Many have asked me why I haven't produced print collections of my webcomics. The answer should be fairly clear: printing books costs a lot of money. Enter THE KICKSTARTER.
This specific fundraiser is for the full color printing of the first volume of my latest webcomic, "Mary Elizabeth's Sock." It's the story of a slightly mad young woman who meets a slightly mad private investigator, at which point they become slightly mad together. Scattered around their story are the stories of several other characters, eventually intertwining with each other in the silliest ways possible. (These other characters may likewise be slightly mad.)
This print collection would bring together every comic from the first "book" online, totaling some 89 pages. Additionally, the book will contain a stack of bonus material, including rare extra comics and commentary on the stories by your humble author. All told, the final product should weigh in at about 125 pages of crazy comic goodness.
Every single book printed will also be signed and sketched in with the character of your choice, so you'll have proof that I smeared my greasy mitts all over it.
I'm currently looking for $1800. This may seem low in comparison to other webcomic Kickstarter projects, but I'm shooting for a fairly modest print run of books. As such, if you fine people see fit to pledge above and beyond that goal, the print run will only grow larger, which would be wonderful for everyone involved (except, perhaps, for the post office).
The funding goal will subsequently be devoted almost entirely to printing the books themselves. Other expenditures include the cuts for Kickstarter and Amazon, the cost of shipping, the price of various packing materials, and a meager portion for myself (so I afford to put "finishing the book" on the front-burner of my workload).
In the end, if you're a long time fan of my work or a newcomer to my particular brand of webcomic insanity, I hope you'll find the time to contribute. Now, let's get this party started.
Risks and challenges
Should the project come to be successfully funded, I foresee little in the way of challenges. To be certain, signing and sketching in every book will be quite the undertaking, as will shipping out every reward in a timely manner. These tasks are very doable, however, so I've no worries that we'll all come out of this in the clear.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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