Looks like Meela is trying to skip out on her hat debt.
Hey guys, we wanted to give you a little update on the progress of the Volume 2 preorder. We’re doing great on Vol 2 preorders and have successfully reached full funding for it, but we’re still in need of around $6k more to get Volume 1 printed.
This means we need to sell at least 300 more book only options. Less if some people get both books or the add-ons like prints or sketches (which, by the way, will be discontinued once the preorders end!) This seems like a lot, but we know we have a lot of faithful readers. If you enjoy the comic, please please please consider supporting us by ordering a copy. It’s only $20!
For those of you interested in both volumes, we have an update to the “2 book” option: Rather than sending two copies of Vol 2 if we don’t reach funding for Vol 1, we can hold your order until we DO have enough money to get it printed, so you will get both volumes eventually. I say this because even if it takes another 3-4 months (or more), we will continue saving every penny until we can get it printed. If you do not mind a potential wait and would like to help us reach funding for Vol 1, please consider buying both books. If you’ve already purchased one book and want to add the second now, please email us and we’ll get you set up.
Alternatively, if you are low on funds, you can also purchase some of our other cheaper merchandise or even donate. Every dollar helps. If you can’t do that either, please spread the word! That helps too!
On a final note, we noticed a lot of you are having trouble finding the method for adding notes to your order. PayPal kind of hides it, so here is a screengrab of the checkout page with the notes form highlighted:
Use this to tell us which bookmark you want, who you want us to draw if you’re getting sketches, or anything else we might need to know. For those of you who already made your purchase and didn’t give us this information, don’t worry, we’ll be contacting you for it via email when we are ready to ship.
Are you guys ready? We’re finally getting Volume 2 into print! But we need your help!
PLEASE READ, THIS IS IMPORTANT!
In order to offer a better sale price we want to get this volume printed via offset printing rather than print-on-demand. What does this mean? It basically means we order in bulk, thus lowering the cost per book, but increasing the overall cost.
We don’t have the money to fund this ourselves and, like most other webcomics, we could do a Kickstarter, but based on sales of the previous volume we believe that we can cut out the middle man and fund this via preorders alone. That’s right, we believe in you guys!
But that’s not all we need. Volume 1 has recently sold out, and we would love to get that reprinted via the new printer as well. That task may very well need a Kickstarter of its own, but not if we get enough orders for Volume 2. We’re hoping to pre-sell enough books of Volume 2 to fund getting both volumes printed, and thus we are offering special bonuses for the preorder period.
These bonuses will be available ONLY during preorders, so don’t hesitate if you fancy any of them!
- All preorders will come with a free bookmark, your choice of Feral, Meela, Holland or Piper
- The four prints set options include the 4×5 mini prints of Chibi Feral, Meela, Holland and Piper
- Sketched in copies include sketches by both artists. You choose the characters to be drawn
- The 2 book option will include either two copies of Volume 2 or one copy each of Vol. 1 and 2
The 2 book option will include two copies of Volume 2 UNLESS enough orders are made to fund the reprint of Vol. 1, in which case it will include one copy each of Vol. 1 and Vol. 2. You may choose to receive two copies of only Vol. 2 if you wish, just let us know when you make your purchase.
We hope to get the books ordered and in hand by July or August, but that all depends on you, dear readers! The sooner we reach funding, the sooner we can put the order in. Sales from other items in the shop will also go towards this effort, so purchases of charms, buttons, prints, etc. will help as well.
We’re counting on you! Please help us fund this!
We have finally set up a way to accept donations. For those of you who would like to support us but aren’t really interested in any of our merchandise, please feel free to use the swanky new donation button to the right. If you would prefer to get something more tangible for your money, don’t hesitate to visit the store and check out the goodies available there. All purchases do help us.
Strays has always and will always be free to read, but support from viewers is very appreciated. You do not have to spend money at all in order to read the comic, but if you would like to help by purchasing our merchandise, donating, or even making sure not to block the ad box displayed on our site, we would really think that you’re awesome!