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The first story arc of the award-winning comic Touching Evil is collected into a 240 page HARDCOVER GRAPHIC NOVEL!
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    TIPPING IS EVIL!

    My undying gratitude goes out to you IMMEDIATELY, projected from my heart to your brain! It's an indie comic, every little bit helps!

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    COMICS ARE EVIL!

    Want to get issue one as a collector's item, or just to try it out? Or perhaps you have some holes in your collection to fill. Either way, this level will let you buy a SIGNED first printing edition of any single issue you want from 1-7! (just indicate it in the survey later)

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    DIGITAL IS EVIL!

    For people who like to read digitally, ten dollars will get you a DRM-free PDF of the entire seven issue story arc right after the campaign ends! (Add $5 at checkout if you want the bonus content that is exclusive to the hardcover)

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    T-SHIRTS ARE EVIL!

    This is the FIRST Touching Evil shirt ever made, and I'm making a limited batch to accompany this campaign! This amazing art by Tom Kelly is printed on a black Hanes Comfort blend t-shirt, making the touch of evil on your skin a surprisingly delicate one!(Sizes S-2XL)

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    HARDCOVERS ARE EVIL!

    THIS IS IT! You get the gorgeous 240 page hardcover edition w/cover art by Tom Kelly, a thank you in the book, AND a DRM-free PDF after the campaign ends, for those who can't wait til March to read it!

    The book itself comes SIGNED and will collect:
    - Issues 1-7 and all of the covers, totaling over 200 pages of story!
    - an amazing pin up gallery featuring art by Ryan Browne, Andrew Dimmitt, and Doug Klauba!
    - a foreword by acclaimed author Mort Castle!
    - a BONUS never-before-seen back up story written and illustrated by me!
    -A thank you section that lists all backers at the hardcover level and above and talks about the process of making Touching Evil!

    And IF we hit certain stretch goals, you could get bonus comics, including the next issue, a TE story by DIRK MANNING and me, and even a BEARDO/TE crossover!

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    FLOPPY COPIES ARE EVIL!

    For those of you who collect single issues, this one's for you. This level comes with ALL SEVEN of the first print edition of these issues autographed! These editions of the series will be a rarity, as I am nearly sold out of the first run! And for anyone looking for a Christmas gift, I can get these out before Christmas since there's a limited amount and I already have them!

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    BOOK PLATES ARE EVIL!

    You get everything at the hardcover level AND a numbered Kickstarter exclusive book plate insert with an original Touching Evil themed sketch by me! The book plate measures approx. 4x5 inches, the drawing will be whatever strikes my fancy, but if you look at my sketch cover gallery you know I'll give it the goods!

    (If you want custom commission art, scroll further down the pledge list!)

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    HARDCOVERS AND T-SHIRTS ARE EVIL!

    You want the Hardcover AND the t-shirt?! You got it! This combines everything that comes with both of those pledge levels and saves you $5! (Sizes S-2XL)

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    SHARING IS EVIL!

    Do you have a friend? Congratulations! Do you want to share Touching Evil with that friend? Even better! This level gets you TWO signed copies of the 240 page hardcover, AND the PDF!

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    RETAILERS ARE EVIL!

    Are you a super cool retailer who carries all the best indie comics? This level comes with 5 copies of the hardcover (which breaks down to just under half the cover price) and NO extra trinkets or doodads to clutter up your fine establishment!

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    ARTISTS ARE EVIL!

    The pinup section of the hardcover has art from three amazing artists, (RYAN BROWNE, ANDREW DIMMITT, and DOUG KLAUBA) and you can get your mitts on a Kickstarter exclusive set of 8x10 prints of ALL three PLUS the cover art by TOM KELLY! This level gets you the hardcover PLUS a set of all four prints on gorgeous archival 100 lb paper. Each will be hand-numbered, and only 50-60 sets will be made!

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    SKETCH COVERS ARE EVIL!

    You get the hardcover PLUS the limited print run issue 7 sketch cover with an original drawing commissioned by YOU and drawn by ME! It can be whatever you want, color included, and can cover both sides of the cover. Check out my gallery of some of the sketch covers that I've already done and join the fun!

