I'm seriously considering putting DeadMan's Reach on KickStarter. The main reason being that I'm starting week 23 of a production that was suppose to be 24 weeks. And I can't see how I can finish 7 mins of animation in 1 week... So I need to extend the production quite dramatically...
So what's this Kick-Starter thing?? Well kick-starter is a founding platform for creative projects.
Basically you pre-sell stuffs before making a project, and you use the money you got from the sell to actually create the project. i.e. For an album, you pre-sell your album, then make the album, then send the album to the people how pre-bought it.
It's a one month process where you need as much word of mouth as possible to reach the amount you need to do (finish) the project. It's a all or nothing. If the amount is not reached you pay nothing and the project get nothing!
It's kind of what I started doing with the sell of the DeadMan's Reach sketch book, but on a completely different scale. (I would have done a Kick-Starter straight from the start but It wasn't available in the UK at the time).
For all of you who bought the book already there will be special, cheaper stuff!
Here are the products (Rewards) I would be selling:
The book, obviously:
Original Animation Drawings, like this one:
Original BackGrounds, like that one:
And some more surprises!