Created by Eisner and Harvey award winning cartoonist Scott Kurtz, PvP Online posted its first comic on May 4th, 1998. Since then, PvP has been read by millions of fans worldwide with a new comic posted every weekday (and some weekends) for 20 years.
It's a comic about pop-culture, video games, RPGs, maniacal talking felines, farting trolls, meme-spouting super heroes, and friends becoming family. So just like your life... only not.
Here's a few of our favorites.
The comic has, and always will, remain FREE to read online at pvponline.com.
This Kickstarter will help us collect the first 20 years of PvP comics in their entirety plus an additional tome of never-before-seen content. Designed by famed illustrator and designer Rob Armbrister, with over 2,500 pages collected into 9 full-color, oversized 12"x10" hardcover volumes, these will truly be the Definitive Editions of PvP Online.
There are lots of different ways you can support this Kickstarter! Grab the 20th Anniversary Retrospective, pickup all 9 Volumes of PvP Definitive Editions, go À La Carte and choose just the years you like the most, or go All Digital and get 20 years of PvP delivered directly to your cyberzone.
HAVE A FAVORITE YEAR OF PvP OR ONLY WANT A COUPLE BOOKS? ADD-ONS ARE FOR YOU!
Chose any reward tier you'd like, then add the amount listed in the chart below for any books you'd like to "add-on" to your pledge. Once the campaign is over, we'll ask you which add-on items you wanted and you'll get exactly the combination of rewards you desire!
WHAT ARE KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE EXTRAS?
Once the Kickstarter is fully funded we will start unlocking Stretch Goals! Some will be upgrades to the books that are for all Backers, but many will be exclusive to Backers who choose reward tiers with +EXTRAS in the description. The more we fund the more +EXTRAS you get!
SHIPPING WILL BE CHARGED AFTER THE CAMPAIGN ENDS!
Books are heavy and nine books coming in at over 2,500 pages is a lot of book. This Kickstarter may even require multiple shipments for each Backer! All shipping fees will be charged AFTER the campaign ends, just before we ship the books. By doing it this way we can ensure you are paying the lowest possible cost for shipping.
We will ship the books in bulk to a series of warehouses around the globe. Final surveys will then be sent to each Backer requesting their address and calculating an accurate shipping charge. We're going to do everything we can to keep these rates as low as possible.
BOOK RELEASE PARTY AND REWARD PICKUP!
For those located in the greater Seattle area, you will have the option to pick up your books in person at the PvP 20th Anniversary Book Release Party (time and location to be scheduled in 2019). Here you'll be able to pickup your rewards, meet Scott Kurtz, spend some time with fellow comic lovers, and enjoy some delicious snacks. Surely, a good time to be had by all!
Risks and challenges
We face three major challenges with this Kickstarter:
Firstly, much of the art from 1998 - 2002 was never properly digitized. Finding and scanning or digitally remastering these strips is going to be time-consuming and could affect our print schedule.
Secondly, there's a LOT of content to be designed, edited, and prepped for print. Currently there are two designers, two editors, and three proof-readers working to get these books ready to print. Again, this is a time-consuming process.
Lastly, shipping 50+ lbs (22+ kg) of books to each Backer in a cost-effective manner is a huge task. Fortunately, we've got dedicated staff and partners at various printers, manufacturers, and fulfillment centers ready to help us reduce the shipping costs to the bare minimum.
These are all manageable risks and we're confident we can overcome them with little or no delay.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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