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Duck and her lesbian entourage descend on PTown for Memorial Day weekend and have themselves a crazy time.
Duck and her lesbian entourage descend on PTown for Memorial Day weekend and have themselves a crazy time.
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Let's talk about the importance of queer space, and preserving it. 

I'm new to this whole making videos business. Please pardon the meandering. Thanks! 

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ONE WEEK LEFT! 

Superstar Artist Sean Murphy did this INCREDIBLE illustration for the cover of Duck! Third Time is the Charm!  

Sean Murphy COVER of Duck! Third Time is the Charm
Sean Murphy COVER of Duck! Third Time is the Charm

Ah it's so awesome! 

It's also the first time the world is seeing our transman extraordinaire (behind the wheel)! 

Everyone who backs at the $16 tier and above will automatically get both Duck! and Duck! Second Chances downloads when the campaign closes! 

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SKOTTIE YOUNG --Marvel artist extraordinaire (and indy comic making POWERHOUSE!) just did a sketch of my lesbian leading ladies! (Colors by me): 

LOOK AT THIS BEAUTY!! (*tana dies*)

Skottie for the WIN!!!
Skottie for the WIN!!!

Ride that inspirational wave over to the green DONATE button --------->

(If any of you need me, I'll be in the corner freaking out how about how awesome this is)

Representation Matters! And the great, progressive creators of our time (of which Skottie Young is certainly one!) know this! Follow their example. Follow his example. Support art and artists. Support positive reflections of lesbians in this world! 

YAY! 

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WEEK TWO: ACHIEVED! 

We are at the halfway mark of our campaign and I've got some surprises and exciting updates on deck. But first, check out this *NEW* page! Long Live Gay Comics! 

LONG LIVE INDY COMICS!! 

Duck! You need to go GET that girl!
Duck! You need to go GET that girl!
Just wait 'til you see that bathroom
Just wait 'til you see that bathroom

ONE WEEK: DONE! 

And we are 1/3rd of the way to the finish! 

WOOHOO!

To celebrate here is another page in all its purple glory. 

Please remember to share this project with your friends --Why? --because representation matters! Even if that representation sometimes includes your friends puking off a balcony into a swimming pool. Hey, sometimes that happens! 

#judgmentfreezone

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Duck! Third Time is the Charm is a graphic novel that follows the misbegotten adventures of a group of lesbian friends over one Memorial Day weekend in Provincetown, Massachusetts. 

The book will be 100(ish) pages, full color, and offset printed (not some lackluster digital print job). It's already written, so while you are reading this Kickstarter and deciding what to donate, I'm already at work on the interior pages.

MILESTONE: ACHIEVED! For the first time in my life y'all, -- I SOLD OUT!!-- of the Holiday Reward Tier of my very first Kickstarter Campaign (WAHOO!) 

MILESTONE: Check!
MILESTONE: Check!

And today we also passed another Milestone: This book is 20% funded! (HIP HIP HOORAY!) Just a meager little 80% to go. And none of it would have happened without YOUR generosity and support. 

I am delighted to announce that i have teamed up with my West Coast publisher, NORTHWEST PRESS to offer a complete digital bundle of all the Duck! books! Downloadable versions of the first two books will be available to backers immediately once we successfully close this Kickstarter. A download code for Duck! Third Time is the Charm will be emailed out once production on the story wraps.

And speaking of production!

Here is a sneak peek at Duck! Third Time is the Charm:

It's a work in progress but I am loving it.

Ah, Friendship
Ah, Friendship
No chewing
No chewing

In the final version there'll be a nice golden light filtering through the trees. Ptown is really quite a lovely place. 

What a thrill to get to draw comics and make stories that matter. Stories that I have wanted to see in this world for my whole life. Only now, with your help, we get to be making them together! #winning. 

Just fantastic. 

ONWARD! 

Digital Copies of all 3 Duck! Books.
Digital Copies of all 3 Duck! Books.

The new Reward Tier is chock full of downloads! Click to your heart's content! 

