Well, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles started out with just me and my best bud Peter Laird, doing this crazy thing on our own, with no editors and no publishers. We’d like this to have the same vibe, but at the same time we’d like our whole team to be able to pay their rent while we make it. Kickstarter insures our freedom to make this comic exactly the way we want it and deliver it directly to YOU, the fans, without any interference. And whatever happens to DRAWING BLOOD down the road, you can be assured that all the products and perks we send you will only ever be available in this form, with these covers and these extras, from this Kickstarter campaign.
We need $75,000 to make the DRAWING BLOOD Vol. 1 graphic novel the way we want it. We have a ton of cool perks at all sorts of price-points so anyone can get involved...
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Thanks to everyone who is considering supporting DRAWING BLOOD.
The script for the graphic novel is more than 3/4 completed, the art team and I are designing characters and Ben has already started drawing DRAWING BLOOD, as you'll see in the video, and all over this campaign.
If we can get fully funded, we have every expectation that we can get the book done on schedule and get your perks on the way as promised. Naturally, there is always the possibility of getting slowed down by the unforeseen: someone might get the flu, we might find ourselves having to change printers, etc. Whatever happens, we will strive to honor any and all commitments to our supporters. The graphic novel/trade paperback won't be ready until the beginning of 2018, but our supporters will get the first chapter, the equivalent of a 22 page comic, by digital delivery, before the end of September 2017.
I started out in independent publishing, making comics out of my living room and getting them directly to the readers, and it feels good to be back. We're all very passionate about this project, about telling this story of Shane Bookman, and your help means the world to us. Aside from contributing, anything you can do to help us spread the word on social media – posting on Facebook, Tweeting, and reaching out to like-minded collectors will help us make this project a reality.
In a lot of ways, for all its darkness, DRAWING BLOOD is a love-letter to a life in comics, and comics themselves. We can't wait for you to read it. We promise to keep you updated throughout the campaign, on Kickstarter, in update emails to our supporters, and through social media. And you can always check up on what's going on here: http://fan.kevineastmanstudios.com/ or follow any of the team on Twitter.
Thanks for reading and thanks for your support. We couldn't do it without you, and we're so excited to bring you... DRAWING BLOOD.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter