Alpha Fund Donation Drive!on September 6, 2012 at 3:52 am
A couple weeks from now we’ll be releasing a revamped store. We’ve got some new products in from the manufacturers! That means I’m consequently a new dimension of broke, but the products are cool, so I think it was worth it. I would, however, love to give you guys a chance to get them in your hands without having to see us at a convention while offsetting some of the costs through this Alpha Fund Donation Drive. Since I’m asking for donations, though, I’d like to offer you guys special gifts–some of which won’t be available for purchase in the new store when it relaunches–for donating. The drive will run from Today, until the end of September. The payment is handled through PayPal, but you don’t need to have a PayPal account. A simple credit or debit card will work just fine.
Why should you support Alpha Flag? Because it means more cool products–I spend most of what I earn on the comic, so I’d like to be able to get new, cool things for you guys (and for myself, too. One day I’ll have my own real life Foxtrot!). The more you donate, the more donation gifts you can choose. It’s à la carte, so you pay what you want, and you choose what gifts you want. When you make a donation, we’ll both be alerted via email, and I’ll contact you to find out what you would like me to send you.
When you donate $5 or more, I’ll mail you a postcard with a quick Alpha Flag bust sketch. Every physical gift will have an associated dollar value above that, so to receive something in addition to the postcard, add the additional dollar amount to the donation. The $5 postcard donation will cover the shipping of your physical goods–and you’ll still get the postcard sketch!
This is going to be a long post, so I’ll cut it here.
The Menu (Images Below)
$5 = Postcard sketch
5.5″x8.5″ Alpha Flag pencil sketch by Jon
International Maritime Signal Flag Friendship Bracelet – Styled after a flag of your choosing
5.5″x8.5″ (14 cm x 21.5 cm) inked Alpha Flag sketch by Jon
This 9″x11.75 Illustration
5.5″x8.5″ (14 cm x 21.5 cm) mixed media Alpha Flag sketch by Jon and Renee
Custom 9″ x 11.75″ (23 cm x 30 cm) mixed media piece by Jon and Renee — you pick the subject
So, for example, say you want one pin, and that’s it. Donate $10, and you’ll get the pin and the postcard sketch that will act as your shipping (domestic or international).
If you want a pin and issues 1 and 2, donate $20.
A custom 9″x11.75″ mixed media drawing, and seven issue 2s, donate $90.
If you have any questions about it, feel free to ask me below or via email!
So what can you get?
Alpha Flag Issue 1, Alpha Flag Issue 2
The back of each issue is a mock Foxtrot, as seen in the second image. Issue 1 is 28 pages of comic and bonus material (collecting chapters Alpha and Bravo), and issue 2 is 32 pages (collecting chapters Charlie, Delta and the Charlie Foxtrot black and white short). Jon and Renee will both sign any issues ordered.
It’s the same dimensions as the Alpha Pin, but modeled after the Charlie flag. It’s the same one Charlie wears on his lapel. The pin is imitation hard enamel with silver-plated metal, 1cm x 1.3cm.
International Maritime Signal Flag Friendship Bracelet
These will be hand made to match the letter/flag of your choosing, and will be similar to the ones pictured.
Watercolor/Ink Mixed Media Sketches by Jon and Renee
Jon draws it, Renee watercolors it, Jon inks it. Turns out pretty cool looking! Here are some examples. We’re offering a few different sizes and levels of finish. These examples are about 5″x10″.
There will be special, rare gifts for the top four donators. There will be two Foxtrot wallets, one custom 18″x24″ (46 cm x 61 cm) mixed media illustration (you’ll get to ask for something and Renee and I will make it happen), and this scarf, as worn by the mysterious man:
The top four donators will be tracked on the site with their initials and donation amounts so you can all know who’s in first-through-fourth if you really want to get your hands on one of these special items. Once the event is over, the person in first place will get first pick of what they would like, then down through fourth. These are in addition to all of the other cheaper gifts as well! The top four donators will also become Alpha Fans, and receive Alpha pins with their stuff.
So thanks if you decide to support Alpha Flag via donation, and thanks for reading, too.