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About

What I’m Raising Money For

I’m raising funds in order to focus full-time on completing the illustration and lettering for the 21 chapters of a supernatural thriller graphic novel in 21 months. I also need to travel and buy materials and services to help market and promote the novel. (This will place me into a great position to launch the next major project, which is an expansion of the universe The Consumer takes place in. The book, Massive Prophecy is already written and waiting to be illustrated and lettered after The Consumer has been on sale long enough.) I would like to use the novel as a tool for evangelizing and teaching. I would like to see it used along side other Christian artists to make an argument for Christ, to make introductions to Jesus and to present opportunities for people to become friends and family with God. When completed, this book can be sent into places that Bible tracts can’t make it to and reach people that might not be touched by traditional evangelism.  Go to the website for a sneak peak. 

How the Idea Was Born

I needed a way to use a great story, that wasn’t preachy or corny, to deliver the truth about the world’s hopeless nature, the ultimate consequences of sin and the desperate need for salvation through Jesus Christ. I figured, why not use the devil’s own testimony to inform people of their need for God? How might that be done (in fiction)? When I came up with the answer, I thought, “This would be an interesting yet horrifying and perilous trip past the pit of hell to the gates of God’s kingdom.” Once there, the reader will have witnessed the testimony of Satan’s sabotage and God’s plea to accept His help out of the devil’s trap. 

Why Support This Book and What’s So Unique About It?

This story is unique because it does the exact opposite of what supernatural thrillers, fantasy and other fictional tales do. The Consumer reaches into the toy-chest of allegory, unpacks all the storytelling symbols representing ideals, theories, schools of thought and character types, then smashes them to bits. It tells a tale of the supernatural in a matter-of-factly raw and unfiltered way where the things that were formerly cloaked and compressed into symbols, are now blatantly used in direct statements. In this story, a demon is a demon; he’s not represented by anything, nor does he intentionally represent anything, except the interests of his species. The spiritual dynamics in this tale are real and operating ubiquitously around us in the real world. This story speaks about the supernatural without leaving a veil between it and the reader. Yes, it rearranges history, people, settings, and experiences, but it’s not really make-believe. The book artfully presents the gospel to the reader in a way that gives credibility to the story and enhances it. The gospel doesn’t make the characters look fake and it isn’t out of place in the story. 

How the Project Will Be Completed

I already have the hardware, software, skills, knowledge and script to finish the book, but it’s getting done in a drizzling and sickly slow workflow. Right now, I don my alter ego and work my day-job; but at night, I become Phenamic (Phenomenal Dynamic), a super-powered creator with the ability to spend an hour or two getting this project finished extremely slowly over the course of many years. Since that’s not a great superpower or plan to finish the graphic novel, I’d like to reverse things; work on the book full-time and my other job part-time so that it might be done in 21 months. 

How Will Money Be Spent?

Since I’ve already convinced the kindhearted writer to do the script for free, I only have to pay salaries to the layout artist, inker, colorist and letterer for the next 21 months. They all agreed to take deep pay cuts and share $50,000 in order to work fulltime on the project. The remaining $10,000 will go towards publishing/printing services and items below: I already have the hardware, software, skills, knowledge and script to finish the book, but it’s getting done in a drizzling and sickly slow workflow. Right now, I don my alter ego and work my day-job; but at night, I become Phenamic (Phenomenal Dynamic), a super-powered creator with the ability to spend an hour or two getting this project finished extremely slowly over the course of many years. Since that’s not a great superpower or plan to finish the graphic novel, I’d like to reverse things; work on the book fulltime and my other job part-time so that it might be done in 21 months. 

$10,000 Money Pie
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Editing Services $400

Publishing/Printing (with book return program in distribution) $4000

eBook publishing ($300)

Pre-Release Marketing

  • Write Press Release

Social Media Campaign Help $500

  • Profound book quotes (on any social media platform)
  • Pinterest (memes)
  • Join blogger groups on Facebook (guest spots are frequently offered)
  • Tumblr (for short blogs)

Submit blogs or links to websites 

Research/contact local and college radio stations and podcasters (for interviews)

Contact libraries (Library Directors) in Philadelphia and Delaware Counties 

  • Write Book Suggestion email: Intro letter, info about my books and genres, blurbs and ISBNs, book formats, reviews, special niches, 
  • Offer to conduct book talks and readings to Directors or event coordinators (charges usual $25 per hour + travel time as appropriate)

Press Release Distribution $200

eBook discovery services $200

Promotional copy distribution (selected magazines/ministries for review) $500

Marketing Materials $1250

  • Posters
  • T-shirts
  • Caps
  • Pens/Pencils
  • Coffee Mugs
  • Business Cards
  • Postcards

Book Review Services & Meetup Creators' Group $250

Regional Travel & Lodging Ministry/Comic/Writer’s/Art Events/ Performences $2000

  • Ministry Outreaches
  • Conventions
  • Book Store Signings
  • Workshops
  • Seminars
  • Lectures
  • Readings
  • Book Launches
  • Independent bookstore pitches

Website/domain name maintenance and add-on features $400

  • Run regular promotions for eBooks and paperbacks

Risks and challenges

I hammered away at the script for the graphic novel part-time for a year and a half. After that, I researched the very best things that would help me layout, illustrate, and letter the book and I brought the right computer and various software apps and got straight to work. I even drew panels and created the logo in church service. Any place that did not require my eyes to be fixed on something other than my Microsoft Surface Pro, was my art studio; even the dentist office was fair game. Since I already have a track record of dedication in completing the project in every minute I could salvage, the main challenge to my finishing on schedule would be staying alive for 21 more months. I’m not 100% sure if that’s what God plans for me, but if He keeps me free from cataclysm, extreme disfiguration and death, then I’ll deliver. If I’m dead, then I will probably be unable to finish the book on time.

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