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    DAN DOUGHERTY IS EVIL!

    Want to get a massive amount of my comics at an unbelievably good price? This level will get you signed copies of SIX of my books:
    - The Touching Evil hardcover
    - Beardo Volumes 1-4! That's 600 pages of hilarity about a guy trying to juggle being an artist AND an adult at the same time!
    - Cyclone Bill and the Tall Tales, my first graphic novel, long out of print! I have a few copies left of this rock n' roll murder mystery that combines the history of rock music with the devil himself!

    SIX books, 1,000+ pages of story, all signed!

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    EVERYTHING IS EVIL!

    At this level, you get every bit of product relating to Touching Evil! That includes:
    -The hardcover WITH original art book plate
    -The t-shirt
    -signed copies of all seven issues from the first printing
    - a set of all four Kickstarter exclusive prints, featuring art by Ryan Browne, Andrew Dimmitt, Tom Kelly and Doug Klauba!

    (If you want a sketch cover of 7 added to this, just add $50 at checkout.)

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    CHRIS BROWN IS EVIL!

    Essentially, this is a double dose of the first retailer level, getting you TEN copies of the hardcover. It's named after Comics & More store owner Chris Brown, whose immense support for Touching Evil is one of the main reasons the book exists. So if you're a retailer that has successfully pushed its clientele towards indie books in a way where everyone wins, this is an easy way to double your money and support indie comics! And your store will be specially thanked in the book!

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    KANILA TRIPP IS EVIL!

    At this level, you will receive the signed hardcover AND an original illustration by Touching Evil colorist Kanila Tripp! The art will measure approx. 6.625x10.25 inches, will be Touching Evil themed, and is extremely limited!

    Kanila's work can be seen at https://www.instagram.com/colorjedi/
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    http://xcelsiorart.com/

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    ORIGINAL EVIL!

    You get the hardcover AND an original page of artwork from issues 1-7! My pages are larger than the average comic art, measuring approximately 15x20 inches, so they display nicely and capture a LOT of detail! I have not made my pages available for sale to the public until now, only a few were auctioned off for charity. So I still have most of my pages...for now! This will be on a first come first serve basis, so if you pledge to this I will send a PDF of the book for you to pick your page from, and the sooner you pledge the more options you'll have!

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    COMMISSIONS ARE EVIL!

    You get the hardcover AND an 11x17 commission of whatever you want from me! Could be color, black and white, a portrait, a nightmare, whatever! The book will ship in March with the rest, the commission will be anywhere between now and June, depending on demand.

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    YOU ARE EVIL!

    Do YOU want to be drawn into the SECOND story arc of Touching Evil getting killed by the curse? That's right, YOUR name, YOUR likeness (or if you want to do it for someone else, that's your call!) will be immortalized into Touching Evil lore as your soul is determined to be irredeemably evil! In addition, you will receive the hardcover, a special thanks inside of it AND a thanks in the issue that it will appear in! AND one original page of art that has YOU in it! This offer is limited to five because I already have the plot device written into the story, so pledge now or forever be damned to a life of goodness!

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    BEARDO IS EVIL!

    Want to be in a Beardo strip that will appear in 2016's Beardo Volume Five? That's right, I have a funny running gag in the book about crowdfunding as it relates to artists, and you could be drawn into the gag! AND you'll get the original strip that you appear in, a special thank you in BOTH books as well as a copy of the Touching Evil hardcover AND Beardo Volume Five. I don't have an official release date for Beardo 5 yet, but it will be in 2016 as that is the TEN year anniversary of Beardo!

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    BURRITOS ARE EVIL!

    Is Dan Dougherty coming to your town? Odds are good, I have over TWENTY shows next year. And I'd like to get a burrito with you.

    Pledge this, and you are obviously a super-fan. And you will be rewarded with the hardcover, the shirt, a page of ORIGINAL art, AND you and Dan Dougherty will go get a burrito after one of his MANY convention and in-store signing appearances. We can talk about whatever you want, whether you want a behind-the-scenes of Touching Evil straight from the creator's burrito-stuffed mouth, advice on your own work, or just a spirited conversation about burritos. And dinner's on me! (it doesn't HAVE to be burritos, I just like burritos.)

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