Okay, so HERE’S the big announcement I was talking about: We’re HALFWAY through our Epiphany Print Fundraiser, and we’ve already raised $2,133 as of the time of this writing. That’s more than we raised for last year’s fundraiser in half the time, SO HEY, WE ARE DOING AWESOME! However, we’ve still got $2,867 left to raise in the next thirteen days, so I’m going to be ESCALATING to STRONGER MEASURES in this last crucial almost-fortnight. MEASURES THAT INCLUDE:
- A banner ad on FurAffinity, to appeal to the furry crowd! (If you use FA, keep an eye out for it. It’s the really maroon one.)
- Project Wonderful ads, to appeal to the webcomics crowd! (Who, I’m hoping, don’t have Adblock turned on. Ahehehhhhh.)
- More frequent updates on my Facebook fan page, to appeal to… family members and estranged friends from high school!
- A NEW Pinterest account! Pffffttthhbbbbtttthh, psyche.
- AND FINALLY, FOR ALL CURRENT AND FUTURE DONATORS AT THE FIFTEEN DOLLAR LEVEL OR ABOVE: a SECRET SURPRISE GIANT SIZE FUN-PAK GIVEAWAY!
Yes, if you donate or have already donated at least fifteen dollars to the project, we’re entering your name in a RANDOM DRAWING to win a FULL $125 donation perk package! That includes the printed and digital book, all four buttons, the candle, the tote bag, the t-shirt, an original inked page…. AND A SECRET ONE-OF-A-KIND CUSTOMIZED MYSTERY ITEM!! I really honestly am not yanking your chain with some sort of dopey gag prize, either. This is something you will want to CHERISH in an honored place in your home… maybe forever.
ONE CATCH, THOUGH: The more you donate, the better your chances are of winning. All donations up to and including the $20 level get ONE ENTRY; donations between $21 and $40 get TWO ENTRIES; donations between $41 and $80 get THREE ENTRIES; and donations between $81 and above get FOUR ENTRIES. Not to say I’m encouraging gambling here, BUUUUUT the more cash you lay down, the more chances you have to win. So yes, I guess I’m encouraging gambling. (Except without any skill involved.) (And not illegal.) (Hopefully.)
Before I go, I really, really want to emphasize the exclusivity of the books and merch I’m making for this fundraiser. Once the three hundred copies I print are sold out, they’ll be unavailable indefinitely, until I can either find a publisher or an unexpected excess wad of capital to re-print them with. The votive candles, the tote bags, the t-shirts— I’m producing this merch at very small quantities, without much intent of reprinting it unless the demand is SUPER high. Now will most likely be the only time you can get this stuff, so be sure to donate before time runs out!
[The photo collage above was done by TD Ward, who we will remind you is not only a fantastic cartoonist and wizard with a tablet, but also a world-champion kisser. Just saying.]