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Update #13

Break the Walls is shipping out now!!!

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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:

Unsigned Copies
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.

Signed Copies
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.

Shawn Demumbrum
SpazDog Press

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Update #12

Off to the Printers

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It's official.  Break the Walls is at the printers.  I should have a proof soon.  If everything goes well, I should have the books within two weeks.  There were some delays.  I printed a sample preview comic for San Diego Comicon to show writers, arttists, and publishers.  The printer had some issues with the files I provided and some of the stories came out looking pixelated and fuzzy.  It took me some time to work out the technical issues so I could print the best

There is an upside to the delay.  The book originally solicited at 48 pages has been upgraded to 60 pages with 54 pages of art.  We've added a new story inspired by Nimrod's Son written by Evan Harrison Cass and Christian Kaw.

As an extra bonus, anyone who pledge $50 or more will get a copy of the San Diego Comicon sample preview comic.

Thanks again for all your support of the book.

Shawn Demumbrum
SpazDog Press

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Update #11

Production Update

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I wanted give everyone an update on the book.  I'm finishing up putting the book together.  I am going to start sending out surveys, so I can get mailing addresses and preferences.  In the case of those with print and art rewards, those rewards may ship ahead of the actual books.

In the meantime, I have the updated color cover of Michael Macropoulos' color cover inspired by Gouge Away.  I have some other surprises to share, but they will have to wait for future updates.

Thanks for your support.

Shawn Demumbrum
SpazDog Press

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Update #10

Cover Update and Clarification

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Just a quick clarification.  Anyone who donates at the $50 level and above gets copies of the book with all three covers.  So pledge at least $50 and you get those three covers and the goodies that go with that level.  Most of the creators are in Phoenix, so I should be able to get signatures for those copies as well.  And now since we have made the $6000 level, I can reveal the 3rd cover penciled art.  Michael Macropoulos, the artist for Monkey Gone to Heaven, has created his cover interpretation of Gouge Away.  Since we have had some extra time before publishing he is still busy ink in more details and coloring the piece before it goes to the printer, but I can show you the pencil version below.

Thank you for making this a successful Kickstarter campaign.  I couldn't have done it without all your help.

Shawn Demumbrum
SpazDog Press

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Update #9

6 hours left

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With six hours left in the pledge campaign, I want to thank you all for backing our project.  We have already passed another art update milestone and are less than a dollar away from another art update and another cover reveal.  If we hit $6000 then everyone at the $50 reward level and above will receive copies of the book with all three covers at no additional cost to them.

This art update is courtesy of writer Gerrad McConnell (Zombies vs. Cheerleaders), artist Jason Worthington (Zombies vs. Cheerleaders and letterer Autumn Worthington who bring us their interpretation of Into the White.

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