Peter Simeti, the owner of Alterna Comics, has once again proven that he is one of the last great heroes of the comics industry. While Marvel is busy calling their customers Nazis, writing books nobody wanted, and filling shelves with products nobody asked for, Mr. Simeti has launched his own Halloween themed IndieGoGo called AlternaWeen.
Alterna Comics, staying true to its strong reputation for positive customer interaction, has provided a wide variety of awesome rewards to anyone willing to back their new project.
From Halloween goody bags to mugs and t-shirts to comics bundles that reach up to 200 comics. Now you might be wondering why is Alterna starting an IndieGoGo? After all, if #ComicsGate supports Alterna and if #ComicsGate truly loves comics shouldn’t business be booming for the small publisher?
Well, the dark truth is…yes. Peter Simeti has been up to his eyes with work. He’s spent countless hours fulfilling order after order. He has more business than he knows what to do with.
But AlternaWeen IndieGoGo is not about funding the company, it’s about expanding the company. AlternWeen was created to uphold the publisher’s slogan that: “Comics are for everyone.”
The money from this IndieGoGo campaign will go towards expanding Alterna’s distribution range. If this campaign goes well, Alterna will be one of the biggest single-issue comics publishers out there.
“At Alterna Comics, we believe that comics truly are for everyone. Unfortunately, not everyone has convenient access to comic books. That’s why we’re aiming to expand our reach and with your help, we’ll be in a great position to potentially have one of the widest distributions of any single-issue comic publisher. To make all of this possible, we’re offering fun rewards! Mugs, shirts, hats, beanies, treat bags, and even a stack of our comics that you can use as trick or treats this Halloween!”
– Alterna Comics
Now I know crowdfunding campaigns have garnered a bad reputation. We’ve all heard of projects getting funded only for the project’s creator taking the money and running. And some people might think 200 plus comics for one backer is quite a lot to fulfill. And to those people, I have this to say.
Don’t worry, thanks to #ComicsGate, Simeti has gotten quite a bit of practice packing up comics
So, support a small business and get yourselves some amazing rewards. Don’t hesitate, there are only 18 days left. Happy AlternaWeen!