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Volume Two of the ongoing surreal fantasy hobo adventure comic, FREEWHEEL, by Liz Baillie.
Volume Two of the ongoing surreal fantasy hobo adventure comic, FREEWHEEL, by Liz Baillie.
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FREEWHEEL is an ongoing surreal fantasy hobo comic I've been serializing on the web for a little over a year. It's the story of a young girl named Jamie whose older brother goes missing from their foster home one day and she sets off to find him on her own. Along the way, she discovers an underground network of people who are more than willing to help her on her quest and a secret world she never knew existed. You can check it out online at www.freewheelcomics.com

Last year, I self-published the first five chapters of FREEWHEEL as a graphic novel - FREEWHEEL: VOL. 1. This year, I plan to self-publish the second volume, which will collect chapters 6-10 in addition to a bonus side story called "The Raids of '65." FREEWHEEL: VOL. 2 will be printed using 100% recycled paper and soy-based inks for the interiors (Due to technical limitations, the cover can not be printed in this way).

I believe this to be the most environmentally friendly way that I can print this book and still keep it affordable. However, these additions do raise the cost of printing somewhat as compared to other options (such as traditional petroleum-based inks).

The total amount of money I need to raise for this project is $2,775

This is how that cost breaks down:

Printing (for 500 copies) - $2,450
Bar Code - $25
Shipping the books to me from the printer (estimated): $150
Shipping the backer rewards (books and other merchandise) from me to backers (estimated): $150

I already have an ISBN number, so that doesn't factor into the equation (I bought a set of ten when I published Vol. 1)

If I raise a significant enough amount above the goal amount, I will use that money to print more books!

If you have any questions about how the costs break down, please feel free to ask!

Books will be shipped out by the end of April. .PDFs of the book will be available as early as mid-March.

DISCLAIMER: Rewards that include a print or a commission or anything else that I have to create will be fulfilled within 6 months of the funding of this project. If you choose a reward that involves picking a particular page of original art or having me do a commission, you MUST choose it within 6 months of the funding of this project. If you do not choose a page or choose what you want me to draw for your commission within 6 months, you forfeit your chance to do do. However, I *do not* want you to go without your rewards, so I *will* remind you!

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    BASIC BACKER: A .pdf of the completed book, your name listed in the "Thank You" section of the book, and a personalized thank you note mailed to your home.

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    FOUNDATION BACKER: A signed, sketched-in copy of FREEWHEEL: VOL. 2, a .pdf of the completed book, your name listed in the "Thank You" section of the book, and a personalized thank you note mailed to your home.

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    FOUNDATION BACKER PLUS: One signed and sketched-in copy each of FREEWHEEL: VOL. 1 & 2, a .pdf of the completed book, your name listed in the "Thank You" section of the book, and a personalized thank you note mailed to your home.

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    PRINT BACKER: An exclusive, backer-only, full-color print; one signed and sketched-in copy of Freewheel: Vol. 2, a .pdf of the completed book, your name listed in the "Thank You" section of the book, and a personalized thank you note mailed to your home.

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    DISTRO BUNDLE BACKER: Get five (5) copies of Freewheel: Vol. 2 at wholesale price for your distro or just to give out to family and friends! Reward also includes: a .pdf of the completed book, your name listed in the "Thank You" section of the book, and a personalized thank you note mailed to your home.

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    SUPER BUNDLE BACKER: all my previous graphic novels (My Brain Hurts: Vol. 1 & 2, Freewheel: Vol. 1) AND a brand-spankin'-new copy of Freewheel: Vol. 2 (all books signed and sketched-in), a .pdf of the completed book, your name listed in the "Thank You" section of the book, and a personalized thank you note mailed to your home.

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    PRINT BACKER PLUS: An exclusive, backer-only, full-color print; one signed and sketched-in copy each of Freewheel: Vol.1 & 2, a .pdf of the completed book, your name listed in the "Thank You" section of the book, and a personalized thank you note mailed to your home.

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    DOODLE BACKER: An 11x14 black-and-white commission (meaning I draw whatever you want), an exclusive, backer-only, full-color print; one signed and sketched-in copy of Freewheel: Vol. 2, a .pdf of the completed book, your name listed in the "Thank You" section of the book, and a personalized thank you note mailed to your home.

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    DOODLE BACKER PLUS: An 11x14 black-and-white commission (meaning I draw whatever you want), an exclusive, backer-only, full-color print; one signed and sketched-in copy each of Freewheel: Vol. 1 & 2, a .pdf of the completed book, your name listed in the "Thank You" section of the book, and a personalized thank you note mailed to your home.

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    SUPER ARTSY BACKER: A page of original art of your choice from any of my past books or Freewheel: Vol. 2, an 11x14 black-and-white commission (meaning I draw whatever you want), an exclusive, backer-only, full-color print; one signed and sketched-in copy of Freewheel: Vol. 2, a .pdf of the completed book, your name listed in the "Thank You" section of the book, and a personalized thank you note mailed to your home.

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    ULTRA HOBO BACKER featuring NAME-A-HOBO and BE-A-HOBO: you get to name a future character (past names include Fleapie, Fingerfoot, Large Anders, Angry Greg, etc; not appearing in Freewheel: Vol. 2 but in a future volume), you also get YOUR FACE appearing in a future volume (not Vol.2) as a background character, a page of original art of your choice from any of my past books or Freewheel: Vol. 2, an 11x14 black-and-white commission (meaning I draw whatever you want), an exclusive, backer-only, full-color print; one signed and sketched-in copy of Freewheel: Vol. 2, a .pdf of the completed book, your name listed in the "Thank You" section of the book, and a personalized thank you note mailed to your home.

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    MAYOR OF HOBOTOWN! There can be only one Mayor!!! As Mayor, my first order of business will be to write and record a song in your honor on my ukulele! You will receive an mp3 copy of the song emailed to you. ALSO: You get to name a future character (past names include Fleapie, Fingerfoot, Large Anders, Angry Greg, etc; not appearing in Freewheel: Vol. 2 but in a future volume), you also get YOUR FACE appearing in a future volume (not Vol.2) as a background character, a page of original art of your choice from any of my past books or Freewheel: Vol. 2, an 11x14 black-and-white commission (meaning I draw whatever you want), an exclusive, backer-only, full-color print; one signed and sketched-in copy of Freewheel: Vol. 2, a .pdf of the completed book, your name listed in the "Thank You" section of the book, and a personalized thank you note mailed to your home.

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