For starters, let me discuss my thoughts on what I look for in a crowdsourced campaign.
The Pitch Video...
I'm not expecting a huge production for a pitch video, but a good creative pitch goes a long way. CREATIVE being the key word. If your pitch video is creative, it's a good indicator of how creative your comic is! Keep the premise of the book focused and to the point, highlight yourself and highlight the art.
"Did it catch my eye on the drive by?"...
For me, browsing Kickstarter and IndieGoGo has replaced thumbing through the Diamond Distribution Catalog looking for a great new indie book. I'll typically check the sites a couple times a week quickly skimming through the new comic campaigns. That little thumbnail photo and the short descripton is where is starts. Make it count!
So let's get this first installment of MOB THIS! going and highlight: Sullivan's Sluggers.
[[wysiwyg_imageupload:1814:]]"Long past their former glory, the minor league Sluggers get an invitation to play a baseball game in a cursed small town. After the 7th inning stretch, the sun goes down, and the dysfunctional teammates find themselves fighting for their lives against a town of flesh-eating monsters! Now, it's up to coach Casey Sullivan to help his team escape from being the next dish in the town's terrifying feeding frenzy!"
Baseball + Horror.... um, yes, please...
This comic brings together the Eisner nominated pair of writer Mark Andrew Smith (New Brighton Archeological Society) and illustrator James Stokoe (Orc Stain) for the first time for this very original story. Being a huge New Brighton fan, I'm REALLY looking forward to this one!
This campaign is one of the most popular comic campaigns that Kickstarter has had to date. It funded 5x their target in less than a week. It's been called Baseball meets Zombieland. So much so that there are already plans in the works for a film adaptation of this!
The kickstarter edition of this comic in print will feature a limited edition hard cover that is exclusive to this first printing starting at the $30 funding level.
So there you have it! Open your computers and open your wallets and MOB THIS!
And while your at it Cosmic Book Men, support our CBN writer and creator Brandon Burrows in his latest IndieGoGo endeavor Red Run!