First some news, then your reward!

Well, I would be lying if I said it wasn't a rough weekend. Learning that unfortunate news, however, only forced me to get back to work! I certainly learned some things this weekend. One of those things, for example, is that Amazon CreateSpace is basically the cheapest Print-On-Demand option for independent authors. Comic books with full color pages, however, are EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE through this process. I would have to list my 216 page graphic novel at well over $30 (before shipping) to sell it as a whole unit. Instead, it looks like I'm likely going to release it on Amazon in 3 parts of 70-80 pages each. What does this mean for Kickstarter Backers who pledged more than $28 (any tier with a printed copy of the book as a reward)? It means I will be sending you the COMPLETE collected version of the Graphic Novel, which may very well turn out to be RARE, since it likely won't end up on Amazon. So that makes it a little worth the extra wait. :)

BUT WHILE WE WAIT, I'm going to give you something now! Anyone who pledged at least $10 (the original quoted price of the Digital Version of the Graphic Novel), will received an email TODAY with a link to download the Digital Release! You will have 2 options: a PDF version or a CBZ version. For those of you who have never bought a digital comic, they can be read using any of the free COMIC READER apps that you can download on your phone, tablet, or computer. This lets you flip through the pages as if you were reading a printed copy. For those that go this route, the CBZ file is for you. If you would rather NOT download a Comic Reader app, however, the PDF version is for you. Now these files are for a 216 page graphic novel (WITH COLOR), so they are going to be fair in size. But this way, everyone who pledged at least $10 will be able to read the comic while we wait for the printed version!

I did not send out a survey to Backers asking for emails, because I can only send out one survey and will need to send one out in the coming weeks for shipping addresses. Instead I clicked on each of your Kickstarter profiles and used the e-mail listed. If you didn't receive an email, message me on Kickstarter and I will look into it. :) Happy June and Happy Reading!

-Joshua Howell