EDIT: Apparently kickstarter is lame and it does not take paypal at all. Is this going to be a giant problen for some of you? It isn't too late for me to just call everything off and try to find an alternative ...
I went ahead and began a kickstarter for chapter 2. Click the pic to be taken to the kickstarter page where there's loads of information including the extras like buttons and charms and prints I mentioned in the poll a while back.
Please comment I guess if it's a big deal to you.
Probably some of you might need some explanation about Kickstarter?If you've never participated in a kickstarter project, here is how it works in summary:
I tell you how much money needs to be raised, and then it's all or nothing. Either TG makes its 1200$ goal, or it receives no funding whatsoever. You will not be charged for your purchase until the goal is met at the end of the deadline. (The funding deadline is December 31st!) Goal not reached? You aren't charged. Goal met? You are charged on December 31st.
So .... I hate to put it to you so bluntly. But ... I don't have the money to print the book all by myself like I did last year. No kickstarter goal reached? No printed book. o__o/ I wish finances were less drastic. If you hadn't heard yet: money sucks. So how do you donate money to the cause?
1.On TG's kickstarter
, on the right side of the screen, you will see a green button that says "back this project".
2. You are directed to a page to select your donation amount. You CAN put in any amount you want, but most likely, you will select one of the radio buttons under the header "Select Your Reward". So select your purchase, scroll to the bottom, and click "continue to next step".
3. At this point you must create a kickstarter account, log in to an existing one, or I think you can sign in with facebook. (I know we all hate to make new accounts, but if you're comforted, Kickstarter is owned by Amazon. Ever bought from Amazon? It is a trusted seller.)
4. Proceed on with usual check out type things. Except that you won't have to provide any sort of shipping address until the project is officially funded. (because if it isn't funded, I won't be shipping you anything.)
Please feel free to comment with any questions!
I'll do my best to answer them.
On a more emotional note, I didn't know how frightened I was of doing this kickstarter (because ... this is kind of my dream, here ... and it's being set up to either succeed or fail without any middle ground) until I had nightmares about it all night and slept poorly.
But I am so sick of mediocrity. I'm sick of being too afraid to try. At this point, PLEASE, give me success or failure, but don't give me a timid cage from which I cannot move forward. At least in this way, there will be a decisive answer to my problem. What is my problem? Print or don't print, yes, but on a greater scale, do or don't do. I so frequently doubt my choices. Choosing to draw a webcomic eats so much time on a daily basis it precludes the pursuit of any other dream. ... So here it is then, a good indicator of whether to continue or to chase after something else.
I feel like 1200$ is a HUGE sum of money (and then I compare it to what a single college class costs these days.) It would take only 90 OR LESS people to preorder this book for TG to meet that goal. Do 90 people like this comic enough to want chapter 2?
Yes. I think so. I hope so.