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Clan of the Vein's Kickstarter was cancelled by the creators after serious interest from outside investors

Clan of the Vein’s Kickstarter was cancelled by the creators after serious interest from outside investors

Remember the good old days? When Hollywood A&R Men would swarm the small press tables at San Diego Comic Con, looking for properties they could get an option on before anyone else? Dropping a thousand here, a thousand there, it was small change for Hollywood and maybe, just maybe, they could find the next Spider-Man. But most went nowhere. And those that did didn’t exactly do great numbers, a Bulletproof Monk here, a Surrogates there… and it faded away, somewhat. It was also a way for big publishers to find smaller nooks they may be able find a home for.

Now it seems it might be back. And rather than Artist’s Alley, they’re using Kickstarter. And rather than paying options… they are paying for the entire project.

That’s what happened to Mike S Miller‘s adaptation of Anne Rice‘s retelling of the life of Jesus Christ, in graphic novel form. Someone paid for the lot, and it was taken off Kickstarter.

But it’s not just a one off. Mike Lukash writes below for Bleeding Cool on a Kickstarter we’d previously covered;

Neal Fischer is the editor of a graphic novel Clan of the Vein, co-created by Neil D’Monte and Neo Edmund. Neal and Neo share the new update…and why the Kickstarter effort had been canceled.

Mike: The Clan of the Vein’s Kickstarter fundraising was canceled. You had almost collected all of the money you needed for your graphic novel, with a few days to go. What changed?

Neal Fischer: An outside backer approached us with an amazing opportunity to not only fully fund the graphic novel, but also with serious interest in a film development deal as well. It is an opportunity we simply cannot pass up!   Yet, since we are fans as well as professionals, we refuse to take donations from anyone when we have investor backing. That is simply not how we operate and felt obligated to cancel the kickstarter as soon as we knew it was solid. Despite being so close to our goal, that time has come and we must opt to cancel our kickstarter!

Neo Edmund: Neal and I were interested, but were also careful not to allow ourselves to get caught up in the notion of locking down a major deal. It had to be the right deal, one we could live with, and one that would take the project in the direction we wanted it to go. Over the course of a few days we had many discussions with the backer, laying out our vision, and all the while, making it clear that we were not going to just sell out for a quick buck. I think our conviction to stand our ground and our passion for the project really sold the backer on the three of us as a team.

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