RUNNERS books now on Amazon!

As I mentioned in my last post, the Store here has been updated with the new graphic novel, the expanded sketchbook, prints, character cards, and digital PDF versions of the books. You can also get many of those items signed.

Additionally, Runners Volume 1: Bad Goods and Runners Volume 2: The Big Snow Job (hardcover and paperback) are now available on Amazon! Please help spread the word. And if anyone is willing to post a positive review of either of the books, I would be extremely appreciative. I just listed the new graphic novel yesterday, so as of now, it looks a bit lonely without any reviews. :(

Here are the direct links:

Runners Volume 1: Bad Goods

Runners Volume 2: The Big Snow Job (paperback)

Runners Volume 2: The Big Snow Job (hardcover)

Thanks everyone!!

 

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Kickstarter DONE! Thanks everyone!!

As of a couple week ago, I officially finished sending out all the Kickstarter rewards that I was able to. There were a few people who never got their addresses to me and some who didn’t reply to emails asking for additional info or international shipping, but other than that, everything has gone out at this point! I hope it was worth the wait. It ended up taking a bit longer than I originally planned, but I had decided to tackle everything myself, and that ended up taking quite a bit of time as a one-man operation. By my tally, between copies of Bad Goods and The Big Snow Job, I ended up doing over 755 head sketches!!

Along the way, I apparently forgot to send out the digital version of the Battle Royale Print. While backers over $35 received a free physical print as a Stretch Goal reward, I had also announced that EVERYONE would get the digital version. Oops. I will be correcting that very shortly, so Kickstarter backers, be on the lookout for an update with a link to a higher-res version of the image below.

Runners_BattleRoyale

Finally, I have now updated the Store with both the hardcover and paperback versions of the new graphic novel, as well as some leftover sketchbooks, prints, and character card sets from the Kickstarter project. If you missed anything during the campaign, you can get most of the items now at the Store. You can also now get digital PDF versions of both graphic novels and the sketchbook! Woot!

Thanks everyone for making the Kickstarter campaign such a success. And thanks for all the amazing support, encouragement, and patience during the process!!

 


Kickstarter Inked Illustrations

It’s been a while since my last update here. I tend to do more regular posts on the Runners: The Comic Facebook Fan Page, so “Like” that page to get more regular updates (the link is on the right)!

Since the Kickstarter campaign ended, I’ve been pretty busy working on getting everything done while still doing my regular freelance work. I’m happy to report that at this point, I am just about done with all the fulfillment! Almost all the books, sketchbooks, and prints have now gone out and I am just finishing the last 30 or so items, the inked illustrations.

I recently finished all 20 of the 8.5 x 11″ inked character bust portraits. Here’s what they all look like:

Now it’s on to the 11 x 17″ inked full-body illustrations and that will be it!


Kickstarter Print Selection

With the Kickstarter campaign now officially over, I am now in process of sending out Kickstarter surveys to gather information from backers. For those who have selected rewards with prints, please use the following guide to select which print(s) you would like. You will also be able to specify if you want any of prints A-C signed.

A: Runners: The Big Snow Job Chapter 1 cover

B: Runners: The Big Snow Job Chapter 3 cover

C: Runners: The Big Snow Job graphic novel cover

D: Runners: Bad Goods pinup by David Petersen (Mouse Guard)

E: Runners: The Big Snow Job pinup by David Petersen (Mouse Guard)

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AICN, CBR, and Part-Time Fanboy Coverage!

Runners recently got a bit of coverage online, with an interview, a review, and an hour-long conversation!

First up, I did a really fun interview for Ain’t It Cool News, in which I give a tiny hint about my plans for the “political dynamics” of the series.

I also received a really nice review of the new Runners story on Comic Book Resources! It’s a very positive review with only one (very valid) criticism.

Finally, I had a long talk with Kristian Horn for his great comic podcast, Part-Time Fanboy, where we discuss everything from my work on the Tick and Runners, to the webcomic business model, to my bet with my wife that resulted in her now having to watch Star Trek II. It’s a very fun and very in-depth interview, so if you ever wanted to hear me talk shop for an hour(!), check out the Episode 40 interview!

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