Black Mirror meets Blade Runner in this deluxe graphic novel by Zep and Dominique Bertail with exclusive variant cover by Peach Momoko.
Latest Updates from Our Project:
Locking Backerkit addresses THIS SUNDAY!
4 months ago
– Thu, Oct 29, 2020 at 04:06:54 AM
Okay, we're right around the corner from starting fulfillment...! The books are in the warehouse, the coins are here, the sketchbooks and artbooks will be delivered next week, and Dominique has shipped the signed bookplates and sketches back, which should also arrive next week. So we are
LOCKING ADDRESSES in Backerkit this SUNDAY EVENING at 5pm CST.
If you have already completed your survey:
Please double check the address you've provided.
If you have moved, are moving this month, or would like your package sent to an alternate address, you have until we hit that LOCK button on Sunday to make those changes!
Beyond that point, once we've started shipping, we'll try to help with any last minute requests, but can't guarantee how free of complications they might be.
If you have NOTcompleted your survey:
Please do! If you haven't gotten your Backerkit link, send us a message and we'll look it up for you!
If you have gotten your link but just haven't done it... do! We have no way of knowing where to send your stuff otherwise! There are still about 71 of you who will be missing out on some cool stuff!
We fully anticipate having everything prepped and ready to roll out for fulfillment by Friday Nov 6 (barring unforeseen issues; we'll keep you posted, of course). The last two domestic items -- the Art Book and Sketchbook -- are looking good, and even though they took a bit more work, they'll totally be worth it...
Once we start pushing all the different "print postage" and "fulfill order" and "report export" buttons, that will also put the digital distribution in motion. In other words: all digital rewards will be sent via email links triggeredby our package fulfillmentprocess. (That includes digital only backers... sorry, D-O-Bs, its only fair to provide them all at the same time!)
This includes the sketchbook, art book, and soundtrack, which is still being mixed, but we're excited to wrap up the masters this weekend! :D
Thanks again, everyone! We're nearly there!
Ambassador Points have been awarded to all Backers!
4 months ago
– Tue, Oct 27, 2020 at 07:04:29 AM
We spent a grey, chilly afternoon finally getting the kinks worked out of our Ambassador reward point assignments. It took a little clever list making and segment sorting, but you should all now see a fresh set of Ambassador Points in your Magnetic Press webstore account, equivalent to your pledge amount! And if you didn't know you had a webstore account, watch your email inbox (associated with your Kickstarter login) for an invitation to activate your newly-created account!
Ambassador Points? Webstore account? What are you talking about?
Let us explain:
The Magnetic Press webstore is full of all kinds great stuff, and by activating an account, we're able to reward you for your support: 10 Ambassador Points for every dollar spent, a big batch of Birthday points on your birthday every year, and a whole list of other simple ways to earn even more points (with more ways coming soon).
You can then use those collected points on various rewards such as discount codes and gift cards and exclusive items and merchandise that you can only purchase using points (coming soon).
It really is a fun -- and hopefully incentivizing -- way to support an indie publisher like Magnetic!
You can access your new Reward Points by logging into store.magnetic-press.com using the same email address connected to your Kickstarter/Backerkit. (You can also log-in with Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, and a few others, but you need to make sure that whichever method is also tied to your Kickstarter email address.)
Once on the site, you will see a little crown floating on the bottom left side of our webstore, like this:
Click on that button to open the interface:
Sign in if you haven't already.
If you are already logged in, it may immediately show you your current balance, like this:
You can see your points history and activity by clicking on the little clock icon net to your Points total.
If you have already shopped from our webstore, or already have a balance of Ambassador Points, you will see the new amount showing as "Paris 2119 Backer Reward" or something like that.
It's really quite easy, and can add up quickly! In fact, many of you probably have enough for a reward from your pledge points already! (We see that a few of you have already cashed theirs in...)
So there you have it! We wanted to be sure you have your proper store credit in case you wanted to do any early holiday shopping! ;)
Let us know if you have any questions at all!
Original Drawing auction!
