Hello all! I am happy to report that all the U.S. rewards have been shipped, and I'll be sending off the international packages within a matter of days. Many of you should have them in hand as we speak. I'd like to thank you all once again for your generous support as well as your patience and understanding as The Astronomer grew beyond the scope of my initial expectations and proved to be a much larger and more ambitious project than first anticipated. On a personal note, this experience with Kickstarter has been one of the most rewarding of my professional life. It is truly a rare thing to have a project that you are so satisfied with creatively and artistically (as I most certainly am with The Astronomer) be coupled with so much support and enthusiasm from a community of people who will be enjoying the final product.
I have grown so much because of this project, learning about the logistics of self publishing and refining my creative process. From my time at the Vermont Studio Center (if you are an artist or writer, you need to apply for a residency there NOW) to working out the kinks at the printers, I could not have done this without you, and I am unspeakably grateful for these experiences and opportunities. Thank you so much!
I have already started on the next chapter, about a Mutant Barbarian Holy Man and his adventures hunting the Astronomer. So far, it is very exciting and I am looking forward to some serious long days in the studio working on it. Don't worry- next time I do a kickstarter, I'll have a much better idea of how long things will take. Please post any feedback about the comics here in the comments or message me, I'd love to hear what you think. Thank you so much again, I could not have done this without you.