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A cutting-edge immersive theatre experience based on a popular noir comic book series exploring the mysterious death of Harry Houdini.
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    Exclusive Access To Private Art Blog

    You'll receive exclusive access to Cynthia's sketch blog for her next episode in the Minky Woodcock series. You'll be able to comment and watch her progress as she draws four issues. All levels receive this reward.

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    Art Prints

    Cynthia will email you a high resolution copy of any of her drawings from The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini book or one of Charles Ardai's photos of Pearls Daily as Minky Woodcock for you to print yourself, frame and hang on your wall. Bring the print to the show and Cynthia and/or Pearls will sign it to you. No other use is allowed.

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    Handcuff Keychain

    We gave these working handcuff keychains out at Comic Con last year and they were a big hit. Includes a little key to lock the handcuffs. The perfect size for Trump's tiny hands!

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    A Signed Copy of the Book

    Do an author/artist a favor and buy The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini hardcover, artist edition book directly from her instead of from Amazon. She'll sign it as well!

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    The Cat Who Wouldn't Come Inside Book

    See! We have kid friendly items on here! This is the first children's book where Cynthia was the writer and artist. The dolls and sets were made by hand. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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    Book Party Dress Rehearsal

    You'll receive a ticket to the official book release party on Friday, Sept. 21st at Theatre 80 -- which is our dress rehearsal. You'll be the very first to see the show and you can offer feedback afterwards. Expect a little chaos. If you want to see the final version of the show this isn't the one for you. Doesn't include the book, but they will be available for sale (and signing by the whole cast). If you want two tickets or more just increase the pledge reward amount accordingly.

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    Watch Us Rehearse

    Attend one of our rehearsals in mid-September. We will be asking YOU for feedback. Join the cast in the speakeasy afterwards.

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    Love Witch Spell Bottle Necklace

    New! Special Houdini Edition Love Witch Spell Bottle Necklace by Veronica Varlow. Veronica will be playing Margery in our show. Each Divination Love Spell Bottle Necklace is completely unique and handcrafted with love and magic. A magic card is in each one with a scroll of love boosting vibes. Inside, there is galangal powder as a foundation for deep love , protection and a door opener for passion in your world. Tiny rosebuds call in love and connection. Calendula calls in the sunshine to your love and positivity and truth. Jasmine calls in the goddess vibes of love, creativity and beauty.

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    Dark Arts Tarot

    The most gorgeous tarot ever - painted by Logan Riley. Look at the picture in our info section. It comes with a little art book too.

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    Spiritualist Ticket

    Attend the play as a spiritualist. Includes a signed copy of the book.

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    Pragmatist Ticket

    Attend the play as a pragmatist. Includes a signed copy of the book.

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    Original Evelyn Evelyn Pencil Drawings

    New! I illustrated the Evelyn Evelyn (Darkhorse) graphic novel which was written by Amanda Palmer and Jason Webley. I have a big stack of pencil drawings from it. I'll send you a signed drawing for a pledge of $100 or 5 sketches for $500. It's a grab bag choice although if there's a page from the book you love I can see if I still have it. See images on the left.

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    The Big Heart Bag by La Chatte's Meow

    Nurse la Chatte aka Delysia La Chatte is a fashion designer as well as an amazing dancer and actress. She's offering one of her glamorous heart bags. Choose from black or red. A 13" computer fits perfectly inside it.

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    Houdini's Favored Guest Ticket

    Attend the play as one of Houdini's favored "pragmatist" guests. You'll get a front row seat and be invited up onstage to inspect the Water Torture Chamber. Includes a signed copy of the book. If you want two tickets or more just increase the pledge reward amount accordingly.

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    The Illuminati Ball New Year's Eve

    One ticket to The Illuminati Ball on New Year's Even at the gorgeous Weylin. Open bar all night. If you double the amount at $400 we will upgrade you to VIP which allows entry to secret rooms, no waiting in line and you'll be part of the inner circle during the initiation ceremony. If you want two or more tickets of general admission or VIP adjust accordingly. We stay in good contact with our supporters here on Kickstarter and we'll message you right away to make sure you receive what you are looking for.

