My mantra since high school has been Anything Can Happen and Usually Does. Once again it has proven to be true. As it turns out, I will not be setting out on my sailing journey solo after all. We have taken on crew - a man and a dog. They turn out to be the perfect plot twist for the end of Issue Three, Delta Dingo. I am looking forward to cartooning the challenges of romance, sailing lessons, and a 6 gallon holding tank in a 30' boat in the as-yet-unnamed Issue 4. First noted quote, " I will NOT poop in a cone filled with cat litter!"
But hey, we're still working on Issue One Dock Dorks, and the countdown is now in hours...
Just so you know, I WILL be printing Dock Dorks, even if the KickStarter goal is not met. I'll find a way. It has to happen. But it will be a better process and result if the KickStarter help comes through. Not just for the money. I work harder when I have people to please - and that's you.
So if there's anyone you can think of who might be tickled by this project, NOW is the time to send them a link. It's all over Saturday at 1pm PT.
NEW REWARDS - See the rewards section for how to get a CD copy with J-card of Field Notes by the Jawless Fishes, my nebulous one-time band. Also, I will have a glam 5x7 b&w photo with dingo on La Bonita taken and sign it for you - as if I were somebody.
On Cinco de Mayo, please check on my website for Life After KickStarter. It's been one hell of a busy month and I've learned a ton doing this fundraiser. There will be more videos (with better sound) on YouTube to look forward to now that I have figured out the iMovie application.
Mostly I'm warmed by the support demonstrated and am hugely encouraged to continue with this loopy story of sailing and searching. Thank you All.
pledged of $10,000 goal
seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on May 5, 2012.
Apr 5, 2012 - May 5, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $10 or more
Signed copy of Dock Dorks for delivery in October. International shipping, please add $10 to your pledge.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $25 or more
+ Will draw a cartoon of you from a photo you send by email.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $50 or more
1 backer Limited (1 of 2 left)
+ Name listed in thank you section in Dock Dorks issue, and first two local backers at $50 or more get option for a pass to hang out at my table as my assistants at APE.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $100 or more
4 backers Limited (1 of 5 left)
+ Invitation to attend the post APE party at my sailboat in So. Beach. No, you can't bring extra friends - unless they pledge $100 too. Or you get something I weave out of Delta Water Hyacinth! Possible objects include: hats, mats, fans,... see updates for more info.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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5x7 B&W glossy glam photo of me and dingo on La Bonita. Hey, we clean up good!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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You and 5 friends all pledge $25 as a group at the same time and you'll get a cartoon of all of you on the same page from clear photos you send me. Your Posse Pose!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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CD copy of Field Notes by the Jawless Fishes with photos of the band and lyrics on the J Card. Some original music and some standards. Vocals by me.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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+ Visit us at the boat at the dock in the Delta or on the Bay, sometime between May - September 2012. Locations vary. You are responsible for transportation to and from the boat.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $500 or more
+ Join us for a two to six hour jaunt to our next marina, yacht club or anchorage. For everyone's safety, no alcohol, drugs or smoking on the boat and PFDs will be worn at all times when boat is away from the dock.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $750 or more
+ I will feature you in a LiveAboard comic page to be included in Issue 3, Delta Dingo. You will get a color copy of the cartoon.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
You will be my Personal hero, + I will sing with you or to you on a YouTube video sometime between May and October 2012. This can be achieved via the internet or you can come to the boat.Estimated delivery: May 2012