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The third volume of Gastrophobia, the ongoing comic adventures of a single mom Amazon in Ancient Greece!
The third volume of Gastrophobia, the ongoing comic adventures of a single mom Amazon in Ancient Greece!
209 backers pledged $7,389 to help bring this project to life.

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Gastrophobia Volume 3: Best at Winning, Worst at Love

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It's a little late in the game, but I guess it couldn't hurt to introduce some stretch goals! What's the worst that could happen?

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Gastrophobia is a "webcomic" about a single mom Amazon (Phobia) and her nerdy son (Gastro) that's been running since the summer of 2008.  I crowd-funded the first book with PayPal back in 2010 and the second book here on Kickstarter in 2012.

You could also say gastrophobia is the fear of being eaten, an issue all fantasy adventurers have to deal with.

Check out my reviews on io9 and Comics Alliance!

Phobia's life goal is to be the best at winning. The way she figures it, she only needs 10,000 hours of practice to become an expert, but she's a little preoccupied.

Her slave/boyfriend, Klepto, has been repossessed by the government, her 8-year-old son is furious because she never mentioned his father was an evil wizard, her time-cop daughter from the future keeps trying to interfere with her life, a quack of a surgeon wants to turn her into a mermaid, and a shape-shifting monster from deep within the Earth's crust either wants to be her best friend or kill her (or both).

All in all, this is an entirely accurate historical documentary about Ancient Greece.

This kickstarted book will be the same dimensions as the previous kickstarted book, but with 64 more pages! 160 numbered pages in all, printed in glorious black and orange ink (just like Greek pottery!) on cream-colored paper.

Full-color cover with matte finish plus spot gloss!
Full-color cover with matte finish plus spot gloss!
Lovely patterned inside cover!
Lovely patterned inside cover!
8 fantastic self-contained stories, not counting the introduction & closing chapters!
8 fantastic self-contained stories, not counting the introduction & closing chapters!
"Educational" sphinx comics!
"Educational" sphinx comics!
Activity pages?!
Activity pages?!
Pretty Purple Eyes!
Pretty Purple Eyes!
Red blood is red!
Red blood is red!

DRM-free pdf of Gastrophobia book 3!

Like to read comics but don't own a bookshelf?

We have a solution.
We have a solution.

Get all three books as DRM-free pdfs!

A good level for a newcomer!
A good level for a newcomer!

Try to read all of the books in one sitting!

Get the book!

Gastrophobia vol. 3: Best at Winning; Worst at Love in print!

This is probably the one you're looking for!
This is probably the one you're looking for!

Comes with a vinyl sticker and a bookmark!

Get the book! --SIGNED & SKETCHED IN!

Gastrophobia vol. 3: Best at Winning; Worst at Love in print, signed with a drawing of the character of your choice!

For those who like a personal touch.
For those who like a personal touch.

Comes with a vinyl sticker and a bookmark!

Same as the last, but with buttons!

Gastrophobia vol. 3: Best at Winning; Worst at Love in print with a drawing of the character of your choice, plus five cool 1" buttons including one printed using 24k gold foil!

Stick 'em on your backpack! Wear 'em on your denim jacket!
Stick 'em on your backpack! Wear 'em on your denim jacket!

Comes with a vinyl sticker and a bookmark!

Get all three books in print!

Comes with three vinyl stickers, a bookmark, and all three DRM-free pdfs!

An even better level for a newcomer!
An even better level for a newcomer!

Get all three books in print! --SIGNED & SKETCHED IN!

Comes with three vinyl stickers, a bookmark, and all three DRM-free pdfs!

It's all you've ever wanted!
It's all you've ever wanted!

Mega Fun Pack!

Like getting lots of stuff? This is the level for you!

Wow, that's a lotta stuff!
Wow, that's a lotta stuff!

Signed copy of book 3 + fashionable canvas Trivia the Sphinx tote bag + beautiful metal Phobia Keychain + five cool 1" buttons + three keen vinyl stickers + swanky bookmark + all three Gastrophobia DRM-free pdfs!

Your OC in Gastrophobia!

That's right. Send me a drawing or description of an original character, and I will write a story which incorporates them into the action, to run on the website and to be included in volume 4 when it comes out! And, of course, your name will be credited as the creator of the character.

That could be anyone!
That could be anyone!

This isn't a background cameo, your character will be an actual part of the story and part of Gastrophobia canon forever! I reserve the right to reject ideas I deem inappropriate, but otherwise, go wild! The more people who pledge to this reward, the crazier the story could get!

If that's not enough, you'll also recieve a high-resolution digital copy of any pages your character is on!  Dang, that's awesome!

Risks and challenges

This is my third book. I know what I'm doing and have a proven record of delivering what I promise. The book's already finished and the printers have already been contacted. This is three years of writing and drawing; already edited, formatted, and ready for print.

Should there be any problem that's out of my hands, such as printer disputes or postage issues, I will handle them personally and ensure the books get made.

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    +Trivia the Sphinx tote bag
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    Also includes a copy of Gastrophobia vol. 3: Best at Winning; Worst at Love in print signed and sketched in. Comes with 3 stickers, a bookmark, and all three DRM-free pdfs. Don't worry. The book will be mailed first, with everyone else's books. You won't have to wait for it.

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