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The Adventures of Thumbson and Mort, an all-ages comic. Follow a thumb and his pet wart on a wild adventure!
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A pay what you want option has been added. Get the printed book for as little as a dollar. If you donate $5 or more you'll get a free sketch card of Thumbson as well.

Background

Thumbson is a character that somehow ended up in a sketchbook of mine in 2006. I didn't think much of him for six years. Then came 24 Hour Comic Day 2012. I wanted to participate but wasn't sure what to draw. Going through old sketch books for ideas I found the original Thumbson drawing. Instantly I knew I had a character worth losing a lot of sleep over. This entire comic book was written, laid out, penciled, inked and lettered in less than 24 hours.

Derp Derple Murffle Murp
Derp Derple Murffle Murp

Story Synopsis

What kind of story can you make in a 24 hour period? That was the challenge. Originally there wasn't going to be any dialogue, so I wanted to have something you could read without words and still follow along. Hopefully you'd laugh a time or two as well.

In this story we meet our hero Thumbson and his sidekick Mort. In their trusty space ship they land on an uncharted planet. Mort isn't happy that Thumbson chose that particular rock to land on and let's him know about it. After a run in with a not-so-friendly resident. Thumbson realizes he should have listened to Mort all along.

You can read the entire comic on my website for free right here.

The Future!

What's next for Thumbson and Mort? Well if I reach my humble goal of $250 I will have enough to print a full run for this convention season of the 28 page mini. I also plan on turning it into an ongoing web comic. Space won't be the only frontier for our heroes. Video games, dinosaurs, monsters, westerns, lawn mowing, and much more. No adventure is too great or small for these two.

Stretch Goals

  • $250 - [UNLOCKED!] Ongoing Web Comic
  • $350 - [Locked] Kickstarter exclusive print added to all pledges $10 and over.
  • $500 - [Locked] Kickstarer exclusive original 24+ page 2nd issue
  • $750 - [Locked] Both comics printed together in a 48+ page trade paperback
  • $1000 - [Locked] Trade paperback upgraded to fully colored interior art.

The 'Complete Collection' Reward

For those of you who may not know, Thumbson and Mort is only one of the books I have created. Prior to it's 2012 debut, I was working on my more traditional comic book Flying Fortress with Andy Moore. That book launched in 2011 and continues to be worked on to this day (we're currently working on our fifth issue!) Flying Fortress is a WWII pulp adventure story and it's what go me started drawing comics. I always wanted to be a comic book artist, but Flying Fortress made that a reality.

Visit the Flying Fortress website and get your read on!

The other book is Vikings vs. Monsters. It came into being to take a break from my other comics. It's simple enough, just a story about a couple kids and their imagination while playing in the back yard. It was quite a fun book to draw!

Vikings can be read for free right here.

small sample from the book.
small sample from the book.

Risks and challenges

The book, itself, is finished. You can read it right now, for free online. So, really it's just a matter of getting the books printed and shipped in a timely manner. The biggest time sink will be getting all of the sketches finished in time for shipping.

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    PAY WHAT YOU WANT! for A copy of the book 28 pages signed by Eric. + PDF/CBR downloads. If you pay $5 or more you get a free Thumbson and Mort parody sketch card.

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    Eric's COMPLETE COLLECTION! Signed copy of Thumbson and Mort. + 6x9 sketch of Thumbson and Mort. + Signed copy of Vikings vs Monsters + Signed copies of every Flying Fortress book (Issues 1-4 with variants, Sketch cover w/ sketch, Volume 1 TPB) + 9x12 Pinup of ANY character you want. (Valued at over $125)

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