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A 120 page trade paperback collecting the comedic and thrilling adventures of Tiki P.I. – Hawaii’s Only Supernatural Detective
A 120 page trade paperback collecting the comedic and thrilling adventures of Tiki P.I. – Hawaii’s Only Supernatural Detective
114 backers pledged $4,424 to help bring this project to life.

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Aloha!

We sincerely thank you for joining us in the creation of Tiki P.I.!

Tiki P.I. is a comic book made with a passion. Each black and white issue is hand-drawn in India ink using pens and brushes on heavy weight paper, hand-lettered, and (up to now) hand assembled. But we’re ready to take Tiki into the future with a trade paperback collection of issues 1-5 (as well as pin-ups, annotations, and production sketches). Issues 1, 2, and 3 are completed and have already sold out two printings (thank you, fans!). Issue 4 is underway, and Issue 5 and on deck!

We wouldn’t be here without fans like you! The first three issues of Tiki P.I. have been mailed all over the world, from the beaches of California to snowy villages in Switzerland.

We love that you love reading Tiki’s adventures as much as we love creating them. When we set out to make Tiki P.I., we wanted to create a comic for young and old that combined the 1960s cool of shows like Hawaii 5-0 and The Avengers with the slap-stick fun of the classic Saturday morning cartoons that we love.

In these pages you’ll find Tiki P.I. and his monosyllabic sidekick Hunter getting wrapped up with the Voodoo Queen Zora, evil scientist (and giant bird-man) Dr. Tanaka, a werewolf that crashes a dog show, and many more eccentric characters.

We’ve set up some great goals with kick-butt incentives for you! We’re proud to be offering a limited edition pressing of an original Tiki P.I. theme song recorded by Belgium’s own surf rock band Speedball JR (featured on MTV!) Thank you again for your support, fan letters, and willingness to join us in creation of Tiki P.I. It’s hearing from you guys and getting your support that makes this so rewarding.


Featuring the pin-ups from Dave Crosland (Yo Gabba Gabba, Puffed), Nooligan (Union St. Choir), Scott Springer (Angry Faerie), Shane Hillman (Daily Monsters), Johnny Destructo (Alternative Movie Posters, Poptards),  Kasey Tararuj (Custom Toys, Pin-up Artist), Shawn Dickinson (Schitzles Der Cat, IDW), Jose Garibaldi (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, MAD Magazine)

Mahalo,
Erik Carlson and Bill Hewitt

Note: Through your donation to the WHITE JACKET/KINGPIN category, you agree to share your likeness and first name as a guest appearance in Tiki P.I.  You will not be compensated for your appearance.

Risks and challenges

In order to save on shipping costs, all books and incentives will ship in one package.

Like any project, unexpected delays can occur. No one likes it very much but it does happen.If there are any delays in the comic or incentives, we will notify you through the updates. Constant communication is the key.

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    SNITCH – Thanks for supporting Tiki P.I. through your donation! Every bit helps and your gift will be remembered in a special “Thank you” section of the finished book.

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    INFORMANT – This category gets you the goods. You’ll receive a copy of the finished TRADE PAPERBACK and your name will appear in the “Thank You” section. All trades paperbacks will be signed by creators Bill and Erik.

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    HIRED MUSCLE - Like the idea of the book, but want just a bit more? In this BRAND NEW incentive, you get a copy of the book and a hand-drawn sketch of Tiki P.I. from co-creator Bill Hewitt. (This incentive counts for all upper tier incentives as well)

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    GRIFTER – The Fan Club Special – This next level brings us to the next level! Get a copy of the book, your name in the “Thank you” section, and a special Fan Club Pack that includes: 2 limited edition buttons and 1 limited full color signed/numbered print.

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    WHEELMAN – (1/22) The legendary surf rock band SPEEDBALL JR. (w/ guest STEVE MACKAY of the THE STOOGES) has recorded as special track for Tiki P.I. and we are releasing it as a limited ed. 7” with a cover by lowbrow genius Shawn Dickinson (and signed and numbered by Bill and Erik). You also get all of the previously noted incentives.

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    BAG MAN – (1/22) This one includes all of the previous incentives (along with the 7”) and a super cool COLOR PRINT!

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    WHITE JACKET – (1/1) You want to be a star? Now’s the chance! Artist Bill Hewitt will include your likeness in an issue of Tiki P.I. Sure, you get all the other incentives, but with this donation, you get to appear as part of the story! Things may not turn out too well for you, but it is your chance to be part of indie comic history.

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    KINGPIN (1/1) – Like the looks of The White Jacket, but still feel it’s lacking a certain panache? This category gets you all of the incentives (even the guest appearance) and the original cover to Issue 3 (penciled and inked by Bill Hewitt and signed by Bill and Erik).

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