RE: A Whole Lotta Kickstarters
THOUGHTS & RUMINATIONS
March was a blur as RAID and myself were fully engaged in the KLAATU Kickstarter campaign. The results of which were MIND-BLOWING as we crested our goal and ended up funding at over 400%! I am truly excited by the awesome initiatives we are taking with RAID Press and couldn’t be more pleased to publish my first creator owned book under the banner.
Speaking of, KUKUBURI vol.1 will be launching on Kickstarter the first week of May.
OMG - THAT’S LITERALLY A MONTH FROM NOW!
…and breathe. Okay, okay - I’m good.
The campaign is still in the planning stages as we gear up to launch so I’d love to hear from YOU and find out what kind of extras or Stretch Goals you might like to see. The pre-launch page IS LIVE so you can hit the notify button and get an immediate update when the campaign launches.
In the meantime, please read on…
[ Cover B to KLAATU by yours truly ]
The campaign has wrapped, but you can now pre-order the regular edition of KLAATU in our online shop at RAID Press.
Launching April 11th we have Forest Folk: Bands & Shenanigans by Dax Gordine, the follow-up to last year's successful Forest Folk, Picnics & Hijinks!
Following Dax’s campaign we have my Kukuburi kickstarter campaign launching May 2nd!
Both campaign landing pages are LIVE. Be sure to hit the NOTIFY button to ensure you receive campaign launch notifications immediately to snag any early bird specials!
AIR: A SHORT STORY
Speaking of KLAATU I wanted to share some snippets of art from my short story titled AIR that is featured in the anthology. This 14-page story came about as a result of attempting to discern fact from fiction during the early days of the pandemic. Set on the desert plains of ant other planet - a lone cosmonaut has to figure out their next move based what they’ve seen, versus, what they’re told. Hope you enjoy the art - and if you’re intrigued - you can pre-order the anthology at RAID Press.
STILLWATER, the SkyBound series created by writer Chip Zdarsky and myself has been on a brief hiatus - but is scheduled to return May 11th with issue 13! In the meantime, STILLWATER vol.2 collecting issues 7-12, recently hit the shelves, as well as the stand-alone comic STILLWATER: THE ESCAPE which features an array of international creators delving deeper into the STILLWATER world, the characters, and their stories. Both books are currently available at your local comic shop!
AND THE WINNER IS
Lillie was kind enough to send a photo of the big box of swag she received as part of my year end newsletter contest! First off, I’m glad it arrived safe and sound. Secondly, beautiful penmanship Lillie! And last, but not least - I hope you enjoy the books and art :)
As promised, the monthly newsletter contest is starting up again this month and will be running through till December. The first person to answer the contest question correctly will received a prize in the mail - this could be a print, postcard set, book, or other bit of swag! All entrants with the correct answer will be entered into a year end draw for big box of awesome.
Contest opens at 12pm EST and closes at 3pm EST.
This month’s question is —
WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE YELLOW CREATURE CHASING DOWN REGGIE IN KUKUBURI?
Thanks for reading - and the support.
see you next month!