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The Johnny Wander autobio omnibus you've all been asking for! Over 400 pages of comics and extras over the years!
The Johnny Wander autobio omnibus you've all been asking for! Over 400 pages of comics and extras over the years!
The Johnny Wander autobio omnibus you've all been asking for! Over 400 pages of comics and extras over the years!
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8 Years. Nearly 400 comics. One book! This is the collection fans have been asking after for years! Johnny Wander: Our Cats Are More Famous Than Us collects the archive of Johnny Wander in both a regular hardcover and a Slipcased Andrew Lang style edition limited to 500 copies.

  

 

 

Johnny Wander began in 2008, just as we were graduating college. The autobio comics began by covering our transition from student life into adulthood.

While we occasionally tackled fiction (collected in our previously kickstarted CUTTINGS book), people first got to know us and our comics through the autobio strips. Over the course of the comic some of the most popular characters turned out to be our cats, Rook and Cricket.

 

Once we started focusing more heavily on fiction, (including our currently ongoing BARBAROUS series and the award-winning– and also kickstarted– Lucky Penny), we organically eased off of autobio. Johnny Wander: Our Cats Are More Famous Than Us is a collection that combines the first 3 volumes we previously self-published (and... also... kickstarted... we do this a lot) with additional unpublished comics (almost a book’s worth), and never-before-seen extras into one big complete collection. This book is also going to be printed with a splash of color:

OOH! WOW!!!!
OOH! WOW!!!!

We want to make sure we send our autobio comics out with a bang, so we’re doing an over-the-top hardcover, a slipcased limited edition, and even making a supremely huggable plush of a MAW, our signature weird bird demon thing.

Above were the first pass of the prototype and our notes below. We’re currently awaiting the revised version and will share it with the campaign as soon as we get it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While we’re planning on working with Oni Press for a retail release, like we did with Lucky Penny, our ability to make comics and post them to Johnny Wander has always been because of the incredible direct support of our fans. Like Lucky Penny, we are running this campaign to fund printing books that we can sell directly to our wonderful readers.

Our video was done by the amazing Lindsay & Alex Small-Butera of Baman Piderman note!

Risks and challenges

We have done a lot of campaigns now, we're working with Breadpig to help keep track of costs and manage fulfillment, and we've got a fulfillment center already picked out! Books are ready to go to the printer as soon as the campaign has wrapped.

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    Digital Copy!

    A Digital Copy of the book featuring over 400 pages of content!

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    Digital Library

    A digital library of our Johnny Wander works! The Omnibus, Cuttings, and Penny's Collection - featuring snippets from Penny's romance novel collection. PLUS you get your name on our Thank You Page!

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    • Digital Copy of the Omnibus
    • Digital Copy of Cuttings
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    Cricket's Pin of Approval!

    Physical and Digital copies of the Our Cats Are More Famous Than Us: A Johnny Wander Omnibus along with a Cricket Pin and signed bookplate.

    You also get digital copies of Cuttings, and Penny's Collection - featuring snippets from Penny's romance novel collection, and a name on our Thank You Page!

    Includes:
    • JW: Our Cats Are More Famous Than Us Omnibus
    • Digital Copy of the Omnibus
    • Digital Copy of Cuttings
    • Digital Copy of Penny's Collection
    • Name on Thank You Page
    • Enamel Cricket Pin
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    Maw Plush (Early Bird!)

    The early maw gets the ... what do maws eat anyway?

    Physical and Digital copies of the Our Cats Are More Famous Than Us: A Johnny Wander Omnibus along with a Cricket Pin and signed bookplate.

    You also get digital copies of Cuttings, and Penny's Collection - featuring snippets from Penny's romance novel collection, and a name on our Thank You Page!

    Includes:
    • JW: Our Cats Are More Famous Than Us Omnibus
    • Digital Copy of the Omnibus
    • Digital Copy of Cuttings
    • Digital Copy of Penny's Collection
    • Name on Thank You Page
    • Enamel Cricket Pin
    • Signed Bookplate
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    Maw Plush (Early Bird!)

    The early maw gets the ... what do maws eat anyway?

