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I have a Kickstarter for my book! (EDIT: DONE! 106% funded)

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:10 am

The Kickstarter is live for THE FUZZY PRINCESS VOL. 1 book! A full-color, 192-page paperback!

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The book has been in the works for the latter part of 2018, so we are glad to finally get the campaign going!

I want to give special mention to Bill Holbrook, who provided an original illustration for the book in addition to his introduction; Cole Rothacker, who copy edited the book to make it extra presentable and have it free from errors; Emily Koch, who voiced Princess Kat in the campaign video; finally, forum user Madeline, my best friend who pushed me to make the comic the way it is.

This really is the best book I've put together, covering the first 13 months of the webcomic in full color, plus behind the scenes sketches and early development art. I can't wait to see this printed, and I hope everyone will enjoy it.

To back this project, click here, and be sure to let everyone know about the campaign!
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Re: I have a Kickstarter for my book!

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:38 pm

Over 8% funded so far in 3 hours! :party:

Let's see if we can cross the $500 threshold by the end of the day.

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Post by Adiwan (?) » Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:53 pm

I'd like to get the $35 reward but the $25 international shipping is irksome.
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Re: I have a Kickstarter for my book!

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:57 pm

Adiwan wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:53 pm
I'd like to get the $35 reward but the $25 international shipping is irksome.
International shipping is not cheap in the US, alas. That was the lowest I could charge for overseas shipping without undermining the cost.

If anyone has ideas on how to reduce shipping costs from US to other countries, I'm all ears.

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Re: I have a Kickstarter for my book!

Post by kookwowse (?) » Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:10 pm

Donated.

This is a cool project, you're a cool dude and I hope this campaign succeeds.

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Re: I have a Kickstarter for my book!

Post by Adiwan (?) » Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:28 pm

Mail pigeons!
Seriously, I know that shipping from the USA is kinda expensive.
Sometimes I order t-shirts from threadless.com and they offer shipping via DHL Global Mail (DHL Packet International) and it only costs about $10.
So far that was the cheapest shipping I've seen but I don't know if puny mortals have access to sending packets at that costs.
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Re: I have a Kickstarter for my book!

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:22 pm

Those companies usually make a deal with shipping companies for discounts. But in order to get it, you have to guarantee that you will be shipping an X-amount of packages per month. That's why Amazon can send stuff worldwide relatively cheap.

On a more positive note, we passed the $500 threshold! :party: Let's see if we can reach $1,000 by the end of the day!

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Re: I have a Kickstarter for my book!

Post by Fizzbuzz (?) » Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:50 pm

Perhaps reciting this prayer but with $5000 and Fuzzy Princess substituted in would help:
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Re: I have a Kickstarter for my book!

Post by Fizzbuzz (?) » Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:44 pm

Oh look, the forums even support embedding Kickstarter campaign widgets. This will automatically update with the latest pledge counts.

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Re: I have a Kickstarter for my book!

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:35 pm

15% in less than a day is better than I expected! Hoping we can reach the $1,000 mark before the first 24 hours is up!

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Post by Madeline (?) » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:13 pm

Almost to $800 already!

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Re: I have a Kickstarter for my book!

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:55 pm

Madeline wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:13 pm
Almost to $800 already!
Almost $900! :flail:

We might actually hit $1,000 before the first 24 hours is up!!! :sweetielarm:

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Re: I have a Kickstarter for my book!

Post by Madeline (?) » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:12 pm

Oh wow, that’s great :yay:

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Re: I have a Kickstarter for my book!

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:30 pm

$928 now. We're close to $1,000 :starity:

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Post by Madeline (?) » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:57 pm

$973 :starity: so close

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Re: I have a Kickstarter for my book!

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:24 am

19% on the first day is much better than I anticipated.

LET'S KEEP THIS GOING! :flail:

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Re: I have a Kickstarter for my book!

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:53 am

Just $2 to reach $1,000 :sweetielarm:

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Re: I have a Kickstarter for my book!

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People, we have reached the 4-digit zone

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Re: I have a Kickstarter for my book!

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Mr. Big wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:42 am
People, we have reached the 4-digit zone

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Post by Madeline (?) » Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:39 pm

:plonk:

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Re: I have a Kickstarter for my book!

Post by Weird Autumn (?) » Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:59 am

Good luck! You're getting good momentum out of the gate, here's hoping it carries you through to the end!

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Re: I have a Kickstarter for my book!

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:40 pm

Less than a week and we're already at 23%! Let's see if we can reach 25% before this day is over!

I want to offer something for Ponygoons who pledge $10 or more: a quick sketch of your favorite Pony or your OC. If you make a pledge (or already made a pledge), just send me a note on what you want and I will draw it when the campaign is successful! If you opt to receive physical rewards, I'll send the original with it.

