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Cash & Carrie attempt to solve a bizarre mystery in their DEBUT comic book!
Cash & Carrie attempt to solve a bizarre mystery in their DEBUT comic book!
Cash & Carrie attempt to solve a bizarre mystery in their DEBUT comic book!
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Cash & Carrie is a comic book about two middle school detectives.

Dallas Cash is an investigator and tenacious techie who believes in the supernatural, and Inez Carrie is an investigator as well as the captain of the wrestling team who bases her crime solving skills in realism.

Together, they are best friends who attempt to solve mysteries for schools all around the world. 

Inspirations for this all-ages comic book include Disney's animated series Fillmore, Scooby Doo, and the X-Files. 

In their debut comic book, the strange disappearance of a school mascot, Misty the Goat, has left a small town without answers. Luckily junior high school friends, Dallas Cash and Inez Carrie, are on the case! With the help of a few friends and some intriguing clues, they narrow down the list of possible suspects... or did Misty magically vanish into thin air? If there's a mystery to be solved, look no further than Cash and Carrie!

Reasons For Creating Cash & Carrie:

The reason why this comic book was created was because I wanted to see more diversity in all ages comics and feature kids of all kinds. There's still a lack of color in mainstream comic books, especially in leading roles and there's an absence of fun adventure/mystery filled books for all-ages audiences. There are a few "good" books for all-ages audiences, but for the most part comic books are catered towards older audiences with moody and dark content, so creating Cash & Carrie was necessary. 

Shawn Pryor
Shawn Pryor

That's me! I'm a creator, writer and former comic book executive. From 2010 to 2014 I served as President of Action Lab Entertainment, publisher of such books as the Eisner-nominated Princeless, Katie Cook's Gronk, Shinobi Ninja Princess, Molly Danger and slew of other titles. 

I'm the creator and editor of Cash & Carrie, and I'm excited to share this book with the world.

Giulie Speziani
Giulie Speziani

Giulie Speziani is a self-published comic book writer living in Los Angeles. Her most notable titles are By The Slice and 1 Night On Earth. She co-wrote the all-ages indie comic, Golden Age with her husband, Rob Harrington. When she’s not writing, she likes to hang out in the backyard with her dog, Jake.

Giulie is the writer of Cash & Carrie and is able to give the characters in this comic book distinct voices and makes sure that the main characters actually talk as if they were kids and make the comic readable for kids and adults of all ages.

Penny
Penny

Penny is a cartoonist and illustrator with a passion for cake, cartoons, and comics! Rumor has it she was enchanted (cursed?) by a wizard to have the ability to draw anything, but only in its cutest form.

Penny's art style gives Cash & Carrie the environment and life that's needed to tell these fun and mysterious stories. She's really awesome, and when you read Cash & Carrie you'll understand why.

Kickstarter provides the best opportunity to get the first Cash & Carrie comic book into the hands of those who want a copy.

In March, I tabled at a comic book convention in Dayton, OH and I printed 25 copies of Cash & Carrie to test market it, because I didn't know what kind of audience it would have.

Cash & Carrie sold out on the FIRST DAY. 

During and after the convention, for weeks I had people contacting me via social media asking me how they could get a copy, and instead of me trying to print a few copies at a time and have people fight for them, I decided to work with the co-creators and other talented folks to add bonus material and other goodies to give you the opportunity to get something exclusive that you'll only be able to get through this Kickstarter.

What Does The $3,600 Cover?

