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A young woman at the intersection of modern Iran and ancient Persia, family obligations and self-discovery, guilt and freedom...
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    A giant 6x9 postcard, signed by both Dara (writer) and Brent (artist), thanking you for your support. Option of message written in Farsi.

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    Your name listed as a project supporter in a special "Thank You" page in the book, AND on the Persia Blues website. Plus the signed postcard.

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    Signed copy (by both writer & artist) of the Persia Blues graphic novel (with the option of having it personalized to you). Plus your name listed in book and website, plus signed postcard.

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    Pledge US$ 30 or more About US$ 30

    Collection of 7 Persian cuisine recipes, from writer Dara Naraghi's family, delivered as a high resolution PDF suitable for printing. Plus signed copy of the book. Plus your name listed in book and website, plus signed postcard.

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    Signed copy of the Persia Blues graphic novel, including an original sketch drawn in the book by artist Brent Bowman. Plus your name listed in book and website, plus signed postcard.

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    Signed copy of the Persia Blues graphic novel, including a "flash fiction" (short story under 350 words) handwritten in the book by writer Dara Naraghi. Plus your name listed in book and website, plus signed postcard.

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    Signed copy of the Persia Blues graphic novel, including BOTH an original sketch and a handwritten "flash fiction" short story in the book. Plus your name listed in book and website, plus signed postcard.

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    A 1-hour portfolio review session with artist Brent Bowman, via Skype or phone, with email follow-up. Brent will review your sequential art samples and provide constructive feedback on storytelling, pacing, perspective, anatomy, etc. Plus you get a signed copy of the book with both an original sketch and a handwritten short story. Plus your name listed in book and website, plus signed postcard.

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    A 1-hour pitch/proposal review session with writer Dara Naraghi, via Skype or phone, with email follow-up. Dara will review your comic book story or series pitch, and provide constructive feedback as well as sample pitch packets and helpful resources. Plus you get a signed copy of the book with both an original sketch and a handwritten short story. Plus your name listed in book and website, plus signed postcard.

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    Pledge US$ 125 or more About US$ 125

    Original 11x17 art commission from artist Brent Bowman, illustrated in ink and gray tone markers. Subject matter of your choice, within reason (no adult or distasteful material, please email if you have questions). Plus you get a signed copy of the book with both an original sketch and a handwritten short story. Plus your name listed in book and website, plus signed postcard.

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    Original page of sequential art from the graphic novel, unique and one-of-a-kind. You will be able to choose from around 60-70 pages made available by Brent, with the earliest pledge allowed to select first. Pages are 11x17, fully inked, but do not contain lettering. Plus you get a signed copy of the book with both an original sketch and a handwritten short story. Plus your name listed in book and website, plus signed postcard. LIMITED TO ONLY 5!

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    Pledge US$ 200 or more About US$ 200

    RETAILER INCENTIVE PACKAGE A: 2-hour in-store appearance and book signing by both writer Dara Naraghi and artist Brent Bowman, along with 5 complimentary copies of the book. The 2 hours includes a 45-minute "breaking into comics" workshop for up to 15 of your customers, and 3 portfolio reviews by Brent. You also get an original 11x17 art commission by Brent (to keep, give away, or sell), and a link to your store or Facebook page on the PB website. Note: store must be within a 3-hour drive from Columbus, Ohio (as determined by Google maps). LIMITED TO ONLY 3!

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    Pledge US$ 300 or more About US$ 300

    Appear as a character in the book! Your likeness will be drawn into the story, and what's more, you'll have a small speaking role and appear on 4 pages. Check out the sample art on the left to see the setting. Note: you'll have to fill out a simple release form. Plus you get a signed copy of the book with both an original sketch and a handwritten short story. Plus your name listed in book and website, plus signed postcard. LIMITED TO ONLY 3!

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    RETAILER INCENTIVE PACKAGE B: 4-hour in-store appearance and book signing by both writer Dara Naraghi and artist Brent Bowman, along with 10 complimentary copies of the book. The 4 hours includes a 1-hour "breaking into comics" workshop for up to 20 of your customers, plus 5 portfolio reviews by Brent. You also get 2 original 11x17 art commission by Brent (to keep, give away, or sell), and a link to your store or Facebook page on the PB website. Note: store must be within a 5-hour drive from Columbus, Ohio (as determined by Google maps). LIMITED TO ONLY 3!

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