IN THE FINAL DAYS of the Fantasyville Holiday Pop-Up Shop

final hours! get your indie comics and art at before Dec 1!

Framing this announcement are images of what's available in the Fantasyville Holiday Pop-Up Shop.

We’re in the FINAL DAYS of the Fantasyville Holiday Pop-up Shop, yo.

Once again, we’re accepting orders until Dec 1!

Maybe you’re looking for a story about a chaos deity and a farmer girl becoming friends? Or an alien who crash lands in the backyard of a salaryman? Or animal children in the late 90s and a secret conspiracy in their small town?

Or maybe you’re looking for art books? We have one for gnomes and a preorder for one about cats!

Perhaps short stories are more your flavor? We have prose and poetry, cryptids, and (surprise) gnomes, all in short story collections.

We also have prints and tote bags – the tote bags were VERY popular at the pop-up event we did at Aistear Brewing last week. So we only have a handful left. Nab them while you can!

But – once again – in our final days, you only have UNTIL DEC 1 AT MIDNIGHT to place your order!

We are also planning a wrap-up party Livestream for the evening of Dec 1 on YouTube. Be sure to subscribe and get notifications for when we go live! You can chat with the artists from the pop-up shop and ask anything.

If you have placed your order already, or you’re broke, please share the campaign as far and wide as you can. Sharing is caring and helps more than you know.

That’s all for now. Thank you for your support!

You. Are. Awesome.

NOW OPEN – The Fantasyville Holiday Pop-Up Shop!

The first-ever Fantasyville Holiday Pop-Up Shop is…

We’re accepting orders from now until Dec 1 – just in time for some online Holiday shopping!

Now, you’re used to seeing work from me. This year, I wanted to highlight other indie creators I think you might like! To get a taste, you can check out this YouTube live stream.

This year, we’re featuring work created by…

  • Mel Sealy (Read All Over)
  • Chloe Rose (various prints)
  • Ben Wright-Heuman (Family Business)
  • JM Hunter (You Don’t Gnome Me)
  • Blake ‘Gio’ Mathias (Tukk & Rol)
  • Caroline Manley (My Husband Is A Space Alien!!)
  • Sean McGavin (Danse Macabre)
  • Kate E. Lore (Melancholy Evil Pop Tart)
  • And more!

I’m also including pre-orders for my newest work – CATS: A Sketchbook, collecting this year’s Inktober sketches, all about cats!

So head on over to the shop and check out what’s in store! And stay tuned – new products will get switched out every week.

If you’re broke, share this news with your friends! Sharing is caring and it helps more than you know.

That’s all for now. Thank you for your support!

You. Are. Awesome.

Change of Plans for Mr. Dino

There is a change of plans regarding a future shop.

Before I go into that, I’ve officially “Finished” the Mr. Dino Pride Keychains campaign, meaning payments are done processing. Once I receive the keychains from the supplier, pre-orders will be fulfilled.

After pre-orders are fulfilled, however, Mr. Dino will NOT roll over into a separate shop.

Why? Because there is not enough demand or product to justify opening a separate storefront for Mr. Dino at this time. I have enough stock to fulfill pre-orders, but no more than that.

Does this mean that Mr. Dino will not get future merch? No. Mr. Dino will still be around. But he will be listed alongside my other stock on my Ko-Fi shop.

Will Mr. Dino have future crowdfunding campaigns? Who’s to say? He may get a campaign of his own, and/or he may have merch listed as rewards in a different campaign. I’m leaving those plans open for now.

Until then, I will keep you in the loop when the keychains arrive from the printer. Once they arrive, orders will ship out ASAP.

In the meantime, TOMORROW, the Holiday Pop-Up Shop opens! You can get a preview now. Sign up for the newsletter to get notified when the store opens.

Keep in mind, as well, that the Holiday Pop-Up shop will feature new indie artists alongside my own work! Subscribe to my YouTube channel to catch one-on-one live chats with the artists who are featured this year.

That’s all for now. Thank you for your support!

You. Are. Awesome.

Volume 2 of The Legend Has Been Shipped! Plus Other Crowdfunding News

In today’s serving at the Crowdfund Café, Volume 2 of The Legend of Jamie Roberts has been shipped to backers!

Let’s dive right into the main course…


Yes! The books arrived at the studio last week, and they are now in transit to backers. Backers should have emails with tracking numbers for their packages. Send an email to if your rewards get lost or damaged.

If you would like to see early access to volume 3 of the adventure, consider supporting Kelci on Ko-fi! For $5 a month, you get early access to Volume 3’s pages, as well as exclusive zines, shop discount codes, shout-outs on YouTube, and other rewards.

