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A handsome little book of tragicomic funnies. Rewards include original drawings, personal justice, depressing horoscopes and death.

UPD: Hurrah, funded in less than a day! Thank you, everyone!

BUT I should've set a higher goal, $500 will cover only about 100 copies. It would be great to cover both ZineFest and APE, as well as print a sketchbook/yellow zine. I hope the pledging options are fairly modest.

For instance, the $15 option is pretty much the price of ordering a copy online, plus you get an original drawing and a mini-print. What a deal!

By the end of summer I'll be sharing a San Francisco ZineFest table with Phil McAndrew and I'm making a new full-color mini-collection of tragicomic funnies (16-20 pages) for it, loosely focused on Psychic Detective, a demented recluse, a third-rate stand-in, an office plankton, a depressed lunatic, an everyman’s everyman, a rose, a rose & none of those.

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The author, his comics & illustrations.

Latest strips and funnies.

Tumblr blog.

Every $15+ backer gets an original drawing (usually brush/pen & ink) along with a signed & dedicated copy of the zine and a mini print! Please add a little extra (~$5) for shipping outside US.

Of course all backers will see new strips, sketches, process shots and other related thingies in regular secret updates.

If I exceed the goal, I'd love to print more copies for ZineFest/APE (if I find someone to share a table with me, nudge nudge)/bigcartel/comic stores, as well as a mini of my ink sketches and maybe even another run of my previous collection, the Yellow Zine. Here's a sample page from my sketchbook with bus/street/park doodles:

There are some fashionable dainty ladies too:

Cover of my previous (universally loved and infinitely decadent) mini:

Thank you for attention!

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    Grime Solvent: Access to secret updates with new comics, process posts, sketches and other saucy cartooning material too hot for the internet.

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    Personal Justice: finally, your own illustrated whinefest! Tell me about anything that upsets you (please limit yourself to just one upsetting item), feel free to express your rage & distress & despair & dismay because I, unlike all your so-called friends, will not only listen to your worries, but post them on my blog/twitter, accompanied by a small illustration. You’re also welcome to use this opportunity for personal ads, as well as plugging your products or art, love letters, confessions, anything. Your complaint can be anonymous or not. Most importantly, if you send me something particularly witty, silly, weird or disturbing, I might reproduce your message & the illustration in the zine as well!

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    Dada Stain: signed zine + small original drawing + mini-print! You get a signed & dedicated copy, a mini-print and a handsome original drawing that you can sell for millions after I expire (which should be soon enough). Requests are welcome, but their execution is not guaranteed (for instance: yes, I might draw your teabag, no, I won’t draw your Prince Albert). You can ask for Personal Justice instead, this way you’ll get the original illustration in the mail, as well as on the internet!

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    A Movable Felch: signed zine + medium-sized original drawing + mini-print! You get a signed & dedicated zine, a mini-print and a bigger original drawing (1/2 letter) that you can sell for millions after I expire (which should be very soon). Requests are welcome, but their execution is not guaranteed (for instance: yes, I might draw your teacup, no, I won’t draw your Prince Eustace). Again, Personal Justice requests apply.

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    Gloveshead Refurbished: signed zine + 9x12" original drawing + print! You get a signed & dedicated zine, a print and a big original drawing (letter) that you can sell for millions after I expire (which should be tomorrow). Requests are welcome, but their execution is not guaranteed (for instance: yes, I might draw your teapot, no, I won’t draw your Prince Eugene). Yet again, Personal Justice requests apply.

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    Bleak Future: signed zine + mini-print + a personal horrorscope. You get a signed & dedicated zine, a mini-print and a depressing horoscope for the next few months written by Psychic Detective himself & illustrated by me, a world-known horrorscopist. If you value precision and don’t value time, send me a photograph of the palm of your right hand. At the very least mention your zodiac sign or make one up.

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    Bleak Future (left-handed edition): signed zine + mini-print + a personal horrorscope. Please don’t bother sending me mirrored pictures of your right hand. You may fool me, but you can’t fool destiny.

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    Assassination: signed zine + print + MURDER. I will kill someone for you. No, of course I won’t, but I will draw & send you a cartoon of your enemy (or loved one) dying a horrible death of your choosing. Suicides and already deceased are welcome. Obviously, the scene will be cartoonish, please don’t expect any gritty realism. The price is much higher compared to other rewards because I don’t think murder is a very nice thing to do to a fellow human being, however I will step over blood (ink) for cold cash.

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