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For over 27 years NINJA HIGH SCHOOL has entertained legions of fans. Now the first 25 issues are collected in a book shelf format. Read more

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For over 27 years NINJA HIGH SCHOOL has entertained legions of fans. Now the first 25 issues are collected in a book shelf format.

About this project

Just another day in Quagmire USA!
Just another day in Quagmire USA!

 It was the decade of Reagan.  The Cold War was at its height, cell phones were the size of shoes and the first Apple Mac debuted. Manga had not reached the collective conscience of the comic world in the USA but a little series by a tiny publisher called Antarctic Press and a crazy comic artist named Ben Dunn did a little series called NINJA HIGH SCHOOL that would bust open the flood gates!

Come join me and see for yourself the very beginnings of manga in the USA! It was over 27 years ago, in 1987, that NINJA HIGH SCHOOL became the clarion call to those who never read a "manga" title before.

The NINJA HIGH SCHOOL Textbook is a massive tome with 680 pages of classic NHS stories! See how it all started! See how Jeremy Feeple became the center of attention for the mysterious ninja, Itchy Koo, and the bombastic alien princess, Asrial. Meet the denizens of Quagmire for the first time. Read the first appearance of Magical Mimi the resident witch, the gender bending sushi delivery boy(?) and the power of the Zetramen, as well many others!

Started originally as a 3 issue mini-series, NINJA HIGH SCHOOL (or NHS) exploded into the scene with over 176 issues to date and dozens of spin-off and NHS related titles. NHS has crossed over into SPEED RACER, ROBOTECH and many other series. 

 So What Do I Plan to Do?

Well, my ultimate goal is to collect the entire NINJA HIGH SCHOOL run into a set worthy of any book shelf. My hope is to finally put in sequential order the whole series including many stories that have never been reprinted. Of course such an endeavor can be quite cost prohibitive. Thanks to supporters like you it is now possible to persue this endeavor. Printing a massive tome such this does take quite a bit but I think it will be worth it. 

So What Do You Get?

See how it began!
See how it began!

Above you see the covers of the first 25 issues of NINJA HIGH SCHOOL. 

The book itself will be 6"x 9".

Become a supporter! Choose the reward that best suits you!

 ADD-ONS

For the first time, due to popular demand, I have decided to offer some add ons to the above rewards.

Choose the pledge level of the highest-price item you would like. (E.g., if you want a hardcover, please choose the reward for the hardcover level.)

Increase your pledge level by the amount of the add-on you would like to add! For instance, if you pledged for the hardcover reward level and also want a piece of original artwork, just add that amount.)

After the Kickstarter campaign is over, we will contact you personally and then ask what you want for your extra contribution.

Here is what you can currently add by increasing your pledge. (Please note that Kickstarter rules state that we cannot sell you any more than ten of any one item.)

-$12 PAPER DREAMS vol.1 (signed)

 -$20 NINJA HIGH SCHOOL V2 full color collection (signed)

-$12 Signed print of one of the following

Style A                    B                       C
Style A B C

 -$6 NINJA HIGH SCHOOL #176 Kickstarter version

Risks and challenges

I've done 2 other Kickstater projects, PAPER DREAMS and NINJA HIGH SCHOOL V2 collection/NHS #176. Both ended successfully and I have learned so much with each project and wrote to a lot of my backers.
I would like to think that this will end no differently however, I know anything could happen. I am just one person trying to do what I think is what the fans of NINJA HIGH SCHOOL would like as well as attracting those that may never had heard of NINJA HIGH SCHOOL. Doing everything myself has been both a physical and mental challenge but I believe in what I am doing and my hope is that you will enjoy what I put out. I could not do it without the support you have shown me.

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    3 backers

    Thanks! Every little bit helps. For your generosity you can get an exclusive NINJA HIGH SCHOOL wallpaper.

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    44 backers

    At this level you get a PDF version of the NHS Textbook. Over 600 pages!

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    28 backers

    You get the PDF version of the NHS Textbook plus a copy of PAPER DREAMS vol.1 and NHS V2 collected.

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    100 backers All gone!

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Be the first 100 to take advantage of getting a copy of the soft cover version of the NHS Textbook SIGNED!
    Sorry to my overseas friends but due to the size and weight I have to charge $22 shipping.

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    12 backers

    You get the 600+ pages NHS Textbook softcover version.

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    6 backers

    You get a copy of the softcover version of the NHS Textbook SIGNED by Ben Dunn.

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    Pledge $75 or more

    6 backers

    A copy of the softcover NHS Textbook edition signed by Ben Dunn PLUS an exclusive dust jacket.

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    7 backers

    You will get a copy of softcover NHS Textbook edition with an exclusive dust jacket PLUS an
    interior SKETCH by Ben DUnn

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    24 backers Limited (16 left of 40)

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!
    A limited edition HARDBACK version of the NHS Textbook. Comes with a exclusive dust jacket PLUS it will be signed by Ben Dunn. Also included is a signed and numbered NHS print.

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    0 backers

    Hardcover version of NHS Textbook signed by Ben Dunn with exclusive dust jacket and a limited edition print (signed and numbered).

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    3 backers Limited (12 left of 15)

    You get the hardcover version of the NHS Textbook with interior sketch and exclusive dust jacket plus a limited edition signed and numbered print.

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    4 backers Limited (2 left of 6)

    LEVEL A: You get a Hardback edition with interior sketch, dust jacket, 3 limited edition prints, and an unique one of a kind original art dust jacket with up to 5 characters of your choice plus a copy of the original first issue of NINJA HIGH SCHOOL #1 from 1987.

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    5 backers All gone!

    LEVEL B: You get a Hardback edition with interior sketch, dust jacket, 3 limited edition prints, and a 9" x 12" 3 character commission in pen and ink of your choice plus a copy of NINJA HIGH SCHOOL #1 from 1987.

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Funding period

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