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CA$ 1,323
pledged of CA$ 6,500pledged of CA$ 6,500 goal
36
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, December 8 2013 5:36 PM UTC +00:00

About

... But apparently, people who print and assemble books enjoy exchanging  money for their services. That's where YOU come in!

Lucky for you, I would never simply beg for money. I mean, I tried...but sitting on the street with a cup got me some dirty looks from the people who need money for food.

What I'm offering you is the exclusive chance to get yourself a copy of "Brainslug: Alien Tongues" -- the very first book in the Brainslug Saga -- before anyone else does on this planet. Plus, you get the chance of scoring yourself some pretty exclusive swag and original art while you're at it!

"But Andre," you say, "I've read "Alien Tongues" online already, it was on Brainslug.com years ago..."

That's a very astute comment, you prime and very attractive example of human perfection. But this isn't the same "Alien Tongues" that you've grown up with! Two years ago, after I decided to get the book ready for print, I set out on the task of editing and coloring every single page of "Alien Tongues." The story has been significantly improved. Weaker jokes have been replaced with awesome jokes; text and formatting are 200% better; and did I mention it's in FULL COLOR?

It was a crap load of work, but it's my personal goal to give you fans and readers the very best Brainslug experience possible.

And all I'm asking for is for a little help from you fantastic folks to help me get physical copies printed of the book.

So that's it, in a nutshell. All funds are to be used towards getting a print run of 500 softcover copies of "Brainslug: Alien Tongues" so I can fulfill the pre-orders and have an inventory of books that I can sell.

My ultimate goal with the books is to have them to take to larger comic-cons and similar events and get the chance to expose Brainslug to an even wider audience.

Brainslug is a serial comic strip that I've been creating and self-publishing online since 2004. It chronicles the epic adventures of two kids, Lance and Alex, and their homicidal pet bunny, Dante, who happens to be a fugitive ex-convict from space who is stranded on Earth.

It is primarily a comedy aimed at teens and adults. It's much darker, more twisted, and more violent than its colorful art would lead you to believe.

"Brainslug: Alien Tongues" is the first book in the series and it already has its direct sequel completed on the website called "Brainslug: Road Trip" which I intend on editing, coloring and printing in the future as well.

The current series of comics on the website is part of the third book entitled "Brainslug: The Origin of Dante". It's a prequel to the other two books which tells the story of how Dante ended up on Earth, posing as Alex's and Lance's pet.

Looking ahead, I already have many ideas for potential plot lines for future books that will pick up after the events of "Brainslug: Road Trip."

I love making these comics and knowing that people are enjoying them and getting laughs out of my work. So you can be sure that you'll be able to continue reading Brainslug for many years to come and there will be more books to add to your collection!

Unless I get hit by a bus, knock on wood...

"No wait! Tell me about the rewards first!"

You're direct! I like that in my new best friend(s)!

If you judge me worthy of a few of your hard-earned dollars, here's what you can expect to receive to reward how utterly awesome you are!

Upon successful completion of the Kickstarter campaign, I'll be designing a "Kickstarter Victory" die-cut vinyl sticker featuring Dante. Every prize level will get you one of these stickers made exclusively for you amazing Kickstarter Backers. These stickers are made of a thick, coated-vinyl that makes them waterproof, scratch-proof and possibly bullet-proof.

At this level, you'll receive the following:

  • "Kickstarter Backer" Exclusive Vinyl Sticker

Ever feel like uncultured swine because you're still playing "Rock, Paper, Scissors" with your hands like a caveman? Then this reward level is for you! The first ever official Brainslug game  "Epic R.P.S" takes the classic "Rock, Paper, Scissors" and mashes it together with "Magic: The Gathering" -- just as it was always intended to be!

Each deck contains 6 cards, (2 Rock, 2 Paper, 2 Scissors) for all the two-player Rock, Paper Scissors madness you can handle!

At this level, you'll receive the following:

  • Brainslug "Epic R.P.S" Card Game
  • "Kickstarter Backer" Exclusive Vinyl Sticker

This is what you're here for and it's the whole point of this campaign: a pre-order of the book "Brainslug: Alien Tongues". Personalized, signed and sent directly to you as soon as I print them.

At this level, you'll receive the following:

  • A pre-order for one copy of "Brainslug: Alien Tongues"
  • Brainslug "Epic R.P.S" Card Game
  • "Kickstarter Backer" Exclusive Vinyl Sticker

Want MORE stuff? Of course you do! You love stuff like dogs love humping legs! This pack includes previous rewards as well as a set of 3 Brainslug stickers of your choice! These stickers are from various one-shot comics that I've done in the past few years -- lots of which have been about retro video games! Tell me which three you'd like!

Available Stickers can be viewed here:
http://brainslug.com/Blog/?p=2021

At this level, you'll receive the following:

  • A pre-order for one copy of "Brainslug: Alien Tongues"
  • A pack of 3 Brainslug Stickers of your choice
  • Brainslug "Epic R.P.S" Card Game
  • "Kickstarter Backer" Exclusive Vinyl Sticker

What? The stickers aren't enough for you? Then you're about to have a fantastic gawd-damned day! Just pick a print from the available Brainslug inventory and it's yours! Don't see one that you like but there's a page from the comic or the art gallery that you'd really like? You got it buddy! Just tell me which one! They're printed on 11x14 board so you get 154 square inches of pure awesomeness!

