Help us RELAUNCH & EXPAND a Portland institution and a rare outlet for indie media, small press, zines, and D.I.Y. culture!
Beloved indie bookshop Reading Frenzy only has 11 days left to raise 25k to re-open their doors, without this cash they will be closed forever after 18 excellent years of catering to and helping cultivate both the creators and lovers of Portland’s independent books, zines and minicomics.
They were one of the very first stores in Oregon to carry my wee little minicomics when I began visiting from Seattle during my high school years.
I’ve pledged, I hope you do too.
Portlanders and Indie Press folk everywhere, be sure to check out the Reading Frenzy relaunch campaign! The store has not only stocked Baggywrinkles ever since I started publishing the series, they’ve also provided reading/gallery/lecture space for hundreds of other creators in the independent press scene. They’ve secured a beautiful new space in North Portland, but the move can’t happen without your help. Take a look at the campaign and spread the word!
The Fundraiser for Waterlogged: Tales From The Seventh Sea is now up! Check it out here: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/waterlogged-tales-from-the-seventh-sea/
Waterlogged is Cloudscape’s seventh anthology, and it’s theme is based around sea-faring tales. This glorious landscape-style hardcover comic book collects stories from 30 different artists, including Lucy Bellwood, Gabriel Frizzera, Nina Matsumoto, and more.
You can prepurchase this book on our indiegogo or pick up any of the other great perks on the side. All money goes towards producing this book and making sure Cloudscape can continue to support local indie comics in BC.
If nothing else, visit the site to check out our video, which is pretty amusing!
Wooo-hoooo! Waterlogged is going to be an absolutely gorgeous book chock-full of nautical comics. A dream come true. You can read the story I contributed (written by Shannon Campbell) for free on my website.
Special Note! If you’ve been looking for a chance to pick up some super cheap original art, I should point out that there’s a $20 pledge level where you can commission me to draw you a full-color avatar! I guarantee to make you look Super Fabulous. The pledge is limited to five slots, so if you’re interested, best hop on it now. Otherwise, pre-order yourself a copy of the book! I guarantee it’ll be worth it.
Hey so you remember when I shared some of that process art from my work on NIFTYMANCER? The super cool lane defense RPG with artwork by JUSTIN HILLGROVE?
Well the Kickstarter campaign for the game is now LIVE! They also have a playable demo (still very much in progress, but you can see some of the work I’ve been doing) so you can get a feel for how the game will look and operate. I’m really excited to be working on this project, and I’d be thrilled if you’d give it a look.
The Kickstarter campaign is HERE.
The playable demo is HERE.
What a week! The Kickstarter continues to grow day after day, which is why I’ve introduced some new incentives like the awesome t-shirts you see here. Our goal for the end of the week is $8,000, which will fund the production of Baggywrinkles #3 and my graphic novel, Wherefore during the next 8 months.
Other new incentives include portraits, access to a backers-only production blog on the new comics, and the opportunity to be drawn into the new stories as a supporting character!
Again, thank you all so much for your incredible response to this campaign. It has officially blown my mind and I am super excited to start producing new work thanks to YOU. So much love.
(Click through the image to read the full campaign update on Kickstarter!)
So, this happened. I think it’s safe to say I’m in shock.
Having slept a scant 3 hours last night, the most important thing right now is passing out on my mattress, but as soon as I wake up you’re all getting the biggest, sloppiest, consentiest digital thank you kiss ever.
Ladies and Gents we are off to the races. The True Believer Kickstarter is not only officially live, but is also a featured Staff Pick on the Kickstarter homepage! I couldn’t be happier.
What’s next? Check out the campaign right here, make a pledge (even $1 helps, and nets you a shoutout on my homepage!), or, if you’re down and out, simply share the project with friends. You can talk about it in person, Facebook it, Tweet it, reblog it, like it, love it — whatever floats your boat. The more people we can reach, the less everyone needs to chip in in order for us to make it over the $1,500 mark.
Thank you all so much. I really couldn’t do this without you.
At 8am on Monday, April 23rd, the True Believer Kickstarter Campaign goes live. I know the video says Friday, but we were alerted to the fact that people have these things called “weekends” where they’re generally off enjoying the sunshine rather than trawling the web for worthy new projects to back. This makes sense to me now that I think about it.
So while we wait, a little about the campaign: I’ll be trying to raise $1,500 to print 200 copies of True Believer. The comic will be 36-pages, with full-color covers and interiors. 100 of those copies will feature limited edition two-color screen printed covers with French flaps by Matt Davison of Dueltone Printing. Aside from pre-ordering copies of the comic, I’ve included a number of Kickstarter-exclusive rewards that include handwritten postcards, custom sketches, limited edition prints, and even dinners and studio tours with yours truly.
So what does this mean? We’ve got two days to get the word out as widely as possible. You can join the launch release event on Facebook, point people to the Facebook fan page so they can stay in the loop (facebook.com/Baggywrinkles), plug the project on Twitter as #truebeliever (you can find me under @Lubellwoo), reblog this post and follow me here on Tumblr (tumblr.com/lucybellwood), or let me know if you have suggestions for media sources to contact with the press release.
I’m so thankful to all of you who have expressed your enthusiasm and support for this project so far. I can’t tell you how excited I am to get this thing into your hands.
Now let’s DO THIS!
Wha-hey! I did this illustration for a fundraising drive at Reed and the campaign is now officially live! If you’re a recently-graduated Reedie, check it out. If you’re not, well, then, uh, tell your friends? Enjoy the owl? I don’t know what to say.