I just sent out a request for address info through Kickstarter so I can start sending out rewards to all the donors. After some online investigation and e-mail inquiries, I still haven't found a decent printer, so it will take a week or two for people to get their first copy of Coffee Talk.
Matthew Moss, who designed the Coffee Talk logo I put on the site a few weeks ago, is finishing up the design so that the logo will look a little more newspapery. In the meantime, I've decided to make the first issue 12 pages instead of 8, so I'm still in the process of deciding which cartoons are going in the first issue.
This project exceeded its goal by about $270. Of the donations that came in after the $5,500 mark was reached, one was a $100 donation. Unlike some of the projects on Kickstarter -- which went over their goals two and three times over -- we reached the target amount with less than 24 hours left.
What all this means is that every donation really counted. Sure, you could subtract a few of them and still have over $5,500 -- but every donation contributed to the momentum of the project and the sense that we were going to make our goal.
So, thank you again everybody. I can't wait to see the results!
In the meantime, here's the first part of the rewards: the thank-you on our blog:
I'll be in touch!