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Caveman? Robot? ABC's?? YES! A caveman finds the ABC's can help him build a unique best friend.   New children's book from Mike Kunkel!
Caveman? Robot? ABC's?? YES! A caveman finds the ABC's can help him build a unique best friend.   New children's book from Mike Kunkel!
Caveman? Robot? ABC's?? YES! A caveman finds the ABC's can help him build a unique best friend. New children's book from Mike Kunkel!
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**1st STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED! 

With the 1st stretch goal UNLOCKED the cover will now be upgraded with a Spot UV and the paper quality will be upgraded AND a brand new bookmark design will be ADDED to EVERY PLEDGE $20 and above!
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**NEWS:

---ComicVine Article . . . http://www.comicvine.com/articles/kickstarter-alert-and-interview-mike-kunkels-the-o/1100-149930/

---4 Color Rebellion Article . . . http://www.4colorrebellion.com/archives/2014/10/08/kickin-it-with-mike-kunkel-the-origin-of-the-abcs/

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**NEW Extra Add-Ons...

A La Carte menu o' fun!
A La Carte menu o' fun!

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Also added now. . .
HEROBEAR ADD-ON PACKAGE $10 . . .

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Welcome to my KICKSTARTER project... My name is Mike Kunkel and for over 20 years i've worked as a cartoonist telling stories and creating characters for all-ages audiences.

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I've worked in Animation, Toys, and Comics for over TWO DECADES . . . Animating Characters for Animation Features, Designing Cartoon kids and creatures, and writing and drawing stories in film and books. I've worked on Feature Films for Disney, Warner Bros, Sony, and Paramount Studios, also TV Shows for Nickolodeon, Disney, and Cartoon Network, i designed the "Swampy" character for Disney's "Where's my Water?" game, as well as launching the All-Ages DC Comics Title "Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam" comic and i also created the 2-time Eisner award-winning book "Herobear and the Kid." 

And NOW. . .


i'm setting out to share the ABC's with a brand new ABC BOOK!

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--"K" is for KIDS AND THE KIDS AT HEART!

-I'm so excited to introduce for the first time, my two brand new characters . . . Sprockit and Rok, a robot and caveman that will help kids enjoy a lil' story about the alphabet!

SPROCKIT the robot.
SPROCKIT the robot.
ROK the caveman.
ROK the caveman.

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--"F" is for FUN! . . .
  I've wanted to do this fun book for a long time and now it is all finished and ready to be shared... "THE ORIGIN OF THE ABC's." An ABC book wrapped in a simple tale of a caveman and robot meeting. 

The Origin of the ABC's Cover
The Origin of the ABC's Cover

--It will be an 8 X 10 book filled with 72 pages-thick of ABC goooodness.
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Rok finds a spaceship.
Rok finds a spaceship.

--When Rok finds a crash-landed spaceship, he begins to pull letters out of the ship. And each one is very unique . . .

The letter "A" became . . .
The letter "A" became . . .
The letter "K" became . . .
The letter "K" became . . .

--The GOAL of this book is to make the learning of the ABC's fun for BOTH the grownups and the kids as they share big new words with each learned letter, AND also follow the changing extra letter shape on the rocket.

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--"A" is for ALL-AGES!

As with everything i create, i want my books and stories to be ones that i'd share with my own kids and the kids at heart that i know.  i've always set out to tell stories with heart and childhood adventure, and are exciting for any all-ages audience.

--THIS BOOK will be the FIRST in a series of more books with Sprockit and Rok! This is their introduction to everyone and is the perfect place for you all to jump in and meet them and share the learning of the ABC's.

Sprockit and Rok
Sprockit and Rok

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--"H" is for HELP . . .

HOW CAN YOU HELP THE ORIGIN OF THE ABC's?

EASY!
For this brand new book to be seen, it needs to be printed.

And, what is needed for THAT is extra funding for printing and publishing costs. I have already contributed most the funding costs out of my own pocket.  We just need the rest to get the print costs fully funded.  This book will be printed using high quality paper and printing. Every detail is planned for this book's printing.

OUR GOAL is to raise the final $5,000 here on KICKSTARTER to cover all of the printing and production costs for the book.

The book is all ready to be sent to press.

That's where you can help.

