Funded! This project was successfully funded on June 10, 2012.

Update #1

Haha! Overwhelming Success!!

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As of right now, I am at almost 200% of my goal with a little less than 2 weeks left in the campaign.  This is all thanks to you.  From the people who donated a dollar just to show solidarity to the people who went in for the highest levels of funding, I am blown away by your generosity and enthusiasm.  Thank you so much!  Please keep posting this to your friends and social networks.  Even though I've reached my goal, I still want as many people as possible to know about this project.

What have I been up to, you say?  Well, I'm happy you asked.  I recently completed a short stint as artist-in-residence at Evil Prints in St. Louis where I made two brand new prints that are directly related to the graphic novel, and are now being offered as new rewards.  

The first is called Floating Head Bounty Killer and is a cross-sectional image diagramming the funky and bizarre internal physiology of the eponymous character of the first chapter.  It has a screenprinted element detailing his anatomy from the Pukeflap to the Business End.

The second is called Behold The Mighty Yeti Overlords!  Tremble before the awesome might of a Yeti High Priest as he delivers unto you the terrible commandments of his jealous and bloodthirsty gods.  The mysterious Yeti will be playing a prominent role in The Astronomer, and here is the first glimpse of this bold race of ancient giants.

Both these prints were executed and printed entirely by hand.  They are copperplate etchings printed on Japanese Kozo paper, mounted on cotton rag support papers (see the individual rewards for more details).  Both are being offered at an exclusive kickstarter discount price that will last until the close of the campaign.

A quick request- if you are a non-U.S. backer, please doublecheck your pledge amount and make sure you've added the extra shipping cost that appear at the end of the reward description.  Additionally, there is a typo in the $250 level reward.  It should read (Canada $260, International $275).  Sorry for any confusion.

Once again, if you're reading this, I can't thank you enough for your support, even if you're just looking and forwarding the link on to your friends.  Take care, and as always, don't hesitate to email me with any questions.

-Rebholz

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    Postcard with a personalized hand-made drawing on it, sent direct to you from my residency at the Vermont Studio Center.

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    Floating Head Bounty Killers comic with a personalized hand-made drawing on the inside cover AND a postcard with a drawing on it sent from the Vermont Studio Center. (Canada $17, International $20).

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    The Astronomer comic with a personalized hand-made drawing on the inside cover AND a postcard with a drawing on it sent from the Vermont Studio Center. (Canada $17, International $20).

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    Hand-made screen printed Floating Head Bounty Killers T-Shirt AND a postcard with a drawing on it sent directly to you from the Vermont Studio Center. (Canada $22, International $25).

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    Floating Head Bounty Killers comic AND The Astronomer comic with personalized hand-made drawings on the inside covers AND a postcard with a drawing on it sent from the Vermont Studio Center. (Canada $27, International $30).

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    Floating Head Bounty Killers comic AND The Astronomer comic with personalized hand-made drawings on the inside covers AND a Floating Head Bounty Killers T-Shirt AND a postcard with a drawing on it sent from the Vermont Studio Center. That's right, two comics, a shirt and a postcard all for a measly forty bucks! This is the Quadruple-Whammy Superdeal of the Century right here! (Canada $42, International $45).

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    You will be achieve cosmic immortality by having your name listed in the "Special Thanks" section of the forthcoming Astronomer comic (as well as any future re-printings) PLUS you'll receive everything included in the $40 Quadruple-Whammy Superdeal (both comics, 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 or the Astronomer. 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. (Canada $160, International $175)

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    NEW!! Floating Head Bounty Killer print! This is a hand-made, hand-pulled copperplate etching with serigraph, printed on Kozo, mounted on 11" x 14" Arches paper. Printed by the incomparable master printers of Tom Huck's famous Evil Prints during my recent artist-in-residency there, it features a cross-sectional diagram of the Bounty Killer, illuminating the inner workings of his queer physiology. Printed in an edition of 50, but only a small amount are available for sale. Don't sleep on this, as soon as the kickstarter campaign ends, this print will never again be offered at this price. Please see Update #1 for images of the print. (Canada $235, International $250).

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    Everything! A hand drawn page of your choosing, F.H.B.K. and The Astronomer comics with personalized drawings, a t-shirt, a postcard with personalized drawing AND cosmic immortality via acknowledgement on the "Special Thanks" page of The Astronomer comic. (Canada $160, International $175)

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    NEW!! Behold The Mighty Yeti Overlords! print! This is a hand-made, hand-pulled copperplate etching printed on Kozo and mounted on 30" x 22" Magnani Pescia paper. Printed by the incomparable master printers of Tom Huck's famous Evil Prints during my recent artist-in-residency there, 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 10 available for sale. Just like the F.H.B.K. print, as soon as the kickstarter ends, the price for this print will jump up, and will never again be offered at this price. 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. Please see Update #1 for images of the print. (Canada $710, International $725).

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    Actualize your cosmic immortality by having your likeness drawn into The Astronomer comic! Send me several pictures and have your grim visage appear as a character in the story! Don't be shocked when it's weird and unflattering! Maybe you'll be a babbling doomsayer The Astronomer encounters on his travels through the blasted wasteland! Perhaps you'll become the victim of rampaging savages collecting sacrifices for their grizzly blood rituals! You may even become a recurring character or an ancient and terrible god! Who knows? I certainly don't, at least not until I get a good look at your mug. You also naturally get everything else: a hand drawn page of your choosing (most likely the one in which you appear, duh), F.H.B.K. and The Astronomer comics with personalized drawings, a t-shirt, a postcard with personalized drawing AND cosmic immortality via some top-shelf acknowledgement on the "Special Thanks" page of The Astronomer comic.

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