Comic creator Gilbert Deltrez reacts to the last-minute rally of his “Galactic Rodents of Mayhem” Indiegogo campaign
Over the weekend, the crowdfunding campaign for Headshot Comics’ Galactic Rodents of Mayhem ended successfully, rallying in the final hours to cross the $20 thousand threshold.* It was a dramatic last minute roller coaster ride for those watching (for me, at least), but that last-day uncertainty never shook GROM creator, Gilbert Deltrez. We got the chance to ask Deltrez a few questions about the GROM project, and he was kind enough to give us his thoughts.
The Splintering: Were there any doubts on that last day?
Deltrez: Doubts that I’d fund, not at all. Doubts that I’d overfund the way we did, yes, I had major doubts. Not because of the project’s potential, but because exposure for me has always been a challenge.
The Splintering: How quickly can backers get their stretch goals, like the GROM soundtracks?
Deltrez: Sebastian and I know the importance of delivering on time. However, producing a top quality comic book product while working a day job is always filled with obstacles. Because of that, Sebastian and I carefully created a stretch goal that can allow him to take a leave of absence from the day job in order to focus more on GROM production.
The Splintering: What’s the first next step now that the crowdfunding period is over?
Deltrez: The next step is to get into a rhythm of producing new pages so that we can make our deadline. Also, I’m off to work on my next comic book project which will be launching super soon. Like real soon. With another artist, and guaranteeing in no way that it affects GROM’s production.
Written by Deltrez and illustrated by Sebastian Navas, GROM is a girthy 110-page graphic novel inspired by old school sci-fi franchises such as Star Wars and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
If you’re bummed about missing out on the GROM crowdfunding campaign, you’re in luck. Now that the crowdfunding campaign is complete, GROM‘s Indiegogo page has transitioned to an in-demand store, so you can still buy into the project for a limited time.
Thanks to Gilbert Deltrez for taking the time to share his thoughts with us, and congratulations to Headshot Comics and the GROM team on a successful campaign! You can visit the Galactic Rodents of Mayhem Indiegogo page here.
*Disclosure: the author of this post has previously provided editing assistance to Headshot Comics, including the GROM project’s three-page story pitch. This assistance was unpaid.