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A children's alphabet book about disgusting things from "Princess Who Saved Herself" creators Greg Pak and Takeshi Miyazawa.
A children's alphabet book about disgusting things from "Princess Who Saved Herself" creators Greg Pak and Takeshi Miyazawa.
A children's alphabet book about disgusting things from "Princess Who Saved Herself" creators Greg Pak and Takeshi Miyazawa.
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UPDATE: Thank you, wonderful backers! You hit our funding goal Monday night! And now we have a bunch of fun stretch goals!

$26,000 - SUPER-STICKERS! If the funding hits this level, we'll supersize the stickers that come with all physical rewards, creating 6"x9" sticker sheets that feature multiple peel-off stickers of disgusting things drawn by Takeshi Miyazawa. UPDATE: You hit this goal! Consider the stickers SUPER-SIZED!

$28,000 - GREG EATS BANANA WITH KETCHUP. Yep. If we hit $28K, Greg, Tak, Jessica, and Jane will each dip a banana in ketchup and take a bite. And post the video. Because that's the way Team Disgusting rolls. UPDATE: You hit the goal and we ate banana with ketchup! Check out the disgusting videos here!

$30,000 - THEME SONG! At this funding level, every backer will get an mp3 of an original "ABC Disgusting" theme song written and performed by the great singer-songwriter Jane Lui, whose incredible work can be viewed here: http://janelui.com and here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnqRAvOaRyI UPDATE: You hit the goal! Jane's making the song!!!

$40,000 - ANOTHER BOOK! At this level, every backer will get a digital copy of a WHOLE 'NOTHER CHILDREN'S BOOK written by Greg and illustrated by Tak with glorious black-and-white art! This new book will be KAIJU CLUBHOUSE, a chapter book in which the ABC DISGUSTING kids hunt monsters -- and get the surprise of their lives! Check out the gorgeous promo art!

KAIJU CLUBHOUSE, a chapter book with black and white illustrations that all backers will receive in digital form if we hit the $40K stretch goal!
KAIJU CLUBHOUSE, a chapter book with black and white illustrations that all backers will receive in digital form if we hit the $40K stretch goal!

 $50,000 - GROSS! At this level, Greg will eat ketchup on cantaloupe -- and post a video to prove it.

$100,000 - SUPER-GROSS! At this level, Greg will make and drink (part of) a mayonnaise milkshake -- and post a video to prove it.

Welcome to ABC Disgusting, a children's alphabet book about disgusting things written by Greg Pak with art by Takeshi Miyazawa, colors by Jessica Kholinne, and letters by Simon Bowland, the art team behind The Princess Who Saved Herself and Code Monkey Save World.

I bet you can guess what "S" is for.
I bet you can guess what "S" is for.

ABC Disgusting tells the story of a boy trying to shock his older sister with an alphabetical series of disgusting things. But in the end, she hits him with what might be the biggest gross-out of all. 

WARNING: VERY DISGUSTING. (And maybe a little heartwarming.) INCLUDES FLATULENCE, LAMPREYS, MAYONNAISE MILK SHAKES, NOSE HAIR, ZOMBIES AND ZORILLAS.

B is for Bug Juice! Lovely, disgusting art by Takeshi Miyazawa and Jessica Kholinne.
B is for Bug Juice! Lovely, disgusting art by Takeshi Miyazawa and Jessica Kholinne.

The book's special brand of gross-out humor with heart is perfect for any kid or parent who's ever laughed at a fart -- and particularly great for reluctant readers who might need a bit more incentive to pick up a book.

Check out the interviews and articles at Boing Boing and Comics Alliance

L is for Lampreys. Layouts for an interior page of ABC Disgusting.
L is for Lampreys. Layouts for an interior page of ABC Disgusting.
J is for Peanut Butter and Jellyfish! More inks from Takeshi Miyazawa.
J is for Peanut Butter and Jellyfish! More inks from Takeshi Miyazawa.

The 36 page book will be released digitally and printed as a beautiful hardcover, approximately 7" x 10.5". Kickstarter backers can also pick rewards that include a custom ABC Disgusting whoopie cushion or copies of the art team's previous books, The Princess Who Saved Herself and Code Monkey Save World.

