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Crowdsourcing Mornings: Skeleton Bay Detective Agency Volume One

This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

After more than a year of putting the comic on theirwebsite, they want to celebrate finishing Issue 3 with a full color, 80-page graphic novel collecting issues One, Two, and Three, which tells the entire first story-arc of series!  With Issue One completely finished, colored and ready for printing, they want to use the funds raised to pay for the professional coloring of Issue Two and Three, as well as a print run of 500 units of the book; enough to provide you all with copies, and extra copies for future fans.

Not only will they able to get their supporters an awesome version of a story they’re really proud of, but having this book in print form is going to be a huge boon for them as they navigate the comic book industry. It will be an attractive product on their table at conventions, allow them to get their work into places like libraries and schools that won’t take single issues, and let the world at large know that Skeleton Bay is here to stay!  Their first Kickstarter was a huge success, making almost 300% of its initial goal. They’re hoping now to scale that victory up so that we can get the capital to invest in making this book the best book possible.

Skeleton Bay Detective Agency is first and foremost about the fun of being a kid. It’s a tribute to the games dreamt up while goofing around with your buddies in the backyard on summer break, steeped in the tales told around the campfire, and infused with the urban legends whispered to one another late at night during sleepovers. More than just fun and adventure though, this is a story about facing fears. The kids face literal fears in the form of ghosts, but also come face to face with the self-doubt and anxiety of being a teenager. In a culture that feels so bogged down by “Serious Issues”, Skeleton Bay seeks to combat scary with spooky and instill in its readers a sense of excitement and play, friendship and hope, and that yes, it’s ok to have fun.

As of February 26th, this project has raised $3,200 of their $7,200 goal. This project has 14 days left to raise the $7,200 or it will not be funded! For a pledge of $3, you will get a digital copy of Skeleton Bay.  For a pledge of $20, you will get a physical copy of Skeleton Bay.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: