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We're making a LitRPG comic about tabletop gaming. We want to put physical copies in people's hands, and in bookstores.
We're making a LitRPG comic about tabletop gaming. We want to put physical copies in people's hands, and in bookstores.
62 backers pledged $1,225 to help bring this project to life.

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Thieves Can't is a meta comic about the absurd wonder of playing a tabletop RPG.

Issue one details the heroes' meeting and the very start of their quest. It's a complete story on its own, and you can read issue one and part of issue two here to see if you like it! In print (and in the PDF version), issue one cover thirteen pages and will come with exclusive character art and paper minis in the back.

Issue One Cover Art
Issue One Cover Art

 

Sample Page
Sample Page

 

Risks and challenges

To minimize risk, and to prove to our potential backers that this is a labor of love, we finished all of the art and the lettering for this comic before even thinking about Kickstarter; we love this comic, we love making it, and we're dedicated entirely to its success.

Issue #1 and Issue #2 have their own special challenge that won't be true of future print comics of Thieves Can't; we never designed them with print in mind! This means that we had to take a while and figure out how to take tall strips of art and make them work in print. We like the results, but it's taken a lot of effort.

We'll be using Ka-Blam to both print and fulfill the majority of our orders.

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    Thieves Can't - Issue One PDF

    Backers at this tier will get a DRM-free PDF copy of issue one of Thieves Can't.

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    Issue One Deluxe PDF + Ramen Empire PDFs

    This PDF of Issue One includes sketches, original scripts, and other concept art that went into the making of Thieves Can't.

    You will also get the first two PDFs books of our other Fantasy IP, Ramen Empire.

    Includes:
    • Thieves Can't - Issue One Deluxe PDF
    • Ramen Empire - Afterglow
    • Ramen Empire - The Doll with The Tiger Teeth
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    Paper Copy of Thieves Can't - Issue One

    You will get a paper copy of Thieves Can't - Issue One, as well as the Deluxe PDF, and both Ramen Empire PDFs.

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    • Ramen Empire - Afterglow
    • Ramen Empire - The Doll with The Tiger Teeth
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    Signed Paper Copy of Issue #1

    You'll get a physical copy of issue #1 signed prominently by both authors, as well as the PDFs.

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    • Thieves Can't - Signed Physical Copy of Issue One
    • Thieves Can't - Issue One Deluxe PDF
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    Signed Copy + Unique Artwork

    You'll receive a signed copy of issue one with unique artwork drawn on the inside cover just for you. You will also receive the PDFs.

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    • Thieves Can't - Signed Physical Copy of Issue One with Unique Art
    • Thieves Can't - Issue One Deluxe PDF
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    Custom Art Print + Signed Copy

    You'll get a signed copy, the PDFs, and we'll render a character of yours in the Thieves Can't style and send you a print of it. This will be a custom commission of your character, unavailable anywhere else.

    Includes:
    • Thieves Can't - Issue One Deluxe PDF
    • Thieves Can't - Signed Physical Copy of Issue One
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    Super Backer

    We'll send 20 copies of issue one to anyone you want, just in time for Christmas. You'll receive your own signed copy, as well, and we'll work with you on adding a new character to the Thieves Can't world.

    Includes:
    • Thieves Can't - Signed Physical Copy of Issue One
    • 20× Thieves Can't - Physical Copy of Issue One
    • Ramen Empire - Afterglow
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