Good news from the homefront, Duster Army!
First up, we now have in hand a kick-ass foreword to Duster written by our friend and mentor, Martin Olson! If you don’t know Martin’s work… well… you DO know Martin’s work. In his 30+ year career, this dapper, silver-haired genius has performed stand-up comedy, written for live-action television and cartoons, composed songs, appeared on television, acted as a voiceover artist, written screenplays and stageplays, and more--and he's done all of it better than most dedicated professionals can do any one of those things. Martin is the author of the New York Times Bestseller The Adventure Time Encyclopaedia, as well as his own brilliant The Encyclopaedia of Hell, and if Martin likes our little World War II homefront ditty, well, that’s A-Okay with us!
Our second piece of news is that the entire book, cover to cover, has now been delivered to us by our layout artist, Chris Dickey. It goes now to our editor, Cameron Harris, and if’n she don’t find no bad spellinks nor no bad gammaring, then the next stop for that 262-page 600DPI document is going to be… THE PRINTER.
Yes. Seriously. We should be going to print on Duster inside the next month.
Wait... no... stop laughing... we’re serious here.
We know many of you had stopped dreaming or hoping for the day that this book would ever deliver, and many more of you thought we had absconded with your donations and were living a life of opium-clouded luxury, but none of that is true, and seriously, we go to press inside the month. At that point, we will be at the mercy of the Printer's schedule, and to the vagaries of international transportation — if the cargo ship with our books on it gets taken over by Somali Pirates, well, that’s going to cause some delays as we negotiate with the acting captain, but barring something disastrous like that, the books will be returning home to be deposited in an Amazon.com warehouse, after which Amazon will take care of getting the books into your hands. We are told that they have experience in this area. For those of you who ordered signed plates, posters, and t-shirts, those perks will be arriving separately from the hardbacks, in order to get everyone their books as fast as humanly possible.
We hope that you’re as excited as we are… we can all begin the final countdown to delivery!
Micah, Jay, and the rest of Team Duster