Alex's Blooper Video
WOOT! Y'all did it! Thanks to your stunningly amazing generosity,we've just hit $20,000 and that means I've just added another little red dot to the Bonus Goals chart:
Looks like it's time for me to post my bloopers from when I made the Kickstarter video! :D
But first, before I show you just exactly how goofy a very nervous Alex can be, I'd like to say a few things...
First of all, and most importantly, I want to say thank you. We're just twelve days into this Kickstarter project and I am simply floored by your kindness. Here's the thing: I don't know any famous people to promote this Kickstarter page. I'm certainly not in any way famous myself. I have no publicity team. Nothing like that. I'm just this guy, y'know? And that you all would believe in this comic and what I'm trying to do here—that we'd be able to raise $20,000 in 12 days for a webcomic with gay heroes. Well, that's something I never thought I'd ever see. And you made it happen—with your generous backing and with your amazing ability to get the word out. I'm deeply, deeply touched by your generosity and support.
Over the past week, I've already gotten a little media attention—people are beginning to notice the success this campaign has been having—so it's possible that others (maybe even major media companies) could see there's a real audience for this kind of work and perhaps be inspired to make more stories like this in the future. And you will have been the ones who made that happen. And as someone who has craved to see these kind of stories his whole life, I'm deeply grateful to you for that as well.
So again, thank you so much!
Secondly, a request: we're almost halfway through the project and I've noticed that in other projects, this can be where the momentum starts to slip. As I've said all along, getting the word out is the hardest part. Now, I've seen through my Kickstarter stats that the majority of new backers—the ones who have never heard of Artifice before—find their way here through the Kickstarter Discover (Popular) page. And the only way to stay on that page is if pledges come in consistently. So, if you can please keep spreading the word through your Facebooks and Twitters and Tumblrs and friends, you'd not only be helping me with my comics but you'd also be doing a lot to keep a project that champions gay heroes on the radar. Which would be very cool. :)
Finally, just a small bit of news: based on backer requests, I've added a couple new rewards at the $150 and $175 level that include all FOUR of the prints I'll be sending out for this project. So, if that would be something you'd like, you can easily change your reward choice at any time by logging into your Kickstarter account.
Well, gosh, can you tell I'm stalling? LOL All righty then! Time for me to share the video my friends say shows "the real Alex". (Hmmmmmm.)
And now I have a confession to make: even though I am, at heart, a very private person, after all you've done, the thought of you all laughing along with me because of this video actually puts a big smile on my face. So I find myself actually looking forward to sharing this with you. Another way y'all have surprised me. :D
So I hope you like it! Please let me know what you think!
Until next time!
P.S. Special thanks to Nickolas T. for putting us over the top for this goal!
NEXT GOAL: An additional, post-webcomic scene of Artifice sent to all backers in PDF form at $25,000!