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Two tribes of animals find themselves on the brink of war. Will they survive and find peace, or follow humanity into extinction?
Two tribes of animals find themselves on the brink of war. Will they survive and find peace, or follow humanity into extinction?
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Squarriors is the epic saga of warring animals in a post-human world. Specifically a small tribe known as the Tin Kin, and their struggles building a life in the new world while confronting the hostile neighboring Maw tribe.

$15,000 STRETCH GOAL ANNOUNCED!

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**FIRST STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED**

A little clarification on the stretch goal! Now that we're funded, everyone who has pledged at least $25 will receive a free digital copy of issue #2 when it debuts. We have also added the option for you to pre-order issue #2 as well! To do this, you must have pledged for a physical copy of issue #1. To reserve #2, simply add $5 to your current reward. That's, like, with shipping and everything. (Add an additional $10 if shipping outside of the US).

Or add $15 for an EXCLUSIVE Kickstarter/Convention version of this cover, enhanced with UV spot gloss coating and signed by Team Ash. Again, please add an additional $10 if you require shipping outside of the United States. Again, you must have already pledged for issue #1.

WE'RE COMING UP WITH ANOTHER STRETCH GOAL AT THE MOMENT AS WELL! :)

****NEW EXCLUSIVE COVER SAMPLE IMAGE!****

This cover image featuring TREE JUMP is part of our exclusive cover line-up offering!
This cover image featuring TREE JUMP is part of our exclusive cover line-up offering!

Since the demise of humanity, the remaining animal life have become intelligent and the spark of rational thought creates an internal struggle for the creatures. Do they embrace reason... or follow their savage animal instincts?

Squarriors is the creation of writer Ash Maczko and artist Ashley Witter (Also known as "Team Ash").

  We're raising money to help Team Ash produce Squarriors #1, titled "Teeth and Nails," - a full 32 page, full color story (32 pages of art!) - and if we reach a certain threshhold, may open the campaign up to further issues. As you can see Ashley's art is extremely intensive (just look at those interiors below!), and Maczko has put a tremendous amount of time and effort into building a rich background and history around the characters. Devil's Due intends to release the series later this Winter, but just how much story we can give you, and how much of an impact Squarriors will be able to make is determined in large part to the generosity of backers like you. In return, you'll get some super killer exclusives that will not be available in the regular stores.

Our overall goal is to produce four mini-series of Squarriors stories. Each representing a season in a single year. The first 4-issue series being, "Spring."

By pledging you're helping ensure Squarriors is as good as it can possibly be, and that it's given the push needed to succeed in the competitive comic market.

Devil's Due has already begun spreading the word about Squarriors online, at comic-cons and at comic shop appearances across the country, but we're still an independent operation, and to really give this the attention it deserves, and allow Ashley to spend the time on it that's required, it can only happen with your help.

And beyond that? Who knows? Squarriors is a rich story filled with deep characters and complex relationships, mysterious exploration of a post-human world that is - bombshell - frozen in 1986, populated with thousands upon thousands of animal clans.

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Risks and challenges

Devil's Due has a very good history of delivering its projects and fulfilling rewards, and Team Ash have a reputation as professionals. Witter is extremely prolific, having illustrated large graphic novel projects over 150 pages, and several issues of other comics.

But we understand that circumstances out of our control may happen such as “Acts of God,” Haleys Comet coming by ahead of schedule and wiping out humanity, etc. It is always possible that printing and manufacturing delays can happen, product can get lost in the shipping process, or human error may cause something to not be sent.

That's why Devil's Due Entertainment has worked so hard to create an iron-clad system and even its own Kickstarter coordinator to cater to backers. Each person receives a PHYSICAL file folder that backs up our digital, keeping a record of what has been sent, what is still pending, and any problems that may have transpired post-reward-sending.

We're in this for the long haul and see crowdfunding as an important component in the publishing of the future. We want you back for many more campaigns in the future, and that only happens if you're happy with how this one goes!

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    DIGITAL COMICS - Get the first issue of SQUARRIORS via an easily downloadable link to a PDF file. All rewards above this price receive the digital link as well.

