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Help fund Modest Medusa Season 2, the print version of Jake's stupidly adorable webcomic.

Portland, OR Comics
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Hi, I'm Jake. Last year I asked for your help to publish Modest Medusa Season 1, and because you guys were totally awesome I was able to release a really great looking book (which you can see in this video). Now it's time to release Season 2 and I'm here to ask for your help again!

So... what is Modest Medusa about?

Of course, you can read the full webcomic for free at ModestMedusa.com!

Modest Medusa Season will be printed as a full color hardcover by Global PSD (the same folks that printed the last book). It'll contain the full Season 2 story line, plus a few extra comics I did along the way. Just like last time, I'm including some bonus content:

- A brand new 10 page comic that bridges the gap between Season 2 and 3, featuring Marah, the Pirates and the Mermaids! 

- An expansive illustrated interview with Jake, Marah and some of the other real life people who appeared in Season 2! Find out what its like to star in the comic and see how Modest Medusa is made!

- 2 huge gate fold pages recreating the enormous "Magical land of Yeld" and "The Kingdom strikes back part 11" strips! These giant fold out pages are totally awesome!

Where does the money go? All money for this project will go into printing the book, paying for Rewards and covering shipping and other related costs. You wouldn't believe how much the shipping costs!

Check out these awesome rewards! International contributors, please consider adding an extra $5-15 to cover shipping. Nothing eats up Kickstarter funds faster than shipping a bunch of stuff to South Korea or Australia! To make up for the extra cost I'll send you a bonus trading card sized sketch!

Stickers! For $5 or more you'll get a set of three Modest Medusa Stickers! These 3.5 x 2 inch stickers feature Medusa dressed as some of my favorite characters. Last time Medusa cosplayed as a Ninja Turtle,  Chell from portal and Luffy from One Piece. This time Medusa is cosplaying as the character from the PS3 game Journey, Empowered from Adam Warren's comic by the same name and Celty from the anime Durarara! 

The Book! $25 or more gets you the Modest Medusa Season 2 book, signed by Jake and complete with a sketch! Check out some of  the sketches I did last time here, here and here! (You'll also get the stickers)

Mini print set! For $35 or more you'll get a set of three 8 x 5 prints featuring brand new Modest Medusa art. Two of these images were created just for this project, while the third was done for the Women of Wonder benefit. Each images is printed on high quality paper and is suitable for framing. Youc an see the art for all three prints below. (You'll also get the stickers and the book)

Season 1 and 2 double pack! For $40 get both the Season 1 and Season 2 books, signed and sketched! (You'll also get the stickers)

Medusa DS skin! For $60 or more you'll get this custom skin for the DS lite, DSi or 3DS features brand new Medusa art! Medusa loves her Nintendo DS, so why not put a picture of her on yours? Don't have a DS? Get a PSP skin instead, or a laptop skin for just $10 extra! (You'll also get the book, the mini print set and the stickers) Here's the art for the front and back!

Modest Avengers Assemble! For $90 or more you'll get this enormous full color  48 inch long print featuring the cast of Modest Medusa as the Avengers! (You'll also get the book, the mini print set, the DS skin and the stickers)

Click to see larger version!
Click to see larger version!

Season 2 poster and shirt! For $120 or more get an 11 x 17 poster and matching shirt featuring a brand new image created just for this Kickstarter! I'll be revealing the art for this as the Kickstarter progresses. (You'll also get the book, the mini print set, the DS skin, The Avengers print and the stickers)

Hee's the art!

Plush Keychain set! For $150 or more get this set of amazing plush Medusa and Jake keychains hand made by Lilineko! "Keychain" may be a poor description. Each one of these plush character heads is over 5 inches wide. Clip them to your bag or jacket, hang them from your wall or rear view mirror! (You'll also get the book, the mini print set, the DS skin, the Avengers print, the poster and shirt and the stickers)

Appear in a filler illustration! For $175 or more you'll appear in a black and white filler illustration during Season 3. This illustration will feature you along side Medusa, Jake or other characters, along with some kind of gag (something like the illustration below). These filler illustrations will appear on the Modest Medusa site in between normal strips, when Jake is running late or whenever Jake needs to put up some extra content. You'll receive the original illustration after Season 3 is over! (You'll also get the book, the mini print set, stickers, Modest Avengers print, the Key chain set and the poster and shirt set)

Important: This reward is available to anyone who pledges (or has already pledged) $175 or more. So if you pledge for the $200 or $500 or whatever you'll also get this. The only exception is for people who selected the $250 Guest Appearance Reward. I have something else special planned for you!

