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One-hundred and one illustrated short stories of misfits, monsters, and the terminally awkward.
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One-hundred and one. A truly horrid, unEveN number.

"Very solemn greetings,

My name is Robert Burgess and I have been compelled to write about Pinpricks. Since I have many reservations, I will speak of the facts and little else. It is HARDCOVER with 128 pages and contains some the most troubling tales I have ever read with so few lines.

What started as a writing and art exercise for Jason Pell, grew into a troubling creature of its own nature. Drawing inspiration from the horror stories he had read as a youth, he hopes to infect a new generation, and possibly RE-infect the older ones.

The book itself is sized at 5 x 7.5 so it can easily be misplaced and forgotten...or hidden. I'm not sure it will be flammable, but that is something that can be tested at a later date if need be. All physical copies will be marred by the creator's signature.

...still here? Fine, let us soldier through this as quickly as possible.

The stories range from scary, humorous, and sometimes, maybe too rarely, a little hopeful. My personal favorite was probably the last one. Yes, it was skillfully written and illustrated, but more importantly, it was the last. I thought, with that, I could move on. But...it has not been that easy.

The creator, Jason Pell has been a (dis)credited indie artist and graphic novelist for many years. His most infamous creations being Zombie Highway, Suicide Five, and Season's End. Each of these are offered in the (rewards?) section if curiousity overtakes reason.

Looking for someone else to blame for this tome? John MacLeod edited the whole mess. He is mostly (un)known for his work with the Strange Kids Club web site, Blood & Gourd comics, and (clearly) for picking dubious projects to edit.

"This is a book that reminds you that you are weird. That we are all weird, in some way or another."

_ThePopBreak.com

"Zombie Highway is a thrill-ride of a book and a refreshing take on the zombie genre!'

-Aintitcool.com

"...there is a genuine strength to its message and flawless presentation that marks the work as a miss-it-and-I-will-mess-you-the-hell-up sort of manner."  *Referencing Suicide 5

- www.welovecomics.com

"A perfect gift for someone you wish grave weather upon."

-Robert Burgess

Well, my duties have been fulfilled. I have kept my word to both parties. I have elaborated on Pinpricks and have not spoken any lies.

If you choose to continue, to back this book, I wish you well.

And leave you my sincerest sympathies."

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Everyone that has chosen a physical copy of the book will receive a 5x7 signed print from Jason Pell. The choice will be yours. 

$7,501

Do you like a mystery? You certainly must! Once the goal reaches $7,501, a mysterious little item will be shipped with the book. A (cursed?) knickknack that will relate directly to one of the stories held within Pinpricks. 

Risks and challenges

Risks. I feel that has been covered at this point, yet still, here you are.

The book is finished. The printers have been contacted and are awaiting the files. Barring a natural or unnatural disaster, Pinpricks is coming.

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    The Bribe.

    For a dollar, you can insure that the book never reaches you in any format and that you are indeed safe. Though, because of your contribution, others may not be so lucky.

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    Digital disservice.

    Only marginally safer than the actual book haunting your home. You can download it and refuse to ever click on the file if that be your wish. Wallpaper is included.

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    Early visitations of the eerie.

    LIMITED FIRST WEEK ONLY! Not only did you commit to the book without caution, you get all three mysterious Pinpricks. These additional stories and illustrations are inserts that will only be available during the Kickstarter campaign.

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    • PDF and Wallpaper.
    • All three Pinpricks inserts.
    • Hardcover edition of Pinpricks.
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    Sibling of the strange.

    Prepare a good hiding spot within your home. Be it under floorboards or locked in your safe. Pinpricks will be placed in your charge. Each book will have an extra Pinprick insert created only for the Kickstarter campaign and will be mercifully discontinued after the rewards are fulfilled. (Insert will be random.)

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    The curious consumer.

    Not only burdened with Pinpricks, you will be able to choose from one of Jason Pell's previous Kickstarters successes. The hardcover editions of Season's End, Suicide 5, or Zombie Highway.

    Includes:
    • PDF and Wallpaper.
    • One random Pinprick insert.
    • Choice of Zombie Highway, Season's End, or Suicide 5.
    • Hardcover edition of Pinpricks.
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    Retailers reprobation.

    Is yours a house of fantasy and horror that you share with others? Do you really cherish your customer's sanity? Never mind. Who am I to question anyone. The individual cost of each book is listed at $15.99 so this is nearly %50 off cover price. Store information and address will be required. Each book will have a random Pinprick insert.

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    Deep in wonky waters.

    Not willing to walk away, you dive head first into madness. Pinpricks along with the hardcover editions of Zombie Highway, Suicide 5, and Season's End. An incoming package that will weigh heavily on your front step and...maybe your soul.

    Includes:
    • PDF and Wallpaper.
    • All three Pinpricks inserts.
    • Hardcover edition of Pinpricks.
    • All three HC's of Zombie Highway, Season's End, and Suicide 5.
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    Named forever among the Odd.

    LIMITED to 19. Your name inside the book. In a story. Forever. You can't take it back. Your name will be used in a tale. That's right. You trapped inside Pinpricks. Forever. There is NO going back. This would also make a spectacular gift. Or...a subtle curse. (No nicknames or obscenities.)

    Includes:
    • All three Pinpricks inserts.
    • PDF and Wallpaper.
    • Hardcover edition of Pinpricks.
    • Your name (or a friend's name) in a Pinpricks story!
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    The collector of rarities.

    LIMITED to 13. You will have the book and something special indeed. A new Pinprick story with actual HAND-DRAWN art from Jason Pell. Not a copy, not a print. You get to know that this comes from the author and artist done ONLY for you and can be slid safely into the pages of the book. (This Pinprick will be not be reproduced after the rewards are met.)

    Includes:
    • All three Pinpricks inserts.
    • PDF and Wallpaper.
    • Hardcover edition of Pinpricks.
    • Original Pinprick and art created exclusively for this reward!
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