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A Kickstarter Exclusive graphic novel of HOPE #1-6, a comic series exploring the relationships that can be destroyed when being a hero!
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    HOPE for the Best!

    Every little bit helps, and we notice even the smallest pledges. Pledging here will keep you in the loop on all the progress and updates, as well as earn you our most sincere thanks!

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    Digital HOPE Volume 1: Mother

    Receive a DRM-Free PDF copy of HOPE Volume 1: “Mother” that you may enjoy on your favorite e-reading device!

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    Pin your HOPE on us!

    Get this super-stylish enamel pin to add to your collection and show that you represent – and believe – in HOPE!

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    • HOPE enamel pin
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    THE BOOK!

    All 6 issues of HOPE Volume 1: Mother collected into one stunning book, collected HERE on KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVELY!! With a super-secret *ONLY AVAILABLE from this campaign* cover (by K. Lynn herself) that will be revealed WEEK 3

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    HOPE you get the shirt!

    All 6 issues of HOPE Volume 1: Mother collected into one stunning book, collected HERE on KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVELY!! With a super-secret *ONLY AVAILABLE from this campaign* cover (by K. Lynn herself) that will be revealed WEEK 3 AND the HOPE T shirt available in all sizes up to 4X!!

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    • Hope Volume 1: Mother physical book
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    I'm New Here...

    Pledging here will get you *Kickstarter Exclusive* HOPE Volume 1: “Mother” Collected Edition as well as TPB editions of the western/fantasy PLUME Volume 1 by K. Lynn Smith and the horror noir TALES OF MR. RHEE Volume 1 written by Dirk Manning. See where it all began for these two creators before they started HOPE!

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    • Hope Volume 1: Mother physical book
    • Plume Volume 1
    • Tales of Mr. Rhee Volume 1
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    I'M A REGISTERED HERO!

    Want something extra special? Pledge here to get the *Kickstarter Exclusive* HOPE Volume 1 "Mother" Collected Edition and yourself illustrated as a heroic Ultra in a 8x10 horizontal “Registered Ultra ID Card” template fit for framing! You pick your (one) power and your favorite color, then let superstar artist K. Lynn Smith do the rest in this custom commission in which you will be designed as a hero based on a photo you send her! (NOTE: Your heroic portrayal is exclusively for private commission purposes and will NOT appear in the book in any way, shape, or form)

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    • Hope Volume 1: Mother physical book
    • Registered Hero sketch
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    ROUND TWO: I'M A WANTED VILLAIN!

    Want something extra special? Pledge here to get the *Kickstarter Exclusive* HOPE Volume 1 "Mother" Collected Edition and yourself illustrated as a villainous Ultra in a 8x10 vertical “Wanted: Rogue Ultra” poster template fit for framing! You pick your (one) power and your favorite color, then let superstar artist K. Lynn Smith do the rest in this custom commission in which you will be designed as a villainous Ultra based on a photo you send her! (NOTE: Your villainous portrayal is exclusively for private commission purposes and will NOT appear in the book in any way, shape, or form)

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    • Hope Volume 1: Mother physical book
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    ROUND TWO: I'M A REGISTERED HERO!

    Want something extra special? Pledge here to get the *Kickstarter Exclusive* HOPE Volume 1 "Mother" Collected Edition and yourself illustrated as a heroic Ultra in a 8x10 horizontal “Registered Ultra ID Card” template fit for framing! You pick your (one) power and your favorite color, then let superstar artist K. Lynn Smith do the rest in this custom commission in which you will be designed as a hero based on a photo you send her! (NOTE: Your heroic portrayal is exclusively for private commission purposes and will NOT appear in the book in any way, shape, or form)

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    • Hope Volume 1: Mother physical book
    • Registered Hero sketch
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    ART (OR ANIMATION) CONSULTATION!!

    Are you an artist looking for some guidance and support from a successful professional? Perhaps a few tips to take your work to the next level? Pledge here for a one-hour tutorial/critique/support session with artist K. Lynn Smith where she’ll provide just that… and you’ll also get a copy of HOPE Volume 1: “Mother” Kickstarter Exclusive Collected Edition to boot! If you’re an aspiring artist, this is a win-win!

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    • Hope Volume 1: Mother physical book
    • K. Lynn Consult
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    LOOK, THAT'S ME!!

