Crowd Funding Watch: ‘Fearless Dawn’ Raises $15K from Fans of Pretty Girls and Gross Dinosaurs [Video]
Platforms like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo have given creators with projects than tend to skew a little more esoteric a way to raise money outside of getting published through traditional routes. Sometimes, however, the crowd sourced sites give the people what they want.
Case in point: Fearless Dawn: Jurassic Jungle Boogie Nights by Steven Mannion, an offering for art lovers that's filled with babes, dinosaurs, and violence to spare. We break down the latest inneration of the Fearless Dawn series into What It Is, How Much It'll Cost, What You Get, When You'll Get It, and Why You Should Care.
What It Is: A black and white, 32-page story of Steven Mannion's vivacious character Fearless Dawn and her friend Sidekick Betty in a tale full of rampaging, mind-controlled dinosaurs and Nazi soldiers like the villainous Helga Von Krause. Imagine if the movie Iron Sky was mixed with aspects of The Goon and set in The Savage Land.
How Much It'll Cost: $6,800, but that doesn't matter because Mannion has raised almost $15,000 as of this writing.
What You Get: The best bang for your buck is the $12 tier that gets you six digital issues, including the Jurassic Jungle Boogie Nights along with Bomb issues #1-4 and Fearless Dawn in Outer Space. Unfortunately, most of the higher-reward tiers have already sold out. But if you'd like a physical copy of the book, including some PDFs of past material, then you can pledge just three dollars more.
When You'll Get It: April 2013. Mannion has almost completed the book, so he should be on track to getting the relatively short issue out to backers on time.
Why You Should Care: Do you like dinosaurs, killin' Nazis, and beautiful artwork? If not, then don't purchase this book. If you answered, "Hell yeah!", well then I think you have your answer. Head on over to the Kickstarter page to get your copy today.