I encourage you to please share it with everyone you can. Thank you soooooOOOOOoooo much in advance! :)
Love you all!
I encourage you to please share it with everyone you can. Thank you soooooOOOOOoooo much in advance! :)
Love you all!
I’m going to be at ECCC on March 28-30th! Come by and say hi and grab a free poster of reMIND and Sithrah! I will have copies of Unnatural Talent, reMIND Vol.1 and Vol.2 as well as some collectors boxsets. T-shirts, prints, postcards, original art from my books and some old dumb comic too. :) Hopefully I will see you there!
Hi Ya’ll. This weekend (Saturday) I will be on a panel to discuss making money with webcomics at Gallery Nucleus. At this point it will be Ethan Nicolle of Axe Cop and myself and we are trying to lock in the third guest still. It is a $80 cover charge and lasts from 1PM to 5PM. Plus, both Ethan and I have each agreed to give away a free signed book to anyone who buys a ticket. :)
There will be a free signing for the public after the panel is finished too.
Here is the details: http://www.gallerynucleus.com/event/419
Please help us spread the word! Hopefully I will see you there.
Many of you know that I started MakingComics.com a few years back with big dreams of it becoming the ultimate free making comics resource online. Then I started the Making Comics Podcast where I talked to a bunch of amazing talented artists and writers of comics. This was super fun and rewarding but the weight of creating and managing all the content got overwhelming when accompanied with finishing reMIND and keeping it on track.
I didn’t know what to do so I stopped.
Then I met Patrick Yurick when he invited me to be on a panel discussion and I saw his passion and drive for teaching people to make comics. He also had a great track record and loads of experience with non-profit companies. I approached him about taking over MakingComics.com several month back and the results have been astounding. Patrick has since put together an amazing team of passionate people (that keeps growing by the day) and behind the scenes they have been planning a massive site relaunch for January 1st. There will be regular podcasts, panel discussions, tutorials, articles, and even free online live classrooms to join and learn from. The vision for MakingComics.com has now dwarfed my original vision and I’m excited to see what happens after it launches in the new year. It’s hard to explain just how much they are doing but to help give you an idea, here is a quick preview discussion that we had last night talking about some of the things you can expect to see in January when the site relaunches.
Here is a teaser trailer for the new Making Comics Podcast.
Please, mark your calendars. January 1st, the new doors will open and I hope you are as excited as I am to see what cones from this.
Along the same lines, I have finally finished my How-to book about self-publishing comics. You can now order it on Amazon and within a matter of days you will be able to download it for Kindle too if you want. This book is a nicely packaged collection of everything I learned while making reMIND and trying to sell it. There are chapters on making money, fundraising on Kickstarter, growing your audience, distribution and so much more. Pretty much every question I get asked is answered in this book so please check it out and get copies for your friends who are trying to make comics. If you order it now, you can give it as a Christmas present! :)
So I’m trying something new today. I put some original reMIND art from Volume 2 on Ebay to see if there is anyone who wants it. It also comes with the sketched version too. The starting bid is 99 cents. Now that’s cheap! You can bit on it here:
Here is the page it’s from:
If this works well then expect me to do lots more. :)
See you next week!
I don’t usually bring up world events on this blog but I just can’t help myself. This is just too big to ignore.
So we all know about the current war going on in Syria and Damascus (the capital of Syria) right? You have probably been hearing about all the drama between Israel, Russia, China and the US and everyone else right?
Well, have you ever read Isaiah 17? (written 2700 years ago) If not then check this out! And if you’re not interested in the Bible just hear me out because this is kinda crazy. Could this be talking about what is happening right now?:
1 This message came to me concerning Damascus: (the capital of Syria)“Look, the city of Damascus will disappear!It will become a heap of ruins.2 The towns of ruins* will be deserted. (*Aroer = ruins)Flocks will graze in the streets and lie down undisturbed,with no one to chase them away.
