The day that Grandmother died They asked us to come to her hospital bedside In case she didn't make it Though they thought that she would The day my Grandmother died The day my Grandmother died My Mom tried not to cry She begged Gran to live Said she knew that she could The day … Continue reading The Day That Grandmother Died, a poem of sorts
I'll be at ZineFest Houston on the 19th - an exciting afternoon of indie small press including panels for all ages centered on Black Lives Matter, DIY publishing and activism, a Q&A with Paraspace Book founders Sara Balabanlilar and Sarah Rodriguez, a lecture about Scott Gilbert and the comic strip True Artist Tales with Robert Boyd, … Continue reading Catch me at ZineFest!
This year, we've dipped into the world of Crowdfunding our art with Project Mammoth. If you've missed it, Project Mammoth is a transmedia scifi sorry told through a web and print comic and a live-action web series. Early this year we crowd-funded the print run of Volume 1, on the Kickstarter platform at 154%. More … Continue reading A Comparison of Crowdfunding Platforms
I'll be at Space City Comic Con just 8 days from now (Friday May 27th-Sunday May 29th), signing advanced copies of my sci-fi comic with artist Kevin McCoy - Project Mammoth: Dying Light! We'll have giveaways throughout the weekend, and there'll be special screenings of the upcoming companion web series, Project Mammoth: Awakening. After each screening … Continue reading Meet me at Space City!
Last summer, as I mentioned in my Parenting an Artist posts (read part 1 here and part 2 here), we did a 'home school summer camp' with our then 10-year-old. She spent the summer working on short stories, which landed her a place in the creative writing track of her dream middle school. She also … Continue reading Parenting an Artist, Part 3
In our last Kick Start This blog series post, I'll discuss success - and what it means to have a successful crowdfunding campaign. The Kickstarter campaign for Project Mammoth: Dying Light vol. 1 funded, and then some. But was it successful? We based our total campaign goals off of what was viable for our project … Continue reading The Anatomy of Success
You've done all the research, you've carefully curated your crowdfunding campaign page, and you're hitting the "Go" button on a well planned, perfectly lovely crowdfunding campaign - what happens now? That's what my Kick Start This blog post is about today! The first thing you should expect when you hit "go" on your campaign is … Continue reading Crowdfunding Crunch Time
There are a bunch of crowdfunding platforms out there, but in today's Kick Start This! blog post we'll focus on my two favorites (Kickstarter and IndieGoGo) and why I chose the one I chose. Probably the two biggest differences between the platforms that creators should be aware of is this: With Kickstarter, you only get money if … Continue reading To Kick or GoGo
Today in my Kick Start This! blog post series, I'll be covering the WHY of crowdfunding. There's a lot to consider, so this is a little lengthy. It's worth it. First off, a little background about the project that I crowdfunded. Project Mammoth is a transmedia venture from iNHale Film, my husband's multi-award winning film production company. … Continue reading Why Crowdfunding
As most of you're aware, we ran a Kickstarter in February for Volume 1 of Dying Light. Backers got cool rewards and we got funding to help us afford a print run. We fully funded with about 10 days left to our campaign and as soon as that happened, I started getting asked THE QUESTION. How'd … Continue reading Kick Start This!