It's been a long road, but--
We're happy to say that Volume 2 of Leaving Megalopolis is officially on.
After a lot of discussion and thought, Gail and I decided it would be best to continue... Read more
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;... Read more
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... Read more
THINGS SEEM TO BE GOING SMOOTHLY
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.... Read more
WATCH YOUR IN-BOXES
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... Read more
NO MORE SNOW… I THINK
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... Read more
Sorry about the long gap in updates...
… 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... Read more
SURVEY RESPONSES, THE US MAIL and more...
Now that cold and the first snow has descended on me (JIM) here in the northeast US, and I just completed work on RED LANTERNS 27 (I did all of... Read more
A quick shipping update--
Almost all the domestic (USA) books have shipped. There are a few stragglers; and still getting a couple survey replies every day or so.
A good amount of the international... Read more
MAIL STATUS and answers to a few questions--
The pictures above represent somewhere north of 1/3 of the envelopes stuffed (probably around 1500); almost all the over 4000 envelopes were prepared the weekend of the Nov 2nd (there... Read more
I am so excited that people have started getting the first packages, I can't even stand it!
We all want to thank you again so much, you are all part... Read more
Just a quick one..
...to answer a couple questions.
DIGITAL EDITION- As we mentioned before, we made the decision to not distribute the digital edition until the physical had shipped. It's the Luddite in... Read more
Boxes and boxes; just arrived on monday. No printing problems; the books look great.
Surveys will start going out this week; the mass envelope stuffing party is slated for November... Read more
After a file handling hiccup--
-- we are at the printer; waiting on a proof and a hard date for the books to ship to me. It'll definitely be in October. It's unlikely it'll be... Read more
Next stop, the printer
As I (Jim) head off to the Tampa Bay Comicon (anyone attending the show, stop by and say "hi"), here's a more detailed progress report than the one I posted... Read more
The rest of the script is in...
... and the last five pages turned into the last 16 pages! Gail felt she needed more space to do the end justice (and it's pretty big; there's one page... Read more
Progress report 6/11
Jim here. It's been a tight couple weeks, working hard on LM and attending WizPhilly and Heroes (just home now). Hence the gap in updates. Also still trying to... Read more
Some of our Australian backers have asked which shows Gail has left during her tour of that part of the world. Here 'tis:
Supanova Melbourne this weekend 12-13-14.
Supanova Gold... Read more
Jim here. Not going to do the message thing again; learned my lesson. But I do want to mention that my other project, CROOKS & NANNIES has only six days... Read more
A quick con update
For those of you in Australia, Gail is currently on a month tour of Australia, appearing at several shows.
And for anyone living around or about Reading PA, Jim will... Read more
Where are we now?
We've gotten some questions and comments about the status of the book.
We're moving as fast as we can without compromising quality. The main story is about 3/4 done. ("About"... Read more
We've been framed...
Backer Diana J. Brodie shared her framing job on the print reward. Came out really nice; it looks like a three layer matte, with the lowest matte being a thin red... Read more
Behind the scenes-- The Cameos
Nothing to show (we're still playing it tight to the vest on visuals past the first ten pages), but I thought it interesting to relate some surprises I've... Read more
Check out a PREVIEW
HiWe've got a 10 page sample for you. It's on the same page as the wallpapers
It's at the top, with directions on how to download.
It's a... Read more
We made a thing
We made a t-shirt, and decided to use the image from the limited edition print. The art was extended a little to fill out the image, and the idea was... Read more
Just a little cool something...
Below are a few jpegs of the bookmark. The first shows both sides; you can see we're using art from the wall papers. (The bookmarks,... Read more
Good news and bad news.
We are well into the book, and both feel we're doing some of our best work. And we'll hopefully be putting up more preview images... Read more
We've had some questions about shows we'll be attending this year, so here's some dates.
Wizard World Portland... Feb 22-24
Emerald City Con... March 1-3
Megacon... March... Read more
Realized that we never posted an image of the print for the almost 4,000 backers who wouldn't get it. So here it is.
I knew I wanted to feature the... Read more
A WORLD OF DEADSHOTS
Easily the most requested commission by the $150 backers.
Something for you to look at while I'm inking away on a very creepy splash of a bridge to the city,... Read more
THE EARTH DIED SCREAMING
I (Jim) recently did an interview for a pretty cool site. It was some general questions, and some on Leaving Megalopolis specifically. If you check it out, you can find... Read more
HAPPY NEW YEAR
We made it to 2013; no Mayan Apocalypse. Little disappointed. Would've been interesting to see. Here's hoping for the alien invasion this year...
And here's a little eye-candy; the Batman... Read more
I pity the postal worker...
The limited edition prints will be mailing in the next couple weeks; pictured is about two-thirds of the total packages ready to go. The vertical stack on the chair is... Read more
A QUICK ONE BEFORE X-MAS
Here's a few more character designs. These are for an extra, separate short story. TEAM TOM-O-HAWK, featuring TOM-O-HAWK and his boy sidekick SCOUT, and his wife SOUTHERN BELLE. These are... Read more
Many of the $150 commission rewards have shipped, and the rest will soon. Thought you might like to see some of them.
The first one was completely new to me,... Read more
So SANDY was a bitch. At least for me, Jim. My area didn't get the heavy rain or flooding, but it was treemageddon. The winds were the strongest I... Read more
Here's a character design of one of the crazed heroes. I (Jim) often like to design on the fly as I'm working on the book; keeps the spontaneity.
This is... Read more
WE DID IT!
Gail here, again!
