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BLOCK PARTY - The Webcomics Anthology

A webcomics collection with Safely Endangered, Gudim, War and Peas, Art by Moga, They Can Talk, Buni, Lollibeepop and many, many more!

BLOCK PARTY - The Webcomics Anthology

A webcomics collection with Safely Endangered, Gudim, War and Peas, Art by Moga, They Can Talk, Buni, Lollibeepop and many, many more!

CA$ 13,321
pledged of CA$ 29,637pledged of CA$ 29,637 goal
270
backers
14days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, November 26 2019 7:00 PM UTC +00:00.

About


Behold our scrappy webcomics publishing collective!

Canadian dollars are smaller than US dollars.
links to each artist provided at the bottom
funs for children of all sizes
you can always give one to a friend
some people have too much money
no pressure, Brian

ARTIST LINKS ! ! !

(top to bottom / left to right )


Book Budget Breakdown!

Every book costs $20.

At 500 copies, the cost to make the book is ~$19.80.

$8.24 goes to the Artists.

$5.84 goes to the printers.

$5.00 goes to the Project Captain

$0.64 goes to envelopes.

$0.10 goes to the company which ships the books from the printers to me.

How Artists Are Paid

Artists get paid for their comics, from sales of the 'Block Party' poster, and whenever profit is generated, we split it. For comics, each cartoonist is paid $0.10 per comic per copy of the book sold. It is slightly more complicated than that, but they know, and if you really want to know too, just ask me. When it comes to posters and profit, artists are given a 4% and 2% share respectively. This may not sound like a lot, but there are 25 artists, so 4% is pretty much the highest amount they can split!

How Books Are Made

First, I should introduce me. Hi, my name is David and I used to make these comics. For the last year, I have been concentrating on organizing webcomic artists and printing anthologies of their work.

 Once the project hits 100%, it is a success and the wheels start turning. First thing we have to do is select the comics. Generally, I use three filters to select which comics to include: what people like, what I like, and what the artist likes. (These are three very different things.) I pick 5 of my favorite strips from those which large numbers of people have enjoyed and I send them to the artist, who then picks their favorite three. That's it!

Designing, Printing and Mailing take about 3 months, so I feel that most (~98%) people will have their books by April 2020!

How You Can Help

The easiest thing you can do is to buy a copy of Block Party, but if you love webcomics and have the money, we recommend you buy 2 copies + 3 posters. After you do this, share the link on facebook, twitter, instagram and anywhere else you hang out. 

Risks and challenges

The number one thing that I am worried about is not finding enough people. This is Challenge #1. However, I have put together an amazing team of artists and if each one of them finds a single person every day of the campaign, we'll succeed. Still, 700 people is a lot of people...

The next big challenge is surviving the campaign mentally. If the weather holds, I'll take lots of walks and limit myself from checking the campaign to twice a day; once in the morning and once in the evening. Maybe I'll take a yoga class too.

Last is a problem I hope we'll have. I want to sell TOO MANY books, like 1000+. If this happens, just know that I have done this twice before and have a fulfillment rate of ~98%. The only people who don't get their books are people who forget to send me their addresses and don't answer emails.

I love these books and you will too!

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    Block Party - The Book!

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