The money raised for this Kickstarter are to print "special-edition" copies of Cash & Carrie that you will not be able to get anywhere else which includes things such as:

Kickstarter Exclusive Special Edition Cover by Penny!
Kickstarter Exclusive Special Edition Cover by Penny!
Kickstarter Exclusive Variant Cover Edition with Artwork by Jay Reed!
Kickstarter Exclusive Variant Cover Edition with Artwork by Jay Reed!
Kickstarter Exclusive Variant Cover Edition with Artwork by Shauna Grant!
Kickstarter Exclusive Variant Cover Edition with Artwork by Shauna Grant!
Kickstarter Exclusive Variant Cover Edition with Artwork by Justin Castaneda!
Kickstarter Exclusive Variant Cover Edition with Artwork by Justin Castaneda!
Kickstarter Exclusive "Trill Edition" Variant Cover with Artwork by Trill League Creator Anthony Piper!
Kickstarter Exclusive "Trill Edition" Variant Cover with Artwork by Trill League Creator Anthony Piper!

And much, much more!

The "debut comic" contains:

  • A 12-page pilot episode
  • A brand-new, never-before-seen bonus four page story that introduces a BRAND NEW CHARACTER in the Cash & Carrie Universe that you will only be able to get from this Kickstarter and NOWHERE ELSE!
  • Eight pages of pinups
  • Concept Artwork

The money raised will also cover all printing costs for these special edition versions of Cash & Carrie, shipping costs, mailing/packaging supplies and other incidentals.

Risks and challenges

I sincerely thank you for considering backing and supporting this project. While all creative projects have their share of challenges, I've done the following to make sure this project is fulfilled and in your hands:

1) The bonus 4-page story that will be added to the CASH & CARRIE comic book is already in production and will be completed shortly after the Kickstarter ends. All Variant Cover artwork has been turned in, as well as necessary pin-ups and other items, so when it's time to print the books it will be an easy process.

2) The company printing our books is very reliable. The company that I'm printing with is the same company that printed the original "test market" copies of CASH & CARRIE and they've never let me down.

3) This isn’t my first Kickstarter. A few years ago I Kickstarted Action Lab Entertainment's "Fracture" comic book, which helped Action Lab launch their first ever direct market series, as well as consulted on other Kickstarter projects. I feel that I have a good grasp on what it takes to handle and a Kickstarter project.

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    CASH & CARRIE: DIGITAL SPECIAL EDITION

    One Digital DRM-Free Special Edition copy of CASH & CARRIE

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    CASH & CARRIE: DIGITAL SPECIAL EDITION + SIGNED POSTCARD BUNDLE

    One Digital DRM-Free Special Edition copy of CASH & CARRIE

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    THE CASH & CARRIE BUNDLE:

    Two Print Copies of CASH & CARRIE, signed! One to keep and one to give to a friend!

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    SHAUNA GRANT KICKSTARTER VARIANT COVER BUNDLE:

    One Print Copy of CASH & CARRIE feat. Variant Cover Artwork by Shauna Grant!

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    JUSTIN CASTANEDA KICKSTARTER VARIANT COVER BUNDLE:

    One Print Copy of CASH & CARRIE feat. Cover Artwork by Justin Castaneda!

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    JAY REED KICKSTARTER VARIANT COVER BUNDLE:

    One Print Copy of CASH & CARRIE feat. Cover Artwork by Jay Reed!

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    THE CASH & CARRIE COMICS & POSTCARDS BUNDLE:

    A Special Edition 5 POSTCARD CASH & CARRIE SET featuring the artwork of Penny Candy, Jay Reed, Justin Stewart, Kenny Keil, and Michael J Hall!

    Two Print Copies of CASH & CARRIE, signed

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    CASH & CARRIE RETAILER BUNDLE:

    Eight Print Copies of CASH & CARRIE

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    CASH & CARRIE LIBRARY & SCHOOLS BUNDLE:

    Eight Print Copies of CASH & CARRIE

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    ANTHONY PIPER "TRILL" VARIANT COVER BUNDLE:

    One Print Copy of CASH & CARRIE with a Variant Cover by "Trill League" Creator Anthony Piper!