    Want to be famous? At this level YOU will be drawn into a scene from HOPE Volume 1 in CAMEO (non-speaking) role with your likeness forever immortalized in story. Along with your cameo appearance you’ll also get the Kickstarter Exclusive Hope Volume 1 "Mother" Collected Edition, the enamel pin, and a high-resolution copy of the page you appear on to print or frame as you see fit, too! If you want a little bigger role, though, keep scrolling…

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    • Digital Hope Volume 1: Mother
    • HOPE enamel pin
    • Hope Volume 1: Mother physical book
    • Drawn in + page file
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    DINNER WITH THE TEAM!

    Meet with Dirk Manning and K. Lynn Smith together (and perhaps even some more professional friends?) at a convention or book signing they’re both attending together and you can grab dinner (and/or perhaps even ice cream too?) with the team paid for by them! Talk comics, Kickstarter, what’s next for HOPE, or more! (As long as it’s nothing too personal or, you know, creepy. Don’t be that person!) You’ll also get the book, and the enamel pin too! How cool is that? (Travel arrangements and admission price to the convention or signing are not included, of course, but once you get there dinner and/or ice cream are on the team!)

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    • HOPE enamel pin
    • Hope Volume 1: Mother physical book
    • Dinner!
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    I'M A WANTED VILLAIN!

    Want something extra special? Pledge here to get the *Kickstarter Exclusive* HOPE Volume 1 "Mother" Collected Edition and yourself illustrated as a villainous Ultra in a 8x10 vertical “Wanted: Rogue Ultra” poster template fit for framing! You pick your (one) power and your favorite color, then let superstar artist K. Lynn Smith do the rest in this custom commission in which you will be designed as a villainous Ultra based on a photo you send her! (NOTE: Your villainous portrayal is exclusively for private commission purposes and will NOT appear in the book in any way, shape, or form)

    Includes:
    • Digital Hope Volume 1: Mother
    • Hope Volume 1: Mother physical book
    • I'm a Wanted villain sketch
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    WRITING (OR KICKSTARTER) CONSULTATION!!

    FACT: Dirk Manning’s Kickstarter campaigns for creator-owned comics have raised over $100,000 to date. FACT: He’s also written over ten full graphic novels to date! FACT: Pledging here will get you a one-hour personal Skype consultation with Dirk Manning in which he can help you design your Kickstarter campaign *or* he can help you flesh out that story you’ve always wanted to write, reviewing/editing a script you’ve already written. You’ll also get a signed copy of WRITE OR WRONG: A WRITER’S GUIDE TO CREATING COMICS *AND* a copy of the HOPE Volume 1: "Mother” Kickstarter Exclusive Collection to boot! After all, that’s why you’re here in the first place, right?

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    • Hope Volume 1: Mother physical book
    • Dirk Consult
    • Write Or Wrong Physical Copy
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    I WAS THERE THAT DAY...

    HOPE to be extra famous? At this level YOU will be drawn into HOPE Volume 1 in a small, supporting-yet-speaking role. You’ll even get to decide if you will live or die in the story! You’ll also get everything at the LOOK THAT'S ME level, too, because, hey, you’re famous, as well as a hi-resolution copy of the page upon which you appear (and speak) on to print and/or frame as you see fit! (Note: We pick the scene and the dialogue – but we’ll make it good!)

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    • Digital Hope Volume 1: Mother
    • Drawn in + page file
    • HOPE enamel pin
    • Hope Volume 1: Mother physical book
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    THE DIRK MANNING MYSTERY BOX

    You feel lucky? While the contents of this box will remain a mystery until you receive it, it’s guaranteed to contain all the *KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE* swag from this campaign… as well as a lot of other cool – and in many cases EXTREMELY rare – goodies from the Vault o' Dirk. How cool? How rare? There’s only one way to find out, folks… but rest assured, this one of a kind reward is worth the price. If you want everything – and more – pledge here and reap benefits unknown and unavailable to most mortals.

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    • HOPE enamel pin
    • Hope Volume 1: Mother physical book
    • Dirk Mystery Box!
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    THE K. LYNN SMITH MYSTERY BOX

    You feel lucky? While the contents of this box will remain a mystery until you receive it, it’s guaranteed to contain all the *KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE* swag from this campaign… as well as a lot of other cool – and in many cases EXTREMELY rare – goodies, of course. How cool? How rare? There’s only one way to find out, folks… but rest assured, this one of a kind reward is truly worth the price. If you want everything – and more – pledge here and reap benefits unknown and unavailable to most mortals.

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    • Digital Hope Volume 1: Mother
    • HOPE enamel pin
    • Hope Volume 1: Mother physical book
    • K. Lynn Mystery Box!
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