4 months ago
– Sat, Oct 24, 2020 at 03:29:25 AM
Hope you're all having a great week! We've been super-busy (as usual) -- the books arrived at our warehouse this week and we're starting to prep everything for fulfilment. The only thing left to receive are the Art Books and Sketch books which are printing as we speak! We are still aiming to start shipping things by the first week of November!
One new development has come up: due to unforeseen circumstances, one of the Original Backer sketches has become available. It is a beautiful, cool, original piece that Dominique has already finished and we're going to makeit availableas a last-minute add-onthrough blind auction!
If you are a fan of Masamune Shirowe, you'll love it --
How will it work?
Bidding starts at $150. If you would like the item, please message us directly with your best offer.
We will announce the winning bidder at the end of the day on Monday (~5p CST).
We will then invoice the winner via Paypal (since the Backerkits have been locked). Once payment is confirmed, we will manually add this original piece to the winner's pledge package. If the Paypal charge can't be settled before Friday, we'll reach out to the next runner up, and so forth down the line.
This is a rare opportunity to get an original watercolored work of art by Dominique. He will, of course, benefit from this auction, don't worry, we aren't trying to fleece him. :) He knows what's going on.
So have at it fans! Let us know if you are interested!
WAHCOMMO Kickstarter is live!
5 months ago
– Wed, Oct 21, 2020 at 12:08:55 AM
The WAHCOMMO Kickstarter is now live!
Please help us out and give it a look, pledge if you can, and share with your friends if you're so inclined! We really appreciate your help spreading the word on this amazing OGN! :)
And stay tuned for a status update on PARIS 2119 soon!
We are not slowing down...!
5 months ago
– Sat, Oct 17, 2020 at 12:31:54 AM
Hope you're headed for a great weekend. We are going to be working through it ourselves -- we've got a PARIS 2119 artbook to finish up! We've got almost all of the guest pieces in, just waiting on one or two print-rez files, but check out these sneak peeks...!
The sketchbook is laid out and once the artbook is done (hopefully this weekend), both will go to press. Still aiming to have everything collected for fulfillment by Nov.1! Will keep you posted!
But in the meantime...
GET READY FOR OUR NEXT KICKSTARTER LAUNCHING TUESDAY!
Yes, we are launching our next Kickstarter campaign NEXT TUESDAY, this time for a beautiful dark fantasy hardcover graphic novel in a classic Nordic/LOTR tradition: WAHCOMMO, illustrated by the phenomenal LUIS NCT!
When we saw this book at the Astiberri booth in Angouleme this past January, it immediately shot to the top of our acquisition wishlist, and we raced to get the rights signed.
And to make this project even more exciting, we're absolutely over the moon to have gotten one of our most favorite artists ever, the multiple-award-winning co-creator of one of our favorite Eisner-nominated comics, ISOLA, to provide a campaign exclusive variant cover for the book: KARL KERSCHL!
In fact, we are so excited by Karl's cover art that we are giving away a FREE LINEN CARDSTOCK PRINT of his cover art to every backer who pre-registers their promise to pledge on our landing page at www.wahcommo.com!
Just visit that site, enter your email address, and when we see your pledge come in during the campaign, we'll mark you down to receive one of these beautiful pieces! (This is similar to our pre-registration offer for the Peach Momoko print for ASTER... if you missed that one, here's your chance to get in on this one!)
Visit the pre-reg landing page for more art and preview material, then also visit the pre-launch page on Kickstarter to be notified when it goes live on TUESDAY OCT. 20th at 10am CST!
But... another Kickstarter? So soon?
Yes. And these days, in this market and economy, you can't really blame us... :)
Kickstarter has proven to be a fantastic way to bring premium quality content to you, a very discerning and supportive audience, directly, with the built in ability to offer so much more for your support. You really have nothing to worry about as far as ASTER is concerned -- production is well-in-hand and sailing smoothly toward our planned shipping schedule. We're not going to disappear on you -- this is what we do, and have done for several years and multiple other campaigns so far! We love Kickstarter and the people we meet here. And as different as each project may be from the last, we think there is an underlying similarity that will hopefully appeal to everyone who has joined us along the way.
Hopefully that will include you on this next one, too! On WAHCOMMO and beyond!