News, news, news! A quick update on progress and some Francesca Fantini News
5 days ago
– Fri, Oct 22, 2021 at 09:42:52 PM
Hello amazing backers!
It's been a little while since we checked in, Octobers are usually really crazy for me and this one has been no different.
Francesca is working on the art for the issue and we are still on pace to start fulfilling in December for physical backers. We're running a little behind and won't be able to hit October for the digital copy, but November is looking good.
I got to go to my first New York Comic Con this year and it was really cool, even if it was about 60% of normal attendance.
We did a really cool exclusive through Scout featuring the Kael Ngu/Alan Quah covers as a wraparound:
Oh yeah, it has awesome spot foil and UV treatment - it's a thing of beauty and available here for $25!
Big News featuring Francesca Fantini
Our amazing Stake artist announced some pretty big news this week...
That's right! She's coming to America in November. We will be doing a signing tour of a handful of shops, so be on the lookout for that schedule!
About 94% of surveys have been filled out already, but we're still missing over 30. If you haven't seen your survey, please send me a message and I'll get you a direct link.
I think that's all I have for now, but should have lots of news soon!
Funds are in, surveys are out (well some of them)!
about 1 month ago
– Wed, Sep 22, 2021 at 12:37:09 AM
Good evening all!
We have the funds and are continuing to work on production for this issue!
In the meantime, the surveys have been created and the first batch, or "smoke test," has been sent to make sure I created the surveys correctly.
So be on the lookout!
Back soon with some Stake news!
Survey's coming soon! Stake #6 is out now!
about 1 month ago
– Thu, Sep 16, 2021 at 01:17:17 AM
We're plugging away behind the scenes as Francesca draws and I work on finishing up the BackerKit surveys.
We will be offering some of the covers from the past campaigns, so if you missed something, there's a chance we'll have it in limited quantities.
Stake #6 is out!
Stake issue 6, the final in the first arc, is now available in comic shops and on the Scout Comics website.
We're really proud of how this arc turned out and want to thank everyone who has supported us!
Some of you took advantage of the 1-6 pack, but don't worry, if you're missing individual issues, they will be available as add-ons!
Back this book!
Featuring 9 different stories from 20 creators, Bi Visibility explores bisexuality from various different perspective with stories ranging from romance to high fantasy.
From creator Kathryn Calamia:
"As a bisexual creator myself, this is one of the most important projects I've ever worked on and a subject near and dear to my heart. Growing up, I had very little bisexual representation. I knew the label existed, but I didn't know what it looked like, how it felt, or that I could be bisexual. This was the driving force towards putting together this anthology. Representation matters!"
Stake is an inclusive series that features straight, gay, and bi characters. Check this one out and back it if you can!
Back soon with more updates!
We did it! What's next?
about 2 months ago
– Fri, Sep 03, 2021 at 10:30:57 PM
Now that we've funded, what happens next?
Now we wait...
Kickstarter is collecting pledges now. We currently have 29 backers with errored credit cards, no biggie, if you're not sure, check your pledge manager and make sure your card went through, it's usually just a simple fix!
In about 2 weeks Kickstarter will send over the funds, but in the meantime I'll be setting up the backerkit surveys where you will be able to pick your covers and add-on anything else, including some items from the Stake Vault!
We had a really nice surge at the end and did beat our total number of backers from the previous campaign. I'm so glad you are all on this journey with us and can't wait to get you your books!
I'll be back with progress reports as we go and any pertinent Stake news!
THANK YOU ALL AGAIN!
6th Stretch Goal still to be honored!
about 2 months ago
– Thu, Sep 02, 2021 at 09:24:39 PM
STRETCH GOAL WILL STILL BE HONORED
First sorry for 2 updates so close together...
Just wanted to clarify, we did just drop below the $20k needed for the sixth stretch goal. A very large backer had to reduce the pledge because of personal reasons - these things happen and we are just happy they still chose to back the campaign at all.
Life is more important than comics, this doesn't make or break the campaign, and we will still make it a HOT SUMMER with Francesca's cover remaining unlocked in Virgin, Foil, and Metal Virgin versions!
We love you all and thank you for trusting us with your hard earned money :)