Available prints can be viewed here:
http://brainslug.com/Blog/?p=2026

At this level, you'll receive the following:

  • A pre-order for one copy of "Brainslug: Alien Tongues"
  • A Brainslug print of your choice
  • A pack of 3 Brainslug Stickers of your choice
  • Brainslug "Epic R.P.S" Card Game
  • "Kickstarter Backer" Exclusive Vinyl Sticker

You like everything so far, but you want more -- something unique and one-of-a-kind. How does a page of the original artwork from "Brainslug: Alien Tongues" sound? For the first time ever, I am parting with original pages from the comic!

Pages are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. All pages are unique and limited to one, so contact me right away when making this purchase to reserve the page you want!

At this level, you'll receive the following:

  • A page of original inked artwork from "Brainslug: Alien Tongues"
  • A pre-order for one copy of "Brainslug: Alien Tongues"
  • A Brainslug print of your choice
  • A pack of 3 Brainslug Stickers of your choice
  • Brainslug "Epic R.P.S" Card Game
  • "Kickstarter Backer" Exclusive Vinyl Sticker

Do you wonder what you or someone you know would look like if you were in Brainslug?

This is your chance! This reward gets you or someone you know drawn as you would look in the Brainslug universe. You will get the final art in digital form and as a high quality print on 8x10 board. Great for your own wall or as a personalized gift for some holiday which might be coming up where gift-giving might be a tradition.

At this level, you'll receive the following:

  • Personalized print of yourself in the Brainslug art style.
  • A pre-order for one copy of "Brainslug: Alien Tongues"
  • A Brainslug print of your choice
  • A pack of 3 Brainslug Stickers of your choice
  • Brainslug "Epic R.P.S" Card Game
  • "Kickstarter Backer" Exclusive Vinyl Sticker

What? Having character artwork for your own wall isn't good enough? Your life just won't be complete unless your character is featured in an upcoming Brainslug book? You're twisting my arm but fine -- for this donation level, I'll make it happen!

Be the envy of all your friends! Have a guest spot in Brainslug!

At this level, you'll receive the following:

  • A guest spot in an upcoming Brainslug book.
  • Personalized 8x10 print of yourself in the Brainslug art style
  • A pre-order for one copy of "Brainslug: Alien Tongues"
  • A Brainslug print of your choice
  • A pack of 3 Brainslug Stickers of your choice
  • Brainslug "Epic R.P.S" Card Game
  • "Kickstarter Backer" Exclusive Vinyl Sticker

Do you want Brainslug swag, but in a particular mix that you don't see available. You can also request a specific combo to fit your needs. Just send me a message with what you want and I'll make a custom reward level just for you!

"What if you reach your fundraising goal without a problem? What's in it for me to share this campaign with as many people as possible?"

That's a great question! This campaign was created to print 500 softcover books and the goal is set to reflect that. All funds raised will used towards that goal and any excess will go towards possibly making a larger print run and to promote/sell the book.

Stretch Goal - $11,000

IF THE CAMPAIGN SOMEHOW REACHES $11 000 AND ABOVE, I WILL BE UPGRADING MY PRINT RUN AND WILL HAVE THE BOOKS PRODUCED AS HARDCOVERS!

THAT'S RIGHT, IF WE RAISE MORE THAN $11 000, EVERYONE WHO PRE-ORDERED WILL BE GETTING HARDCOVER VERSIONS OF "BRAINSLUG: ALIEN TONGUES" instead of softcovers.

Risks and challenges

Fortunately, if funded, this project has no risks and challenges to speak of. The books are done and they're ready to be printed. My printer is just waiting for me to give them the go-ahead and the books will be in my hand within a few weeks.

Although, they might get shipped on a boat that I guess might get taken over by Somalian Pirates. And the books might end up on the African Black market as a result. I'm really crossing my fingers against that one.

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    LEVEL 3 -- Brainslug: Alien Tongues - The Definitive Edition Pre-Order! --

    This is it! The book itself - Personalized, signed and sent directly to you as soon as I receive them. --- Includes the Brainslug "Epic R.P.S." card game and Kickstarter Exclusive Sticker.

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    LEVEL 4 -- A Book Pre-Order, 3 vinyl stickers of your choice, the Brainslug "Epic R.P.S." card game and Kickstarter Exclusive Sticker.

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    ORIGINAL ART! Request an original commission of your choice (Color or B&W, depending on complexity) OR Get an 8x10 full color illustration of yourself (or anyone you choose) as you would appear in the Brainslug universe! --- Also includes every other previous reward on the list. (Excluding Limited Offer Rewards)

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    Own a piece of Brainslug History! --- Own one of the original hand-drawn art pages from "Brainslug: Alien Tongues" --- Pages are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. All pages are unique and limited to one so contact me right away when making this purchase to reserve the page you want! --- Purchase will also include a print of the final page art that you selected, a pre-order of the book as well as every other reward on this list. (Excluding Limited Offer Rewards)

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    Brainslug V.I.P Ultimate Package! --- Make a guest appearance in Brainslug! Includes all rewards listed with the extra bonus that your character design will be featured in a guest spot in an upcoming comic. (Excludes page of original art from "Alien Tongues")

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