Friday, July 16, 2010

Making a Video is Hard!

So I tried for nearly two hours tonight to record my Kickstarter pitch video and barely any of the footage is usable. Mainly because I kept forgetting what I was supposed to be saying and it just wasn't working out.

Not to mention I have a bad toothache right now, so that just made matters that much worse.

I may try again later tonight or just wait until another day as the tooth is still hurting and I'm extremely tired tonight. Which is odd for me at 11pm as I'm normally up into the wee hours of the night.

For additional description of the night's events and more check out this forum post.

And stay tuned to both this blog and the forums for more updates in the near future.

B

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CXP No More

I figured I had better fill you all in on the status of WBZ on CXP. Well, CXP closed its doors not too long ago sadly. So Wannabez is obviously no longer available there.

Soon it will be available via other avenues, though, so we'll keep you posted.

The special edition of the #1 preview with the pinups from the contest that was supposed to be on CXP will resurface somewhere, fear not.

That's all really. Just wanted to address that since that was the last post before the blog went silent for months on end.

B


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Things Are Moving Again!

Wow, it has been a LONG time since this blog was updated. Yowzers. I deeply apologize for that, folks. My life has been very hectic between CR, Haven, lettering, flatting and health issues. But we have been making progress with the book.

For starters, issue #1 debuted this past April at the inaugural Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo (C2E2). We had a table as part of Haven Distributors' Indy Island, and we did okay. Not stellar, but not terrible either.

We still have copies available if you're interested in purchasing one. We have a storefront listing in the works, but until then just email us at wannabez @ brantfowler.com to place an order. We take Paypal.


We also now have a Facebook Fanpage, so if you're on Facebook check it out and "Like" us!


Speaking of websites, soon we'll be overhauling this one. Actually, there will soon be two facets of this website. One, it will be just as you see it now, only updated and modified a bit here and there.

The second facet we'll announce soon. It's going to be exciting and give you all even more reasons for checking the site more frequently, which I admit there has not been much motivation to do so in quite a while.


The next phase of Wannabez would naturally be more issues. But because that's a little difficult for us right now financially, we will soon be turning to www.kickstarter.com.

Kickstarter is a website designed for creative types and entrepreneurs to raise capital for their projects in exchange for rewards given. No profit is involved for the project owners, just funds to "kickstart" their endeavors.

For example, some comic projects try to raise funds for printing and will offer stuff like original art, paraphernalia, signed copies of the book, etc.

I will be submitting to Kickstarter in hopes to raise funds for production and printing costs. And we are offering some pretty cool rewards for those who pledge to support us.

Another cool thing about Kickstarter is that money only changes hands if the project goal is reached. So if after, say, 90 days the goal isn't reached, none of the pledgers have to pay anything. If it does reach or exceed the goal then the pledgers will be charged, but they will also get rewards based on their level of pledge.

It's worth a shot, so we'll see what happens.


On a final note, the next con the team will be together at will be Champion City Con in Springfield, OH on September 11th. It's a one day show, but it's a lot of fun and a lot of our friends will be there, who are all amazing creators in their own right.

One of the promos for the con will feature Mau from Wannabez alongside Cary Kelley's Dynagirl (go check that webcomic out, it updates twice weekly!), and it's a very cool piece.


And that's it for now. We will be updating this blog, the forums, the Facebook page and whatever else much more frequently from here on out. So be on the lookout for more Wannabez in the near future!

B

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