Friday, June 3, 2016

Prepare Thine Self! The Sequential Crush Kickstarter is Nigh - Progress Update #2

Poe, my supervisor, looking on
as I prep the Kickstarter

Hello there! It's been a while since I've shared a progress update on my impending book! Truth is, I've been so in it that I've neglected the sharing part of the process. Today, though, I'm going to get you all caught up.

But first, since we are old friends here at Sequential Crush, I want to share some exciting personal news of late. It's even romance related! My wonderful boyfriend, James, proposed to me the other week and I said YES! I'm extremely excited to begin this stage of my life as a fiancée and soon-to-be wife to the most supportive and wonderful man around!

Now, on to book news! The book is written and edited and I've hired Jenny Cimino (pictured with me below) to make it come to life. Jenny is an extremely talented illustrator and graphic designer and I think you'll absolutely fall in love with her style and what she has planned for the book! We've had a ton of fun working together and I think we make an excellent team.

Jenny and I after our whirlwind meeting
a few weeks ago -- we even held part of it in Jenny's
home and studio, a sweet 1974 RV! 

I've been hard at work playing art director, creating a budget, getting samples and quotes from printers, creating reward tiers, figuring out shipping prices and logistics, and writing the campaign text. This weekend, James will be helping me shoot the campaign video. As long as everything goes according to plan, the Kickstarter campaign will launch the week of June 13th!

Along with the romance comics themselves,
we used Pinterest to keep track
of ideas and inspiration

I've poured my heart and soul into writing this book (and yes there have been a few tears along the way), but I'm confident that it will all be worth it. I'm extremely excited to share the campaign with you and I hope you'll see that Jenny and I have done due diligence to honor the romance comics. I hope you'll join us for the Kickstarter and help us turn this book into a reality!

If you'd like to see a little sneak peek
of Jenny's illustration work for the book,
When I send out the next newsletter this evening,
you'll see a preview of what we've been up to!


  1. Jacque,

    Congratulations on both your engagement and your upcoming book! I wish you much happiness and success in all your endeavors.

    1. Thank you, Nick! Can't wait to see what you think about the book!

  2. Dear Jacque: Hi! I am excited both about your book and your engagement! I, too, wish you happiness and success!

    1. Thank you, David! It has been an exciting few weeks!!!

  3. Congrats! And I also look forward to your book. As a long time collector I'm glad to see non super hero books get some love. And to remind super hero fans, the best issues of Spider-man were about his love life!

    1. Thank you, Phil! You are so right about the Spider-Man issues!!