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An all-ages humor/horror comic book featuring an array of monsters competing in an open mic night...with varying degrees of success.
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I'm a cartoonist that's looking to raise funds to print my new book - OPEN MIC NIGHTMARE. This is an all-ages, humor comic that features the GLOOMY ROOMIES - a cast of classic monsters in modern-day times. 

cover!
cover!
back cover!
back cover!

The book has been written, penciled, and inked. It is now in the lettering process.

panel page example!
panel page example!

OPEN MIC NIGHTMARE will be 24 pages (22 story pages) in length with a color cover and black and white interiors. 

splash page example!
splash page example!

In addition to print and digital copies of the book, I'm offering some great incentives like original art from the book, inked sketch cards, finger puppets, an exclusive print, a bookmark, a membership card, and stickers. The book and all of the rewards (with the exception of the original art) will be professionally printed.

membership card!
membership card!
sticker! (suitable for outdoor use, clear vinyl back)
sticker! (suitable for outdoor use, clear vinyl back)
sticker! (not suitable for outdoor use)
sticker! (not suitable for outdoor use)
bookmark!
bookmark!
exclusive print!
exclusive print!
finger puppets!
finger puppets!

While any amount is appreciated, the rewards start at the $5 level. Here's a breakdown of what rewards are available:

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I have already contacted quality printers regarding all of the incentives as well as the book itself. Given the quotes I was provided for turnaround, I should be able to get all items back in time to have them in your hands by November's end (probably in October). Should the project reach its goal, I have several cool stretch goals ready to present - all of which should not interfere with the expected delivery dates.

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    A digital copy of the book in .pdf format!

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    A printed and signed copy of the book mailed to your home! A club membership card signed by the Internet! A digital copy of the book in .pdf format!

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    Two stickers! A printed and signed copy of the book mailed to your home! A club membership card signed by the Internet! A digital copy of the book in .pdf format!

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    Bookmark! Your name will be printed in the book as a supporter! Two stickers! A printed and signed copy of the book mailed to your home! A club membership card signed by the Internet! A digital copy of the book in .pdf format!

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    Exclusive print only available on Kickstarter! Bookmark! Your name will be printed in the book as a supporter! Two stickers! A printed and signed copy of the book mailed to your home! A club membership card signed by the Internet! A digital copy of the book in .pdf format!

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    Set of five finger puppets! Exclusive print! Bookmark! Your name will be printed in the book as a supporter! Two stickers! A printed and signed copy of the book mailed to your home! A club membership card signed by the Internet! A digital copy of the book in .pdf format!

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    Retailers Incentive Package - 10 signed copies of the printed book! One original inked sketchcard of a monster from the book! Your comic shop's name will be printed in the book as a supporter!

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    Original inked sketchcard of a monster from the book! Set of five finger puppets! Exclusive print! Bookmark! Your name will be printed in the book as a supporter! Two stickers! A printed and signed copy of the book mailed to your home! A club membership card signed by the Internet! A digital copy of the book in .pdf format!

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    11"x17" custom inked original art commission of any one character you choose! Superman? Boba Fett? You name it...Set of finger puppets! Exclusive print! Bookmark! Your name will be printed in the book as a supporter! Two stickers! A printed and signed copy of the book mailed to your home! A club membership card signed by the Internet! A digital copy of the book in .pdf format!

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    The original inked art used for a panel page in book, sized 11"x17" on bristol (artist's choice of page...all pages will feature at least one of the lead characters from the story)! Set of finger puppets! Exclusive print! Bookmark! Your name will be printed in the book as a supporter! Two stickers! A printed and signed copy of the book mailed to your home! A club membership card signed by the Internet! A digital copy of the book in .pdf format!

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    The original inked art for a 11"x17" splash page or half-splash page from the book (artist's choice)! Set of five finger puppets! Exclusive print! Bookmark! Two stickers! A printed and signed copy of the book mailed to your home! Your name will be printed in the book as a supporter! A club membership card signed by the Internet! A digital copy of the book in .pdf format!

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    Full-page advertisement (that you provide) for your business or project (must be all-ages appropriate) printed in every book! Set of finger puppets! Exclusive print! Bookmark! Two stickers! A printed and signed copy of the book mailed to your home! Your name will be printed in the book as a supporter! A club membership card signed by the Internet! A digital copy of the book in .pdf format!

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    The original, one-of-a-kind, inked 11"x17" cover art of the book! Set of finger puppets! Exclusive print! Bookmark! Your name will be printed in the book as a supporter! Two stickers! A printed and signed copy of the book mailed to your home! A club membership card signed by the Internet! A digital copy of the book in .pdf format!

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    I'LL DRAW YOUR STORY (digital) - You provide me with a script or synopsis featuring your characters, and I'll draw and letter 12 pages of b/w comic art for you to use as you see fit. Publish a comic you wrote, use it as a unique gift, pop a question to certain someone...whatever you want. Your artwork will be completed digitally. You will receive high-resolution files to publish (no original artwork included). Set of finger puppets! Exclusive print! Bookmark! Your name will be printed in the book as a supporter! Two stickers! A printed and signed copy of the book mailed to your home! A club membership card signed by the Internet! A digital copy of the book in .pdf format!

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    I'LL DRAW YOUR STORY (ink) - You provide me with a script or synopsis featuring your characters, and I'll draw and letter 12 pages of b/w comic art for you to use as you see fit. Publish a comic you wrote, use it as a unique gift, pop a question to certain someone...whatever you want. Not only will you receive digital files to publish, but you'll also get the 10 original pages of art. Set of finger puppets! Exclusive print! Bookmark! Your name will be printed in the book as a supporter! Two stickers! A printed and signed copy of the book mailed to your home! A club membership card signed by the Internet! A digital copy of the book in .pdf format!

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    11"x17" custom inked original art commission of any one character you choose! Superman? Boba Fett? You name it...Set of finger puppets! Exclusive print! Bookmark! Your name will be printed in the book as a supporter! Two stickers! A printed and signed copy of the book mailed to your home! A club membership card signed by the Internet! A digital copy of the book in .pdf format!

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    The original inked art used for the exclusive bookmark (8.5"x11")! Set of five finger puppets! Exclusive print! Bookmark! Your name will be printed in the book as a supporter! Two stickers! A printed and signed copy of the book mailed to your home! A club membership card signed by the Internet! A digital copy of the book in .pdf format!

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    11"x17" custom inked original art commission of any TWO characters you choose! Batman and Robin? Frodo and Gollum? You name it...Set of finger puppets! Exclusive print! Bookmark! Your name will be printed in the book as a supporter! Two stickers! A printed and signed copy of the book mailed to your home! A club membership card signed by the Internet! A digital copy of the book in .pdf format!

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    The original inked art used for the finger puppets (11"x17")! Set of five finger puppets! Exclusive print! Bookmark! Your name will be printed in the book as a supporter! Two stickers! A printed and signed copy of the book mailed to your home! A club membership card signed by the Internet! A digital copy of the book in .pdf format!

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    The original inked art used for the back cover (11"x17")! Set of five finger puppets! Exclusive print! Bookmark! Your name will be printed in the book as a supporter! Two stickers! A printed and signed copy of the book mailed to your home! A club membership card signed by the Internet! A digital copy of the book in .pdf format!

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    Have yourself drawn into the comic as a zombie, ghost, or vampire (your choice) in a full page pin-up! You'll also receive the 11"x17" original art! Set of finger puppets! Exclusive print! Bookmark! Your name will be printed in the book as a supporter! Two stickers! A printed and signed copy of the book mailed to your home! A club membership card signed by the Internet! A digital copy of the book in .pdf format!

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