The Standard, written by John Lees and drawn by Jonathan Rector, funded today. It funded at 200% above the goal of $8500, and will be printed as an oversized collection. It’s going to be beautiful.
The Standard was a labor of love, three years in the making. A lot of time and attention was spent on it, along with some trials and tribulations. But it’s worth it. Even almost being fired from it as editor was worth it.
Yes, I was almost fired, because John grew as a writer as we worked on it. I had him rewrite an issue, which I’m happy that he liked better than his original draft.
To be an editor is a strange thing. You have to have a strong personality, but not have much of an ego. The rewrite wasn’t about me, it was about the story. And it was received very, very well.
The book was funded in 36 hours. That’s right, we made our goal in just over a day. And last night, we had a party, not just to commemorate the success of the book, but to honor what John and Jon accomplished. That was important. Some prizes were also given out, and some truths were told, and really, we just had a good time.
You can watch that as a rebroadcast here. I was up for about 30 hours that day, all told, so if I don’t make any sense, that’s why.
Yeah. We’re oversized. And it’s a damned good book.
Thank you for backing it. You won’t be disappointed.