Hi, I'm Mike Keener. I've been drawing since before I could read, and reading since before kindergarten. I'm a cartoonist, and I'd reallly, really want to share my work with all of you.
White Worm is a very loose adaptation of a Bram Stoker novel (The Lair of the White Worm), which, by my re-working, ties into the Cthulhu mythos, and is a long-time gestating project that I have working on, in little pieces, for almost a year now (it's been a busy freelancing year... otherwise, I'd be a little more ahead, in terms of completed pages).
This is the basic plot: A rich, adventurous man, and a poor, resourceful country girl work to defeat an ancient evil beast threatening to destroy reality as we know it! (and I managed to distill it down to 25 words or less, just by a hair!)
What I want to do is simple: I want to be able to afford the time to devote to the book's completion (penciling, inking, coloring, lettering, etc.) in a relatively short block of time (2 months now, as a third of the book will be complete by the end of this campaign), so I can release it out to the world!
Page 1 sample. Dialogue omitted (Hey, some things you have to wait 'til you buy!)
The funds requested here are solely for art production (50%), publication (40-45%), and shipping charges (5-10%).
Page 2 sample. Dialogue omitted (Gotta keep something a surprise!)
Risks and challenges
I recognize that I am, for all intentions, unknown to most of you out there, and I'd like to give you a little insurance that you're spending your money wisely. TO that end, I came up with a relatively novel (and possibly entertaining!) way of circumventing this:
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST, I will be streaming video LIVE from my drawing table/workstation (from a webcam provided by me personally, out of my own pocket), where you, the supporters and backers, get to watch me physically work on the book in real time via webcam! I'm dead serious about getting this book done, and if that means being held accountable every day until the book's done, well, I'm more than happy to do so! I've already set up a UStream channel just for this purpose.
Short of unforeseeable/uncontrollable things (printing/shipping/customs issues), that's about it!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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