I received an email from a Smiths fan and backer of both volumes of the book. He asked me to pass it on to you. You can still pledge toward Volume 2 of the book at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/756324374/unite-and-take-over-volume-2-a-smiths-comic-anthol
From Robert, a Smiths fan and Kickstarter backer:
Hello Fellow Backers of Unite and Take Over:
As I’m sure most of you are aware Shawn launched a second project in this series to create Unite and Take Over Volume 2: A Smiths Comic Anthology and the funding campaign ends in less than 3 days now with about 37% of the $6000 goal committed so far.
I backed the initial project and was just as happy to the back the second because I’m a fan of the Smiths and Morrissey and of comics and I think it’s truly an incredibly creative project. The idea is unique and inspiring and it’s an experience that fans like us can not only really be a part of but will also enjoy and cherish for years. It’s only through Shawn’s creative vision, his passion for comics, love for the music of the Smiths and Morrissey and his connections from working in the comic book industry that anything like this is even possible. Well, those things and this great site called KickStarter.
But even with all these things coming together to try to make this 2nd volume a reality there’s still a critical component that’s missing and that’s us – the fans – that are needed to back this project! At the of this writing there are 68 backers for Volume 2 and when I look back here to the original campaign and I see there are 360 I know it’s possible to get the 2nd volume to meet the campaign goal but it’s going to take the support of everyone that backed the first Unite and Take Over project.
I’m being a little selfish here because I want to see the project succeed but I’m reaching out to encourage my fellow Smiths and Morrissey fans to get behind this 2nd volume and help to make it a reality! I’d like to issue this challenge:
To help encourage more backers to either join the project or increase their current commitment level, I am willing to increase my commitment by $0.50 per qualifying backer up to the point where the $6000 goal is met for any backer that meets either of the following criteria:
1. New backers of Unite & Take Over Volume 2 that commit at a minimum of a $15 level
2. Current backers of Unite & Take Over Volume 2 that increase their current commitment by at least $15
Obviously anyone who commits to more than $15 will help us reach the goal sooner but the main thing is more fans just need to get behind this 2nd volume. I’ve reached out to Shawn and he’s offered to help track the results of my challenge and I’m ready to step up and now I’m just asking others to do the same!
Please take me up on my challenge and back Unite and Take Over Volume 2: A Smiths Comic Anthology at a minimum of $15 or increase your current commitment by $15 between now and the time the funding goal is met and let’s make this a reality together!
UNITE AND STEP-UP SMITHS AND MOZ FANS!