And a very special reward at the $275 level includes two numbered, collectible, limited-edition crochet dolls or "amigurumi" created by The Artisan's Nook featuring our two leads! 

Prototypes of the limited edition crochet dolls included at the $275 reward level.
Prototypes of the limited edition crochet dolls included at the $275 reward level.
Code Monkey Save World and The Princess Who Saved Herself, previous books by the same creative team, also available as rewards in this Kickstarter.
Code Monkey Save World and The Princess Who Saved Herself, previous books by the same creative team, also available as rewards in this Kickstarter.

ABOUT THE CREATORS

Greg Pak is an award-winning writer and filmmaker best known for comics such as Action Comics, Batman/Superman, Code Monkey Save World, and Planet Hulk and his children's book The Princess Who Saved Herself. For more about Pak and his work, visit www.gregpak.com.

Takeshi Miyazawa is a Japanese Canadian artist whose work includes pencilling Runaways for Brian K. Vaughan and co-creating the Marvel character Amadeus Cho with Greg Pak. Aside from comic work he has also been involved with storyboarding for games and design work for film. For more about Miyazawa, visit www.twitter.com/takmiyazawa.

Jessica Kholinne is an Indonesian comic colorist who grew up loving comic books, movies and games. Her recent projects include X-Treme X-Men, Voodoo, Weirding Willows, and many more. Kholinne is also part of a bigger studio called STELLAR Labs. For more on Kholinne's work and STELLAR Labs, visit http://jessicakholinne.deviantart.com and http://www.facebook.com/STELLARLabs .

Simon Bowland has been lettering comics since 2003, working for Marvel, Dynamite, Image, and 2000AD. He regularly collaborates with some of the industry’s top creators, including Grant Morrison, Garth Ennis, Greg Pak, Kurt Busiek, Warren Ellis, and Matt Wagner. Catch Simon on Twitter at www.twitter.com/simonbowland.

Risks and challenges

All of the creators involved in this project are professionals with years of experience and excellent records in making tough deadlines. We've already run two Kickstarters -- Code Monkey Save World and The Princess Who Saved Herself, which have given us the experience necessary to complete this project on time. Of course, unavoidable personal mishaps, acts of God, global disruption, or dumb mistakes could throw us off schedule, and we will keep Kickstarter backers updated if we do encounter any delays.

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    The physical hardcover book of ABC DISGUSTING plus the digital PDF of the book and the disgusting stickers!

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    The physical hardcover book of ABC DISGUSTING - with a lovely (or possibly disgusting) SIGNED BOOKPLATE sticker, signed by Greg Pak and Takeshi Miyazawa - plus the digital PDF of the book and the disgusting stickers!

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    The physical hardcover book of ABC DISGUSTING plus a custom ABC DISGUSTING WHOOPIE CUSHION! Plus the digital PDF of the book and the disgusting stickers!

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    The physical hardcover book of ABC DISGUSTING plus the physical paperback of the CODE MONKEY SAVE WORLD graphic novel (also written by Greg Pak and drawn by Takeshi Miyazawa based on the songs of Jonathan Coulton), plus the digital PDF of the ABC DISGUSTING book and the disgusting stickers!

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    The physical hardcover book of ABC DISGUSTING plus the physical hardcover of the PRINCESS WHO SAVED HERSELF children's book (also written by Greg Pak and drawn by Takeshi Miyazawa based on the classic song by Jonathan Coulton), plus the digital PDF of the ABC DISGUSTING book and the disgusting stickers!

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    TWO copies of the physical hardcover book of ABC DISGUSTING plus the digital PDF of the ABCD book and two copies of the disgusting stickers!

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    THREE copies of the physical hardcover book of ABC DISGUSTING plus the digital PDF of the ABCD book and three copies of the disgusting stickers!

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    One limited edition ABC DISGUSTING hardcover book with a variant cover, with numbered bookplate signed by writer Greg Pak and artist Takeshi Miyazawa. Tak will also draw a small original sketch on the bookplate! Includes a certificate of authenticity, the disgusting sticker sheet, and the whoopie cushion. Only 125 of these special, variant cover books with numbered, signed bookplates will be made available (100 via this reward, 20 via the $275 crochet doll reward, and 5 via the $500 zombie likeness reward).

