THE FUTURE OF ENJOYMENT OF READING THINGS HAS ARRIVED.
IN BOOK FORM.
Maybe you consider yourself a bit of a comics connoisseur. You've perused the floppies, you've fondled the trades. You've done the internets thing. Maybe you've even heard of a tiny upstart webcomic called Scenes from a Multiverse. But I guarantee you've never had a comics-fondling experience like this.
SCENES FROM A MULTIVERSE BOOK 3: GREETINGS FROM BUNNIES PLANET
Yeah, you heard me. We're finally getting around to printing the third collection of Jon Rosenberg's ( <--- that's me) Scenes from a Multiverse comics. SFAM takes readers to a strange new location in our vast multifaceted existence in every comic to take a lighthearted look at how folks are fucking things up for each other in their neck of the woods.
This sleek, aerodynamic volume contains all of the strips from 2012, which was a year that happened several decades ago. This was also the year that SFAM took home the very first (and also last*) Silver Reuben award for Online Comics at the NCS's annual awards ceremony.
Don't hold me to it but it looks like there's about 150 comics packed in there, give or take.
THIS IS A BOOK THAT CONTAINS COMICS. WE ARE NOT FUCKING AROUND. THEY ARE IN THERE.
This isn't your grandfather's webcomic. These babies are printed in glorious inky tangible goodness at a full-on 600dpi. You can see all the mistakes, up close, like nature intended. Like the previous volumes, these books are 8"x8", an excellent size for holding with hands or placing on bookshelves. The paper is made from trees.
What? No, those trees were assholes. They had it coming. Shut up.
THERE IS SOME WEIRD SHIT IN THIS BOOK AND IT WILL FUCK YOU UP
Here's a few samples. Don't say I didn't warn you.
If you're still not convinced, go check out some more comics at the SFAM website.
DID I MENTION THIS BOOK HAS A FOREWORD BY WORLD-FAMOUS SCI-FI AUTHOR AND FUTURIST CHARLIE STROSS?
It does! I asked Charlie if he would write one and he said yes, like a chump. It's excellent. Everything he writes is excellent, if you were smart you'd go buy his books instead of this one. But please buy my book also. I know this is a lot to ask but I feel like we're close enough that we can talk like this.
THIS IS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO GET THE EARLIER VOLUMES OF SCENES FROM A MULTIVERSE THAT YOU HAVE BEEN MEANING TO GET BUT WERE TOO LAZY TO PURCHASE
We're offering reward tiers with the earlier books shipped along with this new one. They'll look glorious on your bookshelf, like a superhero team posing while they wait for aliens to attack New York, but the superheroes are books with comics in them.
DON'T FORGET TO GET YOUR BUNNIES PLANET ENAMEL PINS TOO
That's right! We're doing this. Bunnies pins. Three designs. Maybe more if we decide to throw in a stretch goal. Anything could happen.
You need them, right? Yeah, I know. I feel you. They're fucking adorable. We're here to help.
THERE'S PDF EBOOKS AND COMPUTER AND PHONE WALLPAPERS TO ALSO GET
Yeah. Those things. What he said. There's all sorts of tiers. You can get just the PDF if you want, or get it with a book and the wallpaper. What I'm saying is you have options. And they're all the right one.
You can even get your book signed and sketched! I spend the whole time I'm signing grumbling under my breath and complaining to anyone who is within earshot, it's great.
WE HAVE STRETCH GOALS
And I promise to tell you what they are just as soon as we figure that out.
THAT'S IT, THAT'S ALL THE STUFF THERE IS
We're keeping it simple this time. Not so many parts means fewer ways to fuck up. And the amazing folks at Make That Thing are handling all the hard parts and working with my wife Amy to make sure everything goes smoothly and to keep me as far out of the loop as possible. Make That Thing have been doing this for years, they are the gold standard in Kickstarter fulfillment and their record is exemplary.
