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A 168-page, full color sci-fi graphic novel about a ragtag crew of alien smugglers on a mob-sanctioned run gone bad.
A 168-page, full color sci-fi graphic novel about a ragtag crew of alien smugglers on a mob-sanctioned run gone bad.
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    1. Mathew Signaigo on

      Make it and I will buy it. Kickstart it and I will back it. This originally came up as a random Kickstarter recommendation that I backed because it looked interesting. And I'm glad I did. :-D

    2. Sean Wang 2-time creator on

      Sorry for the long radio silence, but RUNNERS plans have been pretty nebulous for the past few years as most of my time was spent on freelance work. But I am currently ramping up work on the series again, and this time planning for continuous work without any more significant hiatuses! Please see my most recent post in the Updates section for more info. Thanks everyone for your continued interest in RUNNERS. I am trying to make the future of the series worthy of your enthusiasm!

    3. Andrew on

      I'm going to echo Dablue. What's next? More Runners on the radar?

    4. Dablue
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      Hey Sean, still enjoying the book! Whats next, another kickstarter for your next project?

    5. SilverWasp on

      The 2 books are in my hands now :D
      And they really look fantastic, thanks for all your trouble Sean.

    6. Sean Wang 2-time creator on

      Hi Silverwasp. Your rewards did ship a while ago, so hopefully you'll get them soon. I have a high degree of anxiety surrounding all the international orders and whether they will reach their intended recipients without hassle. It's especially concerning given how expensive the shipping is.

    7. SilverWasp on

      Still missing my comics, but I gladly wait patiently on the post worker to get to Denmark from USA :)

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      Herbert on

      Hi, I received the Comics last weekends and I'm very pleased with the quality. Nice job & thanks Sean.

    9. Palindrome Bob-XSF-I'm in AGL589-BG5.22
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      The box containing my rewards caught the eye of the customs officials here, meaning I had to pay a relatively hefty sum to take possession of said box. Quite some 'adhesive-tape-removal' time later I am finally able to open the box. The graphic novels are protected by folded up sheets of paper and look okay. The add-on graphic novel is extra protected by plastic. A cylinder is also enclosed, containing a print, that's that stretch goal accounted for. Character card was 'hidden' in the main (HC, also thanks to stretch-goal magic) graphic novel but I found it. I think that concludes our 'business', thanks!
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      Steven Kohler on

      I received my books here in Japan last week. They look great. Can't wait to dive in.

    11. Sean Wang 2-time creator on

      Thanks everyone! Glad people are liking the book! And also glad they aren't all being lost in the mail. That would suck.

    12. James Moss
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      on

      Just received the book and it looks awesome. Let me know if and when you decide to do another Kickstarter.

    13. Dablue
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      Sean, got my book. I received it in pristine condition. Way to go man. Gives me something to read tomorrow during the weekly department meetings =)

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      Brent Stringer on

      Got my print copies last week! Great books!! Bring on Volume 3!!!

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      Juliet Safier on

      The books are amazing! Thank you for such a great story.

    16. Dablue
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      Those palets looking cool buddy =D

    17. Sean Wang 2-time creator on

      Hi everyone! I just realized that I've been replying to everyone's comments personally instead of posting responses here. Yay! Now it looks like I've been ignoring everyone. :)

      The current status of the books (as of Aug 9) is that the files are at the printer and I have already approved the proofs. I imagine I should be getting them in another week or so. I also just sent off the Sketchbook files so those should be printed and shipped to me by end of Aug.

      As for changing address, you can go to the Runners project page. Under my Profile near the top, there is a Contact Me button that you can use to send me messages through Kickstarter. Just so you know, right before I start packing and shipping everything, I will be sending a message out to all (non-digital) backers. I know it's been a while since you all filled out surveys so if any of you have moved since then, that message will be your reminder to get any new address info to me.

      Thanks everyone! Looking forward to fulfilling orders soon!

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      Michael Jenck on

      What is the status of the printed books?

    19. David Cilley on

      Hey guys, I've had to move since the survey asking for my delivery address was sent out... how can I amend it?

    20. Dablue
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      Eh buddy, how is it going?

    21. Mohd Rizal on

      how much do i have to top up to get the Bad Goons in hardcover?

    22. ScottDMSimmons on

      Yes! Awesome campaign and big finish! Congrats, Sean! Excited about all the Runners stuff to come!

    23. Dablue
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      on

      congratulations!

    24. Dablue
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      on

      @bob: it all makes sence now! I shall fire her on the spot!

