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A 66-page trade paperback satirical comic book.
73 backers pledged $1,910 to help bring this project to life.

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I'm Chloe Handler, internationally-ignored writer and artist. I've noticed a rise in bigotry within the comic book fan community in recent years. There is an overabundance of racism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia. This stems from a group of men with a strong presence and following on social media. They are notorious for targeting and harassing marginalized people within the comic industry. In so doing, they have gained several followers in order to fund their own comic book publishing. How they got this far on a message of hate is astonishing. They are the "Astonishing Gaters".

However, comic book professionals are starting to call them out. Comedians are roasting them. And I'm making a satirical comic book because that's what I like doing. That's how I roll.

But I'm not independently wealthy, and the cost of printing is expensive. That's where I need your help. By backing this project, you can help cover printing and shipping costs. Your contribution also empowers a push back against bigotry and hate through parody and humor. We need diversity in comic books. Comics are for EVERYBODY! Thank you for your support. Together, we are stronger.

Diversity panic - Work in progress
Diversity panic - Work in progress

Diversity is everywhere. If something doesn't appeal to you, try something that does.

Too... much... diversity... bewbs... too... small...
Too... much... diversity... bewbs... too... small...
Double page splash. This is a comic book store. This is where to go when you want to buy these things called "comic books".
Double page splash. This is a comic book store. This is where to go when you want to buy these things called "comic books".

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Risks and challenges

Risks and challenges:
Because I'm one person (albeit a very diligent and determined person), I may need to extend the deadline slightly to ensure delivery of a top quality product. I will do everything I can to push this forward, perhaps even delivering earlier than expected. That would be ideal. However, there are a few details that are beyond my control, including shipping, printing, manufacturing extra rewards, etc. I will issue updates regularly to inform you of how things are going. I would ask for your patience during this process. One way or the other, this book is getting made and delivered. Let's do this thing!

*Addendum: The $30 reward tier is a printed edition. The price includes shipping and handling, and also a digital copy of the book.

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    Astonishing Gaters PDF

    Because shipping outside of the US is a bit complicated, I'm offering a PDF version of Astonishing Gaters for a pledge of $10 for my friends outside of the US.

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    Astonishing Gaters

    A beautifully illustrated, well-written 66-page trade paperback featuring the Astonishing Gaters, a ragtag group of folks determined to make good comics. As seen on Twitter. Shipping included (only available in the United States).

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    OwN tHe EsSjAyDuByAs Level One

    The first step in owning the SJWs is to spend MOAR money! For a $40 pledge, you'll get a signed copy of Astonishing Gaters TPB, a digital PDF version of the comic, an Astonishing Gaters logo sticker, a "Make Mine Mierda" button, and an "Impenetrable Sunray" button!

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    OwN tHe EsSjAyDuByAs Level Two

    Nothing owns the SJWs like spending money on things they like! For a $50 pledge, you'll receive a signed copy of Astonishing Gaters TPB, a digital PDF version of the comic, an Astonishing Gaters logo sticker, a "Make Mine Mierda" button, an "Impenetrable Sunray" button, and a limited edition collectable postcard (5 x 7) of one of the characters from Astonishing Gaters!

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    OwN tHe EsSjAyDuByAs Level Three

    For those who are tired of SJWs ruining muh comics, this tier is for you! For a $75 pledge, you'll receive a limited edition signed Astonishing Gaters TPB with a FOIL COVER! You'll also receive a PDF version of the comic, an Astonishing Gaters logo sticker, a "Make Mine Mierda" button, an "Impenetrable Sunray" button, a limited edition collectable postcard, featuring one of the characters from Astonishing Gaters, and a "Make Mine Mierda" mini poster!

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    Undying Gratitude

    By pledging $100 or more, you will receive TWO FOIL COVER Astonishing Gaters TPBs, a PDF version, a logo sticker, two buttons, two limited edition collectable postcards, a "Make Mine Mierda" mini poster, plus I'll sign everything and draw a one-of-a-kind personalized masterpiece just for you. Because you're awesome!

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