So we've been at this for a week and a day now, folks, and I've been told by reliable sources that we now hold the total fundraising record in the Comics category here at Kickstarter, with over $245,000 raised in eight days, more than four times the initial goal. There's some talk that we may also hold some sort of speed record as well, but I don't know about that. At any rate, we're not even close to done, so it's probably too early to write the record book. Right now, we're just about $10,000 away from me adding Don't Split the Party to the rewards, at which time I think we should expect to see a new burst of pledges. And I'm already forming plans for some new goals (and shiny new rewards) to try to keep this momentum going after DStP is funded, so expect to be tuning in right up until the final days.
I did want to quash one rumor though: There won't be any inclusion of the yet-to-be-even-announced "Book 5" in this Kickstarter (that is, the next color compilation featuring Tarquin, et al.). It's just way too early. I can't justify taking money on a book for which I don't know the exact length, the cover price, the printing cost, the delivery date, what the cover looks like, or even if it will be the next book I publish. So I won't be including it as a funding goal or as a reward. When the time comes to announce it, maybe I'll run another Kickstarter then if I'm out of funds, but lumping it in with this one so far in advance will only end with four thousand angry customers.
And with that, I give you the chart:
Thanks again, and let's try to push this over the top so that I need to update again today with the new reward packages.
P.S. Expect a comic later tonight.
P.P.S. Expect that I won't be answering any email until after that comic is up.