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A NEW line of All-Reader friendly comic books from the minds of Eisner and Harvey Award winning cartoonists Art Baltazar & Franco!
A NEW line of All-Reader friendly comic books from the minds of Eisner and Harvey Award winning cartoonists Art Baltazar & Franco!
1,131 backers pledged $47,483 to help bring this project to life.

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AW YEAH COMICS! will be a new all-reader friendly comic book featuring characters created by Eisner and Harvey award winning cartoonists Art Baltazar and Franco. Though centered around Action Cat and Adventure Bug, AW YEAH COMICS! will have a whole cast of characters created just for this title.

Some of the Heroes and Villains from AW YEAH COMICS!
Some of the Heroes and Villains from AW YEAH COMICS!

We've a long list of talented contributors on board and plan to mix stories by established creators with those of up and comers. Accessible to adults and children alike, our hope is to present a comic book that has just as much to offer a little girl as it does a little boy, and leave absolutely no one out of the fun.

Because fun is important. Fun is a good thing for a comic book to have, and we want to add a little bit more of it to what's out there now.

The plans have been made, amazingly talented people have gotten involved, and we've already begun work on the first six issues. What we're coming to you for is to ask for your help in getting them printed. Our goal of $15,000 is to cover the cost of printing those first six issues, taking care of the (creation and/or shipping of) incentives, and pay the fees that will be incurred after a successful funding.

With stories by established professionals like Art Baltazar, Franco, Mark Waid, Brad Meltzer, Chris Roberson, Jason Aaron, and new voices such as Denver Brubaker, Alejandro Rosado, Patrick Scullin, Jen Aprahamian and Chris Smits, we feel we're really creating something special. Something that everyone can smile about and it's something we all really want to get the chance to share with you and yours.

We've tried to keep the incentives accessible to everyone, with some (what we're hoping you think are) very cool lower dollar amount rewards. There are some push goals in mind and some more really fun and unique rewards to be added if funding goes well, so we've got our collective fingers crossed that you'll be able to help us reach our goals.

Thank you for your time in reading our pitch.

You're awesome.

Awesome Bear & Daring Dog
Awesome Bear & Daring Dog
Marquaid & Evil Cat
Marquaid & Evil Cat

PUSH GOAL! Since we've successfully funded the first six issues, we're trying to get to $30,000 and fund the entire first year! TWELVE issues of AW YEAH COMICS! means more of everything awesome! More issues, more creators, more FUN! Dealer incentives have been added to help reach this goal, and the original pages of artwork for the second issue are now up for grabs as well.

Let's keep the momentum going, everyone! We've got a lot more plans if we can kick a lot more starter!

Risks and challenges

Our target release date of printed books is April 26-28, 2013, at Chicago's C2E2 convention. Since work has already commenced on these books, issues 1-3 are already 80% finished and books 4-6 are around 60%. With this head start we are hoping to meet the reward dates listed, with the other rewards hopefully following suit.

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    26 page EXCLUSIVE digital comic that will be available as part of this Kickstarter and this Kickstarter ONLY! There will be NO printed version, nor will it be released anywhere else! Features the origins of the villainous Marquaid (by Art Baltazar) and Polar Cycle (by Franco)!

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    Digital version of the fantastical first issue debut of AW YEAH COMICS #1! Action Cat! Adventure Bug! Awesomeness!

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    Keeping it simple with a 26 page EXCLUSIVE digital comic that will be available as part of this Kickstarter and this Kickstarter ONLY! There will be NO printed version, nor will it be released anywhere else! Features the origins of the villainous Marquaid (by Art Baltazar) and Polar Cycle (by Franco)!

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    AW YEAH Read-a-long! The Aw Yeah Crew will record a reading of the digital comic from Reward #1 for you to follow along with at home! Combined with Reward #1, this MP3 will give you the experience of a classic book and record set! This is also EXCLUSIVE with this Kickstarter and will not be released through any other outlets.

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    Pre-order the first 3 issues of AW YEAH COMICS! 28 pages each with no ads and full color awesome sent to your doorstep. Also includes the digital copy of issue #1 from Reward 2. Ships to the U.S. and Canada only, Canadian friends please add $20 for shipping costs.

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    The full and awesome Aw Yeah Read-a-long Experience! This reward will give you the digital Kickstarter EXCLUSIVE Marquaid/Polar Cycle comic AND the MP3 of the Aw Yeah Crew cast recording!

