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A 190-page illustrated anthology of the Shitty Horoscopes zine series! Hilarious, horrifying, and always absurd.
A 190-page illustrated anthology of the Shitty Horoscopes zine series! Hilarious, horrifying, and always absurd.
1,581 backers pledged CA$ 51,125 to help bring this project to life.

Updated Patch, Postcards, Prints, Surveys, Toronto Art Book Fair, and More Pictures!

Posted by Amrit Brar (Creator)
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Hello again everyone! It's a Monday, so let's keep this update brisk and quick :)

Nice and secure!
Nice and secure!

The books, as you can see, are all bubble wrapped and prepared to get tucked into their envelope homes once all of the stretch-goal bonuses are ready to be shipped out with them! And speaking of which…

Postcards!
Postcards!

Here are the two 4"x6" postcard-prints being sent out to all Kickstarter backers who pledged at physical reward tiers! As I mentioned in the last update, the stickers are also ready to go, so what component are we missing? Well, all Kickstarter backers who pledged for physical rewards also receive this wicked patch, at no extra charge:

Iron-on embroidered crystal-ball patch! Left is old, right is updated.
Iron-on embroidered crystal-ball patch! Left is old, right is updated.

 On the left is the original design sent by our patch producer, and on the right is the updated version that we revamped together! As you can see, the version on the right is far more legible, writing-wise. I've given our patch producer the thumbs up and deposited the funds necessary to get enough patches made to send out to every Kickstarter backer who pledged at a physical reward tier level, and to everyone who preordered the book on Storenvy in the two weeks following the campaign. Thats over 1800 patches!

Unfortunately, changing the design and waiting for a new proof means we encountered a bit of a production delay, as I mentioned in the previous update. The patch production will be completed between June 27th - July 4th, and may take up to 10 business days to get to me (we're looking at between the 15th-18th of July).

The good news is, we can start dispatching reward packages the second we have those patches! I am still aiming and fully intend to have the majority of the Kickstarter rewards shipped out before the end of July if all goes well with our patch production. As I stated in the previous update, if your address will be changing in July/August, please message me and we can make arrangements to have your rewards sent out to you at an appropriate time and to an appropriate residence.

And speaking of providing addresses:

Please check and complete your survey!
Please check and complete your survey!

 

About 145 people still haven't filled out their Kickstarter surveys to provide a shipping address - make sure you get to it in the coming weeks!

And now for some special updates/news!

Tah-dah! Limited run 5.5"x8.5" bat-skull prints with white and metallic gold ink on black coverstock, screenprinted in Toronto by Kid Icarus.
Tah-dah! Limited run 5.5"x8.5" bat-skull prints with white and metallic gold ink on black coverstock, screenprinted in Toronto by Kid Icarus.

The limited run of prints for 35 lucky backers are here! Those of you who pledged for one of the slots at the $60.00CAD reward tier will be receiving this wicked 5.5"X8.5" screenprint. I can't get enough of how the gold ink shimmers under the light!

And lastly…

The Toronto Art Book Fair is June 16th-19th, 2016
The Toronto Art Book Fair is June 16th-19th, 2016

I talked about this at length in my previous update, but the Toronto Art Book Fair is happening this week! The Opening Night Preview Party is this Thursday, June 16th at 6PM at Artscape Youngplace. You can find more information on the fair hours and location at this link.

If you missed TCAF-pickup for any reason and you or one of your friends would like to arrange to grab your copy of the anthology in person, shoot me a line and let me know! If you're not a TCAF backer but you will be in town for the Toronto Art Book Fair, please message me, and you can definitely pick up your copy of the anthology at the fair. I'll be selling surplus copies of the Shitty Horoscopes anthology that aren't reserved for Kickstarter backers (and therefore include no bonuses), along with zines, buttons and miniprints.

Thanks for your time today everyone! It looks like we're all just waiting on the crystal-ball patches to get here so we can get this shipping party started :) Have a great week, and I'm looking forward to seeing some of you at the Toronto Art Book Fair!

- Amrit

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