3 The fortified towns of Ephraim will also be destroyed,and the royal power of Damascus will end.All that remains of Syriawill share the fate of Israel’s departed glory,” (referring to a Lost Tribes of Israel)declares the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.4 “In that day Ephraim’s glory will grow dim;its robust body will waste away.5 The whole land will look like a grainfieldafter the harvesters have gathered the grain.It will be desolate,like the fields in the valley of Rephaim after the harvest.
6 Only a few of its people will be left,like stray olives left on a tree after the harvest.Only two or three remain in the highest branches,four or five scattered here and there on the limbs,”declares the Lord, the God of Israel.
7 Then at last the people will look to their Creatorand turn their eyes to the Holy One of Israel.8 They will no longer look to their idols for helpor worship what their own hands have made.They will never again bow down to their Asherah polesor worship at the pagan shrines they have built.9 Their largest cities will be like a deserted forest,like the land the Hivites and Amorites abandonedwhen the Israelites came here so long ago.It will be utterly desolate.
10 You have forgotten God your Savior;you have not remembered the Rock, your fortress.Therefore, though you set out the finest plantsand plant imported vines,11 though on the day you set them out,you make them grow, and on the morning when you plant them,you bring them to bud,yet the harvest will be as nothing in the day of disease and incurable pain.
12 Listen! The armies of many nationsroar like the roaring of the sea.Hear the thunder of the mighty forcesas they rush forward like thundering waves.13 But though they thunder like breakers on a beach,God will silence them, and they will run away.They will flee like chaff scattered by the wind,like a tumbleweed whirling before a storm.14 In the evening Israel waits in terror,but by dawn its enemies are dead.This is the just reward of those who plunder us,a fitting end for those who destroy us.
I know, I know. This is totally out of place on this blog. Well, where else was I supposed to put it. :)
(P.S. If you comment, please be nice. I know how heated this stuff can get.)
If you are in the Phoenix area, come say hi to me at the Phoenix Comicon happening now! I’m in booth 448 under my publishing name Coffee Table Comics! Here’s a map:
I believe I’ll be on a few panels about Kickstarter too so swing on by and lets hang out. Hopefully I’ll see you there!
Hey everyone! So I have been toying with Youtube lately and I think it’s going to replace my future blogging especially once reMIND is over. Here is my first Vlog! Check it out and subscribe to my channel if you will. My channel is called BrubakerMotion and I’ll probably be putting my future episodes of Making Comics on here as well. Oh yeah, and please share this with EVERYONE!
I’m happy to say that we are at the tail end of shipping out all the Kickstarter orders now. By my rough estimate, we have about 200 orders left and most of those are higher tiers or custom orders. I never in my wildest dreams thought it would be this much work and at times it was paralyzing to walk in my garage and see 3000 books on shelves and no idea how I could get them all out by the end of April. If it wasn’t for friends suggesting shipping parties and hiring helpers then I would be lost in a downward spiral of panic and cold sweats. But even more so, everyone who has come forward to lend me helpful hands and their time, I am truly indebted to and grateful for. I wouldn’t be even close without everyone who helped at the shipping parties. And I want to especially thank Edmond, who has been coming almost every week night to help me pack special orders.
To give you a little window into the process, a friend of mine, who happens to have a Youtube channel, came over to film this last Saturday while we were having a packing party and he caught it all on camera. Soon he will edit a sweet little interview / 5 minute documentary on this project in which I’ll post a link here in a few weeks once it’s online.
But in the meantime, he sent me a bunch of pictures he took while there.
In total I drew about 700 sketches of Victuals that day. I’ve never broken a sweat while drawing before. :)
Even though we mostly look serious in these photos, I assure you, the mood was light and happy and everyone got along great. I think I have some of the best support in the world! :) We packed and shipped about 330 orders this Saturday! That’s amazing if you ask me. It took 3 cars to get it all to the Post Office on Monday.
