UPD: Hurrah, funded in less than a day! Thank you, everyone!
BUT I should've set a higher goal, $500 will cover only about 100 copies. It would be great to cover both ZineFest and APE, as well as print a sketchbook/yellow zine. I hope the pledging options are fairly modest.
For instance, the $15 option is pretty much the price of ordering a copy online, plus you get an original drawing and a mini-print. What a deal!
By the end of summer I'll be sharing a San Francisco ZineFest table with Phil McAndrew and I'm making a new full-color mini-collection of tragicomic funnies (16-20 pages) for it, loosely focused on Psychic Detective, a demented recluse, a third-rate stand-in, an office plankton, a depressed lunatic, an everyman’s everyman, a rose, a rose & none of those.
Every $15+ backer gets an original drawing (usually brush/pen & ink) along with a signed & dedicated copy of the zine and a mini print! Please add a little extra (~$5) for shipping outside US.
Of course all backers will see new strips, sketches, process shots and other related thingies in regular secret updates.
If I exceed the goal, I'd love to print more copies for ZineFest/APE (if I find someone to share a table with me, nudge nudge)/bigcartel/comic stores, as well as a mini of my ink sketches and maybe even another run of my previous collection, the Yellow Zine. Here's a sample page from my sketchbook with bus/street/park doodles:
There are some fashionable dainty ladies too:
Cover of my previous (universally loved and infinitely decadent) mini:
Thank you for attention!