Wow. That’s one big, beautiful sun.
So! I started a little Kickstarter project where I asked for $14,000 in 30 days to print the first The Young Protectors book. It’s now been one week. How are we doing? Well, we’re now at $39,884! After just 7 days! And so that means that all kinds of “stretch goals” have already been unlocked. In addition to the book, backers are going to be getting nine (!) beautiful, full-color trading cards with The Young Protectors characters (including two ROMANCE CARDS with sexy pin-up art and intimate details about that characters’ romantic interests), two bonus 11″ x 14″ print options (including a ROMANCE PRINT where backers got to vote on which characters would be kissing and stuff) and a KICKSTARTER-EXCLUSIVE ANNIHILATOR DOSSIER PDF which will be sent out to all backers and will reveal details about The Annihilator’s crimes and secret history as well as giving insight into the world these characters live in.
Currently backers are voting on what they want for trading cards 8 and 9. And in less than $200, the NSFW ROMANCE PRINT will be unlocked and backers will yet again be able to choose who they want to see together and this time will be able to vote on whether they want that interaction to be NSFW, meaning “significantly more revealing than what you’d ever see in the pages of one of my comics.” And there are still 23 days left to go!
Does this sound like fun? It sure as heck is! Join the fun (and the voting!) by backing the The Young Protectors Kickstarter Project!
In other news, Adam DeKraker (our penciler) and I got interviewed in comics mega-blog The Beat a couple days ago. The questions were really interesting and even I learned a few things about Adam I didn’t know! If you’re curious about how we came to work on The Young Protectors together and what we think about creating an independent comic, you should totally check it out.
We had our eighth bonus page in a row on Wednesday. Thanks to your amazingly generous donations, there will be another bonus page on Wednesday, June 5th (page 3!) and look below! We’re already at $231 towards the bonus page after that!
Special thanks go out to long-time supporter Anna I. (who makes their third generous donation to The Young Protectors!) and a warm welcome and grateful bow go out to new supporters Charles D., Joel L., Patrick H. & Blake J. for their generous donations over the last few days!
Big hugs go out to new friend of The Young Protectors Alessandro S. and also to long-time friends joshua G. and Robert B. for their super-generous $25 donations! And this makes both joshua’s and Robert’s seventeenth (!!) super-generous donations to this comic! Thank you so much Alessandro, joshua and Robert!
Thank you all so, so much for your generous support! This Kickstarter has so far been a wild ride and yet here you all are, still supporting the bonus pages with your amazing generosity. You all truly do ROCK!
So! The superhero and supervillain are talking comic books! And I thought that last Interlude was meta! Will The Annihilator invite Kyle to his basement rec room to read comic books and eat pizza? Will Kyle reveal a secret passion for Richie Rich? Or will that sun expand further and devour them all?
Tune in this Wednesday to find out! Hope to see you there!