    One 8.5x11 "Trill Edition" CASH & CARRIE Poster Print

    One "Trill Edition" Postcard

    One Print Copy of CASH & CARRIE, signed

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    THE ALL AGES SUPER BUNDLE:

    Two Print Copies of CASH & CARRIE, signed

    One Digital DRM-Free Special Edition copy of CASH & CARRIE

    One CASH & CARRIE Postcard signed by writer/co-creator Giulie Speziani

    One Digital DRM-Free copy of Tressina Bowling's DRACULLAMA

    One Digital DRM-Free copy of Luke Foster's THE CENTER OF SOMEWHERE, VOL. 1

    One Digital DRM-Free copies of Ray Height's MIDNIGHT TIGER #1 & 2

    One Digital DRM-Free copy of Ginger Rabbit Studio's CLOWN FIGHT

    One Digital DRM-Free copy of Ginger Rabbit Studio's GOLDEN AGE

    One Digital DRM-Free copy of Martheus Wade's SHINOBI NINJA PRINCESS, VOL. 1, feat. a sneak preview of VOL. 2!

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    THE "RUN THE JULES" BUNDLE:

    One Print and Digital Copy of MISFORTUNE HIGH BOOK ONE by Jules Rivera

    One Print and Digital Copy of MISFORTUNE HIGH BOOK TWO by Jules Rivera

    Two Print Copies of CASH & CARRIE, signed! One to keep and one to give to a friend!

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    THE PallateSwap PALACE BUNDLE:

    One 11x17 PallateSwap Zelda Poster by artist Rusty Shackles

    One 11x17 PallateSwap Smash Bros Poster by artist Rusty Shackles

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    THE TRESSINA BOWLING EXPERIENCE BUNDLE:

    One Full Color Sketchcard Commission (One Character) by artist Tressina Bowling.

    One Print Copy of Motherless Creatures, the new comic created by Tressina Bowling and Shawn Pryor!

    Two Print Copies of CASH & CARRIE, signed!

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    THE JUSTIN STEWART RENAISSANCE BUNDLE:

    One Full Color Sketchcard Commission (One Character) by artist Justin Stewart.

    One DRM-Free Digital Copy of Justin Stewart's "Inktober" Art Book

    One DRM-Free Digital Copy of Justin Stewart's "Sounds" Comic Book

    Two Print Copies of CASH & CARRIE, signed!

    One Digital DRM-Free Special Edition copy of CASH & CARRIE

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    CASH & CARRIE COVER TO COVER BUNDLE:

    One Print Copy of CASH & CARRIE feat. Variant Cover Artwork by Shauna Grant!

    One Print Copy of CASH & CARRIE feat. Variant Cover Artwork by Justin Castaneda!

    One Print Copy of CASH & CARRIE feat. Variant Cover Artwork by Jay Reed!

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    PENNY CANDY STUDIOS BUNDLE:

    One Digital DRM-Free copy of Penny Candy's "OH, HAMBURGERS" Artbook

    One 4x6 Digital Bust Commission (of a character your choice in the art style of CASH & CARRIE)

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    THE #BLACKCOMICSMONTH SOCIAL MEDIA PACKAGE:

    A 30 minute Skype Social Media Session with @MizCaramelVixen of BlackComicsMonth.com where you'll receive social media tips, twitter background takeover, and more!

    Two Print Copies of CASH & CARRIE, signed! One to keep and one to give to a friend!

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    THE JUSTIN CASTANEDA CardBORED SHOW BUNDLE:

    Three CardBORED Sketch Cards (One Character per Sketch card, with one of the Characters being Cash or Carrie, the other two are your choosing)

    One Print Copy of CASH & CARRIE feat. Variant Cover Artwork by Justin Castaneda!

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    THE JAY REED SUITE:

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    THE MARTHEUS WADE NINJA ACADEMY BUNDLE:

    Two Print Copies of CASH & CARRIE, signed

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    One CASH & CARRIE Postcard signed by writer/co-creator Giulie Speziani

    One SHINOBI NINJA PRINCESS Trade Paperback Signed by Martheus & Janet Wade

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