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Update #20

Seasons Greetings

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Hey All,

We wanted to drop a line to let you know what's been going on with the book and show off some new comics.

We've been hitting the Indie-Comic-Con circuit, getting the word out, and selling off some of our massive pile of books.  We tabled at Small Press Expo(SPX), and Alternative Press Expo(APE) this past fall.  Much fun was had.(see video below).  This coming spring we will be tabling at STAPLE Con in Austin, TX, SPACE Con in Columbus, OH, and with any luck CAKE, in Chicago, IL.  Come and say hi.  We've met a few of you already.

On the inter-webs, you can find us in a few new places.  We set up a store front for the book on Tumblr:  http://www.bookofda.tumblr.com/.  Matt now has a storefront on Big Cartel:  http://mattbryancomics.bigcartel.com/ , as well as a fancy new website: http://mattbryanart.com/.  Book of Da also has its very own Goodreads page where a few of you have already posted reviews.  Several Blogs/publications have reviewed the book as well.

http://www.brokenfrontier.com/book-of-da/

http://chamberfour.com/2013/06/20/review-book-of-da/

http://www.geeksofdoom.com/2013/08/19/comic-review-book-of-da

http://readinggraphicnovels.blogspot.com/2013/07/review-book-of-da.html

http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/books-and-literature/reviews/new-graphic-literature-works-explore-crime-faith-sexuality/article_f1817c83-816e-57a5-a85c-0c57288e1664.html

http://comicbastards.com/from-kickstarter-to-your-home-book-of-da-now-available-for-purchase/

In addition to recognizing Matt as Best Local Cartoonist, our Saint Louis alternative weekly the Riverfront Times gave Matt a "Mastermind Award" for emerging artists.  http://www.riverfronttimes.com/2013-08-29/culture/2013-mastermind-award-winner-matt-bryan/ which coincidentally landed the Reverend smack on the Cover!...

 We've got some very early plans in the works for a new book and a new Kickstarter.  More on that when it develops.  For now, here's a couple of mini-comics from Matt and myself.

Matt's latest issue of Moses and Bean:

http://issuu.com/mosesandbean/docs/schoolbus_sex_issuu

Mike's new fairy-tale mini A-Lure:

http://issuu.com/mikemccubbins/docs/alurecolorfinal

Happy X-masses and Merry New Years one and all and may you escape Da's wrath another year!

-Matt + Mike


Update #19

PDF Downloads, Book Talk, Feedback

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We're going to start sending Dropbox links today for the PDF Book and Extras Download.  However, since we need to send this message to all the $15 backers at once(450 Backers), my Dropbox is likely to crash if everyone downloads today.  If this happens the link should work fine the next day.  I'll give the $15 tier a good week before I move on to the other backers so that everyone who wants to download, has a chance.

For local STL Backers, we are doing a book talk/signing tonight (June 20) at 7pm at the Schlafly Branch Library in the Central West End.  We'll be doing a little making of presentation and talking a little about the kickstarter.

http://www.voiceplaces.com/st-louis/mike-mccubbins-and-matt-bryan-the-book-of-da-1866311-e

Also, I was surprised and delighted to see that Book of Da now has a listing on GoodReads( https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18054157-book-of-da, ) and that some of you have already posted feedback.  Thanks for all your feedback in the comments and messages as well.  We love hearing your reactions.

-Mike


Update #18 - For backers only

June Update...

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Update #17 - For backers only

Address Check and Matt's FB

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Update #16

Goings-on....

Hi All,

Few things to tell you about since the last update:

First and foremost, we just approved our final proof for the book and books will be coming soon!  I'm posting a shot of the cover below, which brings me to our next update:

You may notice that book band in the photo is not the one I posted earlier in the updates.  This "new" book band is actually a previous design.  When we had the actual proof in hand, it became obvious that we had chosen the wrong one.  We think the blue "belly-band" design is more striking and we hope you will agree.

The printer has our digital posters and postcards ready and I'll be picking them up soon and printing the backs.

  Last week was screen printing week.  I got started on Saturday and emerged from under a pile of trimmings the following Sunday covered in Ink with a stack of posters.  Pictures below of my basement full-up with prints.

We've scheduled a book release and signing in St. Louis at Star Clipper on May 18th from 5-9pm.  Local backers can come out and pick-up their rewards then if they so choose and shake our hands or wag their fingers at us, which ever they find most appropriate.  We'll also be doing a book-talk at the Schlafly Branch of the St. Louis Public Library on June 20th at 7pm with a little "making-of" demonstration.

Some friends of ours just launched their own Kickstarter campaign to fund their web series "Comic Geeks." about "A group of comic book obsessed friends struggle to balance adult life with their four-colored passion."  Here's a link....

http://kck.st/ZN0c2Y

...more to come soon,

-Mike

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