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Update #8

Gray Days & Social Media

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Hey Folks!

Just giving you a quick heds up about a new pledge reward you can add to your existing pledge.

GRAY DAYS: This gets you a copy of the book and sketch of course. You also get a book printed in sepia that features the layouts. This will be a limited edition that you can flip through side by side to see the detailed changes. You will get to see Clayton and Wolfgang's notes that have been added and you can see how we implemented their editorial critiques. This also comes with a LIMITED EDITION sepia poster that is only available with this offer. If you would like to add this to your pledge just go to "manage my pledge" and in the box at the top increase your pledge by $30 then message me and I will lower the availability of this reward to reflect your purchase.

We would love for you to "like" us on FACEBOOK, "retweet" us on TWITTER, dig us on DIGG, and +1 us on GOOGLE+

Anything you folks can do you get us to $4000 so you can get a copy of issue one for free would mean the word to us. Ask your dog to buy one..or your grandma....or your grandma's dog. Let everyone know if they come pledge they get a ton of cool stuff and a free issue #1 but only if we get to $4000!

As always, thank you folks for all you have done and continue to do!

Chris McFann

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    ATTENTION: All persons who pledge $15 or more get a copy of the book. I know a few of them are no noted at the bottom but they have pledges and I can't edit them anymore. INTERNATIONAL PLEDGERS: Just contact me via the messaging system here on kickstarter and I will tell you the exact amount extra you will need to pay for shipping. If you actually pledge a dollar for this your name will appear in the thank you section as "Captain Placeholder".

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    TWO BUCK CHUCK: On the acknowledgments page there will be "A very special thanks to Chuck." You may tell people that you are the "Chuck" that this refers to. You can say its an inside joke thats between you and me. One of those "you had to be there" stories that just wouldn't be funny if you tried to explain it. If your friends don't believe you just ask me at a convention and I will vouch for you.

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    FIVE DOLLAR HOLLAR: This gets you a high five, a fist bump and a handshake. Just walk up to our table at any convention and yell "FIVE BUCKS". You will first high five, then fist bump and finally it ends with a very manly handshake. I suggest you practice with a friend before approaching the table. This is a cool greeting and I don't want it to turn into amateur hour with you forgetting the order or getting stage fright and freezing on me. *includes two buck chuck rights.

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    A VERY MERRY THANK YOU: This gets you a personalized "thank you" video that thanks you by name and will guest star one of my desk toys. You will even get to pick my co-star....might be Lion-O from Thundercats or maybe Cringer of He-Man fame will be there to give their thanks for your most generous contribution. This is not some cheap gimic where we just dub in your name...heck no!...the whole video will be made specifically and entirely for you! You will also get your name printed in the book as a contributor. *Also Included: "Two Buck Chuck" and "Five Dollar Hollar" rights.

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    DIGITAL WONDERBASKET: You get a hi-res wallpaper, The very merry thank you video and a digital copy of the book in PDF form. Welcome to the matrix!

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    THE SKETCH & BOOK: This little ditty gets you the pitchbook signed by the artist and writer shipped right to your hot little hands. It comes bagged and boarded and on the backing board you get a sketch of one of the characters from Tragic Tales *Also includes: TBC, 5DH, AVMTYV.

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    COGBOTS!!! What happens if your dog gets hit by a car?...well you stuff him full of gears and steam and presto he is better! We will be including sketches of cute little steampunk animals done by one of the coolest twelve year olds I know! Any pledge above $15 that ends in something other than a 0 or 5 gets an original drawing of a cogbot done by Nate. If you have already pledged and want a cogbot added to your order just go to the blue "manage your pledge" button at the top of all the rewards. Don't change your reward selection but in the top box increase it by 1,2,3 or 4. So if your getting a hardback and you want a cogbot sketch make your pledge 76-79. You will make two young aspiring artists very happy. The money will go to college and sourpatch kids. Check out the front page for an example of the fine art you will be getting from this fine artist! Includes the Book and the Sketch.

