Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Sat. April 6 – Fund Your Book: Planning Your Successful Kickstarter Campaign

Date(s) - 04/06/2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Lake Merritt United Methodist Church - the Aldersgate Room
1330 Lakeshore Avenue - Oakland, CA 94606

Above the Clouds by Melissa Pagluica

I Found a Darkling by Geneva and Marcus ClawsonMelissa Pagluica and Marcus Clawson are teaming up to talk about the in’s and outs of running a successful Kickstarter campaign. They will cover pre-planning, running the campaign, and everything that follows once the project ends.

If you’re interested in hearing what goes on behind the scenes of running a successful campaign from two solo creators who have been in the trenches, and if you’re wondering if Kickstarter is the right place for your project, this is the talk for you.

Melissa Pagluica is an Oakland-based creator of the all-ages graphic novel Above the Clouds. Her campaign was funded within the first two days and has successfully raised over $40K for the first print run of a project she dedicated 5 years to create. Her work can be found at

Marcus Clawson is a California Bay Area comic book creator and children’s book illustrator. With several Kickstarter campaigns under his belt for his comic book series Mallow Man, he went on to successfully raise over $10K on Kickstarter for I Found a Darkling, which he produced with his wife, the author Geneva Clawson. You can find more of his work at

This event is non-refundable


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