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Brand New Nostalgia presents kaBOOMbox: Volume One - a comic book anthology featuring talented creators from around the world.

The story of BRAND NEW NOSTALGIA.

It started out with a simple idea: create a sketch blog featuring themed pieces by up-and-coming comic book illustrators from all over the world. Andrew MacLean wanted there to be a place where artists like himself could be free to work on illustrations without the constraints of budget, time, or rules. Each piece would be influenced by a theme - alternately chosen by one of the artists. Once the theme was chosen the artists were free to do whatever they wanted. 

Andrew searched all over the internet to build the most eclectic group of comic artists the world has ever seen. Andrew enlisted digital media specialist Brandon Clarke to help build and manage BrandNewNostalgia.com.

  But the blog wasn't enough... There had to be more... They needed a book.

kaBOOMbox: Volume One will be that book.

A trade paperback (TPB) anthology consisting of some of the best pieces from the blog as well as all new comic stories by each of the creators. These comics will be 100% creator owned and allow for complete creative freedom.

kaBOOMbox: Volume One will be produced in association with OUT OF STEP ARTS - an online art collective of both emerging and established artists. 

All proceeds from this Kickstarter campaign go towards the production of the book. The more pledges we get - the more books printed. That simple.

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This challenges involved are the difficulties in collaborating artists from all over the world to bring comic fans an anthology that's entirely creator-owned material. It's about giving complete artistic freedom to comic artists in an age when so much of the industry is dominated by corporate properties.

We've spent months planning the project out, budgets, deadlines, hiring talent, so luckily the majority of our challenges are behind us now. What remains is compiling the content, organizing and designing the final product, and then getting the whole thing printed.

This book has contributors located all over the globe and each of them are at different stages in their careers. We are of course setting deadlines but there will undoubtedly be someone who has a hard time making them. Considering we all work together weekly, I know they can squeeze in the time to get their content completed eventually.

Given the research we've done, we are confident our budget will cover all costs.

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    We won't turn away your petty little dollar donation -- just don't expect anything for it -- not even gratitude.

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    DOLLAR DOODLE: Make a $1 pledge towards kaBOOMbox you can pick any subject and Brandon Clarke, BNN's web manager, will draw it and post it on his sketch blog, NIGHT DOODLES (nightdoodles.com).

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    $2 DOLLAR DOODLE: Not only will Brandon Clarke draw and post your drawing choice on his sketch blog, NIGHT DOODLES (nightdoodles.com) -- but he'll also mail it to your doorstep.

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    DIGITAL "THANKS": Five bucks?! That's cool -- we get that times are tough. How about we give you a "shout-out" on the blog? Either your name or your website will be given a big 'ole "thank you" on brandnewnostalgia.com. You can take a screen shot and email it to your mom.

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    YOU'RE IN THE BOOK: Thanks for dropping a dime in our hat, mister! We'll do you a solid, not only will you get your name or website mentioned on our site -- you'll also get your John Hancock or your johnhancock.com printed in kaBOOMbox: Volume One.

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    BNN PDF SAMPLER: Right. So now you've got our attention. You'll not only get your name/website on our site and the book, but you'll also get a really cool Brand New Nostalgia sampler PDF - featuring a butt load of comics and sketchbooks by many of the talented BNN artists.

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    PDF kaBOOMbox: You're gonna get all the other stuff: the "thank you" in the book and on the site and the BNN PDF sampler. But now you get a PDF copy of kaBOOMbox: Volume One! That's right, a digital copy that you can put on your e-reader device or whatever. Read it anywhere, you nerd.

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    THE BOOK: Okay, now we're talkin' -- YOU GET THE BOOK! Now you're actually getting a printed copy of the book along with all the other stuff - the "thank you" in the book and on the site, the BNN PDF sampler, and a PDF copy of kaBOOMbox: Volume One. International orders add $10 for shipping.

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    BOOK + PRINT: Attaboy! Way to go above the call of duty! Now your getting all that other stuff plus a Limited Edition Print by a member of Brand New Nostalgia. International orders add $10 for shipping.

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    PRINT + COMIC BOOK: Now the list of stuff your getting starts to get a little longer. So just to recap -- you're getting a "thank you" on the site and in the book, the BNN PDF sampler, kaBOOMbox: Volume One, and a Limited Edition Print... PLUS an additional comic book by Brand New Nostalgia members. That's a lot of crap! International orders add $10 for shipping.

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    TRADD's TRADES: Only a few of these to go around, fellas! This package includes the "thank you", the PDF sampler, kaBOOMbox: Volume One, and a Limited Edition Print -- but it also includes the 6-issue trade paperback of "THE STRANGE TALENT OF LUTHER STRODE" with a custom sketch inside by artist TRADD MOORE! International orders add $10 for shipping.