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    Ten ABC DISGUSTING hardcover books plus the digital PDF of the ABCD book plus ten copies of the disgusting stickers! Perfect for retailers or folks with large families or many small friends.

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    BREAKFAST with GREG PAK! Breakfast at a nearby hotel or restaurant on the Saturday or Sunday of the 2015 New York Comic Con with GREG PAK, writer of ABC DISGUSTING, PRINCESS WHO SAVED HERSELF, CODE MONKEY SAVE WORLD, ACTION COMICS, BATMAN/SUPERMAN, and PLANET HULK. Talk about comics, children's books, film, the creative process, breaking in, pitching, promotion, or any other aspect of the business and craft. (But no pitches, please. He's not allowed to hear those.) (Does not include admission to the NYCC). ALSO includes one limited edition ABC DISGUSTING hardcover book with a variant cover, with numbered bookplate signed by writer Greg Pak and artist Takeshi Miyazawa. Tak will also draw a small original sketch on the bookplate! Includes a certificate of authenticity, the disgusting sticker sheet, and the whoopie cushion. Only 125 of these special, variant cover books with numbered, signed bookplates will be made available (95 via the $100 reward, 20 via the $200 and 275 crochet doll reward, and 5 via the $500 zombie likeness reward, and 5 via this reward).

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    Ten ABC DISGUSTING hardcover books plus the digital PDF of the ABCD book plus ten copies of the disgusting stickers PLUS ten PRINCESS WHO SAVED HERSELF hardcover books!

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! JUST 10 OF THESE CROCHET DOLL REWARDS AT THIS SPECIAL RATE! Two numbered, collectible crochet dolls created by The Artisan's Nook in the adorable "amigurumi" style. One doll will be the boy from ABC Disgusting; the other will be his sister. Both dolls will be numbered and will come with a certificate of authenticity. Only 20 pairs of these numbered dolls with certificates of authenticity will ever be offered. PLUS the limited edition variant cover physical hardcover of ABC DISGUSTING. PLUS the numbered bookplate sticker, signed by Pak and Miyazawa, which includes a small original sketch by Miyazawa. PLUS the digital PDF of the ABCD book. PLUS a sheet of the disgusting stickers and the custom ABCD whoopie cushion.

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    Two numbered, collectible crochet dolls created by The Artisan's Nook in the adorable "amigurumi" style. One doll will be the boy from ABC Disgusting; the other will be his sister. Both dolls will be numbered and will come with a certificate of authenticity. Only 20 pairs of these numbered dolls with certificates of authenticity will ever be offered (5 here and 15 in other rewards). PLUS the limited edition variant cover physical hardcover of ABC DISGUSTING. PLUS the numbered bookplate sticker, signed by Pak and Miyazawa, which includes a small original sketch by Miyazawa. PLUS the digital PDF of the ABCD book. PLUS a sheet of the disgusting stickers and the custom ABCD whoopie cushion.

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    Have your likeness drawn into ABC DISGUSTING as a zombie! AND get a signed print of the Takeshi Miyazawa art that your likeness appears on! (Please note that you'll have to sign a release form authorizing us to use your likeness.) PLUS the limited edition variant cover physical hardcover of ABC DISGUSTING. PLUS the numbered bookplate sticker, signed by Pak and Miyazawa, which includes a small original sketch by Miyazawa. PLUS the digital PDF of the ABCD book. PLUS a sheet of the disgusting stickers and the custom ABCD whoopie cushion.

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    Have your child's likeness drawn into ABC DISGUSTING as a supporting character! AND get a signed print of the Takeshi Miyazawa art that your child's likeness appears on! (Please note that you'll have to sign a release form authorizing us to use your child's likeness.) PLUS you'll get a custom crochet doll created by The Artisan's Nook in the adorable "amigurumi" style, based on the likeness of your child! PLUS two numbered, collectible, limited edition crochet dolls of the boy and girl lead characters of ABC DISGUSTING created by The Artisan's Nook. PLUS a certificate of authenticity for the dolls. PLUS the limited edition variant cover physical hardcover of ABC DISGUSTING. PLUS the numbered bookplate sticker, signed by Pak and Miyazawa, which includes a small original sketch by Miyazawa. PLUS the digital PDF of the ABCD book. PLUS a sheet of the disgusting stickers and the custom ABCD whoopie cushion.

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