Will you be in Athens, GA on Saturday? I’ll be at FLUKE from 11am – 6pm. Talk comics or eat at The Grit with me!
"One of you will betray me."
In progress scene from a horror comic I’m working on.
I wrote this.
In an interview with “Time” about his video for Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse”, director Matthew Cullen said that ancient Egypt is part of our “shared collective mythology.” In the video, Perry plays an ersatz Egyptian queen who hosts various suitors, each bringing her gifts of jewels, Twinkies, hydraulic low-riders and a crocodile skins. Perry zaps each of these men with lightning bolts, reducing them to red ash. It’s only when her final suitor offers her a floating pyramid (that looks like something out of “Tron”) that her vanity is appealed. Perry climbs the temple, sprouts wings and “ascends” to immortality. The suitor… turns into a dog…
Just finished a page from a little 8 pager I’m doing, working with another writer, for an upcoming horror anthology. Fitting these in between working on pages of my ongoing graphic novel/webcomic Nathan Sorry.
For better or worse, there’s a new page of comics in this sad world.
It’s been a few years since I ran a campaign, so the game may have changed slightly, but I’m happy to share what I know. First, here’s a few links I found crucial to running a campaign:
- Grassroots Funding with Kickstarter.com
- Kickstrarter School, Making Your Video
- How To Create Marketing Campaigns That Matter
Here are a few of my own personal pieces of advice:
- Reach out to your advocates before launching the campaign. Let them know it’s coming so they can help spread the word. Also, have a press release handy to send them so they have the same talking points as you.
- Make sure the message coming from all of your social media channels is consistent.
- Script and/or storyboard your video. Make sure it’s a narrative your audience can follow and has a personal touch to it. Help your potential backers identify with you.
- As you get closer to your goal I recommend updates to your backers that share something unique about your project. Get them engaged and excited so they continue to spread the word with you. They’re a community.
- If you have one big ticket reward for backers, hold onto it until the middle of the campaign. There’s inevitably a slump and this can help rebuild momentum.
- Running a campaign is a LOT of work. Be prepared to feel like you’re working a 40 hour a week job if you want to be successful. It takes up a lot of time and energy, so you might not get anything creative done during your campaign period.
Hope that helps. Good luck with your project!