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Ian NorrisBy Ian Norris
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Ian NorrisBy Ian Norris
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£1,029
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About

Fixed Up will be a 146 page, full-colour graphic novel which collects Parts 1-5 of the standalone comics. Fixed Up is the story of one man's journey from a geeky, awkward, Jewish, shy teenager in Cape Town - to a geeky, awkward, Jewish, shy adult in Oxford.

Each episode focuses on an ex-girlfriend, and tells the story of how being in love is the worst thing ever. Fixed Up is inspired by the work of Joe Matt (Peep Show), Bob Fingerman (Minimum Wage), and Craig Thompson (Blankets). It’s entirely autobiographical, transcribed from actual diaries of mine, which I unearthed in Cape Town a few years ago.

Part 1 is about my early years growing up in the 80s and 90s in post-Apartheid South Africa, and finding (and losing) love for the first time. Part 2 focuses on my awkward teenage years, and my gap-year in Israel in the year 2000. Parts 3 and 4 are about my college years, and the crazy messed-up relationship I had during that time. In Part 5 I have my quarter-life crisis and start dating an 18 year old girl.

Fixed Up has been on sale in comic book stores across the UK, and in South Africa. I've also taken it to a bunch of conventions and have gotten some excellent reviews (see Reviews section below). Printing the stand-alone comics was fun and rewarding - but after lots of feedback and research, I've decided to print all 5 parts in one super-sexy, matt-lamintated volume.

Here's a sneak peak at some pages!

Some sample pages from Fixed Up!
Some sample pages from Fixed Up!

 

A spread from Volume 1, issue 5!
A spread from Volume 1, issue 5!

 

Some more sample pages from Fixed Up!
Some more sample pages from Fixed Up!

 

Even more sample pages from Fixed Up!
Even more sample pages from Fixed Up!

 

Volume 1 + Badges!
Volume 1 + Badges!

 

A spread from Volume 1!
A spread from Volume 1!

 

The back of Volume 1 + badges!
The back of Volume 1 + badges!

 

A good question! I'm a graphic designer and illustrator living in Banbury, with my pet hamster called Chester.

You need to purchase your very own copy of Fixed Up - Volume 1 to learn all about me! It's an autobiography!

The artist at work
The artist at work

 

But don't just take my word for it, see below for some terrific reviews from these fine folks:

Fortress of Solitude
Broken Frontier
Comics Anonymous

"He may have cast himself as a self-absorbed protagonist but Fixed Up itself is not the self-indulgent, rambling affair that many associate with this strand of storytelling. Rather, it’s a compelling page-turner which is all the more remarkable given the unsympathetic light in which its author often portrays himself!" - Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier

Look at all this awesome stuff! Once you've made your selection, click on your chosen reward, along the right of the website!

 

 

If I hit my first Stretch Goal of £4000, with every order of Fixed Up - Volume 1 I'll include a 24-page comic featuring a collection of my short mini-comics! Including gems such as Cock & Balls! Say Hello To The Sun! Fluids! And More! Some awesome examples below...

Say Hello To The Sun, pages 1 & 2!
Say Hello To The Sun, pages 1 & 2!

 

Cock & Balls, Episodes 1&2!
Cock & Balls, Episodes 1&2!

 

£6000 details to follow... 

Risks and challenges

I need to finish colouring and lettering Issue 5. Should take me around 2 months from the launch of this Kickstarter campaign.

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    Become a valued Fixed Up Supporter! Every little helps!

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    Mishegas! PDF

    A chunky 146-page PDF of Fixed Up - Volume 1! Read it on your iPad, iPhone or Kindle!

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    Mentsh! Hardcopy

    Here it is, Fixed Up - Volume 1! 146 pages! Full-colour! Kosher*!

    *Not Kosher at all.

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    Mazel Tov! Hardcopy + doodle & signature

    Fixed Up - Volume 1, plus my signature and a little doodle in the front - sure to be a collector's item one day!

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    Bubbala! Hardcopy + you in the book

    Send me a picture for reference, and I'll draw you/your dog/your hamster/etc into Fixed Up - Volume 1 before it goes to print!

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    Shvitz! Hardcopy + commission

    Commission me to illustrate any A3 piece you like! Posters, album covers, family portraits, anything you like, I'll illustrate it for you!

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