To be honest up front, this is not a post I’d hoped to have to write. When this campaign first launched, I’d hoped that we’d meet our goal. I even had dreams that we might exceed it and get to some of those stretches. Even down to the last days, I’d hoped there’d be a late surge in pledging, that word-of-mouth would finally get around, that perhaps a few very generous people with deep pockets would take an interest in this project.
Alas, that did not happen. AngelDemon has not successfully funded. I’ve had a few theories why, and had some floated to me. Maybe it was a bad time of year to launch a Kickstarter campaign. Maybe I just couldn’t get my message out to get as many (or the right) eyeballs on the project as were needed. Maybe I’m just offering a product that not enough people want (I hope it’s not that, but that is a real possibility).
So, AngelDemon will not be going into production right now. It is still my every hope to get it made somehow, and to do so sooner rather than later. But without the funding this campaign would have provided, I don’t know exactly when that’s going to be, or how I’m going to make it happen. But I feel I’ve already put too much effort into laying the foundation for this book to simply abandon it. It’s a story I still believe in, and one that I believe there is an audience for. San Espina is a great collaborator, so when this book finally does happen, I very much look forward to working with him again.
I would be remiss if I did not thank all of the people who tried so hard to make this project a success. Thank you to everyone who did pledge. Thank you to everyone who wanted to but couldn’t, for whatever reason. Thank you to everyone who liked, favorite, shared, and retweeted the many messages about this campaign. Thank you especially to Eric and Brooke Shelley, whose generosity made the finished line art seen on the campaign page possible. I promise that won’t be going to waste.
As I said, I fully intend that AngelDemon will eventually see the light of day as a finished book, and when that day comes, I know you’ll all be there to share in that joy with me. I’ll be doing my best to keep updates coming through my Twitter account (@HeroJamesLynch), our Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/304179068342/), our official website (herouniversecomics.com), and of course right here. It will definitely be slow going at first, but I hope you’ll all stick around to offer the same invaluable support that you already have.