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Bitty is back for his sophomore year at Samwell University and you can help bring his story to print! It's Check Please: Year Two!
Bitty is back for his sophomore year at Samwell University and you can help bring his story to print! It's Check Please: Year Two!
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 My name is Ngozi 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 updated about every other month with complete, fully-illustrated episodes. I successfully Kickstarted Year One and now I’m back to print Year Two and reprint Year One!

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.

The first volume of Check, Please 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 is the the volume we’re Kickstarting! From moving into the Samwell Hockey Haus at the beginning of the year, to saying goodbye to seniors at graduation, Bitty's life changes a ton during his second year at Samwell.

And you can read all about it here!

The goal of this project is to collect the comics from the second volume of Check, Please!—aka, Bitty’s sophomore year—into a full-color printed book. Not only will the finished book compile the main comics, it will also include extra features such as concept pages and a wealth of author notes—all of which are book exclusive! I’ll also be reprinting Year One which is currently sold out.

The last campaign was incredible. It was the largest project I have ever undertaken and I learned a lot from it. I want to make sure that there are as few complications and delays as possible this time around.

Another change for this campaign is that instead of signing books themselves I'll be signing sticker bookplates for any physical editions. For the Year One kickstarter, I had to fly to Austin, TX and sign books for two days straight--this slowed down the shipping process immensely. By doing signed bookplates that are included with your physical copy, you can apply the bookplate yourself or tuck it inside if you prefer!

 

 

 

 

☆THE BOOKS - You can get Year Two and Year One in digital, softcover, or hardcover formats! Both 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 Two themed postcard sized (4x6”) prints. The images above are examples, the final prints will be different.

☆ BITTY'S SAMWELL JERSEY - That's right, you can own Bitty's Samwell jersey! I'll be working extensively with a real apparel company to create number 15's white Samwell sweater!

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

★ DIGITAL COMMISSIONS - A high-res, full-color PG-Rated digital illustration of up to two Check, Please characters with a simple background. Please have your commission idea ready. I'll shoot you a message during the campaign for approval. If I'm not comfortable with the content or rating, you'll be able to lower or cancel your pledge before being charged. Thanks you!

★ 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

Outside of extras, the pages for the books are done, a printer has been locked down, and I've got a designer and production person ready to help me work on the files. I'm working with the same fulfillment center, Amplifier, to ship rewards, and even have some help from the folks at Breadpig to make sure things get managed and seen through to completion.

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    ☆ Year Two Digital Copy

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    ☆ Digital Collection!

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    ☆ Year Two (Hardcover)

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    ☆ Softcover Collection with Extras!

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    Includes:
    • Year Two Softcover Copy
    • Year Two Digital Copy
    • Year One Softcover Copy
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    ☆ Year Two (Hardcover) with Extras!

    The Year Two! Hardcover with a signed bookplate, a printset, and your name on the Thank You Page!

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    ☆Hardcover Collection with Extras!

    You get hardcover and digital editions of Year One and Year Two, your name on the Thank You Page, signed bookplates for both books, and a printset!

    Includes:
    • Year Two Softcover Copy
    • Year Two Hardcover Copy
    • Year Two Digital Copy
    • Year One Softcover Copy
    • Year One! Hardcover Copy
    • Year One Digital Copy
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    ☆Hardcover Collection with Extras!

    You get hardcover and digital editions of Year One and Year Two, your name on the Thank You Page, signed bookplates for both books, and a printset!

    Includes:
    • Year Two Hardcover Copy
    • Year Two Digital Copy
    • Year One! Hardcover Copy
    • Year One Digital Copy
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    ☆Year Two (Softcover!) and Jersey!

    The Year Two softcover with a signed bookplate, a printset, and your name on the Thank You Page!

    You also get your very own Samwell Hockey jersey featuring Bitty's number!

    Includes:
    • Year Two Softcover Copy
    • Year Two Digital Copy
    • Name On Thank You Page
    • Signed Bookplate
    • The Kickstarter Printset
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    ☆ Softcover Collection and Jersey!

    You get softcover and digital editions of Year One and Year Two, your name on the Thank You Page, signed bookplates for both books, and a printset!

