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The Proof is in the Pudding

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Or something. I don't know. I'm short on good puns right now.

A quick update about the books:

WE RECEIVED DIGITAL PROOFS AND THEY ARE PuhREEEETTYYYYYY... 

All three books!
All three books!
Hey, that's you guys!
Hey, that's you guys!
Commander Badass, reporting for PAIN
Commander Badass, reporting for PAIN

 So, yeah, that's the good news!

The "bad" news is that there are one or two errors that need correcting, and we're investigating possibly picking a lighter paper stock than what we initially ordered because at this point, shipping is possibly going to bankrupt us! YAAAAAAAY!

Anyway, yeah. So the next phase is that they're sending us sample books with the paper options we're considering, and once we've seen them we will be giving the books our stamped seal of approval and they will being printing and we will begin sending out surveys!

YAAAAAY!

EDIT: While we're at it, I want to give an incredibly big shout-out to the Brian, Alec, and everyone else at printninja.com who are bending over backwards and pretty much granting my every whim to make sure these books are as quality as possible! These guys cannot possibly get a higher recommendation from me as a printer, I am super impressed and totally blessed.

Greetings from the Slowest People Ever

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Howdy ho, gang! 

OK, so this is where we are now:

The materials are in the printers' hands. We now have to select which pages we'll have in our "mini-proofs" to look at and approve before it goes to press.

Anyone who reads the comic regularly knows I am basically complete shit at proofreading myself (as the comic's letterer), so it has been a lengthy process of proofing and editing and making damn sure we are submitting the books without error, thanks to Sam & T's tireless efforts. Though no doubt, many of you will laugh at how long this printing process has taken in sharp contrast to how minimalist our books are, layout and content-wise.

"Just because it's minimalist doesn't mean it doesn't take the effort" is what I would say.

"I am a slow, perfectionist asshole" is what I should say.

In any case, this means that there is roughly 10 weeks until the books arrive on T's doorstep, and then we begin the packing and the signing and getting this shit out as soon as possible.

So expect the backer surveys about a month from now. One generally wants to wait as close as possible to when you start the fulfillment process so as to reduce the chance of those who are changing address and whatnot.

In about two weeks, we'll have the mini-proofs and if we like what we see, we'll approve the printing, and I'll be busting out the rest of the digital rewards and whatnots and fill your inboxes with goodies.

It has been a hard, lengthy process working on fulfillment on this Kickstarter at the same time as we have never actually fully recovered from changing our update schedule to 5/week. Scripting Guilded Age is a herculean task, mainly because T and I have been doing this for years but that just makes us fight even harder for what we think is right for the story.

I've got more excuses if you want them, but I suspect you just want your Goddamned books already, especially since we've officially passed by the one-year anniversary of you all graciously funding the project.

So the gears are turning! The process continues apace, as slow a pace as we've maintained so far. But all goods will be delivered, in time. Period.

T'il next time, Guildies.

WE KEEP... FINDING... TYPOS.

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99% There!

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OK so I believe we have made the *final* tweaks and fixes for a book that is ironically minimalist for how much fine-combing and scrutiny we're putting it under! 

We should have it in the printer's hands by the 31st and then it's just peeping the physical proof and approving manufacture!

Short Stories - Tell Us What You Want!

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