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Update #86

Just a quick one...

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A few days delay on the PDF. Several backers have said they'd be fine with a larger size file, so we're putting that together and giving everyone a choice. Production person has to regenerate, specifically marrying the 2-page spreads. It'll also mean a different delivery method, most likely Dropbox.

And thanks to those of you who notified us of e-mail address changes; Very helpful.

And lastly, to answer a couple questions about the bonus story: That is coming. When done, it'll be free to just pick up on Comixology. Any backers that requested the pdf will also get a notice about a free pdf version.


Update #85

THINGS SEEM TO BE GOING SMOOTHLY

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So far only a few backers have had trouble with the download. Several backers have said they didn't get the e-mail, but ended up finding it in their SPAM folders. So if you haven't got the e-mail yet, check there before messaging.

(For any specific problems, it's best to message. It's easier to reply to that.)

A couple backers had the problem I (Jim) had. I didn't realize I had to go to purchases and click download to get it transferred to my iPad.

And now the pdf…

For those of you who didn't want the Comixology copy, I have a PDF ready. I was working on getting the file size down; it's not small, but at least under 2mg. It'll be handled on a person by person basis. So, if you prefer the PDF over Comixology, MESSAGE me and I'll get one out to you. It'll be coming via Hightail (formerly Yousendit). Also, including your email in the message would be good.

 Digital only backers ($9 pledge level): No need to message. I have your survey responses.


Update #84

WATCH YOUR IN-BOXES

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Backers $9 and above should be receiving an e-mail today or tomorrow from Comixology with a code and directions on how to redeem for a copy of LM. It's pretty simple, and looks great on my iPad.

 I'm working on a pdf, dealing with file size right now.

And as promised, here's an alternate color scheme for the DH edition cover. It's super creepy, and had an interesting feel to it. But it was too much; looked like we were doing a ghost story... neon one at that. But I did like the red sky and had him bring some of that into the final version.


Update #83

NO MORE SNOW… I THINK

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And Comixology has notified us that the digital version is ready, finally. That "finally" isn't about them, it's about us. We apologize for the many delays.

We'll be sending a message to everyone shortly that outlines how the redemption will work.

We've also signed with Dark Horse to publish a version of LM for retail sale. Some of you may have seen the announcement online from DH. The b&w illustration in the last update was the new cover; DH asked for a new one for their edition. Below is the colored version; Jason as usual did an excellent job. (He did several versions, and one that was really creepy and freaky. It was too way out, but maybe I'll post it on the next update.)

The book should ship to stores some time in September, so if you know anyone who missed out on the KS campaign, let them know.

And I (Jim) will be having KS copies for sale at cons; we didn't do a huge overrun, only several hundred so the amount is limited. I'll have my con schedule up soon on my website jimcalafiore.com 

But I can tell you for sure that Gail and I will both be at Emerald City Con at the end of this month. If you're going, stop by and say HI.

And lastly, Gail says she started work on volume 2; we'll keep you updated on that.

Thanks everyone.


Update #82

Sorry about the long gap in updates...

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… work has been hectic for both of us; and personally, I am tired of digging out from snow (more coming tomorrow!).

Gail finished the tweaks on her supplementals; everything is put together and off to COMIXOLOGY for their conversion. There's about 14 pages of supplements. When the COMIXOLOGY version is ready, there'll be a group e-mail for instructions, followed by individual e-mails for redemption. We know some people would prefer a simple pdf (and there were mentions of another format which anyone can remind me of…), and we'll get those prepared. Right now trying to figure out a way to keep the file size down. But COMIXOLOGY will be the only digital comic site carrying LM.

Digital only backers will be getting the survey notification in the next few days. It's really only to supply an e-mail address. Everyone else, we have your e-mails already from your surveys.

We still have about 60-some backers who didn't respond to the survey; responses trickle in now about one or two a week. For those who didn't respond yet, when you log into KS, there's should be a bar at the top of the screen saying you have a survey pending.

And Gail and I are discussing stories for volume 2 (we weren't trying to be sneaky with that "1" on the side); hopefully we'll be posting some news about that soon.

Meanwhile, here's a new image to check out. Why did I draw it? Hmmmmm...


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