FINISHED! Update 1/27
Days to go and all is done and opened! I'll be posting actual costs and such to the backer list along with profit that rolls into The Cyantian Chronicles website. After I pay off some important bills, the additional Kickstarter money will be going into savings to get the upcoming Samsung Note 8.0, which will run me $300. I've been wanting a Note since they announced them last year for all the work stuff I can do with it! The fact that it has phone capability makes it the perfect device for me! (Hate phones, will go pay as you go, not a monthly plan.)
Looking over things I need to get done, it's time for a NEW Kickstarter! This one's a bit bigger and different from prior ones. I really need to get Cyantian Chronicles #1 printed along with new equipment to improve work flow and have product for upcoming conventions, so I've combined several things into one.
Pledging at least $1 will open up sneak peeks of the extra art and stretch goal content!
Button Set #1: 4 designs, one with name, one without!
Button rewards have been added! You can get 4 small buttons, 1.25" for $5, which includes shipping in the US as keychains, zipper pulls, keychains or pendants! You can add small buttons for $1 to other tiers.
The larger buttons are 4 large buttons, 2.25" for $10, which also includes shipping in the US. These are available as pinbacks OR Mirrors. But mirrors add $3 per mirror. They come in a nice little organza or cloth bag! You can add large buttons for $2 each to other tiers for pinbacks or $5 for a mirror. The second set is to come soon!
Button set #2!
Shivae Studios Art Book #1 - I've never put together an actual art book before, but I do have PLENTY of art to put in one, so here are two more options! The books are 8 x 10.5 in size, full color with 44 pages! They come in TWO flavors!
Regular Cover Art Book - $12 (+3 international)
Sketch Book Cover Art Book - $27 (+3 international) - Sketch book covers will be inked on bristol and feature the character of your choice!
You can add them to your existing tiers or request specific tier creation.
Interiors are commissions and poster type artwork starting in 2010, like below:
Preliminary Button Designs! These are 1" designs that will also be available in 2.25", but first, 1". Buttons will be $1 each, added on to tiers as you like. OH, and you can choose magnet, pin or keychain. These are NOT finished! They still need shading and formatting to lovely circles and likely names.I just thought you'd like to look at the designs.
Stretch Goal: $1,500 - Oh, so y'all met the first stretch goal? :D here's the second one, the FIRST chapter of Vincent and Filaire. (18 pages) Same as with Cesilee's Diary, it'll likely not arrive until late Spring so I can attend to the primary goals of this Kickstarter. :)
Stretch Goal: $1,000 - Ok, now that we crossed $800, let's go for $1,000! All of the kickstarter funds will go to the site from $700 on, rolling the counter to whatever month it needs to be and if the total hits $1,000 - you will get to see chapter 2 of Cesilee's Diary (10 pages) as soon as I finish each page. This will encourage me to work on it faster when I know that I have people who are going to want to see it. This will take a little more time to get filled, but you'll get each page in your email thanks to Kickstarter, likely starting in late Spring.
#1 is putting together and completing Cyantian Chronicles #1.
#2 is a new wide format printer. I've never had a wide format printer. What would I use it for? Printing out templates on 11 x 17 bristol like I do with the current Canon Pixma iP4600 I have. (Never liked this one.. It drinks ink.) The big difference is this: I will be INKING on the bristol by hand instead of printing on printing paper, penciling, scanning and inking in Manga Studio. Nothing wrong with it, it's just that I don't want to lose my ability to work on paper and it's very relaxing to ink special projects. This also ties into the rewards. The printer I am looking at is the Epson WorkForce WF-7010 Wide Format Color Inkjet Printer - It's 129.99 on Amazon and ships for free. - Printer has been gifted to me! I'm going to decide on a wide format scanner or the second pro button press mentioned below.
#3 is a one inch BUTTON PRESS. A REAL ONE. THIS ONE: http://www.buttonsonline.com/model100.html It's $200. I have a cheap badge-a-minit one that destroys a third of the buttons I attempt. Not exactly a good thing and why I don't offer as many buttons. I have a lot of plans for nifty button related items to make and later will move on to replacing my 2.25 inch button maker, but for now, this one would be very useful.
#4 is $50 worth of button making supplies!
So the total is $380 at the moment, but there's a little bit more which will be added later.
On to the rewards!
Reward #1 is the Cyantian Chronicles #1 which will contain the new Campus Safari and Genoworks Saga in one handy magazine style book! The book is standard comic book size and has 64 black and white pages. The Campus Safari section will cover the prologue and chapters 1 and 2! Genoworks Saga will be covered from chapter 3 to chapter 4. Because it does not include the first section of Genoworks Saga, if you don't already have it, you can order it WITH this reward by adding $5.00. GS #1 is 52 pages long, black and white. You will also get the Drop-a-thon Homecoming short story in this collection. You can also get Priority Shipping in the States by adding $3.00 to the entire amount.Special note: This comic is rated PG-PG-13 depending on your personal views. No language, nudity (covered in fur!) or excessive violence(no gore), but somewhat mature situations not found in your average PG movie.
Reward #2 - Oh look at this! I happen to have EMPTY pages in the book! There are in fact, 9 pages that will need artwork/one page comics/whatnotarts open. 9 x 12 on smooth bristol will be $75 and inked completely. Meaning it won't be standard quick comic inking, but full inking of up to two characters of your choice and the page will be mailed to you (It can also be a single page comic).
Here's an example of inking and comic. Yours would include more detailed backgrounds and characters.
Reward #3 is the COVER design. For $150, the cover will be drawn with up to three characters that you like from these choices: Chatin, Cilke, Rad, Lucian, Collin, Quinn, Syrys, Darius and Silver. This cover will be in color. You will get a 9 x 12 or larger print of the cover along with a copy of the book AND the original inked artwork on 11 x 17 bristol.
To view my color work, I invite you to go through my Furaffinity gallery.
If all 9 slots are taken, I will open up slots for Cyantian Chronicles #2, which is not far behind. This currently unavailable reward will involve 11 x 17 FULL sized comic pages as well as inked artwork, some of which will require the printer I'm needing to get done.
Other rewards may be added, such as small buttons and mirror backed 2.25" buttons with custom artwork.
Now to the calculations area. The total amount of items = $380.
Probably $20 in shipping costs to me = $400
Purchase of books = $-not an issue, printed by Ka-Blam and I have a credit.
Shipping of items = $100 - to be safe = $500
At this point, Kickstarter wants it's cut and so does Paypal - 10% = $550.
Oh and the government also wants its cut = 10% = $600.
Risks and challenges
These are the risks. I'm a human who is diabetic, which supposedly makes me more subject to illness than most. I haven't been ill in the last six months and have had my flu shot. ;) But if I DO get sick, there will be delays in getting work done. The Printer might be delayed in shipping from Amazon, but Amazon is usually very quick. I need the printer for some of the rewards. :D The button machine might be delayed! I have no idea how long it'll take to ship! And I can't make buttons without it! Weather might get in the way of mailing items. Oh and back to that human thing: If I get a LOT of those full page commissions, as in, if I open another tier of them for the next book, they will take longer to get done.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
- (20 days)