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The Gumshoes follow a string of break-ins. Besides the usual suspects, the real cause may just be the fabled Curse of the Wendigoes! Read more

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The Gumshoes follow a string of break-ins. Besides the usual suspects, the real cause may just be the fabled Curse of the Wendigoes!

Los Angeles, CA Comics
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YOU HAVE OUR UTMOST GRATITUDE!

Ahhhhhh, Here we are.  WHEW... I bet you thought we'd never get here, huh?

All your kind words and dedication to keeping an eye out for Gumshoes 4 Hire has really meant the world to everyone that has been part of the project.  It has made us work harder and to make good on delivering the project to you, so we can't thank you enough for rooting for us all to pull through with it.

Without further adieu lets meet the team!

Meet the Gumshoes 4 Hire team!
Meet the Gumshoes 4 Hire team!

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Special thank you to fellow TableTaffy studio mate Derek Laufman for art assists, Aki Yanagi for helping out with translation of the Gumshoes 4 Hire scripts, as well as Dave Little and Jim Wooten of Crossroads for taking time out of their busy schedule in helping us put our video together.  We are forever grateful, you guys!

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"What are you guys about?" 

Good question, Ryan.  Isn't that the big question that keeps coming up?! :)

Plain and simple.  Gumshoes 4 Hire is a group of tight knit friends who, at first, investigated small petty crimes, but what they soon realized was that the town of The Cliffs is a haven of the strange and unnatural. Now, with the townsfolk running scared and the authorities in denial, it's up to the Gumshoes 4 Hire to solve the mysteries and save The Cliffs from the evil that lies within!

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What brought the Gumshoes gang together?

The Gumshoes attend a private school, in Northern California called "The Cliffs".  As we know from our own experiences, students are asked to form or join a club to partake in.  A student named Ryan Thomsen formed a club at the private school called the Gumshoes Club.  The club was soooooooo not a hit with the students, but it did attract 4 members that bonded right off the bat and instantly became friends.

Yeah!  Who are you?!  Thanks for reminding me, Jennifer!   Maybe this article of you guys' interview will help shed some light on who you are.

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Actual Interview
Actual Interview

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Now that you're up to speed about who, what, when, where and why, let's get into what this Kickstarter storyarc is about!

Synopsis:

  • When a series of unexplained break-ins start happening around The Cliffs, the Gumshoes 4 Hire can't wait to get involved.  But almost as soon as James, Jennifer, Ryan and Miggy start to investigate, things start to get strange.  Besides the usual suspects, our heroes learn that the real cause of all the trouble may be the fabled Curse of the Wendigoes!  Dum-da-dum-dum!

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Cover:

G4H: Book 1 cover
G4H: Book 1 cover

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A new page revealed for reaching our goal!  Thank you, everyone!
A new page revealed for reaching our goal! Thank you, everyone!

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Book Info!

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Gumshoes 4 Hire Kickstarter Tiers:

Hopefully you'll like what you see, and become part of the TableTaffy family!

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Jennifer Greene sculpt WIP cheeks-peek for the GOING STEADY! and GO ALL THE WAY! tiers by the amazing Christopher Wright!!
Jennifer Greene sculpt WIP cheeks-peek for the GOING STEADY! and GO ALL THE WAY! tiers by the amazing Christopher Wright!!

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James Greene sculpt WIP cheeks-peek for the GOING STEADY! and GO ALL THE WAY! tiers by the amazing Christopher Wright!!
James Greene sculpt WIP cheeks-peek for the GOING STEADY! and GO ALL THE WAY! tiers by the amazing Christopher Wright!!

STRETCH GOALS!!!!

NEW TIERS!!!

1st Stretch Goal:  T-SHIRTS!

Next stretch goal: STICKERS!

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PDF GALORE! (limited)

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Covers and Slipcase Variants!

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International Shipping All international shipments will be delivered by FedEx and can include tracking and delivery confirmation upon request. Please select your country, and add the corresponding shipping amount to your pledge. Also shipping must be added manually, so we apologies in advance for the inconvenience. If you have already pledged yet forgot shipping, you can edit your pledge amount through your account.


Thank you!

-TableTaffy Team

Risks and challenges

Our risks and challenges are basically everyday life. We are full-time artists, juggling a few projects to keep a roof over our loved ones. This is what drives us and we love it. Making our deadlines is something we strive for and the "all-nighter"'s comes in handy as our Hail Mary! The other challenges that may arise are shipment schedules that come with dealing with our vendors. We will do our best to make sure things go smoothly as possible. These risks and challenges aren't something new to us, but a very familiar, close friend of our distant cousin's favorite tap dancing instructor's milkman. We are confident to push through adversity and deliver a product that we are proud of and you are, too!

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