Kickstarter, COVID and international shipping

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by Steve Watson in September 2021
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Caspian Whistler is creative director and editor-in-chief of A Profound Waste of Time, the beautiful illustrated magazine that’s inspired by video games. He’s one of the independent publishers who has successfully funded his magazine through Kickstarter, and he has a campaign live at the moment to reprint issues one and two, which is currently sitting at just under £80,000 pledged with 22 days left to go.

I was keen to speak to him while the campaign is live because I hope some people will go and back it after listening to this, but also because I wanted to get a sense of what it’s like to be living through the stress and strain of running a Kickstarter in real time. I definitely think that comes through, along with the other general stresses of publishing a magazine and just living through the pandemic. He’s basically a little bit broken by it all so I really appreciate him coming over to speak with me and I hope you’ll enjoy this conversation with Caspian Whistler from A Profound Waste of Time.


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