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Cursed Pirate Girl: "Our Generation's Alice in Wonderland" Jeremy Bastian comic book's video poster

Cursed Pirate Girl is the tale of a young lady in search of her father, a dreaded Pirate Captain of the mystical Omerta seas. Collected Edition. Read more

Chicago, IL Comics
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Cursed Pirate Girl is the tale of a young lady in search of her father, a dreaded Pirate Captain of the mystical Omerta seas. Collected Edition.

Chicago, IL Comics
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The response has been TRULY heartwarming! We hit our "low" goal in only two days!

Our "secret goal" was 500 supporters, dared we hope? We had sixty supporters in the first two days- if we can keep getting about 20 a day, we WILL hit 500! So...

(1) Please email around the link, let people know about the book- and make sure they follow up with a pledge! And if you have a network like Facebook or Twitter, share the link! Because if we reach 500...

(2) Jeremy will create an all-new, special Cursed Pirate Girl artwork that we will make into a special limited edition print as an exclusive to every single person who pledged to support the book! We'll make it a Kickstarter-only print, and limit it only to the number of bidders so that you have something REALLY special for your support! Spread the word!!! If each of us can get five or ten of our friends to pledge, we'll make this for SURE!

(3) To help this happen: we have made a poster that can be printed out and hung at neighborhood coffee houses, etc... we printed up 200 of these and will hang them all over Chicago this week!


Note: Yes, all "special-stamped" books can be autographed, and yes we are willing to ship overseas- if you pay the additional costs, we will pack and ship!

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Cursed Pirate Girl is the comic book tale of a salty little adventurer traveling in search of her lost father, one of the dreaded Pirate Captains of the mythical Omerta Seas. Rendered in a stunning pen and ink style the story begins in Port Elisabeth, Jamaica in the year 1728, and quickly heads across- and beneath- the waves.

“It’s all too rare that I see work that is truly original- and I almost never see work THIS original- Jeremy Bastian is a genius.”
-Mike Mignola, Eisner Award winning creator of Hellboy

"A throwback to classic storytelling that any age can enjoy."
-David Petersen, Eisner Award winning creator of Mouse Guard

"Clearly he’s kidnapped his own inner child, plied her with enough Victorian sweets to keep her up for days, and then chained her to a drawing board in a tiny room..."
- Jackson Publick, creator of the hit [adult swim] cartoon series The Venture Brothers

I LOVE Cursed Pirate Girl- it is a bright light in a vast sea of sameness!"
-Charles Vess, World Fantasy Award winning artist of The Sandman and Stardust

"Authentic and timeless and wonderfully bizarre- this looks like something from 1892 but is totally ahead of its time- I wish I’d though tof it!"
-Gerard Way, Eisner Award winning creator of The Umbrella Academy and lead singer of rock band My Chemical Romance

"Combines the endearing qualities of classic children's books with a modern-day sensibility. The results are whimsically naive and genuinely hip!"
-Gary Gianni, Eisner Award winner and artist of the legendary newspaper strip Prince Valiant

"Cursed Pirate Girl is our generation's Alice in Wonderland."
-Gail Potocki, award-winning Symbolist painter; The Union of Hope and Sadness

The story is like the fairy tales we all grew up with- perfect for kids, but with bits that will make them shudder… If you’re an adult who likes Terry Gilliam movies, or movies like The Princess Bride, you’ll love this more than the kids do.

We’re now preparing to release the collected edition of Cursed Pirate Girl, just over 100 pages and representing three years of Jeremy’s dedication to telling her story. We’ve made a commitment to environmentally conscious printing in North America, and that means that the cost to manufacture our books is more than twice what it would cost if we were printing them overseas with mass produced materials.

