As a heads up to the readers: in January, we’re probably going to be doing a Kickstarter campaign for Wizard School. For what? A print run of at least the first issue to give away on Free Comic Book Day (May 4, 2013). The goal is to raise enough to do a larger run, as per copy costs go down a ton the more copies you order. Then we’d ship them around the country for free to comic stores willing to give them away on Free Comic Book Day.
I’m currently in the process of contacting comic book stores to make sure enough would be willing to give it away if we send them copies. I’ve also got to get some quotes from printers on larger batches to see what the actual cost will be. But in the meantime, we’d love to get input and ideas from the readers on what kind of rewards they’d like to see. Some ideas so far are:
- Points. Lots and lots of points.
- Ask Goatsie – Goatsie will start an advice column. He’ll answer your questions in a 1-2 page comic. Contributors can ask a question about anything – the comic, their love lives, their investments, that growth on the end of their foot – and Goatsie will review them and give his best effort at productive advice.
- Cameo as a background character in Wizard School, who may be abused in any number of magical ways.
- Signed copies of the comics as printed for Free Comic Book Day.
- Signed copies of a limited print run of Issues 1-6 of Wizard School.
- Custom sketches / art by the artist on Wizard School, Robert Rath.
If you have any other ideas or suggestions, please post them here!
What can I do to help if I don’t have any money?
You can tell all your friends once the Kickstarter gets going – and you can talk to your local comic store about it and put us in touch! Other publishers charge them a per copy rate, so they have to actually buy the comics to be able to give them away. Our goal is to make it 100% free, but it would help a ton to spread the word and to convince your local store to help us out.
You’re not going to let people give this away to poor, impressionable young children who love Harry Potter, are you?
No – while there is loads of potential hilarity in destroying the fantasies of small children, we’ll leave that to their parents. The comic will have a prominent mature content warning label on the front.