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A 118-page all-ages graphic novel about the lure of fame and fortune... and a gigantic baby monster.
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When a baby monster-from-the-deep ends up on the shores of Atlantic City, a cop and a cryptozoologist must each decide, "How far would you go to capture fame and fortune?"

Exclusive Kickstarter cover by Griffin Ess
Exclusive Kickstarter cover by Griffin Ess

Welcome to BABY! Are you ready for an adorable monster destroying Atlantic City? An evil cryptozoologist (they're a thing!) creating chaos? A cop trying to protect and serve while the city shakes? Then let's dive in!

BABY is an all-ages book for kids and adults to enjoy, starring:

BABY

Baby
Baby

Lost and separated from his mom, Baby goes on his first adventure, leading him to the shores of Atlantic City. Here he captures the attention of...

DR. TRENT HEADLEY

Dr. Trent Headley - (wanna be) World Famous Cryptozoologist
Dr. Trent Headley - (wanna be) World Famous Cryptozoologist

For years, Dr. Trent Headley has been trying to be famous... or at least more famous than his rivals. Now that he sees Baby, he'll do anything to capture the lil monster and grab the fame he desires. And in the middle of it all is...

DETECTIVE FRANK WELKER

Det. Frank Welker - one day away from retirement
Det. Frank Welker - one day away from retirement

Detective Frank Welker is a good cop put in a bad spot: On his last day on the force, he has to decide whether to risk his life or play it safe while a monster stomps through his city.

What will Frank do? Will Trent finally get the recognition he so desperately wants? Will any part of Atlantic City be left after Baby reaches land? There's only one way to find out!

THE BOOK AND REWARDS

BABY is going to be 118 pages and will include:

- A Kickstarter-exclusive cover, only available through this campaign

- The entire 4-issue series, which is now out of print

- George's script pages

- Griffin's process pages, including sketches, inks and colors

- A cover gallery and pin-ups

The book is done! It's ready to go and we have printers on call. All we need are a few godparents to help bring this story into the world, which is why we're here on Kickstarter.

We've been bringing this story to conventions around the Northeast, as well as New England Comics stores. We love people's reactions to Baby and we want to share the story with more people and this is the best way to do it.

With your love and enthusiasm, we'll be able to fund the print run of the graphic novel and keep bringing it to shows and make it available world wide on our website, Homeless Comics.

If you'd like a taste of Baby, you can read the first 8 pages for free. After you read it, send it to someone else who'll enjoy it!

THE GOOD STUFF

Ready to check out the rewards? Here we go...

ABOUT US

GEORGE O'CONNOR

George likes to write. A lot. With his friend and illustrator, Griffin Ess, he’s written and created the comics HEALED and BABY under the Homeless Comics banner. He’s contributed stories to anthologies from ComixTribe, GreyHaven and Elevator Pitch Press. He’s co-creator (along with Griffin), head writer and editor of the improvisational podcast Phone Hugs & Therapy (available on iTunes). Plus he created the 34-episode digital series 664-The Neighbor of the Beast (available on YouTube) along with over 60 short films. And somehow he also juggles playing guitar in his metal and punk rock bands.

GRIFFIN ESS

One part illustrator, one part psychologist, one part entertainer: Griffin Ess lives in a unique cross section of skill sets. He spends most of his time devising ways to help others tap into their creativity. He's made himself a resource to imaginative people who need their imaginations turned into images, and an adviser to creators who find themselves entangled within their own processes. You can see more of what he does at ShadedAreas.com.

THANK YOU!

Baby has been a labor of love for a while now. He means a lot to us and with your support, we can get our little monster story into more hands, both young and young at heart.

Once you grab the rewards you like, feel free to share this project with someone else who'd enjoy it. You know what they say, it takes a village to raise a baby... and this is a big baby.

Risks and challenges

We've worked hard to keep risks to a minimum. The book is already done and compiled and we're in talks with printers right now.

If there's a risk, it's getting the hand-drawn bonuses done in a timely manner. But we're already putting plans and strategies in place to make sure they're done on time without killing Griffin. Which is good. Because we like him.

One of the biggest challenges is people pledging and then backing out. Life gets lifey and we understand, but we please ask you honor your commitment as we promise to honor ours.

Also, Avengers Infinity War could be so good we decide to never leave the theater. But really, isn't that a risk we're all taking?

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    PARENT (PDF)

    The 118-page graphic novel, in stunning RGB format.

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    PROUD PARENT

    - The physical copy of the 118-page graphic novel with Griffin's Kickstarter-exclusive cover ONLY available through this campaign

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    PROUD PARENT with a PIN

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    - Collectable, soft enamel pin

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    PROUD PARENT w/a PIN & PIC (limited)

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    - Collectable, soft enamel pin

    - Hand-drawn "selfie" print with you and Baby

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    BOUNCING BABY BUNDLE

    - Physical copy with the Kickstarter-exclusive cover

    - Physical copy with the standard cover

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    - Collectable, soft enamel pin

    - Official Baby birth announcement print

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    SKETCH ART FOR THE FRIDGE #2

    - Own an original cover sketch, created by Griffin Ess

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    SKETCH ART FOR THE FRIDGE #3

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    - Collectable, soft enamel pin

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    BABY SHOWER

    - Physical copy with the Kickstarter-exclusive cover

    - Three (3) physical copies with the standard cover to give, gift, or donate

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    - Collectable, soft enamel pin

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    SKETCH ART FOR THE FRIDGE #1

    - Own the original sketch for the exclusive cover, created by Griffin Ess

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    LULLABY (limited)

    - George will write you a custom, one-of-a-kind heavy metal song. Topic to be chosen by you.

    - Physical copy with the Kickstarter-exclusive cover

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    - Collectable, soft enamel pin

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    PRIVATE TUTOR

    If your creative process is broken, talk to Griffin and he'll solve it.

    - Private, 2-hour creative consultation online with Griffin

    - Physical copy with the standard cover

    - Digital copy (PDF)

    - Collectable, soft enamel pin

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    ORIGINAL ART FOR THE FRIDGE

    - Own the original art from the exclusive cover, created by Griffin Ess

    - Physical copy with the standard cover

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    - Collectable, soft enamel pin

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    BABY PORTRAIT (limited)

    - Hand illustrated, one-of-a-kind cover by Griffin on a blank cover

    - Physical copy with the standard cover

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