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Second Quest is a new comic by David Hellman (the artist of Braid) and Tevis Thompson (writer of “Saving Zelda”).
1,594 backers pledged $69,581 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator David Hellman & Tevis Thompson on February 14

      Thanks, Bjorn. Very much appreciate the questions. The new Zelda certainly looks promising, but then I've also thought that about previous Zeldas. So I'm hopeful but wary. "Rethinking the conventions of Zelda" can mean so many things, you know. But I'll definitely be writing about it when it finally comes out, and no doubt Second Quest will play into that. So let's just hope they finish by the end of the year!
      ~ Tevis

    2. Creator Björn Sörensen on February 14

      Hey David and Tevis!
      I've been silently anticipating this book every week since the KS, it's gonna be a huge event to finally read your hard work. Your ideas, thoughts and sentiments resonate with me wholeheartedly, as far back as to the original article.

      But, I have a curiousity I would love to be explored, since the inception of this book a new Zelda has been announced - one very far from your original complaint on modern Zeldas.

      What is your thoughts on the new Zelda? Do you think we're finally seeing a modern Zelda with proper homage to its roots?

      I would love to see a new article with your new perspective from creating this book and playing the new Zelda - it would be the ultimate nerdgasm for a lot of us out there! :)

      Sincerely epically yours,

    3. Creator David Hellman & Tevis Thompson on January 28

      Hi, John. There might be a chance. The dust jacket David has created is certainly cool. Look for a survey from Fangamer soon about fulfillment and make your request for an upgrade there. If possible, it will be through them.
      ~ Tevis

    4. Creator John H. Crandall on January 20

      Any chance I can pay $15 more and get the book with the dust jacket? I "lamely" only pledged $35 2 years ago.

    5. Creator Tumor on December 10

      Definitely understand. Thanks for the quick response!

    6. Creator David Hellman & Tevis Thompson on December 9

      I understand. We are impatient too. It has more to do with how we want to release it, not preparing the files. We can't do the full launch to effectively promote SQ until February, and we don't want it floating around digitally for months beforehand. There's tons to do to prepare for the release, and we really don't want to separate the digital and print book timing by much. Backers will get it earlier than everyone else, but it will be a matter of weeks, not months. Hope you understand.

    7. Creator Tumor on December 9

      Dont get me wrong, Im just excited for it. Been waiting patiently for 2 years, now that its finished, I am impatient.

    8. Creator Tumor on December 9

      One more question... It takes two months to transfer to PDF? Im only asking, because the original timeline has the digital version "shipping" sooner than the physical stuff.

    9. Creator David Hellman & Tevis Thompson on December 9

      You'll be able to download the digital version in February, around the time the physical books ship to backers.

    10. Creator Tumor on December 8

      So its finished... when can we download it?

    11. Creator David Hellman & Tevis Thompson on October 21

      Thank you, David!

    12. Creator David on October 18

      Hello guys

      Second quest is coming but not in winter xD

      I am not agree with your last email : i think 2 years is not excessive to craft a quality product like your project.
      (I am currently writting a book about redesign website & front-end best practice started in 2012 too. My job is just writting, you must storytelling + drawing + print + ship final product. What a complex system!)

      Don't panic & remember this : your work is amazing !

    13. Creator David Hellman & Tevis Thompson on October 18

      Trevor and Eric - Yes! Please check out our latest update, just posted.

    14. Creator Eric on October 18

      Ditto on the update! Did you manage to get the book to Fangamer in August, or did that slip? Would be good to just know roughly where things are at present.

    15. Creator Trevor Dey on October 12

      Hello, are there any updates on progress so far?

    16. Creator David Hellman & Tevis Thompson on May 29, 2014

      Jacob - Yeah, we won't be sending the surveys until we deliver the book to Fangamer, so that should give us the most up-to-date info for shipping. Look for the survey this fall.
      Brent - I don't think we can change tiers in Kickstarter itself, but we should be able to figure out some manual change in the fall. Remind me about this when we send the surveys.
      ~ Tevis

    17. Creator Jacob Hilty on May 29, 2014

      Just wondering when the survey for rewards is going to be put up, hopefully the same time the release date is established? I had read the last update, and then realized that I was going to be moving soon and needed to update my information, before realizing that I had never filled out a survey, since there hasn't been one.


    18. Creator Brent Lindquist on May 28, 2014

      Hey guys, can't wait to see the book! Just curious, is there any way to upgrade to the magic dust jacket? I'm currently under the $35 "THE BOOK" tier.

    19. Creator David Hellman & Tevis Thompson on May 25, 2014

      Hi, Tyler. New update about that in just a few days. And we have a lot more to show in the coming weeks. Thanks for your patience!
      ~ Tevis

    20. Creator Tyler shay on May 16, 2014

      Any update on a release date?? Can't wait to see the finale product.

