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Collects the first five issues of the online comic by Gary Winnick along with exclusive new content. Gary is an independent comic book writer, illustrator and game designer. Best known for his work at Lucasfilm as the co-creator of MANIAC MANSION.

 BAD DREAMS is an illustrated fantasy adventure published as a series of online comics through Graphicly earlier this year. It chronicles the adventures of an odd group of dreamworld characters: Mary, Nimrod, Sir Spanks (a Night Mouse Knight), Spide and Shroom. Mary wakes to discover both her memory and 'Night Time' are missing. Mother Night's absence causes havoc as everyone slowly loses their mind from lack of sleep. As a result they must work together to uncover the strange secret of their past and exactly who and what's behind it all... 

Creator Gary Winnick spent the better part of three years, nights and weekends, developing over 150 pages of lavish color images. "It's time to get back to my comic book roots and get this printed for real so you can actually hold it, read it, smell and taste its' shiny candy-like pages." If we raise our goal you can look forward to a high quality limited edition book of the collected series. Additionally, we'll include concept art, page layouts and other special features. We'd like to prove we can produce this volume and in turn continue development on a number of visually compelling graphic stories. Check out projects in development at garyart.net for a sampling.

             *READ THE FIRST ISSUE FOR FREE HERE* 

        downloads available for Amazon, Kindle, and iBooks

* These images above aren't the Giclee selection- they're just some of the previous issue covers for your enjoyment!

A) Digital Download (or CD*) * see description for details, B) Greeting Card, C) Poster, D) Bumper Sticker, E) Softcover Graphic Novel, F) Mother Night Fridge Magnet, G) Hardcover Graphic Novel, H) Nimrod 'Bug' Tshirt, I) Limited Edition Giclee Print, J) Original Art Page, K) Original Ink & Watercolor Sketch, L) Unpaid Model: Make an Offer 

GO TO:  garyart.net FOR A LOOK AT MORE ART SAMPLES

And there's more surprise stretch goals that will be revealed as we go! Here's a few clues...

$150k- It has something to do with games... 

$250k- It has something to do with music...

$500k- It has something to do with animation...

Why are we here? What's life really about? Will you ever be happy? I really can't answer any of those questions, but I do know that there's more going on in this world than meets the eye. This is a chance for us to get back to our personal creative roots. You know when you were back in grade school, (maybe you're still there now...) and you had that amazing epiphany about your creative potential; maybe you wanted to build a functional robot out of cardboard boxes, or a rocket to the moon out of that old refrigerator sitting in the dump (stay the heck away from that bucket of tetanus!).

Maybe you wanted to write and draw your own comic books... I did and still do, and with your help I promise to bring you on a mystical adventure through the corridors of our imaginations. I'm truly passionate about this work and wouldn't pitch it if I didn't have full confidence in it's potential. If we're successful in raising our goal, it will open the door not just for Bad Dreams, but a number of future projects we have waiting in the wings. Check some of these out at my garyart.net site. Thank you for your contribution and I won't forget your help. Remember, it's the audience of like-minded individuals that matters, not the financial whims of monolithic media conglomerates.

I'd also like to give a special "Thank you!! texted a million times!!" to Ricki Lee Stautz, without whose boundless energy, dedication, hard work and creative heart this project would not be possible. I'd also like to thank the other invaluable member of our team Jeff Hulter. Additional thanks go out to Moreah Walker, Brandon Kahl, Sherry Land, Mark Land, Nick Sobrack-Seaton, Tom Adams, Mike Zwerling, Greg Rossi and The Satellite Inc. 

     (Go to our YouTube channel to see some of these folks star in production films. There are also trailers, teasers, and concept videos to laugh at and be awed by. Or both).

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Risks and challenges

The book has now been completely drawn, so our main challenge is the associated production and delivery of printed/finished goods. I have a professional history of dealing with production, and our vendors have already been carefully chosen based on budget, schedule, and location. Additionally, I have a reliable team of collaborators ready to step in as needed to assist in all phases of production and product fulfillment.

Certainly, any project that requires quality printing, also requires ongoing quality control & oversight. Monitoring and maintaining consistency across a range of merchandise is something that requires multiple sets of eyes to assure the best overall product(s). Our team is committed to making sure our sponsors receive the finest goods at a reasonable cost. We are so grateful for our our friends and followers, that we will keep an updated dialogue throughout the process of post-funding production regarding status of books, goods, and our elation.

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    KEEP ME IN THE LOOP: We'll create an exclusive 'Bad Dreams: "Thank You" image for all our Kickstarter patrons, which we'll personally email to you. Additionally, we'll include your name in our contributor credits which we'll post upon the successful completion of funding. (* In the event we achieve our 'tote bad' bag stretch goal, an international shipping fee of $15 USD would apply to that item outside the continental U.S. assuming you qualify and want that item)

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    THE VIRTUAL WORLD: The $1. reward, plus a Digital Copy of 'Bad Dreams' Graphic Novel & associated special features download* *In the event of specific technical issues with the download process we reserve the right to deliver this as a physical CD (*If delivered on CD, or if we achieve the 'tote bad' bag or sticker stretch goal: International shipping costs apply.)

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    NIGHT MOUSE KNIGHT'S DELIGHT: The $50. rewards package (including signed copies of the Softcover Bad Dreams Graphic Novel & poster), plus Bumper Sticker and Mother Night Fridge Magnet.

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    YOU GET THE HARDCOVER!!!: The $150. rewards package (replaces the signed Softcover with the signed Limited Edition Hardcover), plus a Limited Edition Gallery Quality Giclee Print** (signed & numbered).
    **Giclee can be chosen from one of several images.

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    ORIGINAL ART ATTACK!: The $250. rewards package (your Limited Edition Hardcover of the Bad Dreams Graphic Novel will be remarqued with an original signed sketch), plus an Original Art Page from Bad Dreams (also signed)

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    I'LL BE ART IN A MINUTE: The $500. rewards package, plus an Original Ink and Watercolor sketch of You and the Bad Dreams Character of Your Choice

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    YOU TAKE THE CAKE!: You'll get the $1000. Rewards Package and we'll come to your house*** and throw you a Bad Dreams themed birthday party!
    You'll get a Nimrod birthday cake and Shroom balloons!
    We'll deliver all your rewards- including a surprise reward- wrapped as presents!
    We'll sing Happy Birthday replacing your name with that of your favorite Bad Dreams character and you will henceforth be known by that name!

    ***Continental United States only; unless you'd like to pay for our international travel, hotel, and expenses, which we'd negotiate in good faith then run around and see all the local sights on your dime!

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    DREAMPLAY: You'll get the $5000. rewards package (the shipping guidelines above will still apply). We'll put together a musical stage play based on Bad Dreams (you'll get to write a song for the production - you will need to sign a contract giving us the right to use your work in the production). This will be performed in the bay area of California (at a venue of our choice-so you'll need to provide your own transportation to the location). You'll be consulted on most aspects of the production- which we'll film and post- and for which you'll be credited as a songwriter and producer.

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