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A comic misadventure about a spoiled little pug's journey toward becoming a "real dog" and finding the family he never knew he wanted.
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WHAT IS PUGLY?

It's full color comic book about a dog, for people who love dogs. 

More to the point...

PUGLY #1 Color Tease - "Dog Meets Cat"
PUGLY #1 Color Tease - "Dog Meets Cat"

PUGLY is a comic book misadventure about a spoiled little pug who finds himself on the streets, where life and a family he never knew he wanted, or needed, conspire to teach him what it means to be a "real dog."

The story will be told over 4-issues (20-pages each, Full Color) with this KICKSTARTER focusing on bringing the first issue across the finish line and into readers' hands as quickly as possible.

WHO ARE THE CREATIVE MINDS BEHIND PUGLY?

PUGLY is the brainchild of myself (Jonathan Goff - just call me Jon) and artist, Jim Hanna.

Artist/co-creator, Jim Hanna and Frank
Artist/co-creator, Jim Hanna and Frank

Jim's work has graced various covers for the Hero Initiatives "100s Project" as well as sketch cards and indie titles, including our supernatural pulp-noir indie comic, Jack Rabbit.

Frank*, the pug who serves as the model/star/inspiration for this series, is Jim Hanna's loyal, weird, excitable, calm, scrunch-faced sidekick (or maybe it's the other way around?

Writer, Jon Goff
Writer, Jon Goff

My credits include Destiny (launch and Year 1 content, various Grimoire entries), Halo Evolutions (Headhunters and others), Spawn (200-243), Blood Red Dragon, brand manager and creative director for McFarlane Toys, as well as various creator-owned comic titles.

* - Short for Franklin Delano Puggsevelt.

THE FIRST ISSUE IS ALMOST DONE?

You read that right.

  • ALL pages have been penciled and inked. 
  • ALL pages are being colored as I type this (we will show them off in Updates as the days go by). 
  • FINAL scripting and lettering is in the works.
  • Once the Kickstarter ends, the only production left will beany info gathering need to fulfill Rewards and any art needed specific to Rewards.
  • We will ship the standard issues and digital copies immediately upon receiving Kickstarter survey details, with any books tied to original art reward tiers by shipped every few days as art is completed.
PUGLY #1 pages 1-5, Art: Jim Hanna.
PUGLY #1 pages 1-5, Art: Jim Hanna.

This Kickstarter isn't to gauge interest and have the Backers foot the bill as we try to figure out what we're doing. WE KNOW WHAT WE'RE DOING... and we're doing it!

We just need you, the readers, to come along for the ride.

HERE'S THE COOL STUFF...

Risks and challenges

Other than tragedy, there are no obstacles to completing the standard book and art prints, as they are ALL nearly complete, save for production (coloring, lettering, formatting) which can be done in-house or outsourced to qualified parties set up as contingencies on the off chance something unexpected and tragic happens.

There are also no internal obstacles toward completing any of the higher tier asks including original artwork. We will work diligently with Backers to ensure all technical and scheduling needs are met on everybody's end.

Other than minor delays we expect and have planned for delivery of items within the month estimated, in many cases sooner.

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    Pledge $3 or more About $3

    - DOGGY TREAT -

    DIGITAL copy of PUGLY #1.
    22 PAGES, FULL COLOR!
    Your name in "Thank You" section in back of book.

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    - CHEW TOY -

    PRINT and DIGITAL copies of PUGLY #1.
    Print book signed by creators Jon Goff and Jim Hanna.
    "Thank You" in back of book.

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    - DELUXE CHEW TOY -

    PRINT and DIGITAL copies of PUGLY #1.
    PUGLY mini-print set containing three (3) 8x10 mini-prints...
    - "MISSING" poster mini-print
    - "REGAL PUGLY" mini-print
    - PUGLY "PHOTO" mini-print
    "Thank You" in back of book.

    *ALL printed items signed by creators unless otherwise requested.

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    - DOG SHOW - EARLY BIRD

    KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE!!!
    PUGLY #1 "PHOTO" VARIANT Cover
    + ALL Deluxe Chew Toy Rewards!!!

    *ALL printed items signed by creators unless otherwise requested.

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    - DOG SHOW -

    KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE!!!
    PUGLY #1 "PHOTO" VARIANT Cover
    + ALL Deluxe Chew Toy Rewards!!!

    *ALL printed items signed by creators unless otherwise requested.

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    - MAN'S BEST FRIEND -

    PERSONALIZED PHOTO COVER FEATURING YOUR PET!
    Special one-of-a-kind variant of Pugly #1's “Missing” poster cover featuring YOUR PET!!!

    YOUR PET’S photo appears front-and-center on the cover AND all cover details altered to reflect your pet (breed, age, name) creating a personalized, collectible keepsake.

    Backers receive ONLY copy of cover featuring their photo.

    Add $10 to your pledge for each additional copy of your pet's photo cover you wish to order.

    + ALL Dog Show tier Rewards!

    * - The tier is called "Man's Best Friend," but we don't discriminate. All pet photos are welcome, doesn't have to be a dog. All animals are welcome.

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    -PUPPY LOVE -

    ORIGINAL 9x12 ART COMMISSION!
    The Pugly creative team draws an original black and white illustration of your pet*** (or any single character of your choosing).
    + ALL Dog Show tier Rewards!

    * - Any pet, doesn't have to be a dog. All animals are welcome.

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    Pledge $125 or more About $125

    - JOIN THE PACK -

    YOUR DOG IN PUGLY!!!
    Your dog will be drawn into a future issue of Pugly - appearing in at least one (1) panel.
    Additionally, your dog's photo and short bio will be featured in the back of the issue in which she/he appears.
    You will also receive five (5) copy of the standard cover release of the issue in which your dog appears.

    Added $10 for each additional copy of the issue your dog appears in over the allowed five (5).

    ALL Backers for this tier will have their dog appear in Pugly #2 (pending availability of reference - if reference is delayed your dog will appear in either issue #3 or #4).

    + ALL Dog Show tier Rewards!

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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    - PACK LEADER -

    YOUR PET DRAWN ON THE COVER OF PUGLY #1!!!
    Your pet** drawn, inked and colored and featured on an exclusive, personalized variant of PUGLY #1’s fan-favorite “Missing” poster cover.
    ALL cover details altered to reflect your pet (breed, age, name) creating a personalized, collectible keepsake.
    Your pet’s “missing” drawing and bio featured in back of Pugly #1 for all Backers to see.

    Receive the only five (5) copies of your pet’s cover appearance on Pugly #1.***

    Added $10 for each additional copy of the issue your dog appears in over the allowed five (5).

    + ALL Dog Show tier Rewards!

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    - JOIN THE PACK - EARLY BIRD!

    YOUR DOG IN PUGLY!!!
    Your dog will be drawn into a future issue of Pugly - appearing in at least one (1) panel.
    Additionally, your dog's photo and short bio will be featured in the back of the issue in which she/he appears.
    You will also receive five (5) copy of the standard cover release of the issue in which your dog appears.

    Added $10 for each additional copy of the issue your dog appears in over the allowed five (5).

    ALL EARLY BIRD Backers for this tier will have their dog appear in Pugly #2 (pending availability of reference - if reference is delayed your dog will appear in either issue #3 or #4).

    + ALL Dog Show tier Rewards!

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