It’s tax time, and while Staff Sergeant can’t claim us all as his dependents, he might be able to claim his alcohol at least.
Once again this is a comic previously published in the Marine Corps Times, and I apologize for not being on top of things lately with the strip, but this book launch has really consumed my life over the last week. The main reason I’m writing this post today is just to update you guys about The White Donkey. The good news is that the book launch yesterday was a huge success! The book sold out in 36 hours after its release and has 100% 5-star reviews. This was an independently published, limited run of books. I’m currently seeking a publisher to pick up where I left off, so we can get the book back in stock.
I want to thank everyone who bought the book yesterday, as well as all the Kickstarter backers that made this whole thing possible. It was a huge project, a labor of love that took 2 years to finish, and I’m happy to see that it was worth it. I received this email yesterday, and while it nearly brought me to tears, it was a somber reminder of why I made this book in the first place.
The success of any real artist isn’t measured in money, but in cultural and emotional impact. As I mentioned in my interview with Task & Purpose, if this book helps even one veteran, it will have all been worth it to me. I put two years of my life into this book, and I’m happy to see it resonating with people.
Myself and some good friends have been able to get over 1300 books shipped out to Kickstarter backers. If you don’t have it yet, it’s in the mail. If it’s not in the mail, it’s because you haven’t updated your address with me yet.
This is important: if you pledged over $40 during the Kickstarter campaign 2 years ago, you need to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and send me your current address. 90% of people have different addresses than I had on my roster 2 years ago, and I will not send out your book unless you email me with a confirmed address (it doesn’t matter if you haven’t moved, you need to confirm it with me). I’ll be mailing out the stragglers for the rest of the week, but I’m also traveling next week, so I won’t be around to sign and mail books. I’m posting this here because I think a lot of people aren’t paying attention to the Kickstarter emails I’ve been putting out.
Anyway, thank you again to everyone that makes Terminal Lance possible, and if you bought the book yesterday, I hope you enjoy it.