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The web comic LVLUP first posted in 2005. It's inspired by Final Fantasy 11, and I've always wanted to print a collected dojin!

For the past eight years, I've been working on a web comic called "LVL UP"

It's based on the adventures my character Calcula Mihgo, has with all her friends in the Final Fantasy 11 campaign setting.

I've done tons and tons of comics, but I've always felt a little sad that I didn't have all those stories in print format. 

Not a retail book for selling in stores or online, but a nice personal book in print format. (So the only way you could actually get this book is through kickstarter or by seeing me at a convention.)

LVL UP page 2
LVL UP page 2

Well, this year I decided to call around to varies printers, put the prototype together and try to produce the one book I've never been able to produce before.

LVLUP Page 05
LVLUP Page 05

I hope you all will help support this effort. It's something that I've wanted to see since I first scribbled down Calc's adventures in 2005!

Here's a little preview...http://issuu.com/frederickperry/docs/lvluppreview1

If you're unfamiliar with LVLUP you can check it out here at lvlup.tsunami-art.com Though there is even more available on my deviant art account as well. fredgdperry.deviantart.com 

I love LVL UP so much, I even animated a music video with some of the characters!

*******Update:20130909

Thanks so much for everyone's support thus far. I'm really happy to see my pet project come as close to becoming a reality as it has, and it's pretty exciting.

I did want to point out some additional facts.

This book will NOT be available through retail of any kind. No online. No comic stores. This kickstarter and meeting me personally at conventions will be the ONLY, ONLY, ***ONLY*** way you can get ahold of this book.

It's a personal project that I want to share.

Thanks again for everyone helping me out with this.

*******Update:20130911

I've made some upgrades to the tiers of rewards since I've started so I'll list them all here...

(10$)LVL ONE Support: For this contribution, We'll email you (or send you a link to) a pdf of the LVL UP Dojin

(25$)LVL TWO Support: With this contribution, we'll send you the pdf version of the dojin then package and ship you a printed copy of the LVL UP black and white 160 pg dojin!

(50$)*upgraded*LVL THREE Support: With this contribution, you'll be sent the pdf version of the dojin and you'll be shipped *two signed copies* of the LVL UP black and white 160 pg dojin with a sketch of calcula on it's special edition dust jacket!

(75$)LVL FOUR Support: Includes all options from the LVL THREE Support and a Signed 11x17 poster based on the LVLUP dojin's Calcula and friends cover.

(200$)LVL FIVE Support: Includes all the options from LVL FOUR Support and your role playing game character in a digital commission inked by me and sent to you as a pdf file as well as a 8x12 B&W Print.

(600$)*upgraded*LVL NINETYNINE Support: Includes all of the options from the *LVL FIVE* Support option and in addition to your B&W rpg character action pose commission, you recieve another commission of your role playing game character (Doesn't have to be from Final Fantasy) Inked and colored by me. The commission of this character is sent to you as a 8.5x11 print as well as a pdf of the digital image file. The digital colored commission is also included on the special edition dust jacket which covers the 10 copies... There are only 8 positions available!!! And 10 copies of the dojin included so you may pass some out to your friends! (10 copies, not 12. Sorry about that.)

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I just checked with the printer and I can improve this project with a little more help. 

Stretch goal 21,000: I can add 32 more pages to make the book 192 pages long. The 30 color sketches I'm doing throught this month and october will be used for these images as well as some of the new lvlup comics I'm doing with Calc's daughter!

New comics sample
New comics sample

 Loooong term stretch goal 32,000:

Everyone who contributed 50+ will have there book(s) upgraded to a hard bound edition.

To help meet these goals I'm going to start submitting add-on for you to invest in.

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For those who add on 25$(shipping and handling included) to their investment, they get 17x11 *signed* wall poster of the first WesH poster I created. 

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Fortunately, I'm pretty experienced when it comes to producing and preparing comics for printing and getting them to the folks that order them. I've been working on Gold Digger for over 20 years.

The only hang up I have for this project is funding.

It's a personal project and I just don't have enough to do it on my own.

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    LVL ONE Support: For this contribution, We'll email you (or send you a link to) a pdf of the LVL UP Dojin

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    LVL TWO Support: With this contribution, we'll send you the pdf version of the dojin then package and ship you a printed copy of the LVL UP black and white 160 pg dojin!

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    LVL THREE Support: With this contribution, you'll be sent the pdf version of the dojin and you'll be shipped a signed copy of the LVL UP black and white 160 pg dojin with a sketch of calcula on it's special edition dust jacket!

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    LVL FOUR Support: Includes all options from the LVL THREE Support and a Signed 11x17 poster based on the LVLUP dojin's Calcula and friends cover.

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    LVL FIVE Support: Includes all the options from LVL FOUR Support and your role playing game character in a digital commission inked by me and sent to you as a pdf file as well as a 8x12 B&W Print.

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    LVL NINETYNINE Support: Includes all of the options from the LVL THREE Support option and your role playing game character (Doesn't have to be from Final Fantasy) Inked and colored by me, included on the special edition dust jacket... There are only 8 positions available!!! And 10 copies of the dojin included so you may pass some out to your friends!

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