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A group of supernatural creatures are hired to take out a mobster's competition. It's a black and white 60 page short comic.
A group of supernatural creatures are hired to take out a mobster's competition. It's a black and white 60 page short comic.
A group of supernatural creatures are hired to take out a mobster's competition. It's a black and white 60 page short comic.
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My name is Kel McDonald. I’ve been doing comics for 8 years. My biggest project to date is Sorcery 101, which I still write and draw. I’ve also written the comics Fame and Misfortune, From Scratch, As We Were, and Strange Someone, and I’ve organized the comic anthology Cautionary Fables and Fairy Tales. All of these are now in print (Sorcery 101, Fame and Misfortune, and Cautionary Fables and Fairy Tales were funded right here on Kickstarter), but appeared online first. 

Joe Pimenta works as a freelance storyboarder, illustrator, and comic artist. His first book was the graphic novel A Friendly Game. From Scratch is the second book he has worked on. 

It would be awesome if we could keep From Scratch in print, which brings us to the project. 

From Scratch Second Print Run

From Scratch is a 60 page black and white comic. It takes place in the 20s and follows Aaron, a vampire who is talked into joining up with a ragtag band of supernatural creatures. They are hired to kill a mobster's competition. Things don't go so smoothly. You can read the whole thing for free online at the link posted above. 

The book was first printed in July 2010. Currently, there are 40 copies left.  So we've come to Kickstarter. I would like $3000 to cover printing 2000 more copies of From Scratch and to cover shipping the book out. Since the story is already complete, I can start talking to the printer as soon as I have the funds. 

$3000 is the minimum I need to print the book. We have a few incentives for higher goals. 

At $5000 Jose will start offering commissions. 

At $10000, we will print 100 limited hardcovers. 

The Rewards

Certain backer level's come with my other books. They are As We Were/Strange Someone and Fame and Misfortune Here's a brief explanation of them. 

As We Were/Strange Someone is a double book. It's a 200 page full color book and contains two stories. As We Were is about a demon hunter looking for revenge while her sorcerer friend tries to stop it from consuming her life. You can read it here.

Strange Someone is about a romance novelist with writer's block trying to solve a supernatural mystery. It can be read here

Fame and Misfortune is about a bodyguard with magic powers protecting a self absorbed pop star. It is only in print. 

Risks and challenges

I have printed and shipped out 5 different books, 3 of which were funded by kickstarter. The book is finished and layout. So the risks are mostly delays on the printers and shipping end.

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    DIGITAL COPY - a PDF of From Scratch

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    SPEEDY DELIVERY - A PDF of From Scratch - Copy of From Scratch from the first print run. Sent to you as soon as the kickstarter ends.

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    THE BOOK ITSELF - A PDF of From Scratch - Copy of From Scratch from the new print run. PLEASE ADD $5 FOR SHIPPING TO CANADA AND $10 FOR SHIPPING OUTSIDE OF NORTH AMERICA

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    LIMITED PRINT PACKAGE - A PDF of From Scratch - Copy of From Scratch signed and sketched in by the artist and writer. - A high quality 8 by 12 print of the cover without text.

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    BUNDLED BOOK PACKAGE - A PDF of From Scratch - Copy of From Scratch - A high quality 8 by 12 print of the cover without text - A copy of Kel's other books "Fame and Misfortune" and "As We Were/Strange Someone"

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    SIGNED BUNDLED BOOK PACKAGE - A PDF of From Scratch - Copy of From Scratch sketched in and signed by the artist and writer- A high quality 8 by 12 print of the cover without text - A copy of Kel's other books "Fame and Misfortune" and "As We Were/Strange Someone"

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    SKETCH FROM JOE - A PDF of From Scratch - Copy of From Scratch sketched in and signed by the artist and writer - A high quality 8 by 12 print of the cover without text - A custom sketch drawing by Joe.

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    BOOK AND ART PACK - A PDF of From Scratch - Copy of From Scratch sketched in and signed by the artist and writer- A high quality 8 by 12 print of the cover without text - A copy of Kel's other books "Fame and Misfortune" and "As We Were/Strange Someone" - A custom sketch drawing by Joe.

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    ORIGINAL PAGE - A PDF of From Scratch - Copy of From Scratch sketched in and signed by the artist and writer - A high quality 8 by 12 print of the cover without text - A custom sketch drawing by Joe - an original page of From Scratch

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    SPECIAL THANK YOU - A PDF of From Scratch - Copy of From Scratch sketched in and signed by the artist and writer - A high quality 8 by 12 print of the cover without text - A custom sketch drawing by Joe. - an original page of From Scratch

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