There's the missing component.
Speaking of components, I started a Kickstarter project to fund the printing of Book 1 and I'll need a whole lot of components (ie: you!) to make this work. Kickstarter is a crowd-funding site where small creators like me can pull off big dreams thanks to heroic people like you. You can read all the details here but basically I'm offering several rewards in exchange for your help, such as signed prints, personally sketched books, and even the chance to become a Blob (ie: background character) in the book!
Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing site, though, so if we can't raise the funds within the given time limit then none of the rewards will happen and Book 1 will remain solely on the web. Sniff.
Regardless of what happens, I'd like to thank all my readers in advance for simply reading and letting me tell this story. The honor of being read is by far the coolest thing you guys are doing for me, so thanks!