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Help me print the first arc of my fantasy webcomic series HINGES.

The Comic

HINGES is a fantasy webcomic about a doll named Orio and her troubling companion Bauble.

New to the city of Cobble, Orio must depend on help where ever she can find it, but her assigned familiar Bauble has other interests.  And as the two explore the walls of their city, they find that they are not the only new arrivals.

In a place that runs like clockwork, it only takes a little disruption to upend a city.

You can read the comic here: http://hingescomic.blogspot.com

NOTE:  There has been reports of a fraudulent INDIEGOGO campaign bearing every single likeness to my campaign here.  THAT campaign is bullpucky.  And I'm sorry that it bears contending with.

NOTE:  The fake INDIEGOGO has been shut down.  But please know that Kickstarter is the only crowd-sourcing site I am currently using.  If you come across another site or individual purporting to be me and publicizing a separate campaign, please be wary.  And feel free to send a note along to me.  So I can destroy them.

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The Goal

I want to print the first story arc of HINGES, comprising 109 color pages in a 6.5 x 9" hardcover book.  

How it breaks down:

Though these are all rough estimates, it leaves us with a goal of 20,000

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The Perks

Along with physical and PDF copies of the book, rewards include:

-Mini-Prints (5.5 x 8.5" prints)

-Original Pages

-Original Artwork from my Practical Clothing for Powerful Ladies costume redesign series:

-And an original art piece (separate from the book) of you as a citizen of Cobble

-UNLOCKED!  Crick~ A resin model of HINGES: BOOK 1's big bad.  Hand painted and assembled by KNOWONE'S DESIGNS.  (4 1/2 in. high, 1 in. wide, 9 in. in length from head to tail).  See how he's made!

-UNLOCKED!  Jen Van Meter's HOPELESS SAVAGES hoarde!

First up- HOPELESS SAVAGES: B-SIDES the out-of-print original 2005 issue that gave us the origin story of the DUSTED BUNNIES.  Signed by Jen Van Meter!

Second up, ONI PRESS SUPERCOLOR SPECIAL, the out-of-print original 2000 issue featuring the very first appearance of the HOPELESS SAVAGES as well as a short story from Greg Rucka's WHITEOUT.  Signed by both of them.

Third up, HOPELESS SAVAGES-GREATEST HITS an omnibus collection of all available HOPELESS SAVAGES issues and stories, including the first appearance of my take on the characters!  Signed by Jen Van Meter and myself.

Fourth up!  A limited run print (of 50) of Zero Hopeless Savage signed by both Jen Van Meter and myself.

-UNLOCKED!  Greg Rucka and Rick Burchett's LADY SABRE AND THE PIRATES OF INEFFABLE AETHER

The original line work of my Lady Sabre piece:

-UNLOCKED!  Kelly Thompson's THE GIRL WHO WOULD BE KING

Her YA novel, the Lola mini-print, and a critique of your work:

-UNLOCKED!  Original line work from Kris Anka's SHE HAS NO HEAD superheroine costume redesigns:

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ADD-ONs

For those unfamiliar, an ADD-ON is when items are offered to 'add-on' to one's original order, and used in cases where creating a new tier to offer each of them is a bit inefficient.

To get an add-on, go to MANAGE MY PLEDGE and adjust your pledge, adding the value of the item you desire.

When the campaign has concluded, I will use the Kickstarter survey to figure out who adjusted pledges, and what was added.

-5.00 HINGES: BOOK 1 KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE WALLPAPER.  This add-on is available to backers at every tier.

-10.00 HINGES: BOOK 1 ADDENDUM:  A booklet of concept artwork and holiday illustrations collected during the first story arc of HINGES.  This add-on is only available to backers at the 30.00 reward tier and up and has no additional shipping charges.  No artwork available yet.


STRETCH GOALS

Let's do this:

25,000--HINGES becomes a twice weekly updated comic.  Starting with Book 2.

30,000--All backers receive a PDF ten page preview of HINGES: BOOK 2 a week before it's premiere.

35,000--All backers receive a PDF ten page preview of my as-of-yet unannounced superhero webcomic, due to premiere next year.

^_^

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

HINGES: BOOK 1 is finished, it just needs your help to get printed.
With your help and my wiliness we will win the day.

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    BAUBLE'S MISBEGOTTEN GOODS: A signed copy of the book, a PDF copy, all three mini-prints, and one random page of original artwork from HINGES: BOOK 1

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    FROM BEYOND COBBLE'S WALLS: Kelly Thompson's Kit! An illustrated, hardcover, second printing limited edition of the THE GIRL WHO WOULD BE KING signed and numbered by Kelly Thompson with an original sketch by me. Two acrylic and two bendable magnets of TGWWBK lead characters as drawn by me. One Lola bookmark, one Lola postcard, and one Lola mini-print also drawn by me. Plus- A signed copy of HINGES, the PDF version, and the three mini-prints.

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