"I Thought It Would Be Zombies..." Comic Creation Update #22 - Fighting Toward the Finish

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Another week, and a bit more progress made on the first issue of "I Thought It Would Be Zombies..."

Since Update #21, I shared a "sklorchy" preview, and a "melee in progress" via a couple quick snapshots using the @appics app.

That melee continues to rage on as I kept working on it this evening!


Still quite a bit of work to do on this scene, but it's getting better by the hour and it's fun letting Julie unleash some violence on a crowd of goblins for the first time! This particular piece is a double page spread to help give this moment a nice big impact! Sometimes a big double page spread can be a way for an artist to "cheap out" and give the reader less story per issue. While I love including large, resonating images, short changing the experience is not something I want to do! I've got a few double page spreads in "I Thought It Would Be Zombies..." #1, but... to accommodate all that action this first issue has 29 story pages included, vs. the fairly standard 22 pages that most modern comics offer each issue! I'm just a glutton for a punishing workload it seems!

In addition to the creative process, I'm also slowly plugging away at initial marketing efforts. I hope to soon relaunch new and better formatted websites for bryanimhoff.com and ithoughtitwouldbezombies.com ; and I continue to work on building my new Instagram account; so if you're active over there please feel free to give me a follow and say hello!

The Fundition Campaign continues to go well! Every post I make, I seem to swear that I'm going to start doing more frequent Fundition updates... and then I never do. But it's "do or die" time now, as I really want to run this tally up over the next 2-3 months before the debut issue of "I Thought It Would Be Zombies..." goes to print! Do I want more funds so that I'm not digging myself into debt funding the launch? Yes! Absolutely! However, another main driver for me is that I think a strong showing in this campaign will be a great marketing angle for both the comic itself, Fundition, and the Steem blockchain.

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"I Thought It Would Be Zombies..." is currently at 13% of the base goal. So far it's been a leisurely jog on my end, for fundraising, marketing, and artwork. It's sprint time now! It's time for some contests, updates to reward tiers, and a greater frequency of campaign posts. There are a number of people who are working their way toward earning comic rewards for doing nothing more than upvoting posts and I want to give you all more opportunities to reach those goals and help me achieve my goals and dreams in the process of course!

These awesome folks below have already earned rewards through their exceptionally generous donations. I'll be keeping this chart updated regularly for the remainder of the campaign.

Reward TierRewardCurrent Supporters
A-Class Flare ($3)digital edition@nateaquila, @thebored1, @dreemsteem, @katharsisdrill
B-Class Flare ($10)digital & printed editions@drwatson, @jrej, @la-fumettista
C-Class Flare ($25)digital & printed editions; printed special thanksDavid E., Brad S. (@brickmanbrad), @cryplectibles, @lextenebris, @blewitt, @kommienezuspadt
M-Class Flare ($75)digital & printed editions; printed special thanks; original art hand drawn sketch cover variant@preparedwombat

If you are a backer on the list above and haven't already, please take a moment to send a message containing your username/donation name to the email - rewards@ithoughtitwouldbezombies.com

Your email will only be used as I reach out to provide and request information when it comes time to fulfill the campaign rewards.

Thanks for taking the time to check in on "I Thought It Would Be Zombies..." , I always appreciate it! If you've still got some free time be sure to peruse the campaigns for Ithaqa and Copper Coins ; two more amazing comic projects that are helping make Steem and Fundition a great hub for independent comic creators and artists!

Bryan "the Imp" Imhoff

This is an official Fundition campaign update post to help fund the publication of the independent comic "I Thought It Would Be Zombies..." meaning your votes alone can help you earn rewards like a free copy of the comic and more! For more information check out https://fundition.io/ and the prior update articles for "I Thought It Would Be Zombies..."!


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Julie is looking very good !. If you did more Foundation updates, I know that many would appreciate it to see what you have progressed and you can get more donations, but we also understand that you do not, because you are very busy in finishing your project and you put many hours of dedication.
Regards! Rest well.

I managed to make a small donation at last. Good luck and I hope you'll reach you're goal. You should consider kickstarter and things like that, maybe it will help you raise the money you need. I never used them so I don't know, but maybe it is worth your consideration.

Thanks so much! I have been considering some more conventional crowdfunding, but I don’t have much of a social media following elsewhere to leverage. IndieGoGo seems to have the best options for me, so that could develop over the next few weeks. We’ll see!

Cool. Good luck!

If you're interested in more marketing and exposure for your comic, BitTube's new social media platform will be open to the public in July. Right now it's in closed Beta but you can visit it as a guest and browse around and read what others are posting. Anything posted on there earns TUBEs for content creators and readers. Just visit https://bittubers.com/ and click on Guest access to browse the platform.

I’ll need to revisit BitTube a bit. I played around with the browser extension in the past but it never seemed to function properly and I abandoned it after a couple weeks. I’ll try again and browse the overall ecosystem a bit more.

Promotion is always the hardest part. Looks like you got a good piece of work there, maybe look towards other methods to help, like self publishing houses that print on demand. That could cut costs as well as online versions and teaser ads.

A better marketing push will surely be needed in the future! I’m avoiding the print on demand services in favor of doing a larger offset print run upfront. The difference in cost per unit is substantial. It’ll be a bigger upfront cost, but hopefully make the whole endeavor more sustainable for future issues. It’ll also allow me to distribute hundreds of copies for marketing and freelance job hunting!

Excellent! Looks like you got a solid plan in place, all you have to do now is execute. These things take time, but keep at it and It's sure to pay off. Good luck!

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Sup Dork?!? Enjoy the Upvote!!!