like a gentle confirmation that the world exists outside my little... (Read More)

New Record! + Dumah preview

July 4th - via:
The most I've ever been able to raise on Kickstarter to date was $50,966, which was set by the first Angelarium book. You've just helped me break that record in the first 4 days of a 40 day campaign. I know I've said it before, this REALLY means a... (Read More)

Creating Asbeel, Angel of Ruin

July 3rd - via:
If you read the previous update on Sathariel, Angel of Deception, you got to learn that each of the Watchers is based on a personal relatable experience. The goal is to create a connection on an emotional level by trying to relate a feeling that... (Read More)

A Brief History of Raziel

July 2nd - via:
  The Book of Watchers, is more than just a book about the Watchers. It's the first glimpse beyond the mysterious beginnings of Angelarium's larger narrative. One of the most important figures in this narrative is Raziel. He show's up only in the... (Read More)

Secret Convention Prints Store - Backers Only

July 1st - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Creating Sathariel, Angel of Deception

July 1st - via:
After completing Series 3, I was in a spot where I needed to make something new for Angelarium. The table had been completely set after covering both the Emanations series as well as remaking all 12 original angels from back in 2003. The plan that I... (Read More)

Funded in 2 hours!

June 30th - via:
Thanks guys :) The outpouring of support right here at the beginning is really amazing. You guys are the best. Here's a preview of the painting I'm finishing up today. It's the largest digital painting I've ever made, this is only 8% of its original... (Read More)

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