It's time to PRINT BOOKS AGAIN!! I learned a lot from the last one and this time, I am going with Createspace for 6 x 9 volumes of an assortment of black and white books! I do ask that international supporters NOT buy the books through this kickstarter. Because this is through Createspace, the books will be available on Amazon.com in the US AND in Europe, meaning you will be able to get them for far less by ordering through the Europe Amazon stores. If you really, really want them, they will cost $30 to ship, just ask.
On to the books!
The Cyantian Chronicles V1 and V2 : I have two Cyantian Chronicles collections which contain a variety of my ongoing comics, The New Campus Safari, Genoworks Saga, and Gralen Cragg Hall in its first printing.
Volume 1 is almost identical to the prior printing, just in a new format with Genoworks Saga #1 folded into it.
Volume 2 is an all new printing of the New Campus Safari, more Genoworks, and the first printing of Gralen Cragg Hall!
Original Edition Campus Safari Complete Collection V1 and V2: The Original comic I began in August of 1998 from start to end in 2 volumes! They are just under 200 pages in length and contain ALL of the Campus Safari comics along with the extra art and stories that were in the floppy prints, now in a nice compact graphic novel set! (The covers are all I have left to do!)
Upcoming: Please note, if you'd rather collect the stories in their own graphic novel collections, The NEW Campus Safari is planned for its stand alone volume release later this year and the others will follow now that I know how to put the books together.
Color comics like Pawprints, Akaelae, and Darius will be released individually later. Because they are full color, I am going to try NOT to print them through Createspace.
Risks and challenges
I was going along good with multiple Kickstarters, until I hit the last one and ran into the 'oh, we're doubling international shipping!' obstacle. This caused me a lot of problems since I did not expect it and my budgeted shipping was not enough to cover it. It took me a LONG time to get the shipping done because of that issue.
This time, I chose Createspace so books could be purchased from the printer in EUROPE. I do not like charging readers $30 to ship a single book reliably!
I am also giving myself plenty of time to get the books shipped after I get them.
And on top of that, unlike last time, I am not offering multiple to be done works for the books. The content for the books is 100% done. The covers are 50% done. I only have covers for the two Campus Safari collections to do. I just need to finish assembling the files and send them in for proofs!
Extras might delay your books for a bit longer than August. Please be patient. I am one person and I do have the continual weekly comics to update! It might take longer, but it will be done and poking me about it is perfectly acceptable. I WILL respond.
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