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    Tarot Reading With Veronica Varlow

    New! Receive a full one hour session of tarot with Veronica Varlow by phone or in person. Veronica will be playing Margery in our show. Divination can also include crystal ball reading and spirit writing. The reading will occur in "The Mansion Room" at Theatre 80 in Manhattan.

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    Drawing of YOU as a Pulp-Style Character

    3 more added! Cynthia von Buhler will draw you in the same style as the comic series. You'll provide her with a few photos and she'll email you a beautiful image you can print and frame. You can also use it as your portrait on social media. This is a perfect gift item for someone you love. If you want to be immortalized in one of her comics you can choose the higher pledge below. At that level you receive the comic as well.

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    Original Painting of Minky Woodcock

    My dear friend Logan Riley has made two gorgeous oil portraits of Pearls Daily as Minky Woodcock. He's offering one here (he gave the other one to Pearls - I think he's smitten) to our supporters. Oil on thick paper. 11" X 14". Unframed.

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    Original Molly Pitcher Oil Paintings

    New! I found a portfolio of oil paintings on canvas from my They Called Her Molly Pitcher (Penguin Random House) children's book. If you remember your history, Molly Pitcher was a woman who fought during the revolutionary war. This feminist children's book has brought me more royalties than any other of my books. I'm offering them inexpensively here as part of a last minute attic sale. If you are interested message us and we'll send you choices. Many of them feature Molly with George Washington and winter scenes of war with horses. There are also two canvases featuring hand-painted portions of the Constitution. I painted these in oils and delicately cracked the finish to make them look authentically old. $600 each or $500 each if you buy two. They are all approximately 17" x 20" on canvas suitable for stretching and framing. View a sample in the information section on the left.

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    Ticket Bundle

    You'll receive two tickets to three shows at each level, Magician's Favored Guest, Spiritualist and Pragmatist. See the show from every angle and then decide if Houdini was murdered with all the facts in hand. Includes two signed copies of the book. If you want more tickets just increase the pledge reward amount accordingly.

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    Be Immortalized In Cynthia's Next Comic

    2 more added! -- Due to the success of The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini the Minky Woodcock comic series is continuing. This time Minky Woodcock is investigating the mysterious poisoning death of Ziegfeld Girl, Olive Thomas. Cynthia will draw you as a supporting character in the series. Published by Hard Case Crime/Titan Comics in 2019-2020. You'll receive a sketch and a signed copy of the comic you appear in. This one makes a great gift for someone you love.

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    Follow Each Character - Nine Show Bundle

    There are nine different character tracks to follow: Harry Houdini, Minky Woodcock, Bess Houdini, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Bennie Woodcock, Margery, J. Gordon Whitehead, Sam Smiley, Nurse La Chatte. This bundle gives you six general admission tickets and three VIP. We will place you with a different character each time. You'll see the show from every angle possible. You'll have 24 nights to choose from.

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    VIP Love Witch Ritual

    New! A sensory group ritual of exotic oils, candles, rose petals, magic and sound for you and a group of your friends by Veronica Varlow. Veronica will be playing Margery in our show. Each guest receives a blessing with oils on the lines of their palms, a tradition passed down from Veronica's Grandma Helen. This ritual is done to boost your own personal "magnet" to draw the very best to you and manifest it into your life. The ritual experience is a full 30 minutes. Limited to 30 guests. Will occur in "The Mansion Room" at Theatre 80 in Manhattan.

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    Original Art By Fred Harper

    New! My talented friend, Fred Harper, painted this beautiful variant cover for issue 2 of the Minky Woodcock series. He's generously offering here. It's slightly different from the cover because Minky's face was changed slightly later for printing. Gouache on paper, 10.5" wide X 15" high. See the painting and variant cover in the information section.

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    Original Sculpture - Houses Live Rats!

