The Check, Please! Year One Kickstarter launches in less than two weeks. (On April 20th to be exact.) And WOW. I hope you guys like month long Internet festivities.
…I finally wrote a blog post!
â˜… Notes on Year 2, Comic 10 – Shinnyâ˜…
âœ“Aaaaahhhh yes. Here we are. Another blog post where I’ll answer questions you probably weren’t even thinking about and I’ll make numerous vague hintings at things relating to the plot. Why do you read these???? Do you want me to say Jack is going to kiss Bitty? Because I technically just did.
âœ“ What is a “shinny”? Shinny aka pond hockey is when you play hockey outside! I wish I could have conveyed how large the Pond actually is, because they only cleared out a very small section of it for the hockey team. (Have you seen the Check, Please! Wiki? It’s amazing and sweats I use it all the time.)
âœ“ WHAT how did Bitty get that high off the ground with that jump??? Bitty is a cartoon character.
âœ“ But in hockey skates! It can be done.
âœ“ Bitty is real and I’m going to go to Samwell University. ….Okay, man. The application fee is $100 and you can paypal that to me directly, thanks. No essays.
âœ“ What’s Jack doing? Jack’s taping his stick. It’s something hockey players do to prolong the life of a stick and is often incorporated into a player’s pregame superstitions. Stick tape comes in all sorts of colors and designs with the most popular tape colors being black and white–I usually color tape white to create visual contrast in a panel.
âœ“Bitty’s Twitter is MY FAVE BUT I’m scared that I’ll know what will happen in the comic and I won’t enjoy the comics! hey hey hey and it’s okay if you don’t believe me–but Bitty’s tweets and the comics I have planned are very different. (R-r-remember epikegster?) Will you get spoiled? Meh? A little? I mean, it’s almost like reading the episode titles for a TV show–you may know what happens, but you may not be able to guess how. If this level of spoilage leaves enough of a bad taste in your mouth, then the experimental asynchronous multiplatform social media experience that is Eric Bittle’s Twitter account is something you may not want to partake in…join me in looking up from your computer or phone screen. Take a deep breath. We’re all gonna be okay.
âœ“ Anyway! While I hope the concept of Bitty’s Twitter doesn’t keep anyone up at night, it might relieve you to know that he’ll probably stop tweeting over the summer, as the story pauses. Maybe the comic will catch up? ¯_(ãƒ„)_/¯ Hah, it’s going to be fun either way.
âœ“ Hello, I’m a completely different reader–I hate Bitty’s Twitter but I want to buy things from you!! Oh hey!!! I’m doing a Kickstarter in a few days!
LAUNCH DATE: April 20th
THE STUFF: Including but not limited to–Year one of Check, Please! ~100+ pages collecting Bitty’s frog year with extra exclusive comics, notes, and illustrations! An omgcp post card print set! hardcover! t-shirts?? ink commissions?? custom jerseys?? (still in the works…OTL) mysterious stretch goals??? SURPRISE REWARD TIERS????????????
FULFILLMENT: September 2015 (I, like, need to graduate first)
I’m going to try to get one more comic out before then! *takes your hand* please be patient.
âœ“ So what’s your update schedule until the end of the year. I probably won’t get to drawing the playoffs until this summer and hopefully I can finish Bitty’s sophomore year by September (kind of the same “schedule” I kept with Bitty’s freshman year). And when Bitty’s sophomore year ends he’s going to be a junior. What.