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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.

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The New Horizon

Posted by Greg Rucka (Creator)

It's taken a little longer than we would've liked, but Rick, Eric, and I have finalized the next batch of Stretch Goals. You can find them on the Lady Sabre Kickstarter page in the Stretch Goals section, obviously enough, but here's what we're doing:

At 90K - A Better Book For All - This is an across-the-board alteration to the Lady Sabre & The Pirates of the Ineffable Aether Vol. I trade. If we make this goal, we will increase the thickness of the covers to make them more substantial; move to a higher paper weight on the endpapers, and also be printing these in color; and we'll improve the interior paper weight to better hold art and reproduce said color.

At 100K - The Cartographer's Craft

At 110K - Rick 2.0

At 120K - Deckplans

So there's that.

DIRIGIBLE DAYS

The folks who made this are now hard at work funding their next steampunk adventure, in the form of a graphic novel with cover art by our own Rick Burchett. You can find their campaign here.

Art by Chris Bailey.

The Dirigible Days crew are, frankly, awesome, and not solely because we share a love of airships, steampunk, and pirates. Their work is quality, their passion evident, and - bonus - they're just darn nice folks. Please give their campaign a look, and consider helping to back them. They've got 15 days to go, and they're almost funded.

Character AR-K

Finally - for today! - there's another bit of video up with me talking about the characters from AR-K, in particular, the character of Sasha Blaine.

The plans we have for Blaine are genuinely exciting to me; as I've said before, AR-K is a mature game in its humor and language, and we're trying to subvert some of the normal genre tropes, here, as well. Please, as always, consider giving us support in the AR-K campaign.

Next update, we're going to share some of the webcomics love, so beware the link-spam!

Thank you for your time, and thanks for your wonderful support. On to the horizon!

Hold fast!

Greg

(Image below is design for Sasha Blaine, by Gato Salvaje Studios)

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A Sentimental Journey

Posted by Greg Rucka (Creator)

To those of you who've contributed to the discussion about the Rare & Royal Conundrum, our thanks - your feedback is crucial, and we appreciate you taking the time and sharing your thoughts. We'll have an update tomorrow, and the unveiling of our new stretch goals (the numbers are in - meaning the numbers from the printer, meaning, again, how much it'll all cost).

Sentimental Journey

We've added a new tier, The Sentimental Journey, at $100. There are only three of these, and honestly, it's one of those ideas that the first time you hear it, you go, okay, that could be cool, and then you go, okay, that could be silly, and then you go, okay, that's pretty much vanity. But clearly that hasn't stopped us. The package is pretty much for the fans of Rick's work and my work and, crucially, our work together, and is a collection of just about everything we've done in print, all in original floppies. The package contains:

  • Batman/Huntress: Cry for Blood (six issues)
  • The Batman 10-Cent Adventure
  • Legends of the Dark Knight 125
  • Detective Comics 757 ("Air Time")
  • Queen & Country: Declassified III (three issues)

You also get everything to the Inscribed level, including All Digital, All the Time.

Hinges

The very talented Meredith McClaren's own Kickstarter to fund the first trade of her webcomic, Hinges, has seven days left, and is still shy of its goal. She's just posted an update, in which she's listing new items, amongst them some Hopeless-Savages goodies (which is a wonderful comic written by my wife, Jennifer Van Meter, and no I'm not biased and would you like to step outside?) and - more to the point - a beautiful piece she's done of Lady Sabre herself. You can find that image below, too.

And that's it for now. As ever, thank you so much to all of you who have given, who have spread the word. Remember, new Stretch Goal tomorrow!

Hold fast!

Greg

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This Is Not The Update You're Looking For

Posted by Greg Rucka (Creator)

I'm breaking our one-a-day rule (which isn't really a rule, but...) to share this really quickly.

The Teramyyd: Earthsphere Kickstarter is about to end, but they've added a new stretch goal relevant to our interests (or even more relevant, I should say).

They're doing a Pegasus mini for their Lady Sabre captain card.

Check it out.

I mean, c'mon. How cool is THAT?

Hold fast!

Greg

The Prisoner Update (Number Six!)

Posted by Greg Rucka (Creator)

Welcome to Monday

Couple of things we want to share with you!

First off, we've resumed our publishing schedule over at Lady Sabre & The Pirates of the Ineffable Aether. Now, we understand there are some of you who've backed out project and you don't actually know what you've backed! Silly you! Feel free to follow the link and see how it all began (and how it continues).

Second, we're still running numbers for our next stretch goal - we hope to post information about that tomorrow at the latest. Right now, we're looking at a number of ways to improve the book, including  fancying up the endpapers on the trade. This would mean using a heavier stock, and printing them with a two-color process, instead of simply one; this would, ideally, allow us to include... something a little special on the endpapers (and it will be cool and you will like it and it starts with an 'm' and ends with a 'p' and is three letters and has an 'a' in the middle). We're also exploring the possibility of including the ribbon bookmark in the trade, similar to the one that's part of the Rare & Royal editions, amongst other things.

Speaking of Rare & Royal, while we've run through the 100 copies on offer, we are aware that many of you were hoping to get one for yourselves. We're trying to determine what's fair - we don't want to diminish the "rare" part, but we don't want to punish folks who came late to the party, or, for instance, are waiting until payday to donate to the campaign. It's been suggested that, perhaps, an additional - unnumbered - short run might solve this problem. If you've an opinion on this, please weigh in on the comments section! We are listening, I promise you!

We'll be adding a new tier today, tentatively titled Sentimental Journey, as well, so please keep a look out!

Pledge to the AR-K!

I've mentioned this campaign before, and I'm going to mention it again! For those who've missed it somehow, the AR-K Kickstarter is to raise funds to make an old-school puzzle/adventure game in the style of Secret of Monkey Island and the like. Gato Salvaje asked if I had any interest in working with them, and I kinda fell all over myself saying yes, and as a result, I'm writing Chapters Three and Four. They have already completed the first two chapters, so this isn't a something-for-nothing campaign; they've proven their ability to make this happen, and they've been a joy to work with so far.

Here's a little video of me talking about Alicia, the game's main character, and why I think she's awesome. Please ignore the fact that I look like a total dork at the start of this video.

I'm genuinely excited about working on AR-K, and I really want to see this campaign succeed. Please consider backing the project, and please spread the word!

Stop the Presses

Eric, Rick, and I did a number of interviews and podcasts this last week. In case you missed 'em, here you go:

Matt Santori-Griffith interviewed all three of us.

I was on War Rocket Ajax podcast, with Chris Sims and Matt Wilson.

I talked to Russ Burlingame at Comicbook.com.

I talked a lot to John Siuntres at Wordballoon.

Hold fast!

Greg

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The Teramyyd: Earthsphere Update

Posted by Greg Rucka (Creator)

So, this is yet another reason why Kickstarter is so darn cool.

To whit: the folks at IO World are raising funds for their game, Teramyyd: Earthsphere, and they're in their last 24 hours. It's a very cool looking steampunk board game with, yes, airship battles, and what look to be some astounding production values.

They're including Her Ladyship, Captain Sabre, the Fourteenth Marchioness of Cascadia, and our hero, as one of the 21 captain cards that come with the game.

So you can play Teramyyd as Lady Sabre.

We call this a crossover.

We also call this flattering as can be.

They've made their fundraising goal, but let me tell you (and I'm now speaking from experience) every little bit counts! Please give them a look if you haven't already!

Here's the link again.

Eric, Rick, and I will be back with an update on our own Kickstarter and some more news this Monday.

Hold fast!

Greg