Once a month we'll be bringing you a look at some of the best local Kickstarter campaigns in order to let you know what's getting ready to be unleashed through the help of small investors.
Transyltown Volume 1: Moon Glow Tempo: There are very, very few reasons why authors should ever be on Kickstarter. In this day and age it's simply madness to ask investors to pony up $12,000 for hard copies of a book.
That said, there are occasions when it's necessary, and Bruce Small's desire to get a printed trade of his hit web comic Transyltown actually makes sense. If you made it to Comicpalooza you likely saw the rows and rows of wares in Artists Alley, and Small was there among a ton of other local talent. For comic artists looking to get discovered convention appearances are a must, even if your primary vehicle is web comics like Small. You need hard copy to play your product just like a band needs CDs to sell at shows still.
Plus, it's a good deal. It takes just $15 to get the printed version, and with the price of all ages comic literature these days that is a steal. The comic shop perks in particular have some nice bundles, so if you're a retailer you'll really make out on a comic I guarantee will sell.
Goal: $2,000 by July 9