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178 page graphic novel collecting humorous tales of adventure and mayhem from Adventure Time designer Derek Hunter.
178 page graphic novel collecting humorous tales of adventure and mayhem from Adventure Time designer Derek Hunter.
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A lot of you are new to my comic stylings, so I've been so generous as to update this project page with a link to many of my comics! (Some of which are in this book!) Read up and then pledge to get more!

GREETINGS, INTERNETS!

I'm Derek Hunter, one of the designers for Adventure Time on Cartoon Network! I have been drawing comics for almost as long as I can remember and what I'm asking from you today is to help me collect my favorite self-published mini comics of the last 11 years into one beautiful book!

Why mini comics? What ARE mini comics?

I've always carried a sketchbook with me where I spend every spare minute filling it with comics. These sketchbook comics (which I lovingly refer to as "Skidmarks") have a certain looseness and spontaneity that I love; which is hard to capture in the labored, deliberate and more polished nature of the professional work that I do not only in comics but on shows like Adventure Time and Bravest Warriors.

At first, I viewed these comics as something that I did just for fun... comics that I didn't think many people would ever really see. That lack of pressure during the creative process allowed me to make comics that were fun, silly, irreverent and inappropriate without worrying about stupid crap like "marketability" or "widespread appeal".

But as the years have gone by, I look back on these mini comics as some of my proudest and most personal work and I want everyone to see them! Which is why I'm so excited to share them with all of you. Skidmarks collected, is over 175 black and white pages of unpublished and out of print material.

HERE ARE SOME OF THE STORIES IN THE BOOK:

PIRATE CLUB - A group of anarchist elementary school delinquents lie, cheat, steal and murder their way to the top of the playground food chain. I've always liked telling stories about kids acting like the little bastards me and my friends were when we were young. These guys are like Goonies-meets-Goodfellas. A horrifying combination of limitless imagination and unbridled brutality.

LOBSTER LADD - As the son of a sushi chef, Lobster Ladd is always on the hunt for giant sea creatures that his father can serve up at the family restaurant. The Lobster Ladd comics in this collection are a perfect example of me using my sketchbook comics as a place to explore new ideas without the pressure of making anything too perfect. I am excited to explore the world of Lavaplop Island more in the future.


RASCAL THE ADVENTURER - A 22 page comic I drew in 24 hours, this is about a young boy named Rascal who climbs up into the brain of a subterranean monster so he can "drive" him around underground and look for buried treasure. I really like how this comic turned out and can't wait to explore the chemistry of these two characters again in the future.

 ...AND MORE!

This collection of comics not only represents me perfectly as a creator and storyteller, but represents my love of comics as a whole. When I'm not making cartoons and comics for a paycheck, I'm drawing these Skidmarks for fun...because I cannot stop myself! Comics is in my blood, and there's a lot of blood, sweat and tears (mostly of joy) on the pages of this book. I need to make comics to be happy, to survive... and I wouldn't have it any other way.

HOW CAN YOU HELP? 

I need $6,000 in order to cover printing, shipping, kickstarter fees, and taxes. And I've put together some great reward packages to help get the ball rolling, including some kickstarter exclusives that won't be available after this project is over!

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STRETCH GOALS!

$8,000: Free collection of Skidmarks wallpapers for all backers.

$10,000: Free EXPANDED PDF of Skidmarks for all backers. (Expanded PDF includes over 125 pages of extra content not collected in the print edition.)

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PHEW!

Thank you so much for checking out this project, with your help in sharing this page with others, we can make this book happen together!

Risks and challenges

I have been printing and distributing my own comics for over 10 years and understand the time it takes to make sure a book gets produced. I have prepared all of the artwork for print and have chosen a printing facility that can easily suit the needs of this project in a timely manner. Before the books even arrive on our front porch, my wife and I will have already purchased the appropriate mailing materials to ensure a fast and safe delivery of your product!

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    Your very own signed copy of the SkidMarks Mini Comic Collection! And because you were one of the first, you get a free "Reading is for Sissies" bookmark and I'll draw a head sketch of a character from Skidmarks in your book. You're special!

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    Your very own signed copy of the SkidMarks Mini Comic Collection plus an original 8.5"x11" drawing of something you think is awesome! Space Adventure! Monster Battles! Post Apocalyptic Zombie Wasteland! Potatoes! Gimme any theme you want and I'll draw you a killer picture of it! (see reward details for an example) Also, you get a collection of (4) 5"x7" prints!

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    Your very own signed copy of the SkidMarks Mini Comic Collection plus an original 8.5"x11" colored drawing of something you think is awesome! Robot Annihilation! Go-Kart Massacre! Pillaging Pirates! Slurpees! Gimme any theme you want and I'll paint you a killer picture of it! (see reward details for an example) Also, you get a collection of (4) 5"x7" prints!

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