Here follows the basics: 

Digital download (PDF) of "Duck! Third Time is the Charm"
Digital download (PDF) of "Duck! Third Time is the Charm"
Just the book! Nice and simple.
Just the book! Nice and simple.
The physical book and the virtual version. Think of this as "simple plus"
The physical book and the virtual version. Think of this as "simple plus"
For those who love my John Hancock. And doodles.
For those who love my John Hancock. And doodles.
The signed book, a black & white sketch on the inside cover, what's not to love?
The signed book, a black & white sketch on the inside cover, what's not to love?
The Book, a Head Sketch of your choice on the inside cover, the PDF and a Canvas Art Print (image to be announced soon!) Get 'em before they're gone!
The Book, a Head Sketch of your choice on the inside cover, the PDF and a Canvas Art Print (image to be announced soon!) Get 'em before they're gone!
RETAILER INCENTIVE! Thanks SO MUCH for carrying comics with queer content, you guys! #winning
RETAILER INCENTIVE! Thanks SO MUCH for carrying comics with queer content, you guys! #winning
For those of you who want your ART faster! This tier will give you full color art in time for the holidays.
For those of you who want your ART faster! This tier will give you full color art in time for the holidays.

 Check out the rewards bracket on the right to see all of the goodies I have to offer. There's a Skype sesh with me and we can talk about whatever you like. I am well-versed in the fields of art, poetry, literature, comics (queer and otherwise) and any number of other topics that tickle your fancy.

I've also included a couple of cameo options for you big spenders out there. Have you ever wanted to see yourself surrounded by a community of like-minded women? Well, now you can, literally!

Open to all people! No restrictions on age, gender, identity or anything.
Open to all people! No restrictions on age, gender, identity or anything.

Provincetown is a busy place, all sorts of people live and work there. If you want to see yourself in the pages of my world, I will find just the right spot for you.  (Very limited number of spots. Once they go, they're gone!) 

Finally, here are some excerpts and artwork from "Duck!" and (the sold-out) "Duck! Second Chances"

In case you are wondering how she got that name
In case you are wondering how she got that name
Excerpt from "Duck! An Original Graphic Novel" (2010)
Excerpt from "Duck! An Original Graphic Novel" (2010)
Excerpt from "Duck! An Original Graphic Novel" (2010)
Excerpt from "Duck! An Original Graphic Novel" (2010)
Excerpt from "Duck! Second Chances" (2014)
Excerpt from "Duck! Second Chances" (2014)
Excerpt from "Duck! Second Chances" (2014)
Excerpt from "Duck! Second Chances" (2014)
Ah, friendship.
Ah, friendship.

Thanks for reading this far.

I hope you will help me make this big gay book a reality.

Long live comics! 

~Tana

Risks and challenges

The book is already written, so, that's good news. More good news is that, while this is my first Kickstarter, it is not the first time I have ever made a graphic novel from scratch. I'm old hat at delivering artwork and working on a deadline.

I have prepared reasonable time lines both for the art creation and for the book production/goal fulfillment. I've tried to anticipate the challenges that I will face but no system is perfect and unforeseen delays might arise -- worry not, friends! This book will reach you!

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    SKYPE SESSION with Tana -- 45 minute conversation on the topic(s) of your choice. We can discuss art, comics, literature, queer culture, Star Trek, or discuss Game of Thrones theories 'til we turn blue in the face (Books only, I don't watch the HBO show)

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    POPPED COLLAR: BALLER! See yourself in PTOWN! Appear in the comic as a background character -walk your dog, sip your latte, tip your sunglasses down for a scope out- the possibilities are as varied as the people of Provincetown! (Plus you get the BOOK + SIGNED + FUN DOODLE + PDF + LIMITED EDITION/NUMBERED CANVAS ART PRINT + Your name in the POPPED COLLAR: BALLER section of the "Hey, Thanks!" in the back.)

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    TRUE FLANNEL STATUS: ACHIEVED! Get drawn into the comic as a speaking character! Interact with the main characters at key points in the story. All content is chosen by me but the look is entirely YOU! Only 3 characters available. (Plus you get the BOOK + SIGNED + FUN DOODLE + LIMITED EDITION/NUMBERED CANVAS ART PRINT + PDF + Your name in the TRUE FLANNEL STATUS section of the "Hey, Thanks!" in the back.)

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    PERFECTLY PLAID! Savor that feeling of true do-gooder philanthropy, you checkered tartan! Generosity of this level deserves a hand written thank you note, sent from Europe + Double Page spread of FULL COLOR art (buyer's choice)

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