    21. Creator Eric on March 22, 2014

      @David & Tevis, Thanks for the quick update, much appreciated.

    22. Creator David Hellman & Tevis Thompson on March 18, 2014

      Hi, Eric. We're actually pretty close to determining that release date. We just need to finalize the timing and logistics for the end stages. Once we do, we'll update everyone. It's still more months than weeks, but we're getting close!
      ~ Tevis

    23. Creator Eric on March 13, 2014

      Wondered if you might be able to give us a feel for progress now we've reached spring 2014, are we weeks from finishing or months? Not after a firm date or anything!

    24. Creator Tyler shay on January 18, 2014

      Haha thank you I completely missed that update when it came out!!

    25. Creator David Hellman & Tevis Thompson on January 14, 2014

      Patrick - Not sure we can give you a precise release date yet, but we'll have another update soon! And Tyler, Side Quest actually came out a year ago. :D You can find the link to download it in update #15.

    26. Creator Patrick Reid on January 3, 2014

      Hi there! Just wondering if we can expect an update on this soon. Any chance we can get a release date? :D

    27. Creator Tyler shay on December 29, 2013

      were you still going get the 6 page side quest digital comic out to the backers this month or has that been pushed back??

    28. Creator David Hellman & Tevis Thompson on October 4, 2013

      Thanks, Gabriel. Eric, please take a look at our last update for a little more info on the delivery window and page count: I appreciate that you guys are excited and curious for info! I'll be sending another update soon. Let me know if there's anything in particular you're curious about regarding our process or anything like that.

      - David

    29. Creator Gabriel Meunier on October 4, 2013

      @Eric In their last update, they talked about Spring 2014...

    30. Creator Juan Rodriguez on September 27, 2013

      I enjoy being kept in the dark. Said noone ever.

    31. Creator Eric on September 25, 2013

      Just wondered if you were starting to get an idea about when (ballpark) you might be hoping to finish the work?

    32. Creator Ponkool4 on March 4, 2013

      I don't want to sound rude, but I'm not a fan of the overweight Cale.
      I have faith in you guys, though. I know it'll turn out great!

    33. Creator David Hellman & Tevis Thompson on February 28, 2013

      @mythidiot Yes, you'll be able to buy Second Quest after we deliver to all backers. We'll have more details about this later.

      Also, update coming very soon!

    34. Creator mythidiot on February 28, 2013

      Will the book be available for sale after all this. I could just buy a copy then

    35. Creator Brad Dancer on February 24, 2013


    36. Creator Kevin Flynn on February 14, 2013

      An update pls, at least monthly, preferably bi-weekly. Ta.

    37. Creator increpare on December 2, 2012

      Congrats :)

    38. Creator David Hellman & Tevis Thompson on November 19, 2012

      Thanks again, everyone. 3 days later, the dungeon music is still circling my brain.

      @mythidiot Not that we know of. If we find out anything different, we'll let you know!


    39. Creator Joris on November 18, 2012

      I discovered 'A Lesson Is Learned But The Damage Is Irreversible' through this great project, and it completely blew me away. If you are able to weave so much randomness into something gripping, convincing and damned hilarious, I have high hopes for this book.

    40. Creator mythidiot on November 16, 2012

      I totally meant to back more than I did... dang distractions. Anyway to up my pledge after the bell has rung?

    41. Creator ChrisD on November 16, 2012

      Well done guys

    42. Creator tyler thompson on November 16, 2012


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    44. Creator Gabriel Meunier on November 16, 2012

      Congrats guys!!!
      What an amazing month!

      Keep up your amazing work!!!
      Looking forward to next October :D

    45. Creator Gabriel Meunier on November 15, 2012

      Yeah! Tevis did it before the end of the countdown!!!

    46. Creator Shawne Benson on November 15, 2012

      So excited guys!!! I am watching David draw right now.... It's looking pretty cool! Funny too. :)

    47. Creator enteraudio on November 15, 2012

      $50 is *only* $15 more than $35, plus you get bonus digital content, signed dust jacket, and 3 book-size prints .. I know all this info is already on the front page, but just sayin, $15 more and you get a lot of extra cool stuff ..

    48. Creator Gabriel Meunier on November 15, 2012

      The countdown has shifted from hours to minutes!

      Less that 2 hours left...

    49. Creator Gabriel Meunier on November 15, 2012

      Second Quest playthrough LIVE NOW:

    50. Creator ChrisD on November 15, 2012

      Well it's all over ,well done people, glad to see it funded.
      (If you like Zelda give my project a check too)

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