$1000 - *UNLOCKED!!* 10 more Validation updates + $400 stipend for Christian
$1500 - *UNLOCKED!!* 5 New Roxie comics + $600 stipend for Christian
$2000 - *UNLOCKED!!* 10 Roxie comics + an even higher stipend for Christian!
$2500 - PDF of Mr. Dino & Friends' children's book
Validation has been an ongoing comic for the last 5 years, chronicling the adventures of Ally, a transgender girl and an enormous nerd. She is doing her best to live a fulfilling life. She plays tabletop RPGs like Tiny Unicorn, attends comic conventions, and of course, has her Mesozoic life companion by her side, Mr. Dino, the dinosaur plushie.
Christian and Kelci love to make this comic, but we need your help to wrap up the story.
“Wait a second!” you might be saying. “Don’t you have a Patreon page to help you fund making this comic?”
Yes, we have a Patreon page, but it doesn’t make enough to pay both Christian AND Kelci for producing this comic. Keep in mind that Christian has been paying Kelci out of her own pocket to produce the art for this story every week for the last five years. Patreon has been helpful to reimburse Christian for some of the cost, but it’s not enough to continue this series at its current level of funding. That’s why we’re running this super-short KickStarter campaign.
We need your help to wrap up Validation with a bang!
You might ask “Is this end of stories featuring characters from the Validation universe?” No, Christian and Kelci still want to explore this world. It is the conclusion of Ally’s adventures. There will be other stories told in comic form, and now also in prose.
By pledging to this KickStarter, you’ll not only help Christian and Kelci make these final pages, but you can also get prints and books as a reward. Or commissions. Or get drawn into the final strips!
Here's a look at some of the rewards available:
And here's how the funding is going to be divided:
$300 for producing the art ($30/page x 10 pages)
- $100 to Christian for writing stipend
- $100 for shipping costs and miscellaneous fees.
If you can pledge, that's amazing! If you're broke, please share this campaign with your nerdy friends. Every share helps.
Thank you for checking us out.
You. Are. Awesome.
Risks and challenges
This is not the first campaign that Kelci or Christian have run. They are fully prepared for shipping, delays, and other beasts that appear on the KickStarter horizon.
Fulfillment of orders will fall 99% on Kelci (as Christian gets the script ready for the end of Validation, and handles whatever responsibilities are demanded from her day job).
Kelci is also in the process of two comics-based commissions outside of Validation. At least one of these commissions should be done by the time the campaign ends its funding period (the 1-week campaign and the 2 weeks KickStarter takes to finalize charges). But Kelci has been freelancing for 5 years now, so they know how to juggle multiple things at once. Still, these outside commissions may cause some reward delivery delays.
This is also why one of the higher rewards include being drawn into Validation itself. Usually Kelci offers to do individual character sketch commissions, but they felt it would be better (on the time frame and on the comic) to offer being drawn into Validation instead.
Updates on fulfillment (or delays) will be posted a minimum of once a week on this campaign page, to keep backers in the loop.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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