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Update #67

Plush Yorick skulls now available!

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If you missed the Kickstarter and looking to buy To Be or Not To Be, the book is out now! You can get the book at your local bookstore, on Amazon, on B&N, from Breadpig - basically... everywhere only the finest of books are sold? Hamletbook.com has more information!

Yorick skulls now available!

With the second round of skulls in the mail, we can now sell them more generally! If you missed out on the chance to get one of these bad boys during the Kickstarter (or perhaps thought they'd be tiny and not, you know, ACTUAL SIZED) then this is your chance to get a plush Yorick skull in YOUR life. JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, AM I RIGHT??

Alas, poor plush skull dude!  >:O  Click through to see more photos (and photo credits - thanks to the awesome backers on Twitter who took these!)

Missing package?

If you are expecting something from us and haven't gotten it yet, let us fix that problem! Drop us a line on Kickstarter for physical goods and you'll reach Breadpig, or drop me a line directly - ryan@qwantz.com - for digital goods.

If you dropped us a line on Kickstarter and haven't heard back yet, feel free to email me directly too! We want to fix any and all problems. We are like that memorable line of Robert Matthew Van Winkle's famed song "Ice Ice Baby" (the one regarding the possibility of problems and yo, their being solved).

That is all for now!

OR IS IT??

...yep actually that's all I got!


Update #66

Copies for schools and libraries now arriving! Plus, we were on Colbert!

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Want to get To Be or Not To Be?

If you missed the Kickstarter and looking to buy To Be or Not To Be, the book is out now! You can get the book at your local bookstore, on Amazon, on B&N, from Breadpig - basically... everywhere only the finest of books are sold? Hamletbook.com has more information!

Already backed the Kickstarter?

You are and remain the best. If you filled in your survey over a month ago and haven't got your physical package yet drop us a line on Kickstarter and Christina will sort it out, and if you're missing digital goods email ryan@qwantz.com to let me know and I'll send them out to you right away.

Books for schools and libraries!

One of the stretch goals we kept hitting was more and more books being sent, free of charge, to schools and libraries worldwide. We had schools sign up from all over, and we sent out those books last week. Some have already arrived! In both cases I've found, the librarians have wanted to read the book first. AWESOME.

From the Carnegie-Stout PL Twitter feed; also featured: mustachioed Batman

From Pandamans's Tumblr, no Batman unfortunately :(

Our book was on the Colbert Report!

Alexis Ohanian was on the Colbert Report last night to talk about his new book, Without Their Permission, and mentioned our little book that you might be familiar with, To Be or Not To Be, as an example of the internet making awesome things happen! Colbert was kinda big into the idea which was amazing and super sweet. You can watch the clip here!

Best Book Of 2013? SURE SOUNDS GOOD

To Be or Not To Be is, thanks to your votes, now in the semifinals round of Goodread's Best Humor Books of 2013! It's a straight-up popularity contest, so you can straight-up vote for it AGAIN here. There's tons of great books in that category alone: if you're looking for new things to read I recommend The Oatmeal's "My Dog: The Paradox" (Matt also did an illustration for To Be or Not To Be!), Allie Brosh's Hyperbole and a Half, and Kelly Williams Brown's Adulting. See the full list here!

(this is the same picture i used the last time but just imagine "opening round" now says "semifinal round" and it will be consistent with reality, phew)

Hamlet Pizza!

In similarly surreal news, I still have to make and then eat a Hamlet pizza. That has not been forgotten! It is the most daunting of the stretch goals.

And yet, the most delicious??


Update #65

Delayed Yorick skulls shipping soon!

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Already backed the Kickstarter?

You are and remain the best. If you filled in your survey over a month ago and haven't got your physical package yet drop us a line on Kickstarter and Christina will sort it out, and if you're missing digital goods email ryan@qwantz.com to let me know and I'll send them out to you right away.

Yorick Skulls!

We've gotten our shipment of extra skulls in - hooray! If you were one of those super kind people who volunteered to wait for your skull, you'll be getting an email from me this week confirming your address is (still!) accurate. After we send those out, we'll be putting any extras on sale so if you missed out, it's not too late!

Photo by TacoHugsPHD

Best Book Of 2013? SURE SOUNDS GOOD

To Be or Not To Be is on the shortlist of Goodread's Best Humor Books of 2013! It's a straight-up popularity contest at this point, and you can straight-up vote for it here! There's tons of great books in that category alone: if you're looking for new things to read I recommend The Oatmeal's "My Dog: The Paradox" (Matt also did an illustration for To Be or Not To Be!), Allie Brosh's "Hyperbole and a Half" (ahhhh so good), and Kelly Williams Brown's "Adulting" (ahhhh so good too!). See the full list here!

That's all for now! MORE SOON :o


Update #64

I have started work on the sequel!

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Want to get To Be or Not To Be?

If you missed out on the Kickstarter and looking to buy To Be or Not To Be, the book is out now! You can get the book at your local bookstore, on Amazon, on B&N, from Breadpig - basically... everywhere only the finest of books are sold? Hamletbook.com has more information!  You should click this link right now is what I'm saying!

Already backed the Kickstarter?

You are and remain the best. If you filled in your survey over a month ago and haven't heard about your physical package yet drop us a line on Kickstarter and Christina will sort it out, and if you're missing digital goods email ryan@qwantz.com to let me know and I'll send them out to you right away.

Sequel Time!

I promised during the Kickstarter I would do a sequel, and I've been working on that for a bit. I didn't want to write a literal sequel to To Be or Not To Be (so many endings to choose from!) so this sequel is taking the form of another Shakespeare play delightfully upgraded to the choose-your-own-path format. I'm only about 10,000 words in, but here's a six-second Vine on Youtube announcing the title so you can start getting excited for something in - 2014, hopefully?? THE TITLE IS KINDA SPOILED BY THE IMAGE PREVIEW AND VIDEO TITLE BUT TRY TO ACT SURPRISED:

ROMEO AND/OR JULIET, I'M GONNA MAKE IT SO BADASS, WHAT WHAAAAAAAT


Update #63

Shipping update!

SHIPPING

All Kickstarter packages have now been shipped, except for people who filled out their surveys after the 13th of August: we're doing you now. Orders placed through Breadpig are shipping this week. All this is to say, if you live in the United States and don't have your package by the end of next week, you should message me on Kickstarter or email christina@breadpig.com with the details: Christina is handling logistics and will get it sorted out. She is the best! If you're shipping internationally, add another week on top of that.  99% of these packages will make it there okay, so know that the odds of your package getting into trouble are really low!

DIGITAL GOODS

All delivered! If you're missing something, drop me an email - ryan@qwantz.com - and we'll get it to you!

COOL PICTURES

Here are some more of them!

Oh not much just Michael's book at The Globe theatre! :o

Joseph doesn't want to miss a thing.

Amy's Yorick has joined the workforce.

PIZZA TIME

In other news, I've started thinking seriously about Hamlet pizza, as well as starting to think seriously about how "I've started thinking seriously about Hamlet pizza" is a sentence that was never before written on the internet until now. I'll start a plan of attack and get started on building this for you guys soon!

THAT'S ALL I GOT

It feels weird to have so few things to talk about!  Weird and - kinda sad? But I will have more to talk about soon, oh yes.  OH YES INDEED.


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