I've got some great news. The printer had me approve proof of the book. I picked up the finished copies October 4. Since then, it has been a made dash to package and ship. Here's an update of the Kickstarter Reward Status:
For reward levels for unsigned copies of the comics, I have shipped out all the rewards to US addresses. The International rewards are packed and are starting to ship. International shipments require additional customs paperwork which adds to the shipping time.
This past week I had the opportunity to meet with some of the creators who illustrated the covers for the books. On Wednesday, I met with Michael Macropoulos at an Uncanny Avengers signing at Hero Comics. He signed copies of his Gouge Away inspired comics. On Saturday, I drove to Samurai Comics in Mesa where Victoria Paege and Scott Godlewski signed copies of their comics. Later in the day, it was a trip to Dr. Fantasy's Comics and More to meet up with Brian Miller. I've already packaged and shipped the rewards for US backers that contained the Gouge Away and Planet of Sound covers. The Monkey Gone to Heaven covers still need one signature. Ryan Cody is the artist who designed the cover and colored it. He going to be in town at the end of October, so I'll be able to complete the signatures for the Monkey Gone to Heaven cover. If one of your reward comics was the signed MGTH cover and you absolutely have to have it now, I can ship it out without Ryan's signature. Send me a message if you want your comics shipped without Ryan's signature.
That's the state of Kickstarter Reward shipments. If you have questions, please send me a message. I'm trying to ship everything together rather than shipping print rewards ahead of the comic rewards. The prints are being shipped in heavy duty mailing tubes and will be shipped at the same time as the signed books unless otherwise requested. If you know of indy friendly comic book or record stores that might be interested in carrying the book, please message me and I will send them a copy and order information, so that we can spread the word.
Thanks for your support of the book and patience as I work to get all of the Kickstarter rewards out to you.