Yay, we're funded!
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. (See Update #4.) 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.
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May 4, 2012 - Jun 4, 2012
Pledge $5 or more
You'll get your name printed inside the book and a great feeling in your heart.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $15 or more
Name in the book and a PDF copy of the book! PDF copies available in larger reward tiers by individual request.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $25 or more
You'll get your name printed inside the book and a copy of the book! This price includes the $20 book and $5 shipping domestically. For international folks, see the next pledge amount.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $35 or more
You'll get your name printed inside the book, a copy of the book, plus a character sketch and autograph inside the book! If you live outside the United States and want a book, you gotta select this one, for postage reasons.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $40 or more
NEW!!! You'll get your name printed inside the DoA book and a printed copy of both DoA book 1 and SP! book 1! This price includes a $20 book, a $15 book and $5 shipping domestically. For international folks, see the $50 pledge amount.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $50 or more
NEW!!! You'll get your name printed inside the DoA book, a copy of both DoA book 1 and SP! book 1, plus a character sketch and autograph inside both books! If you live outside the United States and want a book, you gotta select this one, for postage reasons.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $60 or more
25 backers All gone!
Name printed inside book, copy of the book with character sketch/signature inside, and a sweet Shortpacked! 4x6" fridge magnet. I only have 25 of these left. Larger reward tiers do not include the magnet, 'cuz of the only-25-left part.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $100 or more
Name printed inside the book, copy of the book with the character sketch/signature inside, plus... you'll get separate character art from me of a Dumbing of Age character, all nicely markered on art paper and such. Tell me who you'd like and I'll oblige.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $150 or more
The same as the $100 reward, but with sweet COLOR markers! I'll buy color markers to use for this and everything. Ritzy fitzy.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $300 or more
10 backers All gone!
All of the previous things (name, book, sketch, art), plus I'll make you one of the crowdfiller students in my characters' college classes in upcoming strips.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $2,500 or more
All that other stuff. Also. I will come to your town and eat at Taco Bell with you. Continental US and Canada only, I think, yes.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012