At the lower pledge levels, there's an international shipping option to make sure that we cover the expense. For the higher pledges, it is basically built in, but if you can contribute some extra it will help us reach the goal without having to spend too much of the funds on shipping rewards. (It typically costs an extra $10 to ship a comic or two overseas, or $45 to ship a box of merchandise.)
The artist will continue work on Failsafe after the Kickstarter is successful. It then takes some time to letter the book, and 6-8 weeks to print. Rewards will only be sent once everything is ready to send out. That being the case, it could be a few months before you receive your rewards.
As long as it is one of the characters from this comic, then yes! As this is a story about survival in isolation, there aren't many characters to choose from. (You can also choose a character from any other Black Label Comics book.)
We want to be sure there aren't too many options, as it tends to make it harder to pledge. With international shipping doubling up the earlier options, we don't have one specifically to get our other books. However, the "THANKED IN THE BOOK & COMICS" ($60) and "SPONSOR A WEEK" ($250) levels include all of the Black Label Comics books printed to date.
The overall minimum cost of the project is about $2681, including the remaining rate for the artist, a small on-demand print run, plus rewards, shipping, and fees. The fundraising goal of $1750 leaves a great deal to be paid out of pocket. From there, $4422 would allow us to do a full professional print run.
The maximum cost is $4500. This will allow the writer (me) not to lose hundreds of dollars, ensure we can provide all rewards within budget, and most importantly allow us to produce a traditional professional print run.
Two things. First, it's the name of Ian Struckhoff's own small press comics publishing imprint-- Any comic books that I write and self-publish come from "Black Label Comics". Second, it's the anthology of my short comic stories, which goes by the same name and comes out 1-2 times a year.
Go to the second Update here, and leave a comment to join. Then just comment again with a link (or other news) whenever you spread the word. At the end, your reward will be updated to reflect your contributions!