Frequently Asked Questions
You can find when you should expect your reward next to the "Estimated Delivery" date listed in your pledge level, but here's the complete answer: because the PDF will contain everything that's in the printed book—including the new 25-page bonus comic, essays from me and the artists, beautiful cover art, etc.—all those things need to be completed first before it can be sent out. So, all backers at the CITIZEN level and above will receive this PDF right before I send the final files to the printer which I'm expecting to happen in January 2014.Last updated:
My main goal with the rewards is to come up with things that folks will really like and, hopefully, enjoy for years to come. But my secondary goal is to keep things simple enough on my end so that fulfillment goes very smoothly once everything is made. I know that there are some Kickstarter projects that are choosing to offer "add-ons" now—which means that while the projects are running, folks can pick and choose from various items and then add them a la carte like they were buying them individually at a store. Those projects also often seem to use what I assume are excellent [but rather expensive] 3rd party shopping cart services to keep track of all those extra, individual "orders." And I think that's a totally cool thing to do.
But for me? I'm just going to keep it simple and old-school. You pledge for a Kickstarter reward, you get that Kickstarter reward. So no add-ons. Hopefully there's enough variety in the rewards so that everyone can find something they'd like. :)Last updated:
I live in Europe and want my book shipped to a European address. I notice, though, that international shipping costs are less expensive for pledge levels for Canadian Backers. Can I choose that pledge level instead?
No, you should choose the regular pledge level. The "Canadian Backers" pledge levels are for shipping to Canadian addresses only and reflect the fact that shipping costs from the U.S. to Canada are slightly less expensive than to other international destinations.Last updated:
Will all 5 chapters (+ the Prologue + the Interludes, etc.) of the Engaging the Enemy arc of The Young Protectors ever be collected into one big book someday?
While I'll never say never, the real answer is "probably not." And the reason for that is that I'm making the kind of premium-quality books I've always wanted to see and own and I personally don't care for "Omnibuses." I get their appeal, of course—it seems like it would be convenient to have the entire story in one big book and that's why I've bought them myself. And I've almost always regretted it because they just aren't fun to read.
Unlike a text book that can be on fairly light paper and still look good, for comics and other full-color art, you really want it to be printed on nice, glossy paper. *Heavy* glossy paper. That's fine if the book is less than 200 pages or so. But once you start pushing up into the hundreds of pages the complete Engaging the Enemy arc is going to be, the book can actually become physically painful to read without something to hold it up and is unwieldy to even turn pages if you're trying to read it while lying down, as I prefer to read my comics.
Instead, the Engaging the Enemy arc will be released in three beautiful volumes with gorgeous, heavy paper that will work great with the number of pages planned: Volume One (that's being funded by this Kickstarter) which comprises the Prologue, Chapter One, Interlude One and our recently unlocked 25-page bonus comic. Volume Two which will contain Chapters Two and Three (and some extra side comics). And Volume Three which will finish the arc with Chapters Four and Five (and some extra comics there too.)Last updated:
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