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Finally. Scott Johnson got off his rump and did the thing people have been bugging him about for years now. The MyExtralife Collection!
Finally. Scott Johnson got off his rump and did the thing people have been bugging him about for years now. The MyExtralife Collection!
1,403 backers pledged $70,414 to help bring this project to life.

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We have made some updates and changes along the way so wanted to summarize them all here to make it easy to find them:

4 Stretch Goals have been unlocked which means:

  • All physical editions of the book will include a signed bookplate
  • Reimagined MyExtraLife strips will be done by artists Scott Kurtz, Steve Hamaker, Mary Varn, John Kovalic, Len Peralta and Krishna Sadasivam and included in the book
  • These strips will also be available as options in any level that includes a choice of 8x12 print.
  • They will also be available as add-ons when the surveys come out
  • All physical reward levels will now receive 12 stickers and all digital only reward levels will now receive 12 avatars of those stickers. This was originally announced as 10 but we bumped it up to 12.

Add-ons are available for any level which includes a physical reward. You can add to you pledge to cover additional items and when surveys come out, you will be able to select the specific items. Add ons, with their pricing (shipping is included in these amounts) are:

  • Physical copy of the collection $20
  • Choice of 8x12 print $10
  • Choice of Individual Pin $10
  • Choice of T shirt $25

We added a hard cover edition

  • The new Vincent 4:Vincent Harder level includes a signed and numbered with personalized sketch HARDCOVER edition of the collection! Plus, the avatars, 3 pins, digital edition, and 8x12 print as well.  Based on limited stock, the hardcover is unlikely to be available as an add-on.

We sweetened the pot on some of the reward levels:

  • The Snowhedge: now includes a 3rd pin (Henry, Scott's World of Warcraft pet) as well as a choice of 8x12 print
  • The Mendoza:  now includes a 3rd pin (Henry, Scott's World of Warcraft pet) as well as a choice of 8x12 print
  • The Vincent: all 4 Vincent levels now include a 3rd pin (Henry, Scott's World of Warcraft pet) as well as a choice of 8x12 print
  • The Henry and The Steve: Both of these levels now include the hardcover edition in place of the softcover

We gave all backers 20 extra avatars. These are available now before the end of the campaign and a link is included on backer exclusive Update 6. These are in addition to the avatars included in the reward levels and can be downloaded now.

Stretch Goal 5 announced $75,000

If we hit $75,000 before the end of the campaign, I am going to add a digital collection of all my Experience Points strips to every level from Seahollow on up! Every backers $10 and above will receive a digital edition collection of every Experience Points strip.

THE PROJECT

I started ExtraLife in June of 2001, mostly as a way to keep drawing all the time.  Seemed like a good way to improve my skills and MAYBE grow a little audience online.  It turned out to be one of the smartest things I had ever done with my life.  It's opened so many doors, created so many relationships, and was the gateway to a whole career for me online.

Nearly 15 years later, I figure it's time to finally bow to fan desire for a physical collection. The time is right, and I'm ready to do it. So let's go.

The comic has evolved a lot over the years in both content and format, but at it's heart, it's always been a lifeline to the things I love so much in life: Movies, pop culture, video games, TV, nerd life, and even my own life and family.  

Admiral Snackbar
Admiral Snackbar
Tardis vs Turdis
Tardis vs Turdis
Bored Games
Bored Games
Write Faster George!
Write Faster George!
Blue Prophecy
Blue Prophecy
Walking the Walker
Walking the Walker

So many people and creators have inspired me for so long.  I don't have room here to thank them all. 

The at least 100 page book will feature cover art by the incredible Howard Porter. (DC, Marvel, JLA, The Flash, etc.)  

Howard Porter
Howard Porter
Cover art by Howard Porter
Cover art by Howard Porter

A wonderful forward by the venerable and talented writer / creator, Gerry Conway. (Marvel, DC, The Punisher, Firestorm, Law & Order, etc.)

Gerry Conway
Gerry Conway

As you might have heard in the video, there will be lots of little extras thrown in as well, and if we break a few stretch goals, even more!  We've got lots of cool rewards--check them out over on the side there--and more surprise guest artists to announce if we get to some of those mystery stretch goals along the way!

$70,000 - ???? Who knows!

$80,000 - ???? Crazy!

$90,000 - ???? Bonkers!

$100,000 - ???? Have to get there to see!

Risks and challenges

Putting out a collection like this is NOT easy for anyone, and there are a lot of logistics involved in printing, shipping, and managing a project like this. But we have an experienced team that handles our production and fulfillment and have run a number of successful Kickstarters already so we are ready to do this!

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    The Snowcrystal!

    You have my thanks--and 5 special avatars for all your social media needs, created for this Kickstarter.

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    The Seahollow!

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    The Blackford

    A physical copy of the collection! At least 100 pages of ExtraLife strips for your reading enjoyment. Plus avatars from 'The Snowcrystal'.

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    The Belcoast

    You will receive both a digital AND a physical copy of the collection. One straight to your mailbox, the other straight to your inbox. And the avatars from 'The Snowcrystal'.

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    The Stronghurst

    Everything from "The Belcoast" plus you will also receive your choice of one 9x12 print. Print choices include a new Scott Johnson print, a print of the collection cover by Howard Porter and prints of any of the strips from Stretch Goal artists added during the campaign!

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    The Snowhedge

    Everything from 'The Belcoast' plus a 2 piece pin set featuring Steve the Duck and Vincent, featured players from ExtraLife. Each pin will measure 1.5 inches.

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    The Mendoza!

    Everything from 'The Snowhedge' plus your choice from a selection of t-shirts. Shirt choices will be revealed throughout the campaign and will include the artwork from the collection cover, all new designs by Scott Johnson, and art from Stretch Goal artists.

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    The Vincent

    Everything from 'The Snowhedge'. The physical copy for this level will be an Artist Edition with a personalized sketch and autograph from Scott Johnson inside.

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    The Vincent 2.0

    Everything from 'The Snowhedge'. The physical copy for this level will be an Artist Edition with a personalized sketch and autograph from Scott Johnson inside.

    We heard you--you want more Vincent. So we are adding more Vincent! Each "edition" of The Vincent will feature an additional unique sketch of Vincent along with the personalized sketch to identify the version!

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    The Vincent 3.0

    Everything from 'The Snowhedge'. The physical copy for this level will be an Artist Edition with a personalized sketch and autograph from Scott Johnson inside.

    We heard you--you want more Vincent. So we are adding more Vincent! Each "edition" of The Vincent will feature an additional unique sketch of Vincent along with the personalized sketch to identify the version!

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    Vincent 4: Vincent Harder

    BIG NEW ADDITION!! Everything from 'The Snowhedge' AND the physical copy for this level will be a numbered HARDCOVER Artist Edition with a personalized sketch and autograph from Scott Johnson inside.

    The hardcover edition is limited and is not available as an add-on.

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    The Henry

    Everything from 'The Vincent', your choice of a 9x12 print (same selection as "The Stronghurst") PLUS Scott will record your voice mail message! He's a podcaster too so you know he talks good!

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    The Steve

    Everything from 'The Mendoza', your choice of a 9x12 print (same selection as "The Stronghurst") AND a custom full color commission--request a redesigned ExtraLife strip with YOU as the new star! get that special Wicket and Jar Jar as the Blues Brothers poster you've always wanted! it is up to you--drawn by Scott and including both a digital and signed print!

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