Final Waluigi Update: the books are being sent out! Also, one last snag/bonus...
about 1 month ago
– Sun, Mar 01, 2020 at 02:26:12 AM
Happy Leap Day! Things are busy as can be at the house, with the books being signed, packed up and shipped out at regular intervals.
Here I am signing the inside of the books by the dozens!
And on that note, eagle-eyed viewers may notice something missing: inside cover art! Yes, with a project that's been no stranger to roadblocks, we hit one final snag at the finish line: the manufacturer forgot to include my art on the inside layer upon opening the book. I was very disappointed to find this out when I got my final book, both because I think inside cover art is a nice extra touch and because the inner art of the back cover kind of wraps up the entire book. It can be seen in the PDF and here it is again:
Furthermore, inside cover art was expected from this project, so I feel like you guys were being shortchanged as well! The manufacturer is working to help me get a discount since it was their goof, so I wanted to put that money towards some sort of little bonus for you backers since you miss out on the inside art within the physical book. Here's what I came up with--
A Waluigi-themed bookmark will be included with every physical order! These have brand new exclusive art that you can see above, made of a thick card stock similar to a business card, and they're all double-sided: the front having, of course, Waluigi. For an extra bit of collector-style fun, the back will have one of three other characters: half of all bookmarks have Wario, a third have Daisy, and one-sixth are the rarest of all (yet also the least-desirable, according to Waluigi), containing the hapless Luigi. I hope you enjoy this consolation prize and that the gang helps keep your place in the book with relative ease.
Having every order shipped out by Monday may have been a bit ambitious, but I definitely think I'll have over half of them shipped out then! Many of you will be receiving your books in just a few days, while international orders will take a bit longer. But in the meantime, I plan to keep on signing and packing until every one is out and about.
Lastly, I'd like to thank you all for your overwhelming support. Not only was I pleasantly surprised to see so many people still interested in what I'm working on years after Brawl in the Family ended, but everyone has been very patient with all the insane Murphy's Law snags I've had to deal with on the way to completion. I greatly appreciate your continued patience and support (and if you're interested, I hope you'll check out the next book I'm working on)! And of course, I also hope you enjoy "TOO BAD. WALUIGI TIME," the book so nice I made it twice!
Lock your addresses--it's go time!
about 1 month ago
– Mon, Feb 24, 2020 at 10:50:49 PM
My house has 2500 cardboard boxes in it, ready to be stuffed with literal tons of books! That means we need to make sure your addresses are correct. Your addresses will all be locked in tomorrow (Tuesday), so be sure to double check that they're accurate!
You can easily change your address in BackerKit. A few of you have had a bit of trouble with interacting with BackerKit, but simply click here if you have any questions or concerns with how it works. If you need to edit anything else further, please don't hesitate to PM me on Kickstarter with other questions. I will be working in my house all week on fulfilling orders in a timely and organized manner, which includes frequent checks on the ol' KS.
My goal is to have all pre-orders shipped within a week! I'll have a larger and more substantial update soon so you can be kept abreast of any developments, see pictures of the packing process, etc.
As for me, it's back to folding boxes and making the hand-drawn art (60+ to go @_@)...
I will have all the books in about a week! YOU will have your books in a couple weeks!
about 2 months ago
– Wed, Feb 12, 2020 at 07:41:42 PM
Hey everyone! Sorry about the longer-than-usual quietude--it's been kind of crazy for me lately, with a death in the family, the arrival of my third child, and a sickness scare across the whole family that also affected my baby (but he's okay now)!
Here's where we're at: 3,000 hardcover books are barreling towards me as we speak! I should have them sometime next week, and will promptly begin mailing them out to all you lovely backers. Local (US) backers can expect them about two weeks from that point, while international fans should receive them sometime in later March. I'll make a picture-filled update when I get them as well.
Apologies for those who've sent me a message lately--I'm going to answer all of them today! Your PDF should be accessible through your BackerKit profile, under Digital Downloads. If this does not work, please PM me so I can give you a hand with that! Which I will also answer today!
Okay, I think that's everything. Stay tuned for the final pre-book-release update very soon!
Your digital Waluigi book has been sent! Merry Christwaaaas!
3 months ago
– Wed, Dec 25, 2019 at 02:07:22 AM
Well guys, the long journey is coming to an end. Why not snuggle up with loved ones this season and enjoy a heartwarming story of how Waluigi copes with being left out of Smash Bros? Your PDFs have been sent out, so it's up to you if you're ready for an injection of purple nonsense this year or if you'd rather wait a couple months for the physical book!
If you have trouble accessing the file, please double-check your payment! Some credit cards haven't gone through for various reasons, and the file won't be accessible until they do.
Sometimes it felt like the production of this book was an actual April Fools joke, so thanks for all your support and patience! If you'd like, feel free to share individual strips online, but please don't share the full book with others. Waluigi (and Wario) wouldn't advocate sharing things, after all. HOARD IT ALL TO YOURSELF
Table of Contents and the book's proof! Also, all BackerKit Add-Ons/preorders will be charged tomorrow!
4 months ago
– Fri, Dec 06, 2019 at 01:14:40 AM
Here's the proof of the book (mostly the Table of Contents)! A book proof is a pre-published set of unbounded pages (with extra space around it) that I can check to make any last-minute changes before thousands of these things get manufactured. I had my mom read it. She was stymied by most of it but enjoyed the saxophone comic. As it turns out, I was mistaken about the book measuring one gross--it's actually a plump, purple 156 pages long!
For anyone who purchased an Add-On or a preorder for the book through BackerKit, your orders will be charged tomorrow!
And of course, as we get closer to Christmas, I'll be sending out the PDF to everyone who backed at that level, so stand by. And good luck on whatever finals or exams you may have coming up!