Screenshot updated: December 23, 2011: 1:52am HST
Click the screenshot to visit our Kickstarter Project Page!EDIT: We've finally broke the $9000 mark! Let's raise that last bit together!!
KickStart Our Next Book!
Scott and I are working hard to complete all of our content for our much anticipated Volume 6, but this year, we're going to need some help with the funding.
Up until last year, we printed our yearly compilations in black-and-white and smaller quantities (less than 1000 copies) primarily as a service to our readers who may not be aware we update our comic online.
For our 5th anniversary (last year), we decided to bite the proverbial bullet and go all out. Our 5th volume was larger in both size and page-count than our previous books AND printed in full-color. The printing costs were quite high, but we felt the end result was completely worth it. We've received so many positive compliments from those who see our books in person.
So, in short, it's hard to go back to black-and-white.
Times are Changing...
This past year has been a really rough one. We are based in Honolulu, Hawaii and our base costs are much higher than most of the nation. Fuel prices rose and in turn everything became more expensive -- airfare to mainland events, gas for the car, groceries, shipping and freight, etc.
Additionally, many of our local bookstores and comic shops are shrinking and disappearing and places where I can sell my books to (wholesale) are becoming more and more limited.
Let's Prove them Wrong!
Let's prove that there is still a market for books!
Let me make this clear: My Kickstarter Project is -not- asking for a donation.
What I am asking for is assistance in printing our next book in full-color. To do this, we need to raise $10,000 in pledges. We have a number of great incentive packages to choose from, so you are getting something for your support.
Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing funding project. If I do not reach my goal by December 26th, no one will be charged for their pledges, but I will also not have a printed book for 2012.
My deadlines are set and strict - when funding is reached, we will be in touch with our printers to start the process. We already have an estimated date of arrival in mid-March -- just in time for Kawaii Kon 2012.
80% of the book content is complete. I am currently working on a n 18-page special side-story that will only appear in our compiled editions, the "Origins of Pollo
". To see some of the other in-progress updates, visit our KickStarter Project page
and click the "Updates" tab to learn more.
To be honest, we have a -lot- of incentive packages, ranging from $1 to $500. Some include:
* Limited edition, signed & number HARDCOVER edition of the book!
* Learn Nemesis' true name!
* Join the official Henshin Rider Fan Club!
* Get your portrait/original character drawn by me!
* Trading card sets! Stickers! More!
You can make as changes to your pledge until the Kickstarter closes on December 26th.
Likewise, if you have an idea you'd like to see added as an incentive, feel free to message me!
How You Can Help!
Not all of us may have money to make a pledge - I understand that completely. However, if you would like to see this book become a reality, help us our by sharing
. Forward or share this journal link, tweet, post on your Facebook wall, make a blog post, e-mail friends, etc! Every little bit helps us out a lot!
Sankies so much for your time and support!