Incredible! Less than a week since the Kickstarter project launched, and we’ve passed the initial goal of $15,000. I’m blown away by the enthusiasm and generosity of all my backers. Thank you to all of you!
It also means we can start adding on new rewards and features! If we raise $17890, I’ll be able afford the inclusion of a NEW 11-page story in the anniversary edition of Bite Me! Guys, I have wanted to do this since forever, and I know we can make it. I can’t go on living as the only person who knows how Audric became a vampire, and why it involves a lute, an untimely sneeze, and a room full of nuns.
If we do make it to $17890, I’ll add a reward where a high-level contributor will have a cameo in the comic as the person indirectly responsible for all of Bite Me! happening.
And, on a related note, here is the image for the second 4×6″ art print – a little line-up of Claire through the ages! (Hey, when you’re that pale, you pick a palette and you stick with it.)
Fewer than 24 hours into the campaign and we’ve already raised nearly $7,000. That is pretty amazing; a huge thank you to everyone who helped promote the launch and especially all the people who dove right in and pledged! What a great day.
As part of my thank you for such a blazing beginning, here’s the image for the first of the three 4×6 art prints. This one commemorates the Danse Macabre 2.0 book.
Translated, the Latin reads “I was what you are, you will be what I am.” The original author is the Roman poet Horace, and variations of the motto have been inscribed on gravestones (and other instances of memento mori art) for centuries.
Next up will be the card that commemorates the anniversary edition of Bite Me! If you haven’t read the comic before, be sure to check it out at www.bitemecomic.com.
Hello, all – for the last several months I’ve been scheming away on My Next Big Thing. (Or, you know, my Concurrent Big Thing, since my graphic novel Family Man continues apace as I accumulate new pages for Volume II.)
You might’ve noticed that I’ve been sold out of Bite Me! books for awhile. As in, over a year. I’ve gotten so many e-mails and messages asking about it, and it’s driven me crazy every time I’ve had to reply “they’ll be back again soon! When I can make them better quality! And add stuff! And the elves return to Middle Earth!”
You might also have noticed that there hasn’t been a print edition of Outfoxed yet. Most of the comments on it I sum up to “This is great! Where can I buy a copy?” Up until now the answer has been nowhere.
And, if you were one of the people who wanted to buy an original piece from my Danse Macabre 2.0 illustration series but missed out or couldn’t afford it, you’ve asked me when I was going to do a collection or issue prints.
Well, I have some relevant and exciting news for all of you, because I’ve decided it’s finally time to open up pre-orders and fund a print run!
Of all three books! Through Kickstarter!
Here, let me explain, via video. (It’s only four minutes, and there are jokes.)
I’m excited, gang. I’ve become a much better at this stuff – the practical side of bookmaking – since I last made a book, and I’ve become astronomically better at it since I first made a book. I know how to make a book more quickly, at higher quality, at a lower cost, and get it to you with greater speed. Perhaps most importantly, I know who to ask for help rather than trying to do everything by myself.
But I can dream up the fanciest stuff on earth to no avail – ultimately it all depends on you folks, my lovely and distinguished readers. I don’t want to make things you’re not interested in.
So, if you’re interested in owning a copy of any of these three projects – please consider contributing! The success (or failure) of this campaign will have a big impact on how I print my work in the future. (The future of Family Man volumes will hinge, at least in part, on how well this project does.) Creator-owned self-pub is absolutely the most effective way I can turn my work into income.
Thanks in advance, all!