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    WET T-SHIRT CONTEST! Here it is folks, the one you have all been waiting for! Your very own Tragic Tales T-Shirt! All you do when it arrives is put in on, jump in the shower and an overwhelming sense of accomplishment will wash over you as you know deep down inside you are the winner of the contest. A pre congratulatory salute to you for selecting this reward and becoming #1! *Also includes: TBC, 5DH, AVMTYV,The Book & Sketch.

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    SHOUT OUTS! This dandy little treat gets you roughly 2X3 amount of space...bout the size of a credit card to so with as you please!...want to wish happy birthday to your dog?...spot will love you...want to propose to your wife....its all right by us...how bout advertise for you steampunk L.A.R.P. group or you business. You send us the 2X3 image of what you want and we print it right in the comic for all to see...not anywhere near the story...no having to read ads while reading the story. I hope most of them are shout outs to friends and whatnot but businesses are more than welcome to buy ad space. *Also includes: TBC, 5DH, AVMTYV,The Book & Sketch.

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    WRITERS, ROLE PLAYERS, and FANBOYS OH MY! This is the Book and the sketch but the sketch is pledgers choice! Got a character of your own you would like drawn?...we got you covered! Been playing a elven bard for the past 20 years and want something for your 32 page character sheet binder you have...we can make that cover happen for you!....or you just are a fanboy and want your (insert popular character here) fix...we can do that too!

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    GRAY DAYS: This gets you a copy of the book and sketch of course. You also get a copy of the book printed in black and white of the the layouts. This is a limited edition that you will be able to flip through side by side, and see what we have changed. Clayton and Wolfgang's notes I will add in and you can see how we implemented their editorial critiques. This also comes with a LIMITED EDITION monotoned poster that is only available with this offer. If you would like to add this to your pledge just go to "manage my pledge" and in the box at the top increase your pledge by $30 and message me and I will lower the availability of this reward to reflect your purchase.

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    BIGGEST FAN: Thats right folks, I will be your biggest fan! I will screen a picture of your face on a shirt and wear it for a minimum of one hour during a convention. We will take pictures of me holding not one but two thumbs up and send it out on twitter for all to see. There are only so many hours in a convention so we have to limit this to insure you get your screen time. In the event only one person signs up I will wear your face all weekend...if two then all day and the other person get the second day....but come on....I really want to be your biggest fan. You may come up with your own caption but in the event you do not it will simple read " (Insert your name) ROCKS! *Also includes: TBC, 5DH, AVMTYV,The Book & Sketch.

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    CLAYTON CRAIN POSTER EXTRAVAGANZA! Thats right folks your very own limited edition poster of the cover to the pitchbook by Clayton Crain signed and shipped right to your pretty little paws.

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    FACE IN THE CROWD: Get yourself in the comic! This is a double page spread of all the goings on at the market. You might wind up a gearsmith, a fish monger, or even a cut purse street urchin up to no good. I can't promise what profession you will be but will try and accommodate to the best of my ability and at the end of the day I have to make the comic look good, not figure out why there is a dude in my city selling deep fried twinkies. So come be a face in the crowd! Includes the Book and Sketch as well.

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    BAR FLY: Get yourself sitting in everyones favorite watering hole in the comic! Thats right, you will be a character drawn into the pages of the prologue story of Tragic Tales! Willow will even say "Hi" to you by name! *Also includes: TBC, 5DH, AVMTYV,The Book & Sketch.

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    MARKER ME UP!: You can upgrade any package that comes with a pitchbook and have the sketch that is in pencil be done in ink and markers. Just go and click the "manage my pledge" and add $35 dollars. If your getting the $25 writer,roleplayer,fanboy reward please add $50 for a total of $75 for your pledge.

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    TWO POSTERS! This gets you two posters. There will be three posters to chose from. The cover to the pitchbook by the legendary Clayton Crain, Limited edition poster of Willow Lightwheel and a Collage poster of all the characters. Upon being funded an email will be sent to you and you will get to chose which ones you would like! *Also includes: TBC, 5DH, AVMTYV,The Book & Sketch.

