Sofawolf Press is excited to announce that we are preparing a Kickstarter campaign to fund the production of the Digger Omnibus, Ursula Vernon’s six-volume graphic novel series collected in one thick volume! This is something we’ve had in the works for a little while, and we’ve been trying to keep it hush-hush before the launch, but it has been getting harder and harder to keep it a secret. People keep sending us emails asking whether we’re going to do a single-volume edition of Digger. They keep asking Ursula and Kevin about it on their blogs and their KUEC podcast. Digger’s fans very helpfully and enthusiastically suggest that a Kickstarter campaign would be a great way to fund the project. They’re all correct! And now that we’ve made it official that we are doing just that, we no longer have to dance around to avoid direct answers.
We are funding the Digger Omnibus via Kickstarter because we think it will be a fun event in addition to helping raise the funds for printing. Sure, we probably could have figured out a way to pay for the initial print run ourselves, but that would have put a crimp on our finances and created challenges for the other exciting projects in our pipeline. Getting the funding for printing up front relieves us of those worries, and through stretch goals, it allows us to consider making the omnibus bigger and better, depending on how much interest we can raise in the project. We’ll start at a basic black-and-white book, but then we can consider adding color inserts for the original cover art and guest art, embossing on the hardcover edition, and so on.
To make things fun, we have a bunch of unique rewards for those who want to pledge for more than just a copy of the book. What these awards are we will keep secret for now, but we will say that we’ve got a variety of Kickstarter-only Digger-related collectibles at a variety of pledge levels.
We hope to make the campaign go live in the next couple of weeks, so please keep an eye on our blogs and our Twitter account for more details. Ursula will undoubtedly be making announcements on her various social media accounts too.