I have spent a large part of this summer working on a Kickstarter Project and I am excited to say that my project, Glyphs & Glitches, has been approved and is now live on the website. And I am even more excited that I have my first backer!
If you are not familiar with Kickstarter, it is one of the larger, more well-known crowd-sourced funding sites. It's really fascinating to surf the site and see all the different ideas for projects. The creator sets a goal and a time limit. If you can raise the money in that time period, you can use it towards your project. If you fall short of the goal, you get nothing. Risky but exciting.
My project is a private blog that will follow my adventures through cartoon school.
Take a look at it HERE or click on the image below.
I have only 20 days to raise the funds as I intend to get the blog rolling before school starts in the beginning of September. I'll do some more posts with more details about the project, but I wanted to get the info out there as soon as I could.
Whether or not you decide to back my project, I would very much appreciate you sharing the link and the project with your friends and family!
Here is a short link to use: http://kck.st/1W7vTUi
If you have been following this Beez In The Belfry blog for a while, you know that I am going to grad school this fall - to the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont - to get my Masters in Applied Cartooning. It is a really tough program, but I am incredibly excited and also a little terrified! This summer, I have been closing down my BeeHive studio and selling off everything I can to raise money for the tuition and room and board.
While in school, I will be limiting my Etsy shop sales and Zentangle teaching. I do hope to be writing more and "teaching" through the Glyphs & Glitches blog. There are chances for you, through the Kickstarter reward levels, to get access to me and ask me questions. The cartoon program covers everything from writing, figure drawing, and Photoshop skills - to silkscreening, history of sequential art, and marketing. I'll tell you about the interesting things that I learn and also show you how what I'm learning might apply to the things that you are interested in. For example... I know that we will be learning about lettering, dip pens, and using non-photo blue pencils. I'm guessing you might like to know how they can be applied to your love of art journaling or Zentangle? Yes - me too!
The Glyphs & Glitches blog will be like an online Open Studio. I really hope that you will join me for this first year at cartoon school! I know that it will be difficult, but your support and encouragement keeps me moving forward and, as you already know, I love sharing my discoveries with you too!
Oh - and more incentive to go and look at the Project on Kickstarter - I posted my entire application comic at the end of the project description!
[I'll do another post soon to show you how I came up with the Project image and blog header.]