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Follow the prophet Enoch as he travels the wasteland seeking both converts and human sacrifices to nourish the ancient Blood-God Votan!

UPDATES!  REACH GOALS!  NEW REWARD TIERS!

I've added a modest Reach Goal of $8,350.  If we get there, everyone at the $17 level and above (basically, everyone already getting an envelope full of goodies sent to them) will get one of these rad new Floating Head stickers.

Additionally, I have added several new reward levels for original, commissioned artwork.  You can select them individually or just add it onto any other reward tier.  I've already completed this 12"x18" drawing based on a wicked cool "Daniel Boone in Space" request from backer Lunaro, and a few more are on the way:

Thanks so much for your support in getting this book funded!  Take a look at the "Updates" section for more information about the stickers and commissioned drawings.  Here's the regular project information:

Hello Kickstarter! my name is Matt Rebholz, I'm an artist from Austin, TX.    

Last summer you helped send me to an amazing artists residency at the Vermont Studio Center where I worked on The Astronomer, the second chapter of my ongoing graphic novel of the same name. Now I'm here to ask for your help again in producing the third chapter of the series, entitled OURS IS A HUNGRY GOD! 

Chapter III: Ours Is A Hungry God!
Chapter III: Ours Is A Hungry God!

In The Astronomer, we learned that the Wasteland was once home to a lost civilization of Yeti, an ancient and powerful race who bred humans to be slaves and sacrifices to their pantheon of deities. Ours Is A Hungry God! introduces us to the mutant barbarian Enoch, prophet of the Yeti Blood-God Votan. We will see Enoch negotiate a disorienting landscape of vision and prophecy as he and his disciple Barouk travel the Wasteland, seeking both converts and human sacrifices to satisfy their Cosmic Overlord. 

Chapter II: The Astronomer
Chapter II: The Astronomer

Here is a link to a 9-page preview of Ours Is A Hungry God! so you can get a sense for what it will be like.  You can also view Floating Head Bounty Killers, the first chapter of The Astronomer (almost) in its entirety here.

Chapter III: Ours Is A Hungry God!
Chapter III: Ours Is A Hungry God!

In exchange for your help, I’m offering a number of great rewards, including all three chapters of The Astronomer, including: Floating Head Bounty Killers, The Astronomer, and of course the latest chapter, Ours Is A Hungry God!  There will be digital downloads included in every reward tier where you get at least one physical comic, cool new t-shirts featuring Mighty Votan, original hand drawn pages, handpulled etchings, and just like last time, every single reward tier gets a postcard with a unique handmade drawing on the back.  

Chapter II: The Astronomer
Chapter II: The Astronomer
F.H.B.K. handmade etching w/ silkscreen
F.H.B.K. handmade etching w/ silkscreen

Keep your eyes peeled for information about reach goals that will be posted in the coming days!              

Behold The Mighty Yeti Overlords! handmade etching
Behold The Mighty Yeti Overlords! handmade etching
Chapter I: Floating Head Bounty Killers
Chapter I: Floating Head Bounty Killers

Thank you so much for looking & thanks in advance for your support!



Mighty Votan t-shirt
Mighty Votan t-shirt

Special thanks to Terrence Salmond and Microfiche, for video editing help and the music, respectively.



Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

The only substantial risk is production time. Those of you who backed The Astronomer know that it took me longer to get the comics out than I had originally anticipated. Based on what I learned last time, I have tried to give myself a reasonable cushion of time to get the products out, but should Ours Is A Hungry God! take longer than I've estimated, I will communicate with you and let everyone know what the problem is and when you can expect to receive your rewards.

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  • Chapter I: Floating Head Bounty Killers is 44 pages

    Chapter II: The Astronomer is 56 pages

    Chapter III: Ours Is A Hungry God! will be something like 70-80+ pages

    They are all softcover, 7.75"x11" and Chapters II & III (and probably Chapter I) will be perfect bound.

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    Postcard with a personalized, hand-made drawing on the back.

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    The Astronomer Chapter III: Ours Is A Hungry God! comic AND a digital download pack of all 3 chapters of The Astronomer AND a postcard with a hand-made drawing.

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    Brand New T Shirts! Mighty Votan looks fetching wearing his private ziggurat/observatory like a hat. You too will look as good as the ancient Blood God in this lovely silkscreened t-shirt. Printed on ultra comfortable Next Level shirts. Specify size S-XXL. For this reward tier, you get the t-shirt AND a postcard with a groovy personalized hand-made drawing on it.

