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IMPORTANT: One thing that I forgot is the postage for US residents. I input the international shipping cost but forgot to add one for the US. Could you please add:
$5 postage for tiers $15 through $25
$10 postage for tiers $40 through $85
$15 postage for tiers $100 though $500
Postage is already included for $1000 and up. To update your pledge:
- Click on the ‘manage your pledge’ button to the top right of the page
- Add the appropriate shipping cost to the ‘pledge amount’ at the top of the pledge page
- Click ‘Continue to the next step’ and review the details of your pledge. Make sure that your selected reward is the correct one - the amount should be the your selected reward tier + the shipping cost
- Click ‘Confirm’ and follow the instructions to validate the new amount with Amazon
Please accept my apologies for the error. The shipping cost covers the purchase of boxes, tape, bubble-wrap, plastic sleeves etc., to make sure your rewards reach you in the best possible condition.
We’ve passed our $45K target! “You guys have given us an opportunity to finish what we started over a decade ago. THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH!!!” But wait - there’s still time for some…
$50K Goal - Ashcan (an exclusive mini-book, typically smaller than a standard comic). 24 pages full-color of work-in-progress and extras from the third chapter. The Ashcan will be available to our backers at the $25 tier and above.
$55K Goal - A miniature replica of Giselle's MP5 rifle (see update #9 for details). The MP5 will be available to our backers at the $50 tier and above.
$60K Goal - A 6" figurine of Mathilde - you can't have Giselle without Mathilde :). The Mathilde figurine will be available to our backers at the $150 tier and above.
These rewards will be unlocked as we hit each milestone, so let's go!
I like to share with you the first issue of Carbon Grey. Some of you have already seen this file from our last campaign, but many have not. Please click on this link to download issue #1: http://www.mediafire.com/view/lbjbmdrd2g0jk7t/
Get an exclusive figurine of Giselle when you pledge $100 or more. This 3D model come fully painted and stand at 6" tall.
It also come with three sets of 6 Trading Cards. The "Kaiser's letter" sealed with wax. A signed 8.5" x 11" print of Carbon Grey. A fold-able paper model of the General. A signed trade paper back of Carbon Grey Volume 1 "Sisters at War" and Volume 2 "Daughters of Stone" signed by the creative team. Plus a hard copy of Carbon Grey (volume 3) issue #1 & #2 and the PDF file of both issues. Also include the official soundtrack to Carbon Grey! Digital download only."
What's the story about?
But this is a different time.
Carbon Grey has been a labor of love for my friends and I. We have been working on and off with this project for over a decade. It is a dedication born of passion, perseverance and hard work, and the belief that one day we'll complete this journey. Now that day is finally here.
Last year we successfully launched and executed our first Kickstarter project to fund the second volume of Carbon Grey. We couldn't have done it without the support of the community.
We're now reaching out to the Kickstarter community again to help fund the final chapter. It will be a two issue mini-series published by IMAGE Comics. In order to cut down on the delivery time, we decided to combine issues #2 & #3 into one double-size finale.
We hope you'll join us for the conclusion of Carbon Grey.
Prizes for your support (please note that the delivery date is only an estimate, we still need to confirm the schedule with IMAGE Comics.)
You can find more images of the rewards on our Facebook page.
Pledge $5 or more: A Thank You note and the PDF file of the 1st issue.
Pledge $10 or more: "A collection of songs inspired by Carbon Grey, written and performed by April Gee. Includes the song featured on the Carbon Grey Kickstarter trailer. The official soundtrack to Carbon Grey! Digital download only." plus the PDF file of issues #1 & #2"
Pledge $14 or more: Digital files of all Carbon Grey comics to date. This tier is for those that prefer the PDF files instead of the hard copies. This will include Volume 1, 2 & 3 also PDF files of the Origins #1 & #2. "Digital Download Only." Also include the tiers above as well.
