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I've sold out of two of my collections of "The New Adventures of Queen Victoria," and need to do new print runs.
I've sold out of two of my collections of "The New Adventures of Queen Victoria," and need to do new print runs.
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Since November of 2006, I have published collected editions of my daily comic strip, "The New Adventures of Queen Victoria."  This has always been done at my own expense, largely for the fans of the strip and so I will have something to take around with me to comic conventions.

In recent weeks I finally ran out of copies of the fourth collection, "Suffragettes Gone Wild!"  Also, "Meet The Royals" (the omnibus edition reprinting the first three collections) has only ever had short print runs to fill online orders and to give me a few copies to take along with me as I go to cons.

Since I hope to greatly expand my convention schedule this year (I've already scheduled for cons in Chicago and Asbury Park, NJ, and am working on appearances in Louisville, Baltimore, and Toronto) I need to get these two books back into print as fast as possible.  I'd also like to get "Meet The Royals" a proper, professional print run instead of the bargain-basement discount short runs I've had to do up to this point for a book that thick.

Reprinting "Suffragettes Gone Wild!" will cost me a little over $350.00.  A full print run for "Meet The Royals" will add another $640.00 onto that.  Then factoring in shipping, costs of premiums, and credit card fees brings me to just about $1,300.00 total for the two books.  I don't want to be greedy, so that's what I'm asking for.

With these two books out of print, it means that the first four years of the strip are no longer available in hard copy form.  Please help me remedy this by sponsoring their long-overdue second printings.

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    As a token of my gratitude, I will send you a personalized doodle on a postcard from the C2E2 convention in Chicago, or one of the other soon to be announced stops on my "world tour" of comics conventions.

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    As a further token, I will send you a postcard with a personalized doodle from EVERY stop I make on my convention tour. Two dates have already been announced with three more likely. The first will arrive in April, with others after each convention ends.

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    The postcards PLUS an 11x17 "I Can Has Empire?" poster.

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    The postcards, PLUS....

    I will send a personalized, autographed copy of a "Queen Victoria" single book (either "Suffragettes Gone Wild," "The Real Housewives of Windsor," or "Unamused Birds" depending upon availability).

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    Pledge $30 or more About $30

    The postcards, single book, PLUS....

    Receive an autographed proof sheet of your choice of weeks' strips from "The New Adventures of Queen Victoria" from 2009 through 2011. No more than 5 proofs will be available for any particular week, so if a storyline is especially in demand, it will be first come first served.

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    The postcards, single book, proof sheet, PLUS....

    I will send a personalized, autographed copy of "Meet The Royals," the omnibus edition collecting the first three long-out-of-print "Queen Victoria" books ("We Are Not Amusing," "I Can Has Empire?," and "Norton Hears a Who and Other Stories") along with rarely-before-seen material. That's 240 pages of strips to show how much I love you.

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    Pledge $70 or more About $70

    Postcards, single book, proof sheet, "Meet the Royals," PLUS... a DVD of a recording of my play "Bearding the Lyons." Not normally for sale anywhere, see my debut as a playwright for yourself.

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    All that other stuff, PLUS....

    Get your name included in a special "thank you" Sunday strip scheduled to run on April Fool's Day, 2012, plus a special autographed proof sheet of said strip.

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    A truly unique offering. In addition to all the stuff from the $75.00 level, one lucky bidder can have the original printer's proof of "The Real Housewives of Windsor." The very first printed copy of the book, plus the untrimmed wraparound cover. Both book and cover will be autographed and a rather strange certificate of authenticity will be included.

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    A very similar and yet, at the same time, still truly unique offering. In addition to all the stuff from the $75.00 level, one lucky bidder can have the original printer's proof of "Unamused Birds." The untrimmed wraparound cover of the book, autographed, and a pack of loose proof pages. I may add that these pages are for an uncorrected version of the book, so you get to see all the tyopgraphical and other mistakes I made that are being corrected as we speak. Plus another rather strange certificate of authenticity will be included.

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    All that other stuff, PLUS....

    A character based on you (using your photograph and name) will appear in an upcoming storyline of "The New Adventures of Queen Victoria" some time during April, 2012. You will also be given an autographed proof sheet with the strip in which you appear.

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