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A hungry kitten and teddy bear search for their lost lizard lady-friend in this all-ages adventure. Download the debut comic for $1.

Thank you to the backers so far:

LYK and Bear is the first full-length original comic book by artist Ray Sumser (me!) Intended for all-ages, this comic world was built out around accessable characters (pets, household objects and common toys) - in the hopes that if the story caught on, fans could play out adventures with readily available props.

The first issue follows L.Y.K. (the Little Yellow Kitten) and Bear as they search for their missing friend, Lizzy the Leopard Gecko. Over the course of 22 action-packed pages, they interact with friends like L'Figure the Figure Model, the Expanda-Panda, the Pego People and their leader, the Pegobot

The entire endeavor is a first time experiment in narrative, with focus on color, composition and cuteness. This will be my sixth Kickstarter project, but it is the first one to be created with entirely original characters and concepts. 

This campaign will fund the first edition printing of 1000 copies (~$2400 to print + ~$600 shipping). The more important goal is to have the comic read by as many people as possible. To that end the digital edition has been listed at just $1. The digital comic will feature bonus pages that will not appear in any future online releases through iTunes, Comixology, or anywhere else it gets sold.

These funds will enable me to circulate copies of the comic to publishers and comic industry folks in the hopes of building an audience and getting distribution. If anyone reading this knows of anyone who might benefit from an advance copy of the comic to write about for their magazine, website, or blog - please message me directly. 

If you're interested in learning about my past work, please look at my website, facebook or the following awesome video by Yuyu Chen:

You can also join my mailing list, here.

Thanks for looking,

Ray

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The comic is almost done, so my biggest concern is reaching out to as many people as possible. I have done a lot of printing in the past and I believe I have the know-how to see this project reach it's full potential.

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