On Stretch Goals and Goose Buttons
So if you follow me on any social media, you probably already know that Volume 5 of the Toronto Comics Anthology Osgoode as Gold is currently on Kickstarter. The campaign video even includes a shout-out from co-editor Megan Purdy for the story I wrote, "The Goosefighter", which has art by Austen Payne:
|Cover by Irma Kniivila|
But today - TODAY - they announced the stretch goals. (If you're not familiar with crowdfunding campaigns, stretch goals are an extra incentive to raise above and beyond the original target.) So what are the stretch goals for the Osgoode as Gold campaign?
If they raise $16,000, the cover text gets a Raised UV Gloss upgrade.
If they raise $17,000, all backers who've pledged $5 or more will get all of the previous anthologies as PDFs.
If they raise $18,000, all physical backers will get an adorable bookmark set.
And if they raise $19,000, all physical backers will receive a set of six character buttons designed by artist Megan Kearney.
Characters from the stories in the book.
These six characters right here:
Bottom row, middle button. Do you see it? DO YOU SEE THE ANGRY GOOSE?
19K people. 19k is the magic number for goose buttons. I believe we can do it. Like that honking V flying overhead during migration, we can go the distance.
Check out the Osgoode as Gold campaign on Kickstarter