Hi and welcome to the Jeremy Dale Skyward Omnibus KickStarter!
March 8, 2018 would be mine and Jeremy‘s 15th wedding anniversary. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate and remember him then by doing the one thing he wanted more than anything else in this world. He wanted to create a hardcover Skyward Omnibus...
So, that’s what I decided to do.
Now, if you remember Skyward issue 9, Jeremy left quite a cliffhanger. So out of respect for him and to all of you, I decided to take his ideas for issue 10 and give us all a little bit of closure. With his ideas for issue 10 and my own ideas of how to conclude the series without truly ending it, I called upon the writing assistance of Barbara Kesel. She took my ideas and Jeremy’s plan and created an amazing 32 page issue 10. Then with the talents of Shannon Gallant and colors by Laura Martin and Kathryn Layno… Issue 10 was born!
I think you are going to really enjoy this.
Now the only way to get issue 10 will be through the Omnibus. But, the Skyward Omnibus will not only house issue 10… it will be a 250+ page collection of Skyward issues 1-9, issue 10, all of Jeremy's covers, all of the variant covers, all of the guest artists pieces that were supposed to be covers (that nobody has seen up to this point,) as well as some first look sketches and artwork from Jeremy’s creative files. This will be intriguing if you like process pieces.
This is going to be an amazing book!
And I am really excited that I have a chance to not only share this with you but to do this for Jeremy and our 15th anniversary. I think it’s fitting and he would be very pleased.
With your contribution you’re going to help carry on Jeremy’s legacy!
So I have a bunch of different incentives and rewards for you. I hope I was able to set a price point for everyone. I spent a lot of time thinking and carefully considering all of the rewards and incentives… and I hope you really enjoy what I have come up with.
My goal for this KickStarter is $20,000. I know that sounds like a lot of money, but I want to make sure that I do right by Skyward as well as Jeremy. So the Omnibus going to be a really nice hardcover edition. I figured out the pricing as well as paying my creative team for their help and shipping.
250+ page Hardcover Skyward Omnibus: $9,000 total
Artists payment issue 10: $2,000 pencils, $3,000 total for Colorists, $1000 Letters/Editing/Design
Shipping costs: $4,000 (each package is estimated shipping cost $13)
Heroes Convention: $1000 for convention setup and travel
As you see, part of these funds will also be designated in bringing Skyward to Heroes Con in Charlotte, North Carolina in June... for one more time. Heroes Con has always been Jeremy’s favorite show. He would often refer to Heroes and his "home show". So I would like to be at the show with Skyward one more time for him.
If you have any questions feel free to email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Any bit of help towards my goal is so greatly appreciated. Help me make this the best remembrance and anniversary as we, together, carry-on Jeremy‘s legacy with the Skyward Omnibus.
Thank you for all your support and remember… Forever skyward!
Risks and challenges
I only foresee 3 challenges for the Skyward Omnibus:
Challenge 1: The completion of issue 10. As of this moment, all 32 pages have been drawn and are being colored as we speak. I know how busy schedules can be so if the colors are not completed by the end of February as planned, I have additional colorists ready to jump in and help.
Challenge 2: Receiving the Omnibus initially. I believe in constant communication. Even if I cannot help a shipment being late, I will certainly let everyone involved know what is going on and expected delivery dates.
Challenge 3: We don't make our KickStarter goal. If my goal of $20,000 is not met, I will then pay for the Skyward Omnibus out of pocket. I don't really want to do this because I won't be able to afford any more than a handful of copies and it wont be coming out until next year (2019). The whole point of waiting for March 8, 2018 was so the Skyward Omnibus could be my goodbye on our 15th wedding anniversary. I believe in this book and I want Jeremy's legacy to continue. So, if my goal is not met but you still want to see what happens with issue 10 and you are dying to see the hardcover Skyward Omnibus, then email me and I'll see what we can do to make it happen!
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