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We're back to make more great LICD books for you, including Years 13 & 14 and an LICD Omnibus!
381 backers pledged CA$ 39,423 to help bring this project to life.

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Because we can't sit still for more than 5 minutes at a time, we're adding new Reward Levels whenever we can! Here's what's new:

  • Added March 1 - Skype sessions with Sohmer!
  • Added March 1 - Skype sessions with Lar!
  • Added March 1 - Canvas Prints of your favourite strip(s)!
  • Added March 7 - 8x16" Horizontal Canvas Prints!
 

So, a few years ago, we ran a successful Kickstarter to fund three new volumes of the hit webcomic, Least I Could Do, because we had fallen behind in our yearly publishing schedule. It was a rousing success, fun and games were had by all and everyone went home happy! Especially us, as we had three new books to share with all of you! 

Later, we met in a dark basement, draped in dark robes and holding candles to provide the only light in the dark room. We stood in a circle and took a blood oath, swearing to the gods of Webcomics and Llamas that we would never fall behind in our book-making again! 

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Anyways, we’ve fallen behind in our book-making again and find ourselves needing to publish two new volumes of Least I Could Do (years 13 & 14). But what else could we do that’s fun? Well, as you may or may not know LICD has changed a lot since it’s inception in the Year of Our Lord 2002— 

Oh yes, It’s true. LICD thrust itself upon the world in 2002, online first, then a print collection shortly thereafter. “WAIT! I KNOW COMICS!” You say. “IF KEPT IN PLASTIC, THOSE EARLY BOOKS SHOULD BE WORTH MILLIONS BY NOW!” 

Probably not, but they have become rather scarce. Years 1-5 are a pretty different (though equally hilarious) era in LICD history. So, we want to bring them back in the best way possible; The first-ever LICD OMNIBUS! 

In addition to bringing the LICD Books up to date with Years 13 & 14, we’re gonna pack LICD years 1-5 into one 500+ page chunk of comic-strip gold (actual book will not be gold)! 

For those not in the know (but seriously how did you get this far without at least Googling?): 

Least I Could Do is a webcomic that’s been running since the days of dialup and cell phones that just barely made calls. LICD was created by visionary, genius and self-title-giver Ryan Sohmer. In LICD's third year, Sohmer was joined by full-time Fez-enthusiast and artist Lar deSouza. 

Least I Could Do (or LICD because I’m desperately, desperately lazy) Stars Rayne Summers: an alleged adult who lives life free of the doldrums of consequence and concern. Rayne is the guy you always want around, because then he can’t ambush you with paintball guns (sorry, they’re called “markers”), haphazardly made Formal Iron Man suits or Weiner-Mobile Bachelorette parties. 

Rayne’s life has taken a turn in the last couple of years. He’s in a stable relationship with Julie, he’s building a home and has even begun using his resources to try and make the world a better place. Of course, this is Rayne, so it involves aircraft carriers, pet drones and more Star Wars role-play than even Julie is comfortable with. 

Least I Could Do is a comic strip, but it’s also an uncompromising snapshot of the world around you, whether you like it or not. For 15+ years now, It’s made you laugh, started conversations and made sure that growing up doesn’t have to mean growing old. 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

As with all Kickstarters, there's risk involved in this. But take comfort in the fact that we know how to make books. We've been doing it for over 15 years and have no plans to stop anytime soon!

That said, any Frequently Asked Questions will be here and we're always around via support@blindferret.com!

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    Pledge CA$ 1 or more About $0.75

    Hey, Thanks For That!

    You like LICD, but don't want to commit to analog copies? We get that. This level earns you our eternal gratitude, which is not as sticky as you think!

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    Teachable Moments!

    Your very own signed copy of Least I Could Do Year 13: Teachable Moments! With a full year's complement of strips, commentary and more!

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    Imma Live Here Now!

    Your very own signed copy of Least I Could Do Year 14: Imma Live Here Now! With a full year's complement of strips, commentary and more!

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    Canvasing The Neighborhood

    Guess What? We just discovered that we can print any LICD strip you want as a 4-Up on an 8x10 high-quality, unframed canvas (that's suitable for framing)! Want one?

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    A Twofer

    You've been around long enough that you've got everything but the new books! Get signed copies of Year 13 & 14 and save a bit of scratch!

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    The As-Yet Untitled LICD Omnibus!

    Your very own signed copy of The As-Yet Untitled LICD Omnibus!, 500+ pages filled with the first 5 years of LICD goodness!

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    A Word of Advice

    Do have a comic or idea you've wanted to get off the ground or take to the next level? How about a 30 min private Skype session with Sohmer to discuss your comic, ideas, monetization and more!? (Times and Dates to be determined after the campaign ends)

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    Blurred Lines

    Are you an aspiring comic artist? Want some genuine and honest feedback about your work? How about a 30 min private Skype session with Lar to discuss your art, how to improve, tell a comic story and more!? (Times and Dates to be determined after the campaign ends)

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    Get 'em All Like Pokemon!

    Save some cash and get all three! You'll get signed copies of:

    -LICD Year 13
    -LICD Year 14
    -LICD Omnibus (Years 1-5)

    That's like a million years of LICD!
    (OK, 7, but you get it!)

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    Get A Little Head

    This level comes with 1 copy of The As-Yet Untitled LICD Omnibus, with a special LICD character head sketch from Lar inside! Don't worry, sohmer will sign it too!

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    One Art Please!

    This level gets you a signed copy of The As-Yet Untitled LICD Omnibus, as well as an 8x10 black & white LICD Character sketch from Lar!

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    LICD Years 0-14

    You want it all? You got it all! This level gets you signed copies of:
    -LICD Noir et Blanc (Year)
    -LICD Omnibus (Years 1-5)
    -LICD Year 6
    -LICD Year 7
    -LICD Year 8
    -LICD Year 9
    -LICD Year 10
    -LICD Year 11
    -LICD Year 12
    -LICD Year 13
    -LICD Year 14

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    Hang With Us - Convention Edition!

    Wanna hang out at a convention with Sohmer, Lar and the Blind Ferret Team? Who wouldn't!?At this level, you will get:
    -2 Convention Badges for you and a pal!
    -LICD Years 0-14!
    -A Special, intimate candle-lit dinner with us!
    -Hangouts and participation in all our Con shenanigans!

    There are some conditions though:

    You must arrange your own travel & Lodging if necessary. Applicable to Conventions Blind Ferret is attending in 2018, Excluding San Diego ComiCon. Convention Schedule subject to change. Full and updating list available here: http://leasticoulddo.com/events

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    Hang With Us - Office Edition!

    Want to come to Montreal and play Legos with Sohmer? Poke around Costello's desk? See what new and interesting smells Will has discovered? This, and more, can all be yours! You'll get:
    -A Day with us at Blind Ferret HQ!
    -LICD Years 0-14! And pretty much anyother swag you want!
    -A Special, intimate candle-lit lunch from the mall down the road... but with us!
    -A delightful paintball outing that will leave you breathless... and probably bleeding. But happy.

    Be advised though: You must arrange your own travel & Lodging. Dates to be sorted out once the Kickstarter is over!

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