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    Original mini-painting by Art Baltazar. Featuring a random character, these 2"x2" pieces of artwork will be hand painted with love and sent anywhere in the U.S. or Canada. Canadian friends please add $20 for shipping costs.

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    EXCLUSIVE AW YEAH COMICS! print. This full color 11"x17" print will feature the artwork of Art Baltazar and will feature characters from the world of AW YEAH COMICS! Signed and numbered by Mr. Baltazar, these will be another Kickstarter EXCLUSIVE (not to be for sale anywhere else after this) and limited to the number of pledges. This will be shipped anywhere in the U.S. and Canada. Canadian friends please add $20 for shipping costs.

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    Pre-order the first 6 issues of AW YEAH COMICS! Stories by Art Baltazar, Franco, Mark Waid, Chris Roberson, Jason Aaron and more will be packed into these comic books. Full color and 28 pages each with no ads. These 6 issues are what it's all about, folks! We'll ship anywhere in the U.S. and Canada. Canadian friends please add $20 for shipping costs.

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    Dealer Incentive! 5 copies each of issues #1, #2, and #3 of AW YEAH COMICS! U.S. orders only, please.

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    Going Old School! This reward will give you the Patrick the Wolf Boy Birthday Special, the Post Halloween Left Over Monster Thanksgiving Special, Grim Reaper, the Grim Reaper Super Special, and the Grim Reaper Halloween Fiesta! All signed and all awesome! We're even throwing in the AW YEAH COMICS! digital EXCLUSIVE and digital copy of AW YEAH COMICS! #1!
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    Annual Upgrade #1! This level will give the backer the first 3 issues of AW YEAH COMICS!, the digital EXCLUSIVE "Book and Record" set, the EXCLUSIVE print, and the 2 double sized Annuals featuring Peach and Cora!
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    AW YEAH Franco Paints! This reward is a 6"x6" original painting, of a character of your choosing, by the one and only Franco! Will ship anywhere in the U.S. and Canada. Canadian friends please add $20 for shipping.

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    MYSTERY BOX #1

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    Mystery Box #2

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    Guest spot on the AW YEAH Podcast with Art and Franco! Courtesy of John Siuntres, you will join in (via Skype) on the AW YEAH shenanigans for an episode. Planet of the Apes knowledge is a plus, but not essential to the fun here. This reward is conditional to the rules and regulations set forth at Mr. Siuntres' discretion and backers will be notified before the call in date as to what these are.

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    Annual Upgrade #2! This level will give the backer the first 6 issues of AW YEAH COMICS!, the digital EXCLUSIVE "Book and Record" set, the EXCLUSIVE print, and the 2 double sized Annuals featuring Peach and Cora!
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    The complete series of Superman Family Adventures signed by Art and Franco! 12 issues of their amazing take on the greatest superhero of all time! Also includes the Kickstarter EXCLUSIVE digital comic and the digital version of AW YEAH COMICS! #1

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    Pre-order the first 12 issues of AW YEAH COMICS! Let's take it to a full year's worth! If we can hit $30,000 we'll print up issues 7-12! Backer will also get the exclusive digital comic and MP3! Due to popular demand, we will ship these WORLDWIDE! PLEASE BE ADVISED that backers at this level outside the United States will pay actual shipping costs to get it sent to their doorstep.

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    Dealer Incentive UPGRADE! 10 copies each of issues #1, #2, and #3 of AW YEAH COMICS! U.S. orders only, please.

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    The Impatience of Being Franco. Twitter exclusive!

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    Pop-Up Reward #4

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    The Meat and Potatoes! The Bare Bones! Just the Facts! By numerous requests, this reward is for just the 12 issues and the 2 annuals. No muss, no fuss, no condiments, no problem! Issues will ship as they come out, wrapping up a full year's worth of AW YEAH COMICS! goodness!

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    The original pages of artwork from the Kickstarter EXCLUSIVE digital comic in Reward #1! Each backer will receive one random page from the story which will have either been drawn and inked by Art Baltazar or Franco. Original pages from either artist are hard to find out there and here's your chance to own one for yourself (at quite the price)! Aw Yeah Art Collector! These pages will ship to anywhere in the U.S. and Canada. Canadian friends please add $20 for shipping costs.

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    For this Reward, the honorable and goodly Mr. Mark Waid will call YOU (via Skype or phone) and tell you why Superman is better than Batman. You will believe a man can fly.