--Kickstarter brings people together to share in the goal of seeing exciting projects become realized by picking pledges to support the project. 
--Kickstarter is also an "all or nothing" event. The funds that are raised here need to meet their goal or nothing can happen. No funds will ever be transferred over until after the time period and only if the goal is completely met.   

 The plan is to send it off to get it printed immediately at the end of the campaign, get it delivered back and then mail it out to all supporters by/before January of 2015.

I care about everything that goes into every creation/book/toy/film i work on... and want this book to be everything it's supposed to be. My goal is to craft it with quality and great content from cover to cover.

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-- " R" is for REWARDS!. . .

So if you like what you've seen here, take your time and look at all the FUN REWARDS we've created along the side, choose one that sounds good to you and come join in helping to launch this little project...


-HARDCOVER Book REWARD! Exclusive Postcards! Bookmarks! AND Autograph and Sketch inside the book!  $35


-SPECIAL Prints and EXCLUSIVE T-Shirts REWARD!

The Origins of the ABC's T-shirt
The Origins of the ABC's T-shirt


- VERY LIMITED REWARD:  Limited Print and ALSO Animation Cel of the characters available as a REWARD!

Special 8x10 PRINT/ANIMATION CEL Rewards
Special 8x10 PRINT/ANIMATION CEL Rewards

-TOP REWARD ...EXCLUSIVE HANDMADE Sprockit Robot handmade by Mike Kunkel!

Handmade SPROCKIT the robot TOP REWARD
Handmade SPROCKIT the robot TOP REWARD

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--"S" is for STRETCH GOALS! . . .

Stretch Goals are for being Awesome!  And these special STRETCH GOALS have been created to reward your extra awesomeness. Special Prints!  Magnet Sets!  ABC Flash Cards!  And once we reach our main goal, I'm even personally taking care of the cost of the first one to upgrade the quality of the entire book.

Stretch Goal list!
Stretch Goal list!

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--"A"is for AWESOME . . .and you are ALL AWESOME!

I can't do this without your help. So i THANK YOU so much for visitng the campaign . . .

With your support, this all-ages ABC BOOK can come to life in a beautiful book form to share. The funding received will go directly toward it's printing, shipping, and delivery of the book around the world.

My hope here through Kickstarter is that you'll find one of unique rewards of autographed copies and prints to support the project, and then together we can make The Origin of the ABC's become a reality.

Risks and challenges

I've self-published for a long time now, but it was always on my own. I know from experience that things can happen unexpectedly in life and in the work flow of projects . . . printers can make mistakes in the printing or books can take longer for delivery from the print house, and normally it's just ME that knows all this is going on. . . but by creating a project through Kickstarter, where i share the process with the audience, i want this to be a very fun and rewarding experience for the audience to be part of and make sure that i keep in constant communication with everyone about the process and how everything is going.

ALSO, this project is being launched as i finish wrapping up our Previous Project, because they are being produced/printed simultaneously. So, one of the big objectives i have is to make sure that so many people all at once will be getting their shipments for BOTH projects efficiently. This means keeping diligent track in an orderly way of all of the destinations for shipping everything out to everyone will be a prime priority for me to absolutely watch over.

I want to thank you all so much for joining in this Kickstarter project!

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    KINDERGARTEN PACKAGE: A very big THANK YOU with your name next to the letter of your name on the ABC alphabet webpage and an exclusive Kickstarter Origin of the ABC's Postcard print.

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    1ST GRADE-SOFTCOVER-PACKAGE : An Autographed SOFT-Cover copy of the Origin of the ABC's book and an exclusive Kickstarter ABC Postcard print.

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    2nd GRADE-**EARLY BIRD SPECIAL PRICE**- This is it! The HARDCOVER PACKAGE: A HARDCover copy of the Origin of the ABC's book + AUTOGRAPH & DOODLE SKETCH inside + 2 exclusive Kickstarter bookmarks and 2 exclusive Kickstarter ABC Postcard prints.

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    5th GRADE-TEACH YER FRIEND THE ABC's-PACKAGE : One SET for YOU and One SET for your FRIEND! C'mon, share with your friends . . . 2(TWO) HARD-Cover COPIES OF the Origin of the ABC's BOOK with AUTOGRAPHS + each ALSO with a set of 2 exclusive Kickstarter bookmarks and 2 Kickstarter ABC Postcard prints + one 5x7 Print of Rok with ANY LETTER you choose to THANK YOU for sharing with your friends!

