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    Ben Paddon
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    The Jump Leads eBooks, previously only made available in the US thanks to my ignorance of how Wowio’s publisher admin panel works, are now available for everybody everywhere ever to buy. And, to make up for my stupidity, the books are on sale for 49 American cents each. Each eBook contains the entire issue in high-definition, with additional content including character art and early pencils/inks for some pages.

    If you’ve already got the print edition of Volume 1 then you’ve already seen the content for issues #1 and #2, but I don’t think the bonus content in the issue #3 eBook has been seen before.

    Issues #5 and #7 will be going up before the end of the month, along with a collection of the mini-issues once I get some rights issued sorted. I’ll probably launch those at the same sale price. I’m also considering releasing a couple of the scripts as eBooks, but that’s more of a self-indulgent thing on my part and I don’t see many people being interested in that sort of tat. Besides which, those early scripts are terrible.

    I’m re-writing the first two issues now, actually. Sorting out a pitch packet, style o’ fing. I’m bloody nervous – I’ve never pitched anything before (I’ve had meetings, but it’s a very different environment), and I’m a few weeks away from standing in front of some pretty important people and trying to convince them that my product is as awesome as I believe it is.

    But anyway. Buy my eBooks. It’ll help me pay rent.

    #111086

    Apologies if this is a stupid question, but I don’t need anything more than a laptop to read an ebook, do I?

    #111087

    Nevermind, just bought them!

    #111090
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    Ooh, I bloody love you, I do.

    #111095

    Just finished the first one, and I bloody love it, I do.

    #111096
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    I love you even more now.

    JjAR and I recorded a per-page commentary for issue #1 which I’ll be making available as a Donation Bonus very, very soon.

    #111098

    Very, very incredibly minor spoiler here.

    Reading the second now, and I just want to say: “So basically ‘Don’t shoot, we’re strangers’? Run that back through your head and tell me whether or not you think that makes sense.”

    That is THE line of the century. I realise we’re pretty early in this century, but I’m pretty confident.

    #111129
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    And to think that line had been edited out, but JjAR drew the first few pages from an earlier, much longer version of the script.

    #111327
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    Issues #5 and #7 are now up on the store. If you’re wondering where issues #4 and #6 are, they’ll be bundled together with issue #8 and some other bonus content for another eBook some time in the next couple of months (they’re only mini-issues running about 4-8 pages each, so we’re going to make their releases extra-special).

    #111337

    Ta, I shall purchase them now!

    #111338

    Except for some reason I can’t? :S

    #111340
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    Whaaaat?

    #111343

    Yeah, just tried again. Says can’t be delivered to my address or something. But I’m trying to download them? I’m a bit/very confused.

    #111344
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    How odd. I’ll get in touch with Wowio. Where in the world are you?

    #111345

    I live and purchase in London. *Confused face*

    #111346
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    Very odd. i sent my Wowio guy an email, he’s referring it to their tech team. In the meantime shoot me an email and I’ll sort you out some other way.

    #111363
    Dessie
    Participant

    These available on iphone? I’m very technically naive at the moment.

    #111365
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    The PDFs will work on an iPhone via iBooks, but in all honesty it’s not really worth it with the phone’s small screen resolution – you wouldn’t notice the quality increase. I’d recommend just visiting the Jump Leads website via Safari and reading the comic there for free instead. You don’t get the bonus content, of course…

    Not that I’d complain if you did buy ’em, mind, just letting you know that there’s no benefit to buying the PDFs if you’re going to be reading ’em on an iPhone.

    #111385

    Bought (at last) ! Gonna get stuck into them now! :D

    #111399
    ori-STUDFARM
    Participant

    Have you ever thought about doing the story as a podcast audiodrama? I only ask as most audiodrama’s in the podcasting world suffer from going on too much with dialogue. Being in comic format, the story gets told without too much unnecessary dialogue. Maybe an easy way to build up some more followers of the online comic story…

    #111400
    Ridley
    Participant

    Would make sense as a way to tell additional stories between waiting for JjAR pages. And/or short stories.

    #111401
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    We’ve discussed it, and we even started work on an audio-drama at one point. Then it morphed into a “motion comic” version of the first issue. Now it’s morphed into something arguably better that itself has the potential to become something pretty bloody spectacular.

    But, uh, yes. I’d love to do some proper audio-dramas at some point. I’ve had the thing semi-cast for the longest time now, too.

    #111574
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    The comic is ongoing again on our website, and we’ve enlisted the colouring talents of a certain Kris Carter. Perhaps you know him?

    #111577
    Kris Carter
    Participant

    I’ve heard of that fella. What a hack!

    #111848
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    I’ve just locked in my first con appearance in two years. I’m a guest at the Anaheim Comic-Con in two weeks’ time. Blimey, I’m nervous.

    #111762

    You’ll be great, don’t worry! But remember; whatever befalls you, try and greet it with a smile on your lips and a song in your heart :)

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