Thank you to everyone that showed up to help on Saturday: John, Becky, Snowden, Casey, David, Imron, Philip, and Jules (who happens to have a few webcomics of her own here and here.) Serious guys, when all these books are out, we are all going to go have drinks. :)
Almost every night I’ve been printing out postage and helping Edmond pack a few orders. And then in the morning of almost each weekday, I load up my trunk and back seat with boxes and take them to the post office. This was today:
Here it all is filling a post office cart. By now I am friends with all the postal workers and they just let me drive up to the back of the post office and load up a cart myself and push it inside (before the post office even opens to the public). I feel special. :)
Just so you know, this is about $2000 worth of international postage. It’s crazy!
Now, if you ordered prints or original art then your books will probably come first and then your prints will come at a later date once I get all the books out. Also, I’m finally starting to think about that 100k stretch goal of the Making Of book. I’ll probably be able to start assembling the artwork in May and I’ll probably end up making it slightly lighter than reMIND to help lower the crazy shipping costs (which have all increased since my campaign ended.) Anyway, I’m committed to getting all the rewards out in a reasonable time and from the looks of it, we are close.
Thanks again for all your patience.
Oh yeah, if you haven’t sent me your survey answers from a long time ago or if you are international and haven’t paid for international shipping then I will not be sending your order. I have no way of knowing where to send your books without your completed survey. And international shipping is VERY expensive.
That’s it for now! See you soon!
Thank you John, Becky, Jessica, Casey and Imron! You guys are cool people!
The first packing party went off with a bang! It’s hard for me to express how grateful to you guys who were able to show up and spend your Saturday with me to help. You guys were all so pleasant to work with and it was a great atmosphere! I hope my stress levels didn’t affect anyone too much.
In total we packed 469 books and 270 packages!
That is huge! It would have taken me about 10 Saturdays to accomplish that by myself. haha. Now I realize just how big of a job this whole thing is and it looks like it’s going to take another 3 or 4 packing parties to get everything finished. I am scheduling another packing party on the 9th of March and so if anyone else wants to join in then please send me an email and I’ll add you to my list. Here are a few pictures when we first started and then a few more of all the books that were packed.
For those of you wondering, were able to pack most of the $50 tier rewards and half of the $25 tier rewards. (US only) So within a week some of you just might have a surprise at your doorstep. Thanks again for checking in and we will see you soon!
PS. I’ll be posting the next spread tomorrow (Tuesday) instead of today. Sorry for being late.
See you soon!
Hey all! Happy Valentines Day! Completely unrelated to reMIND, here is a stuffed caterpillar that I made for my wife for Valentines this year.
Now, back to reMIND stuff. Here are pictures of the postcards that all my backers will be getting with their books. I think they turned out great.
Shipping Party this Saturday!
If any of you live close to North Hollywood, I’ll be having a small shipping party this Saturday to try to burn through a bunch of my Kickstarter orders. So far I have about 5 people helping but I wanted to throw it out there that if anyone is local and interested in hanging out and helping then I’d love all the help I can get. Send me an email if you really really really want to help and I’ll give you specifics.
Thanks again for all your support and see you soon!
Today I received a package from my printer. Inside were some goodies. Here is what I found.
This is the cover proof with cloth binding. It looks beautiful too! I am always worried about how the image will line up with the cloth and logo and stuff but once again, Chris Kosek did a great job making sure all the files worked together and the end result is amazing.
Above, it is folded like a book. There is a slight morie pattern on the cloth in this picture so just ignore that. Below are the fake Volumes inside the new slipcase! I need to make a note for the printer to make sure the size of the new printings exactly match the first printing. You can see here that the new printing (Volume 2) is slightly taller than the first printing of Volume 1.
Below is the slipcase that Christopher Kosek designed. It’s nice and subtle and super cool looking. I really compliments the books well. It’s hard to see in the pictures but the log is just a spot gloss. It’s not printed on the art but you can easily see it because it’s the only shiny part of the slipcase.
Here is the other side.
It looks sooooooo good I almost peed my pants.
