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Hello! Welcome to the Top Secret press family of books! Glad you could stop by our Kickstarter and have a look! There is a lot of information here, so lets get started!
Who is Top Secret Press?
Started in 2011, Editor in Chief and Head Writer John Daniel Taylor IV has pushed Top Secret Press into an emerging Publishing company using the top talent in the business to make quality comic books.
What is this purpose of this Kickstarter?
This project has 2 objectives:
1) I want to produce a Sketchbook that encompasses the Top Secret Press comics up to this point.
2) I want to reach out to all of you that have missed Top Secret Press products. At the end of our last Kickstarter, I still had backers wanting to get in on some of the Incentives. I though this would be a good way to reach them. That is why I have a No Fail total of $1! You can pledge what you want!
Tell me about the Sketchbook Incentive?
The Sketchbook will be 32 pages of Black and White sketches on gloss color paper with a stock cover. The comic will still be a color comic, but all in black and white. The artwork will be pencilled and inked works. Most of the artwork has been never seen before and will feature a variety of top artists from the Top Secret Press vault! All the art will come from 3CORPS, Betty Wicked and The Strange! There will be no Nudity.
Backers who receive and support the sketchbook will have their names printed on the inside of the back page on a Backer List. What are some of the features in the Sketchbook?
> 8 additional pages of Betty Wicked never before seen!
> The FIRST artist on Betty Wicked had a very different take. See some of these early conception drawings.
>The first appearance of Eric Fuller from The Strange.
>Concept sketches from all 3 comics(3CORPS,Betty Wicked & The Strange).
> See some of our top covers as they were draw by artists like Sergio F. Davila, Dave Acosta and more.
How many Sketchbook Incentive will you print?
The Sketchbook will be printed as close to the number of buyers as possible.(IE: Rounded to even numbers like 25,50,75) The minimum number being 25. So there will be few to no extras. This is really a One Time Offer.
NOTE:THIS SKETCHBOOK IS A PRINT COMIC ONLY OPTION. THERE WILL BE NO PDF COPIES OF THIS COMIC. SORRY.
How do I get the Sketchbook Incentive?
The Sketchbook Incentive is awarded FREE to anyone that spends more than $35 on this Kickstarter.
I already have your books? Do I still have to buy all that stuff?
No way! If you have Backed at least one of our Kickstarters (3CORPS,Betty Wicked, The Strange & Legend) then you are in! Kickstarter keeps a list and I know who you are anyway. You get the Sketchbook for a special price of $10 ($16 International). I have a special Backers Only Incentive reward set up for you. This is a Thank You for all of you that have supported Top Secret Press up to this point!
Tell me about the other Incentives?
The Kickstarter Incentives are from prior Kickstarters. Except for prints and regular edition comic books, the Incentive Items are all in limited numbers and ready to ship. (Check Incentive for shipping date) Some of the items printed in really low number are the Sketch cards, Postcards, stickers and Trading Cards. The items will never be printed again and are slowly starting to vanish from stock.
How do you print Incentives?
I make a large print run once. Not a continuous POD(Print on Demand) but genuine 1st prints. The theory being that my comics and Incentives will accrue some worth one day. That is what I hope anyway. That is why I have Limited Edition comics of 150 and less or low runs of Incentives.
Also, printers don't like numbers like 37. They prefer round numbers like 50 or 100, so those are the print totals I have to order. Then I have leftover product.
So from me, John Daniel Taylor IV, I am saying is this to you, "Once they are gone, they are gone! I print no more!"
How does it work?
For the most part, I have covered just about everything. However, every now and then someone wants something in a different combination. No problem. I have a list of Add On's if needed. If there is something you want to put together in some combination I have forgotten, then we have it covered! Just email me.
How are the Incentives listed?
The Incentives are put together by title not monetary value. I thought this would allow everybody to see exactly what is offered under each title. In other words, I hope it makes things a little easier.
Risks and challenges
Thanks everybody for coming back. This is one of my safest kickstarters to date. There is no risk to this project! We already have most of the Incentives in stock and the rest are in production. All you have to do is decide what you want!
Top Secret Press has been around since 2011, but it is just now starting to evolve into the company I want it to be. This is largely do to the support of all the Backers that are helping to make this happen! I split the responsibility with you guys. I pay for the printing and you help me pay for the artists and incentives.
Of course, i like to give a good value for your money too!
Thanks for the support!
John Daniel Taylor IV
Top Secret Press
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