The Littlest Shoggoth Gets Animated (?)
We’re moving into the home stretch for the Kickstarter campaign. Only two weeks left, and The Littlest Shoggoth is nearing in on $7,500 in pledges … which is great!
At this rate we’re seeming closer and closer to certain that the stretch goals for color interior and a hardcover printing will be met. And yet, I have my eyes on a bigger prize. A SECRET stretch goal that I only talked about with close friends … that is, until today.
A little while ago, I posted a video update to the backers telling them about this no-longer-secret goal.
If the fund drive can raise $20,000, I will have a professional voice-actor record The Littlest Shoggoth, and I’ll use that as the basis for creating some kind of animated short film using the art from the book. The higher the pledges go beyond that, the higher the production value I’ll be able to put into the film.
Imagine, if you will … with a big enough budget we could get Bruce Campbell, or Clancy Brown, or William Shatner to be the narrator. I could hire a Flash animator, or a small animation studio to make my drawings come to life.
Now, those kinds of dreams will require significantly MORE than the base $20k, but they’re achievable. The key is to get more backers involved. And to do that, I really need the help of each and every one of you reading this.
As I said, there’s only two weeks left in the campaign. If each of you were to do a little promotion and post the link on your social media sights just once each week, we’d see a marked increase in new backers.
If half of you were to print out a few of the promotional fliers and politely ask your friendly local game store (or comic store, or sci-fi book store) to put them by the register, we’d spread the word even wider.
I’m not asking anyone to go crazy or make a pain in the butt of themselves. But I am asking if you’d each just do one small act of promotion … one little bit of helping to ensure that all the Cthulhu fans in your area know about this project.
If we can all do that, I think you’ll be surprised at how big the response turns out to be.