One of the things we promised to do, if we reached our Kickstarter goal, was to film us fainting at the news. (Don’t ask me why, but Kaja seemed to think it would be popular) Well, as anyone with a passing interest in these posts knows, we did indeed make our goal– in fact we made all of them, and so this weekend we had to film ourselves fainting. luckily, we secured the help of James Ernest, who is known primarily as the brains behind Cheapass Games (http://www.cheapass.com/), but who lately has discovered that he likes making moves. He took this rather idiotic idea, and made something pretty neat. Here it is (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/girlgenius/girl-genius-volume-12-printing-and-reprint-frenzy/posts). While he was here, he also filmed ‘Mr. Hyde Peels an Orange’, another Kickstarter obligation film, which went rather well, considering. We’re still cleaning spatters of fruit juice up off of the walls, floor and ceiling, and I’m going to have to get some dry-cleaning done, but a jolly time was had by all.
In other business, I have done some work for the local theater scene. A company called Pork Filled Productions, hired me to design the poster for their new steampunk play which will be on the boards this summer; The Clockwork Professor. At the moment they are running a Kickstarter of their own, in order to raise some extra cash so that they can make sets a little more elaborate than tin foil, cardboard and christmas lights. Well worth supporting, as I think that if you’re going to do Steampunk, it should look smartly turned out. Studio Foglio will certainly be there for opening night. (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1086790052/the-clockwork-professor?ref=live)
We are already beginning to gear up for the San Diego Comic-con. It’s our Big Show of the year, and the one that we wanted to get books printed in time for. Kaja is slated for a panel; The Witty Women of Steampunk, which she’s been a part of for the last two years.
I must say that I’ve noticed that I’ve been a lot more relaxed ever since the Kickstarter ended, and that we’ve both been getting a lot more work done. That was kind of the point of the whole thing, but I have to admit that I’m rather surprised that it actually worked. How odd.