Books now available for purchase
All backers should have their books, so now it's time to open up sales of the extra copies to everyone! If you want more copies, or you know anyone who... Read more
Books are in Australia!
The backer rewards for Australian backers are sitting on my dining table right now - I just picked them up from the post office. I'll pack them over the weekend... Read more
Aussie backer update 11 Oct
Hi backers! It took a bit longer than I hoped, but the shipment of the Aussie backer books from Make That Thing is on its way to Australia. I have... Read more
Australian shipping update
Hey fellow Aussies, I'd hoped the shipment of books from Make That Thing would have arrived to me by now, so I could send them out before I leave for... Read more
Australian backer shipments update
Okay, I have news for Australian backers: Your books have definitely not been shipped yet.
Sorry for the delay - mix-ups in my shipping instructions with Make That Thing... Read more
Australian shipping update
Okay, I've got 6 reports from Aussies who haven't received their books, and zero from any who have. I'm chasing up with Make That Thing to confirm if they have... Read more
Australian shipping update
Hmmm... further investigation since yesterday reveals that Make That Thing dothink they sent all the Australian backer rewards - just a bit later than all the others. I've only... Read more
Books all delivered - almost
Hey all, books have been sent a while ago and everybody should have them by now - except for backers in Australia.
My apologies, there's been a miscommunication between... Read more
Backers are receiving books
It seems there was a little bit of a delay in getting things out the door, but Make That Thing has definitely started shipping the books now and a few... Read more
Books now shipping
I've been run off my feet with a business trip last week and preparing for a two-week vacation from tomorrow, but I've now exported the backer delivery addresses and sent... Read more
Books have shipped from printer
Status update: the printer has shipped the books to Make That Thing!
The next step is for me to export all of the backer details and forward to Make That... Read more
A quick status update:
Due to a mess with transferring payment to the printer (international money transfers... don't ask), my payment was in limbo for some three weeks while I... Read more
Print proofing is done, print run to begin
I've received the hardcopy proof print of the book and gone through it to check for any errors. I found one! The 3rd strip on page 60 is a duplicate... Read more
PDF book and surveys!
The PDF copy of the book is ready for distribution to backers!Shortly I'll be sending out a download link for everyone who got the PDF reward (which is almost... Read more
The file is at the printer!
It seems these things always take longer than you expect, but the printer now has the book file and is making a proof copy. Once that's signed off, the full... Read more
Content soft proofed, hard copy proof being printed
Just a quick status update. I've done a detailed proofread of the softcopy book file and caught some minor errors, that have now been fixed. The file is now going... Read more
Front cover preview
We're rapidly approaching printing! Interior layout is now complete, and here's the first draft of the front cover of the book. I'll see if I can get the colour squashed... Read more
All book content now completed
Good news everyone! I've just finished the last of the bonus content for the book and handed off to layout. This means layout should be done in the next day... Read more
More content ideas?
Good news: All the content that I have for the book is now in the hands of layout!
Bad news: That doesn't include the final map I had... Read more
Status update: just maps to finalise
[Aargh... I can't get used to this Kickstarter update interface... Not only do you have to "Save" your update, you then have to "Publish" it in a separate step. I... Read more
Book being laid out
Just a quick update on production progress, before I fly out for a week-long conference next week. Make That Thing has started work on laying out the contents of the... Read more
Progress: cover art
I've just done the artwork for the front cover of the book! Rather than have another artist draw the cover like the previous book, this time I've made the cover... Read more
Progress report: map and book layout
1. I've just uploaded all of the comic image files to Make That Thing, plus an outline of the book's page layout so they can start the work... Read more
Burning Down the Alehouse PDFs distributed
Hi all, since the PDF of the previous Fantasy book, Burning Down the Alehouse, already exists, I've now sent instructions to backers who selected reward tiers that included that... Read more
Back to work!
I'm back from my Christmas vacation and about to get stuck into the nitty-gritty work of getting the book ready to be printed. After an early morning swim tomorrow, I... Read more
Success! Campaign over: here's what's next
Thank you, backers! You've made this campaign a great success, and I'm happy to report we made the first two stretch goals, so the book will include some all-new strips... Read more
Book introduction by Shaenon Garrity
Just over an hour to go, but I have exciting news! The introduction to this book will be written by Shaenon Garrity, author of the award-winning webcomics Narbonic and Skin... Read more
Second stretch goal! And a Christmas card!
Under 24 hours to go, but we've made the second stretch goal! I'm very happy with this result, but let's see how much further we can get in the next... Read more
First stretch goal reached!
Yay, we've reached the first stretch goal! Thanks everyone... wait, that means more work for me... ha ha! Extra never-seen-before Cliffhangers strips!
2 days to go - let's see if... Read more
Last 3 days!
We're into the home stretch now... and stretching is the goal... We still need to see if we can reach those first two stretch goals! I'll spread the word around... Read more
New rewards including PDF of Burning Down the Alehouse
A backer requested the ability to get the electronic PDF version of Burning Down the Alehouse, the Fantasy book from my first Kickstarter - so I've added a couple... Read more
Consolidating stretch goals
Hey folks! It's been a little quiet here as the pledges trickle in over the middle period. I think we'll reach the first stretch goal of $10,000, but I'd really... Read more
And in quick succession now I've cleared out the "saved but unposted" buffer:
Well, that stretch goal is still a bit away... new backers have slowed down a bit. So... Read more
New pledge level: Cliffhangers + Fantasy books
(Whoops, I wrote this update post several days ago, but didn't post it. Kickstarter has a two-step preview/post process, and I neglected to click the second button.)
We're going great... Read more
Funded in 36 hours!
And as I wake up this morning, I see we've made the funding target! Thanks everyone! Now let's try to smash some of these stretch goals and get you some... Read more
1 day in, and almost there!
Just 24 hours into the campaign, and we're within spitting distance of the goal! Great work, backers, and thanks for your support. Hopefully we'll make the target in the next... Read more