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FINDING DEE is an ongoing comic about the ins and outs of being a 40+ cartoonist AND discovering yourself as a transgender woman.
FINDING DEE is an ongoing comic about the ins and outs of being a 40+ cartoonist AND discovering yourself as a transgender woman.
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The focus of this Kickstarter is on the printing of the THIRD hilarious issue collecting my ongoing webcomic, "Finding Dee", AND a brand new trade paperback collecting issues 1-3!

The actual comic strips are 90% complete as of this writing and I just need a little help bringing this project over the finish line and getting it printed! I've put together some really fun rewards I hope you all will be interested in and hope you can help me bring this new comic to life!

Finding Dee is an online webcomic that launched in January of 2017. It centers on the trials and tribulations of my life as a 40-something cartoonist struggling to make ends meet and find acceptance as a Transgender woman.

The comic strip focuses on me and features my partner Heidi and our adorable puppy, Puddin' Poe Whistle Fish! In this issue, I dive into stories about gender reassignment surgery woes, adjusting to new meds AND the ultimate debate: Is Star Trek the Next Generation better than Deep Space Nine?

I've been making comics professionally for years. From fanzines of the comics I made while a student at the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic art to my long-running webcomic, "Dandy & Company", which launched in 2001, I've been creating laughs and thrills.

I'm also the creator of the fantasy/adventure comic, "The Wellkeeper" and have worked on "Atomic Robo", and "Star Mage" with IDW, "The Perhapanauts", "PvP', and "Tellos" with Image and co-created and illustrated the series "Carpe Noctem" for Hashtag Comics.

 That's right! The rewards for this kickstarter will include not only issue #3 of "FINDING DEE", but also the brand new trade paperback collecting issues 1 through 3 of the comic in one hilarious volume with over 75 pages! So if you just want a taste or a full course meal of funny, we have the books for you!

With all the comics I draw, hopefully I can take a NAP after all of this! But in all seriousness, the journey of my transition is JUST beginning and life is providing me with a nearly endless supply of ideas for new strips and stories. So, with a little luck and YOUR fantastic help, I can keep creating new comics where I can tell these stories for years to come! As always, thank you ALL! 

Risks and challenges

The risks here are EXTREMELY minimal, as I've already created 90% of the material needed to complete issue #3! And if you've helped by supporting the kickstarters for issues 1 or 2, then you know that I have fulfilled my rewards on time, every time!

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    Finding Dee #3 - Downloadable PDF

    For only $5, you get a snazzy downloadable PDF of the finished book AND a shout out in the back for contributing! (This Shout out is applicable at ALL levels)

    Also, ALL levels receive my full set of DEEmoticons. Thirty+ jpg icon for use on social media!

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    Finding Dee - #1-3 PDF

    For just $10, backers recieve downloadable PDF's of all three issues of FINDING DEE!

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    The Mega Comics Collection!

    Backers at the $20 level receive downloadable PDF's of all three issues of Finding Dee ALONG with downloadable PDF's of my latest Dandy & Company collection AND the classic graphic novel, The Wellkeeper! HUNDREDS of pages of comic goodness to download!

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    Finding Dee #3 - The Printed Comic!!!

    For just $25, you get a PRINTED copy of "Finding Dee #3" signed!

    (And a shout out in the finished "Finding Dee #3")

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    The FINDING DEE Trade Paperback!

    Backers at the $45 level receive the awesome new trade paperback collecting issues 1, 2 AND 3 in ONE printed collection! Over 75 pages of laughs in one book!

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    Original Art!

    For only $50, backers will receive not ONLY issue #3 of Finding Dee, but will also receive a SIGNED page of ORIGINAL ART from the comic itself!

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    Issue 3 AND the Trade!

    At this level, backers can get a copy of BOTH the individual comic, FINDING DEE #3... AND a copy of the trade paperback that contains issues 1,2, and 3!

    This is the tier for collectors that want it all!

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    Sketch Cover with Dee & YOU!

    Hang out with me in toon form on an EXCLUSIVE Sketch Cover edition of Finding Dee #3! Provide a pic and I'll draw us hanging out as cartoons!

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    The ULTIMATE collection!

    At this highest tier, backers get the reward of the personalized Sketch cover of issue 3 AND a copy of the complete trade collecting issues 1,2 and 3!

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- (15 days)