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We are collecting all seven issues of our illustrated pinball zine, Drop Target, into a book, including 100 pages of new bonus content!
We are collecting all seven issues of our illustrated pinball zine, Drop Target, into a book, including 100 pages of new bonus content!
We are collecting all seven issues of our illustrated pinball zine, Drop Target, into a book, including 100 pages of new bonus content!
265 backers pledged $9,616 to help bring this project to life.

The Drop Target Omnibus is now publicly available!

Posted by Alec Longstreth
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This Kickstarter is COMPLETE!!!  The Drop Target Omnibus is now publicly available to order online!

All the books have been sent out!
All the books have been sent out!

We waited a few extra weeks for this public launch, so that we could resolve a few lingering fulfillment issues.  If there are any backers who have still not received their copy, please drop us a message through Kickstarter so we can look into it, but according to the USPS tracking numbers, all the books have arrived safely!

The new OK-for-distribution cover
The new OK-for-distribution cover

As we set the book up for wider release, there were some unforeseen distribution requirements that had to be met to make the book eligible for various retail outlets.  The bad news is we had to bump up the cover price to $34.99 to clear the cut of various "middlemen."  The good news, is that we are offering a 15% discount if you buy the book directly from our printer, which brings it down to $29.74. That's 25 cents cheaper than the cover price we pitched in our original Kickstarter plan!  ;)

It will take 6-8 weeks for the book to propagate in the distribution system, after which point it will be available to order internationally from the Amazon.com websites in: Canada, the UK, France, Spain, Germany and Japan.  As these listing update we will add them to the Drop Target Omnibus page on our website.

Radiator Comics / Birdcage Bottom Books
Radiator Comics / Birdcage Bottom Books

You can also order copies of the Drop Target Omnibus through Radiator Comics and Birdcage Bottom Books.  Both of these indie distributors are massive repositories of self-published minicomics and zines, so if you are interested in loading up on some other cool stuff (including other comics by Jon and me) all in one order, these are great places to get the book!

Ryan Claytor: Road Warrior
Ryan Claytor: Road Warrior

Although Jon and I have no plans to attend any upcoming Pinball events, frequent Drop Target contributor Ryan Claytor will be at the Texas Pinball Festival, March 16-18. He will have copies of the Drop Target Omnibus for sale.  Ryan will also be exhibiting at a bunch of small press events this spring, leading up to his annual appearance at the San Diego Comic Con. Check out the "Appearances" section of his homepage for more information on these events.

What's next?

A lot of people have been asking us, "What's next for Drop Target Publishing?"  Well, first we're going to take a break for a bit - my wife is currently 8.5 months pregnant with our second kid and Jon is busy with preparations for his wedding this summer!  But we've got plans for a many more pinball projects, some of which are already underway.  Once they are ready to share with the world, we will let you know....

Jon and I were recently interviewed by Kayla Greet and Graham Klym for Episode 61 of the Skill Shot Pincast.  At the end of the episode you'll hear us allude to some of these future projects....

THANK YOU!

One last time we just wanted to say thanks to everyone who backed this project.  We had such a positive experience putting this book together, and we hope that everyone enjoys the book.  We definitely learned a lot during this campaign, and are excited to take that knowledge and apply it to our next Kickstarter!

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    1. Alec Longstreth Collaborator on February 4

      P.S. Episode #61 of the Skill Shot Pincast that Jon and I were on has just posted! Here is a link: https://soundcloud.com/skillshotseattle/61-drop-target

    2. Ryan Claytor on February 2

      A well-executed product and kickstarter fulfillment. Fantastic work, Alec and Jon. You guys should be proud!