For years I've shared my vegan comics with everyone online, totally free of charge. I also handed out hard copies of the book for the production costs and even often gave copies away for free. I've tried to keep this art project non-profit for a long time. But now the time has come to tell you the truth: I have to confess that I can't hold it up financially anymore. Copic markers, drawing tools, paint and especially printing and handing out expensive hard copies... I can't financially carry it on my own back anymore. I hardly have any income, since I work parttime, and this project often deprived me of my own basic needs like a decent meal every day and rent. And now the breaking point has arrived: publishing my last book, a full-colour hardback. 8000 euros of printing costs, and I have to pay it all within a few months.
I tried. I really tried to keep this non-profit. I feel bad about asking people who enjoy my works to help me produce it. I don't draw this for myself, I draw it for the animals, for the starving people, for the environment... to raise awareness and convince people to stop harming them needlessly. I want to keep paying for the production costs myself. But I am awake now and I now realize I can't. I have a micro sanctuary to manage and while I do want to spread compassion with my books, I can't let it get to the point that it goes at the expense of the animals there. I'm truly sorry. I hope you understand. It was naive of me to think that I could hold it up by myself with a petty parttime job. It's gotten too big for that.
If I can't financially cover these production costs, I will be forced to end this project and go into debt restructuring. This crowdfunding campaign is my last resort to save Vegan Artbook. Please spread it far and wide if you want to help save it. I know I've made a mistake by trying to take all this on myself. If this campaign is succesful, I will continue to draw and produce free comics for all of you.www.indiegogo.com/projects/sav…