The stories have been written, the art has been completed and delivered, and preliminary proofs have been received from the printer to ensure quality. You may wonder, "why pursue crowd funding at all if you are so near the goal and apparently aren't worried about recuperating the cost?"
With this Kickstarter we are hoping to cover the price of printing for the initial print run and celebrate the project's completion. Like all wonderful things, this book was a team effort; from artists to well-wishers. I wanted the KS step be a chance for everyone to participate in the release; there are premiums to be had, and signed-numbered editions for all who order. Its a chance for others who are new to the book to have a chance to celebrate the spirit of indie comics as well!
I'd be lying if I said I don't care if I make my investment back. But, more importantly, I want to set the example in the indie comics community. The project is complete, and all it needs is you! All money raised above the set goal will be divided up to the artists on a per-page basis. The structure will be as such:
For every $300 earned over goal, approximately $220 will be divided up at a rate of $2/page to each contributing artist.
Whether this amounts to $2 or $200 per artist is up to you! By supporting this project you are not only supporting our book, but supporting a community of indie artists. This bonus is intended to help them support their pursuits and reward them from using their talents to collaborate with other indie creators. As a writer, I appreciate the time they spent on my project, knowing that they have projects of their own (and other more lucrative offers) that they could have been involved with this summer.
If you love horror stories, horror comics, or horror movies (see a theme yet?), we are sure you will find something in our project that will wet your whistle. Appropriate for most ages, heavy on variety, and all written and drawn out of love; The Horror of Loon Lake will fit nicely on all horror fans' shelves.
Horrors of Loon Lake—Tim Sparvero (our connecting story about a bored teen on a Minnesota lake... but he isn't alone)
Invisible Melvin—Wesley Hall (A boy wakes to find he has turned invisible to everyone)
House of Scary—Jeff Manley (Mad Magazine style fun page)
Marco Dances—Vicky Leta (a regular guy has his Friday night ruined by a rude vampire)
Love Hurts—Joe Patrick (more 1 page goodness)
The Swing—Michael Grassia (sometimes teachers have rules for a reason)
The Swing (pin-up) - Jan Marc Quisumbing
Gene’s Golem—Geoff Munn (bullies assault a young boy, but he has a special ally)
Gene’s Golem (pin-up) - John Boren
Fluffy - Kris Crockard (hunters chase a murderous werewolf while a big brother squabbles with his little sister, maybe for the last time)
The Mask of Dr. Sueno—Brian Du Pont (a pro wrestler gets sucked into a seedy murder plot, only to find himself an avenging angel)
Crossing Over: the Game—Jeff Manley(a board game you won't believe)
Willow the Wisp—Nicole Bresner (a confirmed bachelor finds love in a graveyard)
Vampire (pin-up) - Jan Marc Quisumbing
Smell A Rat—Stan Chou/Wes Locher (a street gang finds more than they bargained for in an abandoned warehouse... Warriors meets Dracula)
Horror of Loon Lake (pin-up) - Scott Roller
and Pin-Ups by...
Brad Gischia, Michelle Centorino-Moden, Bryan North, Jay Fosgitt, Scott Roller, Warren Manser, Jen Terry, Tony Ferguson, and Jan Marc Quisumbing
And maybe a surprise or two...
Risks and challenges
Thankfully, the hurdles to fulfillment are negligable. The book is complete. We have but to slip in a few pages than can only be completed post-Campaign, and the file is ready to upload to our printer. The turnaround on printing is expected to be 3 weeks, at which time the mailing process will begin. Your pledge covers the shipping costs so there are no forseeable risks with shipping. We will be using USPS.
The Horror of Loon Lake is number one on my project list at this time. There isn't much to do but send it off into the wild! So I cannot forsee a hiccup in fulfillment. So, please, pledge with confidence and ask me any questions you may have.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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