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Sharkman is an alien trying to be happy in a world where every conspiracy theory is true. It’s like if The X-Files was on Adult Swim.
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So, what's Sharkman?

Sharkman is a lovable alien trying to be happy in a world where every conspiracy theory is true. It’s like if The X-Files was an Adult Swim show.  Sharkman spends most of his time on the run from Ms. Rabbitman, the shadowy government agent in charge of covering up his existence. Along the way Sharkman encounters monsters, celebrities, and politicians.

Last summer, I released Sharkman volume one. That book collects three issues (#1-3) of Sharkman's adventures in a world of missing Malaysian planes and alien cults. Sharkman dates Edward Snowden, fights Elvis, and uncovers the truth about the illuminati once and for all.

You can read more about it on leomancini.com or by following @leomakecomic on Instagram or @leo_mancini_ on Twitter. Or you can scroll down.

Sharkman #1-3 covers
Sharkman #1-3 covers

In February there was a Kickstarter for issue #4, the first chapter of vol. 2. (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/73176458/sharkman-escape-from-disneyland)

But now, issues 5 and 6 are finished and I'm SO SO SO excited for you all to read them (issues #4-6) as a complete book! In this new story arc, Sharkman finally makes a friend: Bigfoot! But his problems are far from over... Why are the world's leading scientists and entrepreneurs gathering in a remote warehouse? Why does nobody come back from the secret Disney park? And is Bill Nye the Science Guy... pregnant? At first, Sharkman doesn't care about that stuff. But as these questions are answered, he realizes that something very sinister is going on and it's up to him and Bigfoot to uncover the truth.

Sharkman #4-6 covers
Sharkman #4-6 covers

Sounds okay,  but what are people saying about it?

Can my kid read this Sharkman thing?

I think so. It's definitely PG-13 but kids read stuff like that all the time. Your kid's probably pretty smart if you get them indie comics like this. But, if you want the common sense media breakdown, somebody's head blows up and somebody gives birth, but none of that is very graphic. Anyone who can handle Harry Potter can read this. Also they say sh*t twice.

Can I see some pictures of the non-book Sharkman merch?

Sharkman Panels Shirt
Sharkman Panels Shirt
Bigfoot Panels Shirt
Bigfoot Panels Shirt
Sharkman Throw Pillow
Sharkman Throw Pillow
Sharkman Shower Curtain
Sharkman Shower Curtain

Kickstarter wants me to include a part about what this project means to me.

I'm not going to tell you Sharkman is perfect, but it's the exact kind of comic I want to be making. It can be pretty cynical but also be really sweet. I really love all these characters and I think you might like 'em too. It's funny sometimes. It's sad sometimes. It has non-stop action. It's making fun of conspiracy theories but also celebrating them. I'm really proud of this thing and I hope you guys are as excited as I am about it.

I wanna read the first six pages of Sharkman #4!

So, Leo, I want to see a breakdown of all the money you're spending cuz I like that kinda stuff.

Okay, here:

$420 (Printing books.) (Haha 420)

$80 (Shipping.)

$50 (Fees taken by Kickstarter and Amazon.)

$55 (Other random expenses.)

$50 (Paying Finn.)

$45 (In case somebody's credit card doesn't go through.)

If we raise $700 dollars I pretty much don't make any money so I hope we go way over the goal cause I love money and making money and having money.

I forgot. What's your social media again??

Website: leomancini.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leomakecomic/?hl=en

Twitter: https://twitter.com/leo_mancini_

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    PDF file of Sharkman #1!

    Get into the series for only a dollar! 24-page, color digital comic.

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    PDF files of Sharkman #1-3!

    The first three issues of Sharkman! These make up the first story arc: "Sharkman vs. the Illuminati."

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    PDF files of Sharkman #1-6

    Read the entire series digitally for just $10! What a good deal, right?

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    Let's Make Comics Chicago Anthology

    Choose between the Forgotten History (2017) and Out of the Deep (2018) books!

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    Paperback Copy of Sharkman Vol. 1!

    88-page, full-color book containing reprints of Sharkman #1-3 plus bonus art from guest artists! (Including Buster Moody, Dave Baker, and more!) Also includes PDF files of Sharkman #1-6.

    Includes:
    • Sharkman Vol. 1 Paperback Book. (Issues #1-3)
    • Sharkman #1 PDF
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    • Sharkman #3 PDF
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    Paperback Copy of Sharkman Vol. 2!

    94-page, full-color book containing Sharkman #4-6 plus a short comic drawn by Finn Belknap and bonus art from guest artists! (Including Hilary Barta, Anna Kohlweis, and more!) Also includes PDF files of Sharkman #1-6.

    Includes:
    • Sharkman Vol. 2 Paperback Book. (Issues #4-6)
    • Sharkman #1 PDF
    • Sharkman #2 PDF
    • Sharkman #3 PDF
    • Sharkman #4 PDF
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    Both Sharkman Paperbacks!

    Save $10 and get both Sharkman books together! Also includes PDF files of the whole series!

    Includes:
    • Sharkman Vol. 1 Paperback Book. (Issues #1-3)
    • Sharkman Vol. 2 Paperback Book. (Issues #4-6)
    • Sharkman #1 PDF
    • Sharkman #2 PDF
    • Sharkman #3 PDF
    • Sharkman #4 PDF
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    Sharkman T-Shirt

    Sharkman T-Shirt from Threadless! Choose your size and design!

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    Sharkman Throw Pillow!

    Like those little pillows people have on their couches? You know those? Well you can get a Sharkman one now. But it only ships to places in the U.S. Sorry. :(

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    ALL THE BOOKS AND A SHIRT!

    Get both Sharkman paperbacks, both Let's Make Comics Chicago Anthologies, and a T-Shirt of your choice. The books will probably arrive separately from the T-Shirt though because they're shipping from different places. Also includes PDF files of Sharkman #1-6.

    Includes:
    • Sharkman Vol. 1 Paperback Book. (Issues #1-3)
    • Sharkman Vol. 2 Paperback Book. (Issues #4-6)
    • Let's Make Comics Chicago Anthology (You pick which one)
    • Sharkman T-Shirt
    • Sharkman #1 PDF
    • Sharkman #2 PDF
    • Sharkman #3 PDF
    • Sharkman #4 PDF
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    Shower curtain…

    Please buy this and send me a picture. I really wanna sell somebody a shower curtain. Like just to see what it looks like. Also includes PDF files of Sharkman #1-6.

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    • Sharkman Shower Curtain
    • Sharkman #1 PDF
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    • Sharkman #3 PDF
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