    You also get your very own Samwell Hockey jersey featuring Bitty's number!

    Includes:
    • Year Two Softcover Copy
    • Year Two Digital Copy
    • Year One Softcover Copy
    • Year One Digital Copy
    • Name On Thank You Page
    • Signed Bookplate
    • The Kickstarter Printset
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    ☆Year Two (Hardcover!) and Jersey!

    The Year Two hardcover with a signed bookplate, a printset, and your name on the Thank You Page!

    You also get your very own Samwell Hockey jersey featuring Bitty's number!

    Includes:
    • Year Two Softcover Copy
    • Year Two Hardcover Copy
    • Year Two Digital Copy
    • Name On Thank You Page
    • Signed Bookplate
    • The Kickstarter Printset
    • Bitty's Samwell Jersey
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    ☆ Hardcover Collection & Jersey!

    You get hardcover and digital editions of Year One! and Year Two!, your name on the Thank You Page, signed bookplates for both books, and a printset!

    You also get your very own Samwell Hockey Jersey featuring Bitty's number!

    Includes:
    • Year Two Softcover Copy
    • Year Two Hardcover Copy
    • Year Two Digital Copy
    • Year One! Hardcover Copy
    • Year One Softcover Copy
    • Year One Digital Copy
    • Name On Thank You Page
    • Signed Bookplate
    • The Kickstarter Printset
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    ☆ Hardcover Collection & Jersey!

    You get hardcover and digital editions of Year One! and Year Two!, your name on the Thank You Page, signed bookplates for both books, and a printset!

    You also get your very own Samwell Hockey Jersey featuring Bitty's number!

    Includes:
    • Year Two Hardcover Copy
    • Year Two Digital Copy
    • Year One! Hardcover Copy
    • Year One Digital Copy
    • Name On Thank You Page
    • Signed Bookplate
    • The Kickstarter Printset
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    ★ Year Two (Artist Edition) and Jersey!

    The Year Two hardcover with a signed bookplate, a printset, and your name on the Thank You Page!

    You also get your very own Samwell Hockey Jersey featuring Bitty's number!

    The artist will also hand-draw and include a custom bookplate with your hardcover.

    Includes:
    • Year Two Hardcover Copy
    • Year Two Digital Copy
    • Name On Thank You Page
    • The Kickstarter Printset
    • Bitty's Samwell Jersey
    • Hand-Drawn & Glued-in Artist Bookplate
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    ★ Hardcover Artist Collection & Jersey!

    You get hardcover and digital editions of Year One and Year Two, your name on the Thank You Page, signed bookplates for both books, and a printset!

    You also get your very own Samwell Hockey Jersey featuring Bitty's number!

    The artist will also hand-draw and include a custom bookplate with your hardcover.

    Includes:
    • Year Two Hardcover Copy
    • Year Two Digital Copy
    • Year One! Hardcover Copy
    • Year One Digital Copy
    • Name On Thank You Page
    • The Kickstarter Printset
    • Bitty's Samwell Jersey
    • Hand-Drawn & Glued-in Artist Bookplate
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    ★ Hardcover, Jersey, and Commission!

    The Year Two hardcover with a signed bookplate, a printset, and your name on the Thank You Page!

    You also get your very own Samwell Hockey jersey featuring Bitty's number!

    Plus you get a digital commission of any Check, Please character!

    Includes:
    • Year Two Hardcover Copy
    • Year Two Digital Copy
    • Name On Thank You Page
    • Signed Bookplate
    • The Kickstarter Printset
    • Bitty's Samwell Jersey
    • Digital Commission
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    ★ Be-A-Wellie!

    You get Hardcover and Digital editions of Year One! and Year Two!, your name on the Thank You Page, signed bookplates for both books, and a printset!

    You also get your very own Samwell Hockey Jersey featuring Bitty's number!

    You also get drawn as a Wellie in the comic!

    Includes:
    • Year Two Hardcover Copy
    • Year Two Digital Copy
    • Year One! Hardcover Copy
    • Year One Digital Copy
    • Name On Thank You Page
    • Signed Bookplate
    • The Kickstarter Printset
    • Bitty's Samwell Jersey
    • Be-A-Wellie!
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