If you like this slipcase but didn’t pledge on my Kickstarter, but you really want one, then you should join my mailing list becasue I will only sell them on my website for a super limited time early next year. I’ll also be selling them at a few conventions while they last. I ended up printing 1000 slipcases but about 800 are already pre-sold. You can join my mailing list to be notified when I announce a pre-order here: http://www.remindblog.com/subscribe/
That’s it for now. See you soon!
Things are moving along smoothly with the printing of reMIND Vol 1, Vol 2 and slipcase. I received that proofs about midway through last week and made my small notes and sent everything back. There was only the new cover of Volume 1 that was missing so I’m waiting for that still. We are still on schedule for me to get the books at the end of January too. Here are some pictures I snapped of some of the proofs.
Here are the digital proofs. This is what I look at to make sure the color looks exactly right. These digital proofs are what the printer people will try to match the final colors too. So if these are off then they will be trying to match to off colors. These turned out perfectly though. :)
Next were the Ozalid Proofs. These are to make sure everything is cropped right and the pages are in the correct order. Usually ozalid’s a very ugly with horrible color but for some reason this time, they looked great.
Here you can see how they are made out of signatures, as they call it. A signature is pretty much just like a comic book. Each signature is printed on one sheet of paper and folded over and over and trimmed until it looks like this little booklet. These signatures are stapled but the book itself will be sewn. In this closeup you can see a little number for each signature so the binder will know they have the signatures in the correct order. This is the Ozalid for Volume 2.
Next are the Wet Proofs. These are actually printed on the printing press and they are trying to match the colors to the digital proofs above. In this case they were pretty close but some of the yellows had a slight green hue so I made a note to adjust it. Other than that the Wet Proofs were spot on. You will notice that the wet proofs are all cropped sloppy because it doesn’t matter.
There were also Wet Proofs for the cover. A glossy and unfinished version. I approved the glossy version. The left side is what the back cover will look like.
Here is a picture of almost everything, minus the slipcase proof and Volume 1 proofs.
That’s it for now! We are getting so close I can feel it.
In other news, reMIND Volume 1 made it onto a state reading list for Arkansas! I don’t know how it happened but I am honored that any state would entrust their children to read reMIND. :) Thanks again for all your support!
I came home from work today and I had a nice shiny package waiting for me from my printer! Book dummies! Yay!
So what is a Dummy? It depends on who you are talking about. Kidding. A dummy is a blank book that has the correct paper, trim, and binding. It’s exactly what your book should look like but without anything printed on or in it. I also got a dummy slipcase which looks great too.
Volume 2 is slightly thicker than Volume 1. Above is a close up of the binding.
For those of you who are wondering, Volume 1 is EXACTLY the same size as the first printing. I tested it out by slipping a first printing of Volume 1 into the slipcase along side the dummy for Volume 2 and it looks seamless together. I gotta say, this thing actually feels like a collectors item now. I think everyone who ordered the box set will be very pleased.
Here’s one last picture of the back of the slipcase.
Oh yeah, and look at one more thing:
Everything is pretty much finished now. I’m just in proofread mode. A bunch of my friends and family are reading it all as we speak, giving me notes or pointing out any mistakes they can find. Soooo close!
See you soon,
Here is the new progress chart!
Actually the lettering still has a few pages but I got excited about blocked it out because I’m letting my editor take a stab at some of the missing dialogue. Even so, it’s an amazing feeling to be finished with all the artwork for this book now. No, serious. In fact it’s kinda hard to explain really. Let me try.
With the brunt of reMIND finished I’ve been spending my free time these last few days cleaning the massive piles of paper and random stuff that have been collecting on every surface in my studio for the last 2 years. I never felt like I had time to do anything but work on the book since I made a tight deadline for myself. After the first printing ran out of stock I just kinda went into obsessive mode to get things finished. My wife would want me to clean up piles of junk around my desk but I would instantly get overwhelmed because I knew it would take 2 weeks to organize and clean and I wouldn’t be making progress on the book. But now that I have time I find myself in a curious situation.
