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Mirenda is a mostly silent comic about a jungle woman who gets a demon stuck in her leg, and her adventure trying to get it out.
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After years of self-publishing, it's finally time to publish a MIRENDA Graphic Novel!

MIRENDA is the story of a jungle woman who gets a mysterious demon trapped in her leg after a deal with a medicine man goes wrong. On her journey to find a worthwhile exorcist she makes some friends, hears some stories, and is tracked by all kinds of people and creatures with motives of their own. 

If you haven't read MIRENDA before, you may be surprised to see that the story is told almost entirely without words. I like making really immersive comics that demand you spend time with them to follow the story. I'm all too guilty of letting my eyes fly across a comic page and read one word balloon after another without paying much attention to the pictures, and I wanted to make a comic that truly emphasizes storytelling through artwork.

Here are a few pages from MIRENDA #1-4:

About the MIRENDA Graphic Novel 

I've been working on MIRENDA for quite a few years now and I'm really happy to announce this collected edition. The book will collect MIRENDA #1-5, which will bring the book to 150 pages of story, along with chapter covers and some pinups in the back. Something I'm especially excited about is that the books will be printed larger than the average American comic book -- about 11 inches tall! AND I'm printing a super limited Hardcover! (the regular Graphic Novel will be a softcover edition)

I'm also excited to announce that the MIRENDA Graphic Novel will be printed by the great Image Comics! This is important because printing with Image will allow me to print my comic in vivid colors that I have had trouble achieving while self-publishing. Don't get me wrong, I love the printing on my MIRENDA comics, but the Graphic Novel is going to be something special.

MIRENDA #5

Before the book can be sent to Image Comics for printing, I need to finish MIRENDA #5. This issue will be larger than the other MIRENDA issues, with 36 pages of story. (Issues #1-4 are 28 pages) Things are going to get pretty crazy in this issue! Here are some sample pages:

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THE REWARDS

The goal of this Kickstarter is to fund the completion of MIRENDA #5 and the MIRENDA Graphic Novel, so they are the primary rewards. Here are the front and back covers of the Graphic Novel:

For the first time ever, I'm printing a MIRENDA HARDCOVER for this Kickstarter. These Hardcovers will only be available directly from me, and I may never print more after this campaign. I'm so excited to get my hands on these things! (The regular, non-Hardcover edition of the Graphic Novel will be printed as a softcover)

As a little bonus for getting the Graphic Novel through this Kickstarter, every copy that I send out will be stamped inside with a special hand-carved print. The print will be on the title page and should look something like this:

(I haven't drawn the cover to MIRENDA #5 yet because I usually draw the covers after the issue is totally finished. The Graphic Novel was a rare exception!) 

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In addition to the Graphic Novel and MIRENDA #5, you can also get your hands on:

ISSUES #1-4 OF MIRENDA

If you select the $3 Digital Comic: Single Issue reward, you will choose from one of these comics or MIRENDA #5. To get the whole Graphic Novel please select the $12 Digital Comic: MIRENDA Graphic Novel reward.

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A SPECIAL PRINT that I made for this very occasion:

The prints will be 8.5 x 11 inches big on nice, heavyweight paper. I'm using the same printer I used for the last Kickstarter and the prints should look phenomenal. 

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A very limited number of Enamel Pins. They are a reference to the cover of MIRENDA #4 and they look sooo good:

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5x7 inch ink drawings will be available as well. I always have a lot of fun making these things. Here are a couple of my favorites from the last campaign:

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ORIGINAL MIRENDA ART is also available in this campaign! Rewards include the covers to all 5 issues of MIRENDA, the front and back covers of the Graphic Novel, and the original painting of the Special Print:

Most of the original art is on 13x20 inch sheets of nice watercolor paper. I believe that the MIRENDA #3 cover, the Trade Back Cover, and the Special Print are on slightly smaller paper. 

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STRETCH GOALS!

$12,000: I will make a little "Director's Commentary" zine that talks about some of the conceptual aspects of MIRENDA and include one with each shipment.

$15,000: I will make postcards with brand new art and include one in each shipment.

$20,000: I will draw a bunch of little two-tone animal pictures and include one with each physical shipment. Here are a few examples of what you can expect (the animals might have knives and tattoos):

$30,000: I will design a new enamel pin and include one with each physical shipment. 

$40,000: ???

Thanks for checking it out!

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ABOUT GRIM WILKINS

Grim Wilkins has been drawing and self-publishing comics for over a decade. Most recently he worked on PROPHET: EARTH WAR with Brandon Graham and the incomparable Team Prophet, published by Image Comics. Other recent collaborations include the very cool PETRICHOR with writer Zachary Clemente and the star-studded sci-fi epic CAYREL'S RING with writer Shannon Lentz.

Risks and challenges

I don't foresee there being any risks in this campaign at all. Most of the book is already done, a reputable publisher will be printing the books, and I'm totally prepared to ship hundreds of comics.

I may run into a shortage of shipping supplies halfway through packaging everyone's orders, causing the orders to be a little late, but there is absolutely no need to worry about getting your merchandise.

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    MIRENDA Graphic Novel + Enamel Pin

    I'll send you a physical copy of the MIRENDA Graphic Novel and an Enamel Pin.

    If you want the Hardcover instead of the regular Graphic Novel, please pledge $50 instead of $35.

    If you would like additional copies of the graphic novel, please pledge $20 per copy you want.

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    I'll send you the original art for the Front Cover of the MIRENDA Graphic Novel, as well as a special print and your choice of the MIRENDA Hardcover or the regular Graphic Novel.

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