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We need your help making the last pages of the webcomic Validation.
We need your help making the last pages of the webcomic Validation.
51 backers pledged $2,095 to help bring this project to life.

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STRETCH GOALS:

$1000 - *UNLOCKED!!* 10 more Validation updates + $400 stipend for Christian

$1500 - *UNLOCKED!!* 5 New Roxie comics + $600 stipend for Christian

$2000 - *UNLOCKED!!* 10 Roxie comics + an even higher stipend for Christian!

$2500 - PDF of Mr. Dino & Friends' children's book

Validation has been an ongoing comic for the last 5 years, chronicling the adventures of Ally, a transgender girl and an enormous nerd. She is doing her best to live a fulfilling life. She plays tabletop RPGs like Tiny Unicorn, attends comic conventions, and of course, has her Mesozoic life companion by her side, Mr. Dino, the dinosaur plushie.

Christian and Kelci love to make this comic, but we need your help to wrap up the story.

 

“Wait a second!” you might be saying. “Don’t you have a Patreon page to help you fund making this comic?” 

Yes, we have a Patreon page, but it doesn’t make enough to pay both Christian AND Kelci for producing this comic. Keep in mind that Christian has been paying Kelci out of her own pocket to produce the art for this story every week for the last five years. Patreon has been helpful to reimburse Christian for some of the cost, but it’s not enough to continue this series at its current level of funding. That’s why we’re running this super-short KickStarter campaign.

We need your help to wrap up Validation with a bang!

You might ask “Is this end of stories featuring characters from the Validation universe?” No, Christian and Kelci still want to explore this world. It is the conclusion of Ally’s adventures. There will be other stories told in comic form, and now also in prose.

By pledging to this KickStarter, you’ll not only help Christian and Kelci make these final pages, but you can also get prints and books as a reward. Or commissions. Or get drawn into the final strips!

Here's a look at some of the rewards available:

And here's how the funding is going to be divided:

  • $300 for producing the art ($30/page x 10 pages)
  • $100 to Christian for writing stipend
  • $100 for shipping costs and miscellaneous fees.

If you can pledge, that's amazing! If you're broke, please share this campaign with your nerdy friends. Every share helps.

Thank you for checking us out.

You. Are. Awesome.

Risks and challenges

This is not the first campaign that Kelci or Christian have run. They are fully prepared for shipping, delays, and other beasts that appear on the KickStarter horizon.

Fulfillment of orders will fall 99% on Kelci (as Christian gets the script ready for the end of Validation, and handles whatever responsibilities are demanded from her day job).

Kelci is also in the process of two comics-based commissions outside of Validation. At least one of these commissions should be done by the time the campaign ends its funding period (the 1-week campaign and the 2 weeks KickStarter takes to finalize charges). But Kelci has been freelancing for 5 years now, so they know how to juggle multiple things at once. Still, these outside commissions may cause some reward delivery delays.

This is also why one of the higher rewards include being drawn into Validation itself. Usually Kelci offers to do individual character sketch commissions, but they felt it would be better (on the time frame and on the comic) to offer being drawn into Validation instead.

Updates on fulfillment (or delays) will be posted a minimum of once a week on this campaign page, to keep backers in the loop.

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    THANK YOU!

    You'll get access to the KickStarter backer-only posts with future updates on this campaign. (Never underestimate the power of the $1).

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    MINI-PRINT PLEASE

    You get ONE of these 4 x 6 inch mini-prints mailed to you. Choose from:

    -Ally & Mr. Dino
    -Rainbow Ally
    -Rainbow Roxie
    -Roxie/Hamilton

    (You will be offered the choice via backer survey)

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    VALIDATION SKETCHBOOK PDF

    You get the PDF copy of the Validation Sketchbook, featuring process sketches, character designs, and other behind-the-scenes goodies.

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    PROSE SWEET PROSE!

    You will receive a PDF of a brand-new prose adventure written by Christian! Will feature characters from the Validation universe.

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    VALIDATION BUTTON SET

    You get the set of 5 Validation buttons featuring Ally, Roxie, Albert, Rolando, and Kyle mailed to you. Buttons are the size of a US quarter.

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    TINY UNICORN BUTTON SET

    You get the set of 5 Tiny Unicorn buttons featuring Maker's Top Hat, the Pirate Flag, Jeferay, Oriya's magic staff, and a Rogue Badger mailed to you. Buttons are the size of a US quarter.

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    MR. DINO BUTTON SET

    You get the set of 5 Mr. Dino buttons featuring Mr. Dino, Bronto, Mew, Meep, and "Rawr!" mailed to you. Buttons are the size of a US quarter.

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    MINI-COMIC MALARKEY

    You get the following mini-comics mailed to you:

    -Mr. Dino & Friends
    -Mr. Dino & The Sabertooth Kitten
    -Sleepytime for Meep
    -Small Validations

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    VALIDATION MINI-PRINT DEAL

    You get the following 4 x 6 inch mini-prints mailed to you:
    -Ally & Mr. Dino
    -Rainbow Ally
    -Rainbow Roxie
    -Roxie/Hamilton

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    ALL THE BUTTONS

    You get the Validation, Tiny Unicorn, and Mr. Dino button sets mailed to you. Each set has 5 buttons.

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    VALIDATION SKETCHBOOK

    You get a copy of the Validation Sketchbook mailed to you.

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    PRINT PLEASE

    You get ONE of the following prints mailed to you. Your choices are:

    -Mr. Dino at Ash Cave
    -In Her Wildest Dreams
    -Roxie/Hamilton
    -Lord of the Rings Cosplay

    (You will be offered the choice via backer survey)

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    POST APOCALYPTIC NICK

    You get a signed copy of Christian's comic, Post Apocalyptic Nick, shipped to you.

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    VALIDATION PRINT DEAL

    You get the following 8.5 x 11 inch prints mailed to you:
    -Mr. Dino at Ash Cave
    -In Her Wildest Dreams
    -Roxie/Hamilton
    -Lord of the Rings Cosplay

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    ALL YOUR MERCH PLZ

    You get the 3 button sets, 4 mini-comics, 4 prints, 4 mini-prints, 4 mini-comics, Post Apocalyptic Nick, AND the Validation Sketchbook mentioned above mailed to you. You will also receive a PDF of Christian's brand new Validation prose adventure.

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    VALIDATE ME

    You will get drawn as a character in one of the final comic pages of Validation.

    NO SHIPPING REQUIRED.

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    ROXIE MY SOCKS OFF

    You get ALL of the Validation merch AND drawn as a character in one of the final pages of Validation.

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Funding period

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