Great News, Duster Army, we have received our final printing proof and as of five minutes ago, we have approved it and our printers are moving forward to printing the book.
Eight years in the making, this book has been a labor of love through thick times and thin. It has been interrupted by freelance work, by work-for-hire jobs, by the fact that Jay and I wrote and directed a live-action movie last year, by the addition of SEVEN children to the families of our team, and much more... but we always kept moving forward, and we are THRILLED to enter this next stage of this book's existence.
So what's next? Well, we've designed and priced out the art prints for those of you who contributed at those levels. If you didn't, well, there will be a FEW leftovers, so if you want to upgrade your pledges, NOW is the time to do it before we go to print. After that will be the t-shirts... we are expecting camera-ready art to come back on those this week, and for them to be printed in the next couple of weeks. The signature cards are being designed as we speak, they'll be signed and shipped here to Los Angeles where Jay & I will sign them and then ship them out to you. For the high-end donors who paid to be part of the comic itself, your hand-crafted original art is being generated as we speak and should be in your hands soon.
Lastly will come the books... Amazon should have books by late August, and donors will start receiving them shortly after that. We will be sending out address/shipping info surveys soon.
And once all of THAT is finished... well, then we're on to the next comic and the next Kickstarter. And that one is already underway and should take much less time to complete. :)
Thank you for sticking with us, and we can't wait for you to get your copies.
Micah, Jay, Jok, Cristian, Gervasio, Jorge, and the rest of Team Duster!
p.s. This is what 8 years looks like in 12-page signatures (black and white because this was a sizing and page order/count proof, not a color proof, and no, your copies won't be stapled, they'll be smythe sewn).