Rest assured we've looked into this extensively! "TOO BAD. WALUIGI TIME" is an unofficial work of parody and is not affiliated with Nintendo.
All of the art contained in this book has been created from scratch by the author himself. The book will stand alone as a creative work, but will not function as a replacement for any game, storylines, game guides or other official products.
Like Brawl in the Family, "TOO BAD. WALUIGI TIME" shares company with numerous other gaming-webcomics-turned-into-books, and various merchandise found on sites like Fangamer that pay homage to the games we all know and love while creating unique artistic works.
And believe it or not, a Nintendo of America employee actually was a backer for BitF: The Complete Collection!
Hey, some things have to remain secret! But I will divulge a little bit: the "Back in the Family" comics will not only feature the main cast, but other series that BitF has touched upon as well. While this book isn't a sequel or reboot of BitF, it wouldn't hurt to think of this section as a "reunion special" of sorts!
There's a pretty long answer here, but I'll try to keep it brief. With 200 comics, it's very possible a webcomic-turned-book would ultimately be better for me financially...but probably not physically. One of the big takeaways for me from Brawl in the Family was that it was actually extremely stressful. The majority of comic updates in BitF had me nervously wondering what people would think of them, to the point where I often lost sleep. Coming up with a bunch of ideas in private and then crammin' 'em all into a book to be binge-read all at once seems more my speed right now. I love drawing, but I didn't love the twice-a-week apprehension that came with a regularly-updated webcomic!
Not yet, but hopefully soon! Since Kickstarter is all-or-nothing, it's risky to take PayPal orders before the project hits its goal. If it doesn't reach its goal, all orders will be cancelled through KS except for the PayPal ones, which can get messy.
In other words, if/when we get close to reaching the goal, we'll be happy to open up PayPal orders!
Heck no! I wouldn't create a 140+ page book and 200 comics before even knowing if I'd be able to afford manufacturing and shipping it.
As of this Kickstarter's launch, I've conceptualized about 50-60% of the book's comics, and digitally drawn a couple dozen of them. I've done a few other miscellaneous pages as well, but I've still got plenty to go, which is why the book is set to release next April.
Yes! We will be selling the book at brawlinthefamily.com once it releases (on its projected release date of April 2019). We won't have a TON of stock in, but there should be enough to last a few months at least.