If you’re seeing this instead of a new comic for today, it’s because we ain’t hit $42k yet.
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Hey! We’ve had a Kickstarter! And I know some of you don’t read this news stuff unless I put it up where the comic goes during the weekends, so here this giant thing is. We funded the book run already, but I still wanna let everyone know in case they want to get in on the ground floor with some sweet rewards, like prints and magnets and original art.
The Kickstarter’s also already surpassed its first stretch goal at $20k, which unlocked Saturday updates for the comics. So if you’re scrolling backwards from Monday’s comic, be sure to navigate back one page from today’s to see Saturday’s comic! These Saturday comics will happen for the next year.
The next stretch goal at $27k, which we’re about to pass as well, is to print Roomies! Book 2 (collecting stuff of mine from 1999!) with black and white interiors. A few thousand dollars more and we can afford to get color interiors, as there were a few Sunday comics that year.
Beyond that… perhaps unlocking Sunday comics on this site, so that Dumbing of Age updates all 7 days every week? Maaaaaybe. We’ll see. I’m a little reluctant because unlocking Sundays means I can’t shove stuff in your face like this when I wanna.
Hey, look, it’s a sweet Dina poster! It’s printed on 11×17″ cardstock gloss paper, same as the ol’ “Crisis” poster, and comes delivered to you in a large cardboard envelope. Rarr! Rarr indeed!
If you don’t want the poster but want a version of the file suitable for desktop wallpaper purposes, that’s an option, too.
Also, woo, Dumbing of Age Book 1 is also in the store now! Order quickly if you want this around for Christmas.
Hey, who wants a sweet Dina poster? If that answer’s you, then check out “Rarr!”, which is an 11×17″ piece of work printed on glossy cardstock. There’s also a wallpaper option for you, too. Check out the store page for details!
And I’m finally putting Dumbing of Age Book 1 in the store. I’m not done sending out the Kickstarter orders, but Halloween’s over and so I figgered I’d throw it up in the store anyway, what with it being Christmas shopping season now. I’ll just have to start mailing out new and old orders concurrently. (I’ve got about two-thirds of the Kickstarter orders in the mail so far, which is twice the number of books I’ve ever had to mail out before. Woof! It’s keeping me busy!)
Hey, some of you may know Josh Fruhlinger from his daily newspaper comic strip commentary at Comics Curmudgeon. Well, now you can also know him from his United States President Slash Fic Blog, Hail to the Slash. Josh commissioned art from me for the title! I have provided the too-hot-for-blog extra slobber version to the left. The full and final version of the graphic can be seen at the site itself, of course, as well as lots of stories about Presidents sodomizing each other.
I am still cranking out the 100 “Crisis” poster orders! I have approximately 75 of them in the mail. What complicates things is that this is also the week that my three literal tons of Dumbing of Age book 1 and Shortpacked! book 1 reprints arrived! (See top image!) And so I’m also working on those at an equally furious pace. I will probably have… 100 of them ready to go out the door to the post office on Monday? That is out of roughly 600 orders, so please bear with me. Those first 100 are from the folks who didn’t ask for any extras, since I wanted to get a huge chunk of them ready to be mailed as soon as possible — you know, to get some feeling of immediate accomplishment. Just throwing books in postage pre-paid envelopes and slapping labels on. It’ll be much slower going once I hit the international orders and folks who pledged for sketches.
So I’ll be keeping busy for a while. And probably be rewatching a lot of DVDs while creating more stacks of enveloped books like the ones on the right.
I got a two copies each of DoA Book 1 and the Shortpacked! Book 1 reprint from my publisher today. THEY ARE FANTASTIC OH MY GOD. Especially Dumbing of Age. It is the best book I have ever done, ever. I want to lick it. And I probably could. This thing feels waterproof.
I can’t wait until I get the full shipment of these in about a month or so, so you can have them, too.
Man, you guys are super awesome. We had an original goal of $11,000 to print DoA Book 1, passed that in a few days, passed our stretch goal of $20k to reprint Shortpacked! Book 1, and within a second of the end of the Kickstarter, we’d hit $30k.
Originally I’d set another stretch goal for $30k, promising to print Roomies! Book 2 if that happened, but a few days ago I realized I’d gotten soooo many pledges I needed to print more books, and would have to cannibalize some of those funds to print more. But since we passed $30 anyway, I’ll see how much money I have after the dust settles (you know, Kickstarter fees, Amazon payment fees, taxes) and see if we can’t do it anyway. I’ll keep you posted.
There was a very sweet moment, like 4 minutes until the end of the Kickstarter period, where we had 666 backers. And then some jerks had to ruin it by giving me more money! Oh well.
But wow. 670 backers. Last year’s Kickstarter for Shortpacked! Book 4 only had about 250 backers. This, uh, kind of triples the amount of books I’ve ever sent out, ever. This will be daunting. Please have patience with me once these books arrive in my possession, for I am but one dude, and you are legion.
Time to gather your names and submit the final DoA book PDF for printing! We have done good.