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We did it! Thank you all so very much for supporting the Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule, Art and Coloring Books Kickstarter project. With the help of our fans, the project reached over 200% funding! We are looking forward to delivering the finished books to our Kickstarter backers, and will be keeping you updated on our progress as we get them ready for printing.

In the meantime, we’ve got an artist interview for you… in addition to doing a fantastic job finishing up the remaining Coloring Book pages, Josh Ulrich has found the time to answer a few questions so you can get to know him better. Here’s some life experience and wisdom from Josh:

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David: Josh, your illustration style is very clean, with an emphasis on bold inking. How did you develop this style?

Josh: I suppose it just developed slowly over time. The biggest change came when I switched to digital inking and I was able to get much more comfortable with brush style inking.

David: Did you have any formal art training, or are you self-taught? In what ways do you feel that this education has benefited you?

Josh: I studied fine art and graphic design at a public college and I also did plenty of self-teaching. Both had a big impact on me, especially the three years of figuring drawing.

 

 

David: When did you decide that you wanted to create art professionally, and how did you go about making that happen?

Josh: About half way through college. Making it happen was really just an 8 year process of working really hard day and night until things started to work.

David: Tell us about your original comics, Newman and Jackie Rose. How did these projects come about?

Josh: Newman is my oldest running comic that has seen many evolutions and changes throughout the years. The very first iteration started out as just a test for myself to make a short comic and play around with color. From there I just kept changing the characters and getting to know them better. Jackie Rose had a bit of a similar path. I did a lot of early work on Jackie that I didn’t release, and then created a whole 100 page webcomic, all before I finally created the Jackie Rose graphic novel series that we know today. Those early comics provided me with a training ground to really learn the craft of making comics.

 

 

David: Earlier this year, you ran your own Kickstarter project. What was that like? Will you use Kickstarter again to fund future projects?

Josh: I ran Kickstarters for both Jackie Rose and Newman, and they were both great successes. My experiences with Kickstarter have been awesome and I will definitely continue to use them so long as people keep showing up to support me!

David: You have done an excellent job inking the coloring book pages for Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! What process do you use to translate already-existing art into line drawings?

Josh: I do all my inking (line work) in a program called Manga Studio EX4, and use a Cintiq 21ux Tablet monitor for all my drawing.

 

 

David: Some of our backers may be considering a career in art, themselves. What are three important things that an aspiring artist should focus on?

Josh: 1. Work really, really hard.
2. Stay out of debt. Art doesn’t pay very well early on, but if you’re smart with your money, you can live off of little.
3. Enjoy your life. Don’t forget that this is a long process and not everything in the world is about your career. Spend time with your friends and family. Be patient, and enjoy the years of just toiling away on your own. You will look back fondly on those early years, I guarantee it.

David: What are three pitfalls that an aspiring artist should avoid like the plague?

Josh: I’ll narrow it down to one: chasing success. You can’t force fame and success. You’ll end up depressed if you go down that road because you have no control over your success. You can’t force people to fall in love with your work. Don’t focus on getting famous, just focus on getting better. Success follows the patient, hard working artist. Expect your journey to take a minimum of 5-10 years.

David: Last question, where can all of your new fans interact with you and see more of your work?

Josh: Well, you can check out my comics at http://www.jackierosecomic.com and http://www.newmancomic.com   And you can hit me up on Twitter at @JoshUlrich

 

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Once again, a big “THANK YOU” to our community for your support. We’re looking forward to sharing progress with you on the publication of these beautiful children’s books, as well as sharing news about future Game-O-Gami projects. Stay tuned!

- Sanhueza

 

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UPDATE, 7/31/2014: The Kickstarter project is now live! Check it out here: Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! – Art and Coloring Books

 

Goblins Drool Fairies Rule coloring book Kickstarter

David Sanhueza and Mike Maihack are once again teaming up, this time to create a coloring book based on the lively goblin and fairy characters from the hit family card game Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! To raise the money needed to finish and print this book, we will be running a campaign on the popular crowd-funding website Kickstarter, beginning July 31st.

