To celebrate Nikola Tesla’s birthday yesterday, the team behind Atomic Robo – Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener – have launched their new Kickstarter early. Already, they’ve tripled their goal of £7500 and we’ve still got 29 days to go!
This is essentially a Kickstarter to create a merchandise strand based around the character, who has been appearing in comics since 2007. As Clevinger explains:
Folks have been asking us to make shirts or buttons or prints for years, but all of those take time and money. We make comics, so we don’t have either. Therefore: Kickstarter! But why leverage the awesome might of crowd funding just to make a bunch of buttons or posters or shirts, right?
This is more than just a way to fund and create merchandise, however – Clevinger also announces that he’s writing a Tesladyne Field Guide book, which will be the heart of the Kickstarter. A handbook detailing the duties and topics all members of their Tesladyne agency should be aware of, this is an in-production piece of work. The image below isn’t the final design, just a first draft:
It’s a very impressive looking Kickstarter indeed, filled with bits and pieces and funny in and of itself. I’d definitely recommend taking a look, and pledging! Just take a look at this final reward level: