Orbital Defense Force - Issue 0 (Canceled)
Orbital Defense Force is the colored version of my 60 minute sketch exercise. It features people in super suits hitting monsters.
Last year I started doing a series of sketches with two rules, I stopped at 60 minutes, and the sketch had to be in continuity with the one before it. Nothing was planned out. Eventually I started calling this little creative exercise the Orbital Defense Force.
Now I want to take those sketches, clean up the line art, drop them into a comic page layout and color them. I've also decided to add all new word balloons and font.
You can check out the 120+ sketches so far here. The last of these sketches that will round out the book should be up by the 22nd of April.
I'm currently estimating page count at about 26 interior pages.
Here's a four page sample of the first 20 panels.
While I'm keeping this campaign fairly simple as a caution, I do have a few additional items.
I'll be offering four digital prints with this campaign. The three images below, and a signed print of the final cover. All prints will be on 11x17 dull art paper.
There's a few reward tiers that offer character sketches of ODF team members. They will look similar to the one below.
The random sketch award will be something with a bit more creativity and love. I will take vague requests, but for the most part, it will be a total surprise to you.
Ordering 100 copies through the printer I'd like to use (Litho Ninja) will cost me $3.51 an issue. Shipping in the U.S. is roughly $5 an issue. This sets the actual cost of a single issue at $8.51. So at $10.00 for the first physical copy reward, I will net $1.49. Not a huge profit margin. Since the single issue reward tier nets me the least, I built my funding goal around it. As long as the other reward tiers have a similar percentage of profit margin, I should be good to go.
So if I need $351 gained at $1.49 a sale, it will take me 236 single issues sold, for a total of $2,360.00. Then, I need to add the Kickstarter / Amazon cut of 10% plus the taxes I will pay at 39% (Yay, self employment taxes.) I'm looking at pretty close to $3,413 to pay exactly what I need. The few extra bucks is a precaution as I'm terrible at math.
I'm a freelance artist in the mobile and tabletop games industry. This is my second Kickstarter campaign.
I'm a little new to actually marketing myself as an artist so I would absolutely love it if you where to follow me at any of these locations:
Risks and challenges
Fortunately for me (and you guys really) this is my second campaign and I come a bit better prepared this time. I had a few shipping issues that I rectified where I could in my previous campaign, and will definitely be trying to prevent them as much as possible with this one.
As far as me getting the work done, it's got to be. I already paid for the booth at the show, I can't exactly show up with nothing looking like a weirdo. Well, I could, I'm just not entirely sure that's the most professional approach.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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