Latest updates


Wednesday, 4 March 2020

The Carpet Merchant Volume One is officially out now in bookstores, online and physical!

Thank you once again for funding the physical printing of TCM! This book would not have been as beautifully-produced without your patronage. Thank you for supporting independent stories and living artists!


To celebrate the official release of Volume One, I am giving out…

Updates | Leap Year Discount Code & Vol I Book Launch

Saturday, 29 February 2020

Hi everyone!

It has been a while. I hope the early months of 2020 were good to you, with new year's resolutions in progress.

Leap year Discount Code - 10% off

To celebrate the leap year, my publisher Unbound is offering a site-wide 10% discount for all books. If you've been waiting to pledge the second volume of The Carpet Merchant, now is a good time! Use the code 'LEAP10…

The Carpet Merchant Volume 2 | Update

Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Hi everyone,

I'm making a quick update and reminder.

The campaign for Volume Two is still ongoing. It's nearly 25% funded! If you enjoyed Volume One, please consider supporting the next (and final) installation of the story. The earlier we reach the funding goal, the sooner the book is published.

Previous backers who were waiting for the two-copies tier to be available can now select…

Ebook Matters + Books Arriving + Volume Two

Thursday, 28 November 2019

Hi everyone,

First off, it's been so lovely to see the books getting to reader's hands. Thanks so much to every reader who has shared photos with me and posted reviews on Goodreads and Amazon.

Secondly, I want to address the ebook delivery to those who have backed the tier. Delivery is currently delayed due to a technical issue in the ebook. Unbound is working on it. Hopefully it won't be too…

Research/Author Notes Guidebook and Transcript

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Here are the links to the complementary research/author notes and the transcript




Books are arriving + Please leave a review!

Friday, 22 November 2019

Hi everyone, exciting news!!

The books are finally starting to arrive! Please expect your copy to arrive sometime during the next week and a half (depending on where you live). I am so excited and relieved. Thank you so much for the trust you’ve given to me and this book when it was crowdfunding last year. No words can express my appreciation.

Just one last request (well, a second last thing…

Reminder to check your address

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Hi everyone!

You may have received an email from the Unbound team recently that the book is at the printers. (I AM VERY EXCITED) I want to make a reminder to check your address so that, when the time comes, your parcel will arrive at the right place.

Until next time,


Update | Supporter List Closing & Easter Sale

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Hi everyone,

Just a reminder to double check your name before the supporter list closes this Sunday. Details are included in an email sent by the Unbound production team on April 8-9th. Make sure you catch any misspellings!

Unbound is holding an Easter sale. Get 10% off new pledges using the code EASTER19. Offer lasts until Monday. If there's someone who you think would like this book, now's…

Update | Letterpress Postcard Preview

Friday, 25 January 2019

They are here! And they are gorgeous!

Letterpress is the art of printing impressions on paper, creating a unique textural experience. The inks of this drawing are pressed down onto the paper, and it looks super fancy! I am so happy how this came out.

Limited quantities are available as rewards for preordering the book. Upgrade your pledge, or email to request…

Artwork Done!

Thursday, 17 January 2019

I finished remastering all 334 pages of the book! Hooray! They are being sent off for editorial now, and hopefully soon we will get into the design phase.

The Dropbox folder looking real fresh.

Other tiny updates:

- I've gotten the quotes for all suppliers for the rewards.

- I've sent off the order for the letterpress postcards, and will soon do the same for the bookmarks and print…

101% | FUNDED!!! (insert exclamations here)

Sunday, 9 December 2018

WE'RE FULLY FUNDED!! To all 599 backers -- thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

I'm so eager to finally get the book into production. Very soon, this will come to life in its ideal form (a gorgeous, full-colour tome) and be delivered right into your hands to the gratitude of your eyeballs. How cool is that!!

As the holiday season is fast approaching, the process of book production will only…


Saturday, 1 December 2018

Hi everyone, it's the first of December and guess where we are at right now -- 90% funded!

Thank you for sticking with The Carpet Merchant since June. Your trust and patience are valuable to me and I appreciate them in ways that cannot be worded in any language.

I don't have any notable book-related updates in particular. However! Since we're 10% of the way in, I'll like to give an overview…

80% | Getting Close!

Monday, 19 November 2018

Only 20% left to go. We're getting there!

I have two small updates this milestone:

  • Unbound just finished publishing the first two books of their Graphic Novels line: Grafity's Wall, and Reel Love. Look at how wonderfully produced they are. It makes me excited for what The Carpet Merchant will look like as an actual book. This hasn't changed since the beginning but I'm even more confident…

70%| Giveaway & Book Updates

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Hooray! We're nearly 3/4 there!


I've recently announced the winners of the Giveaway in a private post so as to maximise backers' privacy. Just in case some of us didn't receive that update, if you're Laura M. (who backed in June), and Brian M. (August), please drop me a line.

If no one claims the prize within a week, I'll do another draw.


Currently I'm…

65% | Halloween Offer Code, & New Book Announcement

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Heylo everyone!

The Carpet Merchant Vol I is 65% funded, with 445 backers. Hooray! We still have 5.7k in English money to raise. It looks like a lot, but we've already raised 11k. We can totally hit the goal.

Here are a couple of updates:


As part of Unbound's Halloween special, use the offer code UNBOO to receive 10% off on all new pledges for The Carpet Merchant. Offer…

60 % | New Bookmark, Retailer Tier, and Raffle!

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

YES!! We're 60% funded.


As promised, here is the brand new bookmark, and with it the finalised set.

A closer look, to appreciate the details.

These bookmarks are exclusively made for The Carpet Merchant Vol I in limited quantities, so be sure to get your hands on them! You can upgrade your pledge anytime.


Libraries, retailers and bookstores…

50% FUNDED! | Bookmarks, news and transcription

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Hello everyone!

It has been awhile since my last update (when the campaign was 25% funded). I was in America in the last month, meeting friends and seeing the graphic novel/comics industry in person, after years of only experiencing it through Twitter dot com. It was fun. I ate a lot.

Anyway, THE CARPET MERCHANT IS HALFWAY FUNDED! Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone (all 342 of…

25% | Eisner Award Ceremony | Brief Update

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Hey everyone! Brief update this time. 

I’m currently in America for a month. I came here to attend the Eisner Award ceremony at San Diego Comic Con, which is what The Carpet Merchant is nominated in (for Best Digital Comic). It didn’t win! But I am happy all the same knowing how much the comic’s story and characters meant to so many people.

Anyway! The campaign’s at 27% and really close to reaching…

20% | New Bookmark Unlocked

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Hey everyone,

We just reached another milestone -- 20%! So close to being a quarter of the way in. Thanks so much to everyone who has backed the book and shared it with their friends/family/pets. Please keep the momentum going!

We've unlocked a NEW bookmark design. Presenting....

You can now choose this bookmark as your desired design if you pledged to the 1 Bookmark tier, or have…

10% | A Thank You to Backers | About TCM

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Hey everyone,

How cool is this - we've already reached 10%! Thank you so much for becoming a part of this campaign and backing the book. Your contribution, no matter the amount, is what allows this book to become reality. It's like magic! Beat that, Houdini.

This is just a simple update; I wanted to talk about The Carpet Merchant as a webcomic and a literary project in general, especially…

Publication date: March 2020
122% funded
773 backers