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For the first time, a 120-page trade paperback graphic novel collecting volumes 1-5 of the sci fi web comic series BINARY STAR!
For the first time, a 120-page trade paperback graphic novel collecting volumes 1-5 of the sci fi web comic series BINARY STAR!
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Welcome to the BINARY STAR: Volume 1 Kickstarter!

BINARY STAR Volume 1: The Big, Cosmic Joke is a 120-page graphic novel about an intergalactic bounty hunter teaming up with an alien outlaw to make sure she cashes his bounty before anyone else does!

Zaki's a hot-tempered bounty hunter pursuing an icy, alien outlaw. She only knows two things about the so-called "snowman": he's worth a lot of money, and Zaki's the one who's gonna take him down. There's just one problem...

Every bounty hunter in the galaxy got the same memo, and some of them will kill anyone who stands between their weapons and the money. When Zaki finds herself captured along with the seemingly-mute snowman, she realizes the only way to collect his bounty is to become his protector...

If Zaki and the snowman can keep from murdering each other first...

And get this! YOU CAN READ THE ENTIRE SERIES ONLINE COMPLETELY FREE! Go see the cosmic insanity for yourself by following the links below!

Read BINARY STAR on Tapas!

Read BINARY STAR on Facebook!

Read BINARY STAR on Tumblr!

ABOUT THE BOOK!

For the first time ever, the first 5 chapters of BINARY STAR will be gravitationally bound into a 120-page graphic novel which includes 10 bonus pages of never-before-seen content! This includes an encyclopedia about the sentient aliens we've encountered, world-building lore, and bonus artwork. With your help, I'll be able to print 400 trade paperback copies of the book and 100 copies of the exclusive, hardcover edition!

REWARDS!

All 17 reward tiers include a PDF copy of Volume 1! Other rewards include:

* THE LIMITED EDITION, HARDCOVER BOOK! Only 100 of these will be printed, so secure yours now!

For an additional $10, up to 20 BACKERS will receive an ORIGINAL, HAND-DRAWN INK SKETCH with the hardcover book! 

* LIMITED EDITION ART PRINTS IN FULL COLOR featuring ZAKI, SPOOKY, and Captain KALMAIYA! These were digitally painted by yours truly! Not only are these the first art prints ever released for BINARY STAR, they're the first BINARY STAR products I've everreleased in COLOR!

* THE LIMITED EDITION STICKER SHEET! These will be die cut, vinyl stickers on a 4"x6" sheet.

* FLOPPY COMIC SETS! These sets include the floppy editions of the first 5 chapters! This might seem redundant, but they come with a ton of bonus material not included in the paperback or hardcover trades!

* COMMISSIONS! Want to get some original art? Pick one of these levels, and you'll get a 9"x12" ink illustration of anything you'd like (so long as it doesn't contain any adult content)! Here are some examples of 9"x12" illustrations I've done in the past.

THE GOAL!

When I first launched this comic last February, I never could've imagine how far BINARY STAR would come, and how many amazing people would help me achieve my dreams.

If this campaign succeeds, $2,500 of the $3,000 goal will go towards printing the books. The remaining $500 will go towards shipping and printing the exclusive BINARY STAR prints and stickers.

UPDATE! WE'VE SUCCEEDED!!! AND YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS!!!

Update: WE UNLOCKED ALL 3 STRETCH GOALS!!! OMG! Thank you so much, you guys!!! 

If you contribute even a single dollar to this Kickstarter, not only are you helping an independent artist realize her dreams, you're also supporting the wonderful world of creator-owned comics! And if you're unable contribute money to this Kickstarter, you can still support this project by spreading the word! Tell your friends! Your family! That demon possessing your body! Tell everyone you know - especially on social media! - AND TOGETHER, WE CAN TAKE BINARY STAR TO THE NEXT GALACTIC LEVEL!

Here are some my favorite (spoiler-free) pages from chapters 1-5 of BINARY STAR! I hope you're as excited about this book as I am!!!

 THANK YOU SO MUCH, EVERYONE! I LOVE YOU ALL!!!

- Jamie <3 **

Risks and challenges

This is a one-woman project, but you can count on me to fulfill this campaign because if I don't, all the guilt and shame is completely on me! Barring any unforeseen disasters - like Cthulu rising from the ocean - there shouldn't be any delays. The first 5 chapters of the comic are already completed and all of the art prints art are already illustrated. Assuming I don't get violent food poisoning or abducted by Ravagers, I should be able to fulfill all my campaign promises in a timely fashion! And if I fail, you guys can march me through the streets of Chicago chanting "SHAME! SHAME!"

