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Second Quest is a new comic by David Hellman (the artist of Braid) and Tevis Thompson (writer of “Saving Zelda”).
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 May 12

      Sorry you haven't received your book yet, Anthony. Did you respond to the survey Fangamer emailed you in either February or mid-April? If not, write them at orders@fangamer.com to get another survey. If you did fill it out already, let me know so I can write them and find out what happened. Either way, we'll make sure the book gets to you!

      ~ Tevis

    2. Creator Anthony Tamuzza on May 12

      Hey guys I just wanted to say that I never got mine in the mail and been 3 weeks I don't know if it got lost in the mail or what but I do know that I received the digital copy and now I'm getting a little annoyed. I know it's not your fault but what should I do?

    3. Creator David Hellman & Tevis Thompson on May 7

      Wonderful to hear the books are arriving all around the world! The final backer reward - the digital Treasure Trove - will be coming out next week.

    4. Creator Eric on May 7

      Got mine in the UK

    5. Creator David on April 28

      Hello David & Tevis,
      Just arrived in France!
      I hope you have a glass of champagne to celebrate this event :)
      Cheers

    6. Creator ClementXVII on April 28

      @Creators: I had my first read through yesterday and loved it! I noticed a lot of references, but I'll have to read it again to catch them all :)

      You did an amazing job with this comic, thanks a lot!

    7. Creator Tieg Zaharia on April 27

      Got my copy today, yesssss!

    8. Creator David Hellman & Tevis Thompson on April 27

      Thank you, Michael!

      Mathieu and ClementXVII, we're so glad to hear packages are starting to arrive in Europe. We were afraid they might take longer. Hope you enjoy the book!

    9. Creator ClementXVII on April 27

      @Creators: Second Quest just showed up in Belgium (along with the T-shirt and art print). It looks awesome and I can't wait to read it.

      Thanks a lot!

      ClémentXVII

    10. Creator Mathieu Doublet on April 27

      Hi,

      got mine too in France. Nice looking book that I have to read, now. :)

      Best,
      Mathieu

    11. Creator Michael Stearns on April 24

      It arrived! Another green checkbox on my Backed Project list--congrats on completion!

    12. Creator David Hellman & Tevis Thompson on April 22

      Thank you, Eric! We are so glad you helped this happen.

      And thanks for the suggestion, Philippe. We were concerned about locking down the file into the 2-page format for tablets (too small on the screen). Even with the CBZ (which more easily allows you to connect pages). But we're glad you could adjust the file for your own use. We wanted readers to have that flexibility.

    13. Creator Philippe Morin on April 21

      Hi! You could edit your PDF version of the book with a software like Acrobat Pro and make it default so that the document always open with two pages next to each other. There is even a mode that exclude both covers so that they appears alone. (Sorry for my poor English. ;) )

      Since your document isn't protected, I edited myself with this fix. ;) Quite useful!

    14. Creator Eric Leslie on April 20

      My copy arrived this afternoon and I too am thrilled with the quality. I held off on reading the PDF so that I could experience it in hardcover, and I'm looking forward to doing so. Congratulations. Proud to have helped this happen.

    15. Creator David Hellman & Tevis Thompson on April 20

      *they've* arrived, oops.

    16. Creator David Hellman & Tevis Thompson on April 20

      Brian and Xminus1: So glad they're arrived! We're really happy with the quality of the physical books too.

      Tumor: Not necessarily. We've been really focused on just finishing the book and completing our original idea. Second Quest is meant to stand on its own, and the ending is not setting up a specific sequel. Not that we aren’t open to possibilities.

      ~ Tevis

    17. Creator Brian Niedzielski on April 20

      WOW Got the physical book the other day and it's amazing, most definitely worth the wait.

    18. Creator Xminus1 on April 18

      After a few years of waiting just got my book today thanks so much

    19. Creator Tumor on April 18

      So there is going to be more I take it? I just got finished reading it.

    20. Creator David Hellman & Tevis Thompson on April 17

      Dr. Cat ~ I think in your case you haven't received any notice from Fangamer because you're only getting the ebook version. That's coming very soon!

      ClementXVII ~ Thanks for fielding the question. I do hope the international shipping doesn't take too long!

    21. Creator ClementXVII on April 17

      @Dr. Cat, since Fangamer is handling the fulfillment of this kickstarter, we got a few mails from them asking to fill in our shipping address.

      If you haven't done anything, you might want to contact the project creators, to see what happened.

      For my part, I got a mail from Fangamer asking to verify my address a day or so before I got my shipping notification.

    22. Creator Dr. Cat on April 16

      Hey, where do I set/change my shipping address? I've moved 4 times since I backed this! Hope you haven't already shipped mine.

    23. Creator ClementXVII on April 16

      Yay! Got my shipping notification. Can't wait for Second Quest to reach the belgian shores :)

    24. Creator David Hellman & Tevis Thompson on April 14

      Mike - not yet. But it is coming later this week. We're posting an update this afternoon with more details about the release.

    25. Creator Mike Watkins on April 6

      Were the pdf's ever released for digital backers? I see a comment below about February, but I assume that hasn't happened yet.

    26. 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

    27. 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,
      ~Björn

    28. 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

    29. 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.

    30. Creator Tumor on December 10, 2014

      Definitely understand. Thanks for the quick response!

    31. Creator David Hellman & Tevis Thompson on December 9, 2014

      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.

    32. Creator Tumor on December 9, 2014

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

    33. Creator Tumor on December 9, 2014

      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.

    34. Creator David Hellman & Tevis Thompson on December 9, 2014

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

    35. Creator Tumor on December 8, 2014

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

    36. Creator David on October 18, 2014

      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 !

    37. Creator David Hellman & Tevis Thompson on October 18, 2014

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

    38. Creator Eric on October 18, 2014

      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.

    39. Creator Trevor Dey on October 12, 2014

      Hello, are there any updates on progress so far?

    40. 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

    41. 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.

      Thanks.

    42. 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.

    43. 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

    44. Creator Tyler shay on May 16, 2014

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

    45. Creator Eric on March 22, 2014

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

    46. 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

    47. 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!

    48. Creator Tyler shay on January 18, 2014

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

    49. 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.
      ~Tevis

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