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Final few days for #Pintopia!

I’m excited to remind folks that we are in the LAST FEW DAYS of the Pintopia campaign!

Most of the pledge tiers are for various numbers of pins, as you might expect.

But I’ve ALSO just added a new tier called PLEDGE MANAGER ONLY:

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The best deals on groups of pins can be found in the regular pledge tiers (where every additional pin is cheaper than the last, as volume pricing does its magic).

But, if you’d prefer to peruse everything later and/or make à la carte selections, you can now opt in to the Pledge Manager tier for just $2.

This will give you access to the pledge manager after the campaign (with $2 credit already on board, natch), where you can then build your own reward of individual items, including:

  • Pins – of course!
  • Stickers – individually OR in sets
  • Wondermark greeting cards

But also, a few extra things will show up in the pledge manager as well:

  • Wondermark books and prints
  • Stickers of each of the NEW pin designs
  • T-shirts! I’ll be using this post-campaign order period to determine the long-term interest in making shirts of the new designs… So an initial, limited number will be made available.

If you haven’t joined the campaign yet, you have until APRIL 18, 1PM to pledge at any level, and gain access to these items! Here is a colorful button to click:

[ Pintopia! Through APRIL 18 ]

When you’re bright, be loud.

Today’s comic revisits another of the heroes from my #Pintopia campaign! This time, it’s that famous satellite of the planet on which most of us live – Luna, the Moon.

We first heard from this celestial character in the classic comic #302.

I have also gone back through the archives and added the new tag #astronomy to past comics involving our various friends in the heavens.

In doing so, I realized there are also quite a few comics featuring the moon in a supporting role, in the context of werewolfery — but that is another topic altogether.

I will let you know when I have completed the assignment of a #lycanthropy tag.

Meanwhile, the loud round one is also the subject of a brand new pin design, once again part of…

#Pintopia!

Once again I am including this picture of my brand-new pin designs!

You can read more about all different my pin designs over on the campaign page.

Time Enough at Last

In honor of my #Pintopia campaign, I thought it was time to visit these dodo friends again, since they are the subject of one of the pins!

They originated in comic #729 (with a brief cameo in #730 as well).

For each of my book collections, I have colored a handful of strips to make them special for the book. Occasionally I have then run the colorful versions later on the site, but I never reposted this one, until now!

I’ve shared it online a bunch this week – such as on Reddit – and I’m pleased to say that, despite being 13 years old, it still hits.

I rounded up some of my favorite comments and reactions here.

Our dodo friend is also the subject of a brand new pin design, which is available now as part of…

#Pintopia!

As I mentioned last week, I am launching ten brand-new pin designs!

It’s a crowdfunding campaign that is live RIGHT NOW through APRIL 18. You can get:

  • Any (or all!) of the nine new pins above;
  • Any (or all!) of my existing pin designs:

(which are also already available individually in my store)

Peter’s offering 25 (!!!) different tabletop-RPG-themed pins, celebrating his 25 years playing D&D.

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You can read more about all different my pin designs over on the campaign page.

AND…if you’ve backed any of my Kickstarter campaigns before (and you use the same BackerKit account for this project), you will automatically get a free sticker set added to your order. A computer will figure this out!!

Launch Livestream

Peter hosted a livestream on our launch day, and I joined him for the first hour or so. We discussed my work, his work, the travails of both, and all kinds of interesting topics.

You can watch us here! Should you want to!!

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Pintopia campaign launches THURSDAY Mar 28! Livestream & early backer bonuses…

Here you can see the 10 brand-new pin designs I’m offering in my Pintopia crowdfunding campaign, which launches THURSDAY, MARCH 28!

Here are a few things I’d like to highlight:

Before & after the launch time (which is 10AM Pacific time on Thursday), I’ll be livestreaming with my Pin Partner™ Peter™ over on his campaign page:

What will we be talking about? Maybe pins??

I imagine the topic will come up!!

What is “Pintopia,” anyway?

Wait, what is this whole project about? The sponsoring organization (BackerKit) describes it this way:

🎉 Welcome to Pintopia — a celebration of creativity and collaboration from a diverse group of artists collectively running enamel pin crowdfunding projects from March 28th April 18th.

The more Pintopia pins you back, the more FREE pins you can earn ✨ 

⚔️ 2 FREE Cross Collaborative Pins if you back both pins from a cross collab project pair

💯 1 FREE Full-Color Pintopia 2024 Pin once ALL projects are 100% funded 

🏆 1 FREE Gold Pintopia 2024 Pin if you back 5 projects or more

So, in other words, it’s a ton of different artists – over 125 of us! – all launching collections of enamel pins, all at the same time.

The variety is really stunning to see! There’s a ton to look at.

BackerKit is really pushing the cross-promotion angle, so I hope it works out for us all!

Early bird bonus gifts

One of BackerKit’s features is to automatically assign bonus gifts to certain backers.

For example, I have it set so all backers (at any level) in the first 48 hours will get a free postcard set added to their order!

Returning backers (anyone who’s participated in one of my crowdfunding campaigns before, such as on Kickstarter) will get ANOTHER bonus gift, a free Wondermark sticker set!

This is all tracked in the backend if you have a BackerKit account.

The old pins are showin’ up too

My existing pin designs are available anytime from my online store. But, sometimes a campaign like this will nudge someone off the fence into participating!

So, all of my existing designs will ALSO be available, as add-ons to any order of the new pins.

The campaign runs from THURSDAY MARCH 28 through APRIL 18!

After April 18th, I’m sending the pins to print, and then I’ll be doing a bunch of shipping (hopefully)!!

Please check out the campaign or tune into the livestream if you can!!

I’ll leave you with the “flair board” that shows one design from each participating creator:

“Everything is Exhausting” bag now available!

My friends at TopatoCo (who make my T-shirts and lots of other fine things) are making an “Everything is Exhausting” bag!

This slogan is one of my faux-warning-labels, which have proved to be very popular as stickers.

There’s a wee li’l preorder running right now where you can claim one of the new bags:

[ Lemme see that bag ]

It’s a smallish bag about the size of an iPad, with some hidden pockets and other cool stuff. They call it a “Tech Bag,” which sounds very futuristic.

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You can also bundle the bag (optionally) with an enamel pin of the same design!

Or, I do already make this design as a pin and a sticker that are available by themselves (no bag necessary).

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[ Here’s that bag link a second time ]

Note: If you are an enamel pin fan, do stay tuned for another big announcement later this month. (Tease tease!)


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