"Fish Tacos and Far Out Friends" is the first book collection from the online syndicated cartoon strip "Dude and Dude" by Keith Poletiek
Dude and Dude is my comic strip I've been waiting to draw all my life. A cartoon that centers around a couple of guys who remind me of my life as a twenty year old, growing up near the beach, and trying to carve my niche in society (with as little effort as possible). Guys who don't even have the energy to call each other by name. All they seem to be able to muster is, "Dude."
"A dude by any other name is still a dude." -Unknown Dude
And here's your chance to make a life-long dream of mine come true by helping me launch the first ever Dude and Dude book. A collection of all the best of the first year of the comic strip. I was, am still am, a huge fan of Charles Schulz and couldn't wait to see his next collection of Peanuts released. I was first in line to buy one and always said to myself, "I'm going to do books like this some day!" Well, today is that day with your generosity. Having this dream come true would leave me speechless.
And, I have some incredible swag to send your way for helping bring "Fish Tacos and Far Out Friends" to life. We've got Signed Books (Obviously), Plus T-Shirts, Hoodies, Signed Prints, Framed ORIGINALS, and even the chance to have this Cartoonist-Dude himself come to you with tons of gifts as we share Fish Tacos at your favorite hangout - and I'll pick up the tab! Dude, you can see how huge a goal this is for me!
The Dudes' goals, however, are not as lofty. They only look to make enough money to keep a roof over their heads, gas in their van, wax on their boards. fish tacos on their plates and the babes impressed. Well, four out of five isn't bad, right?
Throw in a cantankerous landlord, Mr. P. Parker (who they believe might be Spider-man retired), a Psycho cop who guards his beautiful daughter with Taser in hand, a self-absorbed Lifeguard whose muscles outweigh his I.Q., Lebo, their dog who thinks and acts like he's named for a famous physicist (but actually the Big Lebowski) and all the bizarre customers that come into Simmer Down Coffee Shack (where the dudes work), plus - the surfing, skating and life's many obstacles and you have "Dude and Dude" the comic strip.
Kick-back and relax, laugh and know that your fundage helped bring the first ever Dude and Dude book to life! Mucho thanks from me, Keith Poletiek! You are all totally, full-blown, awesome dudes!
Risks and challenges
The book, as presented now, is 135 pages and include comic strips, dudeisms, sketches and quotes from dudes everywhere. We decided that though the cost and timing to produce would be greater, the entire book needs to be done in all color - cover to cover. We have secured a great publisher that has worked with us on a price we can live with. Of course, with publishing in quantity, we are hoping the sales will extend out and create online book sales to meet our expenses and also land copies in brick and mortar stores as well. We know this is a venture we are taking, but we believe with the support of fans like yourselves we will grow and Dude and Dude will become a recognized brand worldwide because of your help today. We hope to have the book and all the swag out in the first part of 2014. We thank you for your generosity and your patience on this first en devour and are poised to take on and overcome the challenges ahead. Thanks dudes and dudettes!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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