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    SUPER TROOPER: Want to be one of the cops that pull Willow over? Well here is your chance to be the long arm of the law. Thats right, you will be a character drawn into the pages of the prologue story of Tragic Tales! Willow will even say "Hi" to you by name! *Also includes: TBC, 5DH, AVMTYV,The Book & Sketch. Will have the option of having a mustache in the comic even if you dont have one in real life. *

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    GREASE MONKEY: Get yourself drawn into the comic! Thats right, you will be a character drawn into the pages of the prologue story of Tragic Tales! Willow will even say "Hi" to you by name! *Also includes: TBC, 5DH, AVMTYV,The Book & Sketch.

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    POSTER TRIFECTA! This gets you all three posters. Upon being funded all three will be sent to you! *Also includes: TBC, 5DH, AVMTYV,The Book & Sketch.

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    HARDCOVER: This gets you the pitchbook in HARDCOVER with a sketch done on the inside cover of the book. These are a limited print run and signed and numbered by the artist and writer. This also includes a copy of the soft cover of the pitchbook *Also includes: TBC, 5DH, AVMTYV.

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    BROTHERS IN ARMS: This is for my kickstarter brethren out there. If you have a book,album, or comic on kickstarter, or are going to, I will do the cover of your book for you. Once your project is funded I will get crackin on getting it done A.S.A.P. for you. In the event that you don't get funded you may save it for your next kickstarter project that does get funded. Comes with a copy of the Pitchbook and sketch.

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    ORIGINAL ART: POSTER! This is the 11x17 pencil drawing of the limited edition poster that we are doing for the pitchbook *Also includes: TBC, 5DH, AVMTYV,The Book & Sketch.

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    HARDCOVER & POSTERS: This gets you everything. The book, the sketch, the hardcover and all three posters. *Also includes: TBC, 5DH, AVMTYV,The Book & Sketch.

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    BIKER GANG: This is awesome!!!! The four new added pages are a run in with a steampunk biker gang. You get drawn into the comic as one of the bikers. I know it might seem spendy but you also get the original art that your character appears in. All the characters are on all four pages but your character will be featured prominently on one page more than the other three. You will receive the page that features you character prominently. Comes with the book also!

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    HARDBACK ORIGINAL ART PRIZE PACKAE OF AWESOME: Go check out update #15 for a detailed explanation of how the art is going to be done for the pitch book. For this offer I will take all the panels and pick the ten that I feel are the best, the cream of the crop. You will get one of these panels, you can frame it, make a laminated placemat, or make a great paper airplane out of it. It is on high quality bristol board at 9X12. You will get a copy of the regular book and all three poster and a copy of gray days as well.

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    CLAYTON CRAIN ORIGINAL ARTWORK: What we do here is we will print a four issues of the pitchbook with a heavy bristol cardstock and Clayton will take acrylic paint and paint right on the cover of the book. These covers will be a version of the poster that he is creating for Tragic Tales! I repeat there is only four of these being offered.

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    YOU'RE THE MAN!: We will fly you, round trip, to sunny portland oregon where we will wine and dine you at a fancy shamancy dive bar and present you with an original 11X17 original artwork from tragic tales constructed specifically for you! This includes air fare, hotel accommodations and all previous rewards. Thats right, hardcover, all three posters...everything!...and Shawn and I will pick you up from the airport in suits and sporting two of the finest mustaches ever grown! * continental U.S. only.

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    WE DON'T NEED NO STINKING PUBLISHER: Thats right, if you pledge this amount you will become our de facto publisher and we will make issue #1 of Tragic Tales without a publisher getting their grimy mits all over our book, except 215ink, those fellas have very clean mits. You will be listed as...um...you can make your own title up, how bout that?....you want to be listed as "High Supreme Chancellor" you got it! In the event two people pledge this we will be able to make two issues and so on. *Also includes: TBC, 5DH, AVMTYV,The Book & Sketch.

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