Not only are Make That Thing helping me with this, but they're also helping to fulfill the last few outstanding rewards from the last Goats Kickstarter I did, back in caveman days. Yeah, I know. I'm awful. In my defense, I was extremely stupid. That's why I'm staying as far away from fulfillment as possible. But we're going to use the profits from this to reprint Goats 2 and 3 (we ran out of stock!) so we can finally get those out the door.
Big thanks to Make That Thing for helping me out of this very nice hole I've dug here, and huge apologies to all of you who've been so much more than patient and understanding. The last few years have been challenging. I'm hoping this is the start of turning that around.
More on all this in the Risks and Challenges section.
CHECK OUT THESE REWARD TIERS, WOW
Thank you for your support—it all adds up and helps towards supporting more Scenes from a Multiverse comics.
Your twenty helps out a bunch! Enjoy a PDF of the SFAM Greetings from Bunnies Planet book.
All three SFAM e-books will be magically sent for downloading to read in your favorite destination and on your preferred device.
You believe in the power of paper to help you escape cruel reality, so this tier lands in your hands a fresh copy of the print version of the SFAM Greetings from Bunnies Planet book. You’ll also score a PDF and a Greetings from Bunnies Planet desktop + phone wallpaper.
Ricardo Montalban welcomes you to Bunny Lover Paradise! Put those feet up in a hammock and crack open your physical copy of the SFAM Greetings from Bunnies Planet book with signed bookplate. Plus you'll get the digital bunny treats.
Membership has its privileges. Just a flash of that Patreon card and we'll give you a nice discount on the one of each tier. New Patreon supporters welcome! But get 'em fast, onlly 100 available. You must be in good standing with your Patreon pledges.
A set of 3 enamel pin bunnies in bunny action to show off your bunny attraction is included with your print copy of the SFAM Greetings from Bunnies Planet book.
You’ve chosen to pull out all the stops. For this you have a special place of gratitude in my heart. Plus you’ll be getting 2 print copies of the SFAM Greetings from Bunnies Planet book so you can give one to that friend you’ve been telling for years to check out SFAM.
You and your book are original editions...Jon will sketch the bookplate in your SFAM Greetings from Bunnies Planet book! Plus you have three enamel pins to wear or share.
Avoid carpal tunnel! This is the easiest way to catch up on all SFAM comics through this third book and saves you from clicking through the hundreds of online comics in the archive.
You’ve been following Mr. Rosenberg since the days of Diablo and Toothgnip and proudly carry his books in your brick n’ mortar comic shop. This level is just for you!
By special request! We live to serve! Greetings from every stop on the multiverse tour! This is the easiest way to catch up on all SFAM comics through this third book and saves you from clicking through the hundreds of online comics in the archive. PLUS each book includes a bookplate, sketched on by Jon!
And with the $165 XO Wish You Were Here Tier SOLD OUT we added a new tier with same rewards, just a smidge higher so JUMP LIKE BUNNIES to grab 'em!
*They split the award into Long Form and Short Form categories the following year.
Risks and challenges
This is my third Kickstarter. My first Kickstarter was for Goats Book 4 and it was kind of a disaster. But out of all mistakes come lessons, if we're willing to take them. The lesson I took from that Kickstarter was: let someone else run this one. Someone competent. I am very good at drawing comics and that is about it.
The good people at Make That Thing, on the other hand, are professional Kickstarter fulfillment experts and they are holding our hands at every step and doing the vast majority of the work that doesn't involve making comics.
We will also be using profits from this Kickstarter to print reprints of books to fulfill any outstanding orders from that Kickstarter. Apparently it is hard to send people books if you don't have enough of them.
As far as this Kickstarter goes, most of the production work is already done. The book is 95% laid out, with just a few pages at the front that need fresh text popped into place. All other rewards are designed. Everything should be ready to go long before the campaign is completed.
Once the campaign is complete we'll get estimated dates for printing and shipping but our intent is to move quickly and get the books to readers as quickly as possible. We'll keep backers appraised with frequent updates on how things are proceeding.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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