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The best thing since sliced bread, if you lived in a post-apocalyptic wasteland with no sliced bread.
The best thing since sliced bread, if you lived in a post-apocalyptic wasteland with no sliced bread.
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Stretch Goals + The End

Wow, what an insane journey this has been. 

It feels like we just started this thing, but alas, there are only 3 days left, and so much more we want to do!

First things first - 35k! 

We did it! (You did it!). We'll be sending out surveys after it's all over so you guys can vote on which player tokens you want to be the final four, but for now, here's a teaser of the sorts of tokens we're thinking about! They'll be about the thickness of the wooden tokens that come with Carcassone, if you're familiar with those:

Second - Guest Artists

Next, here's Jess the artist to tell you guys about our guest artists:

Hey guys-- I'm here to interrupt Zach and tell you about our amazing guest artist lineup. We want these cards to exist so badly that we decided to move the stretch goal from $65,000 to $45,000!! We are serious about making this happen, you guys.

Each artist will create the concept and art for a new card. These five are all super talented and funny, and we are incredibly psyched to see what they do for Guts of Glory! 

Without further ado, let me introduce the guest artists:

Sam Bosma is an illustrator and cartoonist whose use of line, color, texture, shape-- well, basically every artistic principle-- makes my eyeballs fall out. His work is just beautiful, and his character design chops are for serious.

His work has been recognized by Spectrum and the Society of Illustrators, which awarded him a Silver Medal. Clients include The New Yorker, The New York Times, Adweek, The Wall Street Journal, MTV, Plansponsor, Planadviser, The American Bar Association, Network World, Dellas Graphics, SF Weekly, Verizon, Charlex, Transistor Studios, Baltimore Magazine, Image Comics, The Stranger, Gulf Life, Paste Magazine, Seattle Weekly, Cicada Magazine, Muse Magazine, and many others, because he is a rockstar.


Nathan Bulmer is the cartoonist behind Eat More Bikes, a hilarious daily comic. I love Nathan's comics-- they juggle tragedy and comedy like a drunken court jester with a brain full of absurdity, funk and Peanuts.

His comics and illustrations have graced the pages of MAD Magazine, Time Out New York, Seattle Magazine, The Kansas City Star, and The Pitch Weekly. He's shown work in galleries like Dieu Donne in New York and Grand Arts, The Bank, The Bakery, and various other galleries in Kansas City, Missouri.
 

Domitille Collardey Adebimpe is a French illustrator and cartoonist whose work has appeared in magazines in France and in the US (the New York Times, The Believer, McSweeney’s, Double, Technikart, Beaux Arts Magazine…). She has collaborated on books with French publishers such as Hachette Littérature, Marabout and Delcourt. She self-publishes comics and zines and lives in Brooklyn.

To me, Domitille is one of those artists who makes the physical act of drawing look frustratingly easy, what with her virtuosic line-and-wash work and sparely drawn comics. Her new series Wreckhall Abbey is full of fantastic characters and seems like it will prove to be a great set of stories.

Lisa Hanawalt is a cartoonist and illustrator whose comics, illustrated movie reviews, zines, animal noises, and illustrations are gorgeous and often necessitate a change of underwear, they are so funny. Editor's Note: We promise this won't be her card.

She is the winner of the 2009 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Minicomic for her mini, Stay Away From Other People, the 2010 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Comic for her book I Want You #1, and 2011 Stumptown Award for Best Small Press for I Want You #2. Clients and publications include The NY Times, NY Times Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, Saveur, Lucky Peach Magazine, Vanity Fair, Glamour, The Tornante Company, Chronicle Books, Poketo, Vice Magazine, McSweeney’s, The Believer, Motion Theory and Teefury.

Dustin Harbin is a cartoonist and illustrator from Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. He's probably best known for his series of diary comics, cleverly titled DIARY COMICS. You can read those and a bunch of other, not-diary comics, at his site, dharbin.com.

Dustin's latest collection of diary comics features Boxes, one of the most open and emotionally affecting stories I have read in a while. He has gotten great at comics timing, rendering and expressions, and the result is some next level stuff. Read it here. His clients include Engadget, Mad Magazine, Wired Magazine, Marvel Comics, Boulevard Films, and Koyama Press.

oh and one last thing… 

(Back to Zach- ) We've adjusted the Most Exalted Patron reward tier down to $1,000. We still think it's worth $1,500, but we want to end this thing with a bang, and if giving you a deal on this is the way do it... we're in. Let's DO THIS.

Later on tonight we'll post up some information about the first set of promotional cards which we've been feverishly working on for the past two weeks. We're so excited!

Thank you all for your incredible support!!

-Zach (+Jesse +Jess)

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    1. Tina Tipton
      Superbacker
      on September 27, 2012

      If the vote were held today, mine would be for line 1- #1 and #5 and line 2- #1 and #6.

      Things could change...

    2. Jesse Fuchs on September 25, 2012

      Gaah I have to stop just letting it log me in as Zach. :(

    3. Zach Gage Creator on September 25, 2012

      No wait we did kind of ask. :)

    4. Eric
      Superbacker
      on September 25, 2012

      Not that you asked, but I vote for number 2 &4 from the top row and 4 & 5 from the second row :D

    5. Dérek Boily aka MrLeRobot on September 25, 2012

      Art and game are two things that mix pretty well somehow... Hurray for weird guest artists!

      And even if 1000$ is definitely cheaper than 1500$, I won't be able to be a Most Exalted Patron even if I really wish to (Not that I can't be exalted about anything, but being a studying student makes you poorly poor sometimes...!)

      Good luck with that thing!