FOLKS, important stuff here. Bear with me
After a series of extensive back-and-forths with the printer in charge of Volume 1, and after seeing samples of the final product, I've realized there are some glaring problems with the early pages of the book that I just can't abide, such extremely ugly moire patterns, blurred text, and very thin lines that don't reproduce properly when printed. These are all unfortunate results of the weird upheavals in style and production that Double K's gone through over the years; that said, the end result is nothing less than completely unacceptable to me, and I absolutely refuse to send out a sub-standard product to you guys.
So here's how I'm going to handle this.
- Everyone who pledged $10 and above is still going to get - on time - a PDF copy of the version of the book I sent to the printer, complete with pages that have yet to be seen and bonus material in the back.
- All other pledge items WILL ship on time, with the polished, corrected book shipping separately when it's completed (est. 3-4 weeks), along with the bonus postcards/stickers and a PDF copy of the final book as well.
These aren't just subtle corrections I'm making to the book. This is a re-mastering that will result in a beautiful, stylistically cohesive volume that both you AND I will be proud of. I'm already pretty well into it. Here, take a look:
----from page 1, BEFORE-----
----from page 15, BEFORE-----
I will keep you guys CONSTANTLY updated with visual progress on this, and I'll give you a more firm ship date as it nears completion. I really hate to keep you waiting, but I would REALLY hate to ship something that is as unacceptably sloppy as the print volume currently is. I thank you for your patience, and I'll be working tirelessly to make this thing as perfect as it can be, as quickly as humanly possible. It will be worth the wait.
I'll be checking in very soon with more progress on both the re-mastering AND the shipping of the shot glasses/t-shirts, as well as PDF info. THANK YOU again.