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I’ve finally begun thumbnailing the first pages of the comic, which is a HUGE mile marker for me, and the first major step towards getting things ready for launch! I don’t want to reveal anything from the pages just yet, but I also doodled a bunch of Mollies which I thought I might share. I really like drawing yawns.

Things have slowed down a little on the Kickstarter front, but due to popular demand, I’d like to open up more Patron level spots for people who want artist editions. As such, I’ve shoehorned a new stretch goal in at 65k to expand that tier by another 50.

I’m still wrapping up other work, but I should have works in progress to share from the book and other reward tiers very soon. As always, thank you all so much for your ongoing support!

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More ARCHIVIST slots opened, new stretch goals added!

Hey guys! We’ve got a little less than two weeks to go, and I’ve been hard at work thinking of new stretch goals to fill in the space for the campaign’s end game and making progress on the book content! The new stretch goals are as follows:

  • 65k - In addition to expanding the PATRON tier again, I’ve added a bookmark to be included in all reward tiers of $25 and up!
  • 70k - A new 1" button for all tiers of $35 and up. The design will be revealed when the goal is met.
  • 75k - A high resolution PDF booklet of printable dress-up paper dolls featuring main and supporting characters for ALL backers! These will be based off the costume design sketches I’ve been working on lately, and will include a PSD file for anyone who wants to design their own outfits for the TCF characters.

I’ve also increased the $75 ARCHIVIST slots by 50 by popular demand, so if you missed out on backing for the Kickstarter exclusive print, now’s your chance! We’re also super close to the next stretch goal of 60k, which will expand the mini-print pack by two (for a total of five prints) and add two more spots at the MAGE and APOTHECARY levels.

You guys continue to amaze me, thank you so much for your support!

Click here to learn more about Kickstarting The Cloud Factory!

Only one week in, and you guys have completely shattered the estimate I had for the entire campaign! The project is currently 655% funded, and shows no sign of stopping anytime soon.

Here’s a run-down of what has been accomplished so far:

  • The first five stretch goals have been met, and we’re less than $1k away from the sixth!
  • Buttons, sticker sheets, and brass luna bee pins have been unlocked for various backer tiers.
  • Two additional comic pages have been added to the total that will be available to read at launch on July 1st with a third on the way, which means there will be a minimum of seven pages posted when the comic starts running!

With the way things are going, I will be able to accomplish so much more than delivering an art book and launching my comic. Your generosity has raised me up from living job to job, setting my own projects and ideas aside so I can make ends meet, to being able to make a living creating and delivering my own original content. This is something I saw myself being able to do in 10 years, maybe even 5 on an optimistic day; not one month.

Thank you so much for all the support you’ve shown my project so far. I look forward to giving it all back, tenfold!

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My Kickstarter campaign for Volume Zero of The Cloud Factory is in the home stretch now! Only 48 hours to go!

We’ve hit NINE stretch goals so far…

…and are on the cusp of achieving the tenth! These stretch goals have added rewards and extra value to nearly every backer tier, improved the quality of the book, and increased the amount of content everyone will be able to read at the launch of the comic.

The comic itself has been funded for at least one year!

Because it has been so incredibly successful, I will actually be able to quit relying on commissions as my sole source of income and focus on the comic full-time for at least one year. It also means offering more cool products without worrying about the upfront cost, and attending more conventions to meet you guys!

Can’t use Kickstarter? You haven’t missed out!

I have a PayPal-friendly shop set up and ready to launch as soon as the Kickstarter campaign has run its course. On Saturday evening at 7:05pm EST, I’ll put up a link to the shop, where you will be able to pledge for reward tiers $100 and under until Sunday, May 19th, at 11:59pm EST.

Pledges taken through the PayPal shop will also contribute to the stretch goal progress, so the project still has room to grow after the campaign has come to a close.

If you’ve already pledged or spread the word…

Thank you so much! It’s because of you the project has become such a great success. And if you haven’t, check out the campaign page to learn more about The Cloud Factory, and what I can give you in return for your support :>