Kickstarter and Picking Myself Up

Alfred Pennyworth: Why do we fall sir? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up.   Batman Begins (2005)

As some of you recall, a few colleagues have been holding Kickstarters recently.  My own Kickstarter was a failure and, truth be told, I didn’t want to see others share that fate.

Recently, JAR of Comics had his own Kickstarter and I stumped for him several times.  I used Facebook and Twitter to alert others to his campaign and even used my blog in the last hours to drive more donations.  He ended up succeeding.  

Another recent campaign that I stumped for was one by Josh Bayer.  As I expressed before, Bayer was a big fan of the very first episode of Sunnyville.  He had praised the famous page I did with Rusty and Sam meeting for the first time.

Since Mr. Bayer had seen so much potential in my work, I felt obliged to help him out.  And I did the same as before.  His Kickstarter also was a success.

I still feel down about my own Kickstarter failing.  My own strategy was a textbook example of what not to do.  Will I eventually do another crowdfunding campaign?  I don’t know.  It’s hard to say what I’ll be able to do with my present schedule.  One thing is certain.  I’m glad I was able to help out others and make their own efforts a success.

I did fail but I learned to pick myself up.

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About Max West

I am a freelance artist and the creator of Sunnyville Stories, an independent slice-of-life comics series.
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