Once again, I'm terribly sorry that the book is so far behind schedule, but here is an update:
Round One of proofreading (thanks to backer Frank Sugino) is complete. We'll be giving it another pass or two, and I'm looking to enlist one or two other sets of eyes (experienced, professional proofreaders or editors interested in bartering for your skillz, contact me!) before calling the book 100% done.
Beyond that, I am still in a back and forth with my distributor, trying to nail down a final print run (which will impact the final cover price). This process is going slower than I'd like. Unfortunately, in order to save money on shipping (in the order of hundreds of dollars), I need to time the printing with the public availability date, so I still don't know how soon the book will be in YOUR hands. (Backers WILL get the books in advance of the bookstores or comics shops, though, come hell or high water.)
I will be sending out the backer surveys soon in order to collect addresses and names (how you want them to appear in the book's Acknowledgements section), etc.! I got some responses to these surveys as much as two and a half years AFTER the first book was published (I'm not even kidding), which is insane. Respond to them promptly, please? :)