Pins and Magnets
First, Monster Alphabet magnets - I have replacement magnet sets available now. If you did not get your magnets, please message me if you have not already, and I'll... Read more
The Monster Numbers
O and I are doing a sequel to the Monster Alphabet called the Monster Numbers. Check it out here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dernjg/the-monster-numbers-book
The Next Monsters
Heyo Monster Alphabetters,
2012 was an amazing year for us. At this point, we've finally gotten the last of the replacement shipments sent out. So what's next?
First, we now... Read more
I ask that so tentatively, because I know the actual answer: we're absolutely 100% done with the Monster Alphabet Kickstarter, and absolutely not.
Phase 1 of fulfillment is done. By our records,... Read more
The final scramble
The Monster Alphabet Shipping Machine is rolling again.
As of right now, ALL $12 and $17 shipments have been sent.
$22 shipments with just two books have been sent. $55... Read more
So apparently, when you spend about $350 on shipping materials, Uline starts shipping you stuff by the pallet. At least half of this is not Uline catalogs, too. There's a... Read more
We're currently trying to fix some packaging problems that we've been seeing. Massive shipments will resume this week.
OK, it's not that big of an injury, just annoying and stupid.
Tonight, I started printing out the shipping labels for the $22 level backers. When I started, I was... Read more
Sorting it out
Today's picture is from me sorting out the flashcard sets. I was using our big dining room table, a rolling office chair and a hardwood floor to put these together.... Read more
So today's great news is that my post office has a loading dock for bulk orders. I snapped a quick picture of what happens when I'm allowed to bulk. Every... Read more
Daily Update: Monday
OK, it's technically 1:48 a.m. on Tuesday, but this was the first break I had to stop and jot some updates down.
I just snapped a dark, semi-blurry shot of... Read more
So close, and so far away
I'm really not sure why I keep posting about how the last of the delays are behind me. That feels like I'm just asking to have to do another post... Read more
Learning Curve: The actual Slow Boat From China
After a bought of world travelling, I've got an updated ETA for the books. We're expecting them to be in our offices on June 19 or 20.
Probably... Read more
Brief but important update
First up, today was huge: the advance copies arrived, and they're gorgeous.
This means that tomorrow, 3,000 more copies of the Monster Alphabet are being shipped to me.
I would... Read more
Good News/Bad News
First, I wanted to let everyone know that the advance copies of Monster Alphabet are en route, and the 60 cases of books should slowly be coming in behind... Read more
51 pounds. That's the weight of a box I got today from one of the three printers I'm working with. Specifically, the printer in charge of bookmarks, flashcards, postcards and... Read more
The Homestretch and Delays
I was holding off on this post as long as possible, but with only five days left in March, I have to accept that we're not going to hit our... Read more
Most Likely Final Bonus Backer Bonus met - what next?
Our Most Like Final Bonus Backer Bonus of $23,453 has been reached! Every first edition of the book will get a slipcase added to it.
So what next?
Today, at... Read more
The "Banner Year" backer
Starting off 2012 with this level of support has been amazing. We're already looking into added a lot more convention appearances.
And we'll be needing a banner. So we're adding... Read more
Monster Alphabet Poster Preview
A work-in-progress shot of the Monster Alphabet Poster bonus. Two key things that will change are the addition of some Monsters in the window, and the cover of the book... Read more
The Most Likely Final Goal!
For starters, we now have our first Book Signing and Reading, scheduled for June 9 at Game On! Comics in Vienna, Va.... Read more
The Alphabet in full
So which monster is being used for which letter? I've been getting this question a lot in various forms, and I thought I should answer this here:
A is for... Read more
Book Tour Backer Update
We've been talking with our printer, and one of the awesome things about this project exploding is that the price per book is going down. This means that instead of... Read more
The next backer bonus
We've blown past our last Bonus Backer Bonus, so it's time for a new one:
If we reach $15,000, Dern will record a special video story time of The Monster... Read more
We hit the $12,000 goal!
O and Dern will be recording audio book for every backer!
This includes the book order bonuses of a poster, postcard and bookmark.
Also, Monster Alphabet is now the 12th-most... Read more
Milestone wrap-up, and we're almost at the new goal!
First, a quick update - over the weekend Monster Alphabet switched categories, from comics to publishing (and children's books). This is because Monster Alphabet isn't a true comic, but is... Read more
It's over 9,000! New Backer options!
We passed the $9,000 mark last night. As a bonus, we created three new Backer levels!
PLEDGE $28 OR MORE
Flash cards and a book - Each flash card is... Read more
1,500% Goal Met!
A very quick update - we just hit our Bonus Backer Bonus Goal of $7,500. Everybody that orders a book will now also be getting an 11x17 poster. That's along... Read more
1,000% Goal Met!
At 12:18 a.m. EST last night, we crossed the 1,000% funding mark. At 12:19, I started to think about what else we could add as Bonus Backer Bonuses.
Right now,... Read more
500%, Boing Boing and free postcards
Two things happened this morning. First, we got linked by Boing Boing, which has been making do a dance party in my house with my son Franklin. He's also extremely... Read more
100% and Beyond!
So it took less than 24 hours for us to reach 100% backed. We were pretty sure we were going to get there, just not that quickly. I mean, wow.... Read more
The Original Art
These are the original pieces of art available. They're in pencils, both with the original red linework and the heavy black led. The $100 Backers will have first-come, first-serve pick... Read more