You guys have been really busy spreading the word about reMIND. So busy in fact that we have blown through 2 more stretch goals unlocking the Lizard Man Postcard and the Cyrene Postcard. The Sonja Postcard is only about $500 away so I expect it to be hit today for sure. Everyone who backed this project to get a book will be getting all these extras thrown in. (Or should I say, lovingly placed into their package.)
Here’s an updated progress chart. We are currently at $61,355!
Yesterday I announced the higher tier Collector Packs and all 5 of the limited $600 option got swiped up by the end of the day. So I decided to reduce the amount of $1000 pledges so I could add those 1st printings of Volume 1 to make more $600 options available. So there should be 2 more slots left for the $600 reward if anyone is interested.
So here’s the deal, I have been holding onto boxes of Volume 1 to sell at my final convention this year because I bought the table long before I started running out of books. So to protect myself, I set aside about 60 copies of Volume 1 for that show. But conventions are hard work and I can only get so much exposure at a small show. So now that all these first printings of Volume 1 are being plucked up as soon as I put them online, I’m starting to wonder if I should cancel my last convention this year and instead just put all those books into this Kickstarter. The longer I manage this campaign, the more I like that idea. Plus, I’m kinda burned out on Cons this year because it’s hard to be excited exhibiting when I don’t quite have my new book finished.
Anyway, I’ll let you know what I decided within the next week and if I can get a refund on my table.
Original Art Stuff
Many of you have had some questions about what my original art for reMIND looks like and the sizes. The best answer I can give you is that it is all completely random sizes because I never created any of this for the purpose of selling it. For the most part, they are all drawn in pencil but very clean pencil. They are all panels from the books, not just sketches. No color. Here are some photos of me holding up several pieces of the small art.
Original Art 1
So far none of the Original art 2 has been selected but I honestly think it is some of my favorite stuff because I selected it based on the detail level of the art as well as the size or panel count. Here are some good examples of Original Art 2:
I would give you some pictures of the full page art but I need to go to work. :(
Thanks again for all your support and the many different ways you are showing it. Because if the success of this campaign, I am starting to see that I really might be able to take the next step into a full-time career of self-publishing my own graphic novels. :)
Thanks for giving me this hope! Talk soon,