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My name is Jason Brubaker and I've been working on a graphic novel for almost 4 years in my free time. It's 136 pages for the first volume and who knows how many pages the second Volume will be. But for now I'm just trying to finish the first one and get it printed and sold. My vision has always been to make a nice sturdy hard cover book similar to the European comics. Something that can be compared and left next to a beautiful coffee table book.
This whole thing started out as an animated project almost 10 years ago but that took way to long so I switched gears and decided to make it a book instead. I've been posting new pages every Monday on my blog and talking about the process and what I'm learning. I have about 6 months before I am finished with everything and I was hoping to print it overseas early 2011 when the first volume is complete.
I've invested so much time into this project already that I can't even begin to calculate the total hours and it's kinda embarrassing. But my main concern is finding the funds to make this final step possible and finding the right audience to share it with.
The 136 page, full color book is estimated to cost about $7,500 to print in China as well as some set up fees. Luckily in June I was awarded $5000 from the Xeric Foundation to help with the printing. Now I just need to collect the rest and anything over my $3000 goal will go towards making the books even better quality with a cloth bound hard-cover.
Please visit my blog to see the entire first two chapters online.
I post new pages every Monday and will continue to do so until the book is printed.
For those of you interested in pledging over $39 to get your name in the acknowledgements, here is a link to a fake page in the book to demonstrate how and where it may go.
Thanks for your support in making reMIND the best graphic novel it can be!
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