Second Quest is now available from Amazon with affordable worldwide shipping
Hi Second Quest backers! Quick update for you as we're heading into the holidays. We have just made Second Questavailable through Amazon.com, which offers much more affordable shipping to... Read more
David's new solo projects have a Patreon!
Hi Second Quest backers! I wanted to let you know about some new stuff I'm doing solo-style. If you didn't hear, I relaunched davidhellman.net and it's chock full of these... Read more
Alternative Press Expo in San Jose, CA *this* weekend
Hi backers! Hope you have been enjoying your lives since we released Second Questback in April, reading the book over and over and striving to internalize its moral teachings... Read more
More SQ Press + Fangamer Request
Almost all of you have claimed your backer rewards at this point, but for the few who haven’t, Fangamer has asked that when you fill out the survey,... Read more
Treasure Trove and SQ Press
I hope you’ve now all had a chance to read Second Quest. For backers at the $50+ tiers, there is one final reward remaining: the Treasure Trove.... Read more
Launch Party Photos
Hey everybody! Just wanted to share with you some photos from our Launch Party on April 25 at Mission: Comics and Art in San Francisco. It was truly a joyous... Read more
Second Quest is for sale!
Today we launch Second Quest to the wider public! The hardcover edition and e-book are now for sale at www.secondquestcomic.com.
If you a have a moment, please help... Read more
Launch Party and TCAF appearance
Hi backers! I wanted to give you a heads-up about two public events in the near future.
Launch Party and Book Signing– Saturday, April 25, 4pm-6pm at Mission: Comics and... Read more
New Website & Shipping News
Some exciting news to finally share: rewards began shipping from Fangamer today! Domestic backers should receive their packages in the next week (international shipping will take a bit... Read more
April Release + Map
We finally signed off on the proof for Second Questafter three rounds of back-and-forth with the printer. David’s solution to the cover’s banding problem (a more textured gray background)... Read more
Beautiful Book Proofs and Problem Solving
Last week Tevis and I received the proofs from the printer, and they look superb. Besides giving us a preview of what the book will be like, the proofs served... Read more
Second Questis moving through the pipeline, and now it’s time for reward surveys. We actually won’t be getting your address, t-shirt size, etc. through Kickstarter’s form. Fangamer... Read more
Magic Dust Jacket design
I justfinished work on the design for the dust jacket – excuse me, the "Magic Dust Jacket" – that we promised to $50-tier-and-up backers. If you were kind enough... Read more
We just wanted to share a quick update before the end of the year. David and I recently finished Second Quest, after much sweating over every last... Read more
New Release Date
The last few months have been quite intense finishing Second Quest!
David developed the book’s colors through a series of passes – first shading all his ink... Read more
Release and Tumblr
We’re excited to announce the release of Second Quest this fall. David finished inking the entire comic this spring, and we’ve now moved on to the final phase... Read more
A Link Between Worlds
Work on Second Questhas been going great this winter. David’s drawings continually surprise me in how they transform my script into vibrant comic pages. They are really... Read more
Video: David shows Second Quest inks
Hi, beloved backers!
This morning I showed Second Quest work-in-progress to some friends (and the internet) on a live video feed. My appearance was archived, and you can view it... Read more
Promo Image and Wallpapers
Greetings, backers. I just finished this poster design. It will be on display (and for sale in very limited quantities) at Double Fine's Day of the Devs party in San... Read more
A Sense of Recognition
(NOTE – I'm reposting this because there was a problem with embedded images the first time. Unfortunately there's no way for us to preview how updates look in emails before... Read more
A Sense of Recognition
Hello, backers. I thought I'd share some process stuff with you through the prism of a single panel. It happens to be the very first panel in the story.
Second... Read more
Page Count and Release Window
I want to share a bit about the recent development of Second Quest. For a while now, David and I have known that we were unlikely to meet... Read more
In our original pitch, we described Azalea as being able to “draw out memories from objects just by touching them.” We were thinking less about psychometry and magic... Read more
Cale, Before and After
Hi, everyone. We’ve been very busy over here in the world of Second Quest, and I want to share some of our progress with you.
After “Side Quest”, I turned... Read more
A Lesson Is Learned But The Damage Is Irreversible
Hi everybody! Hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving (for those of you who celebrate American holidays or just like it when Americans are having a good time). Despite another... Read more
Well, Ganon’s toast, Zelda’s free, and Second Quest is officially funded!
There will be many more updates in the months to come, but for now we just want to say,... Read more
2.5 Hours Left … Final Live Event!
Hello all. I hope you'll forgive one final update before the end of the Second Quest Kickstarter. We are now less than two-and-a-half hoursfrom the finish line! We're so... Read more
The Final Day! … Side Quest mini-comic … Live Play event
Hello friends of Second Quest!
It's the final dayof our Kickstarter. At 9pm the spell will be over, we'll all turn into pomeranians and scamper off into the night.... Read more
Illustrated Live Play of Zelda’s Second Quest
The final 24 hours are upon us, and we’re celebrating with a live playthrough of the original Zelda's second quest! I will be attempting to best Ganon before our Kickstarter... Read more
Public Q&A on Reddit
Hi friends, I'm currently doing a Reddit IAmA. If you don't know, that's a live, public Q&A session. There've been lots of great questions already about Braid, Second Quest, collaboration,... Read more
We know it will be a long wait for Second Quest next year. So we wanted to give you an early taste of things to come. Thus: Side Quest!
Side... Read more
David's Sketchbook + video (1 min)
Hello friends, neighbors, backers of Second Quest! With just a few days left in our Kickstarter, we're preparing some cool things to share with you before the clock strikes midnight... Read more
Signatures, Triptychs, and a New Tier
As we move into the final week of our Kickstarter, we have a few big announcements:
1) All magic dust jackets (at the $50 tier and above) will now be ... Read more
Second Quest has been funded!
Last night as we slept, near that uncanny hour of daylight savings time, we reached our goal. Second Quest has been funded! We are now fully operational!
We are so... Read more
Feature Article on Polygon.com
Hello friends! For those of you affected by Hurricane Sandy (as some of our family members are) we hope life returns to normal very soon. We're updating you today because the lovely... Read more
We Are Explorers
Hi there, everyone.
Mystery is something David and I seek in videogames, and it’s central to Second Quest. Just what do we mean by ‘mystery’? Well, I’ve written a new... Read more
Visit me while I'm painting, right now!
Today's live painting event has begun! I am literally sitting here right now with a camera on, painting.
And bring some friends. Help us get the word... Read more
Hello friends of Second Quest! We hope you are all emerging from the weekend refreshed.
We have some big news this morning, and we want to share it with you... Read more