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Get onboard with the legendary pirate Captain Kitty and his hilarious crew as they embark on their greatest adventure ever.

In his seventh of nine lives, the legendary pirate Captain Kitty is called upon for a dangerous mission: to steal back King Gorilla's treasure from the scruffiest scoundrel of the Seven Seas, Old Dirt Dog.  Along for the Journey is Kitty's loyal crew of colorful rogues, a new recruit with something to prove and a stowaway with an attitude.  Heists, fights, high seas adventure, hilarious high jinks and cut throat danger await at every turn of the page...

                                       AND IT ALL RHYMES!!!

                                   FUNDING GOAL REACHED!

                 Huge thanks to all of our backers and Kickstarter!!!

Hello!!  My name is Tal Renfro and I am the writer and illustrator of The Swashbuckling Adventures of Captain Kitty.  My entire life I have dreamed of having my own unique gang of cartoon characters to tell exciting stories about.  After 5 years of working in TV, I decided it was time to set out on my own and do it.

I am now putting the finishing touches on the first volume and I couldn't be happier to share it with you.  The book is full color, 116 pages and written in the playful yet heartfelt spirit of poets like Dr. Seuss, Shel Silverstein and Bill Shakespeare.  I believe this graphic novel has something for everyone and will be twisting tongues, giving goosebumps and bringing the belly laughs for years to come...

...but that's not all!!  Because you're getting in at the ground level, you have the opportunity to snag exclusive Kickstarter rewards!

Backers of $25 and more get:

Here's what your soon to be new favorite shirt looks like:

The ORIGINAL uncolored, hand-inked versions of the following pages are for sale in the higher tiers.  Each will come with a signed hand written thank you.  Specific requests for pages will go on a first come, first serve basis:

THANK YOU for taking the time to check out my Kickstarter page!!!!!  I hope you like what you see and decide to join me on this adventure.

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My goal is to fund, print and ship this book, along with all rewards, to my backers before Christmas. I have a few pages to finish coloring between now and the end of my campaign. I am confident I will have them done so that when my campaign is finished processing I will be able to immediately get this to my printer, turned around and into people's hands as quickly as possible. It's a tight schedule but I have planned everything out to the best of my abilities and will do whatever I can to meet my goal. I will be completely transparent and forthcoming with all of my supporters about any setbacks or delays.

My long term goal is to build Captain Kitty into an independent, creator owned entertainment brand of the highest quality. It all begins right here with this book. There will be plenty of challenges and obstacles along the road but I couldn't be more excited about it and determined to make it happen.

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    PDF: Get a digital copy of the 116 page book "The Swashbuckling Adventures of Captain Kitty!" It's a steal!!

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    PIRATE PACK: Ahoy matey! You get your own softcover copy of "The Swashbuckling Adventures of Captain Kitty" and the PDF!

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    PREMIER PIRATE PACK: Receive both the softcover and PDF of the book, but that's not all; you also get the Kickstarter exclusive Swagg! That's 2 temporary tattoos, 2 4x6 collectible character sheets, a magnet, a sticker and a bookmark!! BOOM.

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    CAPTAIN'S PACK: Get a signed hardcover copy of the book, the PDF, AND all the Swagg! That's 2 temporary tattoos, 2 4x6 collectible character sheets, a magnet, a sticker and a bookmark!! KABLAM!

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    PIRATE PARTY PACK: One for you and one for them! 2 softcover copies, the PDF, 4 temporary tattoos, 2 bookmarks, 2 stickers, 2 magnets and 8 4x6 collectible character sheets!!! Nothing says 'I love you' like giving someone the greatest rhyming comic of all time.

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    TREASURE PACK: Get a signed hardcover copy of the book, super sweet CK T-shirt, PDF and Swagg! You're going to look so good in that shirt ;)

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    CREW PACK: Two signed hardcovers, the PDF, and 2X Swagg! That's 4 temporary tattoos, 2 magnets, 2 stickers, 2 bookmarks and 8 4x6 collectible character sheets!!! Give the gift of Adventure. In hardcover.

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    PRODUCER PACK: Supporters at this level receive a signed hardcover of the book, the softcover and PDF, super sweet CK T-shirt, 2X Swagg plus 8 4x6 collectible character sheets. Every backer at this level and higher will receive a special thank you from me and their name printed on the Producer's Page at the back of the book.

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    PLATINUM PRODUCER PACK: For the comics connoisseur. You get everything in the Producer's Pack but your hardcover is a limited signed and numbered edition with gold foil stamping on the cover and spine. Your name will also be immortalized on the Producer's Page of the book.

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    COLLECTOR'S PACK: Everything in the Platinum Producer Pack including the limited signed and numbered edition with gold foil stamping on the cover and spine. Every backer at this level will also receive a one-of-a-kind page of original artwork from the book! I will be giving away all of my favorites and each one will come with a handwritten letter of thanks from yours truly. Of course your name will be printed on the Producer's Page as well.

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    CREATOR'S PACK: Create your own character in the greatest rhyming comic of all time!! Our collaborative process will be documented on CaptainKittyWorld.com and your character will be a villain on Old Dirt Dog's crew in volume 2!!! Comes with everything in the Platinum Producer Pack including the limited signed and numbered edition of volume 1 with gold foil stamping on the cover and spine. You'll be thanked on the Producer's Page and a special look at your creation will be printed in the back of Vol. 2, which I plan to have out next year.

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    I LOVE CK PACK: You love Captain Kitty and Captain Kitty loves you! Create a character for Volume 2! Get an original page of artwork from the book and thank you note! Of course our collaborative process is documented on CaptainKittyWorld.com, you are thanked on the Producer's Page, you get the limited foil stamped signed and numbered hardcover edition of the book, big foldout map, softcover and PDF, super sweet CK T-shirt, 2X Swagg plus 8 4x6 collectible character sheets. Oh, and if I see you on the street I'll hug you tighter than your Gramma!

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