    Physical and Digital copies of the Our Cats Are More Famous Than Us: A Johnny Wander Omnibus along with a Cricket Pin and signed bookplate.

    You also get digital copies of Cuttings, and Penny's Collection - featuring snippets from Penny's romance novel collection, and a name on our Thank You Page!

    Includes:
    • JW: Our Cats Are More Famous Than Us Omnibus
    • Digital Copy of the Omnibus
    • Digital Copy of Cuttings
    • Digital Copy of Penny's Collection
    • Name on Thank You Page
    • Enamel Cricket Pin
    • Signed Bookplate
    • Maw Plush
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    Maw Plush

    A Maw Plush, here to be your weird friend!

    Physical and Digital copies of the Our Cats Are More Famous Than Us: A Johnny Wander Omnibus along with a Cricket Pin and signed bookplate.

    You also get digital copies of Cuttings, and Penny's Collection - featuring snippets from Penny's romance novel collection, and a name on our Thank You Page!

    Includes:
    • JW: Our Cats Are More Famous Than Us Omnibus
    • Digital Copy of the Omnibus
    • Digital Copy of Cuttings
    • Digital Copy of Penny's Collection
    • Name on Thank You Page
    • Enamel Cricket Pin
    • Signed Bookplate
    • Maw Plush
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    Limited Slipcase Edition

    The limited edition slipcase version of our omnibus done in the style of an old Andrew Lang fairy tale book. Limited to only 500 with a signed and numbered front page. You also get a digital copy of the book and a name on our Thank You Page.

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    • Limited Slipcase Edition Omnibus
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    Limited Slipcase Edition

    The limited edition slipcase version of our omnibus done in the style of an old Andrew Lang fairy tale book. Limited to only 500 with a signed and numbered front page. You also get a digital copy of the book and a name on our Thank You Page.

    Includes:
    • Limited Slipcase Edition Omnibus
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    Limited Edition and Maw!

    A Maw Plush, here to be your weird friend!

    Plus the limited edition slipcase version of our omnibus done in the style of an old Andrew Lang fairy tale book. Limited to only 500 with a signed and numbered front page. You also get Digital copies of the Our Cats Are More Famous Than Us: A Johnny Wander Omnibus along with an enamel Cricket Pin.

    You also get a digital copy of the book and a name on our Thank You Page.

    Includes:
    • Limited Slipcase Edition Omnibus
    • Digital Copy of the Omnibus
    • Name on Thank You Page
    • Digital Copy of Cuttings
    • Digital Copy of Penny's Collection
    • Enamel Cricket Pin
    • Maw Plush
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    The Omnibus Collection!

    A Maw Plush, here to be your weird friend!

    Plus the limited edition slipcase version of our omnibus done in the style of an old Andrew Lang fairy tale book. Limited to only 500 with a signed and numbered front page.

    You also get a regular Physical and Digital copies of the Our Cats Are More Famous Than Us: A Johnny Wander Omnibus along with an enamel Cricket Pin and a name on our Thank You Page.

    Includes:
    • Limited Slipcase Edition Omnibus
    • JW: Our Cats Are More Famous Than Us Omnibus
    • Digital Copy of the Omnibus
    • Digital Copy of Cuttings
    • Digital Copy of Penny's Collection
    • Enamel Cricket Pin
    • Name on Thank You Page
    • Maw Plush
    • Signed Bookplate
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    Johnny Wander Collection!

    You get Cuttings in physical and digital editions along with a physical copy of Lucky Penny and the digital Penny's Collection.

    Plus the limited edition slipcase version of our omnibus done in the style of an old Andrew Lang fairy tale book. Limited to only 500 with a signed and numbered front page and a Maw Plush to be your weird friend!

    You also get a regular Physical and Digital copies of the Our Cats Are More Famous Than Us: A Johnny Wander Omnibus along with an enamel Cricket Pin and a name on our Thank You Page.

