I have now packed ALL donation incentive orders. EVERYTHING is out of here.
You know what that means! MORE! MORE! MORE! More STUFF!
YOU donate to this website using our handy donation button and help me clean out my closets FULL of cool stuff to help finance more A Distant Soil pages. I have now raised enough money to work on A Distant Soil exclusively for three weeks. My goal this year is to raise enough money on the website to pay for at least three months work. The website is in the black for two years, so income for the year is going toward new books.
The base donation incentive price is $29.95. For that price, you will get at least $100 worth of goods. You pick the category, and I pick the cool stuff. Example: four hardcovers, cover price $25 each = $100. One DVD, one collectible item valued at $75 = $100.
Many items are sealed and mint, such as X-Files dvd’s. Others are gently used. Some are nifty things like comics company Christmas cards signed by the staff. Others are battered library books which make great reference (many are about doing business in Japan).
These are the donation levels:
BASE donation: $29.95 Available to anyone in the USA and Canada.
FOREIGN base Donation: $49.95 Sorry to charge so much, but shipping heavy books overseas is very expensive.
Super uber cool US/Canada stuff donation $100: This will bring you at least $300 worth of goodies. REALLY cool stuff.
Foreign uber cool donation $150: gets you $300 worth of goodies.
Here are the categories:
The Asia Pack: manga, books about Japan, Japanese language, art, history
Comics and Graphic Novels
Colleen’s Stuff: Books, collectibles, original art by me.
POP CULTURE: rock collectibles, Disneyana, a mix of WhatEVAH. Music, magazines, books featuring David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Kate Bush, etc
UPDATE: A bunch of the Anne Rice novels just got claimed.
Here are a few of the super-cool wild card items I will send to the lucky people who donate to this site. I will RANDOMLY dole out the cool stuff. No one person will get everything, but I will try to make sure everyone gets something pretty darned good.
A Lord of the Rings Merry Sideshow Weta sculpture bust: going for more than $300 on the collector market.
Clive Barker limited editions, first editions, signed and unsigned. Also the signed and numbered limited edition of Clive Barker’s Shadows in Eden.
Anne Rice signed first editions, hardcovers. Also, a bullwhip autographed by Anne Rice.
Frank Miller signed books
Neil Gaiman first edition hard covers and signed first editions.
A Kyomoto Collection Kamen Rider large scale figure.
The Knives of Legolas, plaque included, sealed.
Lord of the Rings Sideshow Weta Weapons of Gimli
Lord of the Rings Sideshow Weta Weapons of Legolas
Lord of the Rings Sideshow Weta Weapons of Aragorn
Lord of the Rings out of circulation toys.
X- Files dvd’s.
Rock concert backstage passes, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, etc.
A Distant Soil production work including blue line pre-press copies (one of a kind), cover transparencies (one made per printing of book,) color check sheets, etc.
J-Pop collectibles: many very old stickers, audiotapes, a few cd’s. Hikaru Genji, SMAP, Hiromi Go, Toshi, The Checkers, etc. I have NO idea what kind of condition some of these tapes are in, but I am sure you will get a kick out of adding these to your collection.
Many original Japanese editions of manga, some out of print. Mostly shojo or josei.
Many art books and books about art, how-to, etc. Conditions vary, but many are very fine.
I would like to clear out some serious space in the studio, and bring in some serious bucks for A Distant Soil.
The donation button is on the upper left. Just fill in the amount you’d like to donate, and if you’d like to specify a category, do so. Otherwise, I will choose for you.
All packages will be shipped within 2 weeks of receipt of payment or your money back. As those who participated in the last donation incentive can attest, I shipped every item promptly and all arrived in good condition.
For those who have been keeping up, before I started this, you could not walk in my workshop. LOOK! NOW WE HAVE FLOOR!
My bookcases groaned under the weight. And it is not safe to pile books on top of them. Now there is room for some of my LOTR goodies! Its turning into Middle Earth in here. And yes, some of these goodies are going out to readers who donate moolah.
One of these bookshelves will be completely cleared of books and narrow shelves will be added. I will store art in project envelopes on them. My flat files are full! I need more space.
More stuff piled up. Come and get some!
While a lot has gone out, as you see, a lot remains! If you are an Anne Rice fan, sing out. I have almost everything she ever published in pristine hardcover. Ditto for Storm Constantine. If you are a Led Zeppelin fan, I have old backstage passes and other memorabilia.
Lots to go, and don’t be shy about asking for specifics. If I still have it, I am happy to pass it on.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS DONATED! YOU ARE MY PATRONS and I appreciate EVERY ONE OF YOU!