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Monday, January 22, 2018

The revolution will be in color


Thanks, everyone. Once more, you are exceeding expectations. And dramatically so. People in the comics industry are astonished by this.

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Anonymous E Deploribus Unum January 22, 2018 4:35 PM  

This is going to look amazing.

Anonymous Reenay January 22, 2018 4:36 PM  

But wait! There's more! I haven't pledged yet, but will shortly.

Anonymous E Deploribus Unum January 22, 2018 4:38 PM  

I think it should read "WILL CALIGAN'S COLOR COMIC". Just sayin'.

Blogger pyrrhus January 22, 2018 4:43 PM  

Awesome, I was always hoping the hard cover would be in color...

Blogger David The Good January 22, 2018 4:48 PM  

Holy moly!

Anonymous E Deploribus Unum January 22, 2018 4:50 PM  

What I really, REALLY want to know is what Ethan Van Sciver thinks about this ...

Blogger bob kek mando January 22, 2018 4:50 PM  

of course, you realize that this means that there's no market for comics and that Americans are just going to have to get used to declining sales in that market sector, as the New Normal.

Blogger Ingot9455 January 22, 2018 4:51 PM  

I believe someone somewhere said something about 'building a better mousetrap.'

Although in this case it's more about rediscovering the lost mousetrap art.

Blogger Dave W. January 22, 2018 4:57 PM  

Exxxxxxxcellent, Smithers!

Blogger The Overgrown Hobbit January 22, 2018 5:14 PM  

Okay - since you've got colour I swap my vote SKS!

Blogger D.J. January 22, 2018 5:19 PM  

People in the comics industry are astonished by this.

Why? Do they really not comprehend how much they have angered folks? That there are many who will do this to help out a fellow in need, and others who will do it in order to attack back?

And did they really think this wouldn't succeed after Alt-Hero?

Blogger Silly but True January 22, 2018 5:19 PM  

Had this on my to-do list and apparently needed a reminder; backed.

Anonymous E Deploribus Unum January 22, 2018 5:20 PM  

Van Sciver interviewing Jon Malin, Cable artist who's being SJW-swarmed:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6cmYaviWJA

Sounds like a potential Arkhaven artist to me. Bucketloads of character.

Blogger tuberman January 22, 2018 5:20 PM  

Short notice, so lots more people to come in on this including me. Just need to decide for what level $25 to $100. I will certainly want to read them, see them. I'll decide in the next two days.

Figured it would do well, but better than I thought so far.

Blogger Cetera January 22, 2018 5:25 PM  

D.J. wrote:People in the comics industry are astonished by this.

Why? Do they really not comprehend how much they have angered folks? That there are many who will do this to help out a fellow in need, and others who will do it in order to attack back?

And did they really think this wouldn't succeed after Alt-Hero?


Yes. They've attempt to spit on and slap and shit on us enough that we're leaping at chances to put a finger in their eye, even if it means buying, and continuing to buy, products that we value because they are putting a finger in their eye.

And I'm happy to support good story telling. I want to read good story telling. I'm willing to follow it wherever it goes, even if it is in a medium I'm not historically a fan of.

Stick it to 'em! Keep swinging! I'd rather buy Alt-Hero comics than go see SW Ep 8, or 9.

Anonymous DeeJay January 22, 2018 5:30 PM  

Man. Just read that smug, sanctimonious statement Short Fuse put out, and a red haze covered all my vision. It's great to see all this support for the Caligan, but surely there must be some way to make THEM hurt/pay as well.

Anonymous E Deploribus Unum January 22, 2018 5:33 PM  

A huge round of congratulations to everyone who has contributed today. This is marvelous! There's something happening here that can't be contained, and Vox and the gang at Arkhaven deserve bucketloads of credit for stepping up. I suspect Will Caligan is sharpening his pencils ...

Blogger Were-Puppy January 22, 2018 5:38 PM  

@6 E Deploribus Unum
What I really, REALLY want to know is what Ethan Van Sciver thinks about this ...
---

He thinks it's a twap and VD is Charles Manson.

Anonymous No_Way_Jose January 22, 2018 5:44 PM  

D.J. wrote:Do they really not comprehend how much they have angered folks?
No, they do not. It is impossible for them to think that someone, somewhere doesn't like them. They couldn't get it through their obtuse little brains, for example, that some people would rather elect an accused pedophile than a Democrat.

Anonymous A Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents January 22, 2018 5:47 PM  

People in the comics industry are astonished by this.


This is just getting started.

Got a local comix store? Get some Arkhaven T's and hand a couple or three out to the counter help. Be cool, "Eh, something new I found, thought you guys would dig it". Prepare the ground. Seeds will be along soon.

