We revealed the deluxe bookplate in our latest update. This is a special one-of-a-kind bonus going to any backer who grabs all nine hardcovers. Behold!
Click that guy for more details, a process post, and a lot of needless ranting.
Meanwhile. You pushed us over $120k. Jerks! Now I've got even more work to do because we're committed to delivering an all-new volume of Real Science Adventures about the early days of The Flying She-Devils of the Pacific.
It won't be an origin story. That's boring. They found each other. It will be the story of their first big heist/caper. Similarly, The Deadly Art of Science wasn't Robo's origin either, but it was his first big adventure. And we all got a kick out of that.
What's next? Let's take a look!
Why do I keep agreeing to stretch goals that make me work more and give away our books? I must be an idiot. Punish me with dollars.
Lastly, our good friend, Phil "Yelling Guest Star" Broughton, is selling more of his weird super coffee. That alone isn't newsworthy, but he's added to the pile of Atomic Robo branded weird super coffee with Dr. Dinosaur.
The first page of our second mini-prologue starts today. It stars a gal you've seen before. So, yes, that means our first mini-prologue concluded over the weekend because we're crazy enough to update seven days a week now. Maybe you missed a page, I dunno, so start at the beginning just in case.
The Kickstarter is still forging ahead. We've got some cool reveals for you today.
I'd like to reveal the first of our guest postcards. These are included in a bunch of our reward tiers as free bonuses because we love you(r money).
And we revealed the $120,000 stretch goal: a new volume of Real Science Adventures. Ninety-six pages, probably starring The Flying She-Devils of the Pacific. All backers will get it in PDF. Don't worry, the rest of you slobs will get to read it online eventually.
You've got until next Thursday, June 5th to get on that action.
Scott did us the favor of talking through the design process behind the new cover for Dogs of War.
Now that you've cracked the $100k barrier, there's a stack of great stretch goals looming ahead. But for right now, we're staring down the barrel of $110k. At that level, all physical orders are getting another sticker and we'll put two more SECRET FILES OF DR. DINOSAUR in every single volume. That brings it up to six pages per book for a total of fifty-four pages of total sanity.
Crap. I gotta start writing these things!
Damn you. Damn you all.
And we're off!
Atomic Robo and the Ring of Fire started yesterday. We went back and forth on what our new update schedule should be, and here's how it breaks down.
Three pages a week was too slow. It'd take, like, 8 or 9 months for us to publish a single volume online. No fun. Four pages per week would quickly overtake our production and we'd have to go on regular hiatuses to catch up. Lame. So, we settled on half a page seven days a week. At 3.5 pages per week, you'll get a full volume faster, but it won't be so fast that we have to hit Scott any harder than we already do to keep up.
Hey. Let's talk about that Kickstarter. First, you guys have already destroyed a bunch of stretch goals.
You're getting heavier/gooder paper.
You're getting fancy end sheets and each volume is getting two extra SECRET FILES OF DR. DINOSAUR.
You're getting 100 copies donated to libraries (my favorite).
You're getting stickers and each volume is getting two more SECRET FILES OF DR. DINOSAUR.
Next up at $100k: super rad embossed covers and blueprint wallpapers for sci-fi crazy stuff from the pages of Atomic Robo.
So, here we are.
The entire Atomic Robo back catalog is online for free. This week we've been uploading our first online debut, The Trial of Atomic Robo. Next week we're moving on to the first volume to debut online, Atomic Robo and the Ring of Fire.
To celebrate, we're bringing all nine volumes back into print. As hardcovers. And we're adding all-new bonus content to each of those volumes -- THE SECRET FILES OF DR. DINOSAUR!
Check out our Kickstarter campaign for all the details!