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CUTTINGS is a striking new hardcover collection that includes color fiction Johnny Wander shorts & never before seen art from Yuko Ota!
CUTTINGS is a striking new hardcover collection that includes color fiction Johnny Wander shorts & never before seen art from Yuko Ota!
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Help publish our latest book, CUTTINGS!

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You guys are AMAZING! We've come up with some stretch goals - a new print and a bunch of improvements to the book that we're crossing our fingers for!! See below! 

CUTTINGS is a collection of comics and art by Yuko Ota, including:

◆ Color fiction short stories appearing at johnnywander.com:

Left to right, top to bottom: Girl with the Skeleton Hand, Pony Cop, Delilah & The Basilisk, Maidens
Left to right, top to bottom: Girl with the Skeleton Hand, Pony Cop, Delilah & The Basilisk, Maidens

◆ Art from Yuko Ota's blog

◆ NEVER BEFORE SEEN art and sketches from Yuko's sketchbooks - Yuko has filled over 30 sketchbooks since 2005! She's selected some of her favorite sketches for this collection. 

◆ NEVER BEFORE SEEN, unfinished sequentials of comics that never had a chance to materialize.

AND MORE!

There are many rewards available in this Kickstarter! 

Standard, Limited
Standard, Limited

The standard and limited editions of CUTTINGS:

  • STANDARD: Hardcover with SPOT GLOSS treatment.
  • LIMITED: Hardcover with SPOT GLOSS, FOIL OVERLAY & DIE-CUT DUST JACKET (not shown).
  • INTERIOR: 72 pgs, mixed B&W and color.

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Exclusive Kickstarter print: 

Physical and digital copies of all three Johnny Wander autobio collections:

  • JW Vol. 1: Don't Burn the House Down - 128 pgs, B&W, Softcover
  • JW Vol. 2: Escape to New York - 150 pgs, B&W, Softcover
  • JW Vol. 3: Ballad of Laundry Cat - 150 pages, B&W w/ 8 pg color insert, Softcover

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Yuko Ota Artbook and Exquisite Beast (Standard & Limited):

  • Yuko Ota Art Book: 32 full color pgs, softcover with foil
  • Exquisite Beast: Limited Edition features three-piece cover with ribbon bookmark and faux black leather/scale binding
  • Exquisite Beast interior: 7x7", B&W w/ pantone accent on heavy cream-colored paper.

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Sticker Set - ZooLOLogy, PaleontoLOLgy, Catmera, Maw and Nesting Cats stickers:

ZooLOLogy, Maw, PaleontoLOLgy, Nesting Cats, and Catmera stickers
ZooLOLogy, Maw, PaleontoLOLgy, Nesting Cats, and Catmera stickers

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Original Art:

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Commissions (color, black and white, or left-handed) (No portraits, nothing NSFW, Yuko reserves the right to decline a commission idea):

Color, B&W, Left-handed
Color, B&W, Left-handed

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Johnny Wander is a twice-weekly webcomic drawn by Yuko Ota and written by Ananth Panagariya, published at johnnywander.com. It has been running since 2009, and there are currently 3 volumes of B&W autobio comics in print: 

  • Johnny Wander V1: Don't Burn the House Down
  • Johnny Wander V2: Escape to New York
  • Johnny Wander V3: Ballad of Laundry Cat

Yuko Ota is a cartoonist who has been posting comics to the web since she was 15. She has worked with BOOM!, Dark Horse, Oni Press, Red5, Lerner Publishing/Graphic Universe, What Pumpkin and more on properties like Adventure Time, Yo Gabba Gabba, Atomic Robo, Namco-Bandai properties, various educational comics and more. She helped found Benign Kingdom in 2012. She most recently co-wrote and did covers for her miniseries Adventure Time: Candy Capers.

Ananth Panagariya is a writer and designer who works with Yuko on many projects, including Johnny Wander! He most recently co-wrote BOOM! miniseries Adventure Time: Candy Capers and was head writer on game Namco High, a send-up of dating sims featuring classic Namco-Bandai characters. He also wrote BUZZ!, an action-packed book about competitive spelling bees, illustrated by Tessa Stone and published by Oni Press. He helped found Benign Kingdom in 2012.

Breadpig is a sidekick-for-hire, offering a variety of hand-holding services to creators and companies who want to self-publish, make something nice, or take a risk on something crazy. They've helped out with projects like: Bee and PuppyCat, To Be Or Not To Be: That Is The Adventure, Atomic Robo, Starfighter: Eclipse, and multiple Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal endeavors.

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Music: The Growl, by Mills Blue Rhythm Band from jazz-on-line.com

(Thank you to Conrad Kreyling for editing the KS video! And extra special thanks to him for getting hit by a book. Sorry.)

Risks and challenges

Ananth and Yuko ran a successful Kickstarter to print their third book in 2012. From 2012-2013 they helped run several successful Kickstarters for Benign Kingdom. They have been working in webcomics since 2003. They began Johnny Wander in 2009. They have laid out and sent three of their own books to print (Johnny Wander V1, V2, V3). Ananth also freelances with a variety of clients doing the same work (bigger publishers, independent and webcomics), ensuring that books are delivered on time to the printer.

Yuko and Ananth have also spent the past 7+ years designing merchandise, corresponding with various printers & manufacturers, and then shipping out the physical products to their readers directly. This includes a variety of items: books, t-shirts, tote bags, keychains, earrings, figurines, prints and more.

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