Hello! For the next 9 weeks I will be focusing on each of the reward levels from my Cavemen in Space fundraiser
. In its first week, the fundraiser has remarkably raised $1,188, one-third of the funds needed! Donations have included almost all of the levels, including Level 9, and I've received donations from California to France. A note about international donations:
Donations from all over the world are welcome! International donators could consider dropping a few extra dollars using the "Donate" button on the site to cover the extra shipping, but it is entirely not necessary! Well, the CiS fund has come a long way in its first week, but there's still a long way to go. I hope you'll consider donating and/or spreading the word any way you can!
Anyway, let's discuss Level 1, shall we?
Donate $8 and you will receive a signed copy of Mermin Issue 1! Mermin
is my new ongoing mini-comics series, debuting in April! The first issue is FORTY PAGES and features a color sticker on the cover. I will sign each copy sent to donators and they will be shipped as soon as the issue is printed!
I've dropped some hints about Mermin, but not really discussed it in detail here. After Cavemen in Space
, I took some time to reflect on what my next big project would be. I thought about some of my favorite comics like Bone
and various manga titles like Dragon Ball
and One Piece
, and realized something that they had in common: Serialization. Something that I always just viewed simply as a publishing necessity, I now looked at as how it effected the storytelling and reading experience. So, I'm giving it a shot, and Mermin
will be serialized in mini-comics for at least 5 issues. I have big plans, but I'm starting relatively small and seeing where I go from there.
The MYSTERY of who and what Mermin (the title character) is plays an important part, so I won't spoil it too much, but here are a few preview images from Issue 1:
As mentioned above, the first issue of Mermin
is a double-sized FORTY PAGE issue, and can be yours can be yours at several donations levels including Level 1 at the Cavemen in Space Fundraiser