I checked with Gautier and he says their next run is in two weeks, from there it takes typically three weeks or less for destinations inside north america, as little as one in the US. And a month or more for international shipments. I’ll send out another update when he confirms they are in the US postal system pipeline.
So far that I’m aware of, we've not lost any packages. So fingers crossed, ballpark a month and the people on the list i’m posting here will have their copies of Dream Life! Also the rest of the art is being shipped too, i've already written those backers about that.
Those of you getting the full set of Spilt Ink books including three issues of Revolver, a few in the past have received them as a set with with Dream Life, but most will be getting them shipped direct from Create space separately. On this list, assuming I missed none, the names with a “*” next to them are getting Revolver, and a “√” indicates i've already ordered it and it's on it’s way, if in some cases not already delivered. The rest will be sent out in batches due to my financial limits at the moment over the next month.
So, read these next two lines carefully:
if you’re name is on this list, you should NOT have gotten Dream Life just yet, but you will be soon.
If you are NOT on the list, at this stage you should have and/or downloaded your book[s] by now!
Carlos Carvajal Gómez,
Kurtis Scott Whittington,*
Charlie La Greca,√
Fion Lau, *√
Ben Hawkes, *
David R Clarke,
& Jeff McComsey!
Check, and if you don’t have your book, are expecting one, and you’re not listed here, let me know asap!
I’ll check to confirm if it was sent out in the first place, we can look into tracking it, but its always possible a couple got missed in all my data base juggling the last year. If we can catch it now, I can have it packed up and included in the batch of books right now Lounack now before Gautier takes them to the post office.
I hope you enjoy the book, thanks for all being so amazing and patient as I worked out the kinks in this here.
I feel very good about it overall but it definitely didn't go 100% as planned :) I’m thinking in a bit, i’m going to sit down and do an after action report on what worked, what threw me for a loop and what I might do differently next time I try this.
Right off, i'm hoping the Patreon page I've set up reaches its goals, if it does that kind of baseline funding would have made a lot of the kinks in this project much less of an issue. The idea there is to finance the ongoing work I'm doing that I publish in Revolver and also just give me a baseline income of some kind. Rather than raise a big lump sum to do a single project.
It’s already in a small way starting to help fund work on my memoir, Dracula Son of the Dragon, and soon the rest of Dream Life too! I plan to get back to that after I get the last 35 pages of Dracula drawn.
I've been having fun getting it slowly going, started a podcast for it, and now that this kickstarter is just about wrapped, i plan to start promoting it a lot more aggressively in general.
I don't have a big ad budget as you probably know, or the time to do nearly as much PR work as i'd like, so any grassroots support and recommendations you all can give the work is invaluable! Dream Life in particular, could use reviews, stars on Amazon, goodreads, all and any thumbs that can be spared to help it be visible in the deluge of great new comics out there.
Ok, be well, let me know re the list and your having/not having status, and thank you all again.