Tokyopop+Mondo Media = FAIL
Well, with just a couple of days to go, it looks like the team on the animated version of Riding Shotgun are nowhere near meeting any of the goals they set for the fundraiser. (Surprise, surprise)
Its disappointing because they won't be doing the sensible thing and putting all the money into producing the finale volume 3 of the graphic novel series that is the basis of what they want to become a franchise, and will instead use the money to pay Mike Davis to write a screenplay for an animated Riding Shotgun feature length movie. Because violent borderline pornographic animation is such a huge winner at the box office!
The plan between Nate and myself for now, is to move forward with volume 3 on our own at whatever pace we can manage while making a living otherwise. Without outside funding we figure I can get the pages done in about 3 years at the longest. Perhaps at some point though, we might organize a new kickstarter to help speed that process up.
Therefore, I urge all of those very generous fans who donated money in the hopes of a volume 3 to kindly ask for their money back and hold onto it if you can in the hopes that we'll get a new kickstarter going in the coming months and give the Riding Shotgun graphic novel series the new life it deserves.
(go get your money back!)www.indiegogo.com/projects/rid…