I am beyond thrilled to announce that the Misfortune High Kickstarter is currently AT GOAL!
This was not possible without the recent push we got from all you Tumblr folks willing to take a chance on this property.
Now, we enter the stretch goal part of the program. As promised from the get-go, our first round of stretch goals cover adding stuff to the interior of the book.
First, is the Johnny Cuervo 10 Page side story. Currently, this story is nearly finished, needing only colors to pass the finish line (at 3+ pages a day, that’s a 3-day weekend’s worth of work). The Cuervo side story fleshes out a bit more as to what Johnny’s involvement with the dragon is and how he ends up in such a bizarre position in the first place. It’s a winner. I want it. You want it.
Next is the Pin Up Gallery and Middle School Letters. The pin-ups are contributions I’ve gotten from other artists that I’m dying to include in this book. And the middle school letters come from the students I visit in San Jose. I’ll let one such young man, Joshua, do the rest of the talking about how he felt about Book 1:
I like how your story starts with something that is in the middle of your story…I like how there is a cliffhanger. That makes me know there is going to be a second book..If I had to say an improvement it would be to make the next chapters a little longer because this chapter was a little to short.
—Joshua, 8th Grade San Jose student
36 pages of story weren’t enough for this guy. YES. These letters are beyond precious. You’ve gotta see them all.
Finally (for now), is the Ruination t-shirt and extra charms. Johnny Cuervo’s shirt from book 1 is a little more complicated and pricey to print than the book 2 ‘Death from Above' design. However, if we push the boulder up the hill a bit further, I believe we can make Ruination happen.
That’s what I’ve got for stretch goals now. There are still two days left in this campaign to push things even higher. Let’s do this!