    25. Palindrome Bob-XSF-I'm in AGL589-BG5.22
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      @Dablue: and yet, wherever I encountered BigD, he always outmatched my pledge, so that's a big spender. Besides, I go for quality, not quantity, so that means I have less projects to spend my money on and ergo can spend more per project. Then there's also the fact I don't have a girlfriend. ;-)
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    26. Dablue
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      @bob: you big spender you... the biggest spend i did was 500 bucks and i am still explaining the significance of it to my girlfriend haha

    27. Palindrome Bob-XSF-I'm in AGL589-BG5.22
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      @Dablue: My biggest pledge (to date) has not exceeded 1.2k, and that was for a very special reason, and was for a video game. Whilst my wallet hasn't actually moaned one bit due to my KS-'habit', I might well be able to fork out that amount. However, the highest tier is only 1k and even that doesn't interest me at all. Then there's the fact I want my highest pledge to date to stay the highest, due to that special reason. My Kitty can resist any pearl white smile pointed at her, especially one coming from a dog. :-P
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    28. Aymeric on

      Made me reconsider and move to physical,
      Nice ;)

    29. Dablue
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      Congrats on the hardcover!

    30. Dablue
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      @Bob: You wont be dissapointed if you backed it.. AND.. only 1.3k left for it to have hardcover.. a wealthy cat like you can fork out that amount can you? *pearl white smile*

    31. Palindrome Bob-XSF-I'm in AGL589-BG5.22
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      @Dablue: Mortifera is on my 'starred project's' list as there's something 'unnerving' and I was planning to look it over a bit more thorough the latest week-end before deciding to back it or not. Unfortunately, that plan kinda fell through due to laptop-troubles. Even if I decided to back it, it would be at a relatively low tier, so it wouldn't do that much in regards to that HC goal.
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      Tanner Dabel on

      Closing in on a nice hardcover...

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      Jörg Mayer on

      OK, so the BIG question is: When will the first episode of series 3 appear? Just bragging about the ideas you have for the future of the series won't do anymore ;-)

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      John Potten on

      Getting close to that $22k Sean... have everything crossed!

    35. Dablue
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      Oh and Bob is fine, people called me alot worse ;)

    36. Dablue
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      @Kasper: sadly, i know the feeling ;) but you get alot of cool things in return. And its like a gambling machine, as long as i keep winning i keep putting money in the thing! Hèhè

    37. Kasper R. A. S. on

      I meant Dablue, not Bob. D'oh.

    38. Kasper R. A. S. on

      I stumbled on this a while back and I've had it starred/bookmarked for a while. Now I finally decided to back it.
      I love the art and the little of the story I've looked at seems great but I won't read it all online because that'll ruin it when I get the books. :-P
      I'm with Justin on getting a hardcover of the 1st book, but I can understand how it can't be feasible to print such a small run of it. But I'll keep my eyes and ears open for the option in the future. ;-)

      @Bob: Backed Mortifera earlier today. Kickstarter is ruining me. xD

    39. Dablue
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      Going nice and steady! Hardcover in sight!

    40. Sean Wang 2-time creator on

      @Justin: Ha ha. I hear you about mismatched sets. I'm that way too. It would definitely be cool to have a HC of Vol 1: Bad Goods, but unfortunately, it won't be feasible this time around.The only reason I can do the Snow Job HC is because I am grouping it with the printing of the SC. In order to do Vol 1, I'd have to finance a whole new printing as a completely separate print job, which wouldn't be feasible. But maybe someday....

    41. Dablue
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      @Bob.. hehe.. welcome.. well follow my trail to Mortifica too then. It needs some help to get the hardcover goal going! ;p

    42. Palindrome Bob-XSF-I'm in AGL589-BG5.22
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      @Justin: "All backers at the $25 level and higher will have the option of upgrading their copy of the new book from paperback to hard cover FOR FREE!"
      @Dablue: Followed your trail here. :-)
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    43. Justin barber
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      Ok so if we reach the hardcover goal will you offer book 1 in a hardcover as well if all 128+ of us ask for it? If so id offer a extra $10 bucks or so to offset the cost and I'm sure the rest would. Cant have a odd looking set with 1 hardcover and 1 softcover book ya know!!!!

    44. Supraderk on

      @Dablue
      *high five* ... I really hope we make! I've definitely got love for the hardcover!

    45. Dablue
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      @Supraderk : (high five) hard cover here we come ;)

    46. Supraderk on

      Stretch goal met! On to the next one :)

    47. Dablue
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      @Sean: Its like with the movies. Id rather wait 10 years for a super cool sequel , then having 3 movies in a year that suck. (I am looking At you Saw)

    48. Sean Wang 2-time creator on

      Thanks Ed! Glad you were lucky enough to stumble upon the Kickstarter project. :) Thanks for the very kind and inspiring words. I often feel bad that it has taken me so long to get the new book done, but it's nice to realize that people are still very excited for new stories. I have to say I haven't been to MoCCA in a long time, but maybe I'll make a trip this year just to walk around. I do loves me some indie comics!

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