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A series of 4 art books by webcomics artists Yuko Ota, Becky Dreistadt, Evan Dahm, and KC Green.

We realized we hadn't mentioned it in our video or in the post so now that we're nearing the end we wanted to let everyone know that if you've chosen rewards including Art Books, Hardcovers, or Bookplate Edition Hardcovers you are getting discounts over anyone waiting till after they're printed!

Right now on the Kickstarter if you're picking up any of the individual Art Books you're getting them for 10$ each. These are going to retail for 15$. Meaning if you've contributed to anything with them as a reward you're saving anywhere from 5$ to 20$!

The Hardcovers are limited to just over 400 copies and during the Kickstarter they're going for 80. Once we have them in hand they'll be sold for 90$ meaning if you already have one chosen as a reward you've saved 10$!

The Bookplate Edition of the Hardcovers will be limited to roughly just under 300 copies. We're selling them on the Kickstarter for 100$ and they will retail for 110$. This is a 10$ savings and we're halfway sold out of this edition so there is the possibility we won't have any at all left when the Kickstarter Ends. 

If your have already chosen to support us thank you so much. If not there is still time to contribute and save yourself some money!

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This has been going so well that we can't contain our appreciation. We wanted to take some extra time to let everyone know how grateful we are to everyone supporting us and this project. 

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We've reached 25,000 in less than a week!! You are all so amazing, thank you everyone! Now the art books will have the extra treatments we mentioned in the last update: 5 color printing on the covers, and foil stamped logos. This will mean the eventual retail price of these art books will be slightly higher, meaning everyone who preorders them through Kickstarter is effectively getting a discount!


Since there is still so much time left we're going to add some things: An order of ANY Hardcover, limited with bookplate or standard, will receive an exclusive print not found in the standard set. On top of that any order of a Limited Edition Hardcover with bookplate will be getting an extra random art book. We're also going to send a full set of the four art books to all those who donate 250$ or more. 

We'll let you all know that any money we raise from here on is going to be used to help fund more art books like these by other artists we think you'd love to see. As we lock these artists in we'll let you all know what's in the future for Benign Kingdom...


Once again thank you everyone!
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Thank you all so much!

We never anticipated we'd reach the goal IN UNDER 2 DAYS!! Since we have so much time to spare, we've worked out some ways to make the books better as we go over goal. The breakdown is as follows:

If we get to 21,000$ - The individual art book covers will be printed with an additional pantone red on the cover: this will make the red section be more consistent and bright and nice-looking.

If we get to 25,000$ - The individual art books get foil stamped logos on the covers, in gold.

As we go above that, any further overage will go towards reprinting these books, and future Benign Kingdom projects! Thank you again for all your support!

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Benign Kingdom is a creator-owned publishing project designed to showcase the art of independent comic creators. This project will fund the printing of four 32-page art books, by webcomic artists Yuko Ota (Johnny Wander), Evan Dahm (Rice Boy), Becky Dreistadt (Tiny Kitten Teeth), and KC Green (Gunshow). These books will include some of the best work each of us have done over the past couple of years, outside of our comics. There will also be one hardcover book, including the full contents of all four individual art books.

If you'd like to support this project, you can preorder these books, and get some other incentives we've made, too! There will be four postcards with the art from the covers of the art books, and one Benign Kingdom Crest poster by all four of us:

If this goes well, it could be the foundation of a much bigger project in the future: Benign Kingdom could print more books, and maybe involve other artists! Thank you very much for your support!

Here is a breakdown of the incentives:

If you are ordering any incentives for delivery outside North America we ask that you add 10$ to your donation amount to cover the additional shipping costs, thanks! 

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PLEDGE $5 OR MORE

A random thank-you postcard.

PLEDGE $10 OR MORE

PDFs of all four art books.

PLEDGE $15 OR MORE

or 25$ International. One art book, chosen at random. PDFs of all four art books.

PLEDGE $20 OR MORE

or 30$ International. One art book, chosen at random. All four postcards. PDFs of all four art books.

PLEDGE $30 OR MORE

or 35$ International. One art book, chosen at random. The Benign Kingdom Crest poster, by all four artists. All four postcards. PDFs of all four art books.

PLEDGE $40 OR MORE

or 50$ International. Two art books, chosen at random. The Benign Kingdom Crest poster, by all four artists. All four postcards. PDFs of all four art books.

PLEDGE $45 OR MORE

or 55$ International. All four art books. PDFs of all four art books.

PLEDGE $60 OR MORE

or 70$ International. All four art books. The Benign Kingdom Crest poster, by all four artists. All four postcards. PDFs of all four art books.

PLEDGE $80 OR MORE

or 90$ International. The complete hardcover art book.

PLEDGE $95 OR MORE

or 105$ International. The complete hardcover art book. The Benign Kingdom Crest poster, by all four artists. All four postcards. PDFs of all four art books.

PLEDGE $100 OR MORE

or 110$ International. The complete hardcover art book with bookplate signed by all four artists. PDFs of all four art books.

PLEDGE $115 OR MORE

or 125$ International. The complete hardcover art book with bookplate signed by all four artists. The Benign Kingdom Crest poster, by all four artists. All four postcards. PDFs of all four art books.

PLEDGE $125 OR MORE

or 135$ International. The complete hardcover art book. All four art books. PDFs of all four art books.

PLEDGE $155 OR MORE

or 165$ International. The complete hardcover art book with bookplate signed by all four artists. All four art books. The Benign Kingdom Crest poster, by all four artists. All four postcards. PDFs of all four art books.

PLEDGE $250 OR MORE

or 260$ International. A dedication to you printed in the hardcover art book. The complete hardcover art book, signed by all four artists. The Benign Kingdom Crest poster, by all four artists. All four postcards. PDFs of all four art books.

Limited Reward only 20 available! 

PLEDGE $500 OR MORE

or 510$ International. Four drawings of the same dog, by the four artists. A dedication to you printed in the hardcover art book. The complete hardcover art book, signed by all four artists. All four art books. The Benign Kingdom Crest poster, by all four artists. All four postcards. PDFs of all four art books.

Limited Reward only 10 available! 

PLEDGE $1,250 OR MORE

or 1,260$ International. You are drawn as the ruler of Benign Kingdom, by the four artists. A dedication to you printed in the hardcover art book. The complete hardcover art book with bookplate signed by all four artists. All four art books. The Benign Kingdom Crest poster, by all four artists. All four postcards. PDFs of all four art books.
Limited Reward only 5 available!  

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