New Project: Poe and the Mysteriads
Hey, everyone! Before the Solution Squad Kickstarter even began, I was working with Paul Schultz, the artist on The Last Boy (prose story) on a new project. It was in... Read more
Hello, everyone! I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you once again for supporting my Kickstarter, which ended successfully one year ago today. All the books went... Read more
Solution Squad in the News
Hey everyone! Had a couple of features done on the book in the news recently. Thought you might be interested.
Hello, everyone! I read a statement on Facebook the other day that some Kickstarter people continually spam their supporters as though they now belong to a cult. I hope you... Read more
Last of the books are going out!
Hey everyone! I'm busting my butt to make sure that the LAST of the books go out on Monday. I am sorry they're running so late, but just to show... Read more
Books are Shipping!
It's been a busy month here with school starting and all! But if you follow me on Facebook, you've seen how busy I've been with sketches in the books. Now... Read more
Hey, everyone! I just wanted to let you know that I am kicking butt on the drawings in the books right now and shipping will commence shortly. I have drawn... Read more
The Books Have Arrived!
Everyone, the books have arrived! It is everything I wanted and more. Stay tuned for the surveys to go out and if you had something unusual modifying your pledge, make... Read more
The Best Laid Plans...
Well, there's always a hiccup, and I was prepared for this! The bindery that my printer is outsourcing to for the hardcover portion of the book informed the printer that... Read more
Hey, everyone! As of yesterday afternoon, the book file is complete (you don't even want to know the difficulties we encountered with just the embedded fonts) and Rink Printing in... Read more
Backerkit or no Backerkit?
Hey, everyone! After looking over my backer report, I really don't think I need to sacrifice another 2% of the funding in the Kickstarter to use Backerkit. There are fewer... Read more
Are You Tired of Me Yet?
I can't help it. I want to share with you the progress Jessica Lynn is making on her story. The art is just amazing to me:
Chris Jones completed line... Read more
There's really nothing more to say than that, but being a writer of sorts, I have to try. Thank you for making this lifelong dream come true. Thank you for... Read more
NEW Retailer Reward Level
I just reduced the Retailer Level down to $150 for TEN copies of the book. $15 for a $25 book is 40% off. So, if you know a retailer (or... Read more
More on Backerkit and the Surveys
Well, I certainly went to school today. After a nice, long conversation on the phone with the folks at Backerkit, I need to explain how this will work. After the... Read more
Operation: Potio Arabica
Time to come clean: I had to hire both Christopher Jones and Jessica Lynn before the stretch goal was made. I need this book done before June and so I... Read more
And one more thing...
Did I mention a printable PDF plan for a foldable Coordinate Plane designed by Wally Lowe? No? It's pretty cool.
Let's Go a Mile Deep with the Mastermind and PLUS Levels
It's the fourth and final week of the Kickstarter campaign and coincidentally Teacher Appreciation Week, so let's talk about the teacher stuff. I haven't paid enough attention to the Mastermind... Read more
Goal #2 Unlocked and a Change to Goal #3!
We have reached just beyond $8,500, which means instead of every single book getting a simple pencil sketch, every single book will get a marker sketch!
I'm not as good... Read more
The Candy Crimes of the Confectioneer
We are only $8 away from the second stretch goal, which is an upgrade to warm gray marker sketches in everyone's book instead of a pencil sketch. But instead of... Read more
Desperate Times call for...COFFEE!
The Kickstarter has actually slipped backward today due to a lost pledge, so I have no choice but to pull out one of the big guns. The Custom Coffee Mug... Read more
Leaving it All on the Field
When I played sports in high school, I left it all on the field (and court). There was nothing held back. That's pretty much how I do everything. Ask people... Read more
Over $8,000? We're going to need a bigger book.
Quite honestly, I was shocked that we funded so quickly and I hate to admit that I'm a little unprepared. I put an email in to my printer this morning... Read more
We are funded!
Yesterday was such an emotional day. I was at C2E2 in Chicago, just soaking up the culture. I knew we were close to the goal, and I just wanted to... Read more
We have only $148 to go to attain our goal. Thank you so much for pledging, everyone! I've already said that the first stretch goal if we make our goal... Read more
Yes, I am exploiting my daughter's birthday. I am an evil man!
Today is my daughter Sera's 11th birthday. As you may have read before, the referral we received from... Read more
First Stretch Goal
We're three weeks to the end of the campaign and 81% of our goal has been reached. I can't thank you all enough! It's time to start thinking about stretch... Read more
Not just the stuff you've already seen. There's a lot more! Let me know what else you want! Coffee mugs, posters, clocks, what do you need?
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One of the things I did deliberately in the creation of Solution Squad is make the characters diverse. Debate about diversity in comics abounds these days. Whether it's an interpretation... Read more
Hey, everyone! I sent out personal thanks to all 107 of the backers today (I think). I didn't copy and paste. I actually typed every message, even if they sounded... Read more
Several people have commented that I should have add-ons for the campaign. I'd been considering them for a long time, and there are dozens of things I could add. It's... Read more
This is going to sound weird to some of you, but probably not many, that I can't wait to go back to school tomorrow to show my students the analytics... Read more
Fifty-eight percent funded in just two days! I can't fathom this, really. I will do my best to live up to the support you've all given me. Thank you.
But... Read more
A Red-Letter Day
I don't even know where to begin. As I mentioned in my Kickstarter video, Superboy #165 is the comic that inspired me to learn to read. It wasn't my first... Read more