VICTORY!!! WE DID IT, GANG!!!
HUZZAH! THE KICKSTARTER IS OVER AND SUCCESSFUL AND IT'S AWESOME AND IT'S ALL BECAUSE OF YOU, YOU ALL, AND Y'ALL!
Whoa, guys! Way to be amazing and finish strong, gang! This is incredibly exciting! GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS IS A GO! So what next? Let me tell yah…
I've decided to add a couple more pages of prison antics because they are just too fun to draw! Working on those now. Addison Duke is about 75 percent of the way through coloring the book and it's about 90 percent lettered by Chris Crank. Next week I'll be working on the book's design and trying to get the whole thing looking snappy and wonderful.
Kickstarter should be processing your payments now. I'm not sure what happens if your payment doesn't work, so if you have questions please direct them to Kickstarter directly. It's supposed to take up to two weeks before the money gets deposited to my account.
Once the book is wrapped up and proofed and scrutinized and OCDed by myself, it's off to the printers! The printing and shipping the crates of books takes about six weeks. Once they arrive in Chicago at Harebrained Designs (who will be doing the fulfillment) I will head over there and start sketching and signing in the appropriate books--not to mention destroying all the special editions for you special people!
Your survey's will go out closer to the delivery time of the printed books, so hope to see those in June. On the survey you will put in your shipping info and there will be a chance to add extras that you might've wanted but there wasn't a level for.
In the mean time, I'll be updating you about finishing and sending you PDF stretch goals. There's a list at the bottom of what you guys are gonna get. So much value!
GUYS. I'M JUST SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS! Thank you, thank you, thank you! It's been an incredible experience so far and I know you are going to love this dang book! It's so good!
A reminder of all the stretch goals you guys unlocked…
STRETCH GOAL ONE--UNLOCKED!--$32,472: EVERYONE WHO BOUGHT THE PHYSICAL BOOK GETS A FANCY BOOKMARK! PERFECT FOR REMEMBERING WHAT DAMN PAGE YOU WERE ON!
STRETCH GOAL TWO--UNLOCKED!--$34,420: EVERYONE WHO BOUGHT THE PHYSICAL BOOK GETS A SWEET ASS STICKER TO STICK TO SOMETHING FOREVER!
STRETCH GOAL THREE--UNLOCKED!--$36,754: THE BOOK GETS SHINY AS HELL! I WILL ADD A SPOT VARNISH TO MAKE THE COVER OF THE BOOK SHINY IN ALL THE RIGHT PLACES!
STRETCH GOAL FOUR--UNLOCKED!--$38,798: EVERYONE GETS A PDF OF THE MAKING OF THE BOOK! FULL OF PROCESS ART, PENCILS, AND MY FULL SCRIPT FOR THE BOOK! GUYS, MY SCRIPT IS FUNNY AS HELL AND YOU DEFINITELY WANT TO READ IT.
STRETCH GOAL FIVE--UNLOCKED!--$40,001: EVERYONE GETS A PDF OF A BRAND NEW GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS MINI-COMIC! WRITTEN AND DRAWN "BLAST FURNACE STYLE," I'LL MAKE THIS EXCLUSIVELY FOR YOU SWEET BACKERS! HOW AWESOME, RIGHT?!?!
STRETCH GOAL SIX--UNLOCKED!--$42,325: EVERYONE GETS A PDF OF AN 80 PAGE RYAN BROWNE SKETCHBOOK! FILLED WITH WONDERFUL JOKES AND JOKE BASED DRAWINGS! COMMISSIONS, PROCESS DRAWINGS, AND OTHER RANDOM DOODLES! SO COOL!
STRETCH GOAL SEVEN--UNLOCKED!--$44,111: GARBAGE EDITION! IF WE HIT THIS SWEET NUMBER, Y'ALLS WILL GET A PDF OF A COMPLETELY RE-SCRIPTED VERSION OF SEVERAL STORIES FROM THE BOOK! THE ART WILL BE THE SAME, BUT I'LL WRITE TOTALLY DIFFERENT JOKES IN ALL THE WORD BALLOONS. IF YOU HAVE THE ISSUE -01 OF GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS THEN YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT HERE. WILL IT MAKE SENSE? PROBABLY NOT. WILL IT BE GOOODDDDD!?!? AW, HELL YEAH! SUCH GARBAGE!