Hello everyone. Because of changes that have occurred with our printing costs, as well as requests we have received from some cosplayers for additional time, we have decided to cancel the funding on this campaign, and will be relaunching with updated lists of cosplayers, lower pricing, and more ready to show art at a later date. We want to thank everyone who has already supported our campaign, and remind you to check out the backer update we have sent out for a little more information about how we are going forward. We look forward to our relaunch with tons of additional information on the project, more reward levels, updated pricing, more cosplayers, and completed card art during the campaign. Our goal is to ensure that the cospaint cards are the best in the industry, and we feel that this is the best way to ensure that is the end result. Thank you for all your support. We will see you when we relaunch.
The Webble Cospaint Team
We got some amazing news from our printer, and are able to substantially reduce our printing cost. Because of this, we are majorly re-structuring the reward levels to reflect the decrease in printing cost. To start with, anyone who has backed us for the cards at the original levels will be getting DOUBLE the amount listed on the reward. So you will get 2 packs at $5, 10 packs at $20, 2 Boxes for the early birds at $60, and 2 boxes for $90. We have also added a new 1 box reward level for $50.
What is Webble Cospaint?
Webble Cospaint is the first trading card series that combines the artistic talents of body painters, special effect artists, and cosplayers with the characters and style of comic book artists and character creators from various fictional universes. In the world of geekdom, there has been amazing interest in real life interpretations of fictional characters. These cosplay artists build elaborate costumes and attend events all over the world. This work has recently gained traction in mainstream media, as seen in shows like Syfy's Heroes of Cosplay. Here at Webble, we want to showcase their work while adding to the community by adding our own creative twist.
We premiered our first series of Cospaint cards at New York Comic-Con 2013. Consisting of 21 costumed cosplayers, one checklist, and 5 Cospaint cards, we were able to print a limited release of Series 1. Series 1 was wildly popular, and the response from the community was unbelievable! We have exhausted our supply of cards from that series, and still have people ask how they can find more.
About Series 2
After the overwhelming response we received from the cosplayers, professionals, and fans since releasing Series 1, we knew that we had to create Series 2. We began exploring how we could make our second series better than the first, and were very excited to reach an agreement with Aspen Comics (seriously, those guys are amazing!). We are honored and excited that Webble Cospaint Series 2 exclusively features the characters from Aspen Comics and includes many of the characters created by the brilliant Michael Turner.
Why we need your help
We have completed the Webble Cospaint Series 2 photo shoot and have fantastic images of the cosplayers. We are very excited to begin production of these cards. With your help, we will be able to make these cards available to the public, and will have a chance to properly showcase the work of all these great artists.
Our first series was only 27 cards, (Lee misspoke in the video) and we could only afford to print 2500 sets of cards. We created packs in our office grabbing 6 random cards into a single pack. But for Series 2, we are looking to improve every aspect of the set. We are shooting to more than double the size of set. Every pack of Webble Cospaint cards will contain 6 cards from the series. We will again have cosplay cards, Cospaint cards, and checklist card(s), and we plan to make this section of the set bigger and better than Series 1, including some very special additional cards. Additionally, available only to Kickstarter backers, we will have a 9-card behind the scenes set of cards from taken from the archive footage we shot on the day of the photo shoot; these images will not be released elsewhere, so the only way to get them will be by backing the campaign.
In addition to those cards, we are also working directly with Aspen comics to make some other really amazing pieces. We cannot unveil everything right now, but we are very excited for these unique cards, and will reveal them throughout the campaign.
About Webble Cospaint:
Webble Cospaint started in 2013, with the Webble Cospaint Series 1. We are life-long geeks who live and breathe our various fandoms. Led by Artistic Director Lee Kohse, Webble Cospaint aims to make at least one series a year, spanning as many fictional character as possible, including games, movies, and comics.
Add-ons are additional rewards that you can pledge for to get additional cards, prints, and posters from Webble Cospaint Series 2.
To receive Add-ons, follow these steps:
- Click on the "Manage Pledge" button on the top-right of the page.
- Increase your pledge by the amount listed for the Add-ons you wish to receive.
- Keep your current pledge level selected.
- Once the campaign has finished, we will be sending out a survey where you can specify which Add-ons you would like to receive. There will also be a pledge manager to allow you to purchase additional Add-ons.
- Note: For international (outside of the USA) customers, please use the international shipping notes below the Add-ons to ensure that you add the correct amount for international shipping.
Add-On International Shipping Notes:
- Loose packs are US Only
- For each Box, add $20 for shipping
- For each Case, add $100 for shipping
- For each Print, add $15 (we want to get this lower)
- For each Poster, add $15
Risks and challenges
We created Cospaint Series 1 last year, and so we are aware of the costs and procedures of making Series 2 a reality. We have already invested the time and money into completing the second photo shoot, so we are confident that we will be able to accurately predict how Series 2 will go.
That being said, there are always unexpected challenges that can arise, but we have the experience needed to complete the project.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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