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    ISSUE TWO ADD ON - for issue one backers only - If you have ordered issue one in any form, simply add on $5 to receive a physical copy of issue 2 when it debuts. Or add $15 for a Kickstarter/Convention exclusive version of this cover with UV spot gloss, signed by Team Ash (Do not select this pledge - just add $5 to your existing pledge and we will get details from you via survey when the campaign ends)

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    ISSUE 1 - STANDARD EDITION: Get the first issue of Squarriors in all its raging rodent glory. Featuring KING, the leader of the Tin Kin tribe, victorious in battle! Signed by Team Ash.

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    ISSUE 1 KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE - This BEAUTIFUL WRAPAROUND version of issue one features an image of the Tin Kin and is only available via Kickstarter. Signed by Team Ash.

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    ISSUE 1 LINE ART EDITION - in its entirety, but minus the colors. Just Ashley's beautiful black and white line art. Signed as well!

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    TIN KIN CONVENTION SPECIAL - This who's who bio featuring the Tin Kin characters has only been available at Comic-Cons, and only very recently. Limited to only 250 copy print run.

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    11x17 PRINTS - Decorate your tree homes with any Squarriors print (or 2 or 3....). Pick between the choices featured in the reward images to the left. Comes shipped in a cardboard tube or box.

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    COMIC & BUTTON COMBO - Get the Kickstarter Exclusive version of issue no. 1, signed, and Show your allegiance to your squarrior tribes with a complete button set.

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    COMIC BUNDLE: Can't decide which version of issue one you want? Get all three and save a few bucks. Signed by the creators, of course!

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    SHIRT: Choice between a logo tee or a most brutally awesome Squarriors Image featuring the mighty KING, leader of the Tin Kin on a black tee. Available in sizes S - XXL male or female.

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    TIN KIN CONVENTION SPECIAL W/ SKETCH - Get the con special with an original squirrel sketch on the back (the back is blank for this purpose) by Ashley Witter! Signed by Ash Maczko as well.

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    SHIRTS & COMIC COMBO: The Kickstarter exclusive version of issue 1, and a sweet black tee featuring the badassery that is KING, leader of the Tin Kin. Available in sizes S - XXL male or female.

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    PRINT SET: Get four prints of your choice!

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    RETAILER BUNDLES: For retailers only - Receive 15 copies of issue #1. Five of which will be signed, and one of those signed copies will be the Kickstarter exclusive variant. Plus a mini-poster for your store! Multiple bundles allowed. Retailer pays shipping (to be calculated prior to sending).

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    5 MORE TIN KIN CONVENTION SPECIAL W/ SKETCH - Get the con special with an original squirrel sketch on the back (the back is blank for this purpose) by Ashley Witter! Signed by Ash Maczko as well.

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    5 MORE TIN KIN CONVENTION SPECIALS W/ SKETCH - Okay, we've gotten Ms. Witter to agree to do another round of sketches! These will have to be done in between Ashley working on the comic, but pledge now to get the con special with an original squirrel sketch on the back (the back is blank for this purpose)! Signed by Ash Maczko as well. First come first serve :)
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    HIBERNATION MEGA-PACK: Get enough swag to last you all Winter! Includes the entire Comic Bundle, the Print Set, the Button Set, and a Shirt!

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    ORIGINAL ART - Ashley Witter usually draws on her hi-tech computer tablet these days, but just for this campaign, she's drawn TWO pages of original art on good old fashioned paper. First come first serve, first backer gets priority to pick which page they want.

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    ORIGINAL ART - Ashley Witter is drawing 5 more pages on good ole' fashioned paper. Again, first come first serve on picking what page you get!

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    IMMORTALIZE YOUR PET - Put your pet's likeness in an issue! Ashley Witter will draw your little fluff ball into the comic, living in the post-human Squarriors world. And get 5 copies of the comic signed.

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    GOLDEN LEVEL SPONSORSHIP: Do you love Squarriors so G-darn much you want to help more? Well hey, by Redcoat's whiskers we accept your patronage. You get a special shout out on the inside front cover, special mention on a Devil's Due email blast to thousands of people, AND the Hibernation Mega-Pack for a total of $500. Only two available!

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    EXCLUSIVE COVER & LIVE SIGNING - Do you want an exclusive Squarriors cover created for you? Contact us to discuss details, but we're happy to arrange for a special cover and for Team Ash to come to your location for a live signing appearance!

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