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PROJECT UPDATE
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Jemma Young Studios
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8 days ago

Project Update: Campaign Complete! Survey Info~!

Hi everyone! The campaign is over and we hit our $8,500 stretch goal so the book will now have gold foil on the cover! I am really excited about this and I'm working on editing the design files to add this extra upgrade!Β 

Now that the campaign is over, Backerkit will be charging cards on file. Backerkit has a 2 week period where it will be collecting funds and allow backers to update and fix any payment problems. After those two weeks, I'll be getting those funds to pay for the books! At that point, I will be sending out the surveys where you will fill out your shipping information and pay for shipping and tax and add-on any extra goodies you might want. This survey will also be how you get your digital rewards. You'll also be able to let me know any extra details I might need to fulfill your reward such as what bookmark design you might want or which characters you want drawn on your bookplate or as a sketch. I'll be giving you a heads up for when this survey will go live, but it should hit your inbox early October.

Right now I'm getting ready for Salt Lake FanX, which is next week. If you're planning on attending I'll be at booth 640. After that, I'll finish all edits on the book and submit final files for print October 6th.

During this time, I'll also be doing a mini campaign for this book over on Kickstarter. Back when I was first planning on doing this campaign I set it up on Kickstarter and had a prelaunch page up and going. Unfortunately, I couldn't remove the prelaunch page after I decided to move to Backerkit. As such, there's a number of people who missed out on the campaign because they expected it to launch on Kickstarter. So I'm doing a short 10 day campaign on Kickstarter from September 18th-28th for anyone who missed out on the Backerkit campaign. Any stretch goals bonuses reached on Kickstarter will be added to all Backerkit rewards, so stretch goals will be cumulative!

Thank you all so so much for your support on this project! This would not be happening without you and I am so grateful for your enthusiasm for my work. I have some really exciting things coming down the pipeline and I can't wait to share them with you!
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We're coming up on the end of the ETA for the last update, any news on when our books will finally be shipped?

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PROJECT UPDATE
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Mike Kennedy
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16 days ago

Project Update: The digital Magnetic-Con '23 Annual has been distributed - check your Backerkit today!

Happy Friday, everyone!

So much has been going on lately, and we're embarrassed that it took an extra week to get the digital edition of the Magnetic-Con '23 Annual posted, as promised in the last update... but that has been remedied!

THE MAGNETIC-CON '23 ANNUAL DIGITAL FILE HAS BEEN DISTRIBUTED IN BACKERKIT!

Like the other digital downloads, you will find it in your Backerkit downloads section. The key difference this time is that it is a direct download hosted by Backerkit, so you can grab the file directly from your Backerkit account page (https://magnetic-con-23-book-and-vip-box.backerkit.com/). 😎 If you have any questions or have any problems, please let us know.

This year's book is full of some pretty cool stuff including:
  • A preview of the upcoming TEZUCOMI books, celebrating the works of Osamu Tezuka
  • A spotlight on artist GEORGES BESS and his adaptations of Bram Stoker's DRACULA and Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN
  • A spotlight on the incomparable SERGIO TOPPI and his next book FUTURE PERFECT
  • A feature on LILLY PRIME from the upcoming BLACK BOX CHRONICLES
  • An original comic short "MITCH TAGGART (A BLACK BOX Tale)" illustrated by by Caio Oliveira
  • A feature on our first mini video game "KAT’S ADVENTURE" (Downloadable for FREE on Sept 30th!)
  • A feature on our tabletop game and mini-production at Magnetic Press Play
  • "STEL-EX," a complete original Micro-RPG!
  • CARBON GREY RPG: Listening Post #1 -- new content for our ENnie-nominated RPG CARBON GREYΒ 
  • A preview of THE MIDNIGHT ORDER by Mathieu Bablet
  • A preview of FRONTIER by Guillaume Singelin
  • A preview of NO FUTURE by Jef and Corbeyran
  • A spotlight on author JIM BISHOP and his two awesome upcoming titles, LOST LETTERS and MY DEAR PIERROT
  • A spotlight on ZACH HOWARD and his kickass cover for the book

68 pages of eye candy and brain candy!

The printed version is expected to (finally) reach our warehouse next week, at which point we hope to be able to start shipping everyone's orders. The extra items have been arriving in the meantime, and they look GREAT!


We do swag right... πŸ˜‰

The only hitch I'm hoping we can avoid is the pack of cards that are supposed to be part of the VIP boxes... they were supposed to be delivered by August 31st, then ran a little late to be delivered by today, but there's now some confusion with the carrier about the warehouse address... πŸ˜£πŸ˜“ We're trying desperately to get the post to complete the delivery before it is unceremoniously and unnecessarily returned to sender...

But we're thinking positive! If anything needs to be reevaluated next week, we'll let you know. Our goal is to get all orders out the door in the next couple of weeks, so any delays that would push that target will be addressed sternly.

