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You'll always remember your first like ... is the slogan of "Amy in the Spring of 1990", a short comic by by M. Skrzynski and C. Ryono.
You'll always remember your first like ... is the slogan of "Amy in the Spring of 1990", a short comic by by M. Skrzynski and C. Ryono.
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My friend Mike and I have been working on a short true-story comic "Amy in the Spring of 1990" for the past four years. It is based on an original (non-fiction) essay by me. Mike has been responsible for the artwork. I adapted the essay into the comic's script. But the entire comic has been a collaboration. That is to say, we developed the script together and every panel garnered discussion between the two of us.

The based-on-true-events work is set in a San Francisco Bay Area suburb in 1990 (natch), where an introverted 7th grader develops an ardent crush on a 8th grader, Amy, a popular cheerleader. To describe the story in simplest terms, it is a teenage romance without any actual romance. We would say more, but we don't want to spoil the story for you.

The money will go toward the printing of the comic (black and white with a color cover), its promotion, and a table at Stumptown Comics Fest, the (famous!) annual indie comics festival here in Portland, Oregon. We are most interested in your acquisition of the comic. In other words, we want people to read it.

You can preview the comic (first 5 pages) at our Facebook page.

We hope you enjoy the final product (when it debuts).

Sincerely,
Colin Ryono

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    In addition to our intense gratitude, you receive the sticker and the comic discreetly signed by Colin and Mike. It can be personalized to say whatever you would like, within reason.

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    In addition to the comic and the sticker and intense gratitude, you will receive a reproduction of a piece of original artwork by Colin. A low-quality scan of the work is available to view here: http://i53.tinypic.com/2hr0b5j.jpg

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    In addition to the comic and the sticker and the print, you will receive a print of a piece of original artwork by Mike, with the subject being anything that your head can possibly dream up (SFW and within reason). If Mike is not sure what something actually is, we reserve the right to employ Google Image search. : - D

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