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ButtercupSaiyan

Angry Viking Press now on Kickstarter, please support if you can

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/6076321/angry-viking-press-going-forward-with-great-new-pu

Jason Canty of Angry Viking Press has gone live with their Kickstarter to organize a team to get comics and projects drawn. A lot of great artists are going to be a part of it, including me.

Every little bit helps, even if you're only throwing a dollar at it, there's a lot of incentives and bonuses offered so please consider checking it out.
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Added: 6 years, 2 months ago
 
JasonCanty01
6 years, 2 months ago
yay thanks :D
DarkestCatSoul
6 years, 2 months ago
Looks very cool!
Aogami
6 years, 2 months ago
Wow THIS is a blast from the past. I did some collaboration with these guys YEARS ago when they were first starting up. I see they're still not paying anybody even after six years though rofl
ButtercupSaiyan
6 years, 2 months ago
Oh, really? Yeah, I don't think I'm getting paid for that one either, I'm just participating in the Robot book but on the other hand, if it doesn't get done, there's no repercussions either. But Kickstarters are for the purpose of paying everybody and I'm pretty sure that's what the money is for.

I know with the game development between me and Alex for the newt game, I can try to put in the time, but I'm still spending large chunks of the day on commissions or looking for new jobs and I'll still be forced to move in a month if I don't get a new job by the 30th.

If I bring someone else on that team, there's 0 way for me to pay them any big amount for their work and I hate that.

Kickstarters take that unpaid period where you might lose everything in your home just to make 1 thing you love and they make it safer for you to do so.
Aogami
6 years, 2 months ago
That's true. Things like this are always a gamble. I've yet to find one that produced results though. Most of them are an enormous waste of time and energy, pioneered by at best incompetent mouth-breathers and at worse malevolent asshats trying to get you to do free work. I'm sure there are legit programs out there and I have no idea whether AVP is one of them because when I was in contact with them they just had zero direction, and I was looking for something more stable and better managed. Has AVP actually printed and sold anything yet? I'd be interested to see their financials and how well they're doing since they're taking donations and all that. A friend of mine was going to get published by a company that went bankrupt in the middle of the process because they had no idea what kind of tax laws were involved with being a non-profit.

On the other hand AVP has been around quite a long time, and of all the groups and programs of this sort I've run across it seems like one of the more legit ones that actually could accomplish something. I hope it pans out for you :)
JasonCanty01
6 years, 2 months ago
Hi you did work for us?  I'm Jason Canty the guy that sort of runs it. I've been following you for a bit on Inkbunny, but I don't recall doing work whit you in the past (in fact I was going to contact you for afew personal commissions ^^). Theirs been afew artists I personally know and reached out to, to do comic work with however. Did you talk to one of our artists at a con or some one via email.  As for Zero Direction, yes I can attest that at our start it was more challenging then I would have liked (especially with 3 other managers having heir own ideas about how to do things) And Yep we've printed alot, its just running this on my own (financially that is) I've been trying every trick to get us into Diamond previews for National Distribution, we now have it, and are growing but unfortunately that growth is financially hard (close to impossible due to my own living and health situation) for me to do on my own (despite apparently having 3 other managers who should be helping out... but that's another story). But yes if you go to our site: http://www.angryvikingpress.com/, http://avpressstaff.dot5hosting.com/goods.html, http://www.contentparadise.com/searchimageviewdetail.a...
I've personally funded alot of projects over the past 6 years and we just picked up Akasaka, the artist of the Manga Adaption to the Blue Gender anime who will be working on 2 original stories written by my self. ^^

And afew other projects in the works as well as some licensed properties from the 80's I'm getting (which would be even easier to get if this kickstarter goes well :D But yes the key resin why I have this kickstarter going is growth is hard to keep
funding on ones own when your basically a poor kid on the street ;) And its kept going basicly because I wanted to keep my promise to these guys.. To get AVP FINALLY into Diamond and national Distribution. Well that goal has come now lol to find ways to fund it (that and get an action figure or two made.. so cool)

Anyway I'm sorry to hear we apparently let you down.  But if you are in fact ever open for new commissions I have some I hope to ask you for in the future.

Jason
Aogami
6 years, 2 months ago
I'm glad to hear you guys are doing better than five or six years ago when we last spoke haha. Sounds like you've got a lot going on over there, and with picking up real licenses and established artists you're well on your way to becoming a distributor people pay attention to. From what I hear it's an extremely tough business what with giants like Tokyopop going under and the like.

My last comment wasn't entirely aimed at you guys as AVP was one of several groups and individuals I've been contacted by with similar deals. The whole ... do work for us, we'll pay you eventually maybe probably not. xD

Anyways, I got your PM and I'm pretty sure I clarified most of this stuff in there, but just for public record if anybody is reading this (and that includes you BCS :P ) AVP doesn't owe me any money or anything like that. We went back and forth for a few months trying to figure out what I was actually going to do for the group but there were money issues, communication issues, organization issues and nothing ever came out of it. During our interaction I was very hesitant to put any work out there without getting paid and AVP promised me that I would be paid for any work I did but I was never actually hired to do anything. Whether that's because you guys didn't want my work at the time, couldn't afford it or what communication just fell off after a while and that was that.
JasonCanty01
6 years, 2 months ago
of course you're getting paid you just keep turning me down. XD
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