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About this Project

Hi! I'm AJ Janavel the creator of the webcomic Must Be This Tall

Must Be This Tall is the story of three kids with big imaginations. They go on huge adventures that just happen to take place in their backyard.

The comic stars Nicky (better known as Climber), his older sister Delilah (better known as Sis), and their younger brother Aaron (better known as Animal)

Must Be This Tall has been a webcomic since 2011, but before any strips were posted to the website I drew this origin story. A story, that has never been published, posted, and basically even seen by anyone but me.

It's the gang's first real adventure. They are given a lead about a secret, forbidden treasure; which is tucked away somewhere in a hidden mountain entrance.  From there, the adventure begins.

The comic is all ages, but features themes anyone can relate to like love, trust, and the importance of family.

The comic was drawn between 2009-2010 and within the pages you can see the evolution of where Must Be this Tall is today.

The story itself is 60 plus pages, but this book will also feature the first year of Must Be This Tall webcomics. 

Along with the webcomics, is commentary that delves deeper into how the strips were made week-to-week, as well as the inspiration behind them.

And if that's not enough, the book includes original concepts of all of the characters, alternative versions of weekly webcomics which did not get published, and a few other fun extras. In total, this book has more than 100 pages of Must Be This Tall content!

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This project is completely finished and ready to go to the printer.

This is my first Kickstarter project, and I've never done anything like this before. But I've been researching how to have a successful Kickstarter for years. No, seriously.

The funding goal will give me the resources need to print, pack, and ship these books to you.

Thank you so much for helping make my dream come true!

-AJ

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    A digital copy (PDF) of the Must Be This Tall origin story, as well as the first year of webcomics.

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    A copy of the book; which includes the Must Be This Tall origin story, first year's collection of webcomics, and early character designs.

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    You get a signed hard copy of the book, which includes a 5 second Must Be this Tall character sketch

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    You get 4 signed copies of the book. Perfect for comic book stores, or other vendors, or parents trying to be fair to all four of their kids with gift giving.

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    You get one of the original pencil artwork pages of the Must Be This Tall origin story. These pages are 11x14. I scanned them into my computer and did the inks and colors digitally.

    As well as a signed hard copy of the book and an inked custom drawing of any one character of your choice. Like, it can be anything.

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    Executive producer credit

    So technically this story doesn't have an official title. Why don't you come up with one? You'll get an exclusive look at the full length story before it goes to print and be able to come up with a name that is appropriate for the story.

    You also get one of the original pencil artwork pages of the Must Be This Tall origin story. These pages are 11x14. I scanned them into my computer and did the inks and colors digitally.

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    Producer credit - Pick the cover

    Two covers were drawn for this comic. The original when the book was first completed around 2011, and a revised one I did this year. You get to choose which one will go on the front of the book.

    You also get one of the original pencil artwork pages of the Must Be This Tall origin story. These pages are 11x14. I scanned them into my computer and did the inks and colors digitally.

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