Earlier today, the Hilda and Richie Kickstarter fully funded. My first picture book will be a reality! I am now a picture book author.
My feelings on this Kickstarter are mixed. Yes, I am pleased that it funded and I was able to raise more money than my comic book Kickstarters.
However, it took A LOT of effort to get to this point. My resources too were badly mauled in the attempt to get funded. My mailing list has suffered and will need to be rebuilt. Sadly, I put that off as I meant to do it last year; I will need that to fund future picture books and more comics.
Another problem I had was that some backers did not support this Kickstarter. It may be because it’s a different type of work, being a book for children rather than a comic. Current events also played a role in some of my past backers not returning this time.
While I still plan to go ahead with the planned Sunnyville Stories reprint, I need to think things over and decide how to proceed given the challenges of this Kickstarter.
Once the Kickstarter ends, I will make a final decision. Stay tuned for more news.