Kay the Valkyrie hit its funding goal in the first hour that it launched! Now, there are only 52 hours left to get your print.
If we get to 10 backers, everyone who backs the campaign will get a FREE bundle of quarter-sized pins included in their rewards.
Should we get to 15 backers, then everyone will get free pins AND a free bookmark.
Book Bundles and Sticker Bundles are STILL available as add-ons! Plus, there’s the option to include commissions in your rewards. So if you would like me to draw something custom (especially as a gift), then get that add-on.
Want to see what other add-ons are available? I talk about them in this archived live stream. Go check that out, yo.
I think the last time I ran a one-week-long KickStarter campaign, I ran one for funding Validation’s Final Push. Before that, I did a one-week campaign for Validation’s buttons. I kept those short because the asking goals were kept small. And that’s why I’m doing another one-week-long campaign.
If you missed my previous blog post, here’s the TL;DR: I want to get a new print in the world.
There are two things I’m doing WILDLY different this time.
I’m offering only two main rewards for backers. But…
I’m offering a variety of add-ons so backers can customize their orders!
I’m keeping the asking goal small because I don’t need much to make this happen. Just what I need to make back the cost of supplies. All the rewards for this campaign are things I have available right now. That, or they’re things I can make at home. So fulfillment will be really easy!
This KickStarter campaign SHOULD be ready to launch by Wednesday, Nov. 10.
The campaign is still being reviewed. As soon as it’s ready, I’m announcing the launch to my email newsletter peeps first.
Now that Inktober is over, what’s next for November?
There are two parts: Comics, and Kickstarter.
FIRST – COMICS
This sketch is for a new comic I’m writing, tentatively called Vanita and The Demon King. I’m scripting it as part of National Novel Writing Month. It’s a writer’s challenge to write a new story in 30 days. USUALLY, you write 50,000 words on a totally new idea. But I’m being a rebel and thumb-nailing comic pages. Really, my goal is to write for an hour a day and get this idea fully sketched out.
If you read the Inktober comic, know this: the story is NOT over yet! New pages will post on my email newsletter once a week. So if you want to see what’s next for our resident cat witch and crow witch, get on that list, yo.
Meanwhile, The Legend of Azu-Mi will have a new page up tomorrow. Next week, Azu-Mi will update twice a week, on Wednesday and Friday. Once Azu-Mi wraps up, The Legend of Jamie Roberts will resume its weekly Wednesday update schedule.
SECOND – KICKSTARTER
The Legend of Azu-Mi is happening because KickStarter backers unlocked it during the campaign for The Legend of Jamie Roberts, volume 1. That campaign’s fulfillment is NEARLY done. Now there are just factors outside of my control to wait on.
Which leads me to…
I want to run a one-week KickStarter to get THIS beauty into print.
All the rewards are things I can print and ship from my in-studio set-up – no outside printer delays required. Right now, I’m planning out add-ons, the budget, and how to make gifting happen. Since we’re so close to the holiday shopping season, I’m considering adding the option for backers to choose if their reward is a gift for someone else…and if they want the rewards directly sent to the giftee.
I’ll be reaching out to my Discord peeps for feedback. If you’re a supporter through Ko-Fi or Patreon, you should already have access to the Tiny Dinos Discord server. Message me on the platform if you do not and you want to get on board.
With any luck, a campaign preview will be up by the end of this week. But email subscribers will be the first to know when it launches.
Today, April 28 at 5 pm EDT, JD Laclede from Less Than Secret: A Cryptid Comic Anthology is joining me on this livestream!
Less Than Secret: A Cryptid Anthology collects 7 short comic stories about the creatures that go bump in the night. The Mothman, the Jersey Devil, the Fresno Nightcrawler, and more are all featured in this black-and-white comic anthology.
JD is not only the editor and cover artist for the anthology – he’s also an old buddy of mine. So I’m really looking forward to this chat!