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It's Alive!
Head First is now officially on Kickstarter! Click HERE, check it out, then back that thing!
Zero Hour Approaches
First, thanks to my subscribers. Just knowing you are out there is a big reason I do this. And keep the input coming.

Now, for the big news: March 30 — next week! — my graphic novel Head First will finally go live on kickstarter.com. This full-color, hardback book is the single biggest cartoon project I’ve ever taken on…and the most rewarding. The book and the Kickstarter page are all finished. All that will remain is the response of people who want this book.

I’m counting on you to take a look at it. Feel free to tell me what you think. Backing the project would even better

In case you don’t know, here’s how Kickstarter works: backers go to the site, take a look at the different rewards that are offered (the book itself is one, of course). They will pledge to back the project at whatever level appeals to them. However, no money is actually received until the campaign ends. That’s 30 days later…and only if the stated goal ($5000 in my case) is reached. It’s all or nothing, in other words.

Again, the clock doesn’t start (and you can’t back the project) until the 30th. What you can do in the meantime, though, is click HERE and leave your email with Kickstarter to be notified when my launch goes live. That will be your cue to step up and support Head First.

The book is done. It’s ready to go to the printer. All it needs is the support of people who like my cartoons.

Thank you!
The Book, the Book, the Book!
NEWS ITEM: My graphic novel, Head First, continues to move toward its launch date on Kickstarter. While the progress might seem to be glacial to the casual observer, there is plenty of activity behind the scenes.

For one thing, the lead art for that page is now done. I posted it this week (on Feb. 23, 2022 if you happen to be searching for it in the archives of Subconscious Comics). The book itself (or at least the artwork) has been done for a while now. It waits to be shipped off to the printer where it will be turned into a hard cover, full-color, large format, single story book based on Subconscious Comics. Am I a little nervous? You bet.

Right now, it looks like the end of March for launch. I will let you know when it happens — more than once.

In case you didn’t know, I am sending out updates now as we approach launch (or “go live” as they say). If you want to receive these emails, please go to my special email address:

hedfoist@gmail.com

…and ask me to put you on the list. Among other things, you’ll get a sneak preview of the Kickstarter page before launch and plenty of notice when it does go live. It’ll only be up for 30 days, and this will likely be your only chance to get a copy. Honest!
Oh Yes, the Book!
I’m trying to contain myself about my book, but I’m not having much luck. Head First, it’s called, in case I haven’t made that clear. The big news this week: the art part is done! 98 pages of full color cartoon storytelling — proofed, tweaked, finished, complete, done! Plus, the cover is designed, inked, colored, and done as well.

So where is the book? Well, while I’m waiting on bids from printers, I’m working on some of the “rewards” that supporters will get for backing Head First on Kickstarter. That’s the way it works, if you don’t know. People who want to back the production of the book pledge money for the project, and in return they receive rewards. The book itself will be the main reward — a large hardback with a single 98-page story in full, edge-to-edge color on high quality paper.

That’s my main motive for this whole venture — to finally hold that work of art in my hands. Something big and real and good that I put together all by myself. Okay, not completely by myself. I can’t do it without the help of people who also want a copy of the book. There will be other goodies available to backers as well, including sets of 20 color cards featuring characters from the book. [Check this week’s Subconscious Comics page for a couple of samples…that’s 12/30/2021 in the Subcon Archives.] Also up for grabs: my original black and white art from the book, all 98 pages’ worth. And so on.

Once I’ve got all this together (including a short video of me pitching the project…that should be fun), the whole thing will launch on Kickstarter sometime this spring. I hope you’ll give it a look when the time comes. It will be the biggest single cartoon project of my life (so far), and I can’t wait to get it out into the universe.

Getting very close now. I’ll let you know in plenty of time to join the fun.
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