University of Hertfordshire Animation Exposé Degree Show 2019 Comics Crew

University of Hertfordshire Degree Show & Animation Exposé

This month I attended my final degree show and the Animation Exposé at the University of Hertfordshire. A selection of the best final year projects across all four pathways of the UH Animation degree program were showcased to staff, students and industry professionals.

Prizes were awarded for the best projects in 2D animation, 3D animation, Games Art & VFX. I was nominated for best comic prize for my final project, Reality Hackers.

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Reality Hackers Kickstarter Fully Funded Karl O'Rowe Cover Art

Cyberpunk Comic Reality Hackers Kickstarter 100% Funded!

Within just seven days of launching the Kickstarter campaign for my cyberpunk comic Reality Hackers, we hit the funding target!

This was my first attempt at launching a crowdfunding campaign. I’ll be honest – at first I wasn’t sure if it was going to be successful. I didn’t know how many people would be willing to pledge, especially to an artist they’d never heard of! I have a small audience on social media, but I knew I would also be targeting newcomers to the campaign.

Little did I know that independent comics fans are seriously awesome! There’s a huge source of support online for crowdfunded comics. Also, turns out people love cyberpunk!

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