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$2,337
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69
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, November 21 2013 5:28 PM UTC +00:00

About

 LET'S TALK ABOUT COMICS

Effing Decaf is my baby. I've been working on it since 2009. Around that time, I decided that I needed a milestone in my life, so I set upon a ten-year project. My goal? Three 232-page books, five 48-page short stories, and a collection of minis, all adding up to 1000 pages.

Volume one has been serializing for two and a half years. Hopefully this kickstarter campaign will be a sign that you all want to see more.

WHAT IS EFFING DECAF?

Effing Decaf is a comic told in the style of an old-school RPG game. The angles are mostly isometric, the characters have stat sheets and inventories, and the battles are turn-based and end when someone's hit points are depleted. Many early JRPG's had a "collect and reunite the crystals" element (think Final Fantasy, Legend of Zelda, and many others); but in this comic, instead of a princess being trapped in the shattered crystals, it's some hipster sports fan with really strange food cravings. Other nods to games of yore include a sewer level, battling pet monsters, mushrooms that make you grow, experience points, and warp whistles.

REWARDS

 I want this book to be nice. I want it be a good solid brick of paper on your shelf. And I want you to have some fun treats to go with it. More images will become available as I make progress on the prototypes, but so far we're lookin' at having the following available:

- 4x6 Effing Decaf map print (based on a colored pencil drawing)
- 4x6 Kreature Kube card prints (either Cockrage, Churchmouse, Buttercorn, or Butterhorn, selected at random)
- NES-style B&W instruction manual for a fictional Effing Decaf video game
- Sticker sheet
- Hand-drawn commissions (including characters and mini-comics)
- Custom Kreature Kube creatures (you pick a small animal and an "environment" to merge it with)
- 8x10 shadowbox frames featuring scenes from the comic
- Hand-painted clay figurines in plastic display boxes.

Map Print (left), Sticker Sheet (right)
Map Print (left), Sticker Sheet (right)
Instruction manual cover and interior pages.
Instruction manual cover and interior pages.
Clay Figurines (L - Decaf in his kitchen, R - Gubgub on the street)
Clay Figurines (L - Decaf in his kitchen, R - Gubgub on the street)

My minimum goal is $5,000. That's as much as I need to get a decent run of print-on-demand versions of this book. However, there are some stretch goals below:

$6,000 - Free bookmark for all purchases $35+
$7,500 - Free coaster from Brown Fix, the fictional coffee shop where Decaf works, for all purchases $35+
$10,000 - Eight extra pages of material added to book and PDF
$15,000 - I use a traditional printing press, significantly improving the quality of the books
$20,000 - ???
$25,000 - ???

I've been waiting a long time to get to this moment and I'm really excited to have finally made it here. Let's build something fun together!

Song by Riki Tsuji.

Risks and challenges

Shipping dates for higher-tier art may be shipped later than described. Pre-printing issues may affect book shipping date as well.

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