Thanks to you -- a new title!
We have secured permission from Tezuka Productions to run another Kickstarter campaign for a brand new book by the master: Barbara. This is a very strange and dark title, but I was optimistic that it would connect with people -- and that seems to have happened, since we've already hit our target just 48 hours after launching!
This literally only took place because of the support of this project's backers. Without your support we could never have opened up this whole new route to getting niche manga into the United States.
Meanwhile, the new print run of Swallowing the Earth is on its way to us from the printer in Canada, and we're on track to ship it out in February as promised.
Thank you for taking a chance on this -- and if you're interested, I hope you'll consider joining our project for Barbara as well! We have some great rewards lined up, including a digital companion to the book with an original essay by Helen McCarthy (The Art of Osamu Tezuka: God of Manga) and original T-shirts and posters. Of course, if you'd rather wait and check out the book when it comes out, that's fine too -- thanks to its backers, Barbara will be getting a conventional release as well.
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