Running a crowdfunding campaign through websites like Kickstarter or IndieGoGo can be incredibly exciting and rewarding. There is a genuine rush seeing friends, family and yes, even complete strangers provide monetary support for your creative project. It’s especially empowering for a beginning creator who doesn’t have the financial backing of a professional publisher and must publicize, produce and sell their beloved works out of their own pockets.
While I think there are far more exhaustive posts on the subject out there, I’m interested in sharing the steps which I felt really worked for Polterguys’ campaign. I’ve witnessed the benefits of following these bits of advice firsthand and I truly believe with hard work and patience, anybody can achieve the same results.
It’s been a few weeks since we arrived in Ann Arbor, MI and I can’t believe we actually spent nearly a month on the road! We drove all the way from California passing by several states N and I have never been before. It’s humbling to travel such a distance and realize the slice of world we knew in California is just one tiny part of the country.
Hi guys, this originally started as another resource post on Anime Expo but then I realized I’m out of time! The movers are coming this afternoon and forcibly taking the computer away from me. Since I don’t have a laptop or even a smart phone, blogging will be on hiatus in the next month or so.
I really, really wanted to have something go up during my move but unfortunately, I seem to have run myself ragged. The past few months have been a non-stop ride through publishing Polterguys Vol. 1 and I confess I honestly have not spent that much time resting from all of it.
I suspect I will benefit from this mandatory period away from the computer and the internet as I visit family in the Bay Area and in neighboring states. Inspiration and energy after all needs replenishing.
Thanks so much for understanding and the next time I update here, I’ll be in Michigan!
Polterguys is now available to purchase through Amazon as well as my personal Storenvy shop. (Yeyyy!) Please note that I won’t be handling/shipping books purchased through Amazon so they won’t be signed/sketched if you buy from there.
I shipped out my first batch of Kickstarter books the other day and have been hard at work signing/sketching even more. You can see a bunch of my favorite doodles here on tumblr. (I wish I could say I was consistently funny on every one but alas!)
My cousin’s wife also sent along this awesome pic of Vol. 1 on her Kindle. (Sorry, I know! I get excited over the smallest things. )
I’ll also be getting the 4×6 and 8.5×11 prints very soon. Here’s a preview my printer friend sent me! I ran out of bubble mailers yesterday because we accidentally bought teensy ones (D’oh) but we’re hoping the new batch comes in right along with the prints so they’ll go out sometime this week. I will be out of my apartment by this Friday so I’m hoping everything goes fairly smoothly.