Sunday, December 24, 2017

The state of the Studio, and some thoughts on Christmas Eve

LETTERING THE PAGE FOR TONIGHT:
It's Christmas Eve, and I'm trying to get tonight's page lettered before my Mom comes over for dinner. Some years we post a wallpaper or a funny picture or something else that means a little less intense work leading up to the holiday, but this year it's just another page. There have also been years when we've put up a secondary story and told everyone that we've "gone on vacation." Once or twice that's even been true, we have had a couple of guest artists. Usually, though, it's a joke: of course we're not actually on vacation, since we're still writing, drawing, and posting something on the same schedule.

JAGER CHARM STATUS:
The three J├Ągermonster portrait charms arrived yesterday, not the samples, but the actual big heavy box of charms. We are still waiting on the J├Ąger sigil charm, the final proof will be showing up a day or so after Christmas, and if we like the new finish on it, we'll go straight to production. When all four designs are here, we get to bundle them up into sets and put them into the nice little cloth bags, and off they'll go to TopatoCo, to wait for the medals to arrive. When the medals come in, they'll all get shipped out, and we'll be done with that side of the Incorruptible Library Kickstarter.

MAILING ORIGINAL ART:
My office is full of cardboard mailing tubes, the last of our old supply. I had hoped to get the original art shipped out before everything shut down for Christmas, but it didn't happen, so my new goal is to get this cleared out before the New Year.

WE HAVE NO MAILING ADDRESSES FOR OUR BACKERS WITHOUT SURVEYS:
I'm going to have to do more to let people know that we don't actually have their addresses for mailing Kickstarter rewards until they've filled out a survey. I've talked to a couple of people who just don't realize that we NEED the campaign survey filled out. Kickstarter has their address, but WE do not, and the only way we get it is through the survey, whether we use the very simple one that Kickstarter provides, or a slightly fancier one like BackerKit. (We used BackerKit this time.)

JAMES ERNEST'S THE WORKS CARD GAME
James and Carol from Cheapass Games came over on Thursday. They brought the card list for the new version of The Works card game and we spent several hours going over the attributes of each character represented on the cards. We also made some decisions about which characters to include, and which could safely go by the wayside or at least wait a while. It was fun, and we only got about halfway through. Next week, we're all going to go see Star Wars, and then, if we can talk about anything else, go over the second half of the list. I think James is hoping to have this new edition out by San Diego ComicCon 2018, which would be lovely. It will be nice to have something new on the table that isn't an expensive high-number volume of an monster ongoing series. Heh. I should probably talk about that in another post, sometime.

THANK YOU, AND GOOD NIGHT!
So, I'm off to get the last of my work done. For those who celebrate Christmas, I wish you a very happy Christmas indeed, and for those who don't, I wish you a nice normal day of health and good cheer. As for the New Year, which rolls along no matter what we do, I hope it's a wonderful one for all of us!

4 comments:

  1. Have a great christmas, you might have your backers also email you here.

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    1. Hi--I'm sorry I missed this, I'm still pretty new to Blogger. I've just finished setting up what I hope will be an effective way for people to contact us with backer questions. Thank you!

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  2. "Super-boring blog," you say?
    Perfect!

    As I am collecting super-boring questions on behalf of a Mr. Michael (Arcana) Boursaw and thought you might be able to provide assistance. Alas, Michigan is too far away to visit over tea. :-(

    Is there a preferred method to contact you semi-directly so I do not dull the finer sensiblities of your readers with the joys of ordering misc custom items?

    Thank you!

    Virginia Meeks
    a2zcustomworx(at)gmail.com
    vameeks(at)gmail.com
    (248)224-5879

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    1. Hello--

      I'm sorry to have missed you for so long, I am pretty new to Blogger and didn't realize there would be comments here. I'm not sure what you need, but I have set up a new customer service contact form in an attempt to keep all the messages from being so scattered. If you write to us there, we should be able to help you out? The contact info is now at the top of the page, as well as on our main web site at girlgeniusonline.com. Thank you!

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