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