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pledged of $750pledged of $750 goal
9
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, April 17 2014 11:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

Groupie-Squirrel Tees has several new t-shirt designs ready to go to production, and just needs the funds to pay for the shirts.

Three of my favorite things in the world are music, comics, and snarky t-shirts.  Last April I launched my own web comic about music, "With the Band."  Thanks to your help with G-S's first project, we already have two designs printed and selling!  Now we're ready to add a fourth (and maybe more--go Stretch Goals!).

VM-Day ("Victory Mordor Day").  The Gondorian New Year.  25 March, as the Shire reckons such things.  A day we should never forget.     My goal of $1000 will pay for the first design's three color screens, the test printing, and six dozen additional printings to go up for sale.

The New Design

Never Forget
Never Forget

 The new design is ready to go to the printer (you can also see the design here).  Let your LotR geek-flag fly and remind people everywhere that nerd freedom isn't free!  ADDENDUM: I altered the design slightly (with the permission of all the current supporters) to change the emphasis from "3.25" (a deeply nerdy joke) to "Never Forget" (a slightly less nerdy joke.  I think it works better and is less confusing to the masses this way!

The Old Design

Mouse Star
Mouse Star

Or, if you would like to support the second Kickstarter, but really prefer the "Mouse Star" shirt from the first Kickstarter, you can get one those shirts too!

The Design in Between

Groupie Squirrel Gray
Groupie Squirrel Gray

 Or you can have one of the meta Groupie Squirrel Tees Groupie Squirrel t-shirts we printed in between projects!

Purple Groupie Squirrel
Purple Groupie Squirrel

Finally, we have a limited number of Special Edition Purple Groupie Squirrel Tees t-shirts that you can order specifically with a $30 pledge.  If you order multiple tees and want one of them to be this one, just add $5 to your pledge.

New Pledge Reward: It's Okay, You're With the Band!

For a $50 Pledge you'll receive a one-of-a-kind, personalized "With the 
Band" comic strip!  You send me an amusing personal anecdote and pictures of yourself and/or any relevant characters (with their permission, of course!), and I'll make your a one, two, or four-panel (depending on length of the story and narrative necessity) WtB comic strip (see Rewards, to the right)!

For example, a friend (and previous KS supporter) posted the following story on his Facebook Timeline: "A small white girl once told me that I know nothing of the plight of black people because my mother is white."  From that, and a couple of pictures from his FB photos, I made this:

You'll get both a printed (signed or not signed, your choice) and a digital copy of your strip.  I may post your strip as "vacation filler" at wtbcomic.com as well, but ONLY with your express permission--it's yours!

Stretch Goal #1: $1500

Hugz?
Hugz?

The most popular design among supporters of our first Kickstarter project, after "Mouse Star" and "Groupie Squirrel," was "Hugz," so we'll make this shirt as our first Stretch Goal.

Risks and challenges

Most of the risks and challenges I've already overcome with the first Groupie Squirrel T-shirt Project. The printer and I already have a working relationship, and we've sorted out the formatting issues between my designs and her equipment.

The most likely challenge is one that I welcome, that of too much success. If this Kickstarter generates enough support, production delays will be inevitable. The printer can turn around hundreds of shirts in less than two weeks, but if we need to generate thousands, obviously it will take longer.

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    Radio Play: You'll get my eternal gratitude and your name (and website) immortalized on a special Thank You page at wtbcomic.com. Plus, this will open the door for you to up your bid later, if you wish.

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    The Single: You'll get my eternal gratitude, a Thank You on the website, plus one postcard each of all of the designs that get funded in this project.

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    The EP: You'll receive my eternal gratitude, a Thank You on the website, the postcard(s), plus an "autographed photo"* of your favorite "With the Band" character.

    *Not really a photo, and not really autographed--they're comic characters!--but you'll get a picture of the character signed by someone!

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    The Album: You'll receive one t-shirt of your choice, depending on design availability. If the Never Forget design is funded, you can either have that shirt, or one of the Mouse Star or Groupie Squirrel shirts from the previous Kickstarter project; if any of the stretch goals are reached, you can choose from any of those designs! You choose the size, S-4XL. Plus, you'll get my eternal gratitude, the postcard(s), and the "photo."

