Happy July Newsletter I can't believe there are only a few weeks till Incredible Doom Vol. 2 comes out! In preparation for that, we've got even more cool stuff to announce!
1. Feelie Bundle
This may be my favorite bonus we've ever made.
Inspired by PC games of the 80s and 90s that included objects from the world of the game, often called “feelies” in their box, if you preorder my upcoming book Incredible Doom Vol. 2 through BuyOlympia, you can get three special bonuses.
- A working recreation of Allisons’ personal floppy disk. It’s filled with her files, unseen emails with Samir, diary entries, ASCII art, and more.
- An original bookplate, designed by me and signed by Jesse and me.
- A torn flyer for "ZephyrTech," Allison and Samir’s internet provider. The brochure includes clues for accessing Allison’s private online storage, which contains the same files as the floppy disk.
I love this bundle so much! The secret site we built that the flyer gets you access to is SO fun. I can't believe we found a place that would manufacture floppy disks for us.
Combing through this stuff makes you feel like you're snooping around the character's hard drives, stumbling upon both actual files from 90s BBSes and ones created by the characters.
I think you're going to love them.
2. Signed Bookplates
Are you preordering Vol. 2 somewhere else?
We still want to say thanks. So if you upload your receipt here, we'll send you a free bookplate signed by myself and Jesse Holden.
3. Evol House Print
Behind the Scenes
I've been releasing a TON of fun behind-the-scenes stuff recently.
1. Video Series
I started a new video series on YouTube and Instagram about the stories behind Incredible Doom. The things that inspired it and how we went from printing mini-comics at home to a book deal with one of the biggest publishers. It's lots of fun!
2. Secrets of the cover
Like with Vol. 1, I wrote about all the easter eggs hidden in the new Incredible Doom Vol. 2 cover. I also made an in-depth video for patrons about how the publisher and I reached that design.
3. Vol. 2 Art Previews
And, as usual, I've been sharing spoiler-free previews of the art for the new book with patrons.
There's only one more newsletter till Harper Alley drops the first new Incredible Doom. I'm SO excited for you all to get to read it. Everyone on the team did such a fantastic job.
Here are some interesting things I've found around the web.
- I loved this investigation into the origin of one of the web's rare pre-YouTube viral videos.
- Did you know there's a 2nd excellent-looking graphic novel coming out in September with "doom" in the title?
- A great breakdown of how the YouTuber economy works. Anyone trying to make money from their art would find it interesting. YouTuber or not.
- A Twitter thread about how we've been miss-attributing "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." to Carl Sagan when a pretty badass-sounding woman wrote it.