The Carpet Merchant of Konstantiniyya: Volume II

By Reimena Yee

The second and final installment of the Eisner-nominated online graphic novel.

Monday, 5 April 2021

104% | THE BOOK IS HAPPENING | Production updates

Hello everyone, fantastic news!!

We're completely funded over Easter weekend!!! Once again, thank you so so much to all supporters new and old for making this second volume a reality. I am excited to be moving on soon to production!

Here are my next steps:

  1. Enamel pin and carpet bookmark production: this April I will begin reaching out to manufacturers and get started on the production of these items. I will reveal the bookmark design in the coming weeks.
  2. Book design: Truthfully I am overwhelmed by my current workload (I'm juggling three other graphic novel projects, each at different stages). It's most likely that I will only have the space to focus on The Carpet Merchant's book design sometime between May and June, once I've cleared one or two of those books. During the design process I will be cleaning up the cover, writing copy and remastering the artwork (fixing mistakes, enhancing the visual flourishes and update the lettering).

Stay tuned for more news soon! Thank you thank you thank you

Until next time,

NOTE: I wrote an author's update on Friday, when the campaign was at 93%. Unfortunately that update wasn't sent out via email, but please read it for some clarification regarding the slowness of the funding during 2020, apologies included. And details on the new reward bundles, which include both Volume 1 and 2.


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