UPDATE: Unfortunately, we’re still holding at 64% funded with just 4 1/2 days left. If you cannot pledge, please help spread the word. Check out our current status and progress at Kicktraq.
As of this posting, the Hero Happy Hour: On The Rocks – Graphic Novel Kickstarter was 64% funded. 126 backers had pledged a total of $4,256 toward the funding goal of $6,600 to help finance the printing of a new Hero Happy Hour graphic novel. Thank you to the 126 folks that have supported or efforts. but, with six days (and counting) to go, another $2,344 is still needed for the campaign to succeed.
According to the Kicktraq Projection Cone, the Hero Happy Hour: On the Rocks – Graphic Novel Kickstarter is expected to raise $4,488 to $4,833. The Kicktraq Funding Trend is a little more generous with a trending estimation hitting $5,497. Either way, it’s predicted that the kickstarter campaign to bring Hero Happy Hour back to print.
While some nifty incentives are being offered in addition to the Hero Happy Hour: On The Rocks graphic novel. The focus of the Kickstarter campaign is the comic. A lot Kickstarter “armchair quarterbacks” have plenty of advice on how we could have done better with with more “high-end” or “big ticket” incentives. Or, a lower funding goal with additional stretch goals. But, the intention was to raise funds to produce a print-run of new Hero Happy Hour graphic novels. So, the intention was not to make it about the incentives. However, a big thank you goes out to artists J.K. Woodward and Darren M.A. Calvert to offering original art commissions as incentives. Perhaps, we should have gotten more talent to belly-up to the bar. As I type this post, there are still some limited incentives available:
- HAPPY HOUR SPECIAL: An early-bird deal offering the graphic novel itself at a lower price–only $15! (17 left of 50)
- Copy of the original Super Hero Happy Hour #1 comic book signed by the co-creators, plus the graphic novel and swag. (4 left of 10)
- Sketch of any Hero Happy Hour character of your choice by artist Chris Fason, plus graphic novel and swag. (17 left of 25)
- One-of-a-kind color sketch card commission by artist Darren M.A. Calvert, plus the graphic novel and swag. (2 left of 5)
Not to sound dramatic or foreboding, but… If the Hero Happy Hour: On The Rocks – Graphic Novel Kickstarter is not successful in reaching its funding goal there will be no new Hero Happy Hour comic printed or published. In fact, it will likely mean no more Hero Happy Hour — printed comics or webcomics. After nearly a dozen years the Hideout Bar & Grill, home of the happy hour for super heroes, will be shuttered. Thanks again to J.K. Woodward, Darren M.A. Calvert, and the 126 of you that have backed our project so far.
Save The Hideout Bar & Grill! Cheers.