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Help Ben Passmore and Dziga pay for the printing and promotional costs of their newest collections and Southern Book Tour readings!
Help Ben Passmore and Dziga pay for the printing and promotional costs of their newest collections and Southern Book Tour readings!
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HEY FOLKS - THOUGH WE'VE MET OUR ORIGINAL GOAL of $500, OUR COSTS ARE ALMOST $2,000 ALREADY. WE SET OUR GOAL TOO LOW! EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS!


Nothing complicated here folks. Story as old as time: Independent Artists Seeking Fame And Fortune in The Great American South. Authors looking for the Big Score. Audiences clamoring for the dying arts. Printers apprehensively waiting for their paychecks. 

Ben and Dziga need your help to print our newest collections of poetry and comics and take them on a reading tour.

Problem is: 

It's super expensive to print hundreds of copies of paperbacks and drive a damn car around these days, not to mention costs for our zines, promotional materials, design, and the time we miss from our work (gasp! Working Artists....Sacre Bleu). Without your help we won't be able to afford to print our books and zines at the quality they deserve, produce promotional materials, cover consignment costs and bring our readings and live projections to your city!

You know the drill, we're basically spanging you (our dear friends or perhaps a stranger who's just stumbled across the wrong kickstarter) to help us print our newest collections and take our show on the road. It's not all bad though, unlike getting spanged on Decatur, you'll get some cool premiums in return, including copies of our new collections:

DAYGLOAYHOLE: IT'S ALL OVER


Cane Break

And if you happen to live in one of the following cities, you can hear us mumble and grumble our way through a heart-stopping performance our works, including readings, live projections, Q and A's and perhaps a gripping monologue on the state of modern poetry (if you're lucky). Our live shows will be poetry-comics-fiction event of the season, so if you only go to one poetry-comics-fiction show this year, make it ours. We will be announcing the venues and times if we manage to hit our kickstarter goal!

Lafayette - December 9th

Baton Rouge - December 11th

New Orleans - December 12th

Pensacola - December 13th

Athens GA - December 15th

Atlanta - December 16th

Savannah - December 17th

Chapel Hill - December 18th

Boone - December 19th

Asheville - December 20th

Memphis - December 21st

Thank You So Much From Ben and Dziga!

Risks and challenges

We run the risk of looking like fools and we challenge you to reignite your love for comics and poetry through engaging and cutting-edge works and performances. We've risked countless thankless hours putting these books together, doing cover design, promotion, bear-fighting, the whole nine yards of independent publishing these days. Without your help we run the risk of not getting to see these amazing works and this rip-roaring show see the light of day.

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    $3 gets you a zine version of either the new DAYGLOAYHOLE book or Cane Break as well as one (1) Positive Social Moment between you and the authors. This moment can include: 1) A heartfelt thanks rendered in speech or text 2) A genuine hug
    3) A high-five 4) A wave and eye-contact acknowledgement at a social event of your choosing 5) One positive social reference given to a third party (eg: 'that persons cool' or 'they supported our kickstarter' or 'I think they're alright').

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    Signed copies of both the DAYGLOAYHOLE and Cane Break zine versions and 1 positive social moment (described above at $3 reward)

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    Either the DAYGLOAYHOLE or Cane Break paperback book.

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    Either the DAYGLOAYHOLE or Cane Break paperback book plus 1 copy of the DAYGLOAYHOLE and Cane Break zine version.

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    Both the DAYGLOAYHOLE and Cane Break paperback books and a hand-drawn sketch of you personally rendered by Ben Passmore (photo must be provided if we dont know you, we can't promise he won't make you look all weird, but seriously, if you dont think being weird is beautiful you are probably supporting the wrong kickstarter)

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    Both the DAYGLOAYHOLE and Cane Break paperback books as well as both zines and an original illustration of you by Ben Passmore and as a SPECIAL REWARD Ben and Dziga will come over to your house and make you a pretty alright dinner and provide engaged and thoughtful conversation late into the night (must be local to New Orleans, LA).

    You think we're kidding? We'll make the hell out of some dinner for you. Try us.

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