Well, things are most definitely underway. The kickstarter is in full effect and we're taking to the streets, getting the word out. But in knowing the road ahead, you must also acknowledge and accept the path behind as well.
The interesting thing when it comes to business is that a lot of people believe that you can be one way in one and another way in the other. But that only really applies in certain situations. There are times in which what you do in business can actually define you as a person... and I don't care what anyone says, that can be really scary. The standard idiom was at one point "work hard so that you can play hard", that wanes a bit in this day in age, but it can still be considered sound. However, it all depends on what you're trying to do and where you're trying to go.
Let's say that, your goals are sending you towards becoming a lawyer or a doctor, those careers in particular require a great deal more than a "9 to 5" mentality to even be attempted, much less achieved. And honestly, whether people know it or not, the same goes for creative endeavors as well. But any artistic mind will tell you that the work doesn't stop just because you aren't at the office. And that's the difference. A job is what you decide to do to pay the bills; a career is what you're driven to do and can ultimately provide your life with a great deal more fulfillment than any job.
But above all else, it's all work and you're only going to get out of it what you put into it. Imaginos Workshop is no different. We're striving, to do more, to do better, to do what we are driven to do. And it's something everyone's capable of doing, but it's about what you want, what you're looking to get out of it. I don't believe in destiny, I believe in possibility.
This kickstarter is just the beginning for us here at Imaginos Workshop. We're anxious to see where it takes us and hope that you all will join us on the journey! So check out the first step and let's keep moving and striving together!
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Any good plan has phases, and we just complete phase one of our grand plan known as operation Imaginos Kickstarter. We got the sucker turned in last night, now we have to wait up to 7 days for Amazon to check us out and allow us to Let them handle the pledged moneys. Then we will have to wait up to 14 days for Kickstarter to look at our proposal to tell us whether they deem it worthy or not.
In the meantime we will be moving to the second Phase, which is going to be firing up our marketing campaign. See there are a lot of comic shops in southeastern Michigan and we plan on hitting every last one of them to spread the word. We will be putting up some exclusive Kickstarter signage to let people know who we are and what we are doing.
We need to reacquaint ourselves with the local comic community and let them know that there is a group of creatives who care about and love our Michigan roots. We are betting on Michigan and hope that the Michigan Kickstarter community bets on us.
I am also doing the last of my preliminary design and thumbnail work so that I can get back on these pages.
Got over 25 pages to do in the next 2 months , gotta get crackin nuff said.
Till we start the next Phase
Posted by Imaginos Workshop at 5:18 PM
Monday, September 3, 2012
It's finally done, the Imaginos Plus Comicbook Sampler Kickstarter proposal is finished. We are gonna leave it up here for a few days to get your feedback then we are going to send it to Kickstater for review and posting.
What we want to know is what you think about the video and what can be improved?
I would like to take this time to thank April Cox, Danielle Todd, her Mom Bridget and her sister, as well as Joe Young and Danielle's family friend Jim for helping us shoot this thing. April and Danielles background in theater really made all the difference. They were ready and comfortable and this was done all in like one or two takes.
I also really need to to give a huge thanks to COMIC CITY. The owners, Bob and Jill Smethers have supported and pushed me and the local Southeastern Michigan comic scene for years and even allowed us to film in the Pontiac, MI store.
Other people in the Comic City family who have been super supportive are Jen Swackhammer, who I would love to point out is a new mom, and Comic City West Bloomfield's Gretchen Bogdanska who is ever ready to help us out any way she can.
Please let us know in the next few days what needs to be tightened up on the proposal video and if at all possible that will be addressed.
Posted by Imaginos Workshop at 1:13 PM