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Re: I have a Kickstarter for my book! (Now 23% funded!) [Drawing offer for goons]

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:00 am

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A preview of the bonus "Behind the Scenes" section. This is how I write down panels for the comic. Real rough, I know!

Up to 23% in less than a week! Not bad so far. Don't forget to pledge!

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Re: I have a Kickstarter for my book! (25% funded!) [Drawing offer for goons]

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:35 pm

Less than a week, and already 25% funded! :flail:

My offer above still stands, BTW! Got a few forum members backing! :party:

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Re: I have a Kickstarter for my book! (25% funded!) [Drawing offer for goons]

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:04 pm

With this campaign going, I got some fanarts for the main character.



I like this one :-I

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Re: I have a Kickstarter for my book! (26% funded!) [Drawing offer for goons]

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:06 pm

Up to 48 backers as I type this.

Just two more before 50! I will do a special drawing to celebrate this, so consider backing now! :sweetielarm:

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Re: I have a Kickstarter for my book! (50 BACKERS!!!!)

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:50 pm

We just reached our 50th backer! :party:

I'll do the drawing soon. In the meantime, keep spreading the word, especially to people who like cats and princesses! :yay:

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Re: I have a Kickstarter for my book! (30% FUNDED!!!)

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:40 pm

Here's the drawing I promised!

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Yeah, by the time I finished it, I reached 53 backers. :v: Not that I'm complaining!

We have reached 30% in just 5 days! Still 30 days left, so onward!

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Re: I have a Kickstarter for my book! (35% FUNDED!!!)

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:26 am

I figured today would be a slow day because it's a Sunday, but actually got some big pledges today, enough to reach 35% :starity:

It's now closer to $2,000. Time to hit that goal this week.

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Re: I have a Kickstarter for my book! (35% FUNDED!!!)

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:46 am

Thought I'd highlight the rewards I'm offering

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In addition to the book itself, I'm offering stickers of the characters, prints featuring Queen Felicia, a magnet of Kat offering "Coffee" (based on popular demand), book plates, and an original "Ask a Cat" strip.

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The originals are drawn on paper with archival ink, so they're suitable for framing. As one can expect, they're one of a kind, so if you really want something, I recommend backing that tier quick.

If there are other tiers you'd like me to elaborate, let me know! And as stated, I will draw a sketch for any forum members who make a pledge. Just let me know when you do.

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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:25 am

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The Kickstarter is officially 1 week old, and we've raised up to 37%!

We're almost at $2,000. Let's see if we can hit that this week.

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Re: I have a Kickstarter for my book! (1 week later: 37%!!!)

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:23 pm

I was interviewed for a podcast, where I talk about my comics stuff, as well as the Kickstarter.

Check it out!



We're close to 40%! :sweetielarm:

Let's bring this up to $2,000!

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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:21 pm

Got more neat fanarts supporting the project :allears:


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Re: I have a Kickstarter for my book! (1 week later: 38%!!!)

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:52 pm



Princess Kat with Rae the Doe and Bellybutton (from web animation series "Doodletoons"), quite possibly the most ambitious crossover yet :-I

This is neat, though. :allears:

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Re: I have a Kickstarter for my book! (1 week later: 38%!!!)

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Mr. Big wrote:
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quite possibly the most ambitious crossover yet :-I
Marvel's never gonna live this down, huh? :smirk:
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Re: I have a Kickstarter for my book! (1 week later: 38%!!!)

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:57 pm

I'm going to do a marathon live-stream tomorrow to help raise money for the Kickstarter. I'm going to draw comics, as well as sketching out OCs to anyone who pledge $10 or more.

It will start Jan 25 at 12pm Central at https://picarto.tv/bakertoons (follow to receive notification!). Schedule below:


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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:21 pm

Marathon stream NOW! Get a sketch commission for $10 Kickstarter pledge! https://picarto.tv/bakertoons

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Re: I have a Kickstarter for my book! (MARATHON STREAM LIVE!)

Post by Adiwan (?) » Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:41 pm

Hey! I finally decided to pledge but Kickstarter is dumb and it wants a credit card (that I don't have). Entering a bank account isn't enough for them.
Can I use PayPal and give it directly to you?
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Re: I have a Kickstarter for my book! (MARATHON STREAM LIVE!)

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:09 am

Adiwan wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:41 pm
Hey! I finally decided to pledge but Kickstarter is dumb and it wants a credit card (that I don't have). Entering a bank account isn't enough for them.
Can I use PayPal and give it directly to you?
Yeah, you can do that! If the Kickstarter is unsuccessful I can refund it. I'll PM you my email

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