Come visit us at table 149!
Hello friends, ICECUBES will be at Space City Con in Houston, this weekend July 24-26 at NRG Stadium!
Come one come all and get your new ICECUBES comic book “THE i’S HAVE IT!”. You can also get the new ICECUBES poster too!
I will gladly autograph your swag. There will be select original ICECUBES comic strips to purchase as well as ICECUBES commissions. I hope to see you there, it should be ‘out of this world!’
Paris, the kid in the picture, got an autographed copy of “THE i’S HAVE IT!” and a hand drawn sketch card featuring Peckinpaw. But that’s just part of the story. Paris is in the hospital waiting for a transplant.
Steve Barr, who is a cartoonist also, is the one who made the pledge on Kickstarter for a copy of the new ICECUBES comic book. I had no idea at the time, but it turns out that Steve Barr runs a really neat cartooning program for pediatric patients at hospitals. He gives kids free cartooning classes, art supplies and copies of his own great cartoon books. Little did I know that he was buying the ICECUBES book for Paris. In fact the way this Kickstarter was shaping up, I wasn’t even sure the book was going to get funded at all.
When I launched the Kickstarter last May I worked hard to make the project videos good and was really proud of the book and the poster, but I didn’t know what the response would be. I was hoping for a run away hit of course, but after the first week it looked like the whole thing was falling apart.
At that point I started feeling very sorry for myself. I was also a bit angry. I even wrote a concession speech, trying to explain why we had failed and what a shame it was to not get this book published. But in the middle of the night, I read an anonymous tweet that said something like:
‘Losers look for ways to deal with their feelings, winners look for ways to fix whats broken.’
Right then and there I decided I would at least do everything I knew to try to get the book funded so that in the end whether it made it or not I could feel good about myself. And so I started a media blitz. I am sure you all got the emails and updates! Some even unsubscribed, but not many. If you look at the graph, things started drastically turning around close to the end. In fact, we went from 40% to fully funded in three days! It was a wild ride.
On the last day, with two hours left to the Kickstarter, we still were not 100% funded but I needed to go to a meeting and couldn’t stay and watch the finale. When I got home that night my wife told me we had made it! The book was 100% funded! And the very last pledge came from Steve Barr!!
The great thing is that I had promised an original drawing to whomever had the pledge that put us over the top. Steve had no idea. So Steve got the special prize and it couldn’t have gone to a better person. Isn’t that a great story?
Thanks so much for being fans and letting ICECUBES be a part of other people’s lives.
Hi folks, I’m sure you have been missing getting new strips lately. That was because I have been really busy putting together a new book, running a Kickstarter, making a bunch of videos, getting the book printed, getting the poster printed, drawing 48 sketch cards by hand and shipping all the packages…*phew*
So in the meantime to loosen up my hand a bit I made this special ICECUBES strip! I hope you like it!
ps: All the books have shipped! Thank you again so much. If you want to get a copy of the new ICECUBES comic book “THE i’S HAVE IT!” you can order one here: www.chateaubooks.com
pps: I’ll be sharing a table at Space City Con next month. Come say hi!
Hey folks! Over the weekend I announced that everyone who pledged for the new ICECUBES book on Kickstarter will get an original hand drawn sketch card, regardless of their pledge level. Since 48 ICECUBES friends pledged that means I will be drawing 48 cards and that’s where the fun begins!
Recently, for my birthday my wife gave me a special ‘Pinocle’ 48 card deck as a way to remember this classic ICECUBES comic strip:
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Well, it struck me that since I am going to draw 48 sketch cards and my new ‘Pinocle’ deck has 48 cards, I am going to make an ICECUBES 48 card ‘Pinocle’ deck!
Every fan who pledged on Kickstarter will get an original card from the deck! Just think, you can compare cards and maybe even trade them. Maybe one day I’ll get the deck printed too!
Just another way for me to say thanks for all your great support!
All the supplies have finally arrived! The new books, the posters and the sketch cards are all here. That means that the packages can start going out in the mail right away!
I’ve decided that since everyone was so supportive and instrumental in getting this book funded that I will make a sketch card for each and every backer – all 48 of you! I promise to draw the sketch cards as speedily and ‘cool’ as I can.
Thank you all so much for making this such a great success!
You guys are amazing! “THE i’S HAVE IT!” is being readied as I type this and the new poster has been ordered. Everything should be in the mail within two weeks. I wish I could walk over and hand each and every one of you a book personally. I am so happy we did this even though it seemed for awhile that it might not happen. Thank you so much! You did it!
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