Hey gang! Well, it’s finally happening: Afterlife Inc. Volume 4: Man Made God is live on Kickstarter! And as our first week of funding gets underway we’ve already made great progress, hitting 25% of our funding target in just under five days. It’s an amazing start, true, but as with my previous projects, running a Kickstarter campaign is invariably nerve-wracking. Well, aside from the Book of Life. That puppy pretty much ran itself. I guess people really go crazy for hardbacks.

But hey, it is an amazing start – and I only have you wonderful people to thank for taking us this far in such a short space of time. Thank you, thank you, thank you for pledging your support to Man Made God. This book represents something big for Afterlife Inc. – and, I guess, for me too. It’s the beginning of the stories I’ve been wanting to tell since the earliest days of Afterlife Inc., back when the comic was little more than an idle dream and some scribbles on borrowed paper (I was travelling across Canada at the time – I didn’t have my own notebook). Even when I started making Afterlife Inc. comics for real, I shied away from these stories. I wasn’t good enough as a writer; I couldn’t possibly do them justice.

Now, with five books under my belt, the time is right. I can’t wait to walk this path with Jack and Co. and the whole crazy cast of Afterlife Inc. characters. I love this motley crew more than I could have thought possible – and even though dark skies await on the horizon for our heroes, I know the journey is going to be amazing. It all begins with Man Made God, folks. I hope you’ll join us along the way.

So, despite this great start, Man Made God still has some way to go if we’re going to make this book a reality. If you’d like to help, here’s what you can do.

Pledge your support
If you’re a fan of Afterlife Inc. and would like to see more of it in the future, please consider pledging to the Man Made God Kickstarter. There’s a great selection of rewards (from digital downloads, to physical copies of all books in the series, to daft little haikus) that I hope prove attractive. If you’ve already pledged, thank you so much – you are truly a Corporate God among men, women and people of all gender identities!

Spread the word
Our greatest weapon in spreading the word about Afterlife Inc. is word of mouth. A shout out on social media, to your friends, or from a rooftop would make all the difference in raising the profile of the campaign. Just, you know… use a safety harness or something if you’re going with that last one. Link to the Kickstarter, link to the site… if you enjoy the series then let people know about the host of content they can read for free online, and how their support of the Kickstarter could help us make even more great content going forward.

Get in touch
Drop me a line! I’d love to hear your thoughts on the new book, whether via Kickstarter, on the Facebook page, or in the comments below. I’m going to be sharing sneak peeks and previews of Man Made God over the comings days, but if you’d like to see something in particular, give me a shout.

Thanks for your time and support, gang. It really does mean the world. Let’s make the kind of book you can believe in!

Jon

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