I have a lot of people whom I have been helping me and sharing great advice on how to go forward and I am not taking any of the help for granted.
I was encouraged to give you all a better idea of how the funds, should the campaign be fully funded, will be used.
Needless to say, not a bad idea should you all be wondering what I’ll be attempting to get for the strip.
Counting The Cost
Currently, the only tool I’m needing in order to make “By and By” more standardized much like other webcomics is a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 that is valued at $899 and a Surface Pen for $59.99.
With your help the cost from out of pocket would be reduced immensely.
I’m aiming for a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 over an Apple iPad because of the Adobe suite…specifically, Photoshop and Illustrator. To add, I also have the ability to do a bit more with a laptop feel with the Surface Pro compared to an iPad.
Also, drawing on the tablet is so much better on the Surface Pro 4 than on the iPad. The sensitivity and the pinpoint accuracy of the pen to the Surface Pro screen is remarkable and it only keeps getting better.
I also understand, however, that as an artist and all-around creative, this is just my preference and not merely a review to end all reviews.
Yesterday, I was listening to someone talk about knowing their “why,” and understanding the purpose behind what they do and how important it is for us to reach people.
With cartoons, I can do that. I can watch a cartoon series and pull a life changing lesson out of it. I can create my own cartoons and tell a story that lifts up the oppressed and the depressed.
As a kid, I constantly watched cartoons as a means to escape…to escape the bullying…to escape my personal struggles…to escape anxiety…now, I use it to help give life and set free countless children and adults who feel like they need an escape.
While my webcomic is a bit different, that’s the whole point, to be different and to express it and embrace it.
And I want to give that gift to someone out there whose in need of knowing that he’s not the only socially awkward guy out there whose a bit different from the world. And…I want them to know…that it’s okay. He, or she, is not alone.