There are 24 hours left to go and Kick the Book! All the stretch goals have been met which means you’ll be getting an awesome sticker. And if you grab a physical book tier, you’ll get a bag of custom guitar picks and a sweet ass poster with the cast as Salary Sentai Perilger!
I’m planning on doing a big post about the campaign and some of the dashboards and trackers that I’ve been using, but for now some general stats:
This will probably change within the next 24 hours, but as of now, 79% percent of backers came from my network. That means people from YP comic, my facebook, twitter, interviews. The rest came from the Kickstarter community. I think those numbers would look very different if my project was a coffee thing or a techy widget or something like that.
The video was played 1093 times, 34.13% of which stayed through the whole thing. So attention spans are not what they used to be. The funny thing is, 958 of those plays were on Kickstarter. More views on Kickstarter, less money.
Though it gave me a huge warm fuzzy, I don’t think getting Editor’s Pick really helped. $1376 came in through the Kickstarter community which would not have funded the project.
The highest day for donations and traffic was the launch day. This was not the case on Puppy Cow.
The most popular reward tier is the 10$, digital only reward which speaks well to the future of digital comics. Almost tied with it is the $40 tier which is both books without signature.
I’m hoping some of these numbers increase in the next 24 hours, but I don’t think the percentages on who is coming to the project will change. This project would not have worked if I didn’t already have a fan base. I’ll have more thoughts on this when all is said and done, but for now, keep on Kicking the Book!
NPR’s Code Switch asked their twitter followers, “What’s the most ridiculous question question you’ve been asked?” If you want to start your Monday off with a laugh, head on over and click through the list.
Some of these are just plain awful. Some of them are so stupid, they just make me laugh. But some of them sound like they could come from a place of genuine curiosity with no prejudgments. We have to take the word of the posters because without hearing the questions being asked by an actual person, it’s a bit difficult to interpret the intent of the asker.
I actually think it’d be more interesting to hear to how people responded to these questions. Did a question asked in ignorance become a teaching moment? Did a stupid question foster a deeper dialog? Did a mother fucker get punched in the jaw for being ignorant?
Of course, the only proper response to someone asking, “What are you,” is, of course, “I’M BATMAN!”
If you’ve ever asked the question of a webcartoonist, “How do you make money with webcomics,” you’re asking the wrong question. You don’t have to think too hard to figure out how to make money. What you really need to learn how to do is to build an audience filled with people who are willing to give you money. That’s the real question that we’ll be tackling today.
Ah, the age old “Where are you from? No, really, where are you from?” question. I think Stella Choe does a pretty decent Cockney accent.
I usually don’t mind if my friends ask me about my heritage. But if it’s a total stranger and this question is one of the first things out of their mouths, I bristle a little. ”Yes, thank you. Thank you very much for reminding me that I don’t look like you. I’ve somehow forgotten. I never look myself in the mirror when I brush my teeth in the morning so I’ve failed to notice that I don’t look like you. Thank you for reminding me that for some people, even though I was born in the capital of this damn country, I will never be American enough. Lovely fucking weather we’re having.”
Of course, if they are just curious about where I’m from, like the city and all that because they’re looking for something good to eat in the neighborhood, now I feel like a total ass. Sadly, the times I’ve heard this question in relation to a query about local food have been few and far between. These poor fuckers just don’t know that I know about some food!
I had a lot of fun putting together my Mensa presentation about Asian super heroes so I figured I’d share it with more people. So here it is and the description from the program:
Contrary to Tina Turner’s proclamation that beyond the Thunderdome they don’t need another hero, we who live in the Nerdome certainly do. In this session, DC native webcartoonist Jamie Noguchi examines the decided lack of Asian American representation in the super hero genre. We take a look at how Asian heroes have been depicted in the past, how they appear in contemporary comics, and what can be done to improve their portrayals in the future.
If you catch me in the wild you get a piece of candy. Maybe. If you'd like to see me at a Con, please let them know about me. If you'd like to book me for an appearance, shoot me an email and I'll get back to you. Currently listing dates for 2013.