08/14/13 The News Hits Home


I have just added: all Kickstarter levels $9 and above will receive a free PDF of Spacetrawler books #1-3. I’ve gotten several requests for copies from people who have pledged at higher levels, and that seemed like a mighty good idea, and so, as I command, so shall it be done! 🙂
So, yes, the Spacetrawler Kickstarter is in the long home stretch. We have this week and next week left (through next Wednesday), so let’s go!
I have now added three “stretch goals“
  • 20k – for everyone who supports at least at a $20 level, you will get a Dustin “chick tract” zine. Dustin “pens it post-spacetraveling” about what’s really out there (from his perspective) to the skeptics of earth. —-> ACHIEVED!
  • 25k – for everyone who supports at least at a $20 level, you will get a full-color “how to survive being shanghaied into space booklet” penned (and with pictures) from various members of the cast.
  • 30k – I will extend creating Spacetrawler, by postponing the next project and doing an additional standalone Spacetrawler storyline, lasting 3 months/24 strips.
But if I don’t reach ANY of these goals, know that I’m already more than happy with the enthusiasm and generosity you all have shown. You’ve all have been incredibly supportive, and this Kickstarter has already been a great success.
Thank you!

Annnnnd, when you’re not supporting me, there are a few other Kickstarters which look mighty nice.

Bill Barnes and Jeff Zugale have one for their comic Not Invented Here.

Tom Dell’Aringa has one for his comic Marooned.

Gini Koch is part of one for an anthology, Clockwork Universe: Steampunk vs. Aliens.

And of course Marina Abramovic is doing one to fund the creation of the Marina Abramovic Institute.

Of course, after backing the Spacetrawler one, who NEEDS any of those, but…. I thought I’d mention them. ;-)


  1. Selena

    It did hit home. I cried more after this than after the last strip. I laughed so much when we first met Mr Zorilla scarfing down cake. As sad as it is; I think it’s kind of beautiful how you brought it full circle, Christopher.

  2. Gnavin

    It might just be me/a stylistic choice, but I find the “chew chew chew” sound effects to be a little… distracting(?) in the last panel. Not sure how to describe it, but I feel like it’d be better left wordless. Just my opinion, of course.

    I’ll be very sad to see this comic go, but I’m glad to see you’re wrapping it up so well. It’s been a satisfying journey, and I’m very glad you’ve shared it with us. 🙂

  3. Kathrynzano

    @Selena, you pretty much said everything I was thinking/feeling. I’ve actually been dreading reading this strip the last few weeks even though I want to know what happens…and I can’t laugh at the last panel because unfortunately, I know exactly what that’s like. It just breaks my heart in little pieces.

    Chris, you are a beautifully talented storyteller (even though all your strips make me cry at the end!). Thank you so much for sharing your gift with us.

  4. Muzhik

    @Geo, re: not having any cake… That’s why I always keep a box or two of Jiffy cake mix in the pantry, for those emergencies.

    (For those living outside North America, “Jiffy” is the college student’s/single person’s friend. They make small boxes of cake mix (as well as other mixes), enough for a small single layer cake, that are very inexpensive. Perfect for whipping up for those moments when you NEED cake. They also sell boxes of frosting mix, that make just enough to frost one Jiffy cake.)

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