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Mary Elizabeth's Sock is a comic adventure about a girl and her pet private eye, both of whom are quite possibly insane. Read more

Phoenix, AZ Comics
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This project was successfully funded on December 7, 2012.

Mary Elizabeth's Sock is a comic adventure about a girl and her pet private eye, both of whom are quite possibly insane.

Phoenix, AZ Comics
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About this project

Many have asked me why I haven't produced print collections of my webcomics.  The answer should be fairly clear: printing books costs a lot of money.  Enter THE KICKSTARTER.

This specific fundraiser is for the full color printing of the first volume of my latest webcomic, "Mary Elizabeth's Sock."  It's the story of a slightly mad young woman who meets a slightly mad private investigator, at which point they become slightly mad together.  Scattered around their story are the stories of several other characters, eventually intertwining with each other in the silliest ways possible.  (These other characters may likewise be slightly mad.)

This print collection would bring together every comic from the first "book" online, totaling some 89 pages.  Additionally, the book will contain a stack of bonus material, including rare extra comics and commentary on the stories by your humble author.  All told, the final product should weigh in at about 125 pages of crazy comic goodness.

Every single book printed will also be signed and sketched in with the character of your choice, so you'll have proof that I smeared my greasy mitts all over it.

I'm currently looking for $1800.  This may seem low in comparison to other webcomic Kickstarter projects, but I'm shooting for a fairly modest print run of books.  As such, if you fine people see fit to pledge above and beyond that goal, the print run will only grow larger, which would be wonderful for everyone involved (except, perhaps, for the post office).

The funding goal will subsequently be devoted almost entirely to printing the books themselves.  Other expenditures include the cuts for Kickstarter and Amazon, the cost of shipping, the price of various packing materials, and a meager portion for myself (so I afford to put "finishing the book" on the front-burner of my workload).

In the end, if you're a long time fan of my work or a newcomer to my particular brand of webcomic insanity, I hope you'll find the time to contribute.  Now, let's get this party started.

Risks and challenges

Should the project come to be successfully funded, I foresee little in the way of challenges. To be certain, signing and sketching in every book will be quite the undertaking, as will shipping out every reward in a timely manner. These tasks are very doable, however, so I've no worries that we'll all come out of this in the clear.

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    The Donor: You'll get your name listed inside the book as being a fine example of humanity.

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    5 backers

    The eBooker: You'll get a PDF copy of the final book, and your name listed inside of the book itself.

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    21 backers

    The Domestic: You'll get the final book, on paper and everything! The book will even be signed and sketched in. You'll also get your name in the book and the PDF, just because. This pledge amount is for US supporters only.

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    The International: You'll get the final book, only in a whole other country! Wow! It'll also be signed and sketched in. You'll also get your name in the book and the PDF. This pledge amount is for supporters outside of the United States.

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    The Stripper: In addition to the book itself, both digitally and on paper (signed and sketched), and your name in the credits, you'll get one randomly selected piece of ORIGINAL comic art from the last chapter of the book. These are on 5.5x17 bristol board, and feature blue pencil line art (I inked the comics digitally) and printed word balloons. Requests for specific strips can be filled after the project is funded, on a first-come, first-served basis.

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    The Waldo: You get the book, digitally and on paper (signed and sketched), with your name in the credits. Additionally, I'll draw you as a background extra in a future story online! It won't be a speaking part, but you'll still be back there, clear as day. Red and white bobble hats are optional.

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    The Art Snob: In addition to the book itself, both digitally and on paper (signed and sketched), and your name in the credits, you'll get one randomly selected piece of ORIGINAL comic art from the first four chapters of the book. These are on 11x17 bristol board, and feature blue pencil line art (I inked the comics digitally). Requests for specific pages can be filled after the project is funded, on a first-come, first-served basis. Available only within the United States (sorry).

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    8 backers Limited (2 left of 10)

    The Photo Bomber: In addition to the book itself, both digitally and on paper (signed and sketched), and your name in the credits, you'll get to cameo in an upcoming story in the online version of the comic! Said cameo is guaranteed to be a speaking part, though I can't say how many strips you might appear in.

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    The Deluxe: You get the book, digitally and on paper (signed and sketched), with your name in the credits, plus the cameo in an upcoming story, plus the original artwork! You are a shining beacon of hope in a cold, dark world. An additional shipping fee of $15 will be added to international supporters. This is the only way international supporters can receive original artwork.

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    The Puppetmaster: You get the book, digitally and on paper (signed and sketched), with your name in the credits. Additionally, you also get the 12" wooden female artists mannequin that I've had since high school. I will, to the best of my ability, use Sharpies to draw the female MESS character of your choice onto its cold, wooden frame. She will be smiling. At you. It will be vaguely unsettling. I'll also draw you a proper sketch of that character on bristol board, just for funsies.

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    The Dreamfinder: You get the book, digitally and on paper (signed and sketched), with your name in the credits. Additionally, you get one high resolution, full color digital art commission, featuring up to four characters of your choosing (from anything, not just my comics), complete with background.

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    The Archaeologist: You get the book, digitally and on paper (signed and sketched), with your name in the credits. Additionally, you also get one sheet of original comic art from all three primary Basil Flint comic series (Basil Flint P.I. / Flat Feet & High Heels / Mary Elizabeth's Sock). These are all on bristol board and measure in varying sizes, between 11"x14" and 14"x17". The older ones might smell funny.

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    The Whipcracker: You get the book, digitally and on paper (signed and sketched), with your name in the credits. Additionally, you may choose one comic strip from any point in my thirteen year webcomic career for me to completely redraw from scratch on 5.5"x17" bristol board, complete with lettering and proper inks. Then (obviously) I'll mail you that particular original artwork. (Note: This offer applies only to a single row of panels. No pages, please.)

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