Sorry for so many updates but HOLY MOLEY WE ALL DID THIS TOGETHER!
Not only did we smash our minimum goals and stretch goal after stretch goal,... Read more
Cool Thing For Backers!
Okay, we had a postcard goal, that if we reached 120k, all the people that ordered a physical copy would ALSO get a beautiful full-color LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS postcard... Read more
90 Minutes To Go!
We are just 2k from beating the pledge drive for CYBERFORCE, which I think was the most successful straight comic book pledge drive so far (not counting stuff... Read more
A COUPLE FINAL STRETCH GOALS
A couple short goals here at the end that are hopefully attainable.
$111k - A new 6-8 page supplemental story that will be PDF/digital delivery only; every backer $9-PDF level and... Read more
The last 48 hrs!
We've just lowered the one-of-a-kind volume to $4,000. Probably still out of a lot of people's reach, but it's the lowest that reward will go. Just... Read more
ONE LAST REWARD
It's the final days of the campaign, and we've come up with a high-end unique pledge reward to -hopefully- give us a significant boost towards our final stretch goal. We're... Read more
Cameo reward available
Hi Just a quicknote for anyone who was interested in the sold-out $500 "appear in thebook and get the page" reward: a backer has changed out of that reward, so... Read more
Next Stretch Goal-- 112 pages
We exceeded $92k! Welcome aboard Jason Wright.
Onward and upward. Our next goal is more pages. The stretch goal to increase the page count to 112 pages is $105k.... Read more
Just General Stuff
Hi, Citizens of Megalopolis!
Gail here. I haven't posted many of these update things, Jim's been handling most of the hard work, but he's getting ready for another convention so... Read more
New Stretch Goals and other stuff
First a clarification on multiple orders: We've made a few comments on this before, and adjusted the FAQ to reflect it, but wanted to state it here specifically for anyone who... Read more
As we look at our next goal....
It's poll time again, very specific.
We're considering contracting the guys over at Comixology to help with our reward fulfillment; they can turn our PDF into a full digital comic... Read more
Some healthy social media-ing helped us blow that one away. Thanks
Will be posting the next stretch goals soon (looking into a couple things) as well as some new... Read more
One last artist reward
Just wanted to let everyone know that we just put up one more guest artist sketch from Bernard Chang.
Also, the NORTON and PRADO sketches went quickly, but those backers... Read more
Hardcover part 2a
This is really a clarification to clear up some unintended confusion. At the stretch goal of $81,000, the entire print run of the book goes to hardcover, even the... Read more
Hardcover part 2
After a couple hundred responses, (and we appreciate all the chatter and input), we're calling it for NO DUST JACKET.
So we're keeping just the first stretch goal: $81,000
This a... Read more
Hardcover stretch goals FINALLY
Thanks again for all the support; the enthusiasm for the project has been great, and honestly saved us from a couple clerical errors. (Under-calculating made for some tense moments.) We... Read more
A couple cool things
Some images for MEGALOPOLIS
The first is a fake poster I designed for use in the series, to be hung around the city, ironically. (just so's there's no confusion, this... Read more
The $150 sketches have been capped at 55
I'm gratified that so many backers value a sketch by me but, sorry, the $150 sketch pledge reward has been limited to 55, leaving only 4 more. Drawing this book... Read more
Nothing to do with LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS...
... but it is Secret Six related, and we thought it was fun. At WizChicago, I got a copy of a sketch commission I had done the year before. It's... Read more
Thank You, Jim! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
I don't know if this is proper etiquette, but I wanted to thank JIM CALAFIORE, co-creator and artist for this fun project. I didn't know it but yesterday... Read more
Life has definitely intruded this weekend (birthday, wedding), and my attention has been less than laser fine; I come home to find we've doubled our goal. Yay!
If I danced,... Read more
Making a second pledge
Gotten quite a few questions about a second pledge (getting a copy of the book for a friend, etc.), and wanted to answer them all at once. (I'll also... Read more
New artists sketches
We just added two new guest artist sketch pledges from JOE PRADO and ARDIAN SYAF.
Also, the backers who chose sketches by ETHAN VAN SCIVER and TOM RANEY switched to... Read more
More "cameo" rewards added
We've had several people ask for more of the "guest appearance" rewards since they sold out. We discussed it, and decided we'd have enough room for at least 10 more.... Read more
We are now 96 pages
Hokey smokes! We've reached a stretch goal before posting it. The books will now be 96 pages.
Hopefully posting the next stretch goals soon. I'm currently pricing out... Read more
New Pledge Rewards
I just added a few new pledge rewards.
Finally, the promised single sketches from other artists is up.
Also there is now a limited alternate cover edition option.
And a... Read more
Again, thanks everyone; the project is having a great day. The support is so appreciated.
We've settled on the book plates for the signatures. (There wasn't an overwhelming consensus... Read more
Signatures and stretch goals
Stretch goals are coming, promise. (And we've heard all the requests for hardcover, and that will be there, but upping the page count to 96 will probably... Read more
Guys, we had no idea we were going to make the minimum in five days while we were both away at conventions. Jim is the classy, dignified one,... Read more
We made our goal in 5 days! Huge THANK YOU.
We are both back from our respective conventions; sorry for the radio silence. We will be posting soon about... Read more
We definitely appreciate the enthusiasm.
This update is just to let everyone know that any messages after tonight won't be answered until next week. We're both off to shows; I... Read more
Graphic Novel questions
Thanks for the support.
We've gotten a few questions about whether this would be Hardcover or softcover, so we realized we needed to clarify. This will be a softcover graphic... Read more