So what’s next?


The Holiday Pop-up Shop opens next week! We now have our stock ready and will be making listings this week.

Things to watch out for in the pop-up shop include:

  • Pre-orders for Kelci’s Inktober 2023 Sketchbook, Cats!
  • Art prints from Chloe Rose, including VTuber and Eizouken art.
  • Read All Over by Mel Sealy
  • Less Than Secret and What the Gnomes Know – comics anthologies from Canonwrite Productions
  • Tukk and Rol, volume 1 by Blake Mathias
  • And lots more from up-and-coming indie creators!

The Crowdfundr page is up and will open for orders on October 31. Sign up for the newsletter to get notifications and updates.


The first arc of the story is now available as a comics PDF download on Ko-Fi! The Sketchbook PDFs (once available on Crowdfundr) will be coming after the Pop-Up Shop closes on December 1.


Last I checked with the keychain supplier, the keychains were in production. But they haven’t been shipped yet. I’ll keep you posted as soon as I hear anything.

Be sure to stay tuned for further updates!

That’s all for now. Thank you for reading!

You. Are. Awesome.

Crowdfund Café – The Printer’s Proof Has Arrived!

In today’s edition of the Crowdfund Café – the printer’s proof has arrived for…


That’s right! Just watch the video up top to see the proof from the printer. After a little more back and forth for corrections, the book is now ready for the presses. Stay tuned for further updates!


Speaking of proofs, we just sent the approval of Mr. Dino’s proofs to the keychain printer. These will take longer to arrive, as the order is coming from overseas. If anything changes, we will keep you informed.


We are now preparing the Crowdfundr page and promotional materials to send off to comic book shops, indie bookstores, podcasts, and other outlets. Subscribe to the newsletter for more as things develop.


Things are either printing or still being built. We’re getting things prepared, slowly but surely.

To help pass the time, be sure to subscribe to Kelci’s YouTube channel. They’re posting Inktober art daily in Shorts, and streaming live on Tuesdays and Fridays at 6 pm EST.

And if you would like to get unlimited zines, shout-outs on YouTube, and other rewards, support Kelci on Ko-fi for $5 a month.

That’s all for now. Thanks for reading and watching!

You. Are. Awesome.

Pride Merch and a Pledge Drive

In this latest edition of Crowdfund Café, we’re covering Mr. Dino Pride Merch and a Pledge Drive for Members. Plus a lot more!

Let’s get right to it…


The Crowdfundr is paused (not closed, to ensure the campaign can turn into a storefront later). This means we’re not accepting further pledges at this time. We’re tallying up pre-orders now and getting them ready for the printer.


Kelci is running a pledge drive for new members to join their Ko-Fi page! Members who pledge $5 a month will get:

  • early access to webcomics, including The Legend of Jamie Roberts and Vanita and the Demon King,
  • unlimited zines delivered to their inbox,
  • bonus perks for backing a Crowdfundr and/or KickStarter campaign,
  • an exclusive supporter newsletter,
  • shout-outs on YouTube,
  • and lots more!

To get the full list of perks, and to subscribe, head over to Kelci’s Ko-Fi and click “Memberships.” You can also pledge via Fan Clubs.

You also have the option of pledging $15 a month, which will get you the above perks PLUS exclusive desktop and phone wallpapers to download.

To see what Kelci’s goals are for memberships, watch their pledge drive video.


the printer's proof of The Legend of Jamie Roberts, volume 2, a comic by Kelci D Crawford. The cover depicts a blonde genderqueer person standing in a forest. Between the trees we see an enormous dragon with red and gold scales.

We have received the proof from the printer! Kelci will post a video on their YouTube channel before the end of the week to show it off. After reviewing the proof, we sent some corrected pages to the printer and are awaiting the digital proof. If everything looks good after that, we’ll send the approval to the printer!


We are preparing a special Holiday Pop-Up shop to open in November! This pop-up shop will highlight independent fantasy creators from Ohio in a special online shopping event for the season. To stay tuned for creator highlights, product previews, and more, subscribe to the newsletter to stay up to date.

That’s all for now. Thank you for your support!

You. Are. Awesome.

Membership Drive and Mr. Dino Pre-Orders

In today’s edition of the Crowdfund Café, we’re discussing a new membership drive and extending Mr. Dino’s pre-orders for Pride Merch.

Let’s start with…


Due to the supplier being on vacation until October 5, we’re extending the pre-order window. Mr. Dino Pride Keychains and Stickers are now available UNTIL OCTOBER 6 at 11:59 pm EST.

