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The character from the "Death is Good" and "Death, the early years" t-shirt line comes to life in this book that tells his story.
The character from the "Death is Good" and "Death, the early years" t-shirt line comes to life in this book that tells his story.
83 backers pledged $3,152 to help bring this project to life.

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Death and his canine pal Rip at play in the woods.
Death and his canine pal Rip at play in the woods.

The Death is Good book will finally tell the story behind the character that has been gracing our shirt designs for the past several years. Where did he come from? How did he grow up? Why is he always so happy? 

There are still a few tweaks being made, but the final book will be 6"x6", printed in full color with a glossy cover. It is presented rather like a "children's book for adults". It will be a minimum 48 pages, possibly as many as 60.

We're using Kickstarter for this project because if we can put together the funding up front, we'll be able to make the first run of the book much larger. We want to reach not only the existing fans, but start to reach out through comic stores and other booksellers, and having a larger first run will allow us to do that. We've been talking to many of our fans at conventions and markets where we sell our shirts, and people are eager to see the book.

Two of the shirt items offered as pledge rewards.
Two of the shirt items offered as pledge rewards.

We've set the goal at a level that will allow us to pay for the first run size we want. If we manage to go over the goal, that will just mean we can do an even larger first edition run.

The stickers available as pledge rewards.
The stickers available as pledge rewards.

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    Listing in the book as "Backer" on the acknowledgements page.

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    The finished book, mailed to you as soon as it's printed, plus listing in the book as "Backer" on the acknowledgements page.

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    The finished book plus two 4" square stickers, Death & Rip playing and the early years "This stuff'll kill ya!" plus backer listing.

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    The finished book plus set of 8 "Death Family" car window stickers, plus two 4" square stickers, plus backer listing.

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    Signed copy of the book, personalized however you request, plus the two small stickers, plus backer listing.

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    The book plus one Death & Rip t-shirt, in either black or grey, men's or ladies' style, plus backer listing.

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    The book plus one Death & Rip pullover hoodie, in black, plus backer listing.

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    The book plus one Death & Rip zip-up hoodie, in either black or ash grey, plus backer listing.

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    Five copies of the finished book, plus five small stickers, plus listing in the book as "Backer" on the acknowledgements page. Get your holiday shopping done early!

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    Signed book plus Death & Rip shirt plus two stickers, plus listing as "Friend of Death" on the acknowledgements page.

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    Ten copies of the finished book, plus ten small stickers, plus listing in the book as "Backer" on the acknowledgements page. For holiday shoppers with every more people on their lists.

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    A copy of the book plus a one of a kind Death standup cutout. This has been used "in the field" and has some patches (see the photo in update #1). This pledge includes *hand delivery* if you are in the Northern VA area. Shipping to other areas could be $$, so message first before claiming this one if you're in any other area.

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    A copy of the book plus a one of a kind painting of Death and Rip under a rainbow (see the photo in update #1). This pledge includes *hand delivery* if you are in the Northern VA or DC area. Shipping to other areas could be $$, so message first before claiming this one if you're in any other area.

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    A copy of the book plus a one of a kind painting of a young Death hula hooping on a sunny day (see the photo in update #1). This pledge includes *hand delivery* if you are in the Northern VA or DC area. Shipping to other areas could be $$, so message first before claiming this one if you're in any other area.

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