After a lot of planning (and drawing) we’re finally ready for the Dolphin Squad: Origins Kickstarter!
Well… almost ready. We’re currently looking like this…
… as we go over the last bits for the campaign.
Where can we find it?
The Kickstarter is here and will run from July 9th to August 8th. If you want to share the link to friends (… or enemies!) then www.deadstarpublishing.co.uk/kickstarter and www.bit.ly/DSPKickstarter are probably easier to remember than the project’s full url.
What is it?
This is the third graphic novel in our Dolphin Squad series by Danny J. Weston. Like the other two, it’s self-contained so you can jump straight into the story. Dolphin Squad: Origins tells the tale of how the squad formed and expands upon Fabian’s mysterious past, including some secrets that will impact the team’s future.
The book will be available in physical and digital editions, priced at £15 and £4 each.
We’ll need your help
The goal is to raise at least £1000 to go towards printing costs (we’re anticipating printing to be around £2500) and the project page is live now so you can register your interest before the campaign starts.
This is the first time we’ve run a Kickstarter (though we’ve backed several dozen from other creators over the years) so it’s a scary time figuring things out as we go.
We know that there’s a lot of interest in the Dolphins – they’ve been one of our most popular series since they first launched… but we don’t know how many of our fans will back the project. So we need your help: pre-registering your interest, and pledging when the campaign opens are both phenomenally useful to us because a lot of the way Kickstarter decides which projects to promote on their site is by how they perform in the first 48 hours. If we start poorly, it’ll be much harder to attract attention in the middle of the campaign – and if we don’t reach the goal by the end then we get nothing!
Sharing is caring
Below are a few different images you can share with folks on social media sites. You’re welcome (encouraged, even!) to tag us @Deadstar.Publishing on Facebook, @DSPublishing on Twitter, @Deadstar_Publishing on Instagram and we’ll be keeping an eye out for folks using #fundfabian #dolphinsquadorigins and #dspubkickstarter
More will appear over the next few days… as we said… very busy right now!