The campaign has already hit the base goal. If the campaign can get to $244 raised, backers will receive an additional sticker from Mr. Dino’s friend, Bronto. To find out more or to support the campaign, check out the Crowdfundr.


Kelci D. Crawford is running a membership drive for their Ko-Fi memberships and Fan Club offerings! By supporting them for $5 a month, members get unlimited zines, early access to webcomics, shop and commission discounts, and other rewards. Check out Kelci’s Ko-Fi Page and official Fan Club page for more details.


Fantasyville is planning a big Holiday Pop-Up event, featuring up-and-coming indie creators! To stay tuned for updates on this offering, sign up for the email newsletter.


The printer is still putting files together for The Legend of Jamie Roberts, Volume 2. Digital rewards have already been sent out. If you did not receive them, please email so that can get sorted right away.

In the meantime, stay tuned to Kelci’s newsletter for updates as soon as Kelci gets them.

That’s all for now. Thank you for reading!

You. Are. Awesome.

Is Mr. Dino Getting an Extension?

Is Mr. Dino getting an extension on Crowdfundr?

Today’s Crowdfund Café update features news that’s familiar to a lot of IRL cafés – supply chain snafus.


We found out our supplier for keychains is going on vacation between September 28 and October 5. This falls in the window that the Crowdfundr for Mr. Dino Pride keychains would close.

So here’s a question for current and pending backers: Should we wrap up the campaign early and put orders in ASAP? OR, should we extend the campaign to October 6?

Let me know by leaving a comment on the campaign update!


The files are sent off to the printer! Now, don’t expect an update from the printer for another 14 days (at best). But I DID ask for a print proof before we go full steam ahead.

Until we hear further, digital rewards have been sent. Backers, check your inboxes for those rewards.


Stay tuned to my email newsletter for October. While there are no Crowdfundr campaigns planned for October, I WILL be running a Club Pledge Drive.

As for November – we’re planning a Fantasyville Holiday Pop-Up Shop! More info is coming after October 1.

That’s all for now. Thank you for reading!

You. Are. Awesome.

Crowdfunding Café: Mr. Dino’s Goal

It’s time for another serving from the Crowdfund Café! We’re talking about Mr. Dino’s Goal, exclusive treasure from The Legend, and more.

In Crowdfund Café, we’re rounding up the latest news on crowdfunding campaigns that Fantasyville Productions is running, doing fulfillment for, or otherwise has a hand in.

Without further ado, here’s the latest from the Crowdfund Café…


Mr. Dino has hit the goal! The campaign will continue running until Sept 30 for pre-orders – and I’m looking at rolling the campaign over into a dedicated shop. Crowdfundr as a platform allows for that. I’m still figuring out the details, and will give an update as soon as that’s figured out.

Until then, any support you can give the campaign is appreciated, whether that’s backing it or sharing the link with friends.


The first 10 backers of The Legend should now have their exclusive phone wallpapers! Check your inboxes.

In the meantime, the files need one final read-through before they’re sent off to the printer. The ISBN and barcode will also need to be handled.

As that is getting worked on, digital rewards will be sent out over the next two weeks. Backers should get all their digital rewards before Sept 28. More updates will come as things get finished.


The financial report is coming together and should be out by next week. Tune in this Tuesday at 6 pm EDT on Kelci’s YouTube live stream. There, they will give shout-outs to everyone who backed the campaign at the top of the episode. The segment will also be made into a separate video for later viewing.

That’s all for now. Stay tuned on the email newsletter for further updates and behind-the-scenes clips!

Thank you for your support.

You. Are. Awesome.

Crowdfundr Café – Mr. Dino is NOW LIVE

It’s time for another serving from the Crowdfund Café!

In Crowdfund Café, we’re rounding up the latest news on crowdfunding campaigns that Fantasyville Productions is running, doing fulfillment for, or otherwise has a hand in.

Without further ado, here’s the latest from the Crowdfund Café…


Mr. Dino LGBTQ+ Pride Merch is now live on Crowdfundr! Pre-orders for keychains and stickers of 16+ different Pride Flags will be accepted until September 30. The first 6 backers will get a limited edition Mr. Dino as Wizard mini-print.


Volume 2 has finished raising funds on Crowdfundr. 29 backers pledged $982 to make it happen!

The files are being polished before being sent to the printer. In the meantime, orders will be tallied and cataloged. If you backed the campaign and have changed your address since moving, please email Kelci ASAP at kelci(at)


A financial report is coming soon, to break down gross sales, costs, and what profit was left. In the future, financial reports will be provided for all crowdfunding campaigns once rewards are fulfilled.

That’s all for now. Stay tuned for more news!

Thank you for reading and for your support.

You. Are. Awesome.