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Are you ready to bring Bitty's junior year at Samwell to print? The stakes are higher than ever! IT'S CHECK PLEASE: YEAR THREE!
Are you ready to bring Bitty's junior year at Samwell to print? The stakes are higher than ever! IT'S CHECK PLEASE: YEAR THREE!
Are you ready to bring Bitty's junior year at Samwell to print? The stakes are higher than ever! IT'S CHECK PLEASE: YEAR THREE!
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My name is Ngozi Ukazu and I'm the creator of Check, Please!, an online comic about hockey, college, and the frequent baking of pies. Since the summer of 2013, Check, Please! has followed the story of Eric "Bitty" Bittle with fully-illustrated episodes. I successfully Kickstarted Check Please: Year One and Check Please: Year Two, and now I'm back to Kickstart Year Three!

Check, Please! follows Eric “Bitty” Bittle, a former Georgia junior figure skating champion, vlogger extraordinaire, and master baker who gets a scholarship playing hockey at Samwell University. Not only is Bitty bite-sized for a hockey player, he is not at all a bro and has one great fear: getting checked—or hit—while on the ice.

Check, Please: Year One follows Bitty’s freshman year. Over the course of the school year at Samwell, Bitty manages to befriend his bro-y teammates and find a home, all while dealing with the brooding Jack Zimmermann, captain of the Samwell men’s hockey team and former hockey prodigy.

Bitty’s sophomore year (Check, Please: Year Two) follows Bitty as he moves into the Samwell Hockey Haus at the beginning of the year, to when he says goodbye to seniors at graduation....And Bitty's life changes a ton.

And now we're campaigning to get Year Three printed! Junior year is filled with challenges for Bitty and Jack--on and off the ice. As they embark on a new relationship, Bitty and Jack must decide how they want to reveal their relationship to friends, coworkers, and family. Not only that, but Jack and the Falconers are now a big part of the NHL--and Bitty's life! It's a hockey season filled with victories and losses.

Follow Bitty and Jack's adventures by reading along here!

The goal of this project is to collect the comics from the third volume of Check, Please!—Bitty’s junior year—into a full-color printed book! This book will not only compile the main story, it will also include extra features such as concept pages and a ton of author notes—all of which are book exclusive! 

The last two book Kickstarters I've done went very well and these are how the books turned out:

Not only do we want to print Year Three in the same way, we also want to make Samwell and Falconers team pennants, collect mini-posters in a print set, and print a Huddle 3, an 18+ rated fan service zine!

We want to do even more Samwell and Falcs merch, but that all depends on how we as a community hit backer achievements.

  • The last two campaigns used stretch goals to determine the extras that backers would receive. Stretch goals are fun! But they're only based on only how much a campaign earns. 
  • Backer achievements are not only based on how much this campaign raises, but on social media goals and much more. We want to give all readers the chance to get involved with the campaign without needing to back. 
  • Each achievement is one point. ("100% funding"? 1 point!) We add up all the points. Every 3 points earned, we'll throw in a new reward for backers! 
  • The highest achievement on a row is worth 3 points.

CAMPAIGN RELATED

ONLINE ACTIVITY

#Checkpleasecomic - photos + fanart + more! Use this hashtag in your tweets featuring photos, illustrations, fancomics, or descriptions of how Check, Please! impacted you. (So long as they're PG-rated we'll count 'em.) Check, Please!: 

#Hockey - Goodreads Want to Read. Go to this link and and add #Hockey to your "Want to Read" list on Goodreads. You can do this at no cost and it helps out #omgcp! Check, Please!: 

#Hockey - Preorders. On any major US site that lists book rankings, we are giving points for #Hockey making it to the ranks listed. Right now we know Amazon.com does this, but if there's an online vendor you know of that publicly lists rankings we will accept that too (so long as they are a major bookseller!)

Meet Up with a Check, Please Sign and # of People at...

Hangout with other readers and snap a pic with a Check, Please sign! Tag me (@ngoziu) and use the #checkpleasecomic. Post it on social media and let me know—and boom. More achievements points for ALL backers. Oh yeah, each of these is worth 2pts. The last goal in a row is 4pts. Please hangout!

SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWERS 

 ngoziu - on twitter | instagram | facebook  

firstsecond - on twitter | instagram | facebook  

First Second is my publisher and will be putting Check, Please: #Hockey in bookstores on September 18th, 2018!

CURRENT ACHIEVEMENT POINTS: 59!

And what do these achievements unlock? Glad ya asked:

Yes. That's right. If ya'll get to the ends we are going to make a Baby Jack charm...and EVERY backer at any physical reward tier will get this Baby Jack Charm. And it is exclusive. We won't sell it outside Kickstarter. Don't let this strange baby down!!

☆THE BOOKS - You can get Year Three, Year Two, and Year One in digital, softcover, or hardcover formats! All books come with author notes and extras not seen on the web. You can even get physical editions that come with signed bookplates!

☆ PRINT SETS - A set of FOUR (4) Year Three themed postcard sized (4x6”) prints. The images above are examples, the final prints for this campaign will be different.

☆ SAMWELL AND FALCONER PENNANTS - You can get your hands on not one, but two pennants, and if the campaign goes well that could even be bumped up to three!

★ HUDDLE YEAR 3 - Only for people 18+ this book includes sketches, illustrations, and short comics about the gang's private times off the ice.

 ★ ARTIST BOOKPLATE - Custom bookplates are bookplates that I design, print, illustrate on, and glue into your book with PVA bookbinding glue. This is as custom as it gets!

 ★ BE-A-WELLIE! - Get drawn into the comic as a background character at Samwell University and become part of the Check, Please universe! You send me a photo and I'll send you a message before the comic update in which you appear!

Risks and challenges

Printing is an imperfect process. While we are already working on the pre-press files for the book, we have a printer with a winning bid. If any issues come up we will communicate with all backers via updates.

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    ☆ Year Three Digital Copy

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    ★ Year Three (Artist Edition)

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    ★ Artist Edition & Character Sketch Set

    Year One, Two, and Three Hardcovers, each sketched in with one Check, Please character of Ngozi's choosing, with 3 signed bookplates, one Artist edition bookplate, a printset, pennant set, Huddle 3, and your name on the Thank You Page!

    **Must Be 18 Years Or Older To Select This Reward**

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    • Year Two (Digital)
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    • Year Three (Digital)
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    ★ Be-A-Wellie!

    Year One, Two, and Three Hardcovers & Softcovers, each hardcover sketched in with one Check, Please character of Ngozi's choosing, with 3 signed bookplates, one Artist edition bookplate, a printset, pennant set, Huddle 3, and your name on the Thank You Page!

    You also get drawn as a Wellie in the comic!

    **Must Be 18 Years Or Older To Select This Reward**

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    • Year One (Hardcover)
    • Year One (Digital)
    • Year Two (Softcover)
    • Year Two (Hardcover)
    • Year Two (Digital)
    • Year Three (Softcover)
    • Year Three (Hardcover)
    • Year Three (Digital)
    • Name On Thank You Page
    • Signed Bookplate
    • Print Set
    • Samwell Pennant
    • Falconers Pennant
    • Huddle 3
    • Sketches in Hardcovers
    • Artist Edition Bookplate
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