Love: Ruining Everything Since 1.2 Billion BC
A collection of comics about relationships, love, and sex, compiled from 15 years of SMBC comics.
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, October 31 2018 12:40 PM UTC +00:00.
What's All This?
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal (SMBC) is a daily webcomic by Zach Weinersmith. It has been running for about 15 years now, and is read by a few million people every month. We're launching two new books for this kickstarter.
What's in the Books?
Our main offering is a collection of favorite comics on love, sex, dating, and relationships, from the entire run of SMBC. We are also selling our previous two themed collections, on Science and Religion.
What's in the Mini Books?
We have a recent tradition at SMBC where each new compilation comes with a pocket-sized book that ruins some topic by abridging it. For the Religion book, we got the Bible down to about 3,000 words. For the Science book, all of science was similarly condensed. Now that we have a Love-themed collection, we have abridged all of Shakespeare's Sonnets into a cute pocket-sized book. Since many of you may be unfamiliar with the sonnets, the mini book includes a horrifically abridged section with history and context.
New eBook Set: You will get both the minibook of sonnets and the Love-themed compilation in eBook format. Available in pdf, mobi, and epub.
Just the Sonnets: All of Shakespeare's sonnets abridged to one short rhyming couplet, in convenient pocket-size format.
Love Pack: The new SMBC collection, consisting of over 100 of the best comics about love, sex, dating, and relationships.
eBook Complete Set: eBook copies of all three themed SMBC books (on Science, Religion, and Love) as well as all three minibooks: The Bible Abridged, Science Abridged, and Shakespeare's Sonnets Abridged.
Hard Love Pack: The new SMBC Love-themed collection in fancy hardcover form.
Complete Minibook Set: You will receive all three of the abridged books in a tidy three-volume set: The Holy Bible, Science, and now Shakespeare's Sonnets, all abridged beyond the point of usefulness.
Just the New Stuff: This set contains the two new books on offer for this kickstarter: the minibook that abridges all of Shakespeare's sonnets, and the compilation of the best Love-themed comics from 15 years of SMBC.
Hard New Stuff: This is the "just the new stuff" pack, but with the Love compilation in fancy hardcover.
Complete Themed Set: This pack contains the last three SMBC books, all of which have been on a single theme: Science, Religion, and now... Love.
Hard Complete Themed Set: This is the same as the Complete Theme Set, only the Love book will come in hardcover. Please note, we do not have the older books in hardcover, as those were limited editions.
Everything Pack: All three themed comic collections, on Science, Religion, and Love, PLUS all three abridged minibooks: The Bible, Science, and Shakespeare's Sonnets.
Hard Everything Pack: This is the Everything Pack, but with the Love-themed compilation in hardcover.
Everything Plus Soonish: At this level, you get the entire Everything Pack, plus a SIGNED copy of Zach's New York Times Bestselling popular science book, Soonish. A total of seven books!
Hard Everything Plus Soonish: Our top offering: All seven books: Science, Religion, Love (in Hardcover), the abridged Bible, abridged Science, abridged Sonnets, AND "Soonish" all signed by Zach.
In order to streamline production, with the goal of getting these into your hands by Valentine's Day or sooner, we are doing only digital stretch goals. BUT, they're still pretty cool!
Sample Comics from the Book
What Does the Cover Look Like?
Show Me Some Abridged Sonnets!
There's no need to yell. Here you are:
Risks and challenges
We have never yet done a kickstarter without some hiccup or another, usually due to some unforeseen problem with a supplier. However, we have a good track record of communicating with our buyers, and we've always delivered our products. For every item we're making, we have pre-existing sourcing setups in place. And, we'll be working with our tested and trusted shipper, Amplifier. Backerkit will be used to make sure there is the lowest possible rate of error on purchases.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter