Want us to sign some comics?

Want us to sign some comics?

So, the Kickstarter is going well. And I promise we’ll shut up about it, but I wanted to make sure some of you realize the opportunity this thing presents you. Our online readers, that’s you guys, are always asking us how to get us to sign their Robo books.

The answer is: come see us at a convention.

This leaves a lot of people in the cold because we only do a few conventions a year and they’re all on the East Coast.

With that in mind, let’s check out what you get at $250:

COMPLETE SET OF AUTOGRAPHED ATOMIC ROBO GRAPHIC NOVELS: For this reward you receive all five SIX Atomic Robo Graphic novels autographed by series creators Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener. In addition to that you also receive the official Last Stop T-shirt and a copy of the DVD as well as a copy of the Atomic Robo : Last Stop art book plus a print of Scott Wegener’s official Last Stop poster, as well as the Robo Wallpaper and a complete set Atomic Robo 1″ pins. In addition to these rewards your name will appear in the special thanks in the credits of Atomic Robo: Last Stop.

Now, let’s be real. Scott and I do not get out to the West Coast often. The closest we’re getting to that in 2012 will be Scott’s appearance in Seattle at the end of the month. Will he ever be back? Will I get out there one day too? We don’t know!

For everyone else on the crazy coast? If you want signatures, the Kickstarter is your only chance for who the hell knows how long.

But $250 is a lot of money for six measly trades.
Yes it is. You could probably pick those up through regular channels for about $120 with tax or shipping.

But the only way to get our signatures is to come see us at a convention. I invite you to attend a convention, pay for a ticket, parking, probably a hotel room, gas there, gas back, food, and try to walk in/out of that place without spending a total of $250. Seriously. I dare you. I also double dare you to tell me how to do it.

What I’m saying is: yes, $250 is a lot of money for six trades, but it’s a steal for the costs associated with getting signatures. Also, you get a lot of other stuff that probably won’t be available again, uh, ever.

Technically? Guys and gals of the East Coast who live nowhere near the conventions we attend? This would be a bargain for you too! Folks in the middle? Same for you! People in other countries? You have to pay a little more for international shipping, but that $10 is going to be a hell of a lot less than a round trip ticket.

But I already have one or all available trades. I don’t want two copies.
Lucky for you I’m a problem solver. Here’s what you do with those cruddy old copies. Give them to a friend who would love you for them. Don’t have friends smart enough to enjoy Atomic Robo comics? First, give the books to your local library. I just about guarantee their graphic novel section is sorely lacking. Second, get friends worth having.

But I don’t have $250 right now.
Me neither! But here’s the thing. You don’t need it now. You need it by April 12th. Sell an organ or some drugs or something.

We’ve got 35 days to make another $2k for the Dr. Dinosaur game, so it’s a foregone conclusion we’ll get there. Will we ever make it to $250k? Doubtful! $100k? Maybe. Honestly? We don’t care. The Kickstarter already far exceeded anything we thought it could ever do.

At this point, I just want you guys to know there’s a solution to the “signatures” problem we’ve had for years. Do not miss it!

  • Jay in Oregon

    Um… the Emerald City Comicon lists Brian as a guest as well. And the hopes of catching both of you at the same time is a large part of the reason I’m planning to go. Is this not the case?

  • http://www.nuklearpower.com Brian!

    Sadly, it is the case. I wasn’t able to make it out there after all.

  • Jay in Oregon

    That’s too bad. I’ll still try to make it, provided my carpool buddy doesn’t get cold feet.
    Probably want to let EECC know so they can update their site; I’m probably not the only one who had similar plans.

  • http://twitter.com/OldManRupee Todd Marsh

    I was very conflicted on the level of my pledge, all the rewards are VERY tempting. I ended up flipping a coin between the $400 and $100 pledges, it landed on the cheap side. OH WELLS ORSON WELLES.

  • http://twitter.com/Boone_Mason Josh Bell

    I’ve had to settle for the $300 one as the $1000 and $1200 are simply not within my reach at the moment. Bummer, but happy to pledge what I can.

  • Jeff Wiesneski

    Ah well, I already pledged monies to the Kickstarter and I want signed comics, not trades. Guess I’ll keep looking on the E-Bay.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Dr.Eldritch Drew Summitt

    If I ask for a customized insult. Would you and Scott make fun of me as well as sign trades?

  • http://www.nuklearpower.com Brian!

    That seems plausible.

  • Jnpwilsonshome

    Arghh.  Stumbled upon, bought and read all comics in last week. Just found this today and too late for the kickstarter.  Bummer for me but happy to see you made it.  Will be alert for the next one.

  • http://www.nuklearpower.com Brian!

    Glad you’re enjoying our comics in the meantime!

  • JonathanCharron

     You guys make it really hard to decide between Other Strangeness and Shadows from Beyond Time. Shadows was a great connected story, but Dr. Dinosaur’s mastery of Nickelodeon and the Ebb and Flow of conversation is really hard to pass up on.