You may have noticed that I’ve been fairly quiet for the last couple of days in terms of social media presence and, in particular, publicizing the Kickstarter campaign for my comic book series, THE F1RST HERO. That’s because there’s been an unfortunate development with the book.
Due to low pre-order numbers, Diamond Comics cancelled distribution of the series before the scheduled release of Issue 2 of the WEDNESDAY’S CHILD story arc. They informed our publisher, Action Lab Entertainment, of this decision earlier this week and I was informed on Thursday evening.
So, what does this mean for Volume 3? I’ve spent the last couple of days mulling over the options.
I still believe in THE F1RST HERO. I still believe in the story I’ve written and in the art that Marco Renna and Fred Stresing have created. I still believe that we’ve put together something exciting that deserves to reach an audience. More than anything else, I still want to bring this book to everyone.
So I’ve decided to let all of you decide.
If the Kickstarter reaches its funding goal of $4000 CDN (approx $3000 USD), we will finish the book. Every dime of the money this Kickstarter raises will be going into production, printing and shipping. Any costs not covered by the Kickstarter will come out of my pocket, but we need to hit that $4000 goal for production to continue past this point.
Without mass distribution to comic shops, the only way to get printed copies of WEDNESDAY’S CHILD will be directly from us. If the Kickstarter succeeds, we can and will get this story into your hands. I’m still hopeful that we can reach and surpass the $4000 goal and make everyone proud that they contributed their hard-earned cash to make this dream into something real.
So please, share this announcement and the campaign with your friends. The more people who get involved, the better our chances of saving the book. And now more than ever before, if you are considering making a pledge, please visit the Kickstarter page and help support THE F1RST HERO!
CAMPAIGN PAGE: http://kck.st/290iH0S
Check out Anthony’s brand new webseries, ONE CAMERA SHOOT, via YouTube!
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28 JUNE 2016: The KICKSTARTER campaign is now LIVE! (link)
2 APRIL 2016: Pre-Order THE F1RST HERO Volume 3 TODAY! (link)
2 APRIL 2016: Anthony on THE MEANING OF MATURE podcast (link)
25 MARCH 2016: THE F1RST HERO is now a FREE webcomic! (link)