If you are like some people, you might be wondering why we need $25,000. We need it to compensate for the campaign pre-kickstarter and post-kickstarter money that we have put out.
That amounts to about $12,500 and then from there we have to pay for the digitally scanned images, the pricey lawyer that advises us on copyright issues and of course the price to maintain social media and marketing campaigns.
We hope that people will want to see our finished idea.
It’s something that we have worked years for. We know that you might be confused as to what the website will be like when we are done. Don’t be. We will have a free site, meaning you can get on there and look it over, scroll and research. But we will request a fee for digital downloads.
Pulpimages.com right now is only a site that is sitting still, waiting for the day that we make that Kickstarter campaign goal.
We encourage you to fund us today. Kickstarter is a 50/50 chance, and we have hope that even though we have 9 days left, we might make it. When you share our goals with your comic lover, pulp lover or history lover friends-we know that you are thinking of us. We want to be able to save this great treasure inside and out.
War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells was a phenomenal hit. But, what really made it part of the 20th century’s collective conscious was the radio broadcast that aired in October of 1938. What it did was cause widespread panic.
How did PEOPLE panic?
Some called their local police, so much so that the lines were flooded. Others ran outside with rags on thier head fearing a gas explosion from the monsters attack and still others committed suicide.
Here is a clip from the 2005 Tom Cruise War of the Worlds
The 1953 War of the Worlds Trailer
Now the 1938 Broadcast that caused the Panic!!
NPR Recounts the effects Orson Wells and Mercury Theater had on the 6 million listeners, 1 million believed that they were hearing actual reports.
ATT&T Operators Tell it All
Now for something really scary:
Is this the sound of the monsters from War of the Worlds or what? Supposed real sounds from around the world coming from the sky!
Thanks to Ocala Comic Con for putting the work out about Pulp Images and our awesome Kickstarter campaign. We just wanted to let you know a little more about the event. It’s this weekend June 29th and 30th. That’s right time is running out to get yourself there.
This is what they say it is going to be like:
June 29/30th, 2013!
10am-8pm Saturday & 10am-6pm Sunday. Over 11,000 square feet of the Ocala Hilton Convention Hall. Special celebrity guests, 75+ tables of exhibitors, meet & greets, & concert.
3600 Southwest 36th Avenue Ocala, FL 34474
Quinton Flynn, John Swasey, Dustin Runnels “Goldust”, Chuck Dixon, Bob Mcleod, Rodney Ramos,Clay Mann, Sergio Cariello, Dennis Calero, David Liebe Hart, James Quall, & more
One of the main bad guys in the star wars trilogy-Darth Vadar is a guy we love to hate, and wonder what if he changed back to that loving Anakin Skywalker? Thanks George Lucas for always making us wonder! As you know he was a Jedi-one of the elite who went over to the dark side. From a monsterous cyborg to the father of one of the last great golden boys-Darth Vadar is the original science fiction badass.
Kids know him now as a Lego toy. He’s been featured in Dark Horse Comics Star Wars Tales. The Dark Lord of the Sith has alwasy had a dark place in our hearts.
In fact Star Wars is so awesome that they have a Wookipedia.
“You were the Chosen One! It was said that you would destroy the Sith, not join them! Bring balance to the Force, not leave it in darkness!“―Obi-Wan Kenobi, to the fallen Anakin Skywalker
Darth even has a blog now-well, it’s concluded. But, if you want to read the darkest thoughts of the Lord of the Sith’s check it out, The Darthside.
So Darth Vadar, he’s been Pulp, Pictures, and people.
A team of 5 NASA scientists bring their out of this world Savvy to saving American Pulp
Akron, OHIO- Pulp Images is gearing up on Kickstarter to preserve over 20,000 images from Pulp history. The group hopes to preserve not only the colored images, but also the inside cover of black and white images as well. They have recently launched their Kickstarter campaign to raise $25,000 in order to fund a website, and digitally scan these images as well as restore them.
Pulp Images was created by a group of NASA engineers who have always had an affinity for science fiction pulp. The history of pulp has been rooted in Jules Vern, a legendary author and in the early magazines of the twentieth century. Pulp art is the illustrations from magazine covers published from the 1890’s to the 1960’s. These covers are slowly fading into history, and because of that the group was formed to save them.
Pulp images has been devoting years to this project, and have so far scanned many images on their own. With the use of Kickstarter, the company plans to start a new phase in the preservation of these important pieces of Americana.
Most Kickstarter campaigns operate under an all or nothing idea, so if Pulpimages.com doesn’t reach their goal of $25,000 the preservation will be stopped. To follow their project find them on Twitter (@Pulpimages) and Facebook.com/Pulpimages and spread the word on your social media networks. Consider trying to donate as little as $1 to start the project. If you want to donate more, you can be the first among your friends to be featured on a actual cover from Pulp Americana.
If you would like more information about Pulpimages.com Kickstarter project or to schedule an interview email Coletted1980@gmail.com or tweet @pulpimages.
You’ve been with us since April & we’ve been keeping you posted on the time leading up to the launch of our Kickstarter campaign. Now is the time we need you to take some action & help fund our dreams to keep pulp art alive! Hopefully you’ve liked us on Facebook by now. But maybe you’re a little unsure of what’s the next step or what this whole Kickstarter thing is about.
For those of you who know what Kickstarter is, you know how important your support is. If you’re new to Kickstarter, it is an innovative way to fund creative projects in art, theater, technology, photography, film, video, food, the list goes on.
Thanks for following us this far, no matter which platform you use, but we really need you on Kickstarter. A pledge of as low as $1 will keep you in the loop with our updates and let you know exactly what is going on and where we are headed. We are continuing to work hard to bring our searchable Pulpimages database to life and need your help on Kickstarter to make it happen!
You’ll need a Kickstarter account, it’s easy, just back the project and follow the prompts. All financial transactions are securely handled through Amazon. If you don’t have an account, it will take an extra minute to enter your credit card and address info. You won’t be charged until our project is successful!