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120-page full-color graphic novel of the first book of my webcomic Persimmon Cup. Sci-fi in scope, Bertozzi-ish in execution.
120-page full-color graphic novel of the first book of my webcomic Persimmon Cup. Sci-fi in scope, Bertozzi-ish in execution.
207 backers pledged $9,235 to help bring this project to life.

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WHAT HAPPENED?...

I've been making comics for twenty years and Persimmon Cup has, by far, received the most enthustiastic response from you guys. By financial necessity, I had to take a long break from the webcomic, but when I came back you welcomed me warmly and I knew that this was a project I had to finish. I haven't made money from putting up three pages of Persimmon a week and I don't want to guilt you into a donation. If you like the story, I want you to buy the book. 

AND THE MONEY?...

The money we raise will go toward the printing and shipping of the book. I've already finished the pages and the cover and laid out the book in InDesign so it's ready to go to the printer. I've researched shipping prices and I'm ready to stuff envelopes and boxes for a month. 

WHY WOULD YOU?...

When Persimmon Cup started running I had no intention of self-publishing. I didn't think there was a chance I'd be able to design the book myself or edit it the way I wanted. This is my unfettered imagination you're getting. Persimmon Cup is the direct byproduct of taking Kirby/Hergé/Tezuka/Kubrick/Herzog/Topor/LeGuin/Heinlein/McEwan/Python/Heston/Goldsmith and stewing them in my head for forty years. I hope you like it.

RETAILERS...

I neglected to mention in the Rewards section that the price includes shipping. The cover price of the book is $25.00 and the cost to you is $12.50/book. The extra money is to cover the cost of sending a heavy hardcover! 

Risks and challenges

I've been a cartoonist for two decades and I've made many comics. I started out as the manager of a comic book store, I worked at DC Comics, and I've self-published several comics so I know the quality that people expect and I know how to get those books to the readers. One of my first comics was self-published using a grant from the Xeric Foundation. Boswash, a map-comic, was a very difficult printing job, but I persevered and the book was printed and led in no small part to my winning an Ignatz Award that year.

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    A PDF of Persimmon Cup

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    Hardcover Graphic Novel 124 full-color pages. Plus a PDF of the book.

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    Hardcover Graphic Novel with a drawing by me on the title page. Plus a PDF of the book.

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    RETAILERS: 5 Copies of the hardcover graphic novel.

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    Hardcover Graphic Novel with a drawing by me on the title page. Plus a PDF of the book. Plus an original 5.5" x 8.5" hand-colored drawing of a character from Persimmon Cup.

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    Hardcover graphic novel and an original penciled page of Persimmon Cup, carefully cut out of my drawing book. Plus a PDF of the book.

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    The hardcover graphic novel and three original penciled pages of Persimmon Cup, carefully cut out of my drawing book. Plus a PDF of the book.

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    The hardcover graphic novel, the drawing in the book, the pdf, plus a hand-color comic page of you in the Persimmon setting.

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    The hardcover graphic novel, the drawing in the book, the pdf, plus a four-page story about you in the Persimmon Cup setting.

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    The hardcover graphic novel and one of the drawing books used to draw original penciled-pages of Persimmon Cup. Includes at least 50 pages.

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