I just started digging through piles of artwork. Bills. Scraps of papers and letters. Things that need to be tossed. Things that were thrown aside in a rush and then buried. I’m finding memories from the last 5 years of working on reMIND in it’s various forms and it’s starting to feel kinda strange. The closest thing I can compare it to is digging through someone’s house after they passed away. It’s sounds kinda morbid but it’s not really. Don’t misunderstand, I don’t consider reMIND dead in any way, in fact now is when its life will truly begin. But the time that it was being created has passed on and now it will always just be a memory of the journey. Finding old art is like finding old photographs. And now it’s time to start packing those memories away and organizing it as best as I can so I can finally move on. It’s kinda sad but it’s also a relief.
I really am excited to see reMIND venture out into the world on its own as a complete story finally. I’m even more excited to start working on some new projects. I clearly remember the time that I decided not to touch any other personal projects until I finished reMIND to ensure that I actually finished it.
Okay, enough of my long, strange, state-of-mind ramblings. Plus I need to start packing for New York Comic-Con! If you see me wondering around I’ll probably have a complete copy of reMIND 2 on hand. ;)
As I write this, the reMIND Kickstarter has 7 hours left before it closes. 7 HOURS! Also we are about $1500 away from hitting $100,000 and unlocking the Hardcover “Making Of reMIND” book!
LOOK AT THE CHART NOW! SOOOO CLOSE! (it’s already out of date)
We are so close to that 100k goal that I am going to open up the option RIGHT NOW to add $25 to any reward tier (under $75) to have the Making Of book added to your reward. If you have selected a $75 tier or higher then you will automatically be getting a “Making Of” book when we cross 100k. Unfortunately when I came up with this 100k goal idea, I didn’t factor in the extra shipping costs because I realize now that I will be sending the “Making Of” books at a later date. So what I hate asking, but feel I must, is if you are an international backer who will be getting a “Making Of” book, would you be able to add an additional $10 to your shipping? ( I can feel the frustration welling up inside of everyone as I type) If you are in the US, It would be helpful if you could add at least $5 extra for shipping for the Making Of book. If you simply hate the idea of adding money for an extra book then I will not force you though. :)
There is also the option to forfeit the Making Of book if you really don’t want it. This will save me lots of production and shipping costs for your copy if you are not interested. Then I can sell it at a convention or something. So for those of you who simply want what you pledged for and nothing else, then please just tell me in the survey that I send out in a few months.
Just so you can see what I am thinking for this book, here are some spreads I assembled a few years ago when I first started thinking about doing something like this. I’ll add a little more text and show as many stages of the progress from initial ideas to animation to layouts to coloring tutorials (I think). Check it out:
Last night I added 20 more $75 Box Set slots and they were all eaten up in a few hours so this morning I added another 30 slots. It looks like they are going fast again so grab one quick if you want one.
I have been getting a few questions about the T-shirt designs so I might as well give you more info before this thing closes. I have 2 shirts. The gray one with the cover of Volume 1 on the front was printed about 2 years ago and it is the shirt that I usually take around to conventions to sell. Here is a close up of the front and back.
The new design that I am making for this Kickstarter campaign is this blue shirt below with Victuals in his robot suit. So far this shirt has not been printed because I am just waiting to tally up all the sizes for this campaign and then I’ll place my order.
Once again, if you want to add any of these shirts to your pledge then first refer to the chart on the home page to see if you are eligible. If you are interested in the hoodie then here is a picture of that. There is nothing printed on the back.
The Hoodie is kinda an inside joke for the die hard reMIND fans. There is a scene in the book where a bubble watcher is wearing this hoodie and several of my readers asked if I would make it. Once again, check the chart to see if you can add one of these if you want one.
Well, I hate to say it but this will probably be my last update before this campaign closes. You have all been a wonderful group and the comments section of this campaign is off the charts! I love it! I have a lot of you to thank for your help in keeping the momentum alive for this campaign too. I’ll get to that in my next post after everything is done. :)
Keep in mind that even though this campaign is closing today, I’ll still be giving you updates as I make progress on everything. The updates will probably drop to once a week and then once a month but I’ll try to keep you informed as best I can.
