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Thanks so much for supporting my Kickstarter campaign to help me publish my book Afterschool Special. You're great! Many of you are people I know, admire, love, and respect...so I really appreciate the support. I can't begin to tell you how much that means to me. I realize that most of you don't have money to throw around. Thank you for considering this project and for your generosity. For those of you I don't know, I sincerely appreciate your interest in my work too. Awesome!
Again, just in case you're not sure how this works, no funds will be deducted from you unless this project is indeed fully-funded.
There are five days left for this campaign to reach the goal of $4200. Unfortunately, I am not even halfway towards reaching this goal. The funding goal is based on a quote I've gotten from my printer as well as distribution costs. I don't plan on making much money from this book (if any). My goal is simply to see it in print and to bring that completed vision to an audience --- YOU! This book was a labor of love and I always hoped it might find an audience.
I feel uncomfortable asking anyone for money and was critical of this whole Kickstarter thing for some time. However, after my book was rejected from several publishers and a Xeric-grant application, I realized I would have to publish it myself. Unfortunately, I am lacking in funds to do this. Much of this has to do with the fact that I was unemployed for most of 2011 and relocated for a new job at the end of the year. Kickstarter seemed to be another option, so I thought I'd give it a go. And again, I feel so great to have your support.
I'd also like to thank the other artists who I met at a residency I attended at the end of 2010 at the Atlantic Center of the Arts. This group, headed by Craig Thompson, helped me to bring shape to the idea I had for creating a longer story with my comics in book form. I'm not sure this project would've seen completion without the encouragement from this fine group of peers/fellow artists.
If you are willing, please share any information about Afterschool Special with friends that you can. I'd love to be able to get this book in your hands, but I'm going to need a lot of other people to consider a pre-order in order to actually make this happen.
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Jan 12, 2012 - Feb 13, 2012 (32 days)
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1 copy of the Afterschool Special graphic novella. (includes shipping within USA only)Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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1 copy of the Afterschool Special graphic novella. (includes shipping for people outside of the USA)Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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1 copy of the Afterschool Special graphic novella. *Also 1 copy of my book Dirtbags, Mallchicks and Motorbikes (a 2008 Xeric Grant Winner). ***Only available for shipping within USA.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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Receive an original, finished, one-of-a-kind black and white ink drawing. Size will be approximately 6 X 8 inches. Also, a copy of Afterschool Special and Dirtbags, Mallchicks and Motrobikes.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012