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Autobiographical comic about mall shootings, ageism, employment, fighting traffic, and alcohol dependence. 112 page book.
Autobiographical comic about mall shootings, ageism, employment, fighting traffic, and alcohol dependence. 112 page book.
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This project is to fund the publishing of Big Plans number 5, an autobiographical comic book. Through these stories I explore fears, anxieties, phobias, and contradictions based on my experiences. I make highly readable comics so that when you pick up the book, you cannot put it down until you are finished.

This book is a labor of love; I do my best to make it enjoyable to read while remaining true to the stories that inspire the work. The book is relatively small in dimension (4.5 x 6 inches) in order to fit your hands better and create a more intimate reading experience.

Big Plans number 5 took 8 months to write, draw, and edit. All pre-production on the book is finished. The next step is the printer and then finally, shipping a copy, and maybe more to you.

For the printing I will use a local printer called Brown Printing, in Portland, Oregon, putting your money back into my home town's economy. I will use 100% P.C.W. recycled paper for the printing of the book as to minimize the environmental impact of publishing. The printing of the book is limited to 700 copies. The cover will be full-color with a crisp black and white interior.

The money raised here is specifically to cover the cost of printing. Any money made from selling copies of the book will go right back to cover shipping costs and into funding my next project.

To find out more about my books and my art go to My Blog.

To preview my books go to BuyOlympia.com

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    One copy of Big Plans #5 (softcover).

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    Signed and personally illustrated copy of Big Plans #5.

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    Signed and personally illustrated copy of Big Plans #5 and one copy of Big Plans #2-4 each.

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    Signed and personally illustrated copy of Big Plans #5 and one copy of Aron's most recently published children's book, The Super-Duper Dog Park (40-pages, hardcover, Blue Apple Books).

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    Signed and personally illustrated copy of Big Plans #5 and one copy of Aron's most popular book, The Super-Crazy Cat Dance (40-pages, hardcover, Blue Apple Books).

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    Signed and personally illustrated copy of Big Plans #5 and one copy of Aron's personal favorite book, the all-ages graphic novel, Neptune (160-pages, softcover, Sparkplug Comic Books / Tugboat Press)

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    Signed and personally illustrated copy of Big Plans #5 and one rough drawing used in the creation of Big Plans #5.

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    Signed and personally illustrated copy of Big Plans #5, one rough drawing used in the creation of Big Plans #5, and one copy of every book in print by Aron Nels Steinke (Big Plans #2-4, Neptune, Papercutter 9 (Tugboat Press), Super Crazy Cat Dance (self-published), Super Crazy Cat Dance (Hardcover, Blue Apple Books), Super-Duper Dog Park.

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    Everything above plus one original page of finished artwork from Big Plans #5.

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    Everything at the $200 level plus one of three pieces of large original artwork used as posters to promote events at Guapo Comics and Coffee (b/w pen & ink).

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    Everything at the $200 level, plus the original cover artwork to Big Plans #5 (b/w pen & ink.)

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    Everything at the $200 level, plus have brunch with Aron at his favorite breakfast restaurant, Juniors (if you live or can make it to Portland, Oregon on your own). We will draw and talk about comics. I will hand you all your rewards personally along with a hearty handshake.

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