Hi, My name is Chris and i'm the creator of the webcomic Lunarbaboon. Perhaps you have seen it on the internet....
I began the comic in 2012 as a form of therapy for some depression and anxiety I was dealing with. The original comics were drawn in a small moleskin notebook, which I never intended to show to anyone. This allowed me to be extremely honest about my day to day dealings with my family and other people I met.
The comic evolved quickly and I found that because I spent most of my free time watching my highly active son that the comics began to revolve around our adventures.
I was really proud of these comics, so I started sharing them around the internet. I discovered three things once this happened: 1) Some people on the internet were really honest and occasionally really mean 2) There were many really amazing people making comics just like me 3) Some people liked my comic.
The Cost of Printing
It's been well over 2 years since I started Lunarbaboon and I've finally put together a book. It took a lot of time and support from my family and friends just to get to this point, but i'm still not over the hump yet. Currently, I have one copy of the book. It cost $250 dollars to get one copy of a proof made. It was hand-stitched and shipped to my house from across an ocean. In order to get that price down to a normal price for a book I have to order hundreds and hundreds of copies. Money needs to be provided up front, money I do not have. That's where you come in. By supporting the Kickstarter, you are essentially pre-ordering a book.
I have set the goal at $9,000 because based on my calculations it is roughly what I will need to pay for the books, some shipping/handling, and my Kickstarter fees. It is a modest goal and if I reach it I won't be making any monetary gains. I will just have a whole lot of books.
Remember your credit card will not be charged if I don't reach my goal. Soooo, take a gamble, pledge a lot of money, show you're a good person, and secretly hope I don't reach my goal.
When will I get my book?
If my book gets funded it should take about 6 to 8 weeks for me to get the copies. Then about 4 more weeks for me to get them to you. I put a loose January 2015 as the delivery date. Think of it as a belated holiday gift during those dark post Christmas days.
No matter what you decide to pledge, know that I am extremely grateful for your support. I promise to continue making comics for you as long as the ideas are good. Thanks again.
STRETCH GOAL: $10,000 - Wow! We are almost funded. That is crazy. Yesterday I made the decision to make my goal $8900, even though I figured I would need a lot more for shipping and handling i thought it would be best to aim low. Now It looks like i may not have to pay out of pocket anymore. If we hit the 10,000 mark then everyone who pledged enough to get a copy of the book will get a super awesome Lunarbaboon bookmark along with their other rewards. Thanks again people.
STRETCH GOAL: $12,000 - Dang...Thanks! Backers who pledged $50 dollars or more just got the 3 -set of Lunarbaboon postcards. Pictures to come.
Risks and challenges
Their are always risks and challenges in a project of this magnitude. Luckily for you the book is done. So once the goal is met I just have to give the printers the go ahead. Then the biggest issue you will have to deal with is the wait...but I know you can do it!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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