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This memoir chronicles heartache, hysterical laughter, alienation, boredom vs. vice and a mortifying history of underwear.
This memoir chronicles heartache, hysterical laughter, alienation, boredom vs. vice and a mortifying history of underwear.
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If you enjoy a good laugh while thinking semi-deep thoughts, then this book is guaranteed to tickle your brain. Time combined with humor allowed me to process heart crushing events into this graphic novel. Art mixed with laughter rewired my fried nervous system, quelled my raging anger, and melted excess pounds of mind blubber.

Amazed & Elated, Depressed & Deflated is written, illustrated and designed by me, a.k.a. Aron Lee Bowe. Rather than being computer-generated, the illustrations are hand drawn and painted in watercolor. All the pre-production work is completed. None of the artwork has been previously published in print or on the web.

Amazed & Elated will be a 144 page, 6” x 9” softcover book. The cover will be full-color with a black and white interior. With your help, the next step is the printer and then finally, shipping a copy and maybe more to you. The funds raised here are earmarked to cover the cost of printing, shipping and distribution.

I will make you awesome Rewards! Check out the reward tier list, and thank you for supporting my project. I promise to deliver the best quality product possible. Any additional help you can lend to support this campaign by posting, tweeting and spreading the word about this project will be greatly appreciated.

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There are few risks to backing this project. The artwork is completed and the book is ready to be sent to the printer as soon as funding has been achieved. I am personally overseeing the production of my rewards and not leaving it to a fulfillment company. Although this is a one person operation, I don't foresee delays. Barring issues with the printer or a major accident, you'll have your reward as I have promised. Should setbacks arise, I will make corrections and communicate with backers in a timely manner.

If you like my work, tell your friends. I’ve recently emerged from being a studio hermit, so my social networking skills suck. Your support would mean a lot and is immensely appreciated!

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    Handwritten thank you card: Adam naps with his animal friends. (Eve is on the back eating something she shouldn’t.) + a 20 page black and white PDF from the book.

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    Set of three 4” x 5” prints on 100% recycled paper: Bug-Eyed Boyfriend, Teen Lovers & Motorcycle Cop + a thank you card + a 20 page black and white PDF from the book.

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    Signed copy of the book + set of three 4” x 5” prints on 100% recycled paper: Bug-Eyed Boyfriend, Teen Lovers & Motorcycle Cop + a thank you card.

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    Adam Naps t-shirt, white 100% cotton + signed copy of the book + set of three 4” x 5” prints + a thank you card.

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    Sister Scolds Fornicators t-shirt, black 100% cotton + signed copy of the book + set of three 4” x 5” prints + a thank you card.

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    Four 8” x 10” prints on 80 lb. paper: Adam Naps, Sister Scolds Fornicators, The Shepherdess & My Salvador Dali + signed copy of the book + a thank you card.

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    Four handmade, black felt coasters with images of Adam and Eve + Adam Naps t-shirt, white 100% cotton + signed copy of the book with a character sketch drawn into the book + set of three 4" x 5" prints + a thank you card.

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    Four handmade, gray felt coasters: President John Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Richard M. Nixon + 8” x 10” print of President Kennedy on 90 lb. gallery-grade watercolor paper + signed copy of the book with a character sketch drawn into the book + set of three 4” x 5” prints + a thank you card.

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    A signed copy of the book with a character sketch drawn into the book + four handmade, gray felt coasters with images of President John Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Richard M. Nixon + four handmade, black felt coasters with images of Adam and Eve + five 8” x 10” prints on 90 lb. gallery-grade watercolor paper + set of three 4” x 5” prints + a thank you card.

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