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About this project

What is INDIE IN ADVANCE COMIC SAMPLER?
- Indie in Advance Comic Sampler is a graphic novel, filled with many different shorts, samples and full comics from creators who use Indie in Advance. This book is meant to showcase some of the indie talent out there right now.

Be sure to check out what is probably the worst Kickstarter video yet and yes amazingly I don't think I own a thesaurus. I am not one for being in front of a camera and I hope you can forgive my flubs.

What is INDIE IN ADVANCE?

- Indie in Advance is a place where indie comics of all walks of life will be able to find a home. We do printing, selling and distribution of all kinds of indie comics. And it isn't just indie comics we work with. It is some of the best COMICS in the industry and that is why we are trying to create this book to showcase them. We want to be able to share our love of Indie books with more people and this will help us do it.

How are we going to make comics available to everyone?

- First, we start with retailers. The main focus of the Indie in Advance is to help Indie creators and retailers work together. This sampler is going to be a key component in that equation. We will be sending this book out to retailers so they can see what we are offering. The idea is to be able to do that at no charge to the retailers, which is why we are coming to Kickstarter to get this project started.

Why retailers?- I believe that retailers are still the backbone of the comic industry and should be treated as such. I am hoping they are in turn willing to step out of their comfort box and try something new.

What do I mean by try something new?

- For years it has been a single distribution that has determined what comics become available for retailers to sell. To me that is a great disservice to the retailers. Who better than they know what they can sell in their stores? Retailers should have control over what books make it into their shops. I stand by the idea that retailers should say what they can sell. I have seen stores sell 200 issues of an indie book within a week. Retailers have that kind of power. We wish to help give you the tools and support needed to do this.

Creators, we are also going to be asking for your help as well. We have the caged monkeys ready to help pick what stories and pages will go into the Sampler, but we need your submissions to help round that out. We are looking for shorts, samples of your works or possibly even full issues. Send in what you think will work best for us.This is the year of the Creator Owned book. Don’t get left behind. Get your books in and let us get them out to more people.

Well, that is great, you want $25,000 to make a comic sampler book?

Yes, we are asking for $25,000 to make a BOOK, but this book will have some of the best Indie comics that are being made out there right now. The reason we are asking for so much is we want to make this available to as many retailers and fans as we can at a very low cost to no cost. If you support in Indie comics and want to help continue to make this the amazing year it is looking to be for them please consider backing us. The money will be used to pay for the putting together/design of the book, the printing and the shipping for it.  Any money we get over the $25,000 will be used to add more stories and make the book longer. We are all about showing our passion for comics and getting others involved. Here is what some of the people who have worked with us have said:

Joe Mulvey- Creator of SCAM @ICGPublishing has given myself & @ComixTribe the means to be able to make our products the absolute best they can be. Grateful to work w/them

Jamie Gambell - The Hero Code
@ICGPublishing have closed the gap between cost and quality - both in terms of print and service. POD has finally become a viable option.

Tyler James – ComixTribe Publishing
@ICGPublishing "Working with Noel @ICGPublishing has been a game-changer for our creator owned comic company. Incredible service and people.

Javier Hernandez, cartoonist/publisher
IC GEEKS PUBLISHING came to my attention via word-of-mouth. Their speed, pricing, and quality immediately won me over, and switching to them was a no-brainer. Their POD service helps me to remain competitive and profitable.


Here is a short list of some of the creators we have worked with:

ComixTribe – Publisher of such great titles: SCAM, The Standard, The Red Ten and Anathema!
Brian Buccellato – Creator of Foster
Jason Martin – Super Real Graphics Publishing: Super Real, Zombie Tramp and more.
Jake Richmond – Modest Medusa
Th3rd World Studio – The Stuff of Legends

Our Kickstarter Projects:


The Hero Code by Jamie Gambell
Plume by Kari Smith
The Kingdom by Jason Bienvenu
Flying Fortess by Eric Weathers and Andy Moore
Dubious Company by Ben Hsu and Elaine Tipping
Tanked by Jason Winn
H.O.P.E. by Raymond Ayala
Meatspace by Josh Gorfain
And last and certainly not least Anathema (Listed again you will notice.) by Rachel Deering

Now there are many more creators and projects we have helped with, but this is just a sample of some the amazing people who have worked with us already. Find out what they already know.

