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Albert the Alien Vol 3: Home Life

Created by Trevor

Albert the Alien Vol 3: Home Life
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94 backers pledged $6,413.00 on Kickstarter

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$6,413.00 / 94 backers
Raised in BackerKit
$120.00 / 89 backers

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Review Albert the Alien vol 3 on Amazon
8 months ago – Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 05:16:01 PM

Happy post-Turkey Day! Now that everyone has gotten their books (and possibly even read them), wanted to ask a favor: would you please Review Albert the Alien vol 3 on amazon?

Reviews on the Amazon platform help boost products to the top of searches, and also inform people on the fence about buying what the product is, and how fans feel about it. Even just a few words helps to go a long way for independent creators like us. 

Please review Albert the Alien today!

Thanks so much, and enjoy the books!

All books have shipped
8 months ago – Tue, Nov 07, 2017 at 10:58:54 AM

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First round of orders are sent
9 months ago – Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 01:45:20 PM

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Fulfillment starting this week
9 months ago – Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 09:54:06 PM

Hi my friends,

Now that I've ...

1) ...I've received the books from the printer (there was a 3-4 week delay, due to binding issues)...
2) ...returned from out-of-state conventions, and...
3) ...recovered from overseas work trips (to Singapore and Thailand)...

...we are finally able to start shipping out orders!

We had a handful of backers come out to NYCC and pick up their orders directly from me at the show. You rock, guys! I hope you enjoy the books!

Digital versions of the books are being e-mailed this week, and this weekend my family and I are carving pumpkins and stuffing envelopes.  

Apologies again for the unexpected delay in receiving the books from the printer, and I appreciate your patience and continued support.  

BOOKS ARE COMING!

At the Gardens by the Bay in Singapore; check out those super trees!
At the Gardens by the Bay in Singapore; check out those super trees!

The work trip was a fun (but always exhausting) trip on a 30+ hour flight to the other side of the world, where the time difference is 14 hours in the future. I had a week filled with day-job related meetings with my teams, including a day trip to Bangkok, Thailand to meet with the team there in person. 

I love visiting that part of the world, but of course am disappointed I wasn't home to prep for shipping the books. However, I will say my wife - such a trooper - was balancing our baby girl AND prepping the backerkit orders into the shipping system. I owe her some ice cream, seriously. I can't appreciate her support enough. 

The table at NYCC was full of books!
The table at NYCC was full of books!

NYCC continues to be the largest comic convention in the USA, and I was volunteering at the Reading with Pictures booth. It was a crazy weekend filled with a lot of people, places, selling, and other great nouns and verbs. 

Four days really takes it out of you, and not being home for this made it challenging to prep for the order fulfillment. I will say, though, the books had only just arrived right before leaving for the con - so there was only so much we would have been able to do anyway. 

More photos and updates are available on my blog, if you're at all interested. 

More updates soon, as we take photos of the fulfillment party this weekend!

Albert the Alien Launch Party!
10 months ago – Tue, Oct 03, 2017 at 05:06:46 PM

The books have arrived!
The books have arrived!

 On Sept 29, I started ripping into boxes of books and prepping for the launch party at Aw Yeah Comics in Skokie, IL (taking place the next day from 12-2pm). After several hours of ripping into packaging, cutting through tape, and blu-ray special features keeping me company in the background, I finally had the books ready. And also, some raw fingers... :P

Gabe and Trevor set up for the event
Gabe and Trevor set up for the event

Set up was quick, and we had a nice table in front so the kids could see us work and also so they could get drawing. Plus, we did a workshop around 12:30pm, where the kids got to help us design some alien characters of our own. 

Gabo gets started on signing
Gabo gets started on signing

Never a slacker, Gabe got straight to work on signing and sketching in books for the Kickstarter, and for the launch party. We had hundreds to sign, and he breezed through them with finesse. 

Art Baltazar draws with some kids
Art Baltazar draws with some kids

 Art Baltazar, owner of Aw Yeah Comics Skokie, and all around awesome and amazing guy, came in to support the launch party and hang out with the kids. He drew some of his characters (Action Cat, Adventure Bug, Tiny Titans, etc) and also took a stab at drawing our character - Albert the Alien!

Albert the Alien by Art Baltazar
Albert the Alien by Art Baltazar

 Original Art Baltazar drawing of Albert the Alien? Yeah, this is getting framed and put on my wall. :P

Gabo and Trevor by Art Baltazar
Gabo and Trevor by Art Baltazar

 Art is such a nice guy, he even drew portraits of Gabe and I while we gave our workshop. We designed about 4-7 different aliens in the 30 minute workshop, and then let the kids go draw their own aliens. 

Special guest appearance by Jacob Halton
Special guest appearance by Jacob Halton

 One of our contributors to the book, Jacob Halton, also showed up to sign some copies and hang out. A good time was had by all!

Fanart by some kids
Fanart by some kids

 Some folks traveled all the way down from Wisconsin (and some up from Indiana). These kids were so excited for the launch party, and once they saw paper and crayons they started drawing tons of pictures of Albert. 

Here's a shot of Albert hanging out with some of his space buddies - Galactus and Darth Vader!

Gabo art jam with some kids
Gabo art jam with some kids

 Gabe's art jam with some kids produced some very creative creatures, like .EGG, .ZIP, .RAR - and their enemy, Uncompressed Data! The kids immediately started coming up with stories and adventures for this new group of heroes! 

The books are all signed
The books are all signed

 After hours in the store, we finished signing all the books for the Kickstarter orders. Boxing them back up, it felt like we had accomplished so much (and yet, we still need to do the most timely portion: order fulfillment!) 

Gabo and Trevor thank you all!
Gabo and Trevor thank you all!

 Thank you so much to Aw Yeah Comics for hosting this incredible event, to Art and Mike for being gracious hosts, to the amazing and incredible fans that came and participated in our workshop and checked out the book - some for the very first time - and to you, our Kickstarter backers, for your support on this project. 

We'll be making announcements about order fulfillment soon. Books coming at your in October (after NYCC, and my work trip to Singapore)!