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Living a parallel life with the first cave artist, a young painter must unravel the past to prevent history from repeating itself.
Living a parallel life with the first cave artist, a young painter must unravel the past to prevent history from repeating itself.
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THE ORIGINAL 2008 FIRST PRINTING
THE ORIGINAL 2008 FIRST PRINTING
                               

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Risks and challenges

This is technically my 3rd Kickstarter, my first being THE AGGREGATE and my second, (although it wasn’t under my name) being DRAWING BLOOD. I am very responsive to messages, comments and questions and will make myself available to answer any concerns whenever they arise. I am also very familiar with the process now and the back end mechanics concerning fulfillment and am confident things should go very smoothly with this project thanks to that experience.

DEADLINE: I believe I’ve given myself quite a bit of a buffer with this 6 month deadline. If everything goes according to plan it should be simple enough to print the book, pack and ship all rewards within that window. That being said, sometimes unexpected things happen, and I am very appreciative of backers that understand those situations. I promise to never leave anyone in the dark as to what’s going on with the progress of the project. I can’t see anything being all that complicated surrounding this project in particular. But I just want to let you know, if something comes up, you will be well in the loop. I’m hoping to have the book printed and shipped way before September… So, think happy thoughts. THE AGGREGATE deadline didn’t factor in the addition of added pages, full color, or the many different stretch goals, which of course, extended the workload. Kickstarter doesn’t allow you to adjust your estimated deadline based on those additions, so again, I will be in touch if anything like that happens with this project.

PRINTING: Printing a top of the line, 300 plus page graphic novel is really expensive. But I’ve found an amazing printer, in the USA, who I’ve used many times now, with a mind blowingly quick turnaround of only 10 days.

SHIPPING: Shipping is going up every single day in different areas, and the rules are always changing. I’ll be shipping books media mail when possible to keep the domestic prices as low as possible. Unfortunately media mail is not an option for international packages. Here is the cold hard (sad) truth. A single copy of this book weighs 2 lbs. The minimum cost for a single book to go first class outside the USA is $23, 2 books is $48, and 3 books is now priority at $68! So my shipping costs are real. I lost a lot on my previous campaign by underestimating shipping costs and am trying really hard not to do that again. I want to make the book available to all you international supporters though, so the option is available for almost every reward tier, but I felt I needed to let you know that the high shipping costs are the actual prices.

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    DIGITAL ONLY

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    EARLY BIRD - NATHAN THE CAVEMAN

    Be one of the very first to back NATHAN THE CAVEMAN and get the physical book at a discounted rate.

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    THE BOOK - NATHAN THE CAVEMAN

    One beautifully remastered, reprinted, rereleased, 300+ page, 10 year anniversary edition of my very first graphic novel, NATHAN THE CAVEMAN.

    *ADD $20 (USA), $45 (International) for each additional book.

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    THE BOOK w/ PRINT

    Get a limited edition, signed 7x10 print with your physical copy of NATHAN THE CAVEMAN.

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    HARDCOVER NATHAN THE CAVEMAN

    One HARDCOVER VERSION of the beautifully remastered, reprinted, rereleased, 300+ page, 10 year anniversary edition of my very first graphic novel, NATHAN THE CAVEMAN.

    *ADD $30 (USA), $40 (International) for each additional book.

    *Note, HARDCOVER does NOT have the KEVIN EASTMAN cover. If you want the EASTMAN cover AS WELL as this hardcover you will have to increase your pledge by $40 (USA) - $50 (everywhere else.)

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    THE BOOK w/ THE AGGREGATE

    Get a signed copy of my latest 240+ page SPLIT DECISION comic, THE AGGREGATE with your physical copy of NATHAN THE CAVEMAN.

    *ADD $20 (USA), $45 (International) for each additional book ( NATHAN THE CAVEMAN and/or THE AGGREGATE )

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    KEVIN EASTMAN VARIANT COVER VERSION

    One very limited and exclusive KEVIN EASTMAN COVER version of the beautifully remastered, reprinted, rereleased, 300+ page, 10 year anniversary edition of my very first graphic novel, NATHAN THE CAVEMAN.

    Available ONLY through KICKSTARTER!

    *ADD $40 (USA), $50 (International) for each additional book.

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    THE BOOK w/ A SHIRT

    Get a limited edition T-SHIRT with your physical copy of NATHAN THE CAVEMAN.

    *ADD $20 (USA), $45 (International) for each additional book and $25 (USA), $35 (International) for each additional shirt.