Next up: Ambassador Points. We'll have those ready for you next week. WE PROMISE!

Thanks again, everyone! We hope you enjoy the Annual!

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PROJECT UPDATE
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Jemma Young Studios
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14 days ago

Project Update: Stretch Goal Unlocked! Final day to vote on the sticker reward.

Hi everyone! We have unlocked our second stretch goal, which will add a free sticker to all physical rewards! The vote on which sticker design this will be will finish in about a day. So if you haven't put in your vote, be sure to do it soon!

For our next stretch goal, it will be to add gold foil to the cover.

We still have a few days left of the campaign, so reaching this goal is still very possible. I am really excited about this one, because this particular book design is great for foil. Here's a little preview of the front and back cover. My hope is to get all the gold part as foil, including around the flowers.

The final design may vary from this, but this should give you a good idea of what you can expect from the book!

Thank you guy so much for your support! Be sure to share out the campaign so we can reach this stretch goal by the end of Friday!
-Jemma
32 votes β€’ Final results
Once we reach this goal, the book will include gold foil on the cover.
Goal: $8,500 reached! β€” We did it! This project reached this goal!
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Jemma Young Studios
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14 days ago
Once we reach this goal, the book will include gold foil on the cover.
Goal: $8,500 reached! β€” We did it! This project reached this goal!
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Jemma Young Studios
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19 days ago
32 votes β€’ Final results
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PROJECT UPDATE
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Jemma Young Studios
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19 days ago

Project Update: Stretch Goal Unlocked! What Should be the Stretch Goal Sticker?

Hi everyone! We've reached our first stretch goal and we are working on our second! Our second stretch goal will be a free sticker for anyone who pledges a physical reward. I have several stickers designs that could be that stretch goal and I don't know which one to pick. So I've decided to let you, the backers, choose which one should be the stretch goal!

I'll be adding a poll shortly where backers will be able to cast their vote! So head over to the Backerkit page before the 12th to help determine which design will be the stretch goal reward!

Also, be sure to share the campaign on social media! Your help is needed to make this campaign as successful as possible. Thank you so much for your support!
-Jemma
Once we reach this goal, everyone pledging a physical reward will get a free sticker!
Goal: $7,000 reached! β€” We did it! This project reached this goal!
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PROJECT UPDATE
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Dren Productions
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20 days ago

Project Update: We've Funded!

Hey all!

Thank you all for coming out and funding our first campaign here on Backerkit. We know that things are a little different here than on Kickstarter, so we just wanted to give this extra thank you to all of you!

So, normally, we could tell you exactly what's going to happen, but this time we're not so sure. Normally we would have gotten congrats emails from Kickstarter and stuff saying how much we've funded, and how much we can expect to be deposited, and when that will happen. But it's been a few hours since the campaign officially ended, and so far we haven't heard a peep from Backerkit.Β 

So, we'll just say this. There will be a pledge manager. That pledge manager will be here on Backerkit, and we can expect that we're going to have that setup sometime before the end of this month. We plan on ordering books sometime in October, and hope and pray to have them out to you before the end of the year. We should get the digital books out to you sometime in October as well. The only thing that's going to slow us down as of right now is that it is convention season, and we are at 4 different conventions in September and October (including NYCC which is really a week-long experience for us), which eats up a bunch of our time that would normally be used in prepping this stuff.Β 

Anyway, keeping you apprised and up to date!Β 

Thank you all again! We truly appreciate you!

STAY AWESOME!!!!
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I was really excited about this, I wanted to give one of these as a Christmas gift to my sister, thinking they would arrive a couple months after.... Maybe I will be able to give it as a gift for this Christmas... Next time I will be smarter and not support spike and just get the PDFs directly from the artists, that way I know the people who deserve it get payed, not someone who badmouths people who don't do what they want like some highschool bully (If you are wondering just Google it like I should have done before boarding this ship)

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PROJECT UPDATE
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Iron Circus Comics
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27 days ago

Project Update: WHAT'S GOING ON? A Wine Ghost Update!

Heya, folks. Spike here, getting everyone up to speed on Wine Ghost Goes to Hell.

Due to an unanticipated personnel turnover at Iron Circus, a lot of things got derailed. a LOT. For months, multiple. And as a result, a lot of the titles we had in production got put on hold.Β 

But I'm pleased to report things are back on track, and the book is due in warehouse in 8-to-10 weeks. From there, we can send it to our fulfillment partners at White Squirrel, and finally, FINALLY get them out to you.

I definitely should have done a better job keeping you folks in the loop, and I apologize for that. For a lot of the last couple of months, we've been arranging things so that a gap like this won't happen again. All I can do is apologize, and hope I haven't burned too many bridges with my radio silence.

I'll be in touch again in a month or so, to confirm what I've typed here.

If you have any questions about the project, please email [email protected].

Thank you again, and apologies again. It's been a weird year.
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