Monday, March 29, 2010

Athena Voltaire: The Kickstarter Campaign!

For the past few years, I've been working on Athena Voltaire in my downtime. Along the way, the comic earned an Eisner Award nomination (2005, Best Digital Comic), released two trade paperbacks and earned me a nomination for the Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award. I'm grateful for the reception of the book and the supporters we've had along the way.

I'm appreciative of every fan I meet at a convention or every email I receive from a reader who wonders when the next mini-series is going to be released. And I hate to tell them, lamely, that I'm working on it and I hope to release it soon.

That's the downside to producing something that's a labor of love—it always takes a back seat to paying work. Don't get me wrong—I'm not complaining or asking for sympathy—it's just frustrating to not be able to give someone a definitive timetable for the next mini-series' release.

Instead of doing the same thing over and over (and getting the same results), I'm trying something different. I've started a Kickstarter campaign for our favorite globetrotting aviatrix. Kickstarter is a terrific site where creative folks can get funding for their projects by offering special incentives (like original art, deluxe editions of books, etc) to folks who pledge their support. Think of it like PBS, but instead of tote bags, you can get an AV cover, interior page, a sketch from me, and more!

Please visit the Athena Voltaire Kickstarter campaign site and see if there's a level of support that works for you!

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