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A set of 21 unedited interviews (each 30 min. or more) of professional independent comic book creators,plus dozens of bonus interviews.

The Goon! Elfquest! Blankets! Frank! Maakies! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Savage Dragon! Danger Club! Strangers in Paradise! Too Much Coffee Man!   The K Chronicles! Zap! Mac Afro! Finder! Echo! Magic Whistle! Artbabe!

In 2007, I completed my critically acclaimed documentary COMIC BOOK INDEPENDENTS: An exploration of the creative process, and how artists come up with ideas, told from the perspective of professional independent comic book creators. Now, I'd like to share the unedited interviews of over 40 of these creators with their fans, and aspiring artists of all media, in a collection titled: Comic Book Independents: Artist Profiles.

With your participation, these unedited interviews can be digitized and made available to you and the world at large (click here for sample outtake clips). Unedited, candid, insightful interviews from: Craig Thompson, Jim Woodring, Eric Powell, Kevin Eastman, Mike Wellman,Tony Millionaire, Wendy Pini, Jessica Abel, Keith Knight, Landry Walker & Eric Jones, Carla Speed McNeil, Erik Larsen, Linda Medley, Johnny Ryan, Scott McCloud, Scott Mills, Batton Lash, Robert Williams, Shannon Wheeler, & Terry Moore...and many others who were not able to be included in the feature documentary (see below for a brief list).

The nearly 50 hours of interview footage has never been digitized in whole. The minimum amount to have this done, to have the sound cleaned up, and to package and distribute everything for public consumption (in the form of digital downloads and for participant rewards) through Kickstarter is $7,778.

If the amount raised reaches $34,445, then in addition to all of the other rewards, everyone who pledges $50 or more will receive a complete (7) DVD-ROM set that contains all of the 21 unedited interviews from the artists appearing in the original feature documentary, and production values will be enhanced (ex: subtitles for the hearing impaired).

Click here for a FREE special reward. Thank you for your interest, and taking the time to read all the way through. :-)

-------special notes on rewards--------

* All digital downloads (including additional content) will be exclusively available to Kickstarter partners and other donors for one year (unless otherwise pirated), after which they will enter the Creative Commons.

** Additional interviews by: additional Craig Thompson footage, additional Robert Williams footage, Sam Henderson, Jason Shiga, Steven Weisman, Jordan Crane, Ron Turner, Gary Groth, Kim Thompson, Diana Schutz, Jennifer Daydreamer, Garret Izumi, and many more!

*** Full screening rights applies to the interviews, and to COMIC BOOK INDEPENDENTS, and means you will have full rights to screen to whomever you want, even charging money if you wish; this does not give you rights to reproduction nor distribution nor broadcast (t.v., internet, or otherwise), only for live screenings.

† Choices will be allowed in order of amount donated and/or chronology of donations (if you are not one of the $1,000 donors, please have up to five alternates in mind with which you will be happy).

◊ Done by me or one of my artist friends (sample below), or provided by you by an artist of your choosing; if done by me, you will also receive the original drawn portrait (size and quality may vary).

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  • Yes, I can...and I'll do my best to put them in alphabetical order:

    Jessica Abel, Trevor Alixopulos, Scott Allie, Jordan Crane, Jennifer Daydreamer, Michael Dooley, Kevin Eastman, Chris Gore, Gary Groth, Jesse Hamm, Sam Henderson, Garret Izumi, Eric Jones, Dr. James Kaufman, Derek Kim, Keith Knight, Erik Larsen, Batton Lash, Matt Madden, Scott McCloud, Carla Speed McNeil, Linda Medley, Tony Millionaire, Scott Mills, Terry Moore, BJ Oropeza, Wendy Pini, Eric Powell, Johnny Ryan, Diana Schutz, Jason Shiga, James Sime, Randy Stradley, Craig Thompson, Kim Thompson, Ron Turner, Dan Vado, Landry Walker, Brett Warnock, Steven Weissman, Mike Wellman, Shannon Wheeler, Robert Williams, Jim Woodring

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