The venture begins
Rossie starts working on turning his revision technique from school into comics that can help others, and to build an entertaining-education business.
Prototypes & Testing
The prototypes are made and the concept of the comics starts getting tested with other pupils.
A kickstarter is launched to raise enough money to make the first two official ‘Dekko Comics’ for public consumption.
Ltd Company Birth
The kickstarter reaches beyond it’s £10k goal and raises over £13,000. ‘Dekko Comics’ is officially set up as a Limited Company. First ever Dekko Artists are brought on board.
'Dekko Comics' is born
The first Dekko Comics issues ever — Issues 1&2 — are released to the public.
Funding & Recognition
Dekko Comics is one of the winners at Young Edge, winning £10,000 grant funding.
Rossie has been doing his first TEDX Talks on the Dekko Comics concept, and we are even featured on BBC News. Commissions are beginning to take off, as are Dekko Comics workshops. Dekko exhibits at the BETT Show that year.
Publishing Giants Attention
Dekko exhibits at the Education Show. It is also now in communications with HarperCollins, who seem potentially interested in running a publishing pilot with Dekko Comics. Management Team expands.
Issue 3 comes to be
Dekko Comics Issue 3 is Launched. Dekko Comics gets ready to enter a working relationship with HarperCollins. Artist Team expands.
New branches booming!
Rossie is sold out three times over for his workshops at the Borders Book Festival. Issue 4 is made, but not yet released to the public. Workshops and Commissions are now full branches of the business.
Issue 4, people want more
Dekko Comics Issue 4 is officially Launched at St Andrews Primary School in Stafford. Dekko Comics are being sold internationally.
Subscriptions are launched…