On December 30th, we're shipping our mini-comic across North America. Help support casual encounters with comic book retailers.
I'm an independent/small press comic book writer collaborating with 32 different artists --
Christopher Higginson, Ryan Dunlavey, Jason Copland, Sina Grace, Cat Staggs, Mark Murphy, J.E. Smith, Tom Kurzanski, Brock Rizy, Paul Milligan, Daniel Warner, ZeeS, Chad Thomas, Brad Marshall Wilson, Scott Zirkel, Dave Sherrill, David DeGrand, Tania Kaufmann, Nate Bramble, Joe Eisma, Matthew Warlick, Vinh Luan Luu, Jake Ekiss, Erica Stephens, Samax Randolph, Josh Boulet, Ryon Elliott, Cal Slayton, Jose Esquivel, David Rodriguez, Michael Lagocki, and cover design by April Wenzel
-- on a project called ONE NIGHT STAND. It's a collection of one-page stories, all about "casual encounters." This mini-comic will explore sex and intimacy, guilt and anonymity, risk and fantasy. The stories won't all be overtly sexual or explicit, but it will be for a mature audience.
["Mr. Hopkins, what is a mini-comic?" "I'm glad you asked. It refers to the size format: typically, a standard 8.5x11 paper that's folded in half and stapled. It's an economical way to print comics and a common format for independent DIY-minded comic book writers and artists." "Thanks!" "You're most welcome."]
We want to ONE NIGHT STAND to be in comic book stores on December 30th. Why? The main comic book distributor in the U.S., Diamond Distributors, is not shipping anything that week. No Spider-Man, no Superman, no Wolverine. Instead, we'd like to ship our comic to stores across North America and have this 32 page indie project be the highest selling comic for that week. (Eat my shorts, Marvel and DC!) That's the goal. I'm doing this by not "selling" ONE NIGHT STAND to the comic book shops. For retailers, these will all be complimentary copies, which they can sell for $2 (suggested price) and they make 100% profit from it -- our gift to them on a slow comic week.
Thus, it will take some money to get it going. I need at least $500 to cover basic printing and shipping demands. Anything we make beyond that will be used to print more and ship more.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $500 goal
seconds to go
Sep 18, 2009 - Nov 5, 2009
Pledge $1 or more
CHARMING LEVEL. Your giving makes me smile. Your name (with a link to your website) will be listed in a "thank you" post on my blog.
Pledge $5 or more
APPEALING LEVEL. Your giving lingers in my mind. A copy of ONE NIGHT STAND will be mailed to your house. (Plus, CHARMING level reward)
Pledge $10 or more
ALLURING LEVEL. Your giving makes me want to try new things. As a last minute reward level, for anyone who donates $10 or more, I will send them a hand-made thank you card -- with a crappy little sketch from me. I'm not a great artist, but I will certainly attempt to make it look nice. Crayons? Markers? Glitter? I'll try anything to make your card... special.
Pledge $20 or more
SEXY LEVEL. Your giving is sexy. Your name will be listed on the "thank you" page in the mini-comic. Ten copies of ONE NIGHT STAND will be shipped to the retailer of your choosing. (Plus, CHARMING and APPEALING level rewards)
Pledge $50 or more
VERY SEXY LEVEL. Your giving is more sexy than average. I will send you a care package that includes a copy of my graphic novel ASTRONAUT DAD, VOL. 1. (Plus, CHARMING, APPEALING, and SEXY level rewards)
Pledge $100 or more
4 backers Limited (1 of 5 left)
TOO SEXY FOR THIS LEVEL. Your giving makes me blush. You will receive a piece of art from one of the artists involved in this project. (Plus, CHARMING, APPEALING, SEXY, and VERY SEXY level rewards)
Pledge $200 or more
NSFW LEVEL. Your giving makes me want to take you out to dinner. Oh yes, I'm taking you out to dinner. (Plus, CHARMING, APPEALING, SEXY, and VERY SEXY level rewards) This gift is for people living in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.