Parenting an Artist, Part 3

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

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The Anatomy of Success

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

Crowdfunding Crunch Time

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

The To-Do of Crowdfunding

Today in my Kick Start This blog series, I'm giving you a very concise to-do list. It's time consuming, but well worth it. Determine your platform (see previous post on platforms to help out) Determine your need Why are you crowdfunding (see previous post on why crowdfunding)? What do you need financially (this will take … Continue reading The To-Do of Crowdfunding

To Kick or GoGo

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

Why Crowdfunding

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

Kick Start This!

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!

Announcing…Project Mammoth: Dying Light

I'm very proud to announce my newest endeavor: the Project Mammoth: Dying Light web comic! I wrote the story for Dying Light in conjunction with iNHale Film, which will also be producing a live-action YouTube series based in the same world, and it's illustrated by the incredible comic artist Kevin McCoy and I'm super psyched about it's … Continue reading Announcing…Project Mammoth: Dying Light

Dallas Event!

I'll be at We ♥ Art in Dallas this Saturday from 10am-5pm! Swing by Jonsson Central Library, located at 1515 Young Street in Dallas, TX to see me, and pick up some swag and catch one of my panels. This super cool event hosted by The Stan Lee Foundation is dedicated to art in comics and gaming and includes … Continue reading Dallas Event!