IN THE YEAR 2000 (back when "IN THE YEAR 2000" sounded impressive), only one team of superpowered abductees were ready to fight the growing threat of imminent alien invasion! SQUAD 128 of the secret government agency SEMME are all that stand between THE HEAD ALIEN and world domination!
Unfortunately, at the stroke of midnight on New Years Eve, all of SEMME's superpowered abductees are now under the control of the Head Alien and his tiny purple-spacesuited henchlings, leaving the world-saving up to some randos:
WALKY: he's the LAB HELP
JOYCE: she does have powers (she can FLY) but also AMNESIA
JASON: he's ENGLISH
Together, they can probably do it! Maybe!
IT'S WALKY! is a webcomic that ran from Christmas of 1999 through the end of 2004. In 2005, the first storyline was retold and redrawn as a full-comic-book-page-style graphic novel! ...well, the first half was. The second half was completed in 2014. This book collects both this complete 83-page redrawn epic and the 78 original newspaper-style strips in CAPTIVATING black-and-white!
(the cover is in color)
So you get both old hotness and new(er) hotness! If you're feeling SUPER nostalgic, you can also add the two ROOMIES! book collections to your pledge (BOOK TRIO! pledge level) to really rake in those turn-of-the-millennium webcomic feels.
WHAT ELSE???? There are also five SQUAD 128 die-cut character magnets, ranging from 4 to 4.5 inches in height. You can get Walky, Joyce, Sal, Jason, and Mike together in the COMPLETE MAGNET POWER! pledge level.
Or pledge for just Walky and Joyce as a pair, or pledge to choose only one magnet from these five!
Or, hey, what the hell, you can pledge for JUST the set of 5 magnets, because books are gross! Why not? WHY ANYTHING?
The fundraising goal is $13,000, which is enough to print a run of 1000 black-and-white-interior 112-page books, while also covering postage, fees, and taxes, plus print the magnets.
STRETCH GOAL: If this Kickstarter reaches $20,000, a HEAD ALIEN character magnet will be unlocked that EVERYBODY (who pledged for a tier that includes postage) will get, for free! I'll just fit it between the pages of your book before I ship it, no problem.
This is your chance to scream at the universe, "YES! I DO WANT A 112-PAGE BOOK COLLECTING A WEBCOMIC THAT IS ESSENTIALLY AS OLD AS PEOPLE STARTING COLLEGE TODAY, PLEASE AND THANK YOU!"
Risks and challenges
This is my EIGHTH Kickstarter! The previous seven were all successful, so I kind of have that much of it down? This is, however, the first time I've done two Kickstarters in the same year. So at this point, it's not a question of ability to deliver so much as a problem of SCALING.
The DUMBING OF AGE BOOK 6 Kickstarter launched in March, and I'm towards the end of pledge fulfillment as of this writing. But I've gotten a lot of requests for collections of my older material, and so here we have this smaller, scaled back Kickstarter to see how that goes! A little baby Kickstarter. I am but one man, shipping these books himself from his house.
How well this does is likely to determine if there are more collections of my old stuff in the future!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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