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A new all-ages comic book series about three friends who discover a secret hotel for intergalactic alien travelers. Read more

Burbank, CA Comics
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A new all-ages comic book series about three friends who discover a secret hotel for intergalactic alien travelers.

Burbank, CA Comics
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Hey everyone!

This is a campaign to fund the next two issues of How I Spent My Summer Invasion. An all ages comic about 3 friends who discover a secret hotel for intergalactic alien travelers. 

We're trying to raise funds to publish issues 2-3 because then we can distribute the comic on a national level. Right now, How I Spent My Summer Invasion is only available in Southern California. However, we've been in talks with a big company, and our distribution situation may change if our funding is successful. Here's the deal. If we can make three really great comics, the company will very likely pick us up for national distribution. That means readers all across North America will have the opportunity to pick up our comics for themselves, or buy them as a gift for their kids.

Issue 2 page 1
Issue 2 page 1

The main reason we've put up this campaign is to cover the publishing costs. We Comics put a lot of their own money into publishing the first three titles, and with some additional funding we'll be able to continue making these comics available, plus we'll be able to finish up our first storylines we think our readers will really enjoy.

Issue 2 Page 2
Issue 2 Page 2

We're published by We Comics, a company that produces great stories that feature strong lead female characters. Right now there's not a lot of comic titles that target these demographics, so We Comics is attempting to bridge that gap by making comics for everyone else. 

Issue 2 Page 3
Issue 2 Page 3

Right now we're finishing up the art for issue 2 and the script for issue 3. We're connecting a storyline in these issues that involves a mysterious saboteur who is trying to ruin the hotel's reputation, plus a storyline where the human characters try to hide the aliens from the police. 

Issue 2 Page 4
Issue 2 Page 4

A new character named Elly is also being introduced in Issue 2. She's a feisty 8-year old girl, basically a female version of Fox Mulder from the X-files. She's tough, always looking for answers, and never afraid to say what's on her mind. We're really excited to add her to the Summer Invasion team, and believe she's going to make a great addition to the story. 

Issue 2 Page 5
Issue 2 Page 5

On behalf of the crew behind How I Spent My Summer Invasion, and the team at We Comics, we thank you for your contribution and look forward to sharing the finished project with you in a few short months. 

Thanks! 

-Patrick, Mark, and Jason

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    Issues 1 through 3 as digital downloads (PDF) plus the above reward.

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    An 11 x17 poster of the issue 1 cover plus the above rewards.

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    Issues 1 through 3 print copies plus the above rewards.

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    Print copies of issue 1 through 3 signed by creators Patrick Rieger and Mark Wilson plus the above rewards.

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    Artist Mark Wilson will sketch one of the Summer Invasion characters on the back cover of issue 1 for you or you can tell us an original alien design and he'll sketch that for you and include it in a future issue! Plus you'll get the above rewards!

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    A Summer Invasion Tshirt (Adult sizes small through 2xl) plus the above rewards (including the sketch cover)

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    We will name a character in issue 3 after you plus you'd get the above rewards!

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    We will put a character in issue that is named after you and drawn to your likeness (in Mark's stule of course) and you will get the everything in the $75 reward level.

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    If you're an aspiring writer, Patrick will look over your comic book script or pitch, and provide you with notes and sit down with you over the phone or video chat to discuss your work. Plus you will get everything at the $75 level.

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    Artist Mark Wilson will draw you an original full color 11x17 sketch of your favorite Summer Invasion or another character of your choice. Plus You'll get everything at the $75 level.

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    Patrick will write you a children's story about a character of your choice and Mark will draw a full color cover page for your story. It can star your kids, your pets, whatever you want.

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