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Update #22

New stretch goals!

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We’re in the home stretch now. Less than a week left. Since we’ve blown through a lot of stretch goals, it’s time to make some new ones!

If we hit $35,000

The KC Green Collection.

We are going to add 7 more KC Green books to the “Quintuple your comics” collection. You’ll get PDFs of Question Hound’s Puzzletorium, The Blood Cloud, The 3 Minis, Secret Midnite Duck Party, Midnight Surprise vol. 1, Shrekless Abandon and Horribleville. That brings you up to 22 books ---WAIT make that like 35 books including all the other rewards you crazy kids have unlocked--- for everyone who pledged $26 or more. I can’t even keep track of how many pages that is, but it is in the dang thousands.

If we hit $40,000

Two new books!

If this happens, I ain’t just gonna give you new copies of existing books, I wanna make some brand new books for you. Rather than wait for the next bundle to draw my next adventure comic, Satyagraha, I’ll make it this Spring and send a copy to everyone who bought the “double the comics” collection ($13 or more). Not only that, but I’ll create a new, 8th Anniversary FULL COLOR edition of my book Ped X-ing and send it to everyone at $13 or higher as well!

We have changed comics (in a tiny way)

Thanks to you guys showing that the support is there Twitter has been overrun with more artists jumping on board, offering their work either DRM-free or name-your-price digital downloads! Too many to keep up with! I’ll have to put together a brand new digital comics recommendation post just to list all the new books that have been come out in the last 24 hours! Keep being awesome, everybody. Keep making, reading, buying and supporting comics.

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      Creator Jim Leek on January 26, 2013

      To be fair, Americans don't generally talk about money either, you're just weird.
      Generally I don't mind talking about my finances, but I don't think I want to post them online either.

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      Creator Ryan Estrada on January 26, 2013

      (I asked my wife if it would be worth asking everyone if I could post who made what and she was all KOREANS DO NOT TALK ABOUT MONEY)

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      Creator Ryan Estrada on January 26, 2013

      Yes, I did offer KC more money for the extra books. I don’t know if I wanna divulge exactly how much each artist and translator gets paid, as that’s a touchy subject for some people (not me, I posted my entire financial history online once, but I’m not the only one involved), and several of the people involved don’t speak English so it’d be an awkward conversation to have.

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      Creator Jim Leek on January 26, 2013

      Err, I might have to up my pledge to get the KC Green collection.
      How do you handle finances on stuff like that? I mean, does KC get a bigger cut if you get above $35K, or does he just figure his royalties from the first set are high enough to justify the extra comics?
      Are you going to do a full write up on the finances? They sound fascinating to me, but I understand the other cartoonists might not agree to it.

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