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    The Purple Squirrel Special (S): You'll receive a special, limited edition purple Groupie Squirrel t-shirt. Size S. Plus, you'll get my eternal gratitude, the postcard(s), and the "photo."

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    The Purple Squirrel Special (M): You'll receive a special, limited edition purple Groupie Squirrel t-shirt. Size M. Plus, you'll get my eternal gratitude, the postcard(s), and the "photo."

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    The Purple Squirrel Special (L): You'll receive a special, limited edition purple Groupie Squirrel t-shirt. Size L. Plus, you'll get my eternal gratitude, the postcard(s), and the "photo."

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    The Purple Squirrel Special (XL): You'll receive a special, limited edition purple Groupie Squirrel t-shirt. Size XL. Plus, you'll get my eternal gratitude, the postcard(s), and the "photo."

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    The Purple Squirrel Special (2XL): You'll receive a special, limited edition purple Groupie Squirrel t-shirt. Size 2XL. Plus, you'll get my eternal gratitude, the postcard(s), and the "photo."

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    The Purple Squirrel Special (3XL): You'll receive a special, limited edition purple Groupie Squirrel t-shirt. Size 3XL. Plus, you'll get my eternal gratitude, the postcard(s), and the "photo."

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    Pledge $45 or more About $45

    The Double Album: You'll receive two t-shirts of your choice, depending on design availability. If the Never Forget design is funded, you can either have that shirt, or one of the Mouse Star or Groupie Squirrel shirts from the previous Kickstarter project; if any of the stretch goals are reached, you can choose from any of those designs! You choose the size, S-4XL. Plus, you'll get my eternal gratitude, the postcard(s), and the "photo."

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    It's Okay, You're With the Band: For a $50 Pledge you'll receive your own personalized "With the Band" comic strip! Send me an amusing personal anecdote, and some pictures of you and/or any relevant characters in the story, and I'll send you a one-of-a-kind, personalized one, two, or four-panel comic strip (depending on the length of the story and its narrative requirements)! I may use said strip in a future "vacation filler" at wtbcomic.com, but ONLY with your express permission! You'll receive both an 8.5" x 11" print and a digital copy (in your choice of formats).

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    The Rock Block: You'll receive three t-shirts of your choice, depending on design availability. If the Never Forget design is funded, you can either have that shirt, or one of the Mouse Star or Groupie Squirrel shirts from the previous Kickstarter project; if any of the stretch goals are reached, you can choose from any of those designs! You choose the size, S-4XL. Plus, you'll get my eternal gratitude, the postcard(s), and the "photo."

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    Pledge $70 or more About $70

    The Box Set: You'll receive four t-shirts of your choice, depending on design availability. If the Never Forget design is funded, you can either have that shirt, or one of the Mouse Star or Groupie Squirrel shirts from the previous Kickstarter project; if any of the stretch goals are reached, you can choose from any of those designs! You choose the size, S-4XL. Plus, you'll get my eternal gratitude, the postcard(s), and the "photo."

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    The Gambler: Pledge at this level and you'll receive one of each shirt design that gets funded, plus a Mouse Star and a Groupie Squirrel shirt from the previous project. Yes, you could end up getting three $33 shirts if only the basic design is funded, but you could also get nine $11 shirts if six of the stretch goals are reached, and if we blow past these, I'll be adding more. Plus, you'll get my eternal gratitude, the postcard(s), and the "photo."

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    The Corporate Sellout: This Reward is exclusively for Brick-and-Mortar stores. Get 10 shirts to sell in your store! You pick the design and I'll send you one of each size, plus three more of the sizes of your choice. You'll also get a place on the Wall of Fame at wtbcomic.com, including a link to your store's website.

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    Squirrel Groupie: For a $500 pledge you'll receive "NOT a Lifetime Subscription! I plan to keep doing this for a long time, and while I'm doing it, I'll send you one of each of the designs I make from the first batch, including this Kickstarter, the two previous designs, and any of the stretch goals we reach! Kickstarter won't let me give you a lifetime subscription because it doesn't have a definite end, so let's say you get a subscription for the next 10 years (and I'll try not to think of the implications of my "lifetime" being 10 more years). Plus, you'll get my eternal gratitude, the postcard(s), and the "photo." Heck, I'll send you TWO photos!

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Funding period

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