One Week In...
Hi folks. Just wanted to post a quick update to thank everyone for making the first week (or so) of this project so incredible. Just 8 days in and we're already 97% of the way there. Really unbelievable and inspiring to me. Thanks to everyone who pledged and / or passed the info about this project on to others. Keep re-posting / re-tweeting / forwarding - even though we're almost to the goal, I've got plenty more rewards to go around, so the more people who want to be a part of this the better! Still 50-plus days to go until funding ends and the writing / drawing / cartooning really begins...
Small bonus reward - whoever pledges the amount (however small) that pushes the total over the goal amount of $5000 gets an extra little drawing just for them, in addition to whatever reward they choose.
Thanks so much everybody. Keep spreading the word and keep checking this space for more. Oh, and follow me on twitter, if you're so inclined - twitter.com/jamietanner. Here's a quick little comic just for fun...
UPDATE TO THE UPDATE: Mere hours after posting this the amount pledged went up over the goal line. Just incredible - you guys are the best. Thanks to Lewis Winter for tipping it over 100% (and to all my other amazing backers)!
pledged of $5,000 goal
seconds to go
Sep 14, 2009 - Nov 14, 2009
Pledge $8 or more
THE DIARIST: You get a small blank sketchbook / journal with illustrated cover (there will be a few different covers to choose from).
Pledge $20 or more
THE READER: You get a signed copy of my first book, The Aviary.
Pledge $30 or more
THE AFICIONADO: You get an oversized (13 x 18) art print.
Pledge $50 or more
THE PATRON: You get one page of original art, either from the new book I'll be making, or from The Aviary - your choice! Pages from The Aviary vary in size from about 6"x8" to about 9"x12". The new book will likely be drawn at 9"x12" or thereabouts. (*Bonus for early adopters: the first 13 people to opt for this reward or higher will also receive a copy of a mini sketchbook featuring 96 pages of my sketches, illustrations and drawings.)
Pledge $75 or more
THE COMMISSIONER: You get an original drawing made just for you, of any subject you like.
Pledge $100 or more
THE COMPLETIST: You get one page of original art from either the new book or The Aviary, one signed copy of The Aviary, one art print and one blank sketchbook / journal.
Pledge $150 or more
THE CONNOISSEUR: You get an original watercolor painting made just for you, of any subject you like.
Pledge $200 or more
5 backers All gone!
THE CAMEO: You get a cameo appearance in the new book. Send me a photo and I'll draw you (or anyone you specify) into the book in a non-"speaking" role. You will also receive the original art for the page you appear on, as well as special thanks in the book.
Pledge $500 or more
1 backer Limited (1 of 2 left)
THE CHARACTER: You get a character in the book named after you (or anyone you specify). You will also receive a page of original art featuring this character, as well as special thanks in the book.