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When the caped heroes of the world's safest city inexplicably all turn into homicidal lunatics, no one is safe.
When the caped heroes of the world's safest city inexplicably all turn into homicidal lunatics, no one is safe.
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Been a bit since the last update; Gail and I are trying to clear time to continue our saga, but it's the busy season. Gail's got a lot of commitments; and I've been doing a bunch of tight-deadline help on Red Lanterns (just finished some pages for 34 and starting FUTURE'S END, RL's bit of the DCU jump-ahead-in-time event). Hopefully we'll have some concrete news for you soon. And there's the time-consuming conventions. San Diego this weekend. We'll be there. Gail should be signing at the various publishers; and I'm at my regular booth, 4301 in hall F. Come by and see us. I'll have copies of the KS edition for sale for any of your friends who missed the campaign.

Those backers still waiting on some of the guest artist sketches, I'm working hard at being a pest. I'll be picking up several more at SDCC.

And I'm working at finishing up the full commissions. It seems like every time I start, an editor calls. But at least now all of them are in various stages of progress on the boards. I've attached one of my favorite completed ones below for some eye-candy. The HULK is my favorite character, but I never ever drew Doc Samson, so it was a lot of fun. The backer asked for him to look like he just went ten rounds with the Hulk.

Some of you might've noticed that the Dark Horse edition of LM has a release date, September 17th. Fingers crossed for good sales.

Lastly, I'm involved in another Kickstarter project by good friend industry pro Mark McKenna. I drew his children's book. (I know. Me? A children's book?) It's the next in his series of his own character BANANATAIL, a little monkey with, you guessed it, a yellow tail. The books are a lot of fun, and this is the halloween special. He has a low goal; just trying to cover printing. If you have some time, please take a look. (And forgive his wooden video presence; I told him he needs to get an actor to portray him.)  check it out here

Thanks for your patience, and enthusiasm. A lot of people have come up to us at shows and told us how much they love the book.

More soon. Promise.

Just a quick one...


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.



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.



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.



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 

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.