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    Continuing Supporter! A copy of Ours Is A Hungry God! AND a Mighty Votan t shirt AND a digital download pack of all three chapters AND a postcard with a snazzy personal drawing on the back. Keep up with the unfolding narrative of The Astronomer while remaining on the cutting edge of fashion!

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    Comics Superpack! Copies of all 3 chapters of The Astronomer, including Floating Head Bounty Killers, The Astronomer and Ours Is A Hungry God! AND a digital download of all 3 chapters AND a postcard with a supercool hand-made drawing on the back.

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    Here it is, the Mega-Whammy Superdeal! All 3 comics (F.H.B.K., The Astronomer & Ours Is A Hungry God!) AND a Mighty Votan t-shirt (sizes S-XXL) AND a digital download of all the chapters AND a postcard with a supercool drawing on it hand-made just for you! Physical and digital copies of all three comics, a postcard and a shirt for a mere $50! It doesn't get any better than that!

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    COMMISSIONED PIECE! Black and white original inked drawing on bristol board made from your specifications. Any subject matter you like! 12"x9"

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    You will achieve Transcosmic Immortality by having your name listed in the "Special Thanks" section of the forthcoming Ours Is A Hungry God! comic (as well as any future re-printings) PLUS you'll receive everything included in the $50 Superdeal (all 3 comics, a digital download, a t-shirt and a postcard).

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    A signed, original hand-drawn page of your choosing from either Floating Head Bounty Killers, The Astronomer or Ours Is A Hungry God! The page images are 9.75"x15" on 14"x17" bristol board and selection will be first come, first served. I do pretty much everything by hand, so the original pages are almost identical to the printed pages and are always richer and more nuanced. Please note that some pages have already been sold, but all remaining ones are available.

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    COMMISSIONED PIECE! Black and white original inked drawing on bristol of anything you want, no matter how odd or disturbing! 12"x18".

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    Floating Head Bounty Killer print! This is a hand-made, hand-pulled copperplate etching with screenprinted text, printed on 11" x 14" Arches paper. Printed by the incomparable master printers of Tom Huck's famous Evil Prints during my artist-in-residency there last summer, it features a cross-sectional diagram of the Bounty Killer, illuminating the inner workings of his queer physiology. Printed in a limited edition of 50, but only a small amount are available for sale. PLUS you get everything included in the $100 deal (all 3 comics, a digital download, a t-shirt, a postcard with a groovy drawing & your name listed in the Special Thanks section of Ours Is A Hungry God!).

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    Everything! A hand drawn page of your choosing, Floating Head Bounty Killers, The Astronomer and Ours Is A Hungry God! comics, a t-shirt, a postcard with personalized drawing AND cosmic immortality via acknowledgement on the "Special Thanks" page of The Astronomer comic

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    Behold The Mighty Yeti Overlords print! This is a hand-made, hand-pulled copperplate etching printed on 30" x 22" Magnani Pescia paper. Printed by the incomparable master printers of Tom Huck's famous Evil Prints during my artist-in-residency there last summer, it features a six-fingered, four-armed Yeti High Priest preaching the gospel of his ancient and terrible Gods. Printed in an edition of 15, I still have a small number available for sale. On a personal note, this is my favorite print I've made in the last few years, and I'm sure you'll be as happy with it as I am. PLUS you get everything included in the $100 deal (all 3 comics, a digital download, a t-shirt, a postcard with a groovy drawing & your name listed in the Special Thanks section of Ours Is A Hungry God!).

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    COMMISSIONED PIECE! Black and white original inked drawing on bristol made to order. Either one 18"x24" piece or a two page comic in normal size for The Astronomer pages (9.75"x15" image on 14"x17" bristol board).

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    The Honored Human Sacrifice Reward Tier! Let your very bodily person nourish the Gods & be rewarded with the favors of Mighty Votan as well as LITERALLY EVERYTHING ELSE! You will get a Behold the Mighty Yeti Overlords! etching, a F.H.B.K. etching/screenprint, an original page of your choosing, all 3 of the comics, a fetching t-shirt, digital downloads AND a snazzy postcard with a super funky drawing on it made just for you! Do the math, you cannot beat this deal! You'd have to be a fool to not select it!

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    Mysterious Patron Of The Ancient Blood Gods Reward Tier! Not only will you will receive everything in the Human Sacrifice Tier (both limited edition hand-pulled prints, an original page of your choosing, all the comics, t-shirt, extra special thanks, etc., etc.) but I will make a commissioned piece of black and white inked artwork for you. Either a 2 page comic or a large 18"x24" standalone piece. I will work closely with you to generate work that you will absolutely love. Let the wisdom of the Gods guide your hand to select this Reward Tier and ensure a seat by Their side upon Their return!

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