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    • CommentAuthorOwen
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2011
    I is in.
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2011
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2011
    @icelandbob Well if that's all it is, then I'll stop worrying!
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    I'm a fat kid.

    That's a Smartie.

    [That first point's also why I'm so slow getting to it.]
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    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2011
    Ha, awesome.
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    signed up
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    3,000 copies? Glad I signed up already. Although depending on BERG's plans I don't know if that's plenty or nowhere near enough.
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2011
    Can I just ask *how* this is being sold? Through Diamond or distributed directly?
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2011
    You're the guy I want to share my money with.
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    I guess (hope?) that if they have more than 3,000 people signed up to the mailing list that they'll increase the print run, but either way I'll probably be breaking my budget to grab this once it's available.

    Just a question that came up in one of the BERG guys posts about SVK (I think that's where I saw it anyway): what are Poacher's Pockets? I tried googling and all I got was a bunch of restaurants.
    • CommentAuthorEmperor
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2011
    what are Poacher's Pockets? I tried googling and all I got was a bunch of restaurants.

    When you go out poaching you'll find that the conventional pockets inside a large jacket aren't big enough to accommodate a pheasant or large rabbit, so the trick is to stitch larger pockets into the inside. The better quality work means it might not disturb the line of the coat. Also good for shoplifting. So a bit like Harpo's coat.
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    I've hidden certain statements for those who didn't go to the Wired link and don't want to be spoiled...

    What? That's nuts! Making comics

    Now I'm curious, though. Shipping to America? Because I've signed up and would order it for 20 American, or whatever, but shipping? Just wondering. Guess all will be revealed, although perhaps I could
    shine a telepathic torch on this page for the TRUE DETAILS!!!
  7.  (9588.34)

    Thanks for that. I kinda guessed it would be extra pockets sown on the inside of a jacket for nefarious purposes, but the 'poaching' bit totally threw me. Now I get it though.

    Also, kudos to Warren & BERG. I just realised how great this really is – with digital and web comics being all the rage they’ve created a comic that MUST be read as a physical product. It’ll also stick it to the pirates.

    (Yes, I'm slow and only just realised how important the physical aspect is to this project.)
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    (Yes, I'm slow and only just realised how important the physical aspect is to this project.)

    There you go.

    It will be sold online. I think I can say that much.
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    Wow. This is a crazy idea. Signed up and can't wait to see more.
    • CommentTimeMar 2nd 2011
    I come straight from Bleeding Cool. Mindblowing. I hope I can get a copy somehow.

    I'm really curious about this, but I don't want to spoil people either, so I better shut up now.
    • CommentTimeMar 2nd 2011
    Signed up! Hoping to have cash when the book comes out, sounds like a fascinating idea. And I can use the torch afterward to look for scorpions and spiders. :D
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    You have spiders and scorpions that are only visible in the UV part of the spectrum? And I thought we had it bad in Australia with insects.
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    I like how this ties in to comments Warren was making a few months back about comics that used to come with things attached. I think that was strictly an England thing, because the Marvel/DC stuff of the 70s/80s didn't come with neat gadgets attached.

    Am now flashing back to 1976 (or so) sitting on the shag-carpeted floor of Bookland in the comics section wondering why Superman would fight Muhammad Ali.