Hello everyone! :D
EDIT 7/15 - Congrats to winners of the 1000th backer contest, Paul Bernard ( #1000) Karen Mahoney & James Leask! Thanks to everyone and we'll have more contests like this throughout the month!
We are quickly reaching 1,000 backers (1,000 backers!!!! WOW!) In appreciation of all the support, we have a little something special to offer for fun! The 1000th backer will receive a black and white character drawing from Womanthology contributing artist Candace Ellis as well as a special "Thousandth Backer" thank you in the book! Candace will also draw something for a backer picked at random! Contributing artist Alexis Hernandez will also send a random backer a hand drawn sketch card! All in a super show of appreciation for everyone's support! :)
I wanted to let everyone know that we have reached an amount that will print the maximum print run we would need for now (unless when it's in Previews and you guys order A LOT ;) then I may need more of the funds than I thought to fulfill the orders! ;D ). The funding from now one may go to various things that I am hoping to do;
- Extra fun things for Womanthology. I would like to get some copies for libraries or some schools! It would also be nice to get some copies to the contributors who all donated their time for the book, possible digital copies, just to name a few ideas!
- Another book in the same vein as this one, for more creators, men and women, that promotes opportunity, the gaining of comics experience, involves kids & teens, and presents opportunities for people
to pair up with professionals. This is a big goal of mine, I want to offer to as many people as possible what Womanthology will hopefully contribute to the women on the book.
- I'd like to fully fund creator owned books for as many people
as possible and get their work out there. Even if it's just a handful of
them! If it's enough support I hope to start an actual organization
that specializes in bringing creator owned works into the limelight.
Either way, by continuing to order copies of Womanthology, you are not only getting a great book, you are further supporting women in comics by appreciating their hard work, which is exactly what every artist or writer hopes for! Your further support will only help more people in comics realize their dreams and get published, everything earned will go right back into supporting more comics creators that could really use a hand! Thank you so much for getting us to this point, and I'm so excited about the possibilities!
Have a fantastic day everyone! I'll be in touch with more updates, and of course THANK YOU!!!! ;D
~Renae De Liz