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Dwayne's depressed. In order to feel something, anything, he starts wearing a full body skin tight Superman costume.
Dwayne's depressed. In order to feel something, anything, he starts wearing a full body skin tight Superman costume.
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Dwayne's Super is a 52 page floppy comic book. The book is hand drawn then scanned and colored in photoshop with transparent black, blue and gray on a creamy background. So it's basically 3 colors. 

The story is about Dwayne, he's depressed, so he starts wearing a full body skin tight Superman suit. He lives in a small town and people either hate it or love it. He starts working at his father's grocery store (Dwayne's Super) after his dad's health begins to deteriorate. This forced interaction with the townsfolk creates awkward and funny situations, since he wears this costume everyday.

I always loved the collected stories in Daniel Clowes Eightball, Seth's Palookaville, Adrian Tomine's Optic Nerve, Chris Ware's Acme Novelty Library and was hoping to follow in their footsteps. Self-publishing some floppies and eventually getting a publisher to collect them into a graphic novel. But I need your help...it takes a village.

I have written out the entire story, but have only illustrated the first quarter. So this first book is just part 1. I have 3 more parts to follow, then hopefully a collected 200 page graphic novel in the end. I submitted what I have done to several publishers and have received positive feedback. But they also said with the economy they're not taking on any new talent. One actually suggested I do a kickstarter campaign, duh, why didn't I think of that. So here it is.

If you're interested you can check out the first 5 pages here.

Here's a sneak peak of some rewards too...

$25 reward level gets you the book, character sheets and this 11x17 poster...

$35 reward gets you the book, the poster, character sheets and this tote bag...

$50 reward gets you, the book, the poster, character sheets, the tote bag and this T-shirt...

The Cover...

The story is 52 pages, plus end pages, title page, thank you page, it adds up to around 56 pages. That means there's gonna be a spine. So here's a look at the back, spine and front of the book all together...

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    Digital download. Receive a digital copy of Dwayne's Super part one.

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    The benefit of the $5 pledge PLUS...Floppy comic book of Dwayne's Super part one.

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    The benefits of the $10 pledge PLUS...Signed 11x17 poster

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    The benefits of the $25 pledge PLUS...A Dwayne's Super tote bag. Silkscreen print on a reusable grocery bag to take to the Supermarket. And as a special thank you, your name in the back of the book as a producer!

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    The benefits of the $25 pledge PLUS...Your name in the end pages of the printed book as a special thank you for producing this comic.

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    The benefits of the $40 pledge PLUS...A Dwayne's Super tee shirt, silk screened by me on an American Apparel fine jersey short sleeve t-shirt

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    The benefits of the $50 pledge PLUS...Hand made hard bound edition of Dwayne's Super part one, by me. Yes I took a book binding class in college, and it's high time it paid off.

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    The benefits of the $100 pledge PLUS...One of the original inked pages from Dwayne's Super part one along with an ultrachrome color print of the same page on hahnemuhle cotton rag archival paper.

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    The benefits of the $200 pledge PLUS...An original commission of a comic strip made just for you starring the character of your choice.

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    The benefits of the $500 pledge PLUS...The original artwork from the cover which includes an inked drawing, watercolor sketch and ultrachrome color print on hahnemuhle cotton rag.

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