Hey everyone! The rewards deliveries are soon coming to a close. I expect by now that everyone has received their posters (the last two of which I sent last week). The first set of character profiles are being drawn up now, which means that very soon the strips involving backers that pledged to get their likeness in the comics will have been produced and slated to go live on the site. The site is up but still in a very rudimentary phase for between the next week and month. When it launches (at least according to my plans), there will be all sorts of downloadable and shareable goodies like moving gifs (for pesky internet battles on forums), wallpaper images and facebook cover photos. The backers in the $100 tier, please don't think I've forgotten about you. I'm just handling things in order. As soon as I get done with the $5 crowd I'll be contacting each of you to work closely with you to craft a more authentic story around your characters. Unless you just want to see where I run with it! TTFN!
The posters have shipped! Hurrah! :throws confetti into the air and dances around in it as it falls:
All posters have been shipped to all recipients who filled out their surveys (or sent me their shipping information in other ways). I'll be personally messaging the remaining two people who failed to respond to the survey to wrap that phase up and then it's on to the next set of rewards!
That's right! It's time to have characters start being drawn! Now, as an additional reward, I'm going to have individual generic digital poster type things for every character that I'll be posting up here as they are prepared. It's going to take some time for all of the characters to appear in the comic but rest assured that they all will! The site should be live in the next week and everyone who receives a poster can see the logo (and consequently the site name) on the bottom right corner of it. I'll also be posting a link here.
P.S.- I'll be starting an online promotion for people to get some of the remaining posters for sharing stuff from the as-yet nonexistant facebook fan page so look out for that if you know you have friends that would want a poster (unsigned) and are active online.
Alright got the alternate poster design back. I think I know which most people are going to want for their exclusive limited edition poster but for the sake of thoroughness I'll still take a poll. Which do you like better?
The original poster design
Or the alternate?
Please list your choice in the comment section! I'll tally up the numbers in two days!!!
Next update should deal with remaining people I need information from, telling everyone the posters that were selected have been printed and shipped, and the preview for an upcoming publicly available poster, as well as the site info.
Hey everyone! Just checking in! Thanks to all of the backers that have gotten back to me with information and photos since the last update. I'll be compiling the final list of everyone who I still need information from and listing them in the next update as well as sending them private messages so I can wrap that part up and get back to every other detail of executing rewards. The second poster is currently being colored and I may be able to post an update with the two side by side as soon as tomorrow morning so we can get a decision on which to print! I'll give everyone 2 days after I post it to give their opinion on which to print and then tabulate the votes and go with whichever is better received. Whichever one is picked will be exclusive to backers and beta testers and won't be put on sale in the future so choose carefully. I'll also be be posting a backer only update immediately afterwards to get all of your opinions on a potential poster I may make available after the site launch that I recently got the artwork back for. That is all!
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Thanks for believing in me! I'll cherish this dollar knowing that you helped me get closer to the goal of making this a reality. Thanks. / Arigato. / Gracias.Estimated delivery:
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Bonus Reward- Thanks everyone for helping me reach the stated goal so quickly! I appreciate all the effort. In return, I'm opening up this bonus reward for continuing donations throughout march. A donation of $3 will get you an unsigned copy of the poster =)Estimated delivery:
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As a reward for believing in me so much, I'm going to have a character designed after your likeness in the comic! Of course, this is a comic about the end of the world so no guarantees on whether they live or not.Estimated delivery:
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17 backers Limited (83 left of 100)
I can feel the love! Showing this much support gets you an autographed high quality full color poster. Featuring the main characters from the picture on the page but about 1,000,000,000 times more awesome. I won't give away the details prematurely though lol.Estimated delivery:
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6 backers Limited (4 left of 10)
Your generosity humbles me! Showing this much love gets you that autographed poster and a seat in the focus group. The focus group will be checking out the first 3 months of comics, pre-launch!!!Estimated delivery:
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2 backers Limited (1 left of 3)
:hack-cough-spits out coffee onto keyboard: Wow! You must really believe in me! I am deeply gratified by this gesture. You get an autographed poster, the seat in the focus group, and you get to go out to lunch with me and I'll show you the next 3 months of the comic too! So that's 6 months of the comic you'll be able to read before anyone else! Only 3 people can get this reward.Estimated delivery:
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You are my biggest fan. Fate has smiled upon me in granting me access to such an upstanding and generous individual as yourself in my lifetime. My children will sing your praises! For you, I'll add a character into the series that doesn't end up dying, hand deliver an autographed poster to you and then take you to brunch and show you the entire first year of strips, assuming you're in the Tri-State area.Estimated delivery:
- (27 days)