Custom avatar! For $200 or more Jake will create a custom avatar for you based on your photo or a description you provide. You'll receive the 6 x 6 inch original art plus full color digital versions to use on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, your favorite forum or wherever! (You'll also get the book, the mini print set, the DS skin, the Avengers print, the poster and shirt, the Keychain set and the stickers)

Guest Appearance (limit 5)! For $250 or more you'll get to be a guest star in a Season 3 strip! You'll have a significant role in at least one strip, and you may become a reoccurring character! Check out some of thh Season 1 Guest Appearances here, here and here. (You'll also get the book, the mini print set, the DS skin, the Avengers print, the poster and shirt, the Keychain set, the custom avatar and the stickers)

Season 2 cover art (limit 1)! For $300 or more get the original 11 x 17 cover art for Season 2! It hasn't been drawn yet, but it'll look something like the Season 1 cover art. This is original art, hand colored by Jake with Copic markers. Totally suitable for display! (You'll also get the book, the mini print set, the DS skin, the Avengers print, the poster and shirt, the Keychain set, the custom avatar and the stickers)

Medusa or Chainsaw Unicorn Hat! For $350 get either a Medusa or Chainsaw Unicorn hat, custom made for you by Lilineko! These hats are enormous, awesome and the perfect start to an amazing cosplay! (You'll also get the book, the mini print set, the DS skin, the Avengers print, the poster and shirt, the Keychain set, the custom avatar and the stickers)

Original art for "The Magical Land of Yeld" strip (limit 1)! For $450 or more get the original hand drawn art for this enormous strip! Drawn on 4 seperate sheets of illustration paper, this strip features Medusa and Marah's journey to Yeld through the toilet portal! You can see the finished version here. Suitable for display and framing. (You'll also get the book, the mini print set, the DS skin, the Avengers print, the poster and shirt, the Keychain set, the custom avatar and the stickers)

Original art for "The Kingdom strikes back part 11" strip (limit 1)! For $500 or more get the original hand drawn art for this enormous strip! Drawn on 4 seperate sheets of illustration paper, this strip features Urano's final fate and the climax of Season 2! You can see the finished version here. Suitable for display and framing. (You'll also get the book, the mini print set, the DS skin, the Avengers print, the poster and shirt, the Keychain set, the custom avatar and the stickers) 

Hand drawn Dust Jacket (limit 5)! for $500 I will create a 9.5 x 20 full color illustration featuring Medusa and her friends that you can use as a dust jacket for they Season 2 book. Or you could frame it! this won't be some simple sketch, but instead a super awesome piece of original art created with pencils and markers. Have no doubt, it will be super great, and everyone you know will want steal it from you! (You'll also get the book, the mini print set, the DS skin, the Avengers print, the poster and shirt, the Keychain set, the custom avatar and the stickers) 

Write a strip (limit 5)! For $500 you'll get to write a Season 3 Modest Medusa strip which Jake will draw. Or you can draw it and Jake will write it, or you can do both! You'll get full credit for the strip on both the Modest Medusa site and in the eventual Season 3 book (and a free copy of that book). Obviously, the content will have to fit Modest Medusa (in theme, tone and PG rating) and Jake will have to approve it before hand. If you have any questions PLEASE contact Jake! We don't want you to blow $500 bucks on this because you have a great gag, only to find out that it's not the kind of gag Jake wants in the strip! (You'll also get the book, the mini print set, the DS skin, the Avengers print, the poster and shirt, the Keychain set, the custom avatar and the stickers)  

But wait... there's more! The  $12000 goal for this project  is just the start! The more we bring on, the more cool things we can do! One of those things is pack the book full of even more comics! For every $1000 we exceed our funding goal by I'll include an extra 3 pages of strips in the book, featuring a Modest Medusa supporting character!