Thanks again for all your support in this crazy dream! Now lets hit that $100,000 ULTIMATE goal and close this thing down in style!
Love you all!
We have 32 hours left on the reMIND V2 Kickstarter as I write this. We are at around $93k! I can just hardly believe how much support and enthusiasm there is for this. Just one year ago I recorded a podcast saying that I didn’t think a solo-no-name-artist/writer could raise 100k for a comic on Kickstarter but here we are just a few thousand away.
As I write this, reMIND is officially in the top 10 most funded Kickstarter projects for comics. And when I look at the comics in the top 10 I notice that it’s the third most funded original graphic novel of all time right behind Sullivan’s Sluggers’ ($97k) and Fairy Quest ($95k). Everything else is either an anthology, art book, marketing campaign, or paying for something that isn’t a comic at all (like to replace the advertising on Penny Arcade). So, I’m going to put a new goal at $97,627 which would make reMIND the MOST funded original graphic novel on Kickstarter. :)
The biggest question I get at this point is about how to get the Making Of book if you weren’t able to get a $75 or higher pledge. It has been a hard question to answer because until we hit 100k I didn’t want to make any offers. But I think I have a solution.
IF we hit 100k before this campaign closes… anyone under a $75 tier level can add $25 to their pledge to get a “Making Of” book. But just remember, the “Making Of” book is still miles from completion and it will not be sent with everything else in your package. IF we hit 100k and you miss your chance to add $25 to your pledge then I will offer you another chance to add it to your order through Paypal after the fact. So don’t worry, IF we get to 100k then you will have plenty of chances to lock in a Making Of book if you want one. How does that sound? The only down side is if you are international and you have added money for the Making Of book then you will have to add shipping again. Sorry.
There is no real release date set for this Making Of book, only that I was planning on working on it after I finished the story of reMIND.
The second most asked question I get now is if you can add $25 to your pledge and get an additional copy of reMIND Volume 1 or 2. The answer is yes. Just remember to increase your postage if needed to ship more than one book. And remember that it will be your responsibility to tell me what the extra money is for when I send out the survey to collect your information. But seriously, you can add as many books as you want. I would love it! :)
I had an art contest for reMIND Volume 2 last month and I received 44 amazing submissions. I opened up voting on my site last week to narrow it down to the top 3. Then it was my job to decide which of the top 3 would be included in the book and win $150. It was a hard decision but I think I have finally made up my mind. The winner is…
I was happy to see this one got a ton of votes because every time I looked at it I would smile as I scanned all the details of the image. I get a kick out of seeing what each character is thinking about. Plus, it’s one of my wife’s favorites too. :) So, congratulations Christopher! Your pinup will be printed in reMIND Volume 2 and you win $150!
Second place goes to Don Garvey & Mike Connelly who did an amazing looking piece as well which had more votes than anyone by a landslide!
Third place goes to Bradley Smith who also had a ton of votes with his great looking piece.
Thanks again to all the artists who submitted.
The number of days on the reMIND Kickstarter has switched to hours! This means we are officially in the home stretch. So, instead of announcing something new that will only complicate everything, I think I need to address some common existing questions. But first, the progress chart:
Many have asked what I plan on doing after reMIND and how to find out about it. The best way is to join my mailing list. I only send to this list when I have something new coming out or if I launch something like this Kickstarter or a pre-order. If you do join my list, please put email@example.com into your email program as a trusted source so my emails don’t accidentally go into your spam folder. Click this link to join it.
Fill out your name, email and submit it and you will be notified when I start something new! :)
Now that we are almost finished with this campaign I want to remind you that if you are outside of the USA then you will need to add the appropriate shipping to your pledge. This does not automatically happen when the campaign closes. You need to do this manually. But don’t worry it’s easy, just login to Kickstarter. Right under where it says how many hours are left to go you should see a big blue button that says, “Manage Your Pledge”. Click that button and then where it says, “Pledge amount”, you will need to add the appropriate shipping(if you are outside of the U.S.A.). If you don’t do this then I will not be able to send you your book(s) until I get additional funds to help cover some of the shipping. If the campaign closes and I still need shipping money from you then I’ll send you an email with my paypal info to pay what is needed. Here’s the shipping chart again:
I know that you are savvy though, after all, you ARE using Kickstarter so I’m pretty sure you have this all under control but I figured I’d just make sure.
