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Dumbing of Age is a webcomic about college freshmen, particularly the previously homeschooled Joyce and her unlikely friend Dorothy.
Dumbing of Age is a webcomic about college freshmen, particularly the previously homeschooled Joyce and her unlikely friend Dorothy.
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Everyone's been asking me, hey, when can I get a book collection of Dumbing of Age?  Well, the answer is now, with this Kickstarter fundraiser!

What is Dumbing of Age?  It's a webcomic you can find on the Internet, and it's about freshman entering college.  It stars Joyce, a fundamentalist Christian who was previously homeschooled, and her unlikely new friend Dorothy, an atheist who wants to be President.  They're surrounded by a varied cast of fully-realized characters. 

This book would collect the first approximate year of strips from the website -- including new commentary, behind-the-scenes artwork, and character profiles -- into an 185-page tome with luxurious glossy paper.  

To print 1500 copies of this first book, I'll need to raise approximately $9000.  Add postage and tax costs and the like, and that means I'll have to raise approximately $11,000 total.  So that's the number on the board!

Now, I know some of you guys read my other webcomics, and the second-most popular question I've been getting, after the "when Dumbing Age book please???" one, is "when are you reprinting Shortpacked! Book One, which is sold out and out of print?"   

Well, tell you what.  If this Kickstarter fundraiser reaches $20,000, it'll happen. There will be Shortpacked! Book Ones again.  And everyone will be happy, and the world will be wonderful!

So, hey, let's do this thing.

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    You'll get your name printed inside the book and a copy of the book! This price includes the $20 book and $5 shipping domestically. For international folks, see the next pledge amount.

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    You'll get your name printed inside the book, a copy of the book, plus a character sketch and autograph inside the book! If you live outside the United States and want a book, you gotta select this one, for postage reasons.

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    NEW!!! You'll get your name printed inside the DoA book and a printed copy of both DoA book 1 and SP! book 1! This price includes a $20 book, a $15 book and $5 shipping domestically. For international folks, see the $50 pledge amount.

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    NEW!!! You'll get your name printed inside the DoA book, a copy of both DoA book 1 and SP! book 1, plus a character sketch and autograph inside both books! If you live outside the United States and want a book, you gotta select this one, for postage reasons.

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    Name printed inside book, copy of the book with character sketch/signature inside, and a sweet Shortpacked! 4x6" fridge magnet. I only have 25 of these left. Larger reward tiers do not include the magnet, 'cuz of the only-25-left part.

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    Name printed inside the book, copy of the book with the character sketch/signature inside, plus... you'll get separate character art from me of a Dumbing of Age character, all nicely markered on art paper and such. Tell me who you'd like and I'll oblige.

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    The same as the $100 reward, but with sweet COLOR markers! I'll buy color markers to use for this and everything. Ritzy fitzy.

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    All of the previous things (name, book, sketch, art), plus I'll make you one of the crowdfiller students in my characters' college classes in upcoming strips.

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    All that other stuff. Also.

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