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    PLANETARY LEVEL - The PDF

    Wanna help out without spending too much money? No worries! Even a single dollar will get you a full PDF of chapters 1-5 of BINARY STAR - plus my undying gratitude!

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    LUNAR LEVEL - The PDF +

    You'll get a full PDF of chapters 1-5 of BINARY STAR, including the 10 bonus pages from the back of the trade!

    Includes:
    • A PDF of chapters 1-5 of BINARY STAR
    • A PDF of the 10 bonus pages from the trade
    • Your name included in the THANK YOU page at the back of the book!
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    ATMOSPHERIC LEVEL - The Stickers!

    Want an awesome sheet of BINARY STAR stickers to go with your PDF?! Then this is the level for you!

    Includes:
    • A PDF of chapters 1-5 of BINARY STAR
    • A PDF of the 10 bonus pages from the trade
    • The limited edition sticker sheet with TEN original stickers!
    • Your name included in the THANK YOU page at the back of the book!
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    STELLAR LEVEL - THE PAPERBACK BOOK!

    THIS IS IT! This level gets you the 120-page trade paperback of Volume 1, which collects chapters 1-5 of BINARY STAR + 10 bonus pages of content!

    Includes:
    • A PDF of chapters 1-5 of BINARY STAR
    • A PDF of the 10 bonus pages from the trade
    • The 120-page trade paperback book!
    • Your name included in the THANK YOU page at the back of the book!
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    SOLAR LEVEL - Paperback + Stickers!

    Want some extra bang for your buck? This level gets you the 120-page trade paperback of Volume 1, plus the limited edition BINARY STAR sticker sheet!

    Includes:
    • A PDF of chapters 1-5 of BINARY STAR
    • A PDF of the 10 bonus pages from the trade
    • The 120-page trade paperback book!
    • The limited edition sticker sheet with TEN original stickers!
    • Your name included in the THANK YOU page at the back of the book!
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    INTERSTELLAR LEVEL - HARDCOVER EDITION!

    THIS IS THE BIG ONE! This level gets you a signed, LIMITED EDITION, HARDCOVER COPY of Volume 1! ONLY 100 COPIES OF THE HARDCOVER BOOK WILL EVER BE MADE, so be sure to secure yours now!!!

    Includes:
    • A PDF of chapters 1-5 of BINARY STAR
    • A PDF of the 10 bonus pages from the trade
    • The super limited edition HARDCOVER BOOK, signed!!!
    • Your name included in the THANK YOU page at the back of the book!
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    ORBITAL LEVEL - Paperback + Print!

    At this level, you'll get the trade paperback of Volume 1, plus one of the 10"x14" FULL COLOR prints! You can choose between gothic Zaki, wintry Spooky, and pin-up Kalmaiya!

    Includes:
    • A PDF of chapters 1-5 of BINARY STAR
    • A PDF of the 10 bonus pages from the trade
    • The 120-page trade paperback book!
    • One of the three 10"x14" art prints - ZAKI, SPOOKY, or KALMAIYA!
    • Your name included in the THANK YOU page at the back of the book!
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    COSMIC LEVEL - HARDCOVER + Print!

    At this level, you'll get the limited edition, HARDCOVER copy of Volume 1, plus one of the 10"x14" FULL COLOR prints! You can choose between gothic Zaki, wintry Spooky, and pin-up Kalmaiya!

    Includes:
    • A PDF of chapters 1-5 of BINARY STAR
    • A PDF of the 10 bonus pages from the trade
    • The super limited edition HARDCOVER BOOK, signed!!!
    • One of the three 10"x14" art prints - ZAKI, SPOOKY, or KALMAIYA!
    • Your name included in the THANK YOU page at the back of the book!
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    NEBULA LEVEL - HARDCOVER + Sketch!

    THIS LEVEL IS LIMITED TO 20 PEOPLE ONLY!!!
    Want the limited edition hardcover book with an extra, personal touch? This level includes an original, one-of-a-kind INK SKETCH (4.5"x6") drawn by yours truly!

    Includes:
    • A PDF of chapters 1-5 of BINARY STAR
    • A PDF of the 10 bonus pages from the trade
    • The super limited edition HARDCOVER BOOK, signed!!!
    • An original, hand-drawn ink sketch! LIMITED TO 20 PEOPLE!
    • Your name included in the THANK YOU page at the back of the book!
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    COSMIC LEVEL - Zaki AND Spooky!

    Can't decide between the Zaki and Spooky art prints? For only $5 more, you'll get BOTH the prints along with your limited edition, hardcover book!