Pledge $15 or more: A hard copy of Carbon Grey (volume 3) issue #1 signed by the creative team and the official soundtrack to Carbon Grey! "Digital download only". Plus the PDF file of issues #1 & #2
Pledge $25 or more: A hard copy of Carbon Grey (volume 3) issue #1 & #2 (double size) signed by the creative team. Plus the PDF file of both issues.
Pledge $40 or more: A signed trade paper back of Carbon Grey Volume 2: "Daughter of Stone" signed by the creative team. Also include all the items above.
Pledge $50 or more: A signed trade paper back of Carbon Grey Volume 1 "Sisters at War" signed by the creative team. Also include all the items above.
We’re delighted to announce that when you pledge of $50 or more to the Carbon Grey Kickstarter campaign you’ll also receive an exclusive digital Holdfast adventure, written by BCS, telling a tale of glory and tragedy of two sisters in the Second Age. If you own a copy of Holdfast, you can play through this story and win a particularly dangerous treasure, along with special rules for its use...
Pledge $60 or more: A foldable paper model of the Wolf General. Also include all the items above.
Pledge $75 or more: A signed 8.5" x 11" print of Carbon Grey. Also includes all the items above.
Pledge $85 or more: A signed 8 1/2" x 11" print signed by the creative team. Also includes all the items above.
Pledge $100 or more: A 6" figurine of Giselle; Three sets of 6 Trading Cards. Also includes all the items above.
Pledge $150 or more: A set of issue #1, #2 & #3 from chapter 2, including both covers signed by the creative team. Also includes all the items above.
Pledge $200 or more: A set of Carbon Grey Origins, issue #1 & #2. Including both covers and everything above. Also includes all the items above.
Pledge $225 or more: Signed copy of the first 3 sold-out issues by the creative team. These issues are no longer in print and hard to come by. Also includes all the items above.
Pledge $250 or more: One over-sized 11" x 17" Hardback Sketchbook signed by yours truly. Art is produced one to one scale and come with an original sketch inserted inside the book. One large 13" x 19" print, signed by the creative team. Also include all the items above.
Pledge $500 or more: One 9"x12" Full-color (Hardback) art book of Carbon Grey, along with two signed Original Pencil Sketches inserted inside the book. Every art book will have a different drawing from Carbon Grey. These are studies sketches and layout before we go to final. One large 13" x 19" print, signed by the creative team. Also include all the items above.
Pledge $1000 or more: One 11"x17" Original page from Carbon Grey. There are less than twenty original pages left from the book. We have gone digital, meaning we no longer create original art on paper. Now everything is done in the computer (Photoshop) It's more efficient and cost effective, plus less trees are cut down for the sake of making Bristol Board. VERY RARE! Own a piece of history before they're all gone. Also includes all the items above.
Pledge $1300 or more: 1 "Seal Ring" similiar to the one the Kaiser use on the secret envelope. A letter that propelled Giselle into action. Each stamp is unique and is engraved with a different number. Be part of history and own a "one of a kind" work of art.
Pledge $1500 or more: A gigantic 22"x30" Giclee Limited Edition Print (of 50) Printed on Fine Art paper, signed and numbered. Also includes all the items above.
Pledge $2500 or more: We'll draw your likeness or avatar and include you in the book as a dignitary. Also includes all the items above.
Pledge $5000 or more: Five signed large 24" X 36" prints. Decorate your studio, house or workplace with these five pivotal scenes from Carbon Grey. These are large images printed on high quality paper. Also includes all the items above.
Risks and challenges
We successfully executed on our last Kickstarter campaign and delivered all rewards. We feel confident that we can do it again, but with any project, there are certain risks that will arise.
We have plans in placed that will mitigate these issues, however there are factors that is beyond our control, like scheduling and conflicting projects.
We learned a great deal from our previous campaign and feel confident that we will manage any problem should it arise. Our project is a work in progress and we feel confident that with hard work and perseverance we will pull through any obstacles. Plus our combined experiences in the comic industry is over 20 years and counting.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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