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#414: A Long Time Coming, Part Three

November 13, 2009

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #413: A Long Time Coming, Part Two

We're so close last night, and it's my giveaway, anyway, so I decided to extend the deadline for the Kickstarter project's $10,000 Challenge 'til tonight/Friday at midnight — exactly four weeks (28 days) from the end of the fundraising period!

Currently, I'm already going to give away five sets of the Memento parody mini-posters and buttons — but if we raise just $180 more today, I'll make it ten prize packs — doubling everyone's chances of winning. (Note: my math is bad. That might not be accurate.)

UPDATE: Well, geez, that was fast. Thank you, Mr. Clark. :)

You can still get yourself eligible to win one of the TEN prize backs by pledging before midnight tonight. I will notify the winners over the weekend. The winners have been notified!

A few people have asked me when their cards will be charged, so I wanted to reiterate this here: Your cards will be charged on December 12th at 1AM Eastern or shortly thereafter, when the funding period has ended.

Since we've got 28 days left to raise money (I cannot end it early), I may as well take advantage of that time, so I'm not eating ramen for two months straight!


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I want to take a foray into electronic publishing.

I am looking for a (prose) writer to provide a short story, novella or non-fiction story that I will turn into an iBooks-formatted eBook for sale (in the iBookstore), released under my Chase Sequence publishing imprint. Chase Sequence published Multiplex: There and Back Again, which won the 2014 IBPA Gold Medal for Best Graphic Novel/Drawn Book–Humor/Cartoon, so technically it is an award-winning publisher.

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