The PayPal pledge shop for my Kickstarter will close in about 24 hours, and some of the rewards are campaign-exclusive, so now’s your last chance!
The tee, as well as prints of the comic itself, are available in my society6 shop, and it looks like you can get free worldwide shipping if you order today!
WARNING: Alexandra Douglass, LLC cannot be held responsible for injuries sustained while using their products. Wear at your own risk.
Some of you have seen Strip Search, some of you haven’t. Either way, I drew this comic on the show and then I redrew it at home because people wanted to buy it and I can’t let them put my art on their wall if I didn’t at least TRY TO MAKE IT LOOK NICE.
What a difference references and peer critiques make! This is what the original looked like.
Look at this gorgeous comic.
You want this on your wall.
Quantities of all rewards tiers from $100 down (excluding the early-bird tier) are available, including the two leftover $500 tier spots. These come with everything unlocked through stretch goals, just like their Kickstarter counterparts.
Paypal vs Kickstarter
I’ve set up the shop so that it functions as similarly to Kickstarter as possible, but there are some unavoidable differences.
For one, you can add multiple reward tiers to your cart. This is perfectly fine, except where limited edition rewards are involved. In the spirit of fairness, I will only be allowing one Collector, Archivist, Patron, or Citizen tier per person, so please don’t add more than one of these to your cart. If you’d like to get more than one Storyteller, Minstrel, Librarian, or Herald tier (as a gift, or on behalf of someone else), you’re good to go!
I also won’t be able to deliver backer-exclusive updates or download links through Kickstarter to non-KS backers, but don’t worry! I will e-mail these to you directly instead, through the addresses provided by PayPal. If you would prefer these things be sent to a different e-mail, contact me through the contact form on the shop with your PayPal e-mail and transaction number and I’ll make sure they go to the right place!
Other differences include international shipping being added automatically to your order at check-out (convenient!), and an inability to pledge more than is set for each tier (inconsequential), but no major game changers.
Remaining Stretch Goals
As mentioned before, any funds received through the PayPal shop will go towards the grand total for the purposes of reaching stretch goals! I’ll post a status report for this on Friday, or if the next stretch goal is reached, whichever comes first.
In project news, work has already started on fulfillment! I’m making the final preparations on the button designs to send to the vendor (though I need to wait to see if the next stretch goal is reached to send the order out), I’ve started on the new art to be created for the bookmarks, wallpaper, and limited edition print, and the production schedule and order volume breakdown have almost been finalized.
Also, thanks to the excess funding, I’ll be able to hire one of my friends, who is a skilled graphic designer, to help me with the book layout and website so I can focus on preparing the comic for launch! I’ve got seven pages to illustrate for you fine folk, so the more I can delegate, the better.
As always, thank you so much for making this possible!
It’s always exciting when I finally get to post work that’s been under wraps for a while!
This is a set of “evolving” cards I illustrated for Cryptozoic’s upcoming MMO-TCG hybrid, HEX. They’re currently in the middle of a Kickstarter campaign to fund the final stages of production, and it looks like they’ll be snapping up more than a few stretch goals before it’s over.
If you’re into this sort of thing, check it out! They’re doing some really innovative things with this game, I can’t wait to play it myself.
WE DID IT!
Thanks to you, the campaign was a HUGE success! Far and beyond the most I dared to hope for. It’s been funded since day one and it still hasn’t sunk in yet, but I’m more energized than ever to take The Cloud Factory to heights I could have never achieved without your help.
The Effort Continues
As promised, I’ve set up a PayPal friendly shop front to accommodate for those who could not pledge through Kickstarter. It is now live and fully functional! So if you fall into this category, or you’re just now hearing about the project and missed out on the official campaign, you can pledge here for many of the same rewards.
In addition to working on the rewards and the comic itself, I’m preparing a thank-you video to share with you all that will give you a run-down of all that we have achieved, as well as what the extra funds will go towards. Since I won’t have the final numbers until the PayPal shop closes, I’m holding off on publishing it until midnight Sunday night, May 19th.
I am humbled, and deeply honored, by the extent of your generosity and encouragement. Thank you so much for making this possible.
The 11th stretch goal has been reached, and there are two hours left for The Cloud Factory Kickstarter campaign! Click on to read about the new stretch goal rewards I’ve added and preview the auxilliary PayPal pledge shop!
We’ve hit NINE stretch goals so far…
…and are on the cusp of achieving the tenth! These stretch goals have added rewards and extra value to nearly every backer tier, improved the quality of the book, and increased the amount of content everyone will be able to read at the launch of the comic.
The comic itself has been funded for at least one year!
Because it has been so incredibly successful, I will actually be able to quit relying on commissions as my sole source of income and focus on the comic full-time for at least one year. It also means offering more cool products without worrying about the upfront cost, and attending more conventions to meet you guys!
Can’t use Kickstarter? You haven’t missed out!
I have a PayPal-friendly shop set up and ready to launch as soon as the Kickstarter campaign has run its course. On Saturday evening at 7:05pm EST, I’ll put up a link to the shop, where you will be able to pledge for reward tiers $100 and under until Sunday, May 19th, at 11:59pm EST.
Pledges taken through the PayPal shop will also contribute to the stretch goal progress, so the project still has room to grow after the campaign has come to a close.
If you’ve already pledged or spread the word…
Thank you so much! It’s because of you the project has become such a great success. And if you haven’t, check out the campaign page to learn more about The Cloud Factory, and what I can give you in return for your support :>
Well, folks, there’s still five days left in the campaign and I can’t thank you all enough for propelling it this far!
As of writing this post, the project is a whopping 919% funded, and we’re creeping up on the 9th stretch goal, which adds a new 1” button to all tiers $35 and up at 70k! The design will be unveiled when the goal is met, but something tells me we won’t have to wait very long.
For those of you who haven’t been staring lovingly at the campaign page nearly every waking hour of the day, here’s a summary of everything we’ve accomplished so far:
- Three bonus comic pages have been added to the book and the online launch, for a total of seven pages for everyone to read as soon as TCF starts!
- The book has been expanded from 32 pages to 36.
- A 1” Kickstarter-exclusive pin and a bookmark have been added to all tiers of $25 and up.
- A sticker sheet and an additional two 5 x 7 prints have been added to all tiers of $35 and up.
- An antiqued brass and enamel luna bee pin has been added to all tiers of $45 and up.
Give yourselves a pat on the back, guys, because this is incredible. Way beyond what I dreamed of achieving in this campaign! Seriously, I think I may have had five or six stretch goals planned initially and had to expand it to TWELVE because they were being met so quickly.
I’ll be able to make The Cloud Factory the best it can be, and it’s all because of you. Thank you.
Strip Search & Friends: Elimination Home Edition
TONIGHT 11pm EST LIVE on YouTube
After the event has aired, the recorded video of the session will be available for those who missed the stream. Tune in, chat, cheer, and laugh as six young artists get whipped into shape in an elimination challenge battle royale.
Welp, I guess I know what I’m doing tonight!
Edit: I’ve just been informed it’s 8pm PST, which is 11pm EST. Sorry for the confusion!