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MontyBorror
08-02-2014, 10:05 AM
Hey everyone...

I'm working on a four issue series Called HP Lovecraft Versus Aleister Crowley. The name pretty much says it all.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1943236520/hp-lovecraft-versus-aleister-crowley

Check it out when you can.

Charles
08-02-2014, 12:48 PM
Hmmm...I try clicking on the comics.comixology.com link that you provided on that project page, but the page doesn't load.

Charles
08-02-2014, 12:59 PM
I am watching your epic-length video (11:36). I haven't watched your main project video, though. I'm at the eight minute mark of this other video, as I post this to you.

So, Stacy thinks you're cute, huh?

Well, you spent no time on building that into any momentum, huh?

Charles
08-02-2014, 01:17 PM
You really should change up the order of the images on your project page. Put that image below your video down at the bottom. Bring that Prologue piece up to the top. What visual energy that the page has isn't at the top.

I went ahead and watched all of your videos. You get low grades for your videos. In the project video, you wait too long to begin talking. I started to just click it off.

In that first update video, you were tired. It was four-thirty in the morning. So damned what? YOU need to show ENTHUSIASM!! It was a great day, you said, but then you gave us Goober Glum, Tired Man Specialist. What in the Lovecraftian Hell was that?

Then, you gave mankind that 2001-length video - BUT...in it, it was interesting to watch you, as you reached moments where you became more animated.

You didn't give yourself 30 days for your KickStarter. But, you're almost half-way there, already.

Even still, the Stacy moment was something that held great potential. But, you sort of blew that one off, summarily dismissing it out of hand. What a Lovecraftian mystery moment that was. She said you were cute, and you gave her the casual brush off. It could have been memorable. She could have been a milestone. Instead, she's now a footnote buried in your Lovecraft footlocker.

Charles
08-02-2014, 01:22 PM
Ah, what the Hell! I decided to go ahead and pledge to support this undertaking.

But, ONLY a single dollar! After all, your mega-length video spoke about your preference for people to donate early, even if it meant donating less.

It will be worth a dollar, just to now be able to post in the comment section of your KickStarter project page.


Mu-hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

Charles
08-02-2014, 03:34 PM
You posted a response to my comment on your project page. It demonstrates a degree of engagement with your own project, when you interact in a timely fashion like that.

The story in your comic book is only one piece of a much larger KickStarter puzzle. Think of KickStarter in Lovecraftian terms. It IS the Necronomicon, of sorts. Reading the Necronomicon (Kickstarting a KickStarter project) is not an undertaking that is without danger. If you want to succeed at your KickStarter project undertaking, then interpret the book (KickStarter) correctly. Comprehend the magic that you seek to interact with.

I went ahead and posted a link about your KickStarter project over on the ComicBookResources forum. It probably won't help any, but what the Hell.

Komic_Brew
08-02-2014, 10:12 PM
backed! good luck ;)

Charles
08-14-2014, 01:26 AM
5 days left!

Well, this project is currently only $140 away from being fully funded - with five days left in its Kickstarter campaign.

Artist Monty Borror recently put some of his art on the chopping block...er...pledging block, for those who collect art. One of them is a Batman piece, and another is an Ozzy Osborne piece. There's also some female renderings up for grabs, as well.

HP Lovecraft Versus Aleister Crowley (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1943236520/hp-lovecraft-versus-aleister-crowley)

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Charles
08-18-2014, 10:16 AM
34 hours left!

Just a little more than a day left for this Kickstarter project's campaign cycle. It's already met its funding goal, and is $430 shy of reaching the amount needed for a small compendium to be created, as well - or, $730 for a larger compendium (one with more art).

This particular Kickstarter project was only a 20-day cycle, compared to the usual 30-day cycles for most comic book projects that I have encountered. I understand why people sometimes go for shorter time frames for their Kickstarter projects, but I really do think that an extra ten days would benefit this project enormously. But, such is life in the Kickstarter lane. Each campaign is its own learning cycle, no doubt.

Looking at the lettering added to the project image for this project, here in the final hours of it, is a good demonstration, I think, of why people creating their own comic books should not underestimate the visual punch that an actual letterer can bring to a panel - as a Kickstarter project image is basically a single panel.

For myself, whether I agree or disagree with a particular choice that a project creator has made, I do find the whole approach of conducting a Kickstarter campaign to be a rather fascinating process. There tends to be static elements, and dynamic elements, and how various project creators apply the concept of change to their respective Kickstarter projects is a virtual gold mine of ideas to sift through, for your future own project.

Here's hoping that this Lovecraftian Kickstarter project ends with a bang, rather than a whimper! The hands of the clock will soon wrap about this project like tentacles, snatching it from the hands of future possibility of pledges with grim finality.

Charles
08-19-2014, 02:42 AM
17 hours left!

This one is beginning to run out of time, and is $308 below the stretch goal to get a compendium made available for all backers of this project, in addition to the comic book from the project, itself.

The project creator finally changed the project image, and the number of backers increased, but backers tend to increase, many times, in the final hours of a Kickstarter. So, maybe that helped, maybe it didn't. Not the image that I would have picked, but I commend the creator for at least trying it.

I hope that he makes the stretch goal, and at $18.12 per hour for each remaining hour, on average, it can be made. But, as a realist, I look at the numbers, and the statistics lead me to conclude that the stretch goal just isn't going to happen.

It's always good to see a successful Kickstarter project, though, regardless of whether any stretch goals were met, as well.

Charles
08-19-2014, 08:03 AM
12 hours left!

The Batman has been claimed. I had a feeling that it wouldn't last, without somebody grabbing it.

That said, this project is at $2,451 - a mere $249 away from meeting its stretch goal of a compendium for all who backed it. That's $20.75 per hour on average, to meet that goal, which is certainly achievable. That's slightly higher than the last report, but it's not a huge amount of money involved. This one can go either way. I guess that we'll just have to wait and see, huh?

He finally used the rat image for the project image - although he cropped it so that the biggest rat didn't make it entirely into the image. ACK!! Even still, I think that the rats look great. I figure that not many use rats as their project image for Kickstarter projects, so it should be noticeable and stand out, when people are browsing Kickstarter projects, looking for a project to back.

Charles
08-19-2014, 04:45 PM
3 hours left!

The rats gnawed away valuable time, it seems.

This Kickstarter is in the twilight hours, now. It's sitting at 109 backers pledging $2,475 in funding.

The stretch goal remains $225 dollars away.

The project creator, Monty Borror, says that the last hours may be up to Fate.

And I didn't even know that Doc Fate was close by.

Komic_Brew
09-07-2014, 12:42 PM
congrats on the successful campaign! waiting to read your comics :)