Jan 1

It’s come to the point where enough people have responded to their surveys that I can start sending out digital issues of Super, starting with the re-lettered issue one. There are still some stragglers, but I’ve put in a solid effort to get ahold of them and will continue to try as the issues come out. So if you’re one of those people who haven’t filled theirs out yet, please do!

I would like to send issue one out this weekend, but I have a favor to ask before I do. I’ve been considering using the typical uppercase style of comic lettering instead of the mixed-case I used in the preview edition. Could you all go over to the Aberrant Press Facebook page, look at the two versions of a page that I posted, and let me know what you think? Hey, while you’re there, you can give the page a “like”!

After the first issue is sent out, we’ll be putting out an issue every six to eight weeks. Dan and Angel thought that would provide them a good amount of time to finish the end of the book and then get everything ready for the print edition.

Hope everyone is having a great new year so far!

Justin

Oct 19

Over the weekend, we sent out surveys so that we can begin sending out the digital version of issue one. Once most of the responses are in, we’ll get it out there. After that, the goal is to send out an issue every 4 to 6 weeks so that Dan and Angel have time to finish the rest of their pages. And once all that’s done, we’ll finally be able to start getting the print edition taken care of.

If for whatever reason, you do not have a program capable of reading PDF files, all you have to do is search Adobe Acrobat Reader. It’s free, and they even have it for your phones and tablets these days.

Back when we ran our Kickstarter campaign, there were a number of people I knew who weren’t able to pledge for various reasons. Now that the issues are at least coming out in the digital format, I’m going to offer them a deal before the print version comes out (just not quite as good a deal as you folks got). They’ll be able to purchase each digital issue for $2, or save a couple bucks and prepay the series for $10 (they’ll still have to buy the print edition separately when it comes out). So if you know anybody who missed out, or anybody who might be interested, please feel free to have them get in contact with us on Facebook at the link below:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aberrant-Press/164178883654757

Finally, if you want the issues in a format other than PDF, please message us to let us know so we can try to accommodate you. Thank you as always for your support and patience. We’re glad that the finish line is finally coming into focus.

-Justin

Oct 11

We haven’t submitted to Comixology yet, so I decided to look into their policy on distribution (don’t want to create any tangles). Fortunately, we don’t have to sign any exclusive deal with them if they pick us up, so I think we need to start sending out the digital issues to you folks!

We’ll be sending out a survey so we can get everyone’s current email addresses and then we’ll begin by sending you the relettered issue one and then go from there. The books will be in a PDF format, so let us know if there’s another format you’d like them in.

In other news, Dan has been getting help with color flats from our friend, Angel. She’s got a Facebook page dedicated to her artistic pursuits, so check out the link below to see some of her stuff. She is available for commissions, so be sure to hit her up if you need anything!

https://www.facebook.com/GraphitePusher/

Keep an eye on your email inboxes for the survey (whichever one you have your Kickstarter account tied to), so we can start getting the story to you!

Thanks, everyone!

Justin

Jun 10
On Simpleton Slogans
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Over the last week, a brave soul in Seattle and two very damaged ones here in Vegas added further evidence that the slogan “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” is still a bunch of bullshit meant to inspire fantasies of Taxi Driver-style vigilantism and of course, sell more guns. There are surely cases where a gun in the right hands made the difference,  but such slogans are oversimplifications meant to justify stockpiling for the sake of profits instead of encouraging responsible gun ownership (that thing the NRA used to do).

Only an idiot would suggest we could just take away all the guns in the country with no problem. These idiots exist, but in far fewer numbers than the NRA wants you to believe. On the other end of things, only an idiot would suggest that more guns is the solution to the problem. These idiots exist, but in far fewer numbers than anti-gun lobby wants you to believe. Let’s ignore the extreme ends of the spectrum for a change and focus on the area of reality where the rest of us live in.

Keeping that in mind, here are the actions I’d like to see happen in light of these new incidents. Preferably in the order listed, but any is ultimately fine, so long as they’re done.

1) Our government must submit proof that their spying on the citizenry has yielded net-positive results or drop the program entirely. The two perpetrators of Sunday’s murders were broadcasting their intent rather publicly beforehand and any surveillance of them seems to have been mishandled, at best.

2) The issue of mental health services in our country needs to be revisited. We can either as a people continue to expend human lives ignoring how broken that system is, or maybe divert funds from other programs rife with waste.

3) Our legislators need to stop fearing the spending power of the NRA and pass (actually, reintroduce) sensible regulations pertaining to the availability/purchase of guns. If anyone out there wants to argue that idea with me, your argument must include where you draw the line on gun availability, because I highly doubt there are many out there who believe criminals and the imbalanced shouldn’t have to get their guns illegally. It should be hard and they should have to cheat, which is harder than one might think.

I’m interested in other lines of thought on the subject. Let’s just keep the slogans out of it, alright?

May 18

Someone I know just posted the following image. Below that, you’ll find my response to it.

idiotmeme

To be fair, yes, you can be arrested for entering this country illegally (see this link for some numbers). Also, 99.9% of the time, people poaching the wildlife that belongs to all of us citizens usually get a fine, since it’s a misdemeanor, not arrested.

Of course, don’t take any of what I just said as meaning this country isn’t run by idiots. It just also has idiot meme-makers 😀

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