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    4th GRADE-SHARE THE ABC's WITH THE LIBRARY and GET COOL ARTWORK-PACKAGE : 2(TWO) HARDCover COPIES OF the Origin of the ABC's BOOK with AUTOGRAPH Signatures. . . One BOOK goes to YOU and One BOOK will be DONATED to a Library! + a 5x7 Print of Rok with ANY LETTER you choose to THANK YOU for your donation + a set of 2 exclusive Kickstarter bookmarks and 2 Kickstarter ABC Postcard prints

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    6th GRADE-ABC SPECIAL PRINT-PACKAGE : an 8x10 Sprockit and Rok EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER PRINT + HARD-Cover copy of the Origin of the ABC's book with AUTOGRAPH & DOODLE SKETCH + one 5x7 PRINT of Rok with ANY LETTER you choose + 2 exclusive Kickstarter bookmarks and 2 exclusive Kickstarter Postcard prints.

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    7th GRADE- T-SHIRT/ PRINT-PACKAGE! :Exclusive T-SHIRT Designed Especially just for the Kickstarter Campaign + Everythiiiiing in the 6th GRADE ABC PRINT PACKAGE!

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    8th GRADE- ORIGINAL DRAWERERING/PRINT-PACKAGE: An Original 6x9 PENCIL DRAWING of Sprockit and Rok + Limited Original SKETCHCARD with Sprockit and Rok + Everythiiiiing in the 6th GRADE ABC PRINT PACKAGE!

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    FRESHMAN 9th GRADE-ANIMATION CEL-PACKAGE: Limited Edition 8x10 Animation Cel of Sprockit and Rok + HARD-Cover copy of the Origin of the ABC's book with AUTOGRAPH & DOODLE SKETCH + one 5x7 PRINT of Rok with ANY LETTER you choose + Limited hand drawn Sprockit and Rok SKETCHCARD + 2 exclusive Kickstarter bookmarks and 2 exclusive Kickstarter Postcard prints.

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    SOPHMORE 10th GRADE- ULTIMATE BOOK COLLECTION-PACKAGE :
    A HARD-Cover copy of the ORIGIN OF THE ABC's BOOK + a COPY OF Mike Kunkel's ART OF THE SQUIGGLE BOOK + HEROBEAR AND THE KID Trade Paperback + TIMMY AND THE MOON PIECE Hardcover Book + FLIPPED Herobear Animated Flipbook + a copy of MIKE KUNKEL'S brand new ART OF FICTION SKETCHBOOK + a copy of Shepherd's Pie book + EXCLUSIVE ABC Postcards + Herobear and Timmy Postcards and Bookmarks... (ALL books will be autographed with a sketch doodle inside the cover)

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    JUNIOR 11th GRADE-**Early Bird SPECIAL PRICE!!**-CUSTOM HANDMADE "SPROCKIT" ROBOT -PACKAGE: An Original HANDMADE Sprockit robot sculpture made by Mike Kunkel + Limited Animation Cel & BG of Sprockit and Rok + HARD-Cover copy of the Origin of the ABC's book with AUTOGRAPH & DOODLE SKETCH + an 8x10 Sprockit and Rok EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER Print + An Original 6x9 Pencil Drawing of Sprockit and Rok + one 5x7 PRINT of Rok with ANY LETTER you choose + Exclusive T-SHIRT Designed Especially just for the Kickstarter Campaign + 2 exclusive Kickstarter bookmarks and 2 exclusive Kickstarter ABC Postcard prints!

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    SENIOR 12th GRADE - CUSTOM HANDMADE "SPROCKIT" ROBOT - PACKAGE: An Original HANDMADE Sprockit robot sculpture made by Mike Kunkel + Limited Animation Cel & BG of Sprockit and Rok + HARD-Cover copy of the Origin of the ABC's book with AUTOGRAPH & DOODLE SKETCH + an 8x10 Sprockit and Rok EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER Print + one Original 6x9 PENCIL DRAWING of Sprockit and Rok + one 5x7 PRINT of Rok with ANY LETTER you choose + Exclusive T-SHIRT Designed Especially just for the Kickstarter Campaign + 2 exclusive Kickstarter bookmarks and 2 exclusive Kickstarter ABC Postcard prints!

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