Mike Maihack’s beautiful paintings of goblins and fairies are being turned into clean line-art for this coloring book, by fellow comics artist Josh Ulrich. The Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! cool for school Coloring Book will be an 8.5″x11″, 50-page, softcover book. It will also be made available in digital form as a PDF, which can be printed again and again to cover refrigerators all over the world…

Along with the coloring book, the Kickstarter campaign will be raising funds to print an unlimited, softcover edition of The Art of Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! art book. The art book features all of the beautiful full-color illustrations from the game, as well as insights into the world of fairies and goblins, interviews with the creators (us!), and a “behind the scenes” look at the creative process that went into the unique artwork.

The Kickstarter campaign will run from July 31st until August 31st, and is being run by Game-O-Gami. We’re very excited to launch soon, and to see old and new friends alike help us make these fun books a reality!

UPDATE, 7/31/2014: The Kickstarter project is now live! Check it out here: Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! – Art and Coloring Books  – go now, Now, NOW, NOW!  :)

Sincerely,

- David Luis Sanhueza

 

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We are pleased to announce the upcoming release of our next game! We couldn’t think of a better day than today to reveal this cross-over project. Game of Goblins fills the much-demanded niche for a collectible, area-control, worker-placement, tactical minis euro game. With rhyming. More details will surely be shared over time, but for now, enjoy this new desktop wallpaper!

 

Game of Goblins

- Goblonymous

 

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2013 was a good year for Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule!, the card game of rhyme and reason, and 2014 is looking just as good! Game-O-Gami’s first published title has been getting a lot of positive attention, been receiving glowing reviews, and is being recognized for various awards in the hobby gaming industry.
I’d like to share with you a few of the accolades that GDFR has received over the past months:

 

Another mention on the Dice Tower podcast! Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! was Tom Vasel’s pick for the game with the best artwork of 2013. It’s not a choice I disagree with… Of course, as the game’s creator, I am biased, and “best artwork” is a very subjective category. But I think there are very few people who would disagree that Mike Maihack’s charming goblin and fairy illustrations deserve to be recognized among the best game artwork of 2013. It’s an honor that Game-O-Gami is very proud to receive. Tom and Eric talk about GDFR and it’s beautiful artwork around the 1:15:00 mark of this episode: Dice Tower Podcast episode 335

 

Selected as Ravenwood Castle’s Game of the Month for September 2013. The award included a review as well: “Unlike many games designed specifically for kids, this one has enough substance to be enjoyable for the adults as well. That makes Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! a perfect game to sit down and play as a family, which makes it perfect for our mission at Ravenwood of encouraging families and friends to spend quality time together.” You can read the full review here: Ravenwood Castle Game of the Month

 

Received the Major Fun Award and a review. According to Will Bain: “All these features created an intriguingly strategic game. Knowing when to play a card because it would help your cause and when to play one so that it would harm your opponent was a big part of the decision process. All cards are visible so you can make plans for yourself as well as plans to thwart your rivals.” Read the full review here: Major Fun Award

 

Earned a video review from the popular Rahdo Runs Through YouTube series. Richard Ham, “Rahdo”, covered Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! in his signature casual style, breaking up the review into a 3-part video. The first video can be viewed here, follow the links on the YouTube page for the second and third videos:

 

2012 Golden Geek AwardsAnd finally, Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! has once again been nominated for a Golden Geek Award! Listed for Best Children’s Game of 2013, we’d love to get your support in the voting and give the game the recognition it truly deserves. You can vote for GDFR by heading on over to the voting page – but be quick, you only have until February 17 to do so! Note, you must be an active BoardGameGeek.com user to participate in the voting.

 

 

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The Winter Solstice is upon us! And Christmas is right around the corner too. For those of you who have picked up a copy of Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule!, intending it to be a holiday gift for a very lucky friend or loved one, we’ve got something just for you… this printable GDFR holiday card!

