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$1,114
pledged of $1,800pledged of $1,800 goal
38
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, August 3 2015 11:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

The Story

Dawn of the Furries is a creator owned comic book series set in Pittsburgh, PA., as the furry apocalypse erupts.  Ethan is your typical mid-20 year old cubicle worker.  He just wanted to finish his current project so that he'd have enough free time to ask out his co-worker Stacey, or hang out with his kinda-buddy Vince.  But his life is interrupted when his co-workers turn to him to keep their group alive during this completely unexpected crisis.

The view from Mt. Washington is pretty bleak.
The view from Mt. Washington is pretty bleak.

Dawn of the Furries is a story is about leadership, relationships, getting to know and rely on each other, and what it means to lose.  The group of acquaintances and co-workers have to bond into a functioning team to stay alive.  But around any corner or down any street there could be death on the end of foam-covered fangs or razor sharp claws.

The Book

Some of the page art from Issue 2
Some of the page art from Issue 2

Issue #1 featured black and white watercolor paints over pen, all done by hand. While I enjoyed that process and liked some of the results, I am finding equal and better results with digital painting over the inked pages for Issue 2.  A sample of the next issue is just below.

Digital shading on the inked page from Issue 2.
Digital shading on the inked page from Issue 2.

The Rewards

The financing goal from this issue is lower than the first issue, mostly because the reward work for this campaign is lighter. The standees from the first campaign were popular and fun to do, but really time consuming. My overall goal is to get these issues out faster so that the story can unfold.  There is so much to tell in this rich, rabid story of survival.

One reward that will be available is to have a portrait made of your own fursona, but rabid and dangerous!  Ever wondered what would happen to your furry self if you were bitten and turned rabid. Here's how you find out. See below.

Rabid Fursona Portrait
Rabid Fursona Portrait

Also added to this campaign is the idea of a t-shirt.  Many people from the first issue asked why I didn't have one available.  I'm correcting that this time around.

Ringer T-shirt
Ringer T-shirt

Also available are a limited number of appearances in the second issue, either human or furry.  Check out the list if appearing in the book appeals to you. But act quickly, I had to limit this reward to only a few spots due to the story.

The cover art will also be a reward, but that work is still ongoing. I'll be sure to post a picture of it as soon as it is finished.

Thanks

Thanks for checking out the campaign and the rewards!Please be sure to pass along the link to any of your friends, on any message boards that you think might be interested, or follow along on my Tumblr blog at dawnofthefurries.tumblr.com.  Hope to hear from you all soon!

I will be at Anthrocon in Pittsburgh, in Artist Alley all three days! Come find me!
I will be at Anthrocon in Pittsburgh, in Artist Alley all three days! Come find me!

Risks and challenges

This will be my third solo campaign that has gone to completion. Between the successful Brandi Bare campaigns with Joe Pekar and the earlier DotF campaigns, the process for completion and shipping of the books is clearly understood.

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    Follow along with the campaign and get the updates. In the end, your name will be included on the Thank You page of the comic!

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    PDF copies of both DotF #1 (original cover) and #2, and your name on the Thank You page of issue 2!

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    Signed physical copies of both DotF#1(original cover) and #2, as well as the PDFs of both issues, and, of course, your name on the Thank You page.

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    Physical copy of DotF2, signed, the Thank You page, and a 6x9 pen original sketch of a rabid furry. You name the animal, I'll sketch up a rabid furry version. But if you have your own fursona, check out the next reward!

    If you also would like DotF #1, add $4 to this order, and I'll include it!

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    Signed physical copy of DotF#2, the Thank You page, and an 11x14 rabid furry portrait of your fursona! See the image in the description, but this one is a hot item!

    To insure safe shipping, there's a jump in the shipment costs. Nobody wants to receive damaged art!

    If you would like to include DotF #1, add $4 to this order and I'll include it!

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    Signed physical copy of DotF #2, the Thank You page, and the T-Shirt, in the size that you deem correct!

    If you would like to include DotF #1, add $4 to this order and I'll include it!

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    Deluxe Package A!

    Signed DotF#2, the Thank You page, the T-Shirt, and the 11x14 fursona portrait! Be the envy of the convention circuit! Or at least your social network.

    If you would like to include DotF #1, add $4 to this order and I'll include it!

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    Deluxe Package B!

    Signed DotF#2, the Thank You page, the T-Shirt, and some original art!

    You'll have a choice of all of the pages from Issue 2, the ones that remain from Issue 1, and any of the promotional art that has been created.

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    APPEAR IN THE BOOK #1

    Many people have asked about appearing in the book. It seemed strange that you'd WANT to try to survive a furry apocalypse, but then, it seems strange that I write/draw one.

    For this reward, you will appear human, as Likeable Mike's neighbor. I'll need a reason from you why you chose to stay at your home and not join the group. Maybe you're waiting for your SO to get home, maybe you want to hunker down at home, it's up to you.

    This reward also includes a signed copy of the book, the T-Shirt, and the Thank You page mention, of course.

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    APPEAR IN THE BOOK #2

    This is more gruesome, if that's your thing. I'll include your Fursona, rabid and deadly, in one of the scenes of the book. I can't guarantee that you'll survive, just so you know.

    This reward also includes a signed copy of the book, the T-Shirt, and the Thank You page mention, of course.

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    COVER PACKAGE!

    This reward is for the original, painted cover art. It also includes DotF#2 signed, the T-Shirt, and the thank you page mention.

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Funding period

- (33 days)