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About this project

  

 

Dickie is a comic strip following the hilariously entertaining exploits of a pitiful antihero with a big mustache! Dickie represents the lovable universal loser, often drawing the short straw in a story. 

 

 

 

Whether he is a farmer, a pirate, a knight, or an astronaut, things frequently go wrong for Dickie. But to the great amusement of you, the reader!

 

 

Dickie is the creation of Pieter de Poortere, who has been drawing the strip for over 15 years. Pieter’s goal is to always combine a simple, straightforward drawing style with a considerable dose of biting black humor.

Dickie stories are mainly inspired by daily life, including Pieter's, which makes the strips familiar and relatable. There are no words or phrases in Dickie, with very, very few exceptions, meaning all jokes are universal and nothing gets lost in translation.

All of us can recognize our own shortcomings and weaknesses in Dickie's character and so in addition to laughing out loud, you will also feel sympathy for and connected to this tragically funny figure.

  

 

 

  

Dickie has been available in a small number of European countries to-date but never worldwide. Crazy, we know! And we’d really, really like to change that.

We’ve created a beautifully designed, Kickstarter exclusive book containing 160 hilarious Dickie strips, that is available in both splendid paperback and hardcover.

The cover was designed and drawn specifically for this Kickstarter campaign. We wanted something that would be unique, rewarding, and exclusive to you for partnering with us in making this new chapter in Dickie’s life possible. We are very excited with how the cover turned out!

One note: cover art and book specs are finalized with our printing partner and while we do not anticipate any changes at all, there is a slight chance some alterations may occur during the larger printing run.

 

 

  

We want to ensure your pledge is full of value and worthwhile. The Kickstarter exclusive hardcover and paperback books are the heart of the campaign but we have other superb Dickie rewards for you too! 

If you pledge at the $25 level or above, your full name will be printed in the book and forever immortalized with Dickie. Very cool!

 

Below is a complete breakdown of each reward level offered. Additional details of each tier can be found in the respective pledge level, up the page and to the right.

 

 

We have excellent stretch goals at the ready but we want to remain solely focused on reaching our funding goal. If we are able to get funded, we will begin announcing the stretch goals - which will be available to all book backers - that we have cooked up!

  

 

   

“The idea of having Dickie available and providing laughter to new readers across the globe really delights me and the rest of the team. We’re very excited about this campaign and getting the book in your hands!

"We know backing a campaign is a big deal and a real vote of confidence. Your pledge is something we truly appreciate and we are very grateful for you partnering with us in making Dickie a global reality."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

While we don't anticipate any problems, unexpected issues can pop up along the way. We are working with a new printing partner on this project but we feel very confident with their ability to deliver a beautiful book and do so on time.

Should any problems or delays arise, we will immediately communicate them and keep all backers well informed throughout.

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    Dickie Supporter

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    Early Bird Paperback

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    • The splendidly designed physical paperback book
    • Your name in the book! Forever etched in history with Dickie
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    Paperback

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    Early Bird Hardcover

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    Hardcover

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    Signed Paperback Book

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    • The splendidly designed physical paperback book
    • Signed by Dickie artist, writer, and creator Pieter De Poortere
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    Signed Hardcover

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    • The splendidly designed physical hardcover book
    • Signed by Dickie artist, writer, and creator Pieter De Poortere
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    Pledge $99 or more About $99

    Signed Hardcover + Prints & Stickers

    Includes:
    • Three (3) Limited Edition Dickie Prints (5x7inch)
    • Ten (10) unique & high quality Dickie stickers
    • The splendidly designed physical hardcover book
    • Signed by Dickie artist, writer, and creator Pieter De Poortere
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    Signed Hardcover + 5 Custom Postcards

    Includes:
    • 5 unique Dickie postcards, each custom w/ a name of your choosing
    • Three (3) Limited Edition Dickie Prints (5x7inch)
    • Ten (10) unique & high quality Dickie stickers
    • Free shipping worldwide!
    • The splendidly designed physical hardcover book
    • Signed by Dickie artist, writer, and creator Pieter De Poortere
    • Your name in the book! Forever etched in history with Dickie
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    Pledge $275 or more About $275

    Signed Hardcover + Custom Drawing

    Includes:
    • A custom Dickie-esque drawing of you or whoever you'd like!
    • 5 unique Dickie postcards, each custom w/ a name of your choosing
    • Three (3) Limited Edition Dickie Prints (5x7inch)
    • Ten (10) unique & high quality Dickie stickers
    • Free shipping worldwide!
    • The splendidly designed physical hardcover book
    • Signed by Dickie artist, writer, and creator Pieter De Poortere
    • Your name in the book! Forever etched in history with Dickie
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    Signed Hardcover + You in a Comic

    Includes:
    • You, your friend, your dog, or whoever in a future Dickie strip!
    • 5 unique Dickie postcards, each custom w/ a name of your choosing
    • Three (3) Limited Edition Dickie Prints (5x7inch)
    • Ten (10) unique & high quality Dickie stickers
    • Free shipping worldwide!
    • The splendidly designed physical hardcover book
    • Signed by Dickie artist, writer, and creator Pieter De Poortere
    • Your name in the book! Forever etched in history with Dickie
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    Pledge $2,000 or more About $2,000

    Signed Hardcover + Original Cover Art

    Includes:
    • The one and only original drawing of the Dickie book cover
    • 5 unique Dickie postcards, each custom w/ a name of your choosing
    • Three (3) Limited Edition Dickie Prints (5x7inch)
    • Ten (10) unique & high quality Dickie stickers
    • Free shipping worldwide!
    • The splendidly designed physical hardcover book
    • Signed by Dickie artist, writer, and creator Pieter De Poortere
    • Your name in the book! Forever etched in history with Dickie
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