Thank you all for checking out this little project that we hope might change the world of comics for the better.

Noel Burns

Please feel free to let us know if there is an incentive you would like to see us offer.

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    Get 5 of your very own comic printed professionally. This is for a full color book up to 28 pages long + a cover. This reward does include shipping the books to you. (International orders please add $12)

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    5 books from some of our Indie creators. Tells us what kind of books you like and we will supply you with 5 of our best books or for those who are feeling daring. Let us pick your books and let us know what you think. (International orders please add $12.)

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    Get your copy of the Indie in Advance Sampler and see just what all the noise is about and how indie comics could be for you. (International backers please add $12 for shipping.) We aren't sure of the length of this book, but it will be long.

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    10 books from some of our Indie creators. Tells us what kind of books you like and we will supply you with 10 of our best books or for those who are feeling daring. Let us pick your books and let us know what you think. (International orders please add $12.)

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    *The Rachel Deering Kickstarter Special* You did your Kickstarter and now it is time to send the rewards. Who wants to spend the time doing that? Let us handle the processing and addressing for you. This reward is good for shipping up to 200 items. (Does NOT include the cost of shipping or packaging)

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    Publishers this is your chance! If you want to have one of your books featured in the Indie in Advance Comic Sampler this is the only time you will have a chance to buy your way there. Otherwise, it is left to the group of caged monkeys who make these decisions from now on. Added Bonus. Plus you will also get a copy of the book when it ships. For those who Pledge $100 or more Anthony Hary http://anthonyhary.com/ will do a pencil sketch.

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    Get 50 of your very own comic printed professionally. Plus get 5 of these books with an Artist Edition covers. This reward is for a full color book up to 28 pages long + a cover. The reward includes shipping the books to you. (International orders please add $20) Added Bonus. For those who Pledge $100 or more Anthony Hary http://anthonyhary.com/ will do a pencil sketch.

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    Get 100 of your very own comic printed professionally. Plus get 10 of these books with an Artist Edition covers. This reward is for a full color book up to 28 pages long + cover. The reward includes shipping the books to you.(International orders please add $40) Added Bonus. For those who Pledge $100 or more Anthony Hary http://anthonyhary.com/ will do a pencil sketch.

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    Retailer promo package - You get 10 extra copies of the sampler to do with as you will. You will also have a full page ad in the book. In addition you will be listed on the Indie in Advance website as a preferred retailer.

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    Get 200 of your very own comic printed professionally. Plus get 20 Artist Edition covers, and up to two additional covers. This reward is for a full color book up to 28 pages long + cover. The reward includes shipping the books to you. (International orders please add $80) Added Bonus. For those who Pledge $100 or more Anthony Hary http://anthonyhary.com/ will do a pencil sketch.

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    Get 300 of your very own comic printed professionally. Plus get 30 Artist Edition covers, and up to two additional covers. This reward is for a full cover book up to 28 pages long + cover. The reward includes shipping the books to you. (International orders please add $100) Added Bonus. For those who Pledge $100 or more Anthony Hary http://anthonyhary.com/ will do a pencil sketch.

    On top of all the above you will also start our at the Silver Level for Printing Service from IC Geeks Publishing. No need for the multiple orders.

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    Get the Indie in Advance Sampler as well as,
    get 1 of all the books that are released through Indie in Advance for an entire year from the time the Sampler goes out till the next year, when we hope to do a second Sampler. This does include all variant covers as well as the shipping for them. This is for the ultimate INDIE fans. (International backers please add $100 to cover additional shipping.)

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    Get $1300 worth of printing done. Comics, Prints, Graphic Novels and shipped to you. The additional $200 will cover shipping. (International Backers please add $100.) Added Bonus. For those who Pledge $100 or more Anthony Hary http://anthonyhary.com/ will do a pencil sketch.

    On top of all the above you will also start our at the Gold Level for Printing Service from IC Geeks Publishing. No need for the multiple orders. This is long term savings.

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