Final address surveys sent
about 20 hours ago
– Mon, Sep 25, 2017 at 09:29:31 AM
Hey gang, great news!
We got the expedited shipment of volume 3 from the printer over the weekend, and so we have books for the Launch Party and for order fulfillment in early October.
I should have taken photos of the pile of books that are now in my basement, BUT I would rather share the photos from the launch party after we have that this week, Saturday, September 30, at Aw Yeah Comics in Skokie, IL.
If you want to stop by and get your orders early, I will have the pins and t-shirts there for pick up. Otherwise, we'll ship out all the orders in early October.
I just sent out the final survey request from BackerKit, so you can confirm where we should send your order. If you have not done so already, PLEASE BE SURE TO FILL IN THE SURVEY BY SEPT 30 or else your order will be delayed.
Thanks again so much for the support, guys, and I can't wait to share this incredible book with you!
An Update on Printing
19 days ago
– Thu, Sep 07, 2017 at 08:38:14 AM
I wanted to give everyone an update on the printing for the Albert the Alien volume 3 books. I have been informed by the printer there is a slight delay in the binding process (due to higher than expected humidity in the region they do the binding, the glue is taking longer than expected to dry).
The printer has informed me they will expedite some copies for the Launch Party on September 30 (so if you want to get your copy early, please definitely show up to AW YEAH COMICS in SKOKIE, IL, from 12-2pm).
I intend to use any leftover copies for order fulfillment until the full order can be shipped. I am hopeful it should only delay us a few weeks, in which case the bulk of the orders will go out in October instead of September.
I apologize for this delay in shipping the books out, and will keep you guys posted on progress as I hear back from the printer.
Thank you so much for your patience and understanding in this small delay, and of course for your support of this project.
Launch Party - Sept 30
about 2 months ago
– Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 11:28:30 AM
We're hosting a launch party for Albert the Alien vol 3 at Aw Yeah Comics in Skokie, IL on September 30 from 12-2pm CST.
If you live in or around the Chicago area and would like to come pick up your Kickstarter items (otherwise, we'll ship them to you...no worries) from Gabe and I live, you can! If you want to swing by and say hi, and hang out - please do!
We'll be doing some workshops for the kids (like "How to Draw an Alien!"), and we'll be hanging out with fans and signing copies of the books for people. Once the party is over, I'll be headed home to start stuffing envelopes and shipping the books out the following week.
Can't wait to see you there!
The book is finished!
4 months ago
– Sun, Jun 04, 2017 at 05:43:41 PM
Hey guys, sorry for the delays in updates. I went silent so I could focus on putting the book together. I have some great news - we have so much bonus content that I don't want to push back to the next book, so we're extending the page count of the book to a full 200 pages!
This is going to include the full adventure, and about 50 pages of bonus stories from guest artists. Unlike previous volumes of Albert the Alien, we have a full 150 page adventure - which is how large the previous books have been.
I know extending the book to 200 pages was a stretch goal we didn't hit, but hey - I don't think anyone would be opposed to more content, and I'm working with the printer to minimize the cost difference (which I will absorb).
Next steps: we share the files with the printer, who will check them (we call this QA, or Quality Assurance). Once they green light the files, they will send to the printer in Taiwan, who will print and ship the thing back to us.
More announcements coming soon!
The pins have arrived!
6 months ago
– Sun, Mar 26, 2017 at 12:06:12 PM
I had wanted to post an update about this while the campaign was live, but unfortunately we started the pin-making process a little too late for that. But, I'm happy to announce our Kickstarter-exclusive pins have arrived in the mail!
These 1.25 inch enamil pins were available during the campaign, and will also be available for pre-order during the BackerKit survey we're going to be sending out in the next week. If you missed out on this awesome reward, but would like to get one, they will be available for $10.