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Of What Kind is an all-ages weird fantasy webcomic, with time travel and fish gods and stuff. Let's print it up! Read more

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Of What Kind is an all-ages weird fantasy webcomic, with time travel and fish gods and stuff. Let's print it up!

Boston, MA Comics
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5/23--Here's a preview of the different minis you'll be able to choose from if you back at the $40 level or above!  

5/21--I just posted a new page on my website which finishes chapter 3 in Of What Kind.  If you wanna read from the beginning to catch up, click below!

5/20--Here's an example of the kind of thing you'd be getting if you go for the $75, $100, $120, or $145 reward levels.  A small ($75/$100) or large ($120/$145) ink and color illustration of a monster or fantasy character of your description:

An ink and crayon illustration like the one YOU could get!
An ink and crayon illustration like the one YOU could get!

5/20 -- I've added some reward tiers which can net you a sweet shirt designed by me or fellow cartoonist Noah Pierce!  Read more about those tiers in this UPDATE.

5/19--Wow, I can't thank you guys enough for all your support!  We've hit 30%, with 25 days left!

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My name is Adam Szym, and I draw comics on Good Show Sir!

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For the past 2 years I've been drawing an all-ages weird fantasy comic called Of What Kind!

It's taken what feels like forever, but after lots of sweat and tears and ink and fluids, I've finally finished the first 200 or so pages of the first storyline: The Brood of the Outerfish!

THE STORY

Of What Kind is about anthropologists in a fantasy world who are sent to find and retrieve the eggs laid by a time traveling fish god 1,000 years ago.  Sure, that sounds simple enough and not weird at all, right?  Well it gets not simple and very weird, and it gets there fast!

The heroes soon find that, unsurprisingly, involving oneself with a time traveling fish god starts to make time a little...loosey goosey.  Not only that, they quickly discover they're far from the only people looking for the legendary eggs of the Outerfish.

Of What Kind is filled with humor and adventure and is meant for readers of any age.  If you enjoy time travel, otherwordly gods, the lingering effects of ancient wars, crystal caverns, giant birds, zeppelins, or other stuff, you'll enjoy this story!

THE BOOK

Printing a full color 200+ page book is anything but cheap!  I'm an English teacher in South Korea, so I wouldn't exactly call myself wealthy. That's why I'm here, asking for your help to print my book!

The book will be perfect bound with a softcover.  It'll be full color and printed a bit oversized so you can enjoy the smaller details of the artwork!  

It's going to be somewhere over 200 pages long, and along with the collected Book One, backers who purchase the book will receive a separate mini-comic collecting 2 short stories which will NEVER be posted online!

Along with the book, I'll be printing stickers and postcard prints to include with certain backer rewards!

SOME MORE ART

Risks and challenges

The main story of the first volume of OF WHAT KIND is all but completed, the only thing left to do is edit colors, add in pages where needed, and to write and draw the 2 short stories that will be exclusive to the book!

Barring that, printing the book should hopefully go off without a hitch, and the books will be shipped to any backers in the Fall of 2013.

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FAQ

  • Sure you can! You simply have to edit your initial backing amount and add $25, and I'll know you want a t-shirt! When it comes time to ship, I'll send a survey with different designs and you can choose the one you like.

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  • You selected
    $5 reward

    4 backers

    All help is helpful! You get a PDF of 2 short stories that will NEVER appear online!

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  • You selected
    $10 reward

    12 backers

    The Outerfish sees in your future an Of What Kind Book One PDF including 2 exclusive short stories!

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  • You selected
    $15 reward

    3 backers

    Out of the fog comes 5 stickers and an Of What Kind Book One PDF!

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $25 reward

    26 backers

    You are a true Cataloguer! You will receive both softcover and PDF versions of Of What Kind Book One, as well as 5 stickers!

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $40 reward

    12 backers

    The Brine King thanks you! You will receive the softcover and PDF versions of Of What Kind Book One, signed and with a sketch inside! You ALSO get one of my other mini comics and 5 stickers!

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $65 reward

    5 backers

    The Fog is cold...so wear a shirt! You get the PDF, stickers, a signed and sketched copy of Of What Kind Book One, a minicomic, AND an awesome T-SHIRT by artist and friend Noah Pierce!

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $75 reward

    3 backers

    In the house of the Nanomancer you find...a softcover and PDF copy of Of What Kind Book One, 5 stickers, a mini comic, AND a small inked and colored illustration of a monster (D&D character, etc.) of your choice or description!

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $100 reward

    3 backers

    $75 LEVEL + SHIRT In the house of the Nanomancer you find...a softcover and PDF copy of Of What Kind Book One, 5 stickers, a mini comic, AND a small inked and colored illustration of a monster (D&D character, etc.) of your choice or description! AND A SHIRT!

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $120 reward

    4 backers

    The Founder grants you a softcover and PDF copy of Of What Kind Book One, 5 stickers, a mini comic, and a LARGE ink and colored illustration of a monster (D&D character, etc.) of your choice or description! Also, your name will be printed in the acknowledgements section of the book!

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $145 reward

    4 backers

    $120 LEVEL + SHIRT! The Founder grants you a softcover and PDF copy of Of What Kind Book One, 5 stickers, a mini comic, and a LARGE ink and colored illustration of a monster (D&D character, etc.) of your choice or description! Also, your name will be printed in the acknowledgements section of the book! AND A SHIRT!

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $250 reward

    5 backers Limited (5 left of 10)

    ORIGINAL ART! You get a softcover and PDF copy of Of What Kind Book One, 5 stickers, a mini comic, your name printed in the book, AND a page of original art from Of What Kind! Oh, jeez!

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  • You selected
    $275 reward

    1 backer Limited (5 left of 6)

    $250 LEVEL + SHIRT!! You get a softcover and PDF copy of Of What Kind Book One, 5 stickers, a mini comic, your name printed in the book, AND a page of original art from Of What Kind, AND A SHIRT!

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world

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