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Collecting the first five chapters of the Lady Sabre steampunk-adventure webcomic by Greg Rucka and Rick Burchett.
2,901 backers pledged $143,379 to help bring this project to life.


Posted by Greg Rucka (Creator)

When we started planning this campaign, we thought we were maybe getting ahead of ourselves to even plan our Stretch Goals. We thought we were maybe putting the cart far, far ahead of the horse. It smacked of arrogance to us.

Shows you what we know. In the space of five days, you've mowed each and every one of those goals down.

The Annotated Process of Lady Sabre is now unlocked, and the book will become a reality. You can read about it under the Stretch Goals heading on the page. As of this time, if you pledged $30 or more, you'll be getting this book along with your copy of the trade and your copy of the Pocket Guide. We're still trying to figure out how to handle the new postage costs. We'll keep you posted on that, as well.

Rick, Eric, and I are going to take the weekend to consider where we want to head next. All three of us agree that any further Stretch Goals will be directed towards improving the quality of those items already on offer. In particular, we're revisiting the specs on Vol. 1 itself, to see what we can do to make it better. Our endpapers, for instance, were the same paper-weight as the interior pages; we're now considering jumping them up to a two-color process on a heavier stock. We hope to announce any new Stretch Goals by Tuesday of next week (14 May).

To take you into the weekend, we wanted to share with you one of the pin-ups that'll be included in the trade. You can see Karl Kerschl's piece on the page. Below is a piece done by the talented and effervescent Bethany Westmoreland of Her Ladyship pondering the Aether.

Until Monday,

Hold fast!


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      John Potten on

      It's already hardcover Michael, but could upgrade the covers on the two stretch books! So looking forward to this book!

    2. Michael Woods on

      How about a hardcover option?

    3. LateToTheParty7 on

      @Brys: Definitely agree with more money going back into the book, especially as, even when a project exceeds funding, things can come up that eat away at the excess so it's nice to have a cushion for the intended product. That being said, the extra content will be greatly appreciated.

    4. Gerry McDade on

      Right on, Greg. I think this is just the right way to go with the stretch goals. Hopefully, the backers keep rolling in and the book can be a thing of exquisite beauty, inside and out. I'd love to see a binding so beautiful that I'd be compelled to ditch the jacket!

    5. gandalf.nho

      The digital tiers will receive a PDF copy of the extras too?

    6. David Grodsky on

      As someone who just witnessed how lower quality paper can affect a story (Fairest #15), I am also all for increasing quality over schwag. But I do like the idea of additional sketches and pics that can be displayed/framed so I guess I'm a hypocrite.

      And by the way - congratulations! Can't wait to see it.

    7. Brys on

      I'm all for increasing the quality of the book rather than including more swag. Paper stock is one of those things that sounds boring but it really can make the book feel really high quality and something you want on display.

      Go go higher quality paper stock, basically. :D

    8. Brad Barnes on

      The more pin-ups you can include, the better, I'm not worried so much about the paper stock, myself. How's about a pin-up from Bendis? That would be aether-awesome! My motto is: quantity of pages, not quality of paper! :)

    9. Dablue

      (Two thumbs up)