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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.
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INCREDIBLE START!

Posted by Ben Bishop (Creator)
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Wow! WE DID IT!

I'm only now just getting the chance to write a proper THANK YOU update... You are all incredible. What a great couple of days. 

Thanks to all of you the 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY edition of NATHAN THE CAVEMAN is happening! We hit the goal in a mere 1 hour and 19 minutes ( yeah, I was looking that closely ). That's bananas. Thank you. 

As you might have seen we've gone even further! Which is one of the really great things about Kickstarter, the ability to unlock STRETCH GOALS! That means, for you newbies, you'll not only be getting whatever you pledged for as a reward, but for that very same amount of money, you're all now already getting... 

4 free bookmarks, a sticker and a print for FREE in addition to what you've already chosen as a reward. That's just some of the BONUS that comes along with being part of making it happen.

As you can see, we're almost to that BIG STRETCH GOAL! My personal favorite, unlocking that KEVIN EASTMAN variant cover edition

Only a little over $1,000 and I'll be able to offer another, Kickstarter exclusive, limited edition cover by the co-creator of the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES!  

I asked Kevin to do it, were buds of course because of our book DRAWING BLOOD, but Kevin is also one of the busiest guys I know, so I was completely shocked when he actually said yes... I'm told he's working up a sketch of what the cover will look like that hopefully I can reveal shortly after the $8,000 goal is hit. 

Next up after that is THE AGGREGATE ISSUE #0 prologue! That's a 20 page comic prequel to my latest graphic novel, THE AGGREGATE, and if we hit that stretch goal, again, every single one of you will be getting a free comic in addition to whatever else you chose as a reward.

It's looking like everyone will be getting a hefty little care package just being a part of this Kickstarter, and that's awesome.

So please, if you're familiar with Kickstarter campaigns you know what I'm about to say... SHARE the NATHAN THE CAVEMAN campaign with all your friends on all your social medias so we can keep adding more and more free or unlocked stuff for all of you early supporters. www.nathanthecaveman.com

Social media platforms these days have all these algorithms built in that live to block links and promotions because they want you to buy ads... So I can, and have been sharing all the live long day, but I'm afraid the same 100 people (probably all of you) have been the only ones seeing it. 

What's really important now is working together to get it in front of new eyeballs, and new audiences. This is the magic of CROWDfunding, and the really special opportunity Kickstarter has provided for us self publishing creators. 

Thank you all so much.

I've already started touching up the old page files for the book to make sure the new printing will be better than ever, crisper lines, blacker blacks, whiter whites... And I'm putting together the "making of" bonus content for the back of the book as well. I'll be sure to share some of that with you as the campaign goes on. So stay tuned! 

AN OLD NATHAN SKETCH.
AN OLD NATHAN SKETCH.

Continue being awesome, and again THANK YOU! this has been an amazing week. It's my birthday this weekend, and I'll never forget how you all gifted me with the opportunity to bring back my very first book, and showed such enthusiasm and excitement for the story. Thank you.

-Ben

THE ORIGINAL 2008 COVER ARTWORK HANGING ABOVE MY DESK AT HOME.
THE ORIGINAL 2008 COVER ARTWORK HANGING ABOVE MY DESK AT HOME.

 

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      Shawn Taft on

      Holy shit Ben, almost at the $10,000 stretch goal!

    2. Ben Bishop 3-time creator on

      Thanks James! Not too late at all! Today’s is my birthday! Haha. Attempting to take the day off from promoting the Kickstarter but I can’t help it! Too excited about that Kevin Eastman variant cover! We’re so close now! Only $1000!

      Can’t wait for you to read the book. I know you’ll love it. Cheers man.

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      James Garner on

      Happy Birthday, Ben (belated)! So happy that I could be a part, albeit a small part, of this journey. Looking forward to sitting back with a cold one and enjoying a good book!