 

Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! - holiday card
Download the Holiday Card PDF

Some of you may also be thinking that Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! will make a great birthday present for someone you know, soon, or later this year. Here are two printable birthday cards (goblin and fairy, of course) for you to give along with your gifts:


Download the Goblin Card PDF

 


Download the Fairy Card PDF

These cards are formatted to A4 paper (you can print them out on letter paper too). Just print out, fold along the dotted lines, and presto! The idea for the birthday cards was originally suggested by Kickstarter backer Mark Hawkes. Thank you, Mark!

Whichever holidays and personal events you’ll be celebrating, Game-O-Gami wishes that they be merry and bright. All the best,

- David

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Yesterday, Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule!, our card game of rhyme and reason, was featured on “Watch It Played”. This fun YouTube series teaches you how to play games without having to stick your nose in boring rule books. Watch Rodney and Andrea play GDFR in this fun, quick video:

How to play Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! by Watch It Played

   

If you enjoy this video, subscribe to their channel to learn about more fun games!

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Now that Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! has been delivered into the hands of Kickstarter backers and new fans, our first game has been receiving lots of love and praise. I get so excited hearing the positive feedback from gamers who have been playing GDFR with their friends and with their kids! The media has also been very kind, with game critics giving GDFR an enthusiastic reception. Of course, you don’t have to take *my* word for it… Below are a few recent video reviews:

Dice Tower review by Tom Vasel

 

When To Play review by Robert Burke

 

Off The Shelf Board Game Review by Michael V.K.

 

And a great written review:

Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! review on GeekMom
“I recommend Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! for all ages, but especially for younger kids who know how to read. [My niece] played a few times and has memorized the cards, so [she] can play faster and work on her rhyming skills. The point being, she wants to keep playing it. So a thumbs up!”

 

You can check out the full list of reviews from various media sites, blogs, and game critics on our Reviews page. More will be added as I find them, and when friends and fans give me a heads up.  :)
I’ll see you next time!

- David

 

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We have an exciting announcement to make… drum-roll please… Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! has “gone cardboard” (and tin)! Game-O-Gami’s very first game is now released and available world-wide. If you haven’t gotten yourself a copy of your own yet, you can order it online or ask for it at your friendly local game store. This marks a huge milestone for myself, for Game-O-Gami, and hopefully for happy families who are getting to play GDFR together! Official press release below.

- David

 

 

 

For Immediate Release

July 17, 2013; Las Vegas, NV

Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule!, the card game of rhyme and reason for kids of all ages, has gone from Kickstarter dream to retail reality. Developed by Game-O-Gami with publisher support from Game Salute, this charming and educational family game was successfully crowd-funded last year and is now available world-wide.

In Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule!, players put their rhyming and puzzle solving skills to the test as they compete to rid themselves of mischievous goblins and collect magical fairies. The game features innovative play mechanics by game industry veteran David Sanhueza, and beautiful illustrations by comic book artist Mike Maihack. GDFR is the culmination of David’s dream to create a game that children and adults can enjoy playing together.

The rulebook sets the appropriately whimsical mood by describing the setting, “For a long, long time, goblins and fairies have lived in a magical world right beneath our noses. If you look hard enough, you can find rings of mushrooms, called ‘fairy rings,’ which act as doors between their world and ours. Today, a gang of mischievous goblins escaped from the fairy ring, and it is up to you to send them back before they cause trouble! But an ancient spell of rhymes which transforms goblins into fairies and fairies into goblins makes this a trickier task than you might think…”

Gamers curious about Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! will be able to try-before-they-buy at the Gen Con Indy games convention. Gen Con, “the best four days in gaming”, will be held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, from August 15-18. Players can participate in demos of GDFR at the Game Salute booth in the exhibit hall.

Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! is now available directly from shop.GameSalute.com, Amazon.com, and your friendly local game store. More information about the game, including samples of the artwork, can be found on Game-O-Gami’s website: www.game-o-gami.com

 

Goblin and Fairy cards

 

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Art for Sale!

Whether you are Team Goblin or Team Fairy, you can find just the right artwork to decorate your home or office. Illustrations from our games are now available as prints, tote bags, and throw pillows at Society6:

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