To give you a little background on why there are 3 covers I need to do a little explaining. So you might have heard that we ran a pre order to raise production costs to Interceptor #1. This is true, and it came on the heels of us failing our first kickstarter which was Interceptor #1 and #2. The failure kind of bummed me out, I mean who likes failing at anything right. So without thinking I quickly put up the same campaign here on the Unstoppable Comics website, put up some paypal links to it, and still only raised about half of what was needed for the 1st issue. Well guess what, I still didn’t know what I was doing, not with producing a comic book, but with how to raise the funds for it. It wasn’t until I took a step back, did I realize what I did wrong in the first place. I bit off more than I could chew, and was asking for way too much before I had established credibility in the comic book crowdfunding world.
Who knew that the comic book crowdfunding world, was different from the regular comic book world, I didn’t, but they are. Even though fans cross over there is a separation between the two, but that is a story for another update, let me get back to the covers. While the guys were hard at work on Interceptor #1, I ran 2 successful comic book kickstarter campaigns. For those of you that don’t know, those campaigns were Stormchasers #1: redux, and Unstoppable Origins #4. I learned a lot of lessons with those two and reflected on the lumps I took with the first Interceptor kickstarter. (ok, now I’ll talk about the covers).
So now I had the opportunity to run a kickstarter campaign for Interceptor again. The problem came from how to separate the pre order from the kickstarter, and the answer to this was the cover (Tadaa, lol). I wanted to make sure that the people who took part in the pre order felt like they had something special and unique, and that’s why they get that awesome piece from Russ Leach. The kickstarter cover comes from Max Dunbar, and I think it says a lot about Interceptor in just one look. Then we have the convention cover, whoa baby!! I know, I know it’s a sketch cover, but it’s our sketch cover. While I ‘d love for you guys to come see me at cons and just chew the fat about comics and stuff, I still need to cover expenses for being at the con, so that’s where the sketch cover comes in. You may have Interceptor #1 already, but you don’t have Interceptor with a cover of your choosing. You can either have it illustrated by the artist with us at that particular con, or you can search artist alley to find someone else. In either case it is just another way to get you involved in Unstoppable Comics.
Well that’s it for now, until the next update. Oh and if you are wondering, the first con we know of on the schedule for next year will be C2E2 in Chicago.