ZiMo23 Interview: Dinoberry Press
Dinoberry Press is Nevyn Holmes and Julie-Anne "JAM" Muñoz. They are raising money for Dinocar on Crowdfundr. Their last release was Justicar, which you can buy here.
Q: Easy question first: Give us the elevator pitch of your project. Tell us about it in two sentences or less.
A: Dinocar is an all-ages, collaborative & chaotic art-making game about city planning in a world where dinosaurs drive cars. Players use any kind of art supplies they want, plus stickers and tape, to map out a chunk of a world and then drive all over it to create a unique piece of abstract art!
Q: Is this your first ZineMonth project or have you done it before? If it's your first, talk a bit about what inspired you to give it a shot this year. If you've done it before, what's something you've learned from previous crowdfunding projects that you may be doing differently this time, or, if you're not doing anything differently, talk a bit about your previous projects.
A: This is our first ZiMo project, but we did Zine Quest a couple years ago and have run a few crowdfunding projects. This year, we're aiming to keep things small while still bringing in a few great artists to add some extra spice to the game. The biggest thing we've learned, and are still learning, is scope management. It's something that gets away from a lot of creators, and something we've had to get a handle on the hard way. It can be pretty tough to temper your excitement for a project and keep things focused, especially with an event like Zine Month, that is best fit for smaller projects.
Q: Finally, tell us something about your current project that really excites you but the average backer may not be aware of. Maybe a twist to an old trope, a new way of presenting something, or maybe just something you've never tried before that you're using this as an opportunity to try out.
A: Like a couple of our other ideas, the idea for Dinocar came from a joke! As we kept working on the idea, it came together really well and we found something super fun. The biggest thing we want people to walk away from Dinocar with is the believe that anyone can mark art, and that making art is fun-- especially with friends!