Finally got to read #2 last night, and it is every bit as good as #1 (well except for the absence of Squeeks but you can't win 'em all). Great Job SH-K!. Fun, light-hearted adventure that was a pleasant diversion in a rough week.
Post by Crimebuster on Sept 3, 2020 11:25:23 GMT -5
A little update, I am working on issue #3 at the moment, I've finished the line work for 20 of the 38 pages, so I'm just past the halfway point. I'm hoping to have the issue done sometime in November so i can run the Kickstarter and get a second issue out this year. But we'll see how it shakes out.
I also just sent some copies of #1 in to CGC to test that out as a possible reward tier, not sure if I will end up doing it, but its kind of cool.
Post by Crimebuster on Oct 14, 2020 11:57:07 GMT -5
The next issue of The Crimebusters is... well, getting there. I'll be launching the Kickstarter for issue #3 some time at the end of next month, with printed copies hopefully arriving in January or February. If you're interested, the Kickstarter pre-launch page for The Crimebusters #1-3 is now up - if you go here and click the "notify me" button, Kickstarter will send you an email when the project is live so you don't miss it.
Also, if you haven't read the first issue yet, I'm giving away digital copies to people who sign up for my mailing list. I'll be sending out my monthly update tonight or tomorrow, so now's the time if this sounds like something you're interested in:
This third issue has definitely been the hardest of the three to do in a lot of ways, so I'm excited that I'm finally getting close to finishing it. And now I want to start on issue #4! But I guess I should finish this one first...
Post by Crimebuster on Nov 18, 2020 14:30:08 GMT -5
Thanks for all the support, everyone! We've hit the initial goal, so this looks like it's a go! Still two weeks to go in the campaign, though, and I'm hoping to bring in some new readers, and bring back some old readers, so I'll be announcing the first stretch goals tomorrow.
In the meantime, I did a live launch party on YouTube. If you missed it live, you can watch the reply now!
Post by Crimebuster on Mar 16, 2021 9:53:20 GMT -5
I've posted some of this over in the art section, but for those who read about Crimebusters here and not there, just cross-posting some updates.
First, the Kickstarter was a success, and the comic has been printed and sent out to everyone!
Secondly, for anyone who missed it, there's a second chance. Now that my Kickstarter campaign is over, I'm continuing the campaign over on Indiegogo. They have a thing there called In Demand, which is basically an open-ended, ongoing campaign for people who have hit funding. So anyone who missed it during the short three week initial campaign can still get the issues and rewards.
For those who aren't familiar with Redbubble, it's an online store where artists upload images which are then digitally screened onto various merch, like shirts, magnets, tote bags, whatever. It allows little creators like myself to offer merchandise without the massive overhead of having this stuff made and then storing it all. I don't get a lot of money from sales here, but I do get a small amount. More importantly, I just thought it would be cool to have Crimebusters shirts and stuff available for people who might want it.
I'm still in the process of adding new designs, so what's up there now is only about half of what I intend to have available when I officially announce this to the rest of the universe. But I thought some of you might be interested in seeing it. And if there's a specific design or image that you want that isn't available, let me know, I can probably add it, and I'm certianly interested in finding out what people actually want!
NOTE: Redbubble considers anything with guns to be mature content, so both the Vera and Granny variant cover images from issues #2 and #3 are hidden behind mature content labels because they are both holding pistols in those images. But if you want a Granny shirt or a Vera wall clock or something, they are there behind that label.
let me know what you think! This is a new endeavor, so I'm open to feedback!