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Update #42

The Kid Beowulf Reader – Print Edition

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Hi all, just wanted to let you know that if you're interested in getting a print version of The Kid Beowulf Reader, they are now available for order here: https://www.createspace.com/4553175

The book is BW, 240 pages and is chock-full of good stuff, if you've downloaded the full color PDF then I hope you're enjoying it. For those of you who like to read by tree, I recommend the print version as it is highly flippable and readable!

For more info on the reader check out this recent blog post: http://kidbeowulf.com/the-kid-beowulf-reader/

Thanks again for your support!


Update #41 - For backers only

New & Improved Reader Download

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Update #40 - For backers only

The Kid Beowulf Reader Arrives!

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Update #39

KidB. for the Holidays & The Santa Rosa ToyCon

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I want to wish all my lovely kickstarter backers a Happy Thanksgiving!  Hopefully you'll be spending it with friends and loved ones, just like I am.  For some the holiday shopping season starts this weekend and if that's the case I wanted to let you know about a few cool KidB. related items....

This Saturday, November 30th, I'll be tabling at the Santa Rosa ToyCon right here in Santa Rosa!  I'm happy I don't have to travel far for this home-grown comic-con, which will feature all sorts of toy vendors, artists, and fun. If you're in the neighborhood stop on by and say hello, I'll have books and sculpts for sale throughout the day.

If you can't make it to Santa Rosa, you can still find great deals on Kid Beowulf merch for that special fan in your life.  I'm offering an exclusive Holiday Pack of signed and sketched editions of the entire KidB. Trilogy for only $25.  I also have sculpts of Beowulf and Hama available too (if you want Grendel, then you'll have to order the full set which is the last one in stock!).  These can be purchased through my SQUARE marketplace.  If you'd like signed and sketched books through AMAZON be sure to purchase them through Kid Beowulf Comics.

I also have a Kid Beowulf Cafepress Store that features other types of goodies, including calendars, mugs, shirts and lots more.  I've just updated it with new designs and it looks like Cafepress is doing flash sales so check often for good deals like this one that just went up...

In other backer news, I am putting the final touches on the KidB. Reader and will have a downloadable PDF ready for you within the next week, so watch this space.  I am also looking into getting a printed edition made and I'll be sure to keep you posted on that too.

And if you haven't seen it yet, then head on over to Tapastic for bi-weekly, full-color episodes of book one, Kid Beowulf and the Blood-Bound Oath.  The pages sure do POP in color!

Sorry for all the shilling--just remember, all proceeds above go right back into the KidB. coffers so I can keep making cool comics!


Update #38

Kickstarter One Year Anniversary & Kid Beowulf @ Tapastic

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It was just a year ago today that I ran the KidB. Kickstarter, as Beowulf would say, "Holy Loki!" I just wanted to thank everyone who helped support the project and spread the word.  It was a giant under-taking and I'm amazed it all went so well.  From the moment I launched the kickstarter and all through the following year I've been promoting Kid Beowulf and the Rise of El Cid – between signings, shows, conventions, and interviews it all seems like a blur and I honestly don't know where the time went!  I hope by now everyone has had a chance to read the book and that you enjoyed it, please consider posting a review online at Amazon, Good Reads, or Itunes – the more good reviews the books get the more people will consider taking a chance on KidB.

I've got a couple new announcements you might be interested in too.

First, the stretch goal you helped fund, The Kid Beowulf Reader, is nearly finished. Katie Monnin and I are cleaning up the first draft and I will have a downloadable PDF for you within the month. The book took longer than I expected because it just grew and grew. I originally thought it would be (at the most) 100 pages, but at present it's expanded to 230 pages – and it's all good stuff. Katie has developed lesson plans for teachers who use Kid Beowulf in their classroom and I've written everything else: including extensive character dossiers,  never-before-seen comics and artwork, maps, behind-the-scenes material, process stuff...anything and everything you could ever want to know about KidB. is in this book. Everyone who backed the kickstarter will get a PDF of the Guide and I'm looking into getting it printed too (and if you know of a publisher of such things let me know!). Here's a sneak-peek of the cover, penciled and inked, it's the first time I've drawn characters from across the entire trilogy interacting with each other. (Can you name them all?)

The second big announcement is that I'm relaunching Kid Beowulf as a full-color webcomic! Beginning today you can start to read KidB. from the beginning at Tapastic (an online webcomics portal). I'm remastering the pages from Kid Beowulf and the Blood-Bound Oath and posting new scenes every Tuesday and Thursday until the whole book is online (approximately 30 weeks of new content).  I'm excited to expand the KidB. audience and I hope to do that with Tapastic's help. You can start to read it here: http://tapastic.com/series/Blood-Bound-Oath and I've posted a sample page below. Please spread the word and subscribe! 

And if you haven't had a chance to check out the new and improved Kid Beowulf website then take a moment to do that too. I'll be posting new sketches and blogging there weekly.  Thanks again for your support!


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