Strays Volume 2 Preorders Open

Are you guys ready? We’re finally getting Volume 2 into print! But we need your help!


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!

26 thoughts on “Strays Volume 2 Preorders Open

  1. I would be willing to pay a little more for all four bookmarks. Would that be an option at all?

    1. We’ve been meaning to add the bookmarks to the store. I’ll get them up soon, and you can add the other three to your order :)

  2. Who are you guys going through for publishing?

    1. We’re going to use Transcontinental Printing

  3. Done! I’m excited to see both the book and the sketches :)

  4. When do preorders end?

    1. Well, we’re going to let it run for 30 days. If we reach the first goal before then, we’ll get Vol 2 into print and let preorders keep running to try to fund Vol 1.

      If we don’t reach either goal in 30 days…I guess we’ll cancel and refund everybody. That would be sad, though :(

      1. Thats sad!! D8
        I guess that gives me a reason to preorder as soon as possible!! Well now i have a reason to spend my money lol. The more preorders the better right! :D

        1. Yes! Every order counts :) Thank you!

  5. grrrr if only i had a job and money!!!!!!!!

  6. Don’t tell me it already ended! D:

    1. The preorder is still going. If you’ve been to the store books page recently, refresh that screen and Volume 2 should show up. It might still have the old page without volume 2 stored in your cache.

  7. If the amount isnt reached for volume 1 and I buy the 2 book option, would it be possible to get a partial refund for the 2nd book since I’m not interested in owning two copies of the same volume?

    1. Yes, but we can only do that for so many people, as that takes away $50 from the total each time… it could potentially drop us below the goal of getting at least Vol 2 printed.

  8. Are the sketches drawn on separate pieces of paper, or on the books themselves? Also, are the characters available for request limited to anyone from Strays, or can they be any existing character?

    1. The sketches are drawn inside the book, on the title page at the beginning. The characters are limited to Strays ones.

  9. Would it be possible to get the two book order with only the books and not all the extra sauce. Because I want both, but I can’t afford to spent that much.

    1. Sure, just add two “book only” options to your order and add to the notes that you want one book of each volume.

      But please keep in mind that the same rule applies – if we do not reach the secondary goal of getting Vol 1 reprinted we will send two copies of Vol 2.

  10. Will you guys keep us updated on how the preorders go? I want to order one but my mom won’t let me because she can’t see ‘if it’s worth it’ :(

  11. I made a boo boo. i bought the prints+sketch pack, but didn’t include what sketches I wanted. I sent an email to [email protected], but I was just wondering if you got it. My email is kenshin82891

  12. I pre-ordered (or ordered, im confused) the second volume, does this mean I will get one of each volume unless the founds arent high enough and a book mark? And if this is the case, and I was supposed to specify which book mark, how was I supposed to do so? I am sorry if i missed something

  13. Okay, so I wanted to buy booth books and I was wondering when you decide if you will reprint volume one?
    (Since I only want to buy volume two, if I can also buy volume one.)

    1. Oh, we’ve already decided to reprint volume one, we just need to wait on the funds to come in. We’re mostly there, so it shouldn’t take too much longer. After Otakon we should have enough time to finally get Vol 2 into print and then we’ll see where we stand with 1.

      You can go ahead and get both books and we’ll send them whenever Vol 1 comes in, however long it takes.

  14. I LOVE meela i s so awsome

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