Hi! My name is Robin Holstein. I'm an animator and aspiring comic artist living in Oakland, CA.
I'm on a journey to become a full time comic artist. Along the way I also create sketches and illustrations that I collect into books.
MXRKED is my second art book and this is my first time using the wonderful platform of Kickstarter for my own campaign. Supporting me now will help me get to my next goal, which is to have a four issue comic done in a year.
- Comic Book Format Size: 6.625 x 10.25 in
- Colored Exterior with a Soft Cover
- 64 Black and White Interiors pages
- Perfect Bound
I've titled the book MXRKED (pronounced Marked) because that is what I do as an inker. I make marks.
Once the book is successfully funded and you missed the campaign that is OKAY. The book will be available for pre-order and then available on my website store once I receive the books from the printer. Be aware that you will not have access to certain exclusive rewards, available only during the campaign and pre-orders.
Be sure to check back regularly see the status of stretch goals. If you are a backer and would like the additional content share this campaign on your preferred social media sites and/or with friends directly.
Add-ons will be available at the end of campaign when I send out surveys.
* Minimum also includes EARLY BIRD Level *
Kickstarter Exclusive Prints will be available for Campaign Backers and Pre-Orders. After that they will no longer be available.
Be aware some items carry over to the next progressive backer level and may not be mentioned in the below visual aids. Be sure to check the associated level in the right hand column for all the details of the level you are interested in.
DIGITAL LEVEL 1
DIGITAL LEVEL 2
* What is DAMES AND DINOSAURS? *
DAMES AND DINOSAURS is the first book I self published. It's a collection of pin-ups, sketches, and short comics. The book has been grabbing peoples attention at conventions for the last two years and almost sold out of the first print run!
* Stretch Goal #1 applies to the book level and all following reward levels once unlocked*
BOOK + PREVIOUS DIGITAL BOOK LEVEL
CURRENT + PREVIOUS BOOK LEVEL
BOOK + PRINT LEVEL
* Stretch Goal #2 applies to the Book + Print level and all following reward levels once unlocked *
BOOK + 2 PRINTS LEVEL
THE COLLECTOR • LEVEL 1
THE COMMISSIONER LEVEL
THE COLLECTOR • LEVEL 2
THE COLLECTOR • LEVEL 3
THE COLLECTOR • LEVEL 4
I appreciate the time you took to look through my campaign and work. This being my first Kickstarter campaign, I expect to learn a lot regardless of the its level of success.
Besides creating art books and working on my first comic I also have a YouTube channel where I record myself drawing (even some of the art that will be in the book) and give tips on how to become a better Inker.
Also, if you want to stay up to date there are several ways to accomplish that. Subscribing to any of my social media sites listed below and subscribing to my monthly newsletter where along with giving updates I will share exclusive art that I will not post anywhere else on social media. For newsletter subscribers only.
Also, if you want to give monthly support, check out my Patreon page where for less than a cup of coffee a month, you will have a huge impact on my career.
Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart and let's keep our fingers crossed that this is a successful campaign!
Risks and challenges
This is my first Kickstarter so there may be issues that arise that I haven't foreseen. To help mitigate these occurrences I will be using BackerKit to help me stay organized and fulfill pledges.
I'm using an overseas printer for the first time so it's possible your backer rewards may take longer to deliver. Usually shipping and customs is the culprit when books are being delivered into the United States. I'll be providing updates on Kickstarter to let you know where in the process the books are. Be sure to check back for more info.
MAKE SURE YOUR ADDRESS IS UP TO DATE. There will be some time between the campaign and when the backer rewards are ready to be delivered. If you've moved in that time make sure you've applied for a forwarding address to ensure you get your backer reward.
That is all I can think of at the moment and will add FAQ as more issues come up.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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