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By Clayton Hollifield
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About

If you're here, you're likely wondering what the heck is a "San Gwynn?" 

 

Quick description: San Gwynn is Dr. Strange meets Cheech & Chong in a kitchen.

"San Gwynn" is about a terrible chef with a huge ego, so he gets fired all the time.  Plus, he's a flavor alchemist, gifted with the ability to transmute ingredients into other ones.  That's a skill he usually only puts into use in order to spite people.  San is not a role model.

"San Gwynn" is intended to be a throwback of sorts to old underground comics and the indie books that I loved.  Plus food.  Everyone loves food.  Not everyone loves the idea of knowing how or who their food is made by.  San is the embodiment of that.

"San Gwynn" is fully created by me, Clayton Hollifield.  I wear all hats, so if you hate something, I'm the guy to yell at.

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What exactly is this Kickstarter paying for?  

To get "San Gwynn" #3 into print (and to print a couple of San Gwynn-related stickers).  That's it.  To print two covers, two different stickers, and get that shipped to me (plus KS fees) will be about $500.  I'll be using the same POD printer I've used for previous issues, and a sticker printer that handles a lot of band stickers.

I'd love it if this campaign overachieved.  That money would enable me to do things like place advertisements in other publications, reprint previous issues, get a new batch of postcards printed, perhaps even sign up for more conventions.  Those are all things I need to do.  But for now, I'm focused on covering the barest of bones (plus stickers), and greasing the wheels for future issues of "San Gwynn."

The History of San Gwynn

To date, I've self-published three issues of San Gwynn - all currently available digitally on Comixology Submit.

San Gwynn #0
San Gwynn #0

 

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Page 2

 

Page 7
Page 7

Issue #0 is about a mystic chili cook-off.  This story is the only all-ages appropriate one in the series, largely because those were the rules for the anthology ("Spellcasters") this story was originally published in.

San Gwynn #1
San Gwynn #1

 

Page 5
Page 5

 

Page 6
Page 6

Issue #1 is the traditional first issue, one that sees San having problems holding down a job, and making a questionable choice with his girlfriend's credit card.

San Gwynn #2
San Gwynn #2

 

Page 6
Page 6

 

Page 7
Page 7

Issue #2 sees San competing on a television cooking show, "Chomped!"

Issue #3 (that's this one!!!) will have San reaping the rewards of his television appearance.  He gets to be a guest star on another TV show, "The Fryer Files," hosted by Clay Harley, a frosted-tipped deep fryer aficionado.

Risks and challenges

The big risk of the project is that, since I'm the sole creator of "San Gwynn," I'll be unable to finish the artwork, due to illness, indifference, or inclement weather. I'm currently in the process of producing the art for San Gwynn #3 (the book is about 1/3rd drawn). I am not the fastest artist in the world, but I feel that setting a delivery date for June is reasonable (and leaves enough time for the printers to do their thing). I'll be making appearances at conventions in June, and want to have the book available for purchase at those shows.

Beyond that, I have produced comic books before (and I'm familiar with the software I use for digital preparation), and I don't anticipate any problems in getting the material ready for print, delivering files to the printers, or then mailing out the completed projects.

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    Ketchup! Get it? Get issues #0-3 of San Gwynn digitally, plus two stickers.

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    Ketchup, get it? Copies of San Gwynn #0-3, including the Kickstarter-exclusive cover for #3. Also, stickers.

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    This is for completists, this pack includes San Gwynn #0-3, including a copy each of both the Kickstarter-exclusive cover and the normal cover.

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    Chili Cheese Fries

    This pack includes a hand-drawn San Gwynn sketch, and San Gwynn #0-3 (w/ KS-exclusive cover).

    The sketch will be 6" x 9" (so it can be mailed with the comics and not add size to it), and will be drawn with the same tools and materials I draw the comics with. None of this "quick marker sketch" nonsense - I'll use the same blue pencil, pencil, crow quill pen and india ink (Dr. Marten's, if you were wondering), and Pitt markers to fill in black areas (those pens use india ink instead of pigment, and are acid-free/archival safe) method that I use to draw my pages.

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    Dessert

    Perhaps you're a custom toy collector? I have three custom, hand-painted (acrylics) San Gwynn Munny dolls. Each has a removable, different fabric headband! Each one comes with the digital comics pack - if you want physical copies of the comics, they would have to be shipped separately because of the shape of the items.

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    Four Course Meal

    This is the big fish AND the decadent dessert! This pack includes all the comics, stickers (!), AND the original, full-color artwork for the Kickstarter-exclusive cover of San Gwynn #3. I almost never offer cover or interior page artwork for sale, so this is a very rare opportunity to get a published piece of artwork made by me.

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