**UPDATE: We have crossed both the $400 timed goal, the $700 stretch goal, AND the $800 stretch goal! So every backer will receive a free ebook copy of my novella The Holiday Killer, and everyone who pledges over $5 will receive a Battle of the Blood Moon postcard in the mail!
We've opened up the $800 stretch goal, with a $50 tier containing a shirt, a comic, a .pdf of THK, a physical copy of the Blood Moon novella, and a print copy of BotBM issue 1.
So if we hit the $900 goal by 2pm Saturday AEDST (That's only $13 away!), everyone gets a 8"x6" print of the fight between Alitaca and Olivia (cover image for the campaign), sans writing and white line, and if we hit $1000 by close of campaign, every pledger that helps us get there will receive a .pdf of issue 2 when it's finished!!**
Want to see the t-shirt design? Here you go:
The Battle of the Blood Moon is an apocalyptic-paranormal comic with an edge. The humans discover the existence of werewolves as Alitaca, the mindless werewolf from all the movies you've seen, begins to harvest the human race for her children.
But humanity has never reacted well to global threats. That's why it's come down to a young werewolf, Olivia, her half-brother Charlie and her step-mother Angela to fight Alitaca on behalf of the humans.
Who will win?
Why Should I Support You?
We are a small-time comic duo working on adapting one of my novels into a comic. I read a lot of comics, and thought that this story would actually be the best for a comic.
The artwork of issue 1 is, as shown from the examples, ready to go in terms of printing. It's already on sale as an ebook through my website (although I have yet to get it past Comixology's submissions, it's been gone for 6 months).
All this Kickstarter is paying for is printing and shipping of around 50 copies of the comic, as well as any backer rewards that need to be sent out. If we reach over the initial amount, that money will first go into marketing Issue 1, then, funds pending, will begin to get Issue 2 created ($50/page isn't expensive for a comic, but is for me).
What Do You Need?
Basically, the money breaks down like this:
$250 for 50 copies of The Battle of the Blood Moon issue 1
$150 for 10 copies of Blood Moon (Novel)
$50 for 10 limited edition cover prints
$50 for fees (Kickstarter)
That's our printing and backer rewards covered.
So what do you get out of this funding? These are our newly-unlocked backer rewards:
$400 (80%) by Jan 1 - The Holiday Killer for every backer! - UNLOCKED
$500 (100%) by Jan 1 - Blood Moon Postcards for every backer! - (missed out)
$600 (110%!) stretch goal - Begin work on the next issue (2 pages) - UNLOCKED
$700 (140%!!) stretch goal - Work on 2 more pages for issue 2, and everyone pledging over $5 gets a Battle of the Blood Moon postcard (designs in update 13) - UNLOCKED
$800 (160%!!!) stretch goal - We will make Battle of the Blood Moon T-shirts available, and get more art done! - UNLOCKED
$900 (180%!!!!) stretch goal - More art, and everyone gets a 8"x6" print of the fight between Alitaca and Olivia (cover image for the campaign), sans writing and white line.
$1000 (200%!!!!?!?!) stretch goal - Issue 2 is now three-quarters financed; every pledger that helps us get here will receive a .pdf of issue 2 when it's finished!!
What exactly are these rewards?
$1 - Tier One gets you a thank-you note in the acknowledgements of the comic, as well as a thankyou tweet at the end of the campaign.
$5 - Tier Two gets you a completed .pdf of Issue 1, which is an almost-instant delivery, owing to the fact I have hundreds of copies lying around on my computer.
$10 - Tier Three gets you a copy of the printed comic, complete with acknowledgements, artwork and character profiles. a bit of a 'special edition', this run will only be 50 comics long, and once they sell, we'll only be selling standard editions. Think of this as a 'Kickstarter Edition'.
$25 - Tier Four comes with a printed copy of Issue one (that's right, we've upgraded!) and a copy of the novel Blood Moon, which the comic was loosely based off.
$65 - Tier Five gets you a limited edition print of the six comic covers, placed together as to show off the wonderful work Rajen did making them a part of something bigger (whoo, visual metaphor!)
$85 - Tier Six is a new one, introduced at the $400 mark. You get a printed copy of Issue 1. You get a copy of the Blood Moon novel. And, you get a copy of my debut novel The Devil's Wife, which was nominated for the Book of the Year prize in 2011.
This is where things get interesting.
$150 - Tier Seven allows you to step into the world of Blood Moon, either as a wolf, or a human. We will either use your likeness as a base for a human character, or design your werewolf to appear in one of the larger panels. You also get everything mentioned in Tier Six.
$350 - Tier Eight gets you a ticket into Sydney Supanova, either a one-day or three-day pass, where you can be entertained by cosplayers, meet celebrities, AND, most importantly, visit me at my table, where I will be selling Kickstarter-funded copies of The Battle of the Blood Moon issue 1. You also get everything in Tier Seven.
$500 - Tier Nine. Perhaps I should explain why this tier is so expensive, when all the extra stuff you get is to choose the winner of the war between werewolves and humans. The novel doesn't say who wins the war. No one knows who wins the war. But you will, if you purchase this tier. Not only will you change the meaning of the comics, altering the ending, but you will also affect the ending of the book, for anyone who has read both.
You are, in other words, altering the worlds of two stories with one word. Fun, huh?
You also receive everything else that we could possibly give you, including copies of books, comics, tickets, etc. listed on previous tiers.
Risks and challenges
Basically, this kickstarter is just running printing costs of Issue 1, no artwork or anything like that - so I don't see where much can go wrong unless they lose the shipment, which will be trackable anyway.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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