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Final volume of the reader-fueled webcomic about bad jobs. Includes guest comics!
Final volume of the reader-fueled webcomic about bad jobs. Includes guest comics!
35 backers pledged $1,143 to help bring this project to life.

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Bad jobs: we've all had 'em. Envelope stuffing, box moving, burger slinging, toilet cleaning, and of course: customer verbal punching bag. Why not be recognized for your hard work? This was the idea behind How We Stay Sane @ Work: a weekly webcomic that launched in July 2013. It quickly became a communal project with stories submitted from all over the internet. Volume 1 was Kickstarted in 2015. Now it’s time to wrap it up with Volume 2!
Strip #107: Doesn't Fall Far From the Stupid Tree
Strip #107: Doesn't Fall Far From the Stupid Tree

 

 This Looks Familiar…

That’s because I’ve tried to fund this project once before. Although we almost reached our goal, we just barely ran out the clock. That's why I'm relaunching the campaign. I've retooled the rewards to be more cost effective and to focus more on what this campaign is all about: the art. With a smaller, more attainable goal in mind, let's print another book!

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Size comparison between volumes 1 & 2
Size comparison between volumes 1 & 2

Volume 2 of How We Stay Sane @ Work will be even bigger than Volume 1! It will contain strips 101-150 with updated text and SFX for crisper, funnier gags! It will also contain all the guest comics funded by the stretch goals of the 1st Kickstarter.


Volume 2 Guest Artists

 


You should check out all of their work, because it’s fantastic. All the guest artists have been paid for their work, but as a special thank-you for agreeing to include their strips in this book, they will each get 1 free copy for themselves!

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I’ve tried to keep the rewards simple for ease of fulfillment, and use as few tiers as possible. U.S. shipping is included on all reward tiers.

  • Thank You: Your name and company immortalized on a special page of the book reserved for donors.
  • Digital Sketches: Single character digital sketch of whomever you want! No nudity or offensive topics please.
  • PDF/Comixology Code: A full-color PDF and Comixology file of books 1 & 2, released as soon as the final print version is approved.
  • Volume 2: Full-color 68 page softcover book. Don’t need a book? I’ll donate it to a public library or non-profit of your choice.
  • Postcard Print: An exclusive print featuring 3 “jobzombies”, chosen at random from donors $25 and up!
  • Original Inks: A hand-drawn original strip from the comic! (excludes guest comics)

Get Volume 1: Missed the 1st campaign? Snag a signed copy of Volume 1 by adding $10 to your pledge & sending a Kickstarter message. Shipping is included.

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Contest #1: Win Cover Inks! For the first 2 weeks of the campaign only all donors $25+ will be entered to win the physical inks for the book cover! Winner will be chosen at random after the campaign ends.


Contest #2: Become a Jobzombie! For the entirety of the campaign all donors $25+ will be entered for a chance to be drawn on the Kickstarter-exclusive postcard print as a jobzombie! 3 winners will be chosen at random after the campaign ends.

You can only win 1 prize. Good luck!

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Strip #118: Mandated Stress-Buster
Strip #118: Mandated Stress-Buster

 

  
You can find How We Stay Sane @ Work at Tapastic or howwestaysaneatwork.com. The Tapastic site will be updating 7 days a week during the campaign!

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A Note About Shipping

The campaign's deadline will be putting us very close to the Christmas season here in the U.S. I plan to ship rewards at the beginning of December, however because things often take longer than anticipated, and also because I have no control over the postal system I cannot guarantee you will receive your rewards before Christmas. As always I will be keeping all backers informed with copious updates.

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A big thanks to Thomas W. For editing the video! And thanks to these people for providing free voice talent: CJ M, Noah G, Mario M.
Music in the video from Fesliyan Studios: www.fesliyanstudios.com

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Risks and challenges

-This is my 3rd Kickstarter campaign. The 2nd campaign was barely unsuccessful, and I’ve taken what I’ve learned from it to create this slimmer, cheaper one. Instead of flashy rewards, I decided to focus on what people are really here for: my art. The books and postcard print will be the main focus this time around.

-As with the Volume 1 campaign, I budgeted in plenty of extra money just in case. See the budget breakdown above.

-All strips are drawn, and all that remains of the book is formatting work. The only reward that needs drawing is the print. I have been working successfully with weekly webcomics deadlines for years, but I am still a one-woman army.

-The campaign's deadline will be putting us very close to the Christmas season here in the U.S. I plan to ship rewards at the beginning of December, however because things often take longer than anticipated, and also because I have no control over the postal system I CANNOT GUARANTEE YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR REWARDS BEFORE CHRISTMAS.

-You can rest assured I will keep you informed of all stages of the production process, as well as any delays, with copious updates.

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    Top of the top! You get the original inks from any HWSS@W strip of your choice (except guest strips), mailed to your door! In addition, your name and title will be enshrined in the special "CEO" section of the book's Thank You page!
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