About this project
Dubious Company Volume 3! Kickstarter! This is it folks! The final book in the Dubious Company Trilogy! If you're here then you know who Elaine and I are, and you know how amazing Dubious Company is! If you just stumbled upon this Kickstarter, please check out the start of our wonderful comic here.
Wait, Final Book? Is Dubious Company Ending?
For the most part yes, Dubious Company has been running for almost a decade and Elaine and I both feel that we should end the current plot. I've run out of story to write and Elaine has run out of pages to draw. But we're giving the story a great ending, and we're running this final Kickstarter as a last celebration for such wonderful fans!
Super Shipper's Special!
We here at Tiny Blue Dragon Studio (AKA: Elaine Tipping and Ben Hsu) don't officially endorse any particular romantic pairing (or "ship") amongst our characters. But we do love it when they get mentioned amongst our fans.
Given this is the last Dubious Company project we'll see for a long while, we figured, "Hey, let's let our fans indulge." Add on $35 dollars to your pledge and we will include a sketch card with your favorite Dubious Company pairing (or tripling if you that's your head-canon) in a pose you suggest. This will be a colored drawing and original artwork by Elaine.
Note: Don't pick the reward level. DO NOT pick the reward level. Send me a private message telling me what you'd like, then add $35 dollars onto your pledge. I will handle the paperwork from there.
We've gotten requests for this at conventions and it always turns out super cute, so we're looking forward to see what you guys request.
What's With Your Reward Levels?
Rewards are basically split into two "paths."
1. Dubious Company Volume 3 + Swag.
2. Dubious Company Volumes 1,2 and 3 + Dust Jackets.
Please check your reward level carefully to make sure you're getting the reward you want. If you're really confused check the handy visual charts we've created below:
Art and Updates!
Cover is Penciled! Here's the initial design for the cover of Volume 3!
Inked version of the cover!
Now in color!
We'll be releasing more stretch goals as we meet them.
$5500 - A short story (in comic form) will be added to the book. The story will be separate from the main plot, but still involve your favorite Dubious Company characters!
$6500 - Interviews! Elaine and I will interview each other and put the transcripts into the book. Questions will be taken from family, friends and fans!
Is It Really Over? I Wanted More!
I'm sorry, but Elaine and I both know when it's time to end a story. But, there's still hope. There's still plenty of things to explore in the Dubious Company world, and there's a possibility that Elaine and I will continue to write short stories (in comic form) in the Dubious Company universe. However, for that to happen, we would need support through Patreon. Otherwise, if you're just yearning for more of our collaborative work, check out our other comic: Licensed Heroes!
Regardless on whether or not we start writing shorter stories in Dubious Company, this comic has been amazing to work on. We've learned more than we thought we would in this past decade and we're glad we got to share it with our fans. If this is the last Dubious Company Kickstarter (and we kind of hope it isn't), we're sure we can count on all of you to make it the best one!
Also, thanks to the fine folk at http://kickingitforward.org for helping promote us!
-Ben "TagalongDT" Hsu and Elaine "Triaelf9" Tipping
Risks and challenges
We are actually pretty well practiced at creating both the books and the rest of the rewards. This will be our fourth kickstarter together and our sixth kickstarter overall. The only real issue I can foresee is the creation of the "Best of Book." The idea is currently only in it's early stages, but it's something we'd really like to push forward for our dedicated fans.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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