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Read the first Bad Luck Bob comic here

What is this project?

A 40 page comic about your average person becoming a super hero. After being mugged on the way home from work, and ending up with an umbrella lodged deep into his lower intestine, Bob decides to take matters into his own hands. After bathing in the only source of radioactive waste he knows of, he begins transforming in ways he didn't realise were possible. Will Bob go on to be the best super hero out there, or more likely, fail horribly? By supporting this project you will get a copy of this comic, as well as other fun things to decorate your house with.

What can I expect in the comic?

This 40-something page comic is hand drawn and inked, with some lighting created digitally. The style is very bold and graphic, stemming from my work as a designer. My style is often referred to as "very Chris Ware", despite not being familiar with his work until recently. Make sure you read the first comic to get a feel for what this one is like.

Who is Bad Luck Bob? 

Bad Luck Bob is a white collared loser who looks for happiness and salvation in all the wrong places. Expecting the world and offering nothing, digging himself deeper into unhappiness, Bob is a character you feel bad for right up until he makes things worse for himself.

 

Gratuitous back patting from someone

“I bought one of Dave's paintings and it wasn’t one of those guilt purchases you make because you know the guy. I just liked it! It was an ISIS Ibis. This is his new book and it’s super too."

John Safran (Someone that's famous in Australia, but you probably don't know if you live anywhere else in the world.)

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Risks and challenges

Printing is always a mysterious experience that can be hindered by bizarre things. To counter this problem, I have the first half of the books printed! A5 size and perfect bound, the books look as professional as humanly possible for an indie comic.

Paintings and illustrations will take time to complete, and will add another 5 days on expected delivery times. Please keep this in mind if you're buying for a present.

Gouache can also be damaged in transit if it even hears the sound of rain. If you back the $250 bracket and your painting arrives damaged, please send me a picture and we can get you another one ASAP.

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    Pledge AU$ 10 or more About $7

    I don't know Bob

    You don't know me or Bob, and that's fair, so you're giving me $10 for an electronic copy of the comic. Works on Kindle, but is better on a tablet.

    - 1x digital copy of SUPERBOB

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    Pledge AU$ 20 or more About $15

    Bob sounds interesting

    A brand-spankin' new printed copy of SUPERBOB.

    A5 size, with a powerfully bright pink colour to make your nieces and nephews say "Hey what's that book?", at which point you'll have to jump across the room and say "Oh that's not for you, it's... umm... yucky", and you won't be wrong.

    But you'll love it!

    - 1x printed A5 copy of SUPERBOB

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    Pledge AU$ 75 or more About $55

    I love Bob

    You will not only receive a copy of SUPERBOB , but also a drawing for you. Simply email me (davidwells_@hotmail.com) proof of your purchase, and a keyword, and I will do an A5 black and white illustration of my interpretation of that word.

    - 1x printed A5 copy of SUPERBOB
    - 1x original ink drawing based on a keyword

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    Pledge AU$ 100 or more About $74

    I mean I really love Bob

    Damn man, give him some space.

    You will receive a copy of SUPERBOB, as well as MR OAK (a comic about the perils of being addicted to cocaine in an advertising job), and on top of that, an original inked page from a Bad Luck Bob comic!

    - 1x printed A5 copy of SUPERBOB
    - 1x printed A5 copy of MR OAK
    - 1x original comic book page

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    Pledge AU$ 250 or more About $184

    Mmmm Bob *finger sucking gesture*

    Whoa, you really like Bob. As a sign of your love, you've jumped deep into this backing with both feet.

    You will receive a copy of SUPERBOB, as well as MR OAK (a comic about the perils of being addicted to cocaine in an advertising job), and an A4 gouache painting of Bob!

    It will be beautiful, and maybe a bit graphic, but you'll love it.

    - 1x printed A5 copy of SUPERBOB
    - 1x printed A5 copy of MR OAK
    - 1x original gouache painting of Bob himself

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Funding period

- (30 days)