To offset the costs of printing using all recycled materials and still be able to keep the collected edition competitive at $20 cover price, we’re putting together some packages that are only going to be offered this month, and only through Kickstarter. We’ll be using the same heavy papers, and we’ll also be stamping each and every copy of the book by hand to make each one unique. We hope that as Cursed Pirate Girl’s audience continues to grow, you’ll be happy that you have something that we believe is really special, and your Kickstarter edition will show that you were part of helping make this book happen.

We should also mention that there are some really special things in Cursed Pirate Girl’s future, including an audio version that we’re currently working on with some stars that you wouldn’t believe reading the characters, including MirrorMask star Stephanie Leonidas as Cursed Pirate Girl, comic legends Grant Morrison and Dave McKean as the Swordfish Brothers, and the greatest UFC fighter of all time, Randy Couture, as the vile henchman Sharky.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP! We need quite a bit more than our goal, but any help at all is appreciated. Any additional funds will go toward helping this story reach the widest audience possible!!!


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    Already have all the Cursed Pirate Girl books that you can handle? Want your art portable and wearable? This pledge gets you a set of THREE CURSED PIRATE GIRL BUTTONS, all-new for Kickstarter!

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    You are guaranteed a FIRST PRINTING copy of the collected edition which features all three issues of story PLUS a never-before-seen four page epilogue...

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    A FIRST PRINTING of the collected edition, but with a twist! You know how much we love hours of hand-labor at Olympian Publishing, so Jeremy will design a SPECIAL "Thank You" STAMP mentioning your help in launching this book through Kickstarter. (This is a special limited edition determined by the number of backers- no books will be stamped in this manner beyond this posting.) AND- we'll also get Jeremy to AUTOGRAPH your copy of the book while we're stamping!

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    100 backers All gone!

    As above, but with a VERY special, limited edition stamping with GOLD LOGO. Strictly limited to 100 copies, numbered. (And, yes, this also includes the buttons!!!)

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    Special limited edition "RED LOGO" stamping on cover... strictly limited to ONLY 50 COPIES. This pledge also includes a very special mini-poster of the cover art, and the poster is hand-stamped in metallic ink, just like the books! Each one unique, poster limited to only seventy-five copies (numbered 26-75; see next pledge).

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    25 backers All gone!

    Super-limited edition ORANGE LOGO, strictly limited to ONLY 25 COPIES. Plus! A set of three buttons, one of the last fabulous "Wanted: Cursed Pirate Girl" tote bags from San Diego Comic Con 2010, and the first 25 copies (numbered 1-25) of the mini-cover-art poster listed above are included in this special package.

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    27 backers

    SPECIAL PATRON OF THE PIRATES! Get your name listed in the book credits with a "Thank You!" To prove to your friends that you really DO know Cursed Pirate Girl personally, this pledge also includes three copies of the book, including one signed to you by Jeremy Bastian!

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    10 backers

    START RUNNING FROM THE LAW NOW. Because when they see you listed in the book under a special section denoting a Very Extra Special Thanks, they will know that you are friendly with pirates. OR! List your child's name and ensure that they pursue a life of piracy! This pledge comes with a copy of the book with a little drawing on the cover and a thank you written from Jeremy Bastian. And to really show how in you are with the pirate crowd, this pledge also comes with a super-special ultra-rare limited print, each one tea-stained by HAND, with an illustration of Cursed Pirate Girl giving you the thumbs up and thanking you by name for your help! We'll also throw in three extra copies of the book, to either impress your friends or use to buy your way out of whatever brig you find yourself in.

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    SIGNING EVENT. Nothing says piracy like indentured servitude! Have Jeremy Bastian for a day, swabbing the decks, cleaning windows (he's REALLY tall!), or if you want, simply have him sign books at your event and tell stories of the Omerta seas. This pledge includes 100 copies of the book, and Jeremy will bring all that great hand-made stuff that you can only buy from him at his rare convention appearances. You must cover transport, feeding, and if necessary, housing this poor lad for the trip. He does have a really large moustache, but is in fact very friendly. (Not like those nasty pirates at all.)

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