The whole reward thing went south on Top Web Comics. The first of the month rewards are stuck in there and I don’t have the time to figure out the problem. Still the first rewards are the best and your vote still really help the comic. I will figure out how to get the commentary in their next month.
As of right now the pay what you want fundraiser has netted $144. Not a lot of money but on par of what I get with a pay for wallpaper scheme. And more importantly this is just fun. It’s fun to get to share the images with everyone instead of demanding a ransom for them. I will keep on posting pinups and wallpapers as long as I make at least $100 back from them. When we get to spring and this eternal darkness of fall/winter is not drain the life out of me I might even try to do a few more flash games with this method.
One the other hand my free book/T-shirt giveaway has gone rather poorly… For the most part. I have gotten one person that very kindly offered a book exchange for the books. I got the first book today and it’s pretty good, or at least the first chapter is pretty good. But other than that the response to the offer of free book and T-shrits had been “meh, if we want free thing we’ll pay for them, thank you very much.” I don’t get it but the offer stand open to anyone who wants a free book or T-shirt.
By the way the book I got in exchange was :
So far, quite enjoyable.
The short of it.
I am asking for your donations to support the production of this comic. Bellow is a free pinup to encourage you to donate to the cause. It costs me about $700 a month to run this comic and I only recoup about $100 in various revenues. Your donations will really help.
So a month ago we did a fundraiser for erwins wedding. We had two reward images one that you only got if you donated and one you got for fee with a request for donation. Paradoxically the reward image that was free raised 3 times the amount that of the pay image.
“Ah!” I said, “what a discovery. Giving the image away for free instead of making it contingent on donations increase over all donations.”
To which the reply was; “Not so fast. The free image was posted closer to the deadline, and included the title character. I fear you data may be deeply flaw.”
So clearly we need further tests:
As I have said Blade Bunny is a labor of love. It has always operated at a loss. It use to be Exiern would support its operation but when I cut my ties to that comic I was not willing to let Bunny die. So I am asking for you help. Any little bit really helps the comic.
Here is the button to donate:
And here is the free pinup to encourage you to do so:
Here’s the thing. I am done with cons. I am done sitting in a warehouse behind a rusty card table, that held together by the deposits of gum stuck on it’s underside, trying to convince people to look at my comics. There is no joy in it and more importantly there is not profit. Blade Bunny just doesn’t have the readership to make cons sales worth while sales wise.
I may still show up at a con if they invite me to speak but even on that front I am finding I have less and less to say. The world of the web having shifted quite dramatically since I started making comics. I am going stop soliciting to be invited at conventions as a speaking guest. The only way I will end up going to a con is if they want me and contact me. Otherwise I am out.
And why the heck should you care about this? Well because I have got some extra merchandise sitting around that I wont be using and I figure might as well give it you guys instead of letting it collect dust in my basement.
So here’s the deal. You write me an email telling me the merch you want and what you are willing to do for it. The most amusing offers will get the merchandise requested. Ideally it should be something I can post online to share with every one else.
Important Disclaimer: I will not accept any actions that are illegal, immoral, or will cause permanent injury to body or mind. In short do something fun not something crazy.
If you are interested drop me a line at:
Subject: Merch Request
And tell me:
- What you want.
- What you will do for it
- Shipping address
The merch I have is:
- 8 Blade Bunny book 1′s
- 8 Blade Bunny Book 2′s
- 10 black “The ninja wears the shadows, not underwear” T-shirt sizes small to xl
- 10 min cds with 6 theme songs and commentaries to the books
- about 30 buttons from my Exiern days featuring Tiffany, Faden and Peonie.
It’s the first of the month again and I am going to beg you for your votes. This month your rewards are the Coven-Ants and Kyoto theme song. This votes on the first couple of days is so important for the success of the comic so please please please vote. Thanks:
And here is a preview of what you will get: