Hi everyone, with only a few days left in the campaign, I thought I should touch base and reflect for a moment on how amazing this experience has been. 

I think the coolest thing about this whole crowdfunding experience has been how the project itself has transcended the medium and audience it is intended for. What I mean by this is that so many people are willing to support a project they know is driven by passion regardless if they have a connection to the end result. 

Don't get me wrong, I want EVERY backer and future reader to truly enjoy our story, but I know that some people are simply willing to give, simply to be part of creating something they know is fuelling someone's creative energy, regardless if they will participate in the final result. This kind of generosity has just a profound effect on me as receiving a pre-order from someone who really wants to read the story, and doesn't care at all about where it is coming from.

With over four thousand dollars raised, Melissa and I can now head back to our studios and start defining and shaping the rough edges and corners of our story in preparation for a fall print. 

We are still a ways away from our ultimate goal of $20'000, which would have given us enough steam to keep Melissa solely dedicated on issues two and three over the course of 2017, but we have a few other ideas on how to keep the momentum rolling after we print and disperse the debut issue.

So please, hang in there. Thank you so much for the love, support, pre-orders, word of mouth and buzz you helped us curate. We are very grateful for coming this far and promise to keep hard at work. 

See you all in four days when we wrap this roller coaster up, hopefully there is still a few loop-de-loops on the track ahead.