I won’t bother you with the oft related highs and lows of 2013, you’ve read all about it here, but it’s difficult not to look back and be amazed at the generous response to the S13 graphic novel related Kickstarter campaign. It appears that there’s only a 13% success rate in this price bracket. I may have hesitated if I’d known that beforehand.
A Kickstarter campaign is a LOT of work, guys, and not everything can be foreseen even if you have prepared well in advance. Crowdfunding is a new way of doing things and it’s a learning process for everybody; there are a lot of adjustments to be made on the fly and there are those “D’Oh!” moments.
How many hats does one need to wear to bring a project to life? It seems I’m always asking the question.
Specimen13’s music is created by Mart and I, but apart from that (and the fact that we have friends helping us recording it), the entity’s day to day workload is entirely on my shoulders. Add to that the Maelstrom graphic novel, which is my creation from start to finish.
You know what they say about Fast, Cheap and Great? That you can only pick two. You’ve guessed it, as independents, we don’t have any money and since we want to create something great, it won’t be as fast as we’d hope.