HUGE UPDATE !!!!!!
STRETCH GOAL TIME!!!!!
What are stretch goals? Once the project reaches its goal, stretch goals are used to keep people enticed and attract new backers who may be looking at contributing. So, how about:
$3500- we add 2 more exclusive strips
$4000- we add ANOTHER 2 strips
$4000- paper and cover quality get upgraded
$4000- There will be an additional print added to the Tia level
if you've made it down this far, that means you've probably already watched the video. That was just the bare bones information you needed. Now, I have a lot more things to share with you. Hopfully, it won't take too long.
TnC comics started last year, as a one-shot making fun of my wife and her vacation packing habits.
What was supposed to be a one-shot comic strip became loved by family and friends who asked for more. So, I hurried up and hired the artist, Eryck Webb of Eryck Webb Graphics for the long term. We started doing the comics bi-weekly. But that wasn't enough. I was having so much fun that we bumped it up to weekly, every Friday. And now, a year later, we have completed Year 1 with no missed deadlines. Every friday like clockwork.
TnC focuses on myself, my wife Tia, and our two kids Mitchell and Ciara. we have also expanded to enjoy the company of our little nephew Colby. Along with the family pets Jazmyn and Steve, TnC is rounded out with all the love that fills our house.
TnC is loosely based on true stories. Yes, I have shot a staple into my hand to win a bet. Yes, I have also been badgered about my name. And yes, I do fantasize regularly of being a masked crime fighter.
The plan is to make TnC: Year One into a 60 page compilation book with lots of new content that hasn't been seen before. Included in the book will be:
52 weekly strips
the 5 guest artists strips from Guest Artist August
12 exclusive strips
Meeting the Matthews
from start to finish, a look at the making of a TnC strip
the Wall of Thanks page
and lots more.
A lot of planning has gone into the book. And with the weekly strips and guest artist strips already in the bag, it just boils down to getting the rest of the content finished up.
I've already researched printing costs, shipping costs, paying the artist for the exclusive content. The fees associated with this as well as the rewards program. $3,000 is the threshold. With that, we can make TnC a book that is worthy enough to sit up on the shelf with the books that inspired me.
Behind every successful kickstarter is a list of fun and rewarding, um, uh, rewards. I've made sure to include something fun and exclusive to each tier.
Colby Tier- Every donor will get their name included in print in the book under the Wall of Thanks page
Ciara Tier- Every donor will receive an e-book copy of TnC: Year one. With exclusive kickstarter cover. as well as the Colby Tier reward of being named on the Wall of Thanks
Mitchell Tier- Every donor will receive a physical copy of the book with exclusive kickstarter cover. All kickstarter covers will be individually numbered. That number will depend on how many backers we get. Backers will also get the rewards for the Ciara and Colby Tiers
Tia Tier- Every donor will receive (4) 8x10 prints from TnC #52: Reimagining. Reprinted panels with no word balloons and more detail and coloring added to them. Examples of 2, the other 2 are still getting touchups:
Thought people might like to see the remaining 2 prints you receive.
Just like the other tiers, when you donate to the Tia Tier, you also receive the rewards for the Mitchell, Ciara, and Colby rewards as well.
Cory Tier-- Now, after getting your name in the book. And getting your physical copy of the book. And 4 awesome prints. What more could you want? How about a kickstarter exclusive TnC T-Shirt? With the exclusive cover on the back and the TnC logo on the front. You get ALL of that in the Cory Tier
TnC Family Tier-- We call it this because you get all the other tiers put into this one. And on top of that, we bring you into the family. Thats right, in the TnC Family Tier, 3 helpful people will be included in the exclusive strips included in the book. and not just in the background. Your name and likeness will be used in the strips. How about that? Donating to a book that YOU are in!?!?
We were caught off guard by how many people actually WANTED to be in a TnC strip. So, we found a nice compromise. By donating at the F&F Tier, your name and likeness will be insterted into (minimum) 2 strips during TnC Year 2. and if all goes well, hopfully this time next year, we will be working on a 2nd book. And of course, like the other reward levels, you will receive all the rewards from Cory, Tia, Mitchell, Ciara, and Colby Levels
TnC Universe Tier-- because whats better than helping turn TnC into a book? How about joining the TnC universe you will become a recurring character in the TnC strips during Year 2, with a minimum of 6 appearances. You could be Cory or Tias BFF. Or maybe the arch enemy of The Caped Cowl? This also entitles you to all the rewards in the Cory, Tia, Mitchell, Ciara, and Colby Tiers
We also have some ideas we are keeping in our back pockets for stretch goals. Lots of cool things that I hope we can do. But we have to start with that first step!!
So in closing,
Thank you for reading all that and watching the video. Hopfully there is something here that catches your eye and makes you want to donate to the TnC project. Feel free to ask any questions. Im always around and will answer any and all that I read. Thank you again.
Risks and challenges
I dont see any reason this project should be delayed. The majority of the book is already done. Just need to get the exclusive parts finished after the project is funded.
October- Kickstarter funding
November/December- exclusive artwork and rewards gathering
December/January- Printing, here in the USA
February- Ship books and rewards out to backers
- (30 days)