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The debut issue of Ron Wimberly's collective art newspaper dismantles the lethal stereotypes of black identity in sci-fi & pop culture.
The debut issue of Ron Wimberly's collective art newspaper dismantles the lethal stereotypes of black identity in sci-fi & pop culture.
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    DIGITAL EDITION OF LAAB #0

    You will receive a DRM-free digital edition of LAAB #0: DARK MATTER.

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    DIGITAL EDITION w/ POSTCARD & STICKERS

    You will receive 4x6" postcard featuring Ronald Wimberly art from LAAB Magazine, and a pack of three LAAB stickers. You will also receive a DRM-free digital edition of LAAB #0.

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    LAAB #0: DARK MATTER

    The print edition of LAAB #0 in broadsheet (16x21") newspaper format. 32 full color pages of art, theory, criticism, storytelling and vision. You will also receive a DRM-free digital edition of LAAB #0.

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    THANKED IN LAAB #0

    You will be thanked in print in LAAB #0. You will receive the print edition of LAAB #0 in broadsheet (16x21") newspaper format. 32 full color pages of art, theory, criticism, storytelling and vision. You will also receive a DRM-free digital edition of the magazine.

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    Signed & Numbered Edition

    A limited edition of LAAB #0, signed by creator Ronald Wimberly. Numbered in an edition two hundred and fifty. You will be thanked in print in the magazine. You will also receive a DRM-free digital edition of the magazine, as well as the LAAB postcard and stickers.

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    RETAILER TIER

    You will receive TEN COPIES of LAAB, as well as a complimentary digital edition.

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    Sketch Edition

    A signed limited edition of LAAB #0, featuring an original sketch by LAAB creator Ronald Wimberly. You will also receive a DRM-free digital edition of the magazine, as well as the LAAB postcard and stickers.

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    BE A LOCAL HERO

    We will donate 40 copies of LAAB #0 to the library, school, or other institution of your choice. You will also receive:

    * A signed edition of LAAB #0
    * Acknowledgement of your support in print in LAAB #0
    * A DRM-free digital edition of LAAB #0
    * access to an exclusive production blog featuring behind the scenes process work including art, interviews and more.
    * A set of five LAAB postcards and twenty LAAB stickers.

    [NOTE: If the institution you wish to donate to is outside of the US, increase shipping charge by $50.]

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    CO-PUBLISH LAAB MAGAZINE

    You will be listed as co-publisher in every issue of LAAB MAGAZINE. You will also receive:

    * a signed and numbered sketch edition of LAAB #0
    * ten publisher comp copies of LAAB #0.
    * a signed copy of every subsequent issue of LAAB (we will have to charge shipping for subsequent issues to foreign backers -- backers in the US receive for free.)
    * A DRM-free digital edition of every issue of LAAB magazine.
    * access to an exclusive production blog featuring behind the scenes process work including art, interviews and more.
    * A set of five LAAB postcards and twenty LAAB stickers.

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    COMMISSION: Portrait of a Cultural Icon

    Ronald will draw a cultural or historic figure of your choosing in the style of his BLACK HISTORY IN THEIR OWN WORDS portraits. You will receive the original drawing, along with a signed & numbered copy of LAAB MAGAZINE, and the LAAB postcard and stickers. You will also be acknowledged in print in the magazine.

    If appropriate to the theme, the drawing will be included in the published magazine, with a note thanking you for commissioning it.

    Ron is also open to other kinds of commissions -- please contact us if interested.

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    ORIGINAL ARTWORK: JIMI HENDRIX Pencils

    You will receive the pencilled artwork of Ron's original portrait of musical icon Jimi Hendrix. A one of a kind item. (See campaign for a photo of the portrait.) You will also receive a signed copy of LAAB magazine, the stickers and postcard, and you will be thanked in print in the magazine.

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    ORIGINAL ARTWORK - POLY STYRENE Pencils

    You will receive the pencilled artwork of Ron's original portrait of musical icon Poly Styrene. A one of a kind item. (See campaign for a photo of the portrait.) You will also receive a signed copy of LAAB magazine, the stickers and postcard, and you will be thanked in print in the magazine.

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    ORIGINAL ARTWORK - RAMMELLZEE Pencils

    You will receive the pencilled artwork of Ron's original portrait of graffiti artist and musician Rammellzee. A one of a kind item. (See campaign for a photo of the portrait.) You will also receive a signed copy of LAAB magazine, the stickers and postcard, and you will be thanked in print in the magazine.

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    ORIGINAL ARTWORK - ROSHAMBO

    You will receive a page oforiginal artwork from Ron's story ROSHAMBO, included in LAAB MAGAZINE. A one of a kind item. (See campaign for a photo of the page.) You will also receive a signed copy of LAAB magazine, the stickers and postcard, and you will be thanked in print in the magazine.

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    ORIGINAL ARTWORK - AFRICA PAGE

    You will receive an original page from Ron's story AFRICA, appearing in LAAB MAGAZINE. A one of a kind item. (See campaign for a photo of the page.) You will also receive a signed copy of LAAB magazine, the stickers and postcard, and you will be thanked in print in the magazine.

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    ORIGINAL ARTWORK - MISHKA T ILLUSTRATION

    You will receive Ron's illustration for his limited edition Mishka t-shirt. A one of a kind item. (See campaign for image of page.) You will also receive a signed copy of LAAB magazine, the stickers and postcard, and you will be thanked in print in the magazine.

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    ORIGINAL ARTWORK - 18 WHEELER

    You will receive Ron's original comic strip THE UNITED STATES IS AN 18-WHEELER, published in The Nib. A one of a kind item. (See campaign for a photo of the page.) You will also receive a signed copy of LAAB magazine, the stickers and postcard, and you will be thanked in print in the magazine.

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    ORIGINAL ARTWORK - She-Hulk Page

    You will receive Ron's original page from Marvel Comics' SHE-HULK. A one of a kind item. (See campaign for a photo of the page.) You will also receive a signed copy of LAAB magazine, the stickers and postcard, and you will be thanked in print in the magazine.

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    ORIGINAL ARTWORK - Basquiat Portrait

    You will receive Ron's original portrait of the fine artist Jean-Michele Basquiat. A one of a kind item. (See campaign for a photo of the portrait.) You will also receive a signed copy of LAAB magazine, the stickers and postcard, and you will be thanked in print in the magazine.

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    ORIGINAL ARTWORK - A. SCHOMBURG PORTRAIT

    You will receive Ron's original ink portrait of Arturo Schomburg. A one of a kind item. (See campaign for a photo of the page.) You will also receive a signed copy of LAAB magazine, the stickers and postcard, and you will be thanked in print in the magazine.

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    ORIGINAL ARTWORK - LAAB COVER

    You will receive the original artwork of the cover of LAAB MAGAZINE. A one of a kind item. (See campaign for a photo of the page.) You will also receive a signed copy of LAAB magazine, the stickers and postcard, and you will be thanked in print in the magazine.

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    ORIGINAL ARTWORK - BOULES DU MAL Page

    You will receive Ron's original double page spread from his story LES BOULES DE MAL. A one of a kind item. (See campaign for a photo of the page.) You will also receive a signed copy of LAAB magazine, the stickers and postcard, and you will be thanked in print in the magazine.

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