Wednesday, June 25, 2014
How's that for neatness? EXACTLY 200% funding! (And only... 700 backers shy of Bud's street address.)
I cannot thank all you backers enough! This is amazing! I am going try lose my mind for a little while, but imagine a pile of more thank yous!
(And, yes, I managed to refresh the page during the final countdown - so I got to watch the last three glorious seconds of this!)
Monday, June 23, 2014
First off, THE KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN FOR BOOK THREE IS ALMOST OVER. We are now counting down in HOURS - and there's a pretty giant stretch goal. Get the world involved! They need to know about this comic!
Also, new Copper Road! Calendarwise, it's a little late - but it fits with the current comics, so deal! Vote here to see it! Quincy, you are not allowed to watch Game of Thrones, but, hey, it's pop culture. You don't need to watch to know.
Speaking of comic continuity, prepare to end the school year (for reals) in style - with double-sized comics for the whole story! You're welcome. :-)
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
So, yeah, SEVEN DAYS LEFT IN THE BOOK THREE KICKSTARTER! I love my book. This book is amazing! I have held a copy of it in my hand, and I probably achieved Nirvana. I could have been on a higher plane of existence - BUT I CAME BACK TO TELL YOU ABOUT THE WONDERS OF MY BOOK!
Anyway, my annual Kickstarter perk is allowing me to get custom dolls and play with them - and the only way you can stop me from having fun is to buy my silence!
But, yes, these foreign dolls - Duae Design dolls - may keep the doll theme, but they might just be a betrayal to a certain doll maker. I am a MONSTER.
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Recently, the folks at Two Geeks Talking approached me for an interview, and I was happy to oblige! Click hear to read the end result! Any excuse to post a selfie and promote the Kickstarter campaign, right? ;-)
Speaking of the Kickstarter, the final list of stretch goals has been unveiled, and I've shared some information of the formerly-secret Precocious book I want to create. This book, titled "Children at Play," is intended to be a Precocious companion - with an original comic story designed as both an introduction to new readers and a something very rewarding for established Precocites. (You'll have to fund its creation before I let you know what I mean.) The book will also contain background information to the Precocious universe, character bios and various comics and tidbits to make it a useful resource. It will be smaller than the annual collections, and printed in black and white to keep costs low. I do know that a project like this is a luxury, which means I can only embark on it if I know I have the support from the readers to create it, and the funds to help cover the huge time investment needed.
Monday, June 9, 2014
While I was off enjoying my family time - my baby brother got married! - the book three preorder hit another stretch goal! More Copper Roads! You get a new one today, and another shall come soon! (Plus more!)
As for the Kickstarter campaign, I still very much need your help - and there are more stretch goals to unlock! First of all, look at that. That is an awesome book that will enrich your life. It has lots of special stuff you can only get in book form, and you want it! Second, the stretch goals represent projects that I want to do - ones I believe others will enjoy - but these things won't happen unless I can justify them financially. There are so many stories left to tell, and it's up to your to make sure I can tell them all!
Sunday, June 1, 2014
New month, new Copper Road! Vote here to see the comic! Want more Copper Roads? Get to pledging for the book 3 Kickstarter! But more on that below - let's talk about this new comic first!
I'm a sports guy, and there's no denying the madness that comes with that turf. Everyone has some sob story, since only one team wins at the end. DC teams, at the moment, are pretty darn shameful. Recently, I've watched the National lose most of their starters to injury and go on some pretty painful slumps. When I snarked on Twitter about it, two oblivious people decided to engage me about how bad their problems were... and this comic is a sadly accurate retelling of how that went. In both cases, they had to be pitied because their team ONLY made it to the championship last year. (And this year too.) Seriously, sports people. You gotta have some perspective! Boston overloaded on so many championships in the last decade or so that no one's gonna have sympathy - even if it's fully deserved. On the other end, it doesn't matter if you like the teams or not, you don't give a Cleveland fan a hard time. Let's think about context here, and all agree that sports fans from Pennsylvania are terrible, and all the suffering in sports should be channeled to them.
Kickstarter update! The good news? WE'VE REACHED THE BASE FUNDING GOAL! The followup news? That was merely step one. We've now paid for printing the books, printing the current bonuses and shipping it all. That's it. I'm aiming big this year, because I need to aim big to survive - and that mean I gotta make the best bonuses I can. Everyone gets what they want, and maybe I get to keep my house!
The first bonus is above: A window cling that will go out with every physical book order! The list of stretch goals is up, and I can't wait until they start popping! And I have greater ambitious too, if we can all pull it off.
The campaign is being finessed and adapted as I go, to match up with the needs of the people. We're very close to unlocking the next wave of tier options - including Copper Roads, Cupcakes of Bliss and digital book add-ons! Updates should be coming in regularly, both with new tiers, new goals and art updates for the bonus items. Just give me the rest of Sunday off from updates. I gotta take time to make some Precocious comics. Those are important too! (Monday, though, should be fun!)