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Comic Strips starring Evil Editor, the world's most famous editor.

Funds will be used to print and ship enough copies of Evil Editor Strips, in color on glossy paper, to cover all the rewards that include the book. Plus to print some additional copies so that after backers read the book and realize that lots of their friends would like to own a copy, the books will be immediately available. If there are funds beyond that, they could be used to upgrade the book to hardcover, or they could be set aside to print an eventual sequel, which will, of course be offered first to loyal backers.

If the project is funded, I may be able to place a rush order with the printer and then ship directly to whomever you wish as a holiday gift, along with a card on which I've forged your signature and a sincere message that captures the spirit and joy you would be feeling if you were wrapping the gift yourself.

Samples of the comic strip may be viewed at EvilEditor.net.

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Editors have to be perfectionists; otherwise readers would realize that their favorite authors are pretty much all hacks. This is frequently a problem for me when creating my comic strips. I'm using Photoshop Elements and Paintbrush, both of which have problems, so I have to keep switching back and forth. Like last Tuesday, I noticed that Evil Editor's left muttonchop looked slightly bushier and darker than his right muttonchop in one of the strips, and I HAD to get those chops equal before I could move on with my life. I knew that Paintbrush did bushy better, but that Photoshop is better at matching colors. Long story short, by the time both muttonchops looked the same, it was Thursday.

What I'm saying is that the time it takes a pro to create an entire Betty and Veronica comic book is the same time it takes me to change Evil Editor's tie from gray to black, and then back to gray.

And let's not downplay the challenge of creating a character people will like despite his evilness, and of conveying through art the full range of emotions (derision, mockery, ridicule...) that comes with being an editor.

And then there's the fact that I'm limiting the book to 100 pages, so whenever I create a new strip I think belongs in the book, I have to decide which of the other 160 strips to remove. It's like one of those puzzles where they ask you which picture doesn't belong, except that those puzzles usually have five pictures and I have to choose from 160 strips.

If I can just get the book in print, I can finally stop obsessing over whether it's perfect.

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    A signed copy of Evil Editor's book Novel Deviations, in which the openings of unpublished novels submitted to EE are continued with unexpected and hilarious twists, the way they SHOULD have been continued. Includes US shipping.

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    Signed copies of Evil Editor's books Why You Don't Get Published, volumes 1 and 2, in which EE answers questions submitted by aspiring authors. Funny, and sometimes instructive. Includes US shipping.

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    A signed copy of Evil Editor Strips (the project book), plus the cartoon film. Includes US shipping.

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    TWO signed copies of Evil Editor Strips (one to read and one to put under the short leg of that wobbly chair). US shipping included.

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    Writer's Reward: A signed copy of Evil Editor Strips, plus the cartoon film, plus a critique by Evil Editor of up to 50 pages of anything you've written.

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    Book Lover's Reward: The film, plus Novel Deviations, vols. 1, 2, and 3, plus Why You Don't Get Published, vols. 1 and 2, plus five of EE's favorite books that he's edited, (all in the fantasy/horror/sf fields). Total cover price of the 10 books: $137+. And of course you ALSO get a copy of Evil Editor Strips. And free US shipping.

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    A complete editing job on your unpublished book (up to 50,000 words) by Evil Editor, the world's most famous editor.

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    A complete editing job on your unpublished book (up to 70,000 words) by Evil Editor, the world's most famous editor.

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    Serious Writer's Reward: A complete editing job on your unpublished book (up to 100,000 words) by Evil Editor, plus a follow-up phone call. Anything goes: novel, memoir, family history, cookbook, instruction manual for starting a meth lab, your 400-page bucket list... Plus a copy of Evil Editor Strips.

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