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Update #10

Off*Beat Chapter 14!

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Hey all,

Chapter 14 of Off*Beat is live on the site! From this issue on, subscribers to our digital magazine Sparkler Monthly get new chapters a few days early...so, if you want to read it now, you can subscribe to Sparkler here! On Monday (Sept. 23), the chapter will be free for everyone for about a month.

This is the last time I'm going to be contacting all you lovely Kickstarter supporters about new chapters through the actual Kickstarter site. If you'd like to keep receiving updates when new Off*Beat chapters come out, you can sign up for our weekly newsletter on the main Sparkler site--there's a box to type your email address into at the top of the right column. 

Thank you, as always, for your support! I hope you all enjoy the new chapter!

-Rebecca

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Update #9

Read a brand new chapter of Off*Beat right now!

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The wait is finally over! Head over to Sparkler Monthly to read the long awaited continuation of Off*Beat--available to read for free! I know a lot of you have been waiting years for this, so enjoy! 

Backers who bought a subscription to Sparkler and emailed me with their sign-in info have had their status changed to paid members--you should have received an email notification about it. For the three people who bought subscriptions but didn't sign up for a free membership and contact me last week, don't try to sign up for a paid membership now that they're available on the site! You should still sign up for a free membership, then email me and I'll manually change your status.

Thanks, everybody! 

-Rebecca


Update #8

Rewards update, Off*Beat 3 and Sparkler Monthly!

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Hi all!

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 submissions@chromaticpress.com.

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 submissions@chromaticpress.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!

Rebecca

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Update #7

Books are in!

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Hi all!

The books are in, and they look super nice! Luckily you won't have to take my word for it (or trust my terrible, grainy cell phone pic), because you'll have your books in hand soon!

We're sending out the first round of packages tomorrow, with as many as possible going out this week--all of the merch is ready to go, but we're actually having a problem getting our full order of mailing envelopes of all things, so some of the lower tier packages most likely won't be mailed out until next week. 

The things that you'll be receiving in this first round are the two books, bookmarks, keychains, and buttons. Everything that has to be signed by Jen will take a little longer, so expect your posters in a separate package later on--I'll update again once we have a better idea of when they'll be sent. People who bought signed pages--don't worry, we haven't forgotten you! It's taken longer than expected to sort out how to let you choose your page, but we'll have an update soon.

We'll also have an update about our magazine Sparkler coming up shortly, with more info for those of you who bought a tier with a subscription. Expect that sometime in the next two weeks!

As always, thanks for your support!

-Rebecca

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Update #6

Digital rewards sent!

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Hi all!

All of the digital rewards (ebooks, wallpaper, thank you letter) have been sent! Everyone who's filled out their survey should have received an email with a download link. If you haven't received it for some reason, first check your spam folder, and then contact us either through a private Kickstarter message or at submissions@chromaticpress.com and we'll get them to you as soon as we can!

I've heard that a few people have been having trouble with the surveys. If you weren't able to fill out your survey, please either send a private message or email submissions@chromaticpress.com with the following info:

$12 level and below: email address (where you'd like to receive your digital rewards)

$20 level and above: email address and mailing address

Thanks! We hope you enjoy the books!


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