The scurviest, purr-iest pirate on the seven seas returns! It's Catbeard Book Five!
For those of you new to the captain and his crew, here's the setup: Catbeard the Pirate is the story of a scurrilous pirate after the most fabled pirate treasure of all time! Oh, and he's under a curse to have a magical living cat for a beard. The ongoing comedy/adventure webcomic can be read at catbeardthepirate.com!
In this, the fifth volume of Catbeard's adventures, the crew must do battle for a clue to Skeen's treasure. By the way, did we mention that the battle takes place in a floating colosseum run by two mad pirate captains who believe themselves to be the reincarnations of Romulus and Remus?! Catbeard will have to use his wits and his beard to prevent New Rome from taking over the entire ocean! And a crewmember's dark secret will finally be revealed. Will it tear the group apart? This collection will be approximately 120 pages in length and will also contain all-new material not seen on the website!
Let's Check Out Some Of The Rewards!
For $15, the first 20 US backers will get book 5 with free shipping! (Cover shown here not final.)
At $20 (plus shipping) you'll receive your own copy of Book 5!
Like your books with sketches and autographs? Well, at $30 that's just what you'll get in your copy of Book Four!
At the $50 level, 20 lucky backers will get all 5 Catbeard volumes for lower than normal retail!
Want to get a 6"x9" watercolor sketch on Bristol board with your copy of Catbeard Book 5? At the $50 level, you can tell me what to paint (like this Blade Runner painting, or whatever you want, within a PG rating!)
Want to get a 9"x12" watercolor sketch on Bristol board with your copy of Catbeard Book 5? At the $80 level, you can tell me what to paint (like this Alien Covenant painting, or whatever you want, within a PG rating!)
I'll reveal each new stretch goal as we reach the previous one!
Our first stretch goal is 50 backers. At 50 backers, every backer who purchased a physical reward will get this adorable Baby Kraken sticker!
First Stretch Goal Reached!
Let's see the next stretch goals!
What's more appropriate for pirates than tattoos?! If the campaign hits 1800, we'll have this stellar 'Catbeard Crew' 2"x2" temporary tattoo for every backer who has physical rewards!
I've always wanted to make pins for Catbeard. When the campaign reaches $2000, we'll get one of these two designs made! Every backer who has backed for a physical copy of the book will get one of these pins at that stretch goal!
Which pin would you rather see? Check out the backer updates to sound off!
How's My Money Being Spent?
Unlike Catbeard, I wouldn't spend your loot on rum and diamond-studded cat toys!
I'm setting a pretty low goal so I can be sure to get a modest print run of Catbeard Book Five made. Kickstarter takes their cut; the remaining funds will go toward printing and shipping, and stretch goals! The higher the campaign goes, the better print run that can be produced. When you support this campaign, you can be sure that you're definitely helping the book get made.
Risks and challenges
While I feel confident that the risks are small, there's always the possibility that something could go awry in the printing process. Should this happen, there could be a delivery delay, but that's why I'm setting the projected delivery date in September. That way, if it's early, it's even better! Still, since the book is a collection of previously finished pages (aside from a few created specifically for the print edition) there really shouldn't be much trouble. I've had four previous successful crowdfunding campaigns (three through Kickstarter and one on Indiegogo) and I have confidence in my ability to fulfill this one as well.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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