Blogger Cetera January 22, 2018 5:49 PM  

DeeJay wrote:Man. Just read that smug, sanctimonious statement Short Fuse put out, and a red haze covered all my vision. It's great to see all this support for the Caligan, but surely there must be some way to make THEM hurt/pay as well.

Is it only on FB? I couldn't find it, and I'm not about to create an FB account for it.

Blogger Dave January 22, 2018 5:53 PM  

That Alt★Hero cover is amazing. Can we get it in more than 198x300?

I jumped in earlier at the Iron Star level because I couldn't decide between Bronze or Silver Star. Will the signed hardcover edition also include the author of the book the comic is based on?

Blogger maniacprovost January 22, 2018 5:58 PM  

I'd rather elect a convicted pedophile than a Democrat. The biggest difference between the two is that one of them screws unborn children.

Part of the reason manga outperforms comics is that Japanese kids have more cash.

I'm not sure I want to tie those thoughts together but I'll try:

I noticed that graphic novels are actually increasing in popularity among children, but they're sold by Scholastic through their school scam.
So the alternative channel definitely works.

For adults, they just need to be on Amazon.

But I commend Vox's goal of reaching the manchild market that Diamond monopolizes.

Blogger #7139 January 22, 2018 6:00 PM  

Thanks, everyone. Once more, you are exceeding expectations. And dramatically so. People in the comics industry are astonished by this.

It sure is great to exceed other people’s expectations.

Blogger #7139 January 22, 2018 6:04 PM  

It is great to exceed other people’s expectations.

Anonymous No_Way_Jose January 22, 2018 6:08 PM  

Cetera wrote:DeeJay wrote:Man. Just read that smug, sanctimonious statement Short Fuse put out, and a red haze covered all my vision. It's great to see all this support for the Caligan, but surely there must be some way to make THEM hurt/pay as well.

Is it only on FB? I couldn't find it, and I'm not about to create an FB account for it.


See this post from earlier today: http://voxday.blogspot.com/2018/01/will-caligans-comic.html

Blogger SouthRon January 22, 2018 6:08 PM  

Not to hyper-spiritualize, but I see God's hand all over what's happening around Will. Stuck in a job where things are bad, you get kicked to the curb by your boss for no good reason, and then God turns around and provides something better in a way you never expected.

I wonder if will ever thought he'd be working with Chuck Dixon?

@Paradigm Love the idea. I'm in for at least two shirts.

Anonymous Avalanche January 22, 2018 6:13 PM  

@15 "but surely there must be some way to make THEM hurt/pay as well."

"Vengeance is MINE" saith the Lord.

That means He gets to pay it; not necessary those of us who feel hurt or outraged or supportive.

Take comfort that they WILL get "paid back" -- but we may not (get to) be around to see it. Not NEARLY as much vindictive fun as actually WATCHING them get their comeuppance; but at least we know they WILL get it!

Blogger VD January 22, 2018 6:30 PM  

That Alt★Hero cover is amazing. Can we get it in more than 198x300?

Eventually. It needs better titling and so forth. But we have reason to anticipate that all our AH and Avalon covers will be of similar or better quality

Anonymous TheTruthIsAlwaysUnacceptable January 22, 2018 6:36 PM  

Now we have to get it to $25,000 to get the second book.

Blogger Bellguard January 22, 2018 6:37 PM  

Good. Progress.

Anonymous BBGKB January 22, 2018 6:56 PM  

No, they do not. It is impossible for them to think that someone, somewhere doesn't like them.

They think a judge can force someone to like them

Anonymous A Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents January 22, 2018 7:11 PM  

@29 BBGKB

They think a judge can force someone to like them


Memeable.

"The only way I can get anyone to like me is with a court order" on pic of Pussyhat girl.

Although the other day there were a lot of blaze orange toques. Plus tea candles.

Anonymous trev006 January 22, 2018 8:02 PM  

If this keeps up, the Minnesota Vikings are gonna want a Freestartr.

Blogger Dave January 22, 2018 8:12 PM  

$20,360.00
304 Backers

Over 81.4% progress towards Book Two Stretch goal.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash January 22, 2018 8:23 PM  

A Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents wrote:"The only way I can get anyone to like me is with a court order" on pic of Pussyhat girl.


"You say you don't like me and want to avoid me? We'll see what the COURT says about that!"

Anonymous Godfrey January 22, 2018 8:29 PM  

The Alt-Hero cover is really well done. It enticingly tells a story without a single word. That's old school.

Blogger Dave January 22, 2018 8:46 PM  

$21,175.00
319 backers

Blogger SirHamster January 22, 2018 8:51 PM  

Dave wrote:$20,360.00

304 Backers

Over 81.4% progress towards Book Two Stretch goal.


I'm guessing that we will have bonus rewards to get the second book's deadtree versions?