    New! This sculpture painting I made years ago is taking up space in my art studio and I no longer have pet rats. I'm offering it for a steal. You'll have to figure out how to pick it up from my art studio in the greater NYC area, but I'll try to help out. Approximately 7' tall and 1' deep. On wheels. Suitable for housing 2 live rats. Back has wire with an door opening. Train your rats to climb the pipes and retrieve treats from the trachea opening. Local greater NYC-area pickup only!

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    Be Our Co-Producer

    Be Our Co-Producer

    You get the title of Co-Producer along with Cynthia, PJ and Vincent for this run of the show and a front row seat whenever requested beforehand. This will look lovely on your Linked In profile or resume. We will list you on our website and all promotional materials. And the Art Gods will thank you.

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    Book Release Party Dress Rehearsal

    You'll receive a ticket to the official book release party on Friday, Sept. 26th at Theatre 80 -- which is our dress rehearsal. You'll be the very first to see the show and you can offer feedback afterwards. Expect a little chaos. If you want to see the final version of the show this isn't the one for you. Doesn't include the book, but they will be available for sale (and signing by the whole cast).

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    The Big Heart Bag by La Chatte's Meow

    Nurse la Chatte aka Delysia La Chatte is a fashion designer as well as an amazing dancer and actress. She's offering one of her glamorous heart bags. Choose from black or red. A 13" computer fits perfectly inside it.

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    Watch Us Rehearse

    Attend one of our rehearsals in mid-September. We will be asking YOU for feedback. Join the cast in the speakeasy afterwards.

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    Book Release Party And Ticket Bundle

    You'll receive a ticket to the official book release party on Friday, Sept. 26th at Theatre 80 -- which is our dress rehearsal. You'll be the very first to see the show and you can offer feedback afterwards. Then come back again another night to see the actual show. Includes a signed copy of the book.

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    Book Release Party Ticket Bundle

    You'll receive a ticket to the official book release party on Friday, Sept. 21st at Theatre 80 -- which is our dress rehearsal. You'll be the very first to see the show and you can offer feedback afterwards. Then come back again another night to see the actual show. Includes a signed copy of the book. If you want two tickets or more just increase the pledge reward amount accordingly.

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    Drawing of YOU as a Pulp-Style Character

    Cynthia von Buhler will draw you in the same style as the comic series. You'll provide her with a few photos and she'll email you a beautiful image you can print and frame. You can also use it as your portrait on social media. This is a perfect gift item for someone you love. If you want to be immortalized in one of her comics you can choose the higher pledge below. At that level you receive the comic as well.

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    David Mack Original Art - "The Cat"

    David Mack, a dear friend of mine, made our very first cover for the Minky Woodcock comic series. A few years ago I curated a show called Lilliput. Each artist had to make a small work of art in a 3" X 2 1/2" frame I sent them.These works were exhibited in Milan, Italy and afterwards were placed in the permanent collection of The Dollhouse Museum. David has kindly offered his piece for a reward level of $425, frame included. This is your rare opportunity to own an original piece of artwork by this best-selling icon in the comic book world.

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    Be Immortalized In Cynthia's Next Comic

    Due to the success of The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini the Minky Woodcock comic series is continuing. This time Minky Woodcock is investigating the mysterious poisoning death of Ziegfeld Girl, Olive Thomas. Cynthia will draw you as a supporting character in the series. Published by Hard Case Crime/Titan Comics in 2019-2020. You'll receive a sketch and a signed copy of the comic you appear in. This one makes a great gift for someone you love.

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    Sponsor The Water Torture Cell

    We are having a Water Torture Cell reproduction made by famed fabricator, Richard Sherry. Houdini will thank you from the stage at every single show if you defray this cost for us.

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    Be Our Co-Producer

    You get the title of Co-Producer along with Cynthia and PJ for this run of the show and a front row seat whenever requested beforehand. This will look lovely on your Linked In profile or resume. We will list you on our website and all promotional materials. And the Art Gods will thank you.

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