Curiosities Takes Kickstarter

With all the fuss about Lea Hernandez’ Garlicks not hitting its Kickstarter objectives (though she will be back), here’s a look at a project that has done that, and far more, with some lesson to be learnt.

Curiosities: An Illustrated History of Ancestral Oddity is a planned comic book by husband/wife team Mike Yamada, Victoria Yin and her brother Jonathan. It has raised $17,447 of a $4,000 goal, from 330 backers with four weeks to go.

Eventually we came upon the idea of a pair of siblings exploring their family history through the weird and fascinating remnants of long-gone relatives. Pirate Queens, Wizards, Overly skilled Lion Tamers, and at least one eccentric taxidermist.

Mike works at Dreamworks, Victoria works as Disney, but neither in very prominent roles. They have certain side-projects and this will be one of them.

Neither have incredibly impressive followings, Mike having around 4000 twitter followers, but they follow some very important rules of what is merging as a Kickstarter economy, and this might be an opportunity to share them.

Showing impressive looking work.

Offering a relatively low initial funding amount, with milestones to “unlock” other aspects of the book, and to encourage “stretching” donations.

An affordable price for a print collected edition, discounted from the store price.

Not giving away the product offered in a cheaper format elsewhere.

Showing past success with previous products.

Offering exclusive product via Kickstarter.

It’s a good lesson. I think I may have to put your money where my mouth is soon…

 

 

 

shadows-still_46658

What We Do In The Shadows Is Getting A TV Show Spinoff

prog-2000-reprint-cover

2000AD Goes To 2nd Print for The First Time With Prog 2000 (ACTUAL ART UPDATE)

How Marvel Will Claw Back That Marketshare Come December

Dark Knight Rises

Microsoft AI Strikes Again: Anne Hathaway As A Woman In A Black Suit Case, And Other Classification Misadventures

cagetv

Quentin Tarantino Thought About Making A Luke Cage Movie After Reservoir Dogs

deathstroke

Deathstroke Teased For Juctice League By Zack Snyder

Could Comic Creators Also Take Home “Garbage Bags Full Of $20s”?

halloween

Get John Carpenter’s Tales Of Halloween Night Vol 2 Early At NYCC 2016

Neal Adams Opens His Own Art Gallery In Manhattan

boom2

Matt Kindt, Tyler Jenkins And The Deep In BOOM! Studios Latest NYCC 2016 Announcements