So if we reach $13000 I'll include a new 3 page comic featuring Jake! Whatever happened to that guy, anyway?

If we reach $14000 I'll include a new 3 page comic featuring Charles the Fish Scientist!

If we reach $15000 I'll include a new 3 page comic featuring the Game Store employees. Who? These guys. They were always supposed to be reoccurring characters, but I never got back to them!

If we reach $16000 I'll include a new 3 page comic featuring Medusa's head snakes!

If we reach $17000 I'll include a new 3 page comic featuring Medusa and Urano, and the adventures they had fighting monsters while Marah was passed out in the Ghost Coma! Do you remember that? The time Medusa fought a giant Chocodile? 

If we reach $18000 I'll include a new 3 page comic featuring Dragul's Knights. Who? These two guys. They're pretty cool, right?

If we reach $19000 I'll include a new 3 page comic featuring Will Beneditti's Kangaroo. Yes, really. 

If we reach $20000 I'll include a new 3 page comic featuring the Chainsaw Unicorn! 

If we reach $21000 I'll include a new 3 page comic finally revealing the secret of why everyone in Yeld wears glasses!

More stretch goals!

Like those Pirate rat monster guys? If we hit $15,000 my friend Patrick Devine will do a 6 pages of comics featuring pirate rodent action!!  Here's the guest strip he did for me. These comics will appear both on the site and in the book, so everyone can see them. As an added bonus, Patrick will get paid for the project! So you're not just helping me out, you're helping Patrick too!

Medusa Papercraft toy! At $18,000 my friend Tyler Tinsley of Papercrafted.com will create a Modest Medusa paper toy, and everyone who contributed to the Kickstarter will get a copy (printed on nice paper)! I have no idea what it'll look like, but here's a picture of the prototype Mermaid and Know it All characters he Made for me to use with the Mermaid Hunters game. Simple but cool. You can see some of his more complex toys on his site.

Mermaid Hunters: If we reach $23000 everyone who contributed $25 or more will get a copy of the Mermaid Hunters role playing game. Mermaid Hunters is a short game for 4 players that takes place in Yeld and stars the Mermaid characters from Modest Medusa! You can find out more about the game here. This will be a new version of the book, including some new material (like new monsters and items) and some editing fixes!

More comics! If we reach $25000 I'll do an extra 10 page comic for the book featuring Medusa and the gang! And I'll do another one if we reach $30000, and another for every $5000 we raise beyond that! These won't be comic strips, but full blown full page comics! Check out this page from the back up story in Season 1 to see what I mean. As long as you guys keep sending the money I'll keep drawing them. This books has the potential to be HUGE!!!

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    14 backers

    A set of three new Modest Medusa stickers, created just for this Kickstarter!

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    Pledge $25 or more

    100 backers

    The Modest Medusa Season 2 book. This 135+ page full color hardcover contains the entire Season 2 story line, plus a ton of extras. It also features two giant gate fold pages! Your copy will come signed by Jake, with a special hand drawn sketch.

    You'll also receive the previous reward.

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    Pledge $35 or more

    48 backers

    Mini print set. This set of three 8 x 5 color prints features original Modest Medusa art created just for this project.

    You'll also receive thebook and stickers.

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    Pledge $40 or more

    151 backers

    Double pack! Get Modest Medusa Season 1 and 2 together! Both books will be signed and sketched by Jake.

    You'll also receive the stickers.

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    Pledge $60 or more

    9 backers

    DS Skin! Medusa loves her DS, so why not put her on yours? Get this special Modest Medusa skin for your DS Lite, DSi or 3DS.

    You'll also get the book, the mini prints and the stickers!

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    Pledge $90 or more

    7 backers

    Modest Avengers Assemble! This special 48 inch long print features the cast of Modest Medusa dressed as the Avengers!

    You'll also receive the book, mini print set and stickers.

