Week 1: A great start, a few changes, and highlighting some other great projects.
over 1 year ago
– Mon, Jun 13, 2022 at 10:38:09 PM
Week 1: Truly Heartening.
Hello everyone! On behalf of myself and Robert, I want to say a massive "THANK YOU" to everyone who has supported our project! With the first week down, we're (amazingly) already at 69% funded from 98 backers! That's over $5000 in our first WEEK! I'm truly stunned by the amount of support we've so far received from people, known and unknown, and its generous support like this that really brings it all home for indie creators like us.
The 4-weeks left to go, its now time for Robert and I to really dig in and do the hard yards. As I see it, that 69% is from a lot of people we probably know. Going forward, we now need to reach out to a broader group of people to get the news out. We really believe that this book isn't just going to be a beautiful work of art on its own, but tells an important story of learning to appreciate and value the wild world around us. We hope that so long as we can get our project in front of people, they will see the value of what this story is about. Sharing and saying a few supporting words about this project with friends on social media is the best way for this book to reach more people.
After a week of seeing what was and WASN'T working for backers, I decided to make some changes in the hopes of making some of our tiers more attractive. Now, the 'EXCLUSIVE ART PRINT' Tier has been dropped to $55. Its a great deal to get the graphic novel, bookplate, book mark, AND and an exclusive art print by one of our featured artists, only for $55.
Second, I reduced the price for the "BACKGROUND CHARACTER" tier from $200 to $175. See yourself forever illustrated in this fine book, BOTH in this exclusive Kickstarter printing AND in the regular printing when we send it off to Source Point Press! A small price to pay for fame and immortality.
To help share the love with our fellow indie comic creators, I want to highlight a few other great projects currently running on Kickstarter. First is The Breakfast Bunch: The Collected Edition by Ryan Little. The Breakfast Bunch is a high fantasy adventure story... all about CEREAL MAGIC. Yes, BREAKFAST cereal magic. But don't take my word, check it out for yourself. The artwork is truly impressive and the story and characters look uniquely interesting and fun. Its great to find a fantasy adventure that is light-hearted and easy fun, and matched with refreshingly simple but gorgeous artwork. Check it out here ( https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/monsteroftheweek1/the-breakfast-bunch-the-collected-edition?ref=user_menu)
Last but not least is another fantastic and fun story by fellow Australia indie-comic heavyweight, Ben Slabak. I've know Ben from back when I FIRST started making comics here in OZ, and he's always been a friendly and enthusiastic supporter of his fellow creatives and comics in general. Over the last few years he's produced a litany of fantastic stories, translated into multiple languages, and worked with other creators from around the world. One of his newest projects is "Mr. Beaver, VOL I", written by Pablo Verdugo Munoz, a Chilean illustrator and writer from Santiago who has teamed up with Ben to publish this story. The world's most powerful crime organization - "The Twelve" - has managed to evade justice for far too long and in desperation, the police reach out to the one individual who just might be able to turn things around. Enter special agent Mr. Beaver.
A fun, action packed, manga-styled story that's parts "Lethal Weapon" and parts "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles". Check it out here ( https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/benslabak/mr-beaver-vol-1?ref=nav_search&result=project&term=Mr.%20Beaver )
That's all the news for now. I hope everyone is well and staying safe, where ever you are! And as always, THANK YOU!!!
Daniel A. Becker~