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An indie comic + companion EP about William Shakespeare fighting crime in the style of 60's Batman. Written in iambic pentameter.
An indie comic + companion EP about William Shakespeare fighting crime in the style of 60's Batman. Written in iambic pentameter.
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    INSINCERE THANKS

    Hey you really "did something." Everything you contribute is "much appreciated."

    JUST KIDDING, I LOVE YOU! HAVE SOME WALLPAPERS FOR YOUR PHONE AND DESKTOP, PLUS YOU GET A BIG BLAST OF EMAILS WITH PROJECT UPDATES AND AN OFFICIAL PRINT-AT-HOME ACTIVITY KIT.

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    SINCERE THANKS

    Thank you so much. We really cannot have done this without you. With your support, No Holds Bard will break through the shackles of imagination and enter the realm of the real. You have my eternal, undying, genuine gratitude, and also an extra wallpaper for your phone and desktop and a ringtone version of Spencer Owen's theme from No Holds Bard.

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    THE DRAMATIC DUO COMPANION EP

    A Digital-Only Double-A-Sided 7" (I'm told that's the real term, but rest assured, it's a download), featuring original songs from Dude Bro Party Massacre III's Spencer Owen and adult heartthrob Allie Goertz inspired by No Holds Bard.

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    DIGITAL ISSUE

    You will receive a digital, DRM-free PDF of No Holds Bard issue 1 sent straight to your preferred digital mailbox. 22-heart pounding pages of high drama, with art from some of the hottest artists in comics, plus pin-ups and more!

    Includes the Dramatic Duo Companion EP, the Sincere Thanks and Insincere Thanks rewards.

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    GROUNDLING SPECIAL

    Become immortal like the works of Shakespeare with your name printed in the back page of the comic.

    Includes the Digital Issue, the Dramatic Duo Companion EP, the Sincere Thanks and Insincere Thanks rewards.

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    A STUCK HEART!

    You'll receive not one, but TWO DIFFERENT STICKERS to do with as you please. Stick 'em to your laptop, your locker, your bumper, or your little brother's head. They also make for excellent bookmarks.

    Includes the Groundling Special, Digital Issue, the Dramatic Duo Companion EP, the Sincere Thanks and Insincere Thanks rewards.

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    ANTIC FACE

    You'll be the belle of all those masquerade balls you go to with this one-size-fits-most orange domino mask, modeled on The Bard's own disguise!

    Includes Stickers, Groundling Special, Digital Issue, the Dramatic Duo Companion EP, the Sincere Thanks and Insincere Thanks rewards.

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    WORK OF ART

    A high quality 9x12 lithograph of your choice of pin-up from Dave Kloc (cover), Sina Grace, Bobby Rubio, or Ashlyn Anstee signed by the author with a real feather pen.

    Includes the Domino Mask, Stickers, Groundling Special, Digital Issue, the Dramatic Duo Companion EP, the Sincere Thanks and Insincere Thanks rewards.

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    UPPER CLASS FASHION

    Dress like a king in a specially printed T-Shirt designed by our own Dave Kloc!

    Includes the Domino Mask, Stickers, Groundling Special, Digital Issue, the Dramatic Duo Companion EP, the Sincere Thanks and Insincere Thanks rewards.

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    FINERY COMBO!
    (T-SHIRT+LITHO)

    A comedy of errors occurred with the shipping cost of the last reward, so it's been updated with FREE US SHIPPING!

    So you're out and about wearing a beautiful No Holds Bard T-Shirt, when you catch the eye of a certain someone. Next thing you know, they're at your window reciting poetry. You invite them in, and they comment you have excellent taste in lithographs.

    THIS WILL ALL HAPPEN IF YOU CHOOSE THIS REWARD.

    Includes the Domino Mask, Stickers, Groundling Special, Digital Issue, the Dramatic Duo Companion EP, the Sincere Thanks and Insincere Thanks rewards.

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    A MARRIAGE OF TRUE MINDS
    (T-SHIRT + ALL 4 LITHOS)

    The same thing that happened at the $80 level will happen here, except this time, that crooner might think you're a little obsessive since you have all 5 lithographs displayed proudly the same wall. Whatever happens, don't rush off to the apothecary just yet.

    Includes the Domino Mask, Stickers, Groundling Special, Digital Issue, the Dramatic Duo Companion EP, the Sincere Thanks and Insincere Thanks rewards.

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    SONNET 4 U

    Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Well I will, when I write you an original sonnet. That's right, not one, not two, but three quatrains and a rhyming couplet praising your generosity. Guaranteed to make your heart go aflutter and your knees grow weak.

    Includes T-Shirt, All Four Lithographs, Domino Mask, Stickers, Groundling Special, Digital Issue, the Dramatic Duo Companion EP, the Sincere Thanks and Insincere Thanks rewards.

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    ORIGINAL BARF COMICS ART

    Own a piece of history with an original bristol board with James Callahan's sequential stylings drawn all over it. That's right, this is authentic production material from one of the best artists in comics today.

    Sorry, I choose which one you get. But on the bright side, they're all great!

    Includes the T-Shirt, All Four Lithographs, Domino Mask, Stickers, Groundling Special, Digital Issue, the Dramatic Duo Companion EP, the Sincere Thanks and Insincere Thanks rewards.

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    ALAS, POOR YORICK!

    A fancy velour-lined wooden box designed by propmaster Sally Courtois exclusively for a generous No Holds Bard supporter. Inside the box is a bona fide HUMAN SKULL, guaranteed curse-free. Act out one of the most famous scenes in theater history with only minor ethical qualms! You'll be saying "What a deal, Horatio!"

    It is legal to possess and transfer human bones under state and federal law, except where prohibited. This particular skull was part of a teaching collection and does not fall under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.

    Includes an Extra-Special Sonnet, T-Shirt, All Four Lithographs, Two Domino Masks, A Dozen Stickers, The Lord's Box Special (Your name will go above all those pesky Groundlings), Digital Issue, the Dramatic Duo Companion EP, the Sincere Thanks and Insincere Thanks rewards.

    Not eligible for shipping to Tennessee, New York, or Georgia

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    FINERY COMBO!
    (T-SHIRT+LITHO)

    So you're out and about wearing a beautiful No Holds Bard T-Shirt, when you catch the eye of a certain someone. Next thing you know, they're at your window reciting poetry. You invite them in, and they comment you have excellent taste in lithographs.

    THIS WILL ALL HAPPEN IF YOU CHOOSE THIS REWARD.

    Includes the Domino Mask, Stickers, Groundling Special, Digital Issue, the Dramatic Duo Companion EP, the Sincere Thanks and Insincere Thanks rewards.

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