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    For this Reward, the honorable and goodly Mr. Mark Waid will call YOU (via Skype or phone) and tell you why Superman is better than Aquaman. Tell the rest of the gang to just swim on by...nothing to see here.

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    For this Reward, the honorable and goodly Mr. Mark Waid will call YOU (via Skype or phone) and tell you why Superman is better than the comic book superhero of your choice.

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    A MIKE NORTON MOMENT! Quoting Mike: "If @AYCPublishing makes it to 35k with their kickstarter, I'll do a Battlepug/Action Cat/Adventure Bug story for it."

    Backers at this level will receive issues 1-12 of AW YEAH COMICS!, the "Book & Record" Set of the EXCLUSIVE digital comic and MP3, and the EXCLUSIVE print!

    AW YEAH BATTLEPUG!

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    Annual Upgrade #3! This level will give the backer the first 12 issues of AW YEAH COMICS!, the digital EXCLUSIVE "Book and Record" set, the EXCLUSIVE print, and the 2 double sized Annuals featuring Peach and Cora!
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    Pop-Up Reward #5

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    SUPER-DELUXE AWESOME ANNUAL PACKAGE! This level will give the backer the first 12 issues of AW YEAH COMICS!, the digital EXCLUSIVE "Book and Record" set, the EXCLUSIVE print, and the 2 double sized Annuals featuring Peach and Cora! You will also receive a 6"x4" original watercolor postcard from Peach artist and AW YEAH COMICS! contributor Agnes Garbowska! These postcards will feature a character from the AW YEAH COMICS! cast and are sure to be amazing!
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    Your character appears here! The backer of this reward will have their own character appear in pin-up form in the pages of AW YEAH COMICS! Backer will be notified of all conditions before print and will also receive an autographed copy of the issue it appears in. Issue will ship anywhere in the U.S. and Canada. Canadian friends please add $20 for shipping costs.

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    An original 14"x18" hand-painted character of your choice from the AW YEAH COMICS! character sheet, by the one and only Mr. Art Baltazar! Action Cat? Adventure Bug? Marquaid? All up to you! Canadian friends please add $40 for shipping costs.

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    Your Character Can Appear HERE Too! Since it was scooped up so fast, we're adding more pin-ups! Backer will have a pin-up of their character appear in an issue of AW YEAH COMICS! Backer will be notified of all conditions before print and will also receive an autographed copy of the issue it appears in. Issue will ship anywhere in the U.S. and Canada. Canadian friends please add $20 for shipping costs.

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    Own an original page of artwork from issue #2 of AW YEAH COMICS! penciled, inked and lettered by Franco, featuring Action Cat and Adventure Bug taking on Cell-Phone-Guy! Each backer will receive a random page from the issue, all 12 issues of AW YEAH COMICS!, the digital exclusive comic, and the MP3 to make your very own "Book and Record" set! Backers outside of the U.S. agree to pay actual shipping costs.

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    AW YEAH TITANS SUPER SET! Issues 1-50 of Tiny Titans by Art & Franco! Every single issue will be signed by the both of them and they'll also throw in a quick "con sketch" for you! While we're at it: you'll also get all 3 issues of Tiny Titans/Little Archie and His Pals, ALSO signed by Art & Franco! AND the two AW YEAH COMICS digital comics!

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    Aw Yeah cover for your book! Franco himself will provide cover artwork for your comic book! Working with the backer, Franco will provide them with a cover that will adhere to Franco's terms and conditions (nothing obscene etc) of which the backer will be notified of. Backer will get the digital file sent to them AND the original artwork as well. Artwork will be shipped anywhere in the U.S. and Canada. Canadian friends please add $40 for shipping costs.

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    AW YEAH ANOTHER COVER! Franco will provide this lucky backer with an original cover for their comic book! Working with the backer, Franco will provide them with a cover that will adhere to Franco's terms and conditions (nothing obscene etc) of which the backer will be notified of. Backer will get the digital file sent to them AND the original artwork as well. Artwork will be shipped anywhere in the U.S. and Canada. Canadian friends please add $40 for shipping costs.

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    This is the original cover artwork for Adventure Time #7 by Franco! Featuring Jake, Finn, Ice King, Bubblegum Princess and Lumpy Space Princess all rendered with that little bit of Franco somethin'-somethin'! Will ship anywhere in the U.S. and Canada. Canadian friends please include $40 for shipping costs.

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