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The collected strips from the first three years of Death At Your Door - the popular weekly web-comic about Death living a life.
The collected strips from the first three years of Death At Your Door - the popular weekly web-comic about Death living a life.
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About the Book

In The Flesh: The First Death At Your Door Collection is the collected best strips from the last three years of my weekly web comic and a whole lot more. I've included lots of commentary and extra sketches into the layout of this book. And now I want it printed and distributed.

You can help. I plan to get 100 of the books printed and into some stores for distribution. And I want to have some at the comic conventions we're planning to go to this fall and spring to help promote the strip to a larger audience. 

A pledge by you validates my work and will encourage me to keep putting out a weekly strip for your enjoyment.

Cosplay by the cast of Death at Your Door
Cosplay by the cast of Death at Your Door

Goal MADE BONUS!

If this campaign gets over funded, all backers (except the $5 level backers) will get a limited print 11X17" poster of an alternative cover design. Sweet!

Stretch Goal #1: $1100

If we make it to this level everyone beyond $5 level receives two buttons exclusive to the Kickstarter backers. That's right, we'll make these two buttons for you, but only for the supporters of this campaign. Cause buttons are cool.

Stretch Goal #2: $1200

Generously donated by Anthony Hary, if we make $1200 everyone gets a digital copy of his recently completed kickstarter campaign, 15 Minutes. To tie it all together here's a quick synopsis:

"Kevin Marcus watches the Reaper take the life of his friend, then turn & warn Kevin: He is NEXT. Can Kevin defy the Reaper?

Stretch Goal #3: $1800

Death by chocolate. That's right, a commemorative Death At Your Door chocolate bar for every backer at the $25 and above level. Eat it. Save it. Doesn't matter, Death and this way cool chocolate bar WILL come for you.

History of the Strip

The first strip!
The first strip!

Back in 2010 I launched Death At Your Door to absolutely no fanfare, no announcements, no audience. My goal was to put out a great strip and have a great time doing it. Along the way, my characters have encountered more absurdity as my writing and plots have wandered to the ridiculous, the serious, and the hilarious.

I started researching the best delivery methods for strips and stumbled upon WordPress. And never looked back. And that's just part of learning I've accomplished while creating this strip over the years. My inking has improved dramatically, weekly drawing has forced me to become a better artist (not just in drawing Death At Your Door either), and I've met an entire community of like minded creators and some great people who like what I'm doing. It's for them (and ok, me) that I keep creating more strips each week.

I give away the strip online and along the way I have created some schwag to promote it. But it's all stuff I like and wanted, buttons and mugs, and other really cool stuff I wanted my characters to be featured on. Likewise I want this book in my trembling little hands so I'm committed to getting it made.

Death At Your Door webcomic.
Death At Your Door webcomic.
Death At Your Door webcomic.
Death At Your Door webcomic.

Death has taken to life like a bad lichen on a rock, absorbing little but tenaciously hanging on.

Risks and challenges

Although I don't foresee any obstacles, I do know that they can happen in any project. Having said that, the book is completely laid out and ready to go, with a proof copy already printed, and it's pretty much entirely up to me to get it printed and shipped to you. I'm planning lots of lead time for production but if delays do happen I'll let all the backers know and keep you aware of any changes to the scheduled shipping date.

I have over fifteen years' experience in print publishing. I'm abundantly confident that I can handle any issues as they arise -- and do it quickly and accurately -- to ensure that the book you receive will be shipped on time, professional and awesome.

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    You get my undying appreciation, friendship, and a warm handshake whenever we meet. The two-handed kind of handshake, the good ones, maybe even a hug if it doesn't get all weird and stuff.

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    PDF copy of the book and a great feeling knowing you helped me out and supported independent artists. And my undying friendship (which is a little funny considering my cartoon is about Death).

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    One copy of the book, signed by me, with an original sketch inside the book.

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    One signed copy of the book, a Death At Your Door coffee mug, and a set of six Death At Your Door buttons. With an original sketch in the book.

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    Two copies of the book, signed by me, two Death At Your Door coffee mugs, and two sets of six Death At Your Door buttons. AND an original sketch in each book.

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    Pledge CA$ 100 or more About $94

    Three copies of the book. And YOU in a future strip. That's right, I'll draw you into one of the strips. You'll be an extra, a speaking character, or something altogether different. And the original art from that strip is yours! We'll work together to get you to meet Death before your time.

    And you get your name in the book as a major supporter.

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    Three copies of the book with an original sketch on the inside pages AND the original black and white art used to make the cover of the book. I'll frame it up for you before I send it. Plus you get your name in the book as a major sponsor.

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