Black Mirror meets Blade Runner in this deluxe graphic novel by Zep and Dominique Bertail with exclusive variant cover by Peach Momoko.
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Campaign feedback survey -- share your thoughts (and win an Amazon Gift Card!)
7 months ago
– Wed, Jul 29, 2020 at 04:02:21 AM
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Okay, what's next?
7 months ago
– Sun, Jul 26, 2020 at 01:03:49 AM
After a reasonable amount of celebration and a good night's sleep, we woke up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, ready to tackle the HUGE AMOUNT OF WORK AND COORDINATION NOW REQUIRED TO DELIVER ON THIS FANTASTIC CAMPAIGN. Even after a number of earlier successes under our belts, we nearly forgot how much work it is AFTER a campaign ends...
But we've got our plans in place and expect things to run pretty smoothly to the finish line. No real surprises so far, and nothing seems complicated enough to cause any major hurdles.
So. What's next?
If you're experienced with Kickstarter, you probably already know the drill: They'll start running your credit cards to collect your pledges immediately. In fact, it seems like they've already collected from the vast majority of you! At the moment, only 47 pledges are running into errors processing, and Kickstarter has probably already messaged those backers to please correct their payment information as soon as possible. They'll give everyone 7 days to get it worked out, at which point any payments that continue to fail will be dropped entirely. If you're one of those unfortunate backers... sorry!
But you'll still have a chance to jump back in later, as we'll be launching the Backerkit page next week. It will contain all of your pledge information, all of the add-on items available to supplement your pledge package, and ultimately will be where you will provide shipping information and pay for postage. We're working with our Int'l fulfillment partner now to get our shipping rates figured out shortly. So stay tuned for news on how all of that will roll out sometime next week.
We plan to have the book ready to send to the printer by the end of next week. The coins will start minting next week now that we know how many we'll need. We'll start working with Zep, Dominique, and the team of guest artists on the Art Book right away. There shouldn't be any reason why everything isn't comfortably in our warehouse by the end of October, so we should be comfortably on track to have the majority of your packages delivered by Thanksgiving! (International backers might take a little longer, but we'll see if we can estimate that difference with our UK fulfillment provider too so you can know what to expect.)
We also wish to send everyone a short survey about what brought you to the campaign and your experience as a backer during the campaign itself. This is not the official "backer survey" where you specify your shipping info; that will still come later through Backerkit. This is just some questions we'd love to ask you in order to evaluate what we can do better moving forward with future campaigns. (Yes, there will be future campaigns... relatively soon, in fact...)
As a token of our thanks for filling out this survey, we're offering $.50 in Backerkit credit for everyone who takes the time to reply. Sure, that might not sound like much, but it'll help lower your shipping costs a tad, and that's something, right?
Stay tuned for more news on that interest survey in the next few days.
In the meantime, enjoy your weekend! Stay safe, have fun, and we'll have more to share soon!
7 months ago
– Fri, Jul 24, 2020 at 03:10:16 AM
Wow, what an awesome ride. Thank you for making it possible. We can’t wait to get all this awesome stuff into your hands.
We’re exhausted now so we’ll come back tomorrow with a more information-filled update on what’s next.
Wow. Thank you.
Add-ons: what'll be available and how it's gonna work
7 months ago
– Thu, Jul 23, 2020 at 07:06:26 PM
It's the final 24 hour stretch, and we realize we haven't completely explained our Add-on plans, particularly in light of the many cool stretch goal extras that have been added since the campaign started. Here's the skinny:
We will be offering additional copies of items through Backerket when the campaign is over. There, you can customize your reward package and specify shipping preferences at checkout. (Postage will then be calculated on the total weight of your completed package and you'll be charged for any balance due.)
If you would like additional copies of the book, you can certainly do this by raising your pledge by $25 and messaging us to make note of that extra copy order, or you can simply wait and add it along with any other add-on items offered through Backerkit when we send out the fulfillment surveys.
Each backer will get ONEof each of the four unlocked stretch goal items with their pledge package. This means: 1x sketchbook, 1x coin, 1x artbook, and 1x soundtrack download code. Those free stretch goal items are thank you gifts for your pledge, and not per-copy of the book ordered.(Signed book plates will be provided per-copy, however.) That's like $50 worth of free stuff for all 1000+ of you ($50,000 in free stuff?!), so thank you and you're welcome. :)
You will be able to purchase extra copies of the sketchbook, artbook, and soundtrack through Backerkit. (At the moment, we are not planning to offer extra coins since these are relativelyexpensive andwill be very limited...plus,we have other future plans that will leverage their valueover time... So treasure the one you get! It may be worth even more down the road!)
Extra sketchbooks will be $10 each.
Extra art books will be $15 each.
Extra soundtrack DL codes will be $9 each.
We will also have copies of GHOST MONEY and INFINITY 8 vol.1 hardcovers available to add through Backerkit. Possibly some other things that come up as relevant as time passes as well.
Hope that all makes sense! Feel free to ask Qs!
Last stretch goal met! It's the final 48 hours!
7 months ago
– Thu, Jul 23, 2020 at 04:00:37 PM
Sorry we haven't updated since the "pre-big-stretch goal" days... we hoped we'd make it by closing time, but we made it three days ahead of that! So yep -- everyone's getting a really slick, perfect bound 9x6" landscape artbook with brand new pieces by 8 amazing guest artists! Woot!
So what's next? A tall martini. Not for all of you -- for us when all this is over. This kind of campaign is exhausting! We thought about putting another carrot on a stick for the final push, but frankly... we're doing a lot thanks to all of you! The sketchbook, the coin, the soundtrack, now the art book... we're excited beyond words to deliver all of that alone. Who knows, we may rope in a couple more fantastic guest artists we've been chatting with, but those'll be a nice surprise if/when they happen.
So to summarize, here's what everyone is getting FREE on top of your regular (digital and physical) pledge rewards:
Upgraded paperweight to 140gsm
embossed, foil-stamped logo
6x9" ashcan sketchbook (with Peach Momoko's cover art on the cover)
2" metal collectible coin featuring Peach's art
Original BGM Soundtrack
Perfect-bound 9x6" landscape artbook with awesome guest artists
That's, like $50 worth of bonus stuff for FREE! And all of those extras are limited to just this campaign, so factor in that collectability and you're coming out of this investment pretty far ahead...
As a side note, Magnetic Press has a 'virtual booth' in this week's virtual COMIC-CON@HOME -- check out the show's floor map to see what cool stuff is being offered, or just go to Magnetic's CC@HOME landing page for all the good stuff straight from the tap!