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Plots against the throne, magic gone wrong and vanishing royalty are just part of daily life in this full color, all ages comic series.
Plots against the throne, magic gone wrong and vanishing royalty are just part of daily life in this full color, all ages comic series.
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The Comics

Wits End tells the story of Scribbulous, the new court scribe, Francis, the princess that he works for, and the quirky cast of characters that make up Francis's family, social circle, and castle staff.

Each issue tells it's own story, but they weave together to create a larger narrative. They're stories about magical mishaps, new responsibilities, secrets and illusions. Together it's a story about identity, growing up, and the narratives that we choose to embrace or let go of.

Though you can read all five issues online at basictelepathy.com, this collection will be a step above the webcomic version.  Not only will it be a beautiful book that you can put on your shelf and enjoy without a wifi connection, it contains several all new pages and other edits that improve the print edition (and PDF).  I grew so much as an artist between the first pages of issue 1 and the final pages of issue 5, and I've worked to update the early chapters and make the final book more cohesive and polished.  I'll be previewing some of these changes on my tumblr and blog during the campaign--if you're curious about how the final book will differ from the version online, be sure to check those out!

The Rewards

The focus of this campaign is to print the book, so I'm keeping the rewards simple--the PDF of the comic, the paperback book, signed and sketched copies, original watercolors of the characters, and a limited edition hand bound hardback.

A mockup of the paperback
A mockup of the paperback
Sample watercolors
Sample watercolors
Mockups of the hardback
Mockups of the hardback

If you're looking for a combination of rewards not listed, send me a message and I'll see what I can do!  

Why Kickstarter?

Nothing can stop me from making and sharing these comics digitally, but I need your help to bring them from the internet into the physical world in a print edition that does the comic justice. With your help I intent to print 1000 copies through PrintNinja, an offset printer that has a reputation for producing beautifully printed comics.  Before I order that many copies I need to know that a good portion of them have homes waiting and that I'm not making an incredibly reckless financial decision.  Offset printing lowers the price per unit, helping me make the book as affordable as possible, but it requires large orders.  I want this book to be affordable and accessible. I want to get it into hands, onto shelves and into libraries.  I can only do that with your help.

Risks and challenges

The comic is already completely drawn and I'm currently working on final edits and an epilogue. I've met with the printers, double checked my files and printed sample copies. Everything should be set for the order to be placed as soon as the Kickstarter concludes.

Print Ninja does work with printers overseas, so there may be delays in shipping, but they're pros at this and can usually predict the turn around within a couple of weeks, which I've factored into my estimates.

This will be my first time shipping out this volume of orders, but I have many friends and mentors who have been through this process and who's advice and guidance will help me get the shipments out in an organized, timely way. I am fully prepared to make Kickstarter fulfillment my full time job for however long it takes to get these books out of my apartment and into your hands.

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    THE BOOK: A perfect bound paperback collecting the first five issues, and the complete PDF.

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    SIGNED BOOK: The perfect bound paperback collecting the first five issues, signed, with a small, black and white sketch, and the complete PDF.

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    SIGNED BOOK PLUS: The perfect bound paperback collecting the first five issues, signed, with a small black and white sketch, the complete PDF and a post card sized original watercolor of a Wits End character of your choice.

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    LIMITED EDITION: A hand bound hardback containing the first five issues, signed, numbered and sketched in, and the complete PDF.

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    BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS: 10 copies of the perfect bound paperback, for retailers or people with lots of friends who all need this comic.

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