"Catbeard is a shining example of the fun, unbridled imagination comics should be known for."
--Caanan Grall, Eisner-nominated creator of "Celadore" and "Max Overacts"
In the last couple of years, I've started getting back into the comics scene, and that brings me to Catbeard the Pirate.
Catbeard is something that combines my love of cats and adventure comics, and with Catbeard, I try to put forth the fun that I think a lot of comics lack these days. It's high seas fantasy with an incredibly silly twist, and it's a comic that really brings me a lot of pleasure to write and draw.
Your contribution is pretty awesome to me for one simple reason: it gets you my finished second volume of Catbeard, and it makes it available to others. I love it when people read and enjoy my comic! It's a huge rush, and it makes me want to do more so they can read more.
Sure, there's lots of other things that are great about supporting independent comics and their creators, but there are other people who can explain that better. Right now I just love doing this comic, and I'd love for you to have a copy.
My Loot Is Your LootHow about some rewards?
For one thing, everyone who helps fund this little print run will be thanked in the book. You deserve to be known!
There's also going to be some cool pins! The designs are not all finalized, but there will be Kitty Roger logo pins, and probably three character portrait pins.
Book Two itself is the next reward! This handsome paperback will come signed to your door.
At the $100 level you'll get a page from the book itself! I'll contact you to help you choose something cool.
Last but not least is the whole shebang - if you finance the amount of my entire campaign goal, you'll get everything I can think of - Book One and Two, the pins, all the prints, a commission, and any page you want out of Volume Two. Oh yeah, and I'll dress as Catbeard and thank you personally in a video. So you'll get my ritual embarrassment as well!
We hit our funding goal! Let's take a moment for you all to pat yourselves on the back, because that is pretty sweet.
Okay, so let's talk stretching! It's good to do before exercise....ing your wallet.
$600 - if the campaign reaches $600, all backers get a cool sticker. I KNOW RIGHT. Stickers are awesome. REACHED!
$800- if the campaign reaches this milestone, sticker AND a nice bookmark for all. Woo! REACHED!
$1000 - now we're talking! Hit $1000 and everyone who's pledged $30 or higher will get a little sketch card from me. REACHED!
$1100 - If we hit this one everybody who pledged $10 or higher gets a sketch card! REACHED!
$1200 - If we hit this everyone who pledged $5 or higher gets a sketch card. REACHED!
$1500 - if we get here EVERYONE gets a sketch card! REACHED!
$4000 - if we hit $4000 or higher, I can do the book via offset printing rather than digital printing, which is pretty sweet. But if it hits that, I'll also do the Catbeard Cosplay video for all backers no matter if someone did the $500 pledge level or not.
Whaddaya say guys? CAN WE DO IT?
All That Glitters Isn't Gold
Can't afford to contribute because your own loot has been heavily plundered lately? No problem! Spread the word and that'll help as well!
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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