anipan launches on August 20th, and you can now pre-register at www.anipan.com!
We made it, everybody! Thank you so much for supporting anipan!
If you are an anipan backer, please check your inbox (or spam box) for an email confirming your address and reward tiers. We will be sending out rewards at the beginning of June.
If you have not yet received your user id code, please hold tight - we're still sending these out in order of receipt, so please look out for them over the next few hours.
Our contest winners will be announced over the coming days, so please check back to see if you're a winner!
We will be adding more updates to our Indiegogo and social networking pages over the coming months:
A big thank you!
- To all of our backers, who helped us hit out goal in the last few minutes;
- To all of our artists, who volunteered their time and talents;
- To everybody who helped to get the word out there;
- To those who left such motivating comments
- ...and to everybody who believed in us!
- Eddz, Megan, and Arco
We're building a new community for artists, called anipan.
- put the emphasis back on presenting your artwork beautifully;
- reduce copyright infringement of high resolution works;
- make your artwork more accessible to a larger global audience;
- and to revolutionise the sharing of your artwork with your friends and followers all around the web.
We've re-thought the art community fundamentals, such as how you get your works online and how people view and interact with them. We've discovered a way to cut copyright infringement, while making viewing your artwork even more engrossing. And we're intending to make it even easier to upload creations to art communities and social networks you're already a part of. You can see examples of these developments in action in our video updates.
For the artist, if the amount of time spent promoting your artwork can be reduced, you can spend more time on being an artist.
And for the art lovers, we want to make your experiences when viewing artwork even more lifelike and engaging.
Please take a look at our video to see how we have so far been able to achieve these things.
We're doing this because we love artwork, and we want to inspire creation.
With the support of some very talented artists, we've created a range of goodies that we will send to you when you back anipan.
We're also offering Founding Member status, lunch with the team, and featuring on the anipan homepage!
Plus, you can have the site mascots based on your name and likeness. And, somebody out there will be the person to press the red button that switches anipan into public beta mode! Will it be you?
Launching a large site is expensive, and we want to get it right, without a hiccup. We're asking for your support to help us complete the site's development and cover large upfront expenses including servers (there will be five to begin with!), software, and administration.
Our target is $25,000. Let's go for it!
Thank you for reading. We hope you are able to join us in this campaign to be a part of a new and exciting community for artists.
Please help us to reach our goal by spreading the word to your friends, family, and followers around the web.
Become a lead mascot!
Would you like to become a lead mascot of anipan? Since anipan is themed around a bakery, there will be multiple mascots around the site, but you (or a person/pet of your choice) will be the head-chef.
All you have to do is spread the word, and the top three people to refer the most pledgers will be entered into a raffle to become a lead mascot of anipan:
- Sign up for Indiegogo. You don't have to pledge (although it would be most appreciated, and will contribute towards your count if you do!), but you need to be registered to get a custom link.
- Spread the word! Use the "share this campaign" link to share our campaign on Twitter, blog about it on Tumblr, draw/write about it on DA, or try something completely unique and original. It's up to you how you get the word out.
- That's it! There is no step 3!
People who visit your link and pledge (no matter the size) will be counted as a pledger who you referred. Rank in the top 3 to stand a chance of becoming a lead mascot of anipan. We will base the mascot off a photo of you, and we'll give it a name inspired by yours. Or, if you like, we can base it off a photo of your pet, your boyfriend/girlfriend, or somebody close to you.
Win Holly Bunny's hand-picked selection of goodies
Holly is generously offering an assortment of highly collectable gifts to people who support anipan, including her full-colour artbook (Memorabilia (v2)), an assortment of cell phone charms, some gorgeous prints, and a hand-drawn illustration from Holly of any single character of your choice. Woah!
All you have to do is:
- Visit Holly's blog post
- Cross your fingers. There are six chances to win!
Optional step 4: pledge! For anipan to kick-start, we need your support. Every pledge is greatly valued and appreciated.
The full list of goodies can be found at her blog.
Megan will bake you cupcakes
Megan (anipan's co-creator) will hand-bake you a baker's dozen of cupcakes. Don't worry, we'll arrange a food-safe delivery option so they arrive to you freshly and in one piece. If you don't like cupcakes, she'll bake you brownies instead.
How do you win a baker's dozen of cupcakes?
- Pledge! That's it.