Kickstarter follow-up and Valor
Hello, folks! A good bit of you have noticed the campaign that Isa and I are running now, Valor! Valor is a comic anthology that pays homage to the strength,... Read more
The books are out the door!
Here they are, the last 106 Kickstarter orders, going out the door to the post office in the morning! Thank you guys so much for all your patience with us!... Read more
Please check your shipping address! (and TCAF)
Hi folks! I now have in my possession the last of the bookplates! Isa spent the past week drawing 300 bookplates to finish off the Kickstarter, and once I get... Read more
MoCCA and more shipping!
Hi folks! Isa just headed back home from MoCCA after leaving me with a bunch more bookplates, and as some of you have discovered, I've been shipping out once again.... Read more
Quick shipping update for you guys. Here's where we're at right now:
- $250 tier: 9 of 9 orders sent
- $200 tier: 5 of 5 orders sent
- $75 tier:... Read more
Shipping update, 'Knot,' and more cons!
Greetings from the dog park! I have been hard at work packing more orders between work and writing. Here's the orders going out in tomorrow's post:
We're going through them... Read more
Bookplates are on the way!
Isa is expressing 250 more bookplates to me, and provided they don't get sucked into the polar vortex, they'll be here by this weekend! If you want to see samples... Read more
Hi folks! We wanted to give you an update on the bookplates.
After getting settled in her new home in the Ottawa area, Isa's been cranking out them out! She's... Read more
Christmas and cons!
I just wanted to let you guys know that I am still waiting on more bookplates from Canada. If you want your books in time for Christmas and... Read more
Kickstarter shipping update
Hi folks! Wanted to give you a head's up on where we're at with shipping.
We just ran out of bookplates, and Isa is in the process of drawing more.... Read more
NYC Meetup and Backer Progress
Hello, Kickstarter backers!
It's been a very busy few weeks, and we're happy to report that all but one of our Canadian Kickstarter orders was sent out during the time... Read more
Toronto meet-up details!
We're still waiting on nameplates from Isa, which should be here tomorrow. Then I'm going to get out as many packages as I can before leaving for Canada... Read more
Toronto meet-up on Oct. 19
Hi folks! This update is geared toward our Canadian backers with the first of our two Canadian meet-ups! Meg will have Namesakes at the Comic Book Embassy in Chinatown at... Read more
The books are here and Baltimore meet-up!
The Namesake books are here! This is 89 of the boxes. the other 39 are stacked in other places (Yes, that is random pizza there. Energy food!) Many, many thanks... Read more
Reminder: We're closing BackerKit upgrades at 11:59 p.m. ET tonight
Hi folks! This is a reminder that we're closing down Kickstarter upgrades through BackerKit at 11:59 p.m. tonight. You will still be able to change your addressbut not upgrade... Read more
Books to arrive in port on Friday and a housekeeping matter
Good news! I've made the final payment on the books, and they are confirmed to arrive in port on Friday with delivery to my apartment next week. My husband is... Read more
One week (or so) to go and East Coast/Canadian orders
Hi folks! If everything goes as scheduled, the books should arrive at the Baltimore port at the end of this week and will make it to my apartment at some... Read more
I just got this email from the printer:
I just got our shipping schedule last night. Your books are scheduled to depart China on 8/28 and are scheduled... Read more
Advanced copies are here!
Look at these babies! Aren't they gorgeous? They should be on a ship heading here now!
Note: The blurry photo and color cast below isn't the books. It's the photographer... Read more
Wallpapers are available!
Good news, the Kickstarter-bonus wallpaper is uploaded and ready for you to grab. You can find it here: http://namesakecomic.com/kickstarter/
Because it took so long to get the wallpaper up,... Read more
Proofs and printing schedule
Greetings! With much ado, I have two things in hand: the proofs and the print schedule! Actually, I found the print schedule on Cross Blue's site, but it's awesome! So,... Read more
Guess what's almost on my doorstep?
OK, wow, did not realize it's been a month since the last update. May was incredibly busy with two cons, and I'm attending another con on my own in July.... Read more
TCAF, Philly, book update!
Hi folks! I apologize for the lack of radio silence on our part, but I wanted to have some more news in hand before I wrote. Here's the progress on... Read more
Hi folks! I just got back from a very enjoyable weekend at CGS Super Show in Reading, Pa. this weekend, the photo of our table (with helper husband bat Mike... Read more
Guess what's almost finished?
That's right! Book 2 is almost ready to send to the printer! I want to go through one more round of proofing before sending it off. The only thing I... Read more
It was never a quiet period for us!
Good news, everybody! The quiet period (aka the two weeks that Amazon has a hold on funding) is over, and the funds are in the process of being transferred to... Read more
We did it!
Hurray! Our Kickstarter has been funded, and Namesake #2 -- along with reprinting book 1 and hardcovers -- is a reality! Thank you guys so very much! So, what happens... Read more
Wow, that was fast!
Wow, we sold out of the initial run of hardcovers right away! There's a bit of good news on that front. There is a chance we will be able to... Read more
Did anyone say hardcovers?
With four days left, we are closing in on $23,000. I've re-crunched the numbers, the money we have on hand and the number of books we need to ensure we... Read more
Stretch goal? Make that sketch goal!
Hey folks! We're 21 folks away from having 500 backers, with nine days to go in the campaign! Woot! If we hit 550 people backing Namesake vol. 2, Isa will... Read more
Hardcovers and reprints and are you in San Francisco?
Good morning, everyone! I apologize for the radio silence the past few days. I'm currently in San Francisco covering the Macworld/iWorld 2013 expo as part of my freelance work, and... Read more
Printer update, the sequel
Greetings, everyone! Not much to report on in this update other than we decided on a printer. I submitted the bid acceptance right at closing on Friday, so I'm not... Read more
Hi guys! Time to check in again and let you know about a situation that's about to be resolved.
In December, I got our initial quote for book 2 from... Read more
I think we're just starting to become coherent now
In lieu of charts, here's the table of contents for book 2! Isn't it gorgeous? This is the image we used to promote the comic on Tumblr, DeviantArt and other... Read more
*insert stunned silence*
I went to go see Monty Python's "Life of Brian" at a historic theater in the Harrisburg area tonight, and as the movie ended, my phone buzzed with a text... Read more