A Huge "Thank You!" to all of you who have supported the festival so far! We have reached $4451with 15 days still to go towards our goal of $10,000.
A special bonus - Tom Richmond of MAD magazine is offering signed original pages from MAD parodies to 5 lucky backers who pledge at the $400 level. First come, first served - when they're gone, they're gone!
Head on over and pledge today!!! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/732284070/kenosha-festival-of-cartooning
Here's a copy of the video to get you fired up and into the donating spirit:
Kenosha Festival of Cartooning Kickstarter from Tom Racine on Vimeo.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
As of 7:00 am today (CST) the Kenosha Festival of Cartooning project is live on Kickstarter!
If you're a friend of the festival, or would like to be, head on over there and make a donation!
We have terrific rewards for donations as low as $10 and, as last year, some original art at the higher donation levels.
We also have what I am going to immodestly call an AWESOME video, written by moi and animated by the eminently talented Tom Racine.
Thanks again Tom!
Posted by Anne Hambrock at 5:42 AM
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Saturday, April 14, 2012
I love doing this festival! I love organizing the events and interacting with the cartoonists.
I'm even the sort of person who doesn't mind all the little nit picky things that have to be taken care of like getting folks to and from the airport and serving meals to the guests and setting up exhibits.....
The list goes on and on.
But the really hard part of the festival is getting the funding. Last year I was working on fundraising right up until two days before the first event.
And that's the stuff that keeps you up at night.
So, this year, I'm trying something a little different and, I hope, much more fun.
This year the majority of the fundraising will be on Kickstarter. I will still have to beat the bushes in Kenosha for about 30% of my total festival budget, but the lion's share of the work will be the Kickstarter drive.
I love the concept of Kickstarter. I don't know who thought of it but people in creative fields have always struggled to fund their dreams. When you are also struggling to stay in touch with your creativity, the dual role can really sap your creativity.
I first found out about Kickstarter a couple of years ago when one of my friends sent me a link to Tony Murphy's "Coffee Talk" project. (My Kickstarter profile doesn't list me as a backer of this because I did it jointly with my husband).
And, more recently, I backed Keith Knight's project "I Was a Teenage Michael Jackson Impersonator".
I speak from experience - you really get this great feeling when you get those emails saying you're a backer. It is so cool to help fund other creative people and their dreams.
So keep watching this space - I hope to launch the drive within the next 10 days.
(Especially watch out for the great video Tom Racine did for me to go with the project!!!!!)
Oh, and I have added a button up in the nav bar called "Behind The Festival" for any of you who are interested in how I decided to do this event in the first place.
Posted by Anne Hambrock at 3:10 PM