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Secret societies are great when you are the only member, but when Mason opens his door to others, he feels like an outcast.
Secret societies are great when you are the only member, but when Mason opens his door to others, he feels like an outcast.
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The Order Of The Snail is a charming comic book about a kid named Mason Waters, who starts his very own secret society. A society of one. One day Mason invites Tim, an estranged friend, to join him. Soon his secret society begins changing and growing, leaving Mason feeling like an outsider in his own club.

This comic was written and drawn in 24 consecutive hours as part of this year's 24 Hour Comic Book Day challenge. This is my tenth 24hr challenge and I'm always happy to see how things in my everyday life manage to work their way into my comics. I guess it makes sense that after 14 hours of continuous drawing, certain things will start to work their way out.

This year's book was created shortly after the collapse of The Latitude Society, a real secret club/art project that had its roots here in San Francisco's Mission District. 

The book is fully written and drawn and is currently getting colored by my good friend, Mike Hales. Mike and I have worked on many projects before (most notably our SquirrelWarz and Knifetank video games), but I'm really happy to finally work with him on a comic book and would love to be able to compensate him for what his time is worth.

By supporting this project, you will help me pay Mike for his excellent work coloring my book and you'll help fund this small print run of books. It's always great to know a rough count of how many books I'll need before I place my order.  

I tried to keep the reward options simple, but my favorite tier is the "Membership" level. At that level you'll receive copies of my 3 most recent 24hr comic books (God Hates Dinosaurs, Hair Model, and The Order of the Snail), but you'll also receive an embroidered God Hates Dinosaurs patch and a special edition Snail challenge coin, designed by Meredith Scheff-King (who designed the "Kwan" coins for The Latitude). I've never tried doing anything like these coins before and I think they are going to be a real special treat.

Risks and challenges

I've already tackled a few other art projects on Kickstarter and feel like I have a pretty good grasp of how these runs. This project in particular should be pretty similar to my God Hates Dinosaurs project, which involved printing up a large run of comics. I'll be using the same printer this time around too.

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    A digital copy of "The Order Of The Snail". Thanks!

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    A physical copy of "The Order Of The Snail". Full color, 28 pages in a small print run.

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    A commemorative Order Of The Snail "challenge" coin, designed by Meredith Scheff-King, plus a copy of The Order Of The Snail comic.

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    An original page of art from the Order Of The Snails book plus Membership (the coin, 3 comics, and the patch). I'll pick one page at random just for you.

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    Membership to my secret club!

    Privileges include a commemorative Snail "challenge" coin, physical copies of all three of my most recent comics (Order Of The Snail, God Hates Dinosaurs, and Hair Model), plus an embroidered patch that says "God Hates Dinosaurs".

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