    Includes:
    • A PDF of chapters 1-5 of BINARY STAR
    • A PDF of the 10 bonus pages from the trade
    • The super limited edition HARDCOVER BOOK, signed!!!
    • One of the three 10"x14" art prints - ZAKI, SPOOKY, or KALMAIYA!
    • The Spooky art print!
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    DARK MATTER LEVEL - All 3 Art Prints!

    On top of the limited edition, hardcover copy of Volume 1 and the art prints of Zaki and Spooky, you'll receive the Captain Kalmaiya art print, too!

    Includes:
    • A PDF of chapters 1-5 of BINARY STAR
    • A PDF of the 10 bonus pages from the trade
    • The super limited edition HARDCOVER BOOK, signed!!!
    • One of the three 10"x14" art prints - ZAKI, SPOOKY, or KALMAIYA!
    • The Spooky art print!
    • The Kalmaiya art print!
    • Your name included in the THANK YOU page at the back of the book!
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    GALACTIC LEVEL - Floppy Comics!

    THIS IS PROBABLY THE BEST DEAL! On top of the limited edition, hardcover copy of Volume 1 and ALL THREE 10"x14" art prints, you'll also receive all 5 of the original floppy comics! Each one contains EIGHT bonus pages, meaning this level gets you FORTY extra pages of material!

    Includes:
    • A PDF of chapters 1-5 of BINARY STAR
    • A PDF of the 10 bonus pages from the trade
    • The super limited edition HARDCOVER BOOK, signed!!!
    • One of the three 10"x14" art prints - ZAKI, SPOOKY, or KALMAIYA!
    • The Spooky art print!
    • The Kalmaiya art print!
    • The original floppy comics of chapters 1-5 (with 40 bonus pages)!
    • Your name included in the THANK YOU page at the back of the book!
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    SUPERNOVA LEVEL - ALL THE THINGS!!!

    Can't make up your mind? THIS IS THE LEVEL FOR YOU! It includes EVERYTHING - the PDF, the hardcover book, all 3 art prints, the sticker sheet, and the original 5 floppy comics!!!

    Includes:
    • A PDF of chapters 1-5 of BINARY STAR
    • A PDF of the 10 bonus pages from the trade
    • The super limited edition HARDCOVER BOOK, signed!!!
    • The limited edition sticker sheet with TEN original stickers!
    • One of the three 10"x14" art prints - ZAKI, SPOOKY, or KALMAIYA!
    • The Spooky art print!
    • The Kalmaiya art print!
    • The original floppy comics of chapters 1-5 (with 40 bonus pages)!
    • Your name included in the THANK YOU page at the back of the book!
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    INTERGALACTIC LEVEL - 9"x12" Commission

    At this level, you'll get the limited edition hardcover book plus a 9"x12" ink commission of anything you'd like! It doesn't even have to be BINARY STAR-related! Just no adult content, please :-)

    Includes:
    • A PDF of chapters 1-5 of BINARY STAR
    • A PDF of the 10 bonus pages from the trade
    • The super limited edition HARDCOVER BOOK, signed!!!
    • A 9"x12" original, hand-drawn ink commission!
    • Your name included in the THANK YOU page at the back of the book!
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    CELESTIAL LEVEL - Prints AND Commission!

    At this level, you'll get the hardcover edition of Volume 1, ALL THREE of the art prints, AND a 9"x12" ink commission of anything you'd like! It doesn't even have to be BINARY STAR-related, just no adult content, please :-)

    Includes:
    • A PDF of chapters 1-5 of BINARY STAR
    • A PDF of the 10 bonus pages from the trade
    • The super limited edition HARDCOVER BOOK, signed!!!
    • The Zaki art print!
    • The Spooky art print!
    • The Kalmaiya art print!
    • A 9"x12" original, hand-drawn ink commission!
    • Your name included in the THANK YOU page at the back of the book!
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    ULTIMATE LEVEL - LITERALLY EVERYTHING!

    Do you want LITERALLY EVERYTHING AVAILABLE FROM THIS KICKSTARTER?! This is the ULTIMATE TIER! You'll get the limited edition hardcover book, all three art prints, the sticker sheet, the original 5 floppy comics, and an original, 9"x12" ink commission of anything you'd like!

    Includes:
    • A PDF of chapters 1-5 of BINARY STAR
    • A PDF of the 10 bonus pages from the trade
    • The super limited edition HARDCOVER BOOK, signed!!!
    • The limited edition sticker sheet with TEN original stickers!
    • One of the three 10"x14" art prints - ZAKI, SPOOKY, or KALMAIYA!
    • The Spooky art print!
    • The Kalmaiya art print!
    • The original floppy comics of chapters 1-5 (with 40 bonus pages)!
    • A 9"x12" original, hand-drawn ink commission!
    • Your name included in the THANK YOU page at the back of the book!
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