$35K should be pretty doable.

Blogger VD January 22, 2018 8:58 PM  

I'm guessing that we will have bonus rewards to get the second book's deadtree versions?

Once the $25k level is reached, we'll add the bonus rewards. However, as we did with Alt-Hero, all digital editions stack. If you backed for a paperback or a hardcover, you'll get the new digital editions regardless.

Anonymous VFM #3606 January 22, 2018 9:02 PM  

I am Will Caligan!

Anonymous Kat January 22, 2018 9:54 PM  

By the way - it took short fuse a month raise a 1/3 of what Arkhaven and Will Caligan have raised in less than 24hrs.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shortfusemedia/vigilance-comic-book-series-relaunch

Blogger James Dixon January 22, 2018 10:01 PM  

> Sounds like a potential Arkhaven artist to me. Bucketloads of character.

Arkhaven won't be able to hire everyone, even everyone deserving. Of course, that's why they're offering a second imprint for independent comics. Once Alt*Hero is an obvious success, watch a lot of people make the jump.

Anonymous Man of the Atom January 22, 2018 10:08 PM  

Wow! $22K in just over 12 hours.

This looks like a $50K+ campaign.

Anonymous The Observer January 22, 2018 10:23 PM  

So, apparently the sodomites and autogynophiles have launched a counter-fund to Will Caligan's fund.

It has $100.

https://twitter.com/POTUSThump/status/955619613584355329

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DUMK9_FUQAAmgBx.jpg

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DUMbIT9XUAAhwH0.jpg

Anonymous Jo January 22, 2018 10:26 PM  

I can't contribute, but if I could I surely would.

Congratulations on how well this is doing, and bless. For all the terrible stones I see thrown at this crowd, I see something like this happening and find myself reminded that there's hope in the trenches.

Blogger Forge the Sky January 22, 2018 11:05 PM  

Few more of these and there'll be a mass defect.

Anonymous JAG January 22, 2018 11:21 PM  

The SJW Comics industry is feeling a great disturbance in the Force right about now. It's as if millions of SJW totalitarian dreams were suddenly crushed.

Blogger Dave January 23, 2018 12:52 AM  

$23,060.00
354 backers

Blogger Dire Badger January 23, 2018 2:22 AM  

I just read "Ctrl-alt-revolt"

Holy carp! that should be a movie. It is way better than anything I have read coming out of TOR in decades, and even edges out most of Baen's offerings.

The Starfleet battle, especially, was written in a way I could almost SEE the action.

Sometimes being too imaginative is a bad thing, like when someone says "Two Cannibal midgets playing in a fat dude's ribcage." but sometimes, when you read a book like that, it's amazing.

Blogger Ingot9455 January 23, 2018 2:29 AM  

I am minded of something I read in a Mark Evanier interview. They discussed the vast range of work that he's done when discussing the business in general and he came around to the point that invariably, when he had a stake in the outcome, that's when he did his best work. He did plenty of work-for-hire and plenty of it was good, but the really great stuff he had a stake in, however small.

Just another really great thing about the Will Caligan setup.

Blogger Akulkis January 23, 2018 3:45 AM  

@E Deloribus Unum

Ethan Van Scriver is convinced that Trump is gonna have to drop out of the primaries any day now.

Blogger Akulkis January 23, 2018 3:50 AM  

@maniacprovost

Can you lay out the Scholastic books school scam? I'm unfamiliar with the scamminess part and quite interested in knowing about this.

Blogger James Dixon January 23, 2018 4:56 AM  

> For all the terrible stones I see thrown at this crowd, I see something like this happening and find myself reminded that there's hope in the trenches.

Jo, if we weren't a threat to them, they wouldn't be throwing stones.

Anonymous Man of the Atom January 23, 2018 6:22 AM  

$24K within 24 hours is about to happen. Looking mighty fine!

Anonymous vfm 0202 January 23, 2018 6:31 AM  

"Vengeance is MINE" saith the Lord.."

Hijinx, civilization ensue. Would read again.

Anonymous vfm 0202 January 23, 2018 6:36 AM  

@15 Deejay

Red haze gets you killed. But the rampart of dead enemies is cool.

Blogger Anchorman January 23, 2018 7:36 AM  

Can't get the page to load. I'll have to wait until I'm home.

Blogger Ned January 23, 2018 9:04 AM  

Perhaps the comic industry is astonished because people who haven't been interested in comics for decades (like me) are donating. The current SJW audience probably can't afford the comics they are killing.

Blogger Revelation Means Hope January 26, 2018 1:45 AM  

Please adapt one of Nick Cole's books. I've read all his stuff except Soda Pop Soldier, and I'm reading that one at the moment.
Old Man of the Wasteland wouldn't work, but much of his other stuff would be great.

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