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    OOSA INCENTIVE + THE BOOK: In addition to getting kaBOOMbox: Volume One, you're also getting Dogs of Mars: Collected Edition (Image) signed and sketched in by artist Paul Maybury! Collects DOGS OF MARS #1-4, plus bonus material. "Isolated on the farthest frontier of civilization, Nocturnal monsters stalk Captain Zoe and the crew of Mars Base Bowie. Lines are drawn and loyalties are tested as dissent grows within the ranks. Faced with mutiny, death and dishonor; Zoe must sacrifice her humanity if she hopes to survive." . Written by: Tony Troy, Christian Wieser and Johnny Zito Art and Colors by: Paul Maybury 121 pages, 6 x 9 inches

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    GREG RUTH INCENTIVE #1: In addition to your copy of "kaBOOMbox: Volume One", you'll receive a copy of the novel ‘The Secret Journeys of Jack London: Sea Wolves’ -- signed and personalized by Out Of Step Arts illustrator Greg Ruth! Clinging to life after he is captured in an attack by savage pirates, Jack is unprepared for what he faces at the hands of the crew and their charismatic, murderous captain, Ghost. For these mariners are not mortal men but hungry beasts chasing gold and death across the North Pacific. Jack’s only hope lies with Sabine—a sad, sultry captive of Ghost’s insatiable hunger. But on these waters, nothing is as it seems, and Sabine may be hiding dangerous secrets of her own. Written by: Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon Illustrated by: Greg Ruth 400 pages 8 ½ x 6 inches

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    ORIGINAL SKETCH: Oh wow, a HUNDO! That's some good coin! Now your getting your name on the site and the book as a "thank you", a PDF sampler containing comics and sketchbooks by BNN members, a copy of kaBOOMbox: Volume One, and a Limited Edition Print -- PLUS an original sketch by a Brand New Nostalgia member! International orders add $10 for shipping.

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    COMMISSIONED SKETCH: This one is for the control freaks who don't want to get a random original sketch, but want to choose what the artist sketches. So you'll get THAT in addition to the "thanks", the PDF sampler, kaBOOMbox: Volume One, and the Limited Edition Print. International orders add $10 for shipping.

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    MING DOYLE COMMISSION + THE BOOK: Ming Doyle, OOSA member and kaBOOMbox: Volume One contributor, will be providing 2 slots for personalized commissions as special pledge incentives. Ming Doyle will be illustrating the upcoming MARA, a new six-issue sci-fi/superhero miniseries published by Image Comics and written by Brian Wood -- so these commissions will soon be a hot item!

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    GREG RUTH INCENTIVE #2: In addition tp your copy of "kaBOOMbox: Volume One", you'll also receive a Giclée Print of 'The Secret Journeys of Jack London: The Wild' signed by Out Of Step Arts illustrator Greg Ruth! This fine art print features the artwork used for the cover of ‘The Secret Journeys of Jack London: The Wild’ without the text and is on cotton rag with deckled edges measuring approximately 10 x 14 inches.

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    RETAILER PACKAGE #1: Receive 5 copies of "kaBOOMbox: Volume One" to offer the loyal customers of your local comic shop. Your shop will also be mentioned in the "thank yous" of the book. The book should retail for $45-60. Please send some kind of proof that you're an actual comic retailer. Add $30 for shipping if you're outside the USA.

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    BNN BLOG ORIGINAL: This one's for the Brand New Nostalgia "superfan". In addition to the "thanks", the PDF, the anthology book, an the print -- you'll also receive one of the original pieces of themed artwork that's been featured on the Brand New Nostalgia site. International orders add $10 for shipping.

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    BNN THEME MASTER + BNN PIECE: You're getting a copy of "kaBOOMbox: Volume One" -- but you knew that already. But you know how Brand New Nostalgia got started as a weekly themed comic book sketch blog? Yeah? Well we're going to give you the chance to decide what that theme will be for a week. Just tell us the theme/keyword/phrase and we'll do the rest. That's right, you'll be dictating what every BNN artist will be drawing for a whole week (maybe longer!). And if that's not enough to tickle your fancy -- you'll also receive one of those original themed pieces to keep! Please add $10 for international shipping.

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    RETAILER PACKAGE #2: Receive 10 copies of "kaBOOMbox: Volume One" to offer the loyal customers of your local comic shop. Your shop will also be mentioned in the "thank yous" of the book. The book should retail for $45-60. Please send some kind of proof that you're an actual comic retailer. Add $50 for shipping if you're outside the USA.

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    ORIGINAL COMIC PAGE: Dang. This is a deal and a steal. On top of the other stuff: "thanks", PDF, kaBOOMbox: Volume One, and limited print -- you're also gonna get an original comic book page illustrated by one of the Brand New Nostalgia members. That's something special right there. Do you realize how hard those are to pry away from an artist? International orders add $10 for shipping.

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    THE ULTIMATE: There can be only one. This one package has everything. All of it. Your name will appear on the BNN site and in the book as thanks. You'll be emailed a PDF containing comics and sketchbooks by BNN artists. Both a PDF copy and a printed copy of kaBOOMbox: Volume One is yours. You're gonna get an additional comic book by Brand New Nostalgia members and a Limited Edition Print. You're gonna get one of Tradd Moore's copies of "THE STRANGE TALENT OF LUTHER STRODE" containing an original sketch. There'll also be an original sketch and an original commissioned piece included. You'll get a themed piece that's been featured on our site and an original comic book page. Last but not least, you'll receive an original inked pinup by Out Of Step Arts own Toby Cypress. Geez! International orders add $10 for shipping.

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