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    Pledge $120 or more

    5 backers

    Season 2 poster and shirt. this 11 x 17 poster and shirt features Medusa, Urano, Marah and Jake!

    You'll also receive the book, mini print set, stickers and Modest Avengers print.

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    Pledge $150 or more

    2 backers

    Plush key chain set. These super cute key chains are hand made by Lilineko, just for this Kickstarter! The set features 1 Medusa and 1 Jake. Each head measures over 5 inches wide!

    You'll also get the book, mini print set, stickers, Modest Avengers print and the Season 2 poster and shirt set.

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    Pledge $175 or more

    0 backers

    Appear in a filler illustration! You'll appear in a black and white filler illustration during Season 3. This illustration will feature you along side Medusa, Jake or other characters, along with some kind of gag. These filler illustrations will appear on the Modest Medusa site in between normal strips, when Jake is running late or whenever Jake needs to put up some extra content. You'll receive the original illustration after Season 3 is over! You'll also get the book, the mini print set, stickers, Modest Avengers print, the Key chain set and the poster and shirt set.

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    Pledge $200 or more

    7 backers Limited (3 left of 10)

    Custom Avatar. Jake will design a custom avatar based on you (or whatever you'd like to look like). You'll get the 6 x 6 inch original art by Jake plus full color digital versions to use on Facebook, Google+ or your favorite forum!

    You'll also get the book, the mini print set, wallpapers, Modest Avengers print, the Key chain set and the poster and shirt set.

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    5 backers All gone!

    Guest Appearance! You'll guest star in at least 1 Modest Medusa season 3 strip. You may have a small walk on role, or you may end up being a reoccuring character!

    You'll also get the book, the mini print set, stickers, Modest Avengers print, the Key chain set and the poster and shirt set.

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    Pledge $300 or more

    1 backer All gone!

    Season 2 Cover art. You'll get the original 11 x 14 cover art for the Modest Medusa Season 2 book, hand colored by Jake. It hasn't been drawn yet, but it'll be totally sweet!

    You'll also get the book, the mini print set, stickers, Modest Avengers print, the Key chain set and the poster and shirt set.

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    Pledge $350 or more

    3 backers

    Medusa or Chainsaw Unicorn Hat! These custom hats are hand made by Lilineko. Choose between Medusa (with flexible snakes) or the Chainsaw Unicorn!

    You'll also get the book, the mini print set, stickers, Modest Avengers print, the Key chain set and the poster and shirt set.

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    Pledge $450 or more

    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    The original art for the strip "The Magical Land of Yeld". This enormous comic is actually drawn on 4 separate sheets of illustration paper! This strip features Medusa and Marah's discovery of the magical land of Yeld! This original black and white art is suitable for framing and display.

    You'll also get the book, the mini print set, stickers, Modest Avengers print, the Key chain set and the poster and shirt set.

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    1 backer Limited (4 left of 5)

    Hand drawn dust jacket. Every book needs a dust jacket, and what couyld be better than a hand drawn one by Jake? Jake will create a 9.5 x 20 inch Modest Medusa illustration just for you. Use it as a dust jacket or frame it and put it on your wall.

    You'll also get the book, the mini print set, stickers, Modest Avengers print, the Key chain set and the poster and shirt set.

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    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    Write a Modest Medusa strip! Team up with Jake to create a Modest Medusa strip that will appear in Season 3! You write the script, Jake will draw it. Heck, if you really want to you can draw it! The strip will appear on the Modest Medusa site and in the Season 3 book. You'll receive full credit for writing the strip and a copy of the Season 3 book! Warning: All scripts must be PG rated, and Jake will reject anything he feels doesn't belong in the strip!

    You'll also get the book, the mini print set, wallpapers, Modest Avengers print, the Key chain set and the poster and shirt set.

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    1 backer All gone!

    The original art for "The Kingdom Strikes back part 11". This enormous comic is actually drawn on 4 sheets of illustration paper! This strip features the death of Urano and the first appearance of the Drudge Angel! This original black and white art is suitable for framing and display.

    You'll also get the book, the mini print set, stickers, Modest Avengers print, the Key chain set and the poster and shirt set.

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