Well, our kickstarter has only about a week left to go, so I’m getting on the track here and doing some promoting.
Or campaign is raising money to self-publish a 200 page art book, Thrilling Visions 2 – PANDEMONIUM BLVD., that covers all the neat, lost stuff that fell through the cracks here over the last 30 years. There’s unused flaming Carrot covers and drawings, all my weird FAR SIDE like cartoons, sketches, artwork, unpublished projects and even the first Flaming Carrot drawing ever. There’s also a lot of short little one and two page reminiscences, anecdotes, and ruminations on things like creativity, surrealism and art.
Sorry, no drones though.
Here’s a quick-link to our project on kickstarter.
Now the way kickstarter works is that we put up a project – offer incentives (or things you get when you pledge when you give money to the cause) – you pledge – and when the campaign is over, we send you all the great things that we put on the block and your credit card or account is billed but kickstarter and Amazon, who take 10% off the top.
This gives us a chance to sell a lot of cool, out of print, Flaming Carrot collectables for a good discount but still more than what we would get by going through distributors where we lose 60 or 70%.
So here’s a link to a video rendition of the The 18 oddest, wildest, most disturbing drawing from Bob Burden's new artbook, narrated by me!
The past, present and future of independent comics is now on display at http://flamingcarrot.com/ This is the template for how indie products will be advertized, promoted and sold from here on in. Up until now, non-mainstream artists and publishers were dependent on producers and distributors from outside their companies in order to get their projects out to the public. Not anymore. The power of social media plus the current availability of services that are already programmed (and are either free or inexpensively priced) are leading to an explosion of creativity for all the world to see!
And it all starts with Bob Burden, the visionary writer and artist best known for his quirky Flaming Carrot Comics. The title character first appeared in 1979 in a magazine published by the Atlanta Fantasy Fair entitled Visions #1. Described as an example of surrealism, Flaming Carrot Comics can be seen as a superhero comic book turned on its ear. Formerly published by Aardvark-Vanaheim, Renegade Press, Dark Horse Comics, and Image Comics and appearing, or making cameos in, comics published by Atomeka Press, Fantagraphics, and Mirage Studios, Burden is now the Chairman of the Board of a publishing company that is virtually self-sufficient.
With some clever wiring, the Bob Burden Comics online store at http://bobburdencomics.com/ started delivering digital products in December of 2012, but the store wasn’t officially open for business until January of 2013. However, this online commerce entity has been doing land-office business ever since! The mission of this venue is to display, sell and ship the best independent property ever with maximum clarity and speed. Additionally, the support feature, support@BobBurdenComics.comis monitored constantly to answer any questions.
So come onover,folks, click on our links and have a blast!