In case any of our Kickstarter backers are following the blog, but aren’t (for whatever reason) getting the updates from Kickstarter, here’s what’s going on with the rewards for Issue 1, and some plans for the upcoming Issue 2 campaign:
Hey folks. Just wanted to let you all know that all of the non-autographed copies of Issue #1 got sent out last week. If you are in the “WERNER HEISENBERG” tier of backers, and haven’t gotten your copy in the mail by the end of the week, it’s probably either because:
A) You live in Belgium, and it’ll take a little longer for your copy to get there
B) You never gave us your address!
If you haven’t filled out the info-request with your address, GO DO IT, so we can send you your reward! And if you don’t fit into either A or B, but your copy still hasn’t shown up by the end of the week, let us know and we’ll try to figure out what went wrong.
Backers in tiers above “WERNER HEISENBERG” still have a little longer to wait, unfortunately. Your comics have been signed by Mike in NYC, and are now en route to Daniel in Montana. After he signs them they’ll make the journey back east to DC to get signed by Oliver, who’ll be mailing out the rest of the rewards. Your comic will not only be signed by all three creators, it will also be extremely well traveled!
In all seriousness, we’re very sorry that this is all taking as long as it has, and we really appreciate everyone’s patience.
In other news, we’ve sent both script and contract for Issue #2 to Daniel, so production on the second issue should be starting up very soon! On top of that, Oliver’s already knocked out a rough draft of the issue #3 script, so there should be a lot less downtime between #2 and #3.
Comic production can get pretty expensive, so stay tuned to Kickstarter, where we’ll likely be starting a campaign to fund Issue #2 very soon. (We probably would have done so already, but it feels like bad form to start a second campaign before all the rewards go out for the first.) The Kickstarter community has been just awesome; we really hope you’ve enjoyed First Law so far, and will be back to support more of the story. We also hope you haven’t been too put off by our delays in getting the rewards out. This has been a learning experience for us, and we can definitely do better next time!
We’ve also got some cool new ideas for rewards for Issue #2, such as swanky “Noreon Labs” branded mad-science lab coats like the ones we were sporting at New York Comic Con (which you can see here).
As always, we’d love your feedback. If you have any neat ideas for Issue #2 rewards, want to tell us your thoughts on the comic, or just want to trade chili recipes, you can reach us via Kickstarter message, email, comment on our blog, or Facebook.