I have finished the synopsis for the Monsters! story I have been working on. The original plan for for a single issue of 22 pages, but that has changed. It will now consist of three issues of 22 pages each. The storyline evolved in a way I didn’t foresee, with some twists and turns that weren’t originally anticipated. So, the single issue story is now a mini.
Not sure if the Kickstarter campaign is the best option at the moment. My writing time is extremely limited. I have another important project I am working on with a very talented artist, and I really need to spend some time working on it. As such, I don’t think I could devote enough of my time to promoting a kickstarter campaign to the extent required.
The other option is to directly submit the completed synopsis and issue one to a company like Dark Horse. That way, if accepted (which, in reality, would be a very, very small chance) it could be properly edited, and a professional artist I wouldn’t need to pay could be found. But, from my understanding, Dark Horse would be very unlikely to take on an unheard of writer for a miniseries.
I will hopefully be (officially) announcing a comic book Kickstarter soon(ish) entitled ‘Monsters!’. The premises: classic movie monsters take over a town. Needless to say, mayhem ensues! The story will be packed with werewolves, vampires, frankensteins, and whatever other classic movie monsters I can work in.
The concept is planned to be a single issue of 22 pages. The synopsis is written, the issue is partially complete. Rewriting and editing will need to be completed, then a search for an artist can begin. I envision a cartoony style for the artwork, but I am flexible. The tone will be fun and exciting, with comedy and tension.
Pretty excited about having a try at a Kickstarter campaign. Before I kick the kickstarter off (see what I did there?), I have a lot, and I mean A LOT, of research to do. What makes a successful Kickstarter? Inventives? Costs involved? Promotion and marketing? Postage (international as I am based in Australia). So much to learn.
Keep an eye out here for more details. If you are an artist or just interested in becoming involved, feel free to contact me at email@example.com . I’d love to hear from you!