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£1,870
raised of £3,500 target by 62 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,870 to I have been nominated for an Eisner Award for the first time and would love to attend the San Diego Comic Con to pick up the award in person

    Brighton, UK
    Funded on Friday, 1st June 2018

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    Ever since I was a kid I've had two dreams. The first was that I'd always wanted to visit the "Mecca" of comic books, San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) . However, it was always beyond my finances. Eventually, I was lucky enough to go there on business in 2007. But in the intervening 11 years I've never been able to afford to return, nor had a definitive reason to.

    My second dream was to win an Eisner Award. After 17 years of writing over 15 books on comics—and editing and contributing to countless others—I finally came in sight of my second dream when my latest book—How Comics Work , co-written with Dave Gibbons (of Watchmen fame)—was nominated for Best Comics-Related Book in this year's Eisner Awards .

    Not only that, but another book I co-edited, Humanoids ' Deconstructing The Incal, has also been nominated in the same category! Now I have TWO of the most important reasons ever to go to SDCC! The Eisner's are comics equivalent to The Oscar's, and are the most prestigious English language comic book awards!

    My co-author, Dave Gibbons, is also up for potentially being inducted into the Eisner Hall of Fame, and it would be wonderful to share that moment with him as well.

    Unfortunately the cost of visiting SDCC is incredibly expensive! I was genuinely shocked when I saw how much flights and hotels are! Seeing as this maybe my only chance to receive an Eisner Award I would love to fulfill my childhood dream of picking up the award in person. Your contribution will go towards covering a return flight and accommodation and that's it. I will cover everything else myself.

    So think of this as a fundraiser for a small indy film company trying to get to the Oscar's and will wave the flag loudly and proudly for Great Britain as the home of exceptional creative talent in the comic industry. And to help make a dream come true!

    Whatever you can give will be gratefully received, even if it's £1! If I don't reach the target, but get near, I will hopefully make up the difference. However, if the campaign falls well short I will return everyone's money.

    I will keep all backers updated with reports and Facebook Live videos from the Convention and the actual Eisner's ceremony (permissions withstanding).

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    • Tim Pilcher2 years ago
      Tim Pilcher

      Tim Pilcher

      2 years ago

      So now "Operation Eisner: Stage 2" takes place! It's all very well having raised the money to get to the #EisnerAwards, but it would be a bit sad if we arrived and DIDN"T win! So could I impose one final time by asking all the fellow comics professionals among you to register at www.eisnervote.com and vote for HOW COMICS WORK in the BEST COMICS-RELATED BOOK category? There are LOADS of excellent people to vote for in all the other categories as well! Please note this is only open to comics professionals (unfortunately)! Thanks in advance! 😘

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    • Tim Pilcher2 years ago
      Tim Pilcher

      Tim Pilcher

      2 years ago

      Quick (slightly awkward) thank you video! More news to follow shortly...

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    • Tim Pilcher2 years ago
      Tim Pilcher

      Tim Pilcher

      2 years ago

      WOW!! You finally did it didn't you?! I have no words except...Wow! It may be tight but I'M GOING TO SAN DIEGO COMIC CON TO HOPEFULLY PICK UP AN EISNER AWARD THANKS TO YOU!! YOU made "Operation Eisner" a success! Feeling a little overwhelmed and emotional at the moment but will post a video over the weekend explaining what the plans are, and how some of you can take part in "Operation Eisner: Stage Two" But for now...just...WOW!

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    62

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 1, 2018

      I wish that I could cover the whole amount for you and I wish that I could give more, really hope that you get there!

    • Staz Johnson

      Staz Johnson

      Jun 1, 2018

      Fingers crossed for you mate.

      £20.00

    • Corey Brotherson

      Corey Brotherson

      Jun 1, 2018

      Best of luck - hopefully see you there!

      £10.00

    • Christine Williams

      Christine Williams

      May 31, 2018

      Another wee push!

      £30.00

    • John Anderson

      John Anderson

      May 31, 2018

      Bring it home, dude.

      £20.00

    • GM Jordan

      GM Jordan

      May 31, 2018

      Sorry its not much, it might get you to the end of the road :)Knock 'em dead.

      £10.00

    • Annie Dalton

      Annie Dalton

      May 31, 2018

      For one random evening of talking to you and your friend at a SMH book launch! Good Luck Tim!

      £20.00

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    Tim Pilcher

    Tim Pilcher

    Brighton, UK

    Tim was an assistant editor for Vertigo Comics, associate editor at Comics International and the head of Humanoids UK. He’s the author of over 20 books, the latest being How Comics Work, with Dave Gibbons. www.sexdrugsandcomicbooks.blogspot.com Twitter: Tim_Pilcher.

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