“Cryptid Command” Bigfoot/Nessie/UFO Embroidered Patch Set on Kickstarter

Cryptid Command Bigfoot Nessie UFO Aliens embroidered patches on Kickstarter

Cryptid Command“, my latest embroidered patch set is now live on Kickstarter until October 31, 2015. The patches feature Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster and Aliens/UFOs all with a fun military-themed look.

The main funding goal was reached in under 6 hours on launch day, and the campaign has since unlocked the first of many stretch goals, which include additional patches, stickers, magnets, PVC emblems and more.

Campaign pledges are funneled back into the campaign reward merchandise to offer backers more and more merchandise the higher the campaign funding gets. Pledge now and help unlock more stretch goals and get more free items with your reward!

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“Sasquatch Brigade” on Kickstarter

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I’ve been so busy running my “Sasquatch Brigade” campaign on Kickstarter that I nearly forgot to update this blog to let people know. The campaign fully funded in less than 18 hours, was made a Staff Pick on day one, and as we head into the final week, the campaign just surpassed 1000% funding and the $10,000 mark.

That also means that a LOT of stretch goals have been unlocked, some of which will be Kickstarter-exclusive patches. New to this campaign is the option to pick up the patches with Velcro backing, perfect for your tactical/EDC bag, short or hat. Morale patch fans are going to love this. Ten bonus items have been unlocked. You get a ridiculous amount of stuff for backing at the $25 reward level or higher.

I’ve also got a bunch of upcoming campaigns for other embroidered patch and merchandise sets to follow this one up. A ghost-themed kit, a Bigfoot/Nessie/UFO 3-patch set, more hairy ape-men (Ohio’s Grassman, Florida’s Skunk Ape, and Austalia’s Yowie), a Cthulhu/Lovecraft themed kit, and Halloween monsters. Also in the long-term plans is an extensive trading card series based on similar themes to the patches just mentioned.

Head on over to “Sasquatch Brigade” on Kickstarter and pledge now. The campaign ends Friday, June 12th, 2015 at about 3PM.

 

How Bigfoot Helped Me Overcome Procrastination, Perfectionism & Resistance

Steven Pressfield’s book “The War of Art” is a psychological Rosetta Stone for the unmotivated artist. It reveals to you why, how — and most importantly — that you are not alone in the struggle. Far from it. In fact, “your” struggle is so common, the first insight you get from the book is that you can stop identifying with that struggle immediately because it isn’t unique to you in the slightest.

Pressfield personifies this struggle with the monolithic, capitalized name: Resistance. “The War of Art” offers deeply useful tools for battling Resistance (your key insight is that the battle will never go away, so better to be good at stepping up to the challenge each day than to expect an eventual truce or victory over Resistance). But I wanted to go deeper. I wanted to follow Resistance back to it’s lair. And I ended up encountering Bigfoot on this quest.

Bigfoot Patrol merchandise

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Bigfoot Patrol Membership Kit on Kickstarter

Bigfoot Patrol Membership Kit

I’ve been a bit slack in mentioning the Kickstarter campaign I’ve been running for my art merchandise crowd funding project, the “Bigfoot Patrol Membership Kit”. The art and design was all created by me with the underlying concept of “What if the National Park system had an actual division to track Bigfoot in all those acres of wilderness int he park system?” I went for a fun “Junior Ranger” approach to some of the merchandise, with echoes of my Star Wars Fan Club and KISS Army memberships as a kid.

If you are unfamiliar with Kickstarter, basically it’s a way to raise funds for projects as a sort of a pre-order system. If the funding isn’t reached 100%, you do not have to pay. Which means I need your pledges to help reach my funding goal!

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Ormr

I just backed Ormr – The Smart Image Editor by Sad Cat Software on Kickstarter. The basic gist is that its a graphics app that keeps track of all the actions you performed and lets you tweak them independently without the need to redo subsequent actions. Seems like Adobe Illustrator’s Appearance panel on steroids.

For just a $15 pledge you can get a copy when it’s finished, and for $25 you get access to the betas, and will run on Mac or PC.