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A frank and funny autobiographical comic about working as a stripper.
Help fund a print edition of the webcomic!
A frank and funny autobiographical comic about working as a stripper. Help fund a print edition of the webcomic!
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Hi, I'm Alex, and I draw the autobiographical webcomic Tittybar Tales about my time working as a stripper between 2003 and 2013. Check it out on my website!

 

It's a humorous take on some of my favorite stories and insights, as well as stories from fellow strippers. I've already created the comics and now I want to print a 5"x5", 70 page, full color book of the comics so far! 

If you're not familiar with how Kickstarter works check out this info page!

THE DETAILS

***NOTE: This is a mock-up cover made with my home printer!
***NOTE: This is a mock-up cover made with my home printer!

The book will be a 5"x5" square, with a soft glossy layflat laminate color cover, and 70 pages of full color comics on nice #100 glossy interior paper, also full color. (This is quality y'all!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I need $1,800 to get this small but mighty print run done. For just $35 bucks you can get a copy of Tittybar Tales to add to your own collection of independently published books and zines! This price includes shipping to both US and international addresses!

AND if we make it to $2,000 the cover will be printed in gold! Meaning ALL the books will then have the gold foil stamped cover!

STRETCH GOAL

After a ton of research, requesting paper samples, and quotes I chose to use Bookmobile. They have been extremely helpful and sent me multiple quotes and paper samples. I'm confident they will be able to make my book look exactly as I'm imagining it.

Here is a handy dandy pie chart I created breaking down the goal:

If the goal isn't reached the book never goes to print and no one will be charged! That's the way Kickstarter works. This way you can be sure that you aren't just throwing money at me (although you can do that too if you want.) I will not make any profit off the printing of this book, it is simply a labor of love.

 THE REWARDS

$5 - A digital PDF of the Tittybar Tales comics

$35 - A digital PDF plus the real live book!

 $40 - A PDF, plus the real live book, plus it's signed by yours truly

$70 - A PDF, plus the real live book which will be signed by me, AND and original drawing from my creation of Tittybar Tales.

 

$100 - PDF, plus a signed copy of the book, plus and original process drawing, plus I will draw YOU in a future comic! You could be a customer, a dancer, a bouncer, a bartender, or 'just' yourself!

 

$200 - PDF, plus a signed copy of the book, plus an original process drawing, AND I'll draw whatever you want! (I'm also really good at portraits!)

 

THE TIMELINE

I've estimated January 2017 for getting the printing and shipping done because file preparation for printing will take some time. The files must be formatted correctly, in the right color space, and of a good resolution. Some of the files are pretty old and have gotten corrupted, so I'll have to re-color a few parts too. Additionally I'll have to re-scan some of the hand drawn comics in a high resolution. I will also use this opportunity to correct some spelling mistakes. This is all stuff that I can totally handle and am in fact looking forward to putting together the best collection of high quality files I can!

I can't wait to hold this book in my hands and share it with all of you!

Let's make it happen!!!

All my thanks,

<3 Alex

Risks and challenges

I've made small fan zines before (anime nerd) but this print run will be my largest financial foray in self publishing so far. I feel that Kickstarter is a safe way to go since if I don't meet the goal no one gets charged and the book never goes to print!

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