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A little Kickstarter update: once The Tomorrow Girl passes $341k, all backers will get an exclusive multi-panel preview of the next Dark Science page, set to come out next week!
We are now officially past the halfway mark, raising (as of this posting) $323,761 and over FOUR THOUSAND book orders! We still have two weeks to go, though, and I’ve got some new modifications to the higher stretch goals and a new one too!
$700k - Dresden Codak will update every week for 1 year
- Moved this one from $800k. Less money than what I first estimated, but I think it’s still doable. At this goal I can hire a full-time assistant to help with all the non-comic making elements of Dresden Codak. Notice that it’s changed to weekly instead of biweekly. How is this possible? Well the plan is to restructure the site to have parallel archives, so every other week would feature a big update (ie: a page of Dark Science) while the weeks in between will feature a smaller unrelated comic (or a satirical essay, etc) in its own archive on the site.
$800k - I will produce a 10 episode Indistinguishable From Magic video series, focusing on comics and other forms of visual storytelling.
- This would be a video series inspired and partly based on my Indistinguishable From Magic articles, but expanded to include film, animation, and other forms of visual storytelling!
I’m laying it all out, guys! LET’S DO THIS.
So guys, the Dresden Codak Kickstarter has been doing way, way better than I ever anticipated. We reached the original goal in less than an hour, and a couple days ago it became the 4th most funded comic Kickstarter ever. It’s bonkers, people, utterly bonkers!
If you know how Kickstarter works, there are often stretch goals, but all the amazing Dresden Codak fans burned through the ones I planned in two days, so I’ve had to come up with new ones! If you go to the site, you can see them all, but the big prize is this: if we hit $800k, I can update Dresden Codak biweekly for one year.
How does that work? Essentially, it will allow me to hire an assistant to handle all the non-drawing/writing parts of Dresden Codak (which is about 50% of my workload), and free me up to make more comics. Anyone who’s ever run their own business knows the innumerable small duties that can take away from the creative process, and seeing now that I have way more fans and supporters than I’d ever imagined, I want to up my game and deliver more of what people want.
Obviously I’ll do whatever I can to increase my content frequency regardless of the money, but the $800k benchmark is where I can officially make that promise and follow through.
Thanks so much, guys, and we’ve still got 21 days to go!
The Tomorrow Girl: Dresden Codak Volume 1 is the long-awaited print collection of the first five years of Dresden Codak and includes brand-new art and content. Please support this Kickstarter if you’d finally like your own copy of my work!
Get all your friends riled up, folks, because the Dresden Codak Kickstarter is launching in a few days and we have to make it count!