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I have been writing and drawing the Band Of One comic for four years now and I've loved every minute. Now it's time to compile the best of that work into a book that I can be proud to share with the world. The book will be approx. Ninety five pages, over two hundred Band Of One comics.

Band Of One is a gag strip about music, art and underdogs - family, fantasy, and absurdity. It updates three times a week and all the archives are free to read at the website. The comic is a semi-auto biographical strip telling the story of a modern twenty something couple living together with two point four pets.

The work is already done however I want to make this book as good as it can be and give readers of the website something extra beyond what is already online. So I am currently colouring and re-drawing some early strips so that the book contains a consistent style and quality. I want the finished article to be something I am proud of.

So why Kickstarter? I am hugely passionate about this comic strip and I would like to do the work justice by using an offset printer which will provide a high quality paperback. This means a large order and high cost. However I suspect there are fans out there who will enjoy the content and want a copy for themselves. This is your chance to get an advance copy and give me an idea of how much demand there is out there. It is essentially a pre-order but one where your level of support can make the final product better. I have some savings to put into this but, hey - if there's thousands of you out there looking for comics like these to amuse you then I can put MORE money up-front into manufacturing the book. Thus everybody gets a better version of their new favourite comic book.

Take some time to look at our rewards and see what level you can contribute at. We have tried to give some nice incentives and we want every person to feel happy when they receive their order.

Watercolour Art - Limited to 10 backers - you choose the character you want and I'll paint it in watercolours. Below are some personal works to give an idea of what I'm offering.

Limited to 3 backers only - You will be caricatured in the strip and featured in a weeks worth of strips. You will be able to suggest a subject too as long as it fits the strip. You will also get the original inks of the strips. Please note, these strips will not be included in this book collection as it would delay delivery too much.

Risks and challenges

We have already got a nearly completed book - Our planned production will be with an offset printing service and should take at most about 3 months to turn around and have products to send out to backers.

In terms of setbacks I have a full-time job in animation and I update the site with new comics 3x a week. This is already a lot of work. So if all the limited edition commissioned art is snapped up I shall be snowed under for a while. That being said I have given myself a good amount of time on the estimated delivery and I have already done a lot of the work up-front formatting the comics, laying out the book, designing covers etc as well as getting quotes and samples from printers. We should be in good shape to deliver without delay.

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    Thank You - Your support will help us make this project a reality. Every little bit helps and you will receive some free wallpapers as a thank you.

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    PDF version of the book. And free wallpapers.

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    Full colour print version of the book. Signed by the artist. And the PDF/free wallpapers.

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    Artists edition of the full colour print version of the book. Signed with an original ink sketch inside by the artist. And the PDF/free wallpapers.

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    Pledge £80 or more About $123

    An original pen & ink cartoon of the character of your choice (pop culture eg. Zelda, Batman, Walter White, Dhalsim, Whatever really!) Limited availability. Plus the Artists edition of the full colour print version of the book. Signed with an original ink sketch inside by the artist. And the PDF/free wallpapers.

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    An original watercolour cartoon of the character of your choice (pop culture eg. Zelda, Batman, Walter White, Dhalsim, Whatever really!) Limited availability. Plus the Artists edition of the full colour print version of the book. Signed with an original ink sketch inside by the artist. And the PDF/free wallpapers.

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    Pledge £500 or more About $772

    I include a cartoon version of you in the comic for a short storyline (3 strips). This will go into the next book collection. You get the original ink drawings for the strips. Very limited availability. Plus the Artists edition of the full colour print version of the book. Signed with an original ink sketch inside by the artist. And the PDF/free wallpapers.

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