All supporters, at any dollar amount will now be receiving a PDF book (minimum 30 pages) containing cartoons, comics and illustration that just missed making the cut into the book. "The B-Side" PDF bonus is just my way of saying thank you to everyone for making this happen!
We hit $6,500 so I'm in the process of adding 4 more pages to the book!
$6,500 $7,000, $7,500, $8,000 and $8,500: At each increment, I will add 4 pages to the book. Anyone who qualifies for a pdf or printed book will be upgraded!
$7,000: In addition to increasing the page count to 88, at $7,000 anybody who has pledged $15 or more will also receive a PDF of all of The Awkward Yeti webcomics to date, plus a few extra comics. The bonus PDF will contain about 40-45 comics total.
Super Stretch Goal: $14,000 - The Awkward Yeti PLUSH
At this level, every backer of $50 or more will get a furry Lars plush in addition to their current reward(s). The plush will be approximately 7" tall (exact specs TBD). All other supporters will have an opportunity to purchase one at a deep discount if this stretch goal is met.
The Awkward Yeti's Complete Lack of Focus: Volume 1 will contain original cartoons and comics by The Awkward Yeti, as seen on Facebook and theawkwardyeti.com
The Awkward Yeti has been limited to the internet in content, book and merchandise sales. This Kickstarter will allow me to purchase a small run of books, sign them for all qualifying backers, and have some physical copies and products available for art shows or conventions. It really will be a kickstarter in the truest sense.
What's in the Book
The Awkward Yeti's Complete Lack of Focus: Volume 1 will be the first time I've embraced just that - a complete lack of focus in styles, subjects and formats. Facebook fans are already well aware that I make a lot of different things. Fancy animals, cute planet cartoons, The Awkward Yeti webcomic, pseudo-science cartoons, food cartoons, video game and movie references, and even paintings and mixed media pieces. This book is just about ready to go with the very best of The Awkward Yeti to date. Any Awkward Yeti fan will love the book, and for everyone else, it will make an excellent coffee table book or bathroom reader. Check out theawkwardyeti.com for more examples of what you might see in the book.
Bonuses for Backers
In addition to the book, I've got some great sources for really high quality prints, so I can bring some mini prints and stickers to most backers as a bonus. Not a stack of business cards, but actually little art prints you can put on your desk or wall.
I've priced everything very fairly, so anything I make is just enough to re-invest into the business and help me get some physical presence in the world (as I mentioned, art shows or conventions). This will also be the first step towards a long-term goal selling my own products online for lower prices.
You're making a huge difference in independent art when you back a project like this.
Risks and challenges
There should be no problem completing the book, ordering and shipping out by October. The hardcover books will be printed with a separate service and therefore could vary slightly in color and trim from the paperback version. International shipments may experience standard delays (customs, etc).
Overall I don't expect much of an issue as I've already done thorough research and most of the prep work.
If the goal is met, kickstarting the physical presence will come with several challenges - including booking shows, prepping products in time, perfecting the print process, and shirt printing/inventory. I have researched much of this and have plenty of great resources to help me through these challenges.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
If you are waiting for a payday to make your pledge, don't worry - you will be charged AFTER the campaign ends on September 4th, 2013 (within a day or two). Even if the goal is met earlier, you won't be charged until the end. So you can make your pledge now!
No! You will only be charged if the goal of $6,000 is met.
For example, you want a caricature (limited to 10), but you also want a book. Not a problem! Just submit a pledge for the total amount, select one of the rewards (in this case, select the caricature because it is limited) and send me a quick message. I'll make sure you get both rewards. Simple as that!
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