My syndicate is offering a free oversized signed print of one of my comics if you go answer a question on their blog.
CA: You note that you’ll be paying an editor, copywriter, and a designer. Why do you think that’s necessary?
MB: I want this to be a professional project. Publishers used to pay for these things for a reason - so your book doesn’t turn out to be a a poorly written piece of s***. I know a lot of writers and journalists, and over the next week or two I’m going to hire one to oversee the writing on this project. Nothing can be half-assed on this. I want the prose section of this book to be as strong as possible, so it’s going to be a worthwhile expense for me. You can get into a little bubble with your creative projects, especially something like comics where you work in solitude. It helps to have another set of eyes on your work. I wouldn’t think about doing it any other way.
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I’ve had great start to my Kickstarter for Life Begins At Incorporation, hitting the 50% mark on the second day. $10,000 dollars more and this book gets made. I’m already rapidly assembling my editorial team and will unveil that and the cover art before the end of the project. If you haven’t backed it already, please do. And if you like my work, consider sharing the project. With no publisher behind me, I need help getting the word out to anyone who might like my cartoons.
Back with whatever you are able to give, but I’d like to encourage you to back the $40 level. This gets you the book (with a pdf), a signed postcard, and all my cartoons emailed to you each Monday for a year, before they are published. It’s the beginning of a subscription list that I should have started a long time ago and one of the best ways to support my work. If this project is successful, I’ll be taking on little to no freelance work while I write the book and focusing on what I want to do: three cartoons a week as often as possible. The more people I have on the mailing list, the more that becomes a possibility.
If you have noticed any problems with the new site, the feed, or commenting, shoot me an email to let me know. I’m plowing ahead with the Kickstarter this month, but have been making a list of tweaks to get to once I finish that up.