$218
pledged of $1,800pledged of $1,800 goal
8
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 6 2019
$218
pledged of $1,800pledged of $1,800 goal
8
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 6 2019

About


Show the world your inner warrior with these sharp accessories. Add a touch of the fantastic to your everyday carry, your lapel, or your favorite accoutrement. Signal to everyone that you're part of the Hyborian underground.

The Pins:


  • The longest side of each pin measures ~ 1.75" 
  • All have metallic butterfly backs.
  • The blue will glow blue (not green). It's super cool. And it's even cooler if your grandpa was into ham radio.
  • Colors and designs may vary slightly with what's shown.

Pledge Levels:

For the pledge levels for 1 - 3 pins, you will be able to specify which pins you want after the campaign ends by answering a survey.  Your order may duplicate pins at these pledge levels.

For pledge levels containing complete sets of pins, substitutions are not allowed -- you will get one of each.

Add-ons:

You'll have the chance to add pins and additional sets of pins to your order after the Kickstarter ends, via Backerkit. You will be able to choose these items later, and will be charged for these separately. Add-ons may (or may not) add to the cost of shipping depending on weight and shipping costs to your address.

We'll also be offering some of Gene's Library Comic merchandise and T-shirts as add-ons.

Shipping:

If you need us to add shipping to another country for a pledge level, please email geneambaum@gmail.com and we'll be happy to do that.

If you're not in the U.S. you may incur duty or other charges from your country's customs office. We have no idea how to calculate what these might be. 

Stretch Goal:

If pledges reach $7500, we'll add (1) The Jagged Jawbone of the Jurassic pin to each complete set. That means if you pledge at the level where you'll get two complete sets of pins, you'll get two of these.

We may also make a limited number of these available as add-ons.

Creators:

Willow Payne (www.willowpayne.com, Barbarian Girl: The Burning Blade of the Badlands) has been making comics, illustrations, and doodles of swords in the margins of her textbook her whole life. If she could be any sword, she'd be a falchion.

Gene Ambaum (Unshelved, Library Comic) has been making comics, mostly about libraries, for almost two decades. When he was a kid, his favorite swords were Excalibur, Thundarr's  Sunsword, and  Stormbringer.

All proceeds from the Kickstarter go to support Willow's work on Barbarian Girl: The Burning Blade of the Badlands, a three-part graphic novel which we started posting online last year. You can read Part 1 in its entirety now.

Timeline.

- June 20th -- Kickstarter ends. Open the champagne.

~ June 27th -- Finish setting up Backerkit, send out surveys to Kickstarter backers. 

- July 5th. Place final order with manufacturer.  

- Eagerly await delivery of pins.  Order shipping supplies. Clear out space in the warehouse and fulfillment center (aka Gene's garage).

- August -- Receive pins.  And start posting The Burning Blade of the Badlands Part II.

- September 2019 --  Shipping.

Risks and challenges

Gene will be fulfilling the Kickstarter from Seattle -- he has a track record of fulfilling Kickstarters on-time for Library Comic and Unshelved. He has worked with the pin manufacturer we're using before, and they have a great track record for both quality and customer service. We've already checked in with them about our colors and design choices, and have been assured everything will work. Once it's clear the campaign will fund, we'll finalize designs with them to get things rolling as early as possible.

Unforeseen production trouble or shipping problems might cause delayed delivery. We promise to keep you in the loop throughout production, and, in the face of problems or delays, to err on the side of producing quality pins we'll all want to wear.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Single-Handed

    One pin of your choice.

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    Ambidextrous

    Two pins of your choice.

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    An extra, just in case.

    3 pins of your choice.

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    Pledge $30 or more About $30

    You can never have too many.

    - A complete set, one of each of the 4 pins.
    - Plus, if the $7500 stretch goal is reached, you'll get x1 The Jagged Jawbone of the Jurassic pin as well.

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    Pledge $60 or more About $60

    Your own personal hoard.

    Two complete sets -- two of each of the 4 pins -- to either share with friends or make them jealous .
    Plus, if the $7500 stretch goal is reached, you get x2 The Jagged Jawbone of the Jurassic pins as well.

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Funding period

- (31 days)