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About this project

Life Explained, for the uninitiated, is a simply drawn webcomic often dealing with specific topics using wit, satire, and stick figures. Apart from the stick figures are a rotating cast of characters such as Turnip Monster, Space Slug, Smiley and Justin Bieber (don't worry, it'll all make sense when you read it).

For more on this, check out http://lifeexplained.thecomicseries.com

Ever since I started, back in 2010, it's been asked when I'd put everything together in a book. The answer to that question is now. 

Aside from simply lashing the first hundred strips together I intend to include extra goodies such as rough sketches for ideas and characters, brief anecdotes about the subjects and characters (you'd be amazed that Turnip Monster has a reason for being), and new scans of some of the older comics (the ones I wrote before I thought of cleaning them up digitally). 

Where I need your help is getting the books printed and in stores. Any extra money raised will go straight into the book; hiring people to assist me in certain areas such as design and editing, advertising to increase public knowledge of the book and, FSM willing, take the book out on tour. 

I'm excited to hit the ground running on this thing, who's with me?!

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    An e-Thank You card featuring a Life Explained character of your choice (or mine, if you'd rather be surprised)

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    A signed copy of Life Explained. vol 1 + Facebook cover photo based on the Life Explained strip of your choice.

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    A signed copy of Life Explained, vol. 1 + Facebook cover photo, drawn by me, based on any theme of your choice.

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