Thursday, July 9, 2009

EBAY AUCTION

Hey Everyone -

What makes doing this all worthwhile for me is the charity auction I just started on Ebay.
Last year we raised $500.00 to fight against Multiple Sclerosis!

All proceeds of this book will be donated to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (http://www.nationalmssociety.org) in an effort to fund cutting-edge research, drive change through advocacy, facilitate professional education, and provide programs and services to help people with MS and their families move their lives forward.

This book is signed by every Disney Artist in the book and also comes with a collectible t-shirt and a set of pins.

See the Torch Tiger auction here: Torch Tiger Auction


Also, here's our backdrop at Comic Con! July 22!


2 comments:

Neal said...
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pbcbstudios said...

Hey Neal -

Thanks for your comment and thanks for being such a big fan! I understand why you may be frustrated but I would love to explain our thinking in making this book. The reason we keep it at a small print run and sell it only at Comic Con are because of two reasons.

One, making animated films is our passion. Our day goes into telling the best story we can possibly tell in an Animated Film. We're working really, really hard at that. We aren't in the publishing or comics industry - we're in the film industry. That's the one thing we don't want to lose sight of or divert our attention away from. If we wanted to make this something bigger than someone in our group would have to divert their attention away from that and take orders, ship books, manage accounts, etc.

Why not hire someone to do that or just work with a publisher?

That leads to the second reason - Well, we already work for a large corporation. With self publishing it's complete - creative - control, we answer to no one but ourselves. However, in doing so we have to pay for printing, advertising, and a place to sell it at out of our own pockets. It's expensive....

So, we choose one place that we can afford to sell the most books that we have the most fun making in our spare time.

If you're unable to go to Comic Con we do have a couple of book dealers that have reserved a small amount of copies to sell online and will ship them for us after Comic Con they are:

Stuart Ng Books
www.stuartng.com

Lbyrinth Books
http://animationroadshow.blogspot.com/

Nucleus Gallery
http://www.gallerynucleus.com/

Again, thanks for your comment and for being a fan!

- Rocket Johnson