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
fiveSIX 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!