First batch of books sent!
If you're a 20, 25, or 35 dollar backer living in the United States, your book is already on its way as of this morning! We've taken every precaution to... Read more
You have ONE HOUR to update your address!
I've sent out a bunch of last calls for addresses (so hopefully nobody even needs this message), but this is your FOR REALS final heads-up. We're sending out packages... Read more
Books! Sweet creeping crispy crap-lords, they EXIST! And you're going to get one! The books, I mean. Not the crap-lords. Those were figurative. Anyway, yes, the books exist!
We're basically... Read more
Final Call for Address Changes!
Books will arrive on my doorstep FRIDAY!When they get here, my team and I will set about signing, packing, labeling, and shipping them. I expect that process to last... Read more
Floods in Houston
This picture was taken in Houston, Texas. Guess where our printers are located? Yep. I'm beginning to believe in curses.
But seriously, our hearts go out to everyone who is/was... Read more
We got our first hard proof of Gen One a little while ago (see previous update), which was rad. I had a teary moment holding it for the first time.... Read more
We're DONE! (Final call for address changes!)
The book is off to the printers tomorrow! Pop corks! Thank deities! Hug the nearest consenting person! IT'S READY!
If you've moved since late 2013, send us a message with... Read more
Last Call for Gen One Corrections!
If you've been kind enough to read through our advanced reading copies of Gen One and have some corrections jotted down, please send them along this week so we can... Read more
I've been blown away by the response from you guys! This was our first real rodeo, and though we put our hearts into every last aspect of this project, in... Read more
Hey, anybody wanna read Generation One? (SQUEE!)
Okay. So holy crap. My hands are shaking as I write this. Prepare for major caps-lock abuse.
Lynna turned the lettering in last night. Which means pre-release copies are ready. ... Read more
Happy Holidays from All Over the Place!
It's been tough to know what to do in this situation. I hate updating before I have good news, and there are only so many ways to say, "Allllllllmost."
Team... Read more
"Hello, Life," Steve said. "What's that? No, I'd really prefer you didn't drop a surprise 1,800-mile move on us the same weekend the advanced reading copies are due. Yes, I... Read more
The Final Page, Advanced Reading Copies, and ERC 2015
So as of yesterday, the art for Gen One is DONE. That means all that's left is design work and fulfillment junk like printing and shipping.
As my dear... Read more
Bask with me!
Before we dive into what we've been up to (and about a zillion pictures), let's just take a second and bask.
Let's bask in the fact that this project has... Read more
Ad Astra Per Aspera
We've all been at that place a time or two where we start to worry about a Kickstarter we've backed. We wonder if we've given our hard-earned money to people... Read more
Happy 4th of July!
No fireworks for us this year. Staying in to work. I promised some awesome people an awesome book, and by golly, they're gonna get it.
Eat a hotdog for me.... Read more
Gen One is partnering with the European Rover Challenge!
We at Team Gen One are ridiculously excited to finally announce our partnership with the European Rover Challenge! Our characters will be the official mascots for this year's event! (I... Read more
Gen One Vlog: Creators' Top Five
A bit of advice for anyone considering a project of their own. The short version? Be more ready than we were, but not so ready you never start. Be entertaining.... Read more
What an amazingly difficult month. So many big things, both good and bad. It's kinda left us shellshocked. We're having a hard time remembering how to comic. And how to... Read more
OH. EM. GEE.
This is the face of a man who has won a very important bet and has a stomach full of victory steak.
That's right: TIM HAS COMPLETED THE FINAL PAGE... Read more
An Important Update
There was a sudden and tragic death in the family today. Tim's wife Bonnie lost her sister to a car accident. She leaves behind two children. We are shocked and... Read more
Come see me (and Andy Weir!) in Michigan next week!
