It took us a little coordinating to get all the materials where they needed to be (Rodolfo in Ontario, Shaun in Michigan), but books have begun shipping and... Read more
Books are here!
Guys. Oh man. The books are here. I picked up stock from the printer McNaughton and Gunn this afternoon, and they are gorgeous. After some 15 years working on this... Read more
Update! Design and printing
Good morning, backers! As we enter June I wanted to provide a couple updates on the progress of Macbeth: The Red King. Rodolfo mentioned in our previous update that,... Read more
First off, thanks for your patience. The whole campaign was quite a ride, but we haven't stopped working - in fact we are probably working harder than ever... Read more
Wow - we made it. I always believed that Macbeth: The Red Kingwas a great book, but I often felt that a small publisher from London, Ontario (yes, there... Read more
Stretch Goal #2!
When we began this project I must admit that I had some self-doubts. I always believed in the quality of Shaun and Anna’s work, but I knew that our goal... Read more
Almost as soon as we hit the 100% funded mark, I started getting questions about stretch goals. We decided that a nice place to start would be to... Read more
Geez, I step away from the keyboard for an hour and you guys put us over the top! Thanks so much to everyone, really, sincerely, for all of your support... Read more
Why Kickstarter is so Much Fun.
When I ran my first kickstarter a little over 2 years ago, I never could have imagined the friendships that formed, as well as the great projects that I would... Read more
More Friday Fun: New Blindbox reward
This morning I announced a prize draw for my Star Wars and crime comics if we get to 135 backers and 90% funded today. But the fun never stops at... Read more
Welcome, new backers! We had a pretty big day yesterday, so I wanted to take a moment to thank those of you just joining us, and of course all of... Read more
We've got the Beat (and the Freep)
I was really excited to see Macbeth: The Red King get a mention in The Beat, one of the longest running and very awesome comics news sites. Crowdfunding Watch columnist... Read more
I just wanted to start with a big thank you to all of our backers! Thanks to your amazing support, we were able to establish a great new partnership with... Read more
Thanks for a great C2E2!
Chicago's C2E2 was a ton of fun, met a lot of great people and it was really heartening to see all the interest in Macbeth: The Red King. If... Read more
So, what does our cover reward actually look like?
For those that have been following the campaign, (or our previous project The Kursk), you'll note one of our bigger ticket rewards - your own comic book cover or... Read more
Variety! Or, why Macbeth is so different from Anna and my other books
If you look at the three books Anna and I have done together – Interesting Drug, Hell, Nebraska, and now Macbeth: The Red King– you might be... Read more
If you'll be at Chicago's C2E2 convention this week, come find me at booth D9! Show me you're a Kickstarter backer and get a free pin -- and tell your... Read more
Vapourware and Crowdfunding Trust Issues
I was recently asked by someone "Why do you need $6,850 for this project? You have a complete, polished book, and it looks ready to go. What is the money... Read more
New reward! #MakeComics with Comics Experience
We've just added an exciting reward to the Macbeth: The Red Kingcampaign for backers who also make or aspire to make comics. Comics Experience has been a big part... Read more
Why I just HAD to publish Macbeth: The Red King
Shaun has given us some great updates that really delve into both the history and fiction surrounding Macbeth, and so I thought that I would jump a bit... Read more
Who was Thorfinn Sigurdsson?
About halfway through Macbeth: The Red King, you'll meet an enigmatic character called Thorfinn. Thorfinn Sigurdsson, also called Thorfinn the Mighty, was a real historical person -- and like Macbeth,... Read more
Banquo - creation of old school historical fiction?
Learning that, of all the characters who appear in Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Macbeth, only Banquo and Fleance were not real historical people is a big part of what led... Read more
What goes into making a graphic novel?
Shaun has been doing a great job in terms of digging deep into his knowledge of all things Shakespeare and Macbeth, and helping to tell the story behind his project.... Read more
Family Ties: When History Calls You Stupid
Good morning, backers! I'm pretty excited to see where today takes us after receiving Kickstarter's "Projects We Love" badge yesterday -- thanks so much for all your support these first... Read more
Kickstarter loves us!
We've just been elevated to "Projects We Love" status on Kickstarter! This is super exciting -- not only is it nice to feel loved, but this will give... Read more
Family Ties: Malcolm's folly
Welcome back, folks! Thanks so much for your support so early in the campaign. It's heartening to see so much enthusiasm for Macbeth: The Red King, please share the... Read more
On Acting, or, I cannot strike at Richard Kearns
Good morning, backers! Thanks so much for your all of your support on day one of the campaign. We're off to a solid start, and I appreciate all you've done... Read more