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Tunnels under a suburban home lead a family to a land of dangerous fairy tales.
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'The Undergrounds' is a nine-issue comic series about the adventures of a family that finds a hole in their backyard.

In the tunnels, the kids and their dog find doors that lead to other worlds. But once the kids discover those worlds, villains in those worlds discover the kids' world..

Bedtime Story

It all started as a bedtime story for my kids. They loved it, and hounded me for a long time to write it down. Last year, I finally did. And then my friend Jonathan Lareva ran with it. His beautiful artwork brings each world to life.

An early draft of 'The Undergrounds' was a semifinalist in the 2013 Page Screenwriting Awards.

Kickstart

We hope you'll love 'The Undergrounds' as much as we do. In fact, we hope you'll love it so much that you want to become part of the story; we're raising funds to print and ship the first 52-page issue to kickstart the family's adventure!

 Stretch Goals!

UNLOCKED! If we hit $7,000 all hard copies will be upgraded to heavier, higher quality printing paper!

If we hit $8,000, everyone who donated $50 or more will also receive a 8.5x11 color print featuring all* main UNDERGROUND characters! (*All the ones now known to us, that is. Who knows what we'll find as we venture deeper into these tunnels.)

If we hit $9,000, everyone who donated $25 or more will receive an eBook of issue #2 before release!

If we hit $10,000, everyone who donated $50 or more will receive a hard copy of issue #2 before release!

Risks and challenges

We now have nearly 50 pages completed of our first 52-page comic issue, so barring disability, death, or acts of God, we should be good to deliver the first issue by Spring 2014. Meanwhile, we'll also be working on the follow-up comic issue that continues the family's saga. In case of printing obstacles with the reputable company we've chosen, we have another reputable printing company as backup. We're all in.

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    One signed copy (by writer and artist) of issue #1 of THE UNDERGROUNDS + one PDF copy + your name listed on the first issue's Thank You page

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    One signed splash page from the first issue as a separate print + one signed copy of issue #1 of THE UNDERGROUNDS + one PDF copy + your name listed on the first issue's Thank You page

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    One signed copy of issue #1 of THE UNDERGROUNDS with a CARICATURE DOODLE of your choice drawn in the inside cover (no nudity or extreme gore) + one PDF copy + your name listed on the first issue's Thank You page

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    One pencil drawing of you as a PIRATE + one signed copy of issue #1 of THE UNDERGROUNDS + one PDF copy + your name listed on the first issue's Thank You page

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    You will become part of the story by being drawn into issue #2 as a background VILLLAGER + receive one signed copy of issue #1 of THE UNDERGROUNDS + one signed copy of issue #2 + your name will be listed on the first issue's Thank You page

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    One framed, signed print of FRONT COVER + one signed copy of issue #1 of THE UNDERGROUNDS + one PDF copy + your name listed on the first issue's Thank You page

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    You will become part of the story by being drawn into either issue #2 as a background PIRATE or as a background GRUNT in issue #3 (your choice) + receive one signed copy of issue #1 of THE UNDERGROUNDS + one signed copy of the issue in which you are a background character (upon release later this year) + your name will be listed on the first issue's Thank You page

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    STORY CONSULTATION on your own screenplay or comic or graphic novel story, including a written analysis with recommendations and a one-hour follow up phone call + one signed copy of issue #1 of THE UNDERGROUNDS + one PDF copy + your name listed on the first issue's Thank You page

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    One framed, color drawing of you and family (8 person maximum) as KNIGHTS, PIRATES, or GRUNTS + one signed copy of issue #1 of THE UNDERGROUNDS + one PDF copy + your name listed on the first issue's Thank You page

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