VOTING RESULTS for 1st NSFW ROMANCE PRINT plus BONUS COMIC UNLOCKED!
The results from our eighth 24-hour voting poll are also in! And for the pairing in our very 1st ROMANCE PRINT WITH A NSFW OPTION you've again chosen our main characters KYLE and THE ANNIHILATOR with 211 votes out of exactly 500 ballots total!
People just can't get enough of you two handsome devils...
And how many folks voted for this print to be Not Safe for Work? 92.6%! I think that's what they call a mandate! (And I didn't realize the yaoi pun there until just now as I typed that.... I think I'm going to need to get a little more sleep. ;) )
Anyway! That means that in addition to ten trading cards you all are already receiving (with corresponding 11" x 14" Print options) and an ACTION PRINT and another ROMANCE PRINT that y'all have already voted on, backers at the EXPERIENCED VIGILANTE level or higher will now be able to get an 11" x 14" sweet, sexy and Not Safe for Work romance image featuring Kyle with The Annihilator as one of their print options! And all backers will receive the art as high-res digital wallpaper the moment we finish it! YAY!
(Oh, and just a reminder: if you are a backer, yes, you can choose to increase your pledge at any time until the project ends. So if you decide you'd like one of these physical prints, so long as the project is still running, it's very easy to make that happen.)
How did the other votes shake out? Well, fairly similar to last time, except with perhaps less voting for the under-18 characters Flyboy and Fluke (which would have made this print automatically Safe-for-Work had they been chosen.)
Even though Kyle with The Annihilator won by a landslide again, Spooky and Kyle were again the 2nd most popular choice (with 88 votes), then there was Kyle + Flyboy again in 3rd place (24 votes), Spooky + Commander moved up to 4th (with 21 votes), Commander + The Platinum Priestess retained their fifth place spot (19 votes), then Hunter & Killer as a team tied with + Kyle (15 votes) and + The Annihilator (15 votes), then Spooky + Flyboy (13 votes), Spooky + Tsunami (11 votes) and finally in tenth place we had Flyboy + Tsunami (10 votes). All other pairings received less than 10 votes.
But wait, there's more!
Earlier today, you unlocked the thirteenth stretch goal at $45,000 and this one was a biggie! Not only does that unlock the 11th Trading Card for you to vote on (and I'll be sending that link out to you in a BACKERS-ONLY update after the 10th card voting finishes!), but that also means you've unlocked the 25-PAGE BONUS COMIC WITH FAN FAVORITE CHARACTERS COMMANDER & SPOOKY JONES! WOO HOO!
Oh, yeah. With these two, you just know it's going to be a fun read.
This comic will be added to the printed book (as well as be included in the PDF that all backers from CITIZEN on up will get). You've just made our book like twice as awesome! Thank you so, so much!
Well, you're all currently voting on the 10th Trading card and right now we're at $46,454, just shy of $1000 away from the next stretch goal (at $47,500) which unlocks the 12th Trading card.
And what happens at $50,000? You unlock the Full Monty reward! That means that 11" x 14" print options for all unlocked Romance Cards for a Age-18+ characters will have a fully nude option!
When it comes time to ship, as an EXPERIENCED VIGILANTE-level backer or above, you can always still choose to just receive Safe-for-Work (or Safe-for-Work-ish—they are still sexy pin-ups...) prints of the Romance Card art. But if you want to see everything... Well, if this stretch goal is unlocked, you'll have that option!
(And of course, all backers at the CITIZEN level or above will be able to see the beautiful Full Monty art we're going to create as digital downloads!)
Will we reach that goal? Fingers crossed! But for now, I'm just excited we're going to have this awesome BONUS COMIC added to the book!
And what's next next?
Now that we are approaching the last stretch goal I listed when I launched the project (with still 22 days remaining on the clock!), a number of you have asked if there will be any other nice stretch goal goodies after $50,000.
Indeed, yes. Very nice ones, actually. I've been thinking a lot about that over the last few days. Stay tuned... ;)
Please help spread the word
Oh! And if you can, please help spread the word about this project to your friends and anyone else who you think might be interested (and who could also spread the word!) In many ways, The Young Protectors is the best kept secret in webcomics. And we're about to enter the middle part of this Kickstarter project where the continued success becomes almost entirely about word-of-mouth.
If there's anyone who you think might be interested in this comic or any of the rewards y'all will be getting, please take a moment on Monday to let them know through the Twitters and the Facebooks and the Tumblrs, etc. I'd really appreciate it and it makes the chance of unlocking some of the extra-cool stretch goals I've come up with even more likely.
Thank you so much!
Thank you all again for everything you've already done and for your enthusiasm and support. I might not be getting much sleep, but I'm over the moon with happiness. And I can't wait to make that bonus comic!
You all RULE! :D