Tonight marks a momentous milestone in the Bestiary project. As of right now, more than half of the art has been turned in by the artists. That's not sketches, that's final pieces. Plus, I heard from our esteemed editrix that she will be sending me the first half of her corrections and suggestions tomorrow.
Woo, and might I add, hoo!
If we continue at the present rate, that means all of the art will be completed by the end of August, and I should receive the remaining edits by then as well. Obviously, I have no idea if the art will continue to come in at such a prodigious rate, and until I get a-goin' on applying the edits to the master file, no idea how long that particular part of the process will take.
But the takeaway is, we're way ahead of schedule. If... and I must emphasize if... all proceeds according to current projections, we're looking at an October or November release (so, four or five months ahead of schedule). That's not official, that's a best-case scenario. But damn the book is coming together nicely!
And, of course, I have a few pieces of art for your perusal. The horned devil, the mimic, and the necrophidius. Enjoy!