It's been a busy few weeks here at Chromatic headquarters! We've been hard at work getting ready for issue #1 of our online magazine Sparkler Monthly--which will, of course, be where you can read volume 3 of Off*Beat in serialization! The first chapter of volume 3 is almost ready to go--comics editor Lillian is just finalizing the lettering and doing some last-minute copyedits. I'll send out another update as soon as it's up on the site to read. In the meantime, you can head over to the Sparkler site to check out previews of the other serials that will be running alongside Off*Beat, sign up for our newsletter, or buy any Off*Beat goodies you missed out on in the Sparkler Shop!
For those of you who are still waiting on rewards, here's an update:
Posters and original art: The last of the physical Kickstarter rewards have been sent! Most of them were mailed out early last week, and the last few stragglers were put in the mail yesterday. US backers who are waiting on posters or art should expect to receive them by next week at the latest (note for US art tiers: the posters and art were sent in separate packages, and there's a chance they won't arrive on the same day). International backers probably have a bit longer to wait, but it shouldn't be more than two or three weeks max, hopefully sooner for most of you. If you don't receive your packages in that timeframe, please contact me through a Kickstarter message or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sparkler subscriptions (regular or VIP): We're in the process of setting up paid subscriptions on the Sparkler site. For those of you who bought subscriptions through the Kickstarter, we need you to do the following:
1. Go to the Sparker Membership page, and sign up for a free membership.
2. Send an email to email@example.com that includes the name you used on the Kickstarter, and your new Sparkler username.
3. As soon as paid subscriptions go live, we'll turn your free account into a paid or VIP account. That should be about a week from now--we'll let you know as soon as it happens.
Drawn into a scene: I'm going to be emailing you guys individually after the issue #1 launch, but for now you can start thinking about what you want to use as a reference photo. It should be a full-body picture of you wearing the clothes you'd like to be drawn in, that shows your face clearly. Make sure your clothes are things that a person would wear outside on a normal day in NYC--no wedding dresses or chainmail, please!
Thanks, as always, for your support!