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Update #12 - For backers only

Did you get your Persia Blues copy?

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Update #11 - For backers only

Your books are on their way!

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Update #10 - For backers only

Need your updated address to send out your books!

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Update #9

The book is printed!

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After a long wait and an initial mishap by the printers, our book is finally done and in our hands! Brent and I are working hard to get all the ones that need to be signed or sketched in ready for shipment to you guys, so we appreciate your patience.

The book should be available in bookstores and comic book shops by the first week in July.

In the meantime, please don't forget to visit the Persia Blues official site for all the latest news, reviews, previews, and more.

http://www.persiablues.com/

Thanks,

Dara


Update #8

Digital edition, postcards, and thanks

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Hey everyone, I've got a few quick updates for you, so here goes:

1) Postcards - they went out in the mail a couple of days ago, so keep an eye out for yours (international backers may have to wait a week or more, not sure how quickly postcards are delivered overseas). Thanks again for your patience, and by all means, if you don't receive yours soon, drop me a line and I'll send another.

2) Thank You page - I've updated the official Persia Blues website to add a page for thanking our Kickstarter backers. This same exact list of names will appear in the printed book, so please look for your name at the link below, and let me know ASAP if it's missing, or you would like it changed in any way!

http://www.persiablues.com/thanks/

3) Digital edition - Our publisher is trying out something new with this book: serializing it first in 4 digital "issues" before the printed graphic novel comes out. Once the book is out, the individual issues will no longer be available for purchase (although a single digital volume of the book will). The digital editionis delivered via the comiXology app, which is the leading platform for digital comics across a variety of platforms: iPad, iPhone, iPod, and all Android tablets and smart phones.

So if you have friends who may be interested, but are leery of trying a new book by unknown creators, direct them to the comiXology app, where they can try the first 28 pages of the book for a mere 99 cents:

http://www.comixology.com/Persia-Blues/comics-series/10131

Thanks, and as always, feel free to contact me via Kickstarter or the Persia Blues website if you have any questions or comments.

Best,

Dara


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    Original page of sequential art from the graphic novel, unique and one-of-a-kind. You will be able to choose from around 60-70 pages made available by Brent, with the earliest pledge allowed to select first. Pages are 11x17, fully inked, but do not contain lettering. Plus you get a signed copy of the book with both an original sketch and a handwritten short story. Plus your name listed in book and website, plus signed postcard. LIMITED TO ONLY 5!

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    RETAILER INCENTIVE PACKAGE A: 2-hour in-store appearance and book signing by both writer Dara Naraghi and artist Brent Bowman, along with 5 complimentary copies of the book. The 2 hours includes a 45-minute "breaking into comics" workshop for up to 15 of your customers, and 3 portfolio reviews by Brent. You also get an original 11x17 art commission by Brent (to keep, give away, or sell), and a link to your store or Facebook page on the PB website. Note: store must be within a 3-hour drive from Columbus, Ohio (as determined by Google maps). LIMITED TO ONLY 3!

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    RETAILER INCENTIVE PACKAGE B: 4-hour in-store appearance and book signing by both writer Dara Naraghi and artist Brent Bowman, along with 10 complimentary copies of the book. The 4 hours includes a 1-hour "breaking into comics" workshop for up to 20 of your customers, plus 5 portfolio reviews by Brent. You also get 2 original 11x17 art commission by Brent (to keep, give away, or sell), and a link to your store or Facebook page on the PB website. Note: store must be within a 5-hour drive from Columbus, Ohio (as determined by Google maps). LIMITED TO ONLY 3!

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