We're officially launched
The last few weeks have been crazier than even we expected. The books have arrived and are exactly what we wanted (new book smell included). We've been hard at work ever since. Last week, we had our official launch at the Weisman Award Exhibit, which, by all accounts, seems to have been a success. Lots of awesome grant-funded projects were presented and will be on show until Oct. 19 (stop by The Arcade at 618 S. Michigan Ave. to take a look).
We went from that first launch to our "launch party," which was absolutely amazing. Thanks to all of you who came out to both or either event. We definitely appreciate the continued support.
Now that the shows are over, we will concentrate on getting the books out there and, equally as important, getting all of your remaining rewards out in the mail (thanks to our fellow Weisman Award winner Caro Griffin for sending us a pic of her postcard reward—currently living happily on her fridge).
Please keep an eye out for more Illustrated Press projects, including one we're working on now with our local NPR station, WBEZ's Curious City.
And thanks again.
pledged of $3,500 goal
seconds to go
Apr 2, 2012 - May 1, 2012
Pledge $5 or more
You'll get a digital download of our first comic, "Wedlock: Love and Marriage at the Cook County Jail" PLUS! a sticker. And our eternal gratitude.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $10 or more
We'll mail you a personalized thank you note via haiku. That's right, a haiku entirely about you. (includes a bonus high five and/or firm handshake when proximity allows).Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $25 or more
We'll mail you one of the many notes/quotes hastily recorded by Darryl since this project began, most likely written on a yellow sticky note, a bar/restaurant napkin, the back of a business card or 4' x 8' reporter's notebook paper. AND we'll send you a sticker.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $60 or more
You'll get one of everything listed above. Plus, some original artwork from our reporting since July 2011 (includes rough, on-site sketches and storyboards).Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $100 or more
12 backers Limited (18 of 30 left)
You'll get a signed copy of the book, a poster (signed if you'd like) and a special note (probably drawn on) that you can use as a bookmark. Good deal, right?Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $250 or more
0 backers Limited (20 of 20 left)
We'll mail you a signed copy of the book and an "Illustrated Press" poster, plus everything listed above (includes original artwork, notes, the digital download, and, of course, the thank you haiku).Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $500 or more
1 backer Limited (9 of 10 left)
A signed copy of the book + a poster + a sticker + the personalized thank you haiku. AND! a mini-comic of yourself, hand drawn by Erik, written by Darryl.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012