So I'm going to be giving a talk to a room full of people way smarter than me on April 15th at the University of Michigan's Aerospace Engineering department.... Read more
I originally posted this update in the comments section as a response to a backer's question. My plan was to write a big, articulate, official update today, but I realized... Read more
Gen One November 2014 - Jan 2015 Vlog
We go full silly in this vlog intro. You have been warned.
The short version: Tim and I have a wager. (Just...watch the first few minutes of the video.)... Read more
Happy Holidays from Team Gen One!
To all our friends and backers, tattoo artists and poledancers, preachers and teachers, LGBT or GOP—whoever you are and however you choose to celebrate this season, Merry Christmas and Happy... Read more
Coming in Out of the Cold
Halloween has tragically passed, Turkeyday is right around the corner (immediately followed by The Purge...I mean, Black Friday), and the holidays will be here before you know it. There are... Read more
Mysteries REVEALED! Gen One Vlog July - September 2014
I can finally share our big secret! All backers get a free ebook of the short story "Ghosts" available RIGHT NOW! (Backers, click here for your copy!)
This prequel... Read more
Bad News, Good News, and the Story of Gen One
I had hoped to make this announcement in our vlog next week, but I don't want to wait anymore. First, I'll get the bad news out there, then I'll explain... Read more
March - June 2014 Vlog Update!
A special guest host! Road trip shenanigans! Babies! This vlog has it all! (Or at least some of it.) Team Gen One is still alive, still working, still super... Read more
December 2013 - February 2014 Vlog Update!
Finally got a vlog together for you guys! This is a special double-length episodewith news, production footage, and extras in the first half, as well as some silliness (as... Read more
Welcome to Team Gen One, Yusef!
Ladies and gents, some BIG news! We are ridiculously pleased to welcome Yusef Abomanah to Team Gen One!Tim and I first met Yusef at a panel at C2E2 in... Read more
October/November 2013 Vlog Update!
Script changes, Chuck Palahniuk, arcade guns, utter cuteness...this vlog has it all! *tap dance*
The short version of what we've been up to:There have been script delays and revisions... Read more
September 2013 Vlog Update
Our first Gen One Vlog is up, and it is full of silliness. (There may be some information in there too.) I'll probably end up re-uploading this one at... Read more
The Picture Says It All
We did it. Together. Celebration weekend—commence! If you give thanks, do that. If you drink, do that. If you get together with your friends and watch The Universe (and drink),... Read more
Final moments of the kickstarter! As it sits right now, we might hit our 30k stretch goal, and we might not. Whatever happens, I want you guys to know how... Read more
Beginnings and Endings
Less than 48 hours remaining in the kickstarter. Pledges are coming in back-to-back now, and I'm feeling calm and reflective. I want to share a little comic with you guys... Read more
Just FOUR days left!
Are you kidding me?! Where did the time go? Thank you all so much for your support. It has meant the world to me and my team.
As of this... Read more
Picus and Xiao contemplate the ultimate fate of human beings who have died on Mars, July and Norman experience the psychological terror of nighttime on an empty planet, and Ada... Read more
$20k Stretch Goal and Video Outtakes
We've reached our $20,000 stretch goal, which means all backers at or above the $35 level will receive a FREE 11x17 "Children of Mars" poster!
Happy day! Onward to our... Read more
Stretch Goals are BACK! (All is well with the universe.)
After a few difficult days of stomach aches and bit-chomping and late-night meetings and calling around, I'm happy and relieved to announce our stretch goals are back up!Massive thanks... Read more
Add-ons, Stretch Goals, Adventure
It's been a few days, and we're very due for an update. Lots to talk about!
First, we've met our first two stretch goals!The graphic novel will now include... Read more
FUNDED! (Onward to stretch goals!)
Ten thousand dollars in three days! I need a new mind; the one I have is blown.
Feeling overwhelmed and excited and strangely vindicated. There's always this weird "Am I... Read more
Now that's what I call a Launch Day! 6,700 dollars raised in the first 24 hours, 200 likes on the fb page, over 100 backers, and 180+ fb shares! I... Read more