The Post-Con Stretch
Hello White Ashians,
A very tired, post-SDCC greetings to all of you.
That. Was. Incredible.
Conor and I couldn’t have had a warmer greeting in San Diego. From the reception of the attendees, to being embraced by our fellow exhibitors in Small Press, there was really nothing more we could have hoped for in terms of a SDCC experience… well, except for having Fin Cramb with us. We’ll work on that in the future.
In the meantime, while we were in San Diego, the $15,000 stretch goal Digital Diamonds and Pearls was unlocked. Sorry it took us so long to recognize that. Every backer getting a digital PDF will now also get the deluxe version as well.
And it looks we’re very close to unlocking Stretch Goal #5, which we’re also long overdue in revealing. So here we go. As a few of you have commented, Conor drew a gorgeous tree for our SDCC booth. And as it would be incredibly selfish of us to keep it all to ourselves, Stretch Goal #5 is... TAKE THAT BANNER HOME. So if we hit $17,000, every backer receiving physical rewards will also receive a 6 x 9 print of the White Ash Tree featured on the banner.
Being in SDCC was really a “welcome to the big leagues” moment for both Conor and I. But one of the things that made that moment a little sweeter, was seeing that we were getting to share it with some of the friends we’d made on Kickstarter. From Boston Metaphysical’s Madeleine Holly-Rosing to Crossing’s Enrica Jang, The Hills of Small Press were alive with the sound of Kickstarter… But no louder were they ringing out, than over at the Mythopoeia booth. For those of you who don’t know Mythopoeia, they’re making some of the most beautiful books in all of comics right now. Like Skies of Fire, the dieselpunk airship story of loyalty and revenge... which just launched a trade on Kickstarter.
I was lucky enough to get my copy at SDCC. And it’s an absolutely breathtaking hardcover. If you don't know Skies of Fire, this is the perfect time to jump aboard. It is literally the book that made me realize that Kickstarter was a viable way to self-publish, high-quality comics. Without Skies of Fire, there would likely be no White Ash on Kickstarter. So please, check them out.
All right, off to get my first taste of post-Con sleep.
On behalf of Conor and Fin, thanks so much, we couldn't do any of this without you.