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    THE BOOK w/ CAVE PAINTING

    Get an authentic, one of a kind, hand painted CAVE PAINTING with your physical copy of NATHAN THE CAVEMAN.

    *ADD $20 (USA), $45 (International) for each additional book.

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    THE BOOK w/ LIVE PRINT

    Get a limited edition, 7x10 LIVE PRINT with your physical copy of NATHAN THE CAVEMAN.
    A LIVE PRINT is somewhere between an original piece of art and a print. It's a piece that has printed lines, but "LIVE" tones, and details sketched on top of it. You can see an example of this at the bottom of the campaign page.
    Limited to only 10!
    Signed and numbered.

    *ADD $20 (USA), $45 (International) for each additional book.

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    THE BOOK w/ A SKETCH inside

    Get A SKETCH inside your physical copy of NATHAN THE CAVEMAN.

    I'm only doing 10 of these! So, don't miss your chance to get one.

    *ADD $20 (USA), $45 (International) for each additional book.

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    THE BOOK w/ 3 TMNT COMICS

    Get 3 limited edition, signed TMNT COMICS with variant covers by myself, Ben Bishop, with your physical copy of NATHAN THE CAVEMAN.

    *ADD $20 (USA), $45 (International) for each additional book.

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    ORIGINAL 2008 COVER VARIANT

    One beautifully remastered, reprinted, rereleased, 300+ page, 10 year anniversary edition of my very first graphic novel, NATHAN THE CAVEMAN with the ORIGINAL 2008 COVER.

    Extremely limited print run of only 25 books. The lowest quantity I've ever printed. A truly rare special edition.

    *ADD $100 (USA), $125 (International) for each additional book.

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    THE BOOK w/ BISHBOX & MEMBERSHIP

    Get NATHAN THE CAVEMAN plus a jam packed BISHART KIDS CLUB BISHBOX & 6 month MEMBERSHIP CARD!

    - The BISHART KIDS CLUB BISHBOX will come fully loaded with things like, variant TMNT comics, THE AGGREGATE graphic novel and merchandise, stickers, prints, original art, exclusive low print run releases and more.

    - A MEMBERSHIP CARD will give you member rates on everything you buy from Ben Bishop, at shows or online, for 6 full months. Typically memberships are paid monthly, but you'll only pay once.

    *Find out more about the BISHART KIDS CLUB at WWW.BISHART.NET

    *USA only.

    *ADD $20 (USA) for each additional book.

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    ART LESSON / STUDIO VISIT

    A one on one ART LESSON locally or online...

    If you're close enough, come for a STUDIO VISIT here in Portland Maine. See where the comics are made and hang out for a few hours.

    Are you an artist or a writer? Make your own comics? This visit/online skype can be anything you want it to be... Art lesson, portfolio review, script critique? I'd love to see what you're making and help you out in any way I could.

    *Free shipping on rewards if we meet in person, if online meeting is chosen, we can figure out shipping costs later.

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    THE BOOK w/ BISHART FOR LIFE

    Get NATHAN THE CAVEMAN plus BISHART FOR LIFE + THE AGGREGATE + JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING...

    Until either you or I die, I will send you a copy of every book or comic I produce ( self published only, I can't send you books someone else produces, like Marvel or Dc... ).

    Immediately receive a copy of each and every book or comic variant I have in stock, and a TON of prints and extra goodies in a special BISHART FOR LIFE BISHBOX... and going forward, any self published comic I ever release... 4EVA!

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    • Print (signed & numbered)
    • T-shirt
    • THE AGGREGATE (signed & numbered)
    • TMNT comics
    • Bishart kids club BISHBOX
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    VIP EXPERIENCE w/ BEN BISHOP IN MAINE

    Hang out with me in Maine! Reward includes Economy airfare (within USA), hotel accommodations, transportation, studio hangs, city tour, lobster rolls, libations, the famous WING NIGHT, original art, comics, all my books, tons of swag, and good times.

    If you're an artist or a writer, we can talk shop, critique, portfolio review, whatever you want! Or maybe you're just interested in hanging out and using it as an excuse to come to VACATIONLAND, that works too!

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    EVERY SINGLE PAGE OF ORIGINAL ARTWORK

    For the TRUE art historian / crazy collector... Every single page of original art from NATHAN THE CAVEMAN. That's 6 portfolio books... 273 pages of art... Less then $40 a page.

    I've held onto them for 10 years, and if I'm going to set them free, I want them to all go to the same place and be well taken care of... If you think this is you, this is your only chance to be a hero, and score a major deal.

    Oh yeah, and it comes with the book too. :) haha

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