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By Michael Munkittrick
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About

 IT'S TRUE! THE VOICES IN YOUR HEAD ARE REAL! Oliver and Trouble are two zany beings that represent the "little angel" and "little devil" on your shoulder "helping" you make decisions. Some might call them your conscience. They are always trying to outdo the other and often get so wrapped up in their own that they forget the mayhem that they create for us...so, it's kind of like watching a train wreck, but in a way that makes it easy to enjoy.

  This comic is a way of sharing all of the unusual situations that I seem to get into, think up or overhear in my day-to-day life. I take real world locations, and carefully insert these two troublemakers in comic form into those photos to create a uniquely original look...like "Who Framed Rodger Rabbit", but with an infinite landscape of real locations. I conceptualize, write, design, layout and publish every comic on my own, and while it's a very time consuming process, I truly love to share the comical things that come out of my head. It's a highly satirical method of keeping myself grounded and between the lines.

  As a means of sharing, I often ask readers to give me a story from their own lives and photographs from wherever they are in the world as a means to help give back for all their support. I plan on some simple merchandising and at least one printed book of the collective comics thus far and then one more every year as a time-capsule of the craziness that is my life. I've recently published my 80th weekly strip and readership is gaining every week! I'd sincerely appreciate the opportunity to continue developing these characters for the enjoyment of my readers, but also as a form of therapy. Believe me when I tell you, you've never a seen a crazier stream of consciousness...and with Oliver and Trouble at the proverbial wheel of the thoughts in my head, you don't want to miss the moment when that train goes off the rails!

Live, love and laugh.

Risks and challenges

Essentially, I'm trying to build a means to communicate with a wider audience and help inspire other people to see the satirical side of life through a weekly comic series. Equipment upgrades, software licensing and time are all expensive, even in the world of comics...and I'm not above letting it be known that I am truly a "starving artist" who creates out of love for the craft of storytelling. While your money is invested with Oliver and Trouble, there truly is no risk because I'm going to make the comic either way... but the benefit of stoking that inner creative fire and investing in the challenge to make people laugh a little in a world full of nightmarish evil...I'd like to think that we're a little light bulb in the darkness guiding people from fear and sadness to one moment of simply joy at every opportunity.

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    As a side note, Kickstarter requires me to put a "date for delivery" of the items included in this sponsorship...but I promise you that I'll be thankful immediately and NOT after June 2017 as the date suggests. Thank you for your understanding. :)

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    At this level, you get to participate in the unique experience of seeing the creative process as it happens. Upcoming storylines before they are conceptualized and special access to a digital version of the comic each week via email or direct download link prior to its publication. I'll also print any single comic on quality paper, sign it and send it to you for framing...so you can tell all your friends about that time you did that cool thing and sponsored an artist!

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    At this level, you're privy to an array of short anecdotal stories that inspired the characters in an on-camera Q&A session by myself where I answer (email and Facebook) questions from the fans, a special one-of-a-kind digital comic where you supply me with a few high resolution photos of yourself and your family (or workplace), and I will insert Oliver & Trouble digitally so you can LITERALLY be a part of the art itself and share your favorite comic with your friends at work, school of just have it on the wall in the foyer to be adored by your kids! Also, at the end of each quarterly season, you'll be able to download a digital copy of ALL of the monthly releases of the comic for your personal archive in a single PDF where I make notes about those people who supported me in my art habit.

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    At this level, you get to the good stuff! Not only do you get all of the goodies from all of the previous participation levels, but you will get a single t-shirt with both characters in a cute/sinister/funny/iconic pose to accessorize all of your non-Oliver & Trouble attire. You can be part of the pre-order and have your shirt before they go to the web store. These are only made once per year, so delivery could be a bit long, but if we meet the target goal, the t-shirts will be at the top of my list...(and so will you!). Beyond this, you will get a PRODUCER CREDIT in the annually printed Oliver and Trouble Comic Archive, a collection of all of the year's comics along with a digital copy of a special edited video of the best of our monthly Q&A sessions as well as a personal message to those who help to make my dream possible.

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