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Update #12

New! Add a BW Print to your Reward Level for Daggers Drawn

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Due to the great interest in BW prints of cartoons from The Economist we have new offerings available for Daggers Drawn backers. We have added 5 cartoons to the cartoon portfolio and have made it possible to purchase multiple prints or add prints to previous orders.

For those interested in purchasing more than one print, we have available a new reward level.  For $175 you can get 2 signed 11 x 14 black and white print from a choice of editorial cartoons from The Economist. One signed copy of Daggers Drawn, invitation to the book launch party plus name in book. 

Plus you can order additional prints, please add $75 for this level.

If you have pledged at a different level but want to add a cartoon print to your order, you can do so by adding $75 to your original pledge and notifying me of the upgrade.

At the end of the drive, all backers will receive a survey that will ask you to choose the print desired.

We have added 5 more cartoons to the list of prints available making a total of 15 to choose from.  You can view the portfolio here:

http://www.kaltoons.com/wordpress/2013/01/kickstarter-rewards-1-bw-prints/

Thanks again for your support... and spread the word!

Best

Kal

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      Creator Kevin Kallaugher on January 24, 2013

      Jim

      Thanks for the note, support and interesting observations.

      I, like you, enjoy seeing the enthusiasm and excitement of a fledgeling project getting off the ground through the amazing exposure they have received on Kickstarter.

      Crowd sourcing has turned out to be an amazing and exciting new development for us in the art world. I understand in 2012, Kickstarter supported 18,000 projects to the tune of $323 million. Wow.

      I cannot speak specifically to the trends in Kickstarter that you allude to, but I can cast light on my specific situation.

      Though I have been at The Economist a long time, I have this incredibly unique situation.

      I am not a staff member. I am a free lance artist. So for the purposes of this project, I knew that if a major retrospective collection of my work was to be assembled, I would need to do it myself. More importantly, if I intended to produce something memorable of high quality, I would not be able to afford to do it myself. Nor would The Economist fund it.

      So Kickstarter seemed to be the perfect venue to see if I could get help from fans and others to make this project happen.

      I have talked to many publishers in the past, I am confident that no publisher would have been willing to produce the coffee table style book of my cartoons that it appears I will be able to publish thanks to the amazing support of backers in Kickstarter.

      I think your concern about a good idea like Kickstarter being hijacked by larger corporate interests is a legitimate one. You are right to be vigilant about such exploitation.

      I would like to think my Daggers Drawn campaign is not guilty of that charge.

      Thanks again for your support.

      Best

      Kal

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      Creator Robb Boswell (deleted) on January 24, 2013

      Crowd-Funding...

      However much I agree with you on seeing the "small-guys" do their startups and being involved, I also enjoy the opportunity to join into these types of projects where I would never have ventured into had I not seen it here, and also the options to get one of a kind, limited edition, autographed, be IN THE BOOK as a pledger type deals.

      I have no problem with these. and if you don't like them, don't back them, even thought this is a global community, the site, the free enterprise and capitalism, this IS America here, and we are free to choose. :-)

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      Creator Jim Baltaxe on January 24, 2013

      Hi Kal & the Kickstarter management

      Please note that the following comments reflect a general concern and are not directed primarily at this project, which I am happily backing.

      My understanding of Kickstarter and other similar sites is that they provide assistance to smaller, home-based or younger innovators who do not have the track record to attract support for their ideas from conventional sources. My greatest joy in reading the postings and making pledges is to see the enthusiasm and originality of those involved.

      I am becoming increasingly uncomfortable with what I see as a trend on Kickstarter, for well organised and established people and companies to promote their activities and collect pre-orders (or perhaps avoid paying loan fees and interest) for projects which could easily attract financial support from conventional sources.

      To the Kickstarter management; Kal, is no newcomer and is the head of a very professional organization which should have no trouble capitalizing this project. Please consider allowing Kickstarter to focus on its core function. Perhaps this illustrates the need for some sort of spinoff service?

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