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It's a collection of strips from the webcomic Shortpacked!, featuring people who work in a toy store and tell jokes about Batman.

Of all the book collections of webcomics about folks who work in a toy store and tell jokes about Batman, this will be the greatest.

Sure, there were some pretty great book collections about folks who work in a toy store and tell jokes about Batman before, but this will far surpass them all.  It's not that the previous collections weren't great.  They are.  They remain great!  I mean, there was the strip-by-strip commentary and the additional content and the smattering of Toy News International strips and whatnot, but there was one tragic flaw.

They were only 136 pages long.

Well, screw that!  Let's crank this up to 11.  And by "11," I mean 200 pages.  More comics!  More commentary!  And for the first time ever, excerpts from both the Tome of the Ages and the Gospel of Faz.

Within these 200 pages, you'll read some of the best stories from Shortpacked!'s six-year run.  There's Conquest's hiring and her various ill-fated sex-backed sales attempts.  There's Robin's plot to seduce Ethan via "found" videos of her and Conquest making out in the back room.  There's the first real appearances of Leslie, the love of Robin's life.  There's Galasso's unveiling of the Tome of the Ages, Ethan's subsequent firing and rehiring, and Amber's faith-fueled battle with Ninja Rick.  Plus, a talking car arrives, mayhaps?

Oh, right.  And "Funky CancerCancer."  It's in here.

So what is this Kickstarter thing trying to do?  Well, obviously, printing books costs money, and I don't have enough sitting around to fund an entire book run.  So I'm trying to raise the amount I need to print the books, plus hopefully enough left over to actually ship these things to those who paid in enough to earn their own copy.  

You'll notice some tiered rewards on the right.  Read them carefully!  

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    All $5 pledgers and up will get their name on a special thank-you page of the Shortpacked! print collection. You'll be famous!

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    53 backers

    You'll get your name in the back of the book, just as seen above, plus you'll get the book itself once it's printed! ($20 plus $5 shipping) If you're from outside the United States, please add another $7. Honor's system!

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    Name in the back of the book plus an autographed sketch on a special page on the inside! This is the "Extra" edition, 'cuz it's the book plus extra. Again, if you're from outside the United States, please add $7 for additional shipping.

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    Name in the back of the book, "Extra" edition with autograph and doodle, plus I'll mail you three pages of original Shortpacked! lineart. In a tube! You don't get to pick which pages I send you, but I promise they won't be terrible ones.

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    All of the above plus you'll appear in a future Shortpacked! storyline. Specifically, you'll be a seasonal hire this coming Christmas season. How hot is that?

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