I've been hearing from a lot of people enjoying their books! If you haven't received your backer book yet and you haven't already contacted me, please do so.
If you... Read more
Backer books are shipped!
Rejoice far and wide! The time long-awaited is now at hand! Your rewards are all in the mail! That was a lot of boxes at the post office. Whew.
Many... Read more
Books are here!
That's a lot of boxes! So, now all we have to do is get these individually wrapped up for shipping and sent out, which we hope to be able to... Read more
Just wanted to let you all see what I got in the mail today:
It's the proof of my book! After a few more last-minute fixes, it's off to the... Read more
It's a new year, but I'm still up to the same tricks. I've got a complete book draft, but I'm still hard at work with editing, adding additional pictures, and... Read more
Sources of Excitement
It's started to get cold around here, which makes it perfect for staying inside and pouring over books! I've mostly finished identifying the various samurai in O-umajirushi and adding some... Read more
Time keeps marching on. We just had our first snowfall here, and winter looms ahead. Meanwhile, I've been hard at work on O-umajirushi.
After finishing my first translation pass,... Read more
I know I've quieted down a bit since the Kickstarter funded, but never fear, I've been hard at work. I've just finished my first translation pass through Volume 5. One... Read more
And that's a wrap!
The Kickstarter's closed, and we've raised $14,101—over nine times my original goal! This is completely mind-boggling! And, to add to the excitement, you $50+ backers will be choosing over 150... Read more
The Final Stretch!
24 hours to go! We've been getting an influx of new pledges at the end that have pushed us past $12,000. How many books will we donate?
Last time, I... Read more
We Did It!
$10,000! This is amazing! And it's all because of you wonderful people!
As promised, I'll let every $50+ backer name a public or nonprofit school, library, or similar organization for... Read more
Oodles and Oodles of Variant Kanji
Less than a week left, and we're tantalizingly close to $10,000! Who will bring us over the top?
Meanwhile, I'd like to tell you about an amazingly spiffy resource I... Read more
First, the obligatory appeal. We're well on our way to the golden $10,000 milestone! Can you wonderful individuals spread the word and help us get there in the next 11... Read more
We've passed $7500! Thanks to all of you, I'll create a section exploring ways crests were used beyond banners. Those of you who've looked at my class handout have seen some... Read more
Another Milestone/Origin Story
We've stormed past another milestone! Since we've hit $5500, I'll dig up an abundance of images from Japanese battle scrolls and other sources to show other historical perspectives on Japanese... Read more
Stretch Goals and Happenings
The polls are in, and it turns out you wonderful people are big into stories. I was originally going to set the first stretch goal at $3500, but thanks to... Read more
Wow! It's incredible that we've reached our $1500 goal on just our third day. I can't thank you enough for making this book a reality. I'm excited to finish my... Read more