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The very earliest comics by the great Will Eisner have recently been discovered. We intend to collect them in a definitive edition.
The very earliest comics by the great Will Eisner have recently been discovered. We intend to collect them in a definitive edition.
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    Thank you! We send our love through the digital ether!

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    A digital edition of THE LOST WORK OF WILL EISNER. Plus even more love through the digital ether.

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    A PRINT! A high-quality 6.5" x 11" print of one of a selection of the HARRY KARRY or UNCLE OTTO strips, or a print of the cover of the book.

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    THE BOOK! The hardcover edition of THE LOST WORK OF WILL EISNER.

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    THE BOOK on BOTH FRONTS! The hardcover edition of THE LOST WORK OF WILL EISNER and the digital edition, too.

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    THE DREAMER PRINT, by ROBERT BERRY. An 11x14" print of the beautiful portrait of Will Eisner drawn by Philadelphia's own Robert Berry. See the body of the campaign for the image.

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    THANKED IN THE BOOK. Your name will appear on a special backer "Thank You" page in all editions of the book. Also includes all previously mentioned rewards (print, and book, digital edition).

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    SIGNED BOOK. Inscribed by the author of the book's introduction, Denis Kitchen, and the long-lost strips' discoverer, Joe Getsinger. Also includes all previously mentioned rewards (print, book, thank you, and digital edition).

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    RETAILER. Five copies of THE LOST WORK OF WILL EISNER hardcover, the digital edition, and a print.

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    THE DREAMER PRINT & BOOK. An 11x14" print of the beautiful portrait of Will Eisner drawn by Philadelphia's own Robert Berry. See the body of the campaign for the image. Also includes a signed book, a Harry Karry print, a thank you in the book, and a digital edition.

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    PRIVATE TOUR OF JOE GETSINGER'S COLLECTION! Joe will personally guide you through his massive collection of plates, prints, and collectibles, including 1930s printing plates by JACK KIRBY and BOB KANE (in New Jersey). If you're lucky, he might even take you to his favorite diner. Also includes a SIGNED BOOK and all rewards in that tier.

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    PUBLISHER-TO-PUBLISHER CONSULTATION WITH DENIS KITCHEN! Not only will you be credited in the indicia of the book as ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER, but Will Eisner's art agent, publisher, partner, and good friend Denis Kitchen will also talk to you for an hour over Skype, and tell you about his experiences with Eisner, his life in comics, or anything else you want to know. Also includes a SIGNED BOOK and all rewards in that tier.

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    ORIGINAL PRINTING PLATE! One of the original zinc HARRY KARRY or UNCLE OTTO plates that Joe discovered. Beautifully framed and matted with a print of its contents. Also includes a SIGNED BOOK and all rewards included in that tier.

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    WILL EISNER SKETCH EDITION by ROB BERRY. The University of Pennsylvania cartooning professor and mastermind behind the ultra-ambitious ULYSSES SEEN project will draw a young romantic vision of Eisner, circa THE DREAMER. Also includes a print, a signed edition of the book, and thank you in the book, and a digital edition.

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    UNCLE OTTO SKETCH EDITION BY JAMES COMEY. The one and only James Comey, author of DONKEY PUNCH, THE JOB, and contributor to countless Locust Moon projects, will draw the hapless old man at the center of Eisner's earliest gag strips. Also includes a print, a signed book, and thank you in the book, and a digital edition.

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    HARRY KARRY SKETCH EDITION BY MIKE SGIER. The expert illustrator, print-maker, and auteur behind the epic SID AND FRANCIS saga will depict the espionage expert who formed the foundation upon which THE SPIRIT was later based. Also includes a print, a book, and thank you in the book, and a digital edition.

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    PUBLISHER CREDIT! You will be listed in the indicia as Associate Publisher of THE LOST WORK OF WILL EISNER. Also includes a SIGNED BOOK and all rewards in that tier.

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    EISNER PORTRAIT PAINTING BY ROBERT BERRY. A gorgeous watercolor portrait of Will Eisner, featuring panels of memories drawn from his semi-autobiographical graphic novel THE DREAMER. The painting is shown in the body of the text. Also includes an ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER credit, a signed book, a print, and a digital edition.

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