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Our aim is to resurrect Pepe the Frog in a new comic book reclaiming his status as a universal symbol for peace, love, and acceptance.
Our aim is to resurrect Pepe the Frog in a new comic book reclaiming his status as a universal symbol for peace, love, and acceptance.
Our aim is to resurrect Pepe the Frog in a new comic book reclaiming his status as a universal symbol for peace, love, and acceptance.
367 backers pledged $34,757 to help bring this project to life.

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"Before Pepe the Frog was a meme designated a hate symbol by the Anti-Defamation League, he began his life as a blissfully stoned frog in my comic book Boy’s Club where he enjoyed a simple life of snacks, soda and pulling his pants all the way down to go pee. Boy's Club debuted in 2006, Pepe became a meme around 2010, then stuck around the internet long enough to become an institutionally recognized hate mascot. Needless to say it’s a nightmare so I killed him off. But now I’d like to bring him back, and I’d like to ask your help in funding a new zine celebrating a resurrected Pepe, one that shall shine a light in all this darkness and feel good again."  -Matt Furie

We understand there's no way to fully control the internet or how people decide to use Pepe the Frog. Trying to control that would be a completely unreasonable goal. That said, the aim of this project is to positively resurrect Pepe through the creation of a brand new comic in the spirit of the original BOY'S CLUB.

Reaching our goal will mean that YOU have successfully contributed to the resurrection of Pepe the Frog and we will begin work on the next chapter in Pepe's life. Funds will go towards supplies, printing, shipping, processing fees, and all the extra reward items being offered. Anything exceeding our goals will go towards the book's creators and potentially ignite brand new projects in the future.

This is the continuing story of our efforts to #SavePepe and an opportunity to get creative and keep on truckin'. With your help, we can save Pepe.

Matt Furie / Jason Furie / Kimberley Motley

 *Animation provided by Joseph Bennett

*Music provided by Dang Olsen Dream Tape

Risks and challenges

Production on the new zine (and all the extras!) will begin immediately after we reach our goal and our hope is to have the new book in your hands before the end of this calendar year. Matt has already created 4 issues of BOY'S CLUB so the workload will be familiar.

Of course delays can happen depending on various things such as production times, shipping, and whatnot. But we're confident that things will run smoothly for this campaign and we will definitely inform you all if there are any delays along the way.

#savepepe

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    Digital Copy of Zine ONLY

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    Zine + Sticker

    This tier includes the physical + digital copy of the zine and adds a limited edition Pepe sticker created just for this campaign.

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    Zine + Sticker + Enamel Pin

    Get everything listed above, plus a limited edition Pepe enamel pin! Cool!

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    Signed Zine by Matt Furie

    Everything above, plus your physical copy of the zine will be signed by Matt Furie. (Autograph ONLY)

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    Comic & Book Retailer 5

    Comic Book Shop and Book Store retailers will receive x5 zines, x5 pins, x5 stickers, and a digital copy of the zine at a bulk discounted price. This offer only applies to retailers who can authenticate at checkout.

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    Signed Zine w/ Line Drawing

    Everything above, except your physical copy of the zine will be signed by Matt Furie (Autograph ONLY) and will include a mini original line drawing of Pepe next to the signature!

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    Super Limited T-Shirt!

    Everything included in the $100 tier PLUS a super limited t-shirt designed by Matt Furie and Angela Garcia of ZEF 2 DEATH based in Los Angeles! This single color B&W "Pepe Love" t-shirt will only be available through this campaign so get em while they're hott!

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    Rare Pepe

    Everything included in the $100 tier PLUS an extremely limited 5 x 7 original "Rare Pepe" drawing by Matt Furie.

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    Death of Pepe

    Everything included in the $500 tier PLUS a signed copy of Fantagraphic's Free Comic Book Day comic "World's Greatest Cartoonists" featuring the printed 'Death of Pepe' comic strip.

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    Original Pepe the Frog Drawing

    Everything included in the $1000 tier PLUS an original Pepe the Frog drawing where he is saying "Feels Good Man". *Actual drawing can be seen in our "Updates" section for July 1st 2017.

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    Unused Boy's Club Page

    Everything included in the $1000 tier PLUS an unused page from the original Boy's Club zine featuring Pepe the Frog. *Actual drawing can be seen in our "Updates" section for July 1st 2017.

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    Original Boy's Club Zine (only 100 made)

    Everything included in the $1000 tier PLUS a super rare copy of the original Boy's Club zine. Matt Furie printed only 100 of these in 2005. *Actual drawing can be seen in our "Updates" section for July 11th 2017.

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    Original Play Time Zine (only 100 made)

    Everything included in the $1000 tier PLUS a copy of "Play Time" by Matt Furie. This is the original appearance of Pepe before he appeared in Boy's Club. Only 100 of these were ever made in 2005. *Actual drawing can be seen in our "Updates" section for July 11th 2017.

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    Original Boy's Club Page (A)

    Everything included in the $1000 tier PLUS an original page drawing from Boy's Club 2 *Actual drawing can be seen in our "Updates" section for July 1st 2017
    (Page A).

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    Everything included in the $1000 tier PLUS an original page drawing from Boy's Club 2 *Actual drawing can be seen in our "Updates" section for July 1st 2017
    (Page B).

    Includes:
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    • Limited Edition Sticker
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    Original Boy's Club Page (C)

    Everything included in the $1000 tier PLUS an original page drawing from Boy's Club 3 *Actual drawing can be seen in our "Updates" section for July 1st 2017
    (Page C).

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    Original Boy's Club Page (D)

    Everything included in the $1000 tier PLUS an original one page drawing featured in Wizard Magazine and later the Fantagraphics Boy's Club collected paperback. *Actual drawing can be seen in our "Updates" section for July 1st 2017 (Page D).

    Includes:
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    • Digital Copy of Zine
    • Limited Edition Sticker
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    • Limited 5 x 7 Original "Rare Pepe" Drawing by Matt Furie
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    Original "Death of Pepe" Drawing

    Everything included in the $1000 tier PLUS the original "Death of Pepe" drawing that was used in Fantagraphic's Free Comic Book Day comic "World's Greatest Cartoonists".

    Includes:
    • Signed Copy of Zine w/ Line Drawing
    • Digital Copy of Zine
    • Limited Edition Sticker
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    • Limited 5 x 7 Original "Rare Pepe" Drawing by Matt Furie
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    Original "Mad Magazine" Pepe Drawing

    Everything included in the $1000 tier PLUS the original full-color drawing of Pepe the Frog as Alfred E. Neuman from Mad Magazine featured in the April 2017 (#544) issue. *Actual drawing can be seen in our "Updates" section for July 11th 2017.

    Includes:
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    • Limited Edition Sticker
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    Original "Pepe's Nightmare" Drawings

    Everything included in the $1000 tier PLUS the 3 original "Pepe's Nightmare" comic strip drawings featured on The Nib (.com). *Actual drawings can be seen in our "Updates" section for July 11th 2017.

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    • Limited Edition Sticker
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    Feels Good Man

    Completely fund this project and ask for absolutely nothing in return. Material possessions mean absolutely nothing to you and the spirit of Pepe resides within you. As thanks, you will be immortalized as a character in the zine and will get a special "thank you" in the zine itself. And even though you don't "need" it, we will send you a special care package just because.

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