Albert the Alien Vol 4: Space Bullies from Mars

Created by Trevor

The final volume of Albert the Alien! The epic adventure of the first foreign exchange student from another planet ends here!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Printing Delay - new delivery schedule
2 days ago – Tue, Dec 11, 2018 at 08:56:30 AM

Hey gang,

Wanted to give everyone a heads up on the timing for the print release of the book. I've been having conversations with the printer for the last several weeks, and unfortunately they have informed me of delays in printing. The new window for receipt of the books is sometime in January. Depending on when I receive the books, this means I may not be able to get them in your hands until February. 

This is understandably disappointing, and I promise you I was pushing as hard as I could to avoid this with the printer - but unfortunately, there's nothing we can do to expedite the printing and shipping on their end. 

I know several backers were going to gift the books for the holidays, so here's what I'm going to do: 

PHYSICAL REWARD BACKERS: Unfortunately there's not a lot I can do here for people who ordered the new book, since the printing delay is outside of my control. I also wouldn't be able to afford to send non-book physical rewards in advance, since shipping costs would make that prohibitive. BUT, I do want to try to make this right, so as an apology for this delay I'm going to make the following....

  • STOCKING STUFFER (12/17): I am going to make a pre-order digital download image, which you can download from Kickstarter and print out and use for any "stocking stuffers" or gifts you were planning to give out; this will be posted here on Kickstarter by or before December 17 for you to download
  • EXCLUSIVE BOOKPLATE (ships with the print edition next year): I will include an exclusive bookplate for all physical rewards (regardless of which volume you ordered) - this bookplate will only be available for people who supported the Kickstarter physical reward tiers, and will be included in the books when they ship next year
  • BOOKMARKS: I will also include a set of bookmarks for all physical copies, when they ship next year
  • All physical rewards that were not books (t-shirts, pins, etc) will ship at the same time as the books - I'll keep you posted on dates as the printer gives me updates

DIGITAL REWARD BACKERS: There's a little more flexibility with the digital rewards, since the book is done and can be made available for download. As such, we can release the digital rewards on-time, which will be by or before December 21. If you ordered both physical and digital rewards, then you'll get your digital copy on time in December, and your physical rewards when they ship early next year. 

I want to thank you all for your patience and support of this project, and for your understanding in this situation. I did all I could to try to course-correct with the printer, but unfortunately there were no options available to us. I hope these bonus rewards and revised schedule will help make this right. I cherish your support of my comic projects, and want to maintain the quality and consistency you have come to expect from my projects. 

Thanks again, and I'm working to get these digital assets together ASAP. Stay tuned for more updates. 

The Book is Done...reviewing proofs
about 1 month ago – Fri, Nov 09, 2018 at 09:22:36 AM

A quick update for our backers: I have finished putting the book together and have submitted it to the printer. We are currently on our second round of reviews of the proofs (which is not uncommon). I think we'll have it nailed down after this round, and then the printer can give me a more solid delivery date for the books so I can fill orders. 

I'm very happy with the way this book came together. The new bonus stories look fantastic, we have an exclusive story about Albert learning about Yoga, and we've included some character design pages - something we've never done before! 

I'll keep you posted as we get updates from the printer on the proofs and the delivery date. Stay tuned, and thanks again for supporting Albert the Alien vol 4!

Did you miss the Kickstarter but still want to pre-order?
about 1 month ago – Fri, Nov 02, 2018 at 10:14:30 AM

The Pre-Order Store is live!
The Pre-Order Store is live!

If you supported the Kickstater, you can ignore this e-mail: your survey will come out closer to when the book will ship, and you'll have the option to see our add-ons and get more copies, if you desire. If you followed the campaign and were not able to pre-order the book, this is for you!

I had a number of people following the Kickstarter who were not able to support before the campaign ended. But don't worry, we've got you covered!

We're going to be doing our survey's through Backerkit, and because of that, we get to set up a pre-order store. Here's the link to the store!

BACKERKIT PRE-ORDER STORE

Please let me know if there are any additional questions. More updates to follow, shortly!

Funded! We did it!
about 2 months ago – Thu, Oct 25, 2018 at 09:45:52 AM

 It was a photo finish, but we made it. Thank you all so much for supporting us, and helping to share and spread the word about the project. 

With 20 hours or so left, and about 60+ people following this project, I think it's quite possible for us to hit a stretch goal! We just need those 60+ people to pledge at the $25 level or higher, and we're at the $6k mark! Let's keep the strong momentum up!

93% with 38 hours to go!
about 2 months ago – Mon, Oct 22, 2018 at 03:01:05 PM

It's the final countdown!

We're in the final hours of the campaign, and so very close to being funded. I want to thank each and every one of you for supporting this project, not only for pledging but also helping spread the word with links on your social media sites and the like. This project is so very special for Gabe and myself. We've been working on Albert the Alien for almost 10 years, and regularly for the last 6. 

I'm putting the finishing touches on the book this week, while Gabe works on some bonus stories that are going into the book. This is going to be something truly special that we can't wait to share with you. 

But we're not there yet!

We need everyone to please help by continuing to spread the word, share links to the campaign, and tell your friends about this incredible graphic novel project. We're only $250 away from funding this thing! Let's make it happen!