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About

Many years ago, I came up with a sidekick character while doodling at work, a fish with a robot body and fishbowl head. Over the years, I continued to tweak the design, and realized that my quirky sidekick could work well as a lead super-hero. I thought it could be tremendous fun to create adventures featuring an unapologetically heroic character, with a nod to the simple fun of 50s and 60s comic books.

Some early character design sketches
Some early character design sketches

 At one point, I asked the talented Grant Perkins to take a stab at one of my plots; his cool, stylized artwork absolutely blew me away, and encouraged me to launch a comic book to showcase my aquatic hero.

Grant Perkins pencils
Grant Perkins pencils

 I knew that interesting colors would make Grant's work sing; I asked Joe Badon to tackle the project, and the results have been really amazing!

Finished page from Jo Nemo kid's book
Finished page from Jo Nemo kid's book

 This Kickstarter will help fund the completion of the first Jo Nemo comic book. The issue will be 22 pages plus cover. Funds will go towards remaining color work, scripting, and ultimately, print copies. Any funds over my target will go directly toward the production of issue two!

Jo Nemo!
Jo Nemo!

Although very young readers will be able to follow Jo's adventure through the vibrant artwork, the story itself is geared toward young readers and tweens (8-12). I'm sure kidsof all ages will thrill to the exploits of my unflappabe super-hero, and I hope the quality and care put into this book is obvious.

Leo Lynx, nemesis of Jo Nemo!
Leo Lynx, nemesis of Jo Nemo!

 I've been working on this concept for the last decade or so; I would be humbled and grateful beyond words to be able to finally hold a printed copy in my hands! Thanking everyone in advance for any support, please don't hesitate to drop a line with questions or comments!

Jo Nemo, a hero for all!
Jo Nemo, a hero for all!

Here's a little history of the concept from the Sore Thumb Press blog.

Please check out the official STP site!

Risks and challenges

Risks/challenges involve the time and resources to complete the colors and lettering for the comic book. Everything is lined up (including a printer), and if things fall through, replacement creative folk will complete the tasks.

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    Pledge CA$ 2 or more About $1.65

    A most heartfelt thanks, plus news of future Sore Thumb Press publications emailed to you.

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    A digital PDF version of the first issue of The Adventures of Jo Nemo, including behind-the-scenes material and digital coloring book pages.

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    The printed comic book (signed by the creator of Jo), including the PDF!

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    The Jo Nemo Kid's Club Tier: the printed comic (and PDF), plus cool stickers, a welcome letter from Jo, coloring book pages, a badge, and a Jo Nemo bookmark (all designs to be determined)!

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    The printed book, plus all of the Kid's Club loot, including a full color sketchcard!

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    Pledge CA$ 30 or more About $25

    Everything included from the Kid's Club Tier, plus a signed and personalized 9 x 12 sketch by the creator of Jo Nemo, and a special color print!!

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    Pledge CA$ 75 or more About $62

    Original artwork Tier: Everything included so far, plus a very special 11 x 17 inch inked illustration of Jo Nemo, with input from the Backer (for example, if you'd like to have your child drawn with Jo, or a specific composition)!

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