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I still haven't seen a survey, are they still being sent?
Apologies in advance. I am not sure if my survey actually went through or not. Safari closed it when I hit "save" and I can't find anytime of confirmation. Is there a way for me to check the status?
I'm excited to read this GN, but please stop spamming me about your Vampirella Tarot Card project. One message to let me know you're doing something else is cool. Three is not.
@Andrew - thanks for sending us the info - you are in good shape to get your copy!
I'm horrid at checking my email. I just responded to the survey- which says today is the last day to respond to it. Can you confirm I got my response in on time and that I will be getting the Softcover GN sent to me?
@Brian - if you were asked for a 20 word dedication it means you qualified by your pledge to leave a dedication presumably for Butch Guice and Bill Mantlo about what Swords of the Swashbucklers meant to you. You can either say something about that, chose to not say something (just type - "no dedication" in the field), or you can leave a general message (like "I'm glad to see Swashbucklers fly again"). Completely up to you. Thanks!
What exactly is the Survey's "Please give us your up to 20 word dedication for the special Mantlo & Guice message section." field for? Who's dedicating what to whom, why and where? What "message section" and where is it? Survey will not allow us to leave it blank either...
@Theratpack360 - we are sending out the surveys shortly - you'll be asked to specify your shirt sizes there as we collect fulfillment data. Thanks!
How should we contact you to give you our shirt sizes? :)
@Brad - Thanks for supporting the project! We are really excited to be bringing this awesome book back to comics!
Congrats on the successful funding of this campaign and finiishing strong to meet the final stretch goal. I look forward to getting the rewards! I
@Karen - Thank you for supporting the project and for your excitement about the Swashbucklers! If you would like to add to your pledge, just shoot us a note via the "contact us" button on the page and we'll coordinate with you to make sure you get everything you need. Thanks again!
@Jay - If you had a specific level you wanted to increase to, just shoot us a note via the "contact us" button and we'll see what we can do for you. Thanks for supporting the Swashbucklers!
@Brian & @Jared - Thank you! We are very excited to be a part of this project and will be sharing as much behind the scenes info as we can once the new artists and contributors are confirmed. Thanks again for helping us make this a huge success!
Would a post-completion opportunity to add a soft-cover copy of this book to a pledge for the hard cover book be something you might consider? *thinking one copy might not do* *I live in a house full of geeks*
Ah shoot, was going to up my pledge. Ah well...
Congratulations on reaching the goal! I am really looking forward to seeing the new series, with art by Butch Guice. Hope you can also get Colleen Doran and Geof Isherwood to contribute to the series maybe a cover or two. Would love to see some other artists take on the series including Mike McKone, Joe Jusko, and Matt Wagner doing a some covers. Maybe Bill Willingham writing it.
congratulations on reaching all the goals!
@Jacqueine - Thanks for the kind words and for supporting the project! We feel the same way about the book and are very excited to be a part of this. Thanks for helping us make it a reality!!
@Jimmy & @Gary - We made it to the stretch goal thanks to all of you guys! You indeed do rock!
@Matt - first off - thanks for supporting the project! The book has to be remastered which essentially is us having a graphic artist clean up the 1980s colors so they can be represented in today's standards. That takes some time but it should be available before the print version. And of course everyone on the Kickstarter will receive print copies long before they are available anywhere else. Thank you!!
@Chris - thanks -we agree it has been a real joy to see how much everyone loves Bill & Butch's classic story. The T-Shirt is going to be the skull design we posted here in the body of the project. Thanks again for supporting the Kickstarter!
I've long since lost the single issues from the original run but somewhere, buried in a box, I may still have the original GN. It was one of the most fun series that I've ever read. I'm glad to see it come back.
Jimmy Chang - You sir rock. Period.
You're nearing the final goal. Consider it crossed. You should cross it but if for any reason you fall short, I pledge to make up for the shortfall. So celebrate! This is to thank Bill for the pleasure he gave me all those years ago...
I'm excited to get into this story as I've never heard of it before!
One question, if I have gone for the digital only pledge level, when could I reasonably expect to receive it? I'm guessing I wouldn't have to wait until all the physical copies have been printed.
Thanks and keep up the great work,
Hi, this campaign has been so fun to watch and participate in. Question about the shirt, any initial plans on the design? (The skull with the rose?) thanks!!!
@Michael - thanks for supporting the project! The $350 level is for one figure but it can be other characters. The $650 can be for multiple figures within reason. And can also be whatever you request as long as reference is available. Thanks!
Hey, I'm excited to be participating in this Kickstarter! I have a question which I don't know if you'll be able to answer at this late hour, but if I were to increase my pledge to the $350 level for the 8" x 11" sketch, can that be for multiple characters? And can it be any character or only a Swords character?
