Handin’ Out Free Samples…

Schlock Mercenary: The Tub of HappinessNo wonder this book took so long to put together.

I sat down Wednesday night and counted up the pages of bonus material. There are nine pages of bonus story, and then over a hundred more pages in the book that have new content on them.

So I started adding up column inches, and determined that of the two hundred and forty pages of Schlock Mercenary: The Tub of Happiness, the equivalent of fifty of them are all new stuff. There are concept sketches, character references, new bits of marker art, excellent guest artist pieces, author commentary, and even a page of commentary from Sandra.

But don’t take my word for it. Here is a seventeen-page PDF extract from the book, including the front and back covers (inside and out), the first page of the bonus story, eleven pages from the “Big Haunted Battleship” storyline, and page 240, the “blank” page I use for sketching. Have a look, and see how the new stuff fits in with the old.

Even at low-resolution, it’s a 6MB file. Ah, sweet bandwidth, how I will miss you.

12 thoughts on “Handin’ Out Free Samples…”

  1. Oooo! *grabbyhands* Hopefully, I’ll get paid for a thing this week and I’ll be able to preorder one from you at MountainCon this weekend. 🙂

      1. Hee! Glad I could brighten your day. You frequently brighten mine.

        That being said, if you don’t want me using this icon, just say the word and I’ll take it down. I, er, should have asked permission before starting to use it…

  2. Awesome – something to read today!

    You know, you shouldn’t do that. You’re going to get me fired, reading that at work. Eh, whatever, I can always get another job, and my coworkers might want to learn about the beauty that is Schlock, too.

    If my remodeling work wasn’t so freaking expensive, I’d be certain to pre-order. Then again, my birthday is next week. I should spend money on myself, right? Yeah, that’s the ticket!

    (You should have used bittorrent to distribute your file, if you really had bandwidth concerns.)

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