Here it is! The page I’ve been waiting to show all of you. The original design I came up with almost 10 years ago, but I have to admit, it didn’t look this good back in the day. Mr. Average pointed out that my story seemed to jump forward in the last few pages leaving him feeling like there could be some great moments with Sonja and Victuals trying to get the suit to work. Perhaps he is right. I do admit that I was trying to get to the point here so I can kick the story into the next gear. Maybe I’ll add a few spreads to the master collection someday if I ever get that far.
So here is the hero shot of Victuals in his robot suit! I hope you like it because it’s not changing. Hahaha.
I understand that getting a cat to stand on it’s hind legs would be impossible in real life. I also understand that transplanting a lizard man’s brain into a cat body is impossible. In addition, getting a cat into a robot suit designed for humans is impossible. But that’s what I like about it, plus, I sure do think it’s cool!
If you haven’t noticed, we just crossed $8,000 in pledges on the Kickstarter.com campaign and ALL of the openings to get your name in the book are taken now. Sorry if you were planning on getting one last minute, maybe you can get a spot in the second book, or you could always pledge $500 to get a prime spot in the book above everyone else’s name. I’m sure there are some movie stars out there who can afford to skip their haircut this week to make a small $500 pledge. Anyone? Does anyone know Will Smith or his son? They might like my book. I loved the new Karate Kid movie by the way. Okay, this is turning into a journal instead of a blog, so let me switch gears.
Please keep spreading the word about reMIND and Kickstarter. The more pledges I can get before it closes, the more additional products I’ll be able to make as well as covering convention costs for next year. Pledging for a book is about as helpful as you can be towards my goals. Thanks again for everyone who has pledged so far. You guys are the best. High five’s all around!
If you haven’t noticed the poll happening on the left side of the blog, please vote now. Last week a few people suggested that I make a t-shirt or hoodie just like the one in page 74 that says, “I’ve seen the lizard man”. If I gets enough votes, I’ll make a mock up and start a pre-order for it. If only 20 people want one then I might have to wait a bit longer to bring the printing price down a bit. I think it’s a great idea.
I’ve had people mention several on-demand t-shirt printing companies, but I don’t really want to go that method because the base price for each shirt is really high and I’d have to charge like $25 a piece to make a few bucks profit. If I were to make a hoodie, the price would be ridiculous! Plus, there is no way to control the quality. I would just have to hope the shirt looks the way I said it would. I would rather print 100 shirts and have the first 35 pre-orders pay for the whole thing. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t expect to make much money from shirts yet, but any little amount will help. I just think it’s bad business to give all your profits to the printer so you don’t have to worry about shipping or quality control.
You’re pin-up in reMIND?
This is a bit early to announce but I’m too excited about it to hold it in any longer. I’m going to launch a pin-up contest this Thursday. Anyone can enter their depiction of Victuals, Sonja or the Lizard-man and it will go live on reMINDblog.com between the 2nd and 3rd Chapters of reMIND plus the winner will be printed in the physical book along side a pin-up by Sam Kieth as well as other amazing artists! I’ll give you all the details this Thursday, so come back in a few days for the proper announcement.