@Andrew - thanks for the question. You'd get both the Remarqued edition and the dedication! Just change your pledge to the new level and you'll be good to go. Thank you for supporting this special project!
If I increase my pledge to $250, do I get a Remarqued edition in addition to a dedication? Or just the dedication?
@Louise -Thanks for sharing your excitement for the project with us. We feel the same way and are thrilled to be helping to remaster and deliver this timeless story to comics again!
*cries* OMG, I loved this GN when I was a teen! I still have my original print copy and it's soooo well read! Thank you for this kickstarter, I couldn't believe it when I saw how little time was left :)
@Palmade thanks for supporting the Swords of the Swashbucklers Kickstarter! Actually you do get the $50 reward level litho in addition to the mini prints if you pledge in at the $85 tier. Thanks for asking!
I realized that the lithograph disappeared for the pledges over 85$. Does the Mini-Prints replaced it ?
@XI - Thanks for supporting the Swashbucklers KS and for your interest in Bill Mantlo's amazing body of comic book work. We're thrilled to be bringing this vital piece of comics history back for new generations to enjoy.
As a huge fan of Cloak and Dagger I'm very interested in Mantlo's work
@Brian - thanks for supporting the Swashbucklers Kickstarter and for your question. The $120 level says "Wrap your Swords of the Swashbucklers Hardcover in a super rare limited edition Foil Dust Jacket for the ultimate in collector's editions!" At this level you get the hardcover graphic novel that is unlocked at $100 and you get the rare foil dust jacket making your edition one of a very limited number of pieces. Unfortunately you do not get two hardcovers for the $20 increased bid level. Thanks for asking and for helping us to make sure there's no confusion for our supporters. We really appreciate your interest in the project!
Question on some Pledge Levels - for example the $120 level states "Limited Edition Foil Dust Jacket HC... Pledges at this level will also receive all the prizes from the previous levels - Swords of the Swashbucklers Hardcover Graphic Novel...". This suggests we will receive one "Limited Edition Foil Dust Jacket HC" and one "Swords of the Swashbucklers Hardcover Graphic Novel" - so two books in total. Is this correct?
@GradyHendrix - Thanks for your note. We are very happy to be officially working with the Mantlo family and Butch Guice on this project to restore one of the most influential early creator owned comics. And by working in concert with the creators directly we developed a contract that has been mutually agreed upon by all parties. Sales of the book will generate royalty funds which will go to both creators. And through this Kickstarter we will be introducing a long lost piece of comics history to new generations of readers.
@AlexJohnson - Thanks for supporting the project and helping us to bring this vital creator owned series back to comics. We appreciate all of the fans who are excited about Swashbucklers return.
I assume a lot of backers are like me and are donating not just because we're happy to see this series back in print, but because we want to do something to support Bill Mantlo.
Could Dynamite let backers know, especially given the current success of the project, what portion of these proceeds will go to Mantlo and his family?
Never read it - it came out in my collecting hiatus, but I liked Bill's writing a lot and Butch's art. Looking forward to it.
@ASoundofThunder - Thanks for supporting the Swords of the Swashbucklers program! We are very happy to be officially working with the Mantlo family on this essential restoration and repackaging of Bill & Butch's classic series. This program is designed to bring awareness of a classic piece of comics history back and to create sales of a creator owned book that will generate income for the creators. We are extremely pleased to be facilitating this project and helping to realize the opportunity to tell Bill's story and help in some small way.
@BrianPeck - Thanks for your support and interest in Swords of the Swashbucklers! The original 11 x 17 commission level is not set. We assumed folks would want a Swashbucklers sketch but we can work with you to get the image you are most interested in. Once you pledge send us a message with the "contact us" button and we'll discuss options. Thanks again!
Just backed for the hardcover. This is more about Bill than the material in question. Dynamite folks, can you please elaborate on how the money from this campaign will be split up so we know what is going directly towards Bill's care?
Back in 2014 SDCC Guice mentioned there was talk of reprinting the GN and series. Great to see it come true. For the $650 reward level, are these pre-done Swashbuckler drawings by Butch or will the pledges get to request an image?
@JohnFiala - We're glad you are excited like us to be a part of bringing these great stories back. It is a true honor to be a part of this project for us and we are very happy to have you in our corner as we give this story the remastering and restoration it deserves. Thank you!
@HuskerDan - Thank you so much for the kind words and for supporting this project. We are very honored to be a part of this vital restoration and are thrilled to have you with us.
First, this was an amazing story, I am so glad to see it back in a remastered collected edition. It is so rare to find a KS these days that is about anything but profit; your goal here is to be commended and supported
I am honored to have this be the 400th KS I have funded, one for each page. I hope you crush your goals.