AlternaWeen has arrived at The Splintering! Unboxing our Halloween goodies from Alterna Comics
I recently received my AlternaWeen comics bundle from Alterna Comics, and decided to try my hand at an unboxing video of the package by posting it to YouTube.*
The purpose of the AlternaWeen Indiegogo campaign was to raise money allowing Alterna Comics to expand its distribution channels. The more money raised, the more product Alterna would be able to send to new retailers. The campaign closed after raising over $16 thousand, so not too shabby.
Backers who supported the Alternaween campaign had the option to pick up Alterna branded t-shirts, mugs, and beanie hats, though the main attraction was the bundles of 50 Alterna Comics designed to be given away as treats to Halloween trick-or-treaters.
Since the campaign surpassed two of its stretch goals, every backer also received an Alterna Comics button and tote bag. More importantly, Alterna will be able to pitch their comics to several new retailers, and they will also donate 500 all-ages comics to local libraries in the New England area.
If you’re bummed about missing the campaign this year, Alterna founder Peter Simeti noted that AlternaWeen could make a return in 2019. In the meantime, thousands of kids will be receiving a free comic on Halloween night. Maybe one of those kids will be receiving their very first comic book?