Oh yeah, one more thing, if you selected one of the tiers that has one book & a slipcase, then you will need to pay for the higher shipping charge because the slipcase will be the size of 2 books and I will have to use a bigger box and more packing. Sorry.
I know many of you have added lots of stuff to your pledge like books, prints and shirts. If you have then PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE remember to write it down somewhere safe because it will be YOUR JOB to tell me what you donated the extra money for when I send out my survey to collect your information. This survey will not be sent out until after the campaign closes, and in some cases, it won’t be send out until early next year. So once again, it would be a good idea to make a note of this somewhere so you remember what you gave me money for. (if you added money for something specific)
Messaging me will not remind we what your money is for because it will just get lost in the messaging system here. The survey will be the only way to make sure you get the extras you paid for otherwise I will just assume you gave me extra money just to be super nice. :) I hope that is clear enough.
I know that many of you were pushing hard to get that hardcover unlocked and I am grateful for your help. Even if we don’t reach that 100k goal, I want you to know that I am still planning on making the hardcover book at some point. Everyone who backed this project will be the first to know and I’ll be more than happy to give you a big fat discount if you want it.
On top of that, I have a “How-to” book that I have been writing over the last 3 years. It’s around 200 pages long and it will probably be the next thing I launch a Kickstarter for. I have been asked countless times if I would write a book about making and self-publishing comics and as soon as I finish reMIND, I will put in a few months to finish it next. Once again, join my mailing list if this is something you’re interested in. Mailing List.
Thanks again for making this crazy dream so much more crazy! Crazy is a good way.
See you tomorrow!
I’ve been putting off releasing reMIND as a digital download for a long time mainly because I don’t have an iPad and so I have never had the desire to see it on one. reMIND has always been a book for print first and foremost. That’s not to say I am against a digital version though. So one day John Roberts, the Co-Founder of ComiXology, approached me about my future plans for reMIND. I knew about ComiXology but never pursued them because they were for mainstream comics (Marvel, DC and Image) and I never thought they would even consider listing reMIND next to The Walking Dead and Batman.
Later, John and I talked at the San Diego Comic-Con and I told him that I was about to launch a new Kickstarter for Volume 2. He offered to put reMIND on Comixology and offer it for free as a download to all my backers. I said yes. Now I happily announce that reMIND Volume 1 and 2 will be exclusively on ComiXology as a digital download. Not only that, if you back reMIND on Kickstarter then you will be given a free download of the book you selected.
The best part about this is you will be able to get this ComiXology download months before the book actually comes out so if you are eager to see how reMIND ends, ComiXology readers will be the first ones to see it. We don’t have an official release date yet but I’ll let you know as we get closer. Here is a quick word from ComiXology:
All Kickstarter backers at $25 or more will be gifted a copy of the book they selected for free on comiXology – the revolutionary digital comics platform.
That means if you have an iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire or access to the web – and if you are reading this than you do – you will be able to read reMIND in comiXology’s patent pending Guided View across their entire platform!
There you have it! I know many of you have been asking me about a downloadable version of reMIND and here it finally is. :)
So just for fun I snuck it in my stretch goal chart today at $83k. Blam-o! UNLOCKED!
And just for clarity, here is an updated version of the “What-am-I-Getting-and-can-I-add-Stuff-to-my-Pledge Chart?” Click to enlarge.
Just so you know, I have been pushing this thing in every way I know how. There’s some good publicity happening now and I have high hopes that things will keep up through the end of this campaign. All my effort is going towards finding new backers now and I know that many of you are doing the same and I greatly appreciate all your effort. Whatever happens, I will make it worth it to you.
Thanks again and I’ll see you on Monday with a new Update!