Hello everyone! :)
First a general update for Kickstarter backers who have not read the updates yet to clarify any confusion, out of 2000 rewards, there are only about 40-50 straggling for various reasons. They are mostly International copies that have gotten lost or abandoned, but some that were severely delayed due to my being hospitalized a couple months ago. All are being taken care of however, and it's pretty cool thinking it's almost 100% done! :) Thanks to all Kickstart backers for being incredibly kind and wonderful to work with.
NOW to some really cool news!
When the Kickstarter became so successful, the majority of funds went to taking care of the 2000 rewards. Whatever was left went to printing as many books as possible for regular distribution by IDW (i.e. comic shops, book stores, amazon, etc). As it's always been from the beginning, the profits from these books all go towards Charities through Global Giving.
And now the profits are indeed in! Global Giving just got a check for around $34,000, all straight profits from sales of Womanthology: Heroic :) Now it's time for the final step of Womanthology: Heroic... figuring out who to give to!
I would like everyone (creators, backers, people who have bought a copy, or anyone who just likes Womanthology!) to go to Global Giving , pick a Charity, then comment HERE on this blog post (with a link) to nominate it for voting. After about a week of nominations I'll gather them for Womanthology creators and Kickstarter Backers to vote on the final order of giving. This is because these Charities often do not need a lot of money, so we'll give to the first on the list until their needs are met, then move onto the next, then the next. Hopefully we'll give to many before the money runs out.
Everyone should be exceedingly proud of what they've accomplished here. Creators, backers, and people who have bought a copy or even just helped spread the word, you have all contributed to not only creating a fantastic project that means a lot to many people, you have now succeeded in raising a lot of money that will help a lot of people all over the world. And it all came from our love of comics! Pretty cool, huh? :)
Now post those Charities! :)
Have a nice day everyone!