Tasks for November: Get the store open.
That's AWESOME! I'm ready for some relaxing turkey-time for a change, because it has been a crazy (AND I MEAN CRAZY) last 3 months!!!!
Oh wait, there was some carry-over from Book 17 creation running late in October! I've got to finish reviewing the archives for glitches, and I'm mailing out our first physical Panwz of the Month! For September: Dark Gwynn! Check out this beauty!
Isn't she awesome? Time permitting I'm going to clean her up with some markers in those white corners. I used an X-Acto (scissors work fine. I use an X-acto knife but I'm a trained professional that still has all 20 fingers after 20 years) and I went or Gorilla Super Glue. Not my usual choice for papercrafts but because of the beautiful glossy print I feared PVA glue (elmers) might not hold!
Not good at papercrafts? If you pledge Level 5 or higher, I mail you two copies of each pawnz and each bookmark! One set signed! So you can feel free to mangle one! ;)
|"What's that in the background? There's a physical Pete Pawnz Reward?!?" Only if you 'Pledged to pledge' back in August. If you did, any time you remain at a Defenders 20+ level long enough to earn something mailed to you (Level 3 or higher, at least half a month's worth), I get a note that you get a Pete Pawnz card included in your next shipment for free (One per Pledge-to-pledger)! There's a Pete Pawnz waiting for you, Pledge-to-pledger, whenever you do!||Did You Know: Many Defenders haven't given me a shipping address! If you don't tell me where to send a thing, I can't send a thing! But it's absolutely fine to support the strip without me mailing physical rewards, and I'll assume that's what you want if you don't give me a mailing address! Also that's very kind of you.|
In addition to being unlocked in your site collection, both the Bookmark of the Month and the Pawnz of the Month figure will be printed in full color on glossy cardstock and mailed to you.
Pete will also sign a second print of each one, so you can still cut and glue your PotM together and use your bookmark as a bookmark!
I need to be clear here that these guys are Exclusive to Defenders20+ who maintain their membership at the appropriate level for at least half of that month. Meaning to get Dark Gwynn you needed to have already joined and been at level 2 or higher for the digital version, 3 or higher for the printed version, for at least half of them month of September. To get Psyk (w/Spear of Calmadar) who is on time to be mailed in the next 2 weeks, you needed to have already joined and been at level 2 or higher for the digital version, 3 or higher for the printed version, for at least half of them month of September.
SO IF YOU JOIN TODAY you can still earn the Pawnz and Bookmark of the Month for November: SYLVIA!
And for December I really have a special one in mind. Vampire-Hunter Riff! The only way to get him is to be a Defender20+ Member by mid December so JOIN TODAY! Here's a Classic Riff vs. Sylvia moment!
And thanks so much! At the end of the day, your membership is keeping the comic going. But I really think these rewards are nifty and I don't want anyone who's interested to miss out.
I'll finish with my November Task Chart:
|Task By Priority||Status (11/15)||Notes (Last Checked 11/15)|
|Printed Pawnz/Bookmark of the Month-September "Dark Gwynn"
||Sent 11/06/17||Dark Gwynn Printed Pawnz and Bookmark (September Reward) have been sent out to Defenders Level 3 and higher NOW! (Sorry they ran late!)|
|OPEN THE STORE!||So far so good!||Getting the store open this month is high priority but doesn't need to happen until Book 17 is ready to launch (its being printed as we speak), so this task may be completed after the other items on this list. The store is getting a complete overhaul too!|
|Archives- First Pass
||100% done FINALLY!||Now I just need to complete the second pass before opening the floodgates to you archive divers to help me find any straggling archive issues!|
|Archives- Second Pass
||5% done (bumped from Oct)||only certain major stories 'Second Passed' so far|
|Printed Pawnz/Bookmark of the Month-October
|On time! Out by the end of the month!
||Our "on time" system works like this: it takes several days to generate the final reports for October, so I know who gets what. Then I send an order to the printers for that many pawnz and bookmarks which turns around quick. you can expect Pawnz and Bookmarks mailings to go out by the end of the following month. THAT is right on time! Dark Gwynn (September) ran late but that was our first time doing it!|