So it is finally live. I had a date in mind and I kept to it despite having a very busy schedule at the time (I currently work as a project manager for building websites). I had planned to do lots of promotion for the Kickstarter and whilst I did some promotion, I wasn’t as prepared as I would have liked to have been and had planned to do much more. Immediately my old English literature school class came to mind where I read the book “Of Mice and Men” and realise that the best laid plans can often go astray.
But I stuck to my internal deadline and Catapulted is now live. And with what response?
At the time of writing this post Catapulted is 66% funded in just over 5 days. That’s incredible! I didn’t think my first Kickstarter project would get so much traction so quickly. It’s encouraging and reassuring.
Whats the project about? What are the rewards? I could tell you but in preparation for this a good friend helped me film a great introduction video for Kickstarter.
Head on over and check out the project. Even if you don’t back it you’ll get to see some real footage of cats being prepared for space travel. And perhaps you may even feel compelled to share the project or recommend it to someone who likes weird history, sci-fi or cats.
Kickstarter is a real eye-opener, it can take a lot of effort to keep on top of but you need not enter into the realm of crowd funding blind. There is a plethora of information on Kickstarter and in particular Kickstarters for comics. One of the best resources I have found is at ComixLaunch by Tyler James. He really has analysed Kickstarter from every angle and he has it down to a fine science. His own projects speak for themselves. Although he has paid for courses there is more than enough free information through his articles, podcasts and free webinars to help indie creators get started. In fact, if I hadn’t stumbled across his site and subscribed to his newsletter I doubt I would have chosen to embark on Kickstarter as early as I have.
Next steps? Keep promoting the campaign, complete funding, introduce some stretch goals and most importantly… FINISH THE BOOK.
Drawing digitally is helping greatly as I worry less about mistakes and I can handle all aspects of comic creation in one program. I’ll try and post more regularly here But the next 2 months are going to be busy in a really good way.