    Includes:
    • Limited Slipcase Edition Omnibus
    • JW: Our Cats Are More Famous Than Us Omnibus
    • Digital Copy of the Omnibus
    • Cuttings Regular Edition
    • Digital Copy of Cuttings
    • Lucky Penny Softcover Edition
    • Digital Copy of Penny's Collection
    • Enamel Cricket Pin
    • Name on Thank You Page
    • Maw Plush
    • Signed Bookplate
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    Johnny Wander Limited Collection!

    You get Cuttings Limited Editon and digital editions along with a limited hardcover edition of Lucky Penny and the digital Penny's Collection.

    Plus the limited edition slipcase version of our omnibus done in the style of an old Andrew Lang fairy tale book. Limited to only 500 with a signed and numbered front page and a Maw Plush to be your weird friend!

    You also get a regular Physical and Digital copies of the Our Cats Are More Famous Than Us: A Johnny Wander Omnibus along with an enamel Cricket Pin and a name on our Thank You Page.

    Includes:
    • Limited Slipcase Edition Omnibus
    • JW: Our Cats Are More Famous Than Us Omnibus
    • Digital Copy of the Omnibus
    • Cuttings Limited Edition
    • Digital Copy of Cuttings
    • Lucky Penny Limited Hardcover
    • Digital Copy of Penny's Collection
    • Enamel Cricket Pin
    • Name on Thank You Page
    • Maw Plush
    • Signed Bookplate
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    Omnibus Collection and Original!

    A random original page of comic art by Yuko Ota from one of her previously published works!

    Plus the limited edition slipcase version of our omnibus done in the style of an old Andrew Lang fairy tale book. Limited to only 500 with a signed and numbered front page and a Maw Plush to be your weird friend!

    You also get a regular Physical and Digital copies of the Our Cats Are More Famous Than Us: A Johnny Wander Omnibus along with an enamel Cricket Pin and a name on our Thank You Page.

    Includes:
    • Limited Slipcase Edition Omnibus
    • JW: Our Cats Are More Famous Than Us Omnibus
    • Digital Copy of the Omnibus
    • Digital Copy of Cuttings
    • Digital Copy of Penny's Collection
    • Enamel Cricket Pin
    • Name on Thank You Page
    • Maw Plush
    • Signed Bookplate
    • An Original Comic Page by Yuko
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    Original Classic Collection!

    A random original page of comic art by Yuko Ota from one of her previously published works AND copies of the original first 3 softcover volumes of Johnny Wander!

    Plus the limited edition slipcase version of our omnibus done in the style of an old Andrew Lang fairy tale book. Limited to only 500 with a signed and numbered front page and a Maw Plush to be your weird friend!

    You also get a regular Physical and Digital copies of the Our Cats Are More Famous Than Us: A Johnny Wander Omnibus along with an enamel Cricket Pin and a name on our Thank You Page.

    Includes:
    • Limited Slipcase Edition Omnibus
    • JW: Our Cats Are More Famous Than Us Omnibus
    • Digital Copy of the Omnibus
    • Digital Copy of Cuttings
    • Digital Copy of Penny's Collection
    • Enamel Cricket Pin
    • Name on Thank You Page
    • Signed Bookplate
    • Maw Plush
    • An Original Comic Page by Yuko
    • Johnny Wander Volumes 1-3
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    The Final Poem Original and Collection

    You get the physical art of the final poem in the omnibus AND copies of the original first 3 softcover volumes of Johnny Wander!

    Plus the limited edition slipcase version of our omnibus done in the style of an old Andrew Lang fairy tale book. Limited to only 500 with a signed and numbered front page and a Maw Plush to be your weird friend!

    You also get a regular Physical and Digital copies of the Our Cats Are More Famous Than Us: A Johnny Wander Omnibus along with an enamel Cricket Pin and a name on our Thank You Page.

    Includes:
    • Limited Slipcase Edition Omnibus
    • JW: Our Cats Are More Famous Than Us Omnibus
    • Digital Copy of the Omnibus
    • Digital Copy of Cuttings
    • Digital Copy of Penny's Collection
    • Enamel Cricket Pin
    • Name on Thank You Page
    • Signed Bookplate
    • Maw Plush
    • Johnny Wander Volumes 1-3
    • Original Art of the Final Poem Page from the Omnibus
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