Thank you so much for supporting this Daniel Dreamgazer event. The whole goal of Daniel Dreamgazer was to provide a Daniel Seminar like no one has ever seen. One with comic book style illustrations accompanied with dramatic storytelling and voices.
I had the chance to do that at the Manhattan Christian Academy 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. From the moment the teacher introduced my brother and I as comic book creators they were already making ‘ooo’ sounds.
Then I started telling the story of Daniel chapter 1: “In A Strange Land”.
They were fixated in. Shocked at the death of one of the soldiers. Laughed during humorous moments when the names of the main characters were being changed. They were totally invested. And when I ended the chapter by saying “to be continued” they were like “aww”
I followed it up with a quiz at the end. The kids were excited to answer the questions.
Then I told them that you guys paid for them to receive comic books each. They were shocked and so thrilled as they tried to contain themselves in their seats. They couldn’t believe it. They said thank you so many times. They couldn’t stop saying thank you.
Here is the complete list of raffle winners from our Kickstarter Campaign:
May 19: Original Artwork by Wayne: Dorothy
May 20: Colored Printed Photo of Cartoon Version of You: Jason
May 24: Original Artwork Sketch by Andrew: Josiah
May 25: Bonus Comic by Cross Comics: Jacqueline
May 26: Coloring/Activity Book based on Daniel 3: Ranae
May 27: Bonus Comic by Treasures of the Deep Slumber: Jackie
May 28: Daniel Dreamgazer T-Shirt: Nashonie
May 31: Bonus Comic by Terminus Media: Veronica
June 2: Original Artwork by Wayne: Jemn
June 3: Coloring/Activity Book based on Daniel 3: Jeffrey
June 6: Bible Themed Board Game: To Be Announced on @WhenHarryMetBoardGames7
June 7: Coloring/Activity Book based on Daniel 3: Lyn
June 8: Original Artwork Sketch by Andrew: Jenise
June 10: Printed Poster of a Comic Version of You: Luis
There are some other bonus rewards that will be mailed out such as an audiobook, bookmarks, and comic strips to people who pledged before certain dates:
All backers who pledged by May 17: Audiobook version of "The Man With The Golden Head"
All physical tier backers who pledged by May 18: Extra copy of "The Man Who Became A Beast"
All physical tier backers who pledged by May 21: Print comic strip of "Darkness"
All physical tier backers who pledged by May 28: Print comic strip of "Two-Faith"
All physical tier backers who pledged by June 1: Print comic strip of "All Out For One"
All physical tier backers who pledged by June 4: Print comic strip of "A New Day"
All physical tier backers who pledged by June 9: Print comic strip of "Angels To The Rescue"
All physical tier backers who pledged by June 11: Deleted Scene Coloring Page
My dad would catch me in my room talking to myself when I was a kid.
At least that’s how it looked. When I started getting older he got concerned
I am excited to announce that the KICKSTARTER funding campaign for Book 3 for the Daniel Dreamgazer series is now active.
Every year the Pawling Resource Center gives gift packages to families in need in the community.
The church I pastor in Pawling decided to participate by donating 24 grocery gift cards to be given to these families.
I decided to run a funding campaign in order to provide Daniel Dreamgazer books with these gift cards.
So I sent a message to my email list and put posts on facebook.
People responded and we were able to raise more than enough books.
In each book I placed a personalized message that the backers choose to say along with their name (for those who chose for it to be mentioned). This provided a nice personal touch.
Then I packed the Daniel Dreamgazer book and the gift cards in a nice slip case.
The campaign was a success. We shot passed the 24 books goal. We actually reached 41 books! Praise God.
So I was able to have 24 books packed with gift cards, and I was able to pack 17 other books to bless some extra families.
When I delivered these books to the Pawling Resource Center last week, the director's face beamed. She was so impressed with what the church and what the backers had done. Terry, the director gives her thanks to all who made this possible.
For those who may have missed this opportunity, the next place where I want to donate books is the Children's Village. Visit our Sponsor Youth page in order to donate a book to a young person.
What a rollercoaster ride.
There were less backers this time a round, but we actually raised more than or last kickstarter campaign. (I am not including funds that have come in outside of kickstarter which when calculated we are still in total higher this time then last time.) Praise God. It really didn't look good, because we got off to a fast start, but it really slowed down in the middle, but eventually picked up again. Which goes to show, you have to maintain your trust in God. It's never over until it's over.
And it's actually still not over, because if you or anyone you know want to still support they can visit our support page where they can either donate, purchase, or preorder.
My backers have done more than enough and I am not asking for more. I just wanted to thank you for the support and keep you up to date. It blows my mind how supportive you guys are. Some of you I have never even met in person, but yet you believe in the project so much. I am truly touched.
So tomorrow I will be sending you all surveys that you would need to answer in order for us to fulfill your rewards. For instance we will need your email address so we can send you the digital copy of the book, ect.
So look out for that email.
Then we will get to work drawing the pictures for those who selected commissions as their reward. We will also add the names of those who pledged $25 or more to the book. When that is complete I am heading to the local printer to get the books printed. I will be going to the local printer so that you as my backers won't have to wait so long to receive the books. The bulk order books won't be available for a while.
Then we will mail out to you your rewards. Estimated arrival is July 2020.
Later, I will work with a big printing company that will print the book in bulk. That will be available hopefully by September 2020. I will be taking pre-orders of the book on this website.
Prior to the pandemic I was in negotiations with a local book store and conventions. Soon, as things start to open up again, those conversations can begin to resume.
Please pray for that.
God has some good plans in the works. I know it.
So thank you again for this support. Every single backer has encouraged me more than you can know.