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A graphic novel about a man trapped in the internet, aided by a Spambot, a Lol-Cat and a Strawman. Read more

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A graphic novel about a man trapped in the internet, aided by a Spambot, a Lol-Cat and a Strawman.

London, UK Comics
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Hector Lowe
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What's It All About Then?

Read The First Chapter (Rough Draft)

The Webyssey follows the story of a man (whose name is not Brian) trying to find his way out of The Web with his companions: Spambot, Strawman and Edgar the Lol-Cat. His adventures will take him from discussion forums to abandoned geocities sites, into MMORPGs, through the great Library of Wikipedia, into contact with Twitter birds, Facebookers and on the run from Grammar Nazis, Trolls and other internet denizens.

The book will be between 180-200 black-and-white pages, with colour inserts at the beginning each chapter.

The first 50 backers will also receive one of the few extant copies of my very first publishing effort, Cap Gun Cavalcade.

Who Are You?

I've been drawing comics for roughly five years and publishing them intermittently on my website DirtPony (it's not nearly as sexual as it sounds.) 

Here are some other favourites: • Superheroes • House • Pokemon • Astrology • It's been more or less a hobby for me, but now I'd like to do something more substantial.

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What's In It For Me?

Everyone who backs this project will get their name up in a special thank you section on my site. Every donation over $10 will get your name printed in the book, you could appear as a character in the book, design an alternate cover, and many other fabulous things detailed in the sidebar. Oh, and also you might get a copy of the book when all's said and done.

What's The Money For?

Besides the printing of the books and the rewards, backers' funding will go towards promotion of the book, setting up and travelling to booths at conventions, upgrading my computer hardware to a functional level, and other miscellaneous costs (well, there's always something, isn't there?)

Just How Bad Is This Famous Laptop?

It has a 30GB hard drive (of which only 4GB remains free) and 256MB of RAM. In other words, it's less powerful than an iPhone.

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Anything Else?

Just one little thing - if your donations come from outside the United States, it would be great if you could kick in a couple of extra dollars to help pay for the shipping. I've put some guideline amounts in the donation boxes. Cheers!

Thank you so much for checking out my Kickstarter page. With some luck, and your help, I look forward to bringing The Webyssey very soon to you and the rest of the teeming masses!

Please don't disappoint Mister Astley.

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    Your name and special thanks on my website.

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    7 backers

    PDF copy of The Webyssey, plus thanks on my website and a link to your site.

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    8 backers

    As above, plus your name (and website) printed in the book as a written note of thanks.

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    27 backers

    A printed copy of the book delivered to your door. Plus a PDF copy, your name (and website) printed in the book and on my site as a note of thanks. (International deliveries please add $3)

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    6 backers

    As above, and a limited edition of the original sketch version, first chapter of The Webyssey. (International deliveries please add $4)

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    As above, plus you'll get a variant sketch cover on your copy of the book, which will look very avant-garde, I promise. (International deliveries please add $4)

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    9 backers

    The PDF copy, the printed book (with optional sketch cover), the original first chapter print, PLUS a notebook full of character sketches, early designs, and other easter eggs from the production of the comic. (International deliveries please add $4)

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    Thanks in the book (and on the site), a PDF copy, 2 printed copies (either original or sketch covers), the original first chapter, the production notebook, PLUS a hand-drawn doodle of one of the characters and a dedication to you in the front of the book! (International deliveries please add $6)

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    RETAILERS ONLY: 5 copies of the book (in either cover), 2 promotional posters, PLUS your store's name, address and phone number printed in the book.

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    RETAILERS ONLY:10 copies of the book (in either cover), 2 promotional posters, PLUS a half-page ad in the book (black and white)

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    4 backers

    A hand-drawn, signed sketch of anyone you like, PLUS thanks in the book and on my site, a PDF copy, 2 printed copies (in either cover), a doodle in the front of one, the original first chapter, the production notebook. (International deliveries please add $6)

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    As above, PLUS a T-shirt of any one character of your choice (and my undying gratitude.) (International deliveries please add $7)

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    Choose a MEME to appear in the book. PLUS your name in the book and on my site, a PDF copy, 2 printed copies (in either cover), the original first chapter, and the production notebook. (International deliveries please add $6)

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    Appearance in the book (non-speaking) and a print of the page you appear on. PLUS your name in the book and on my site, a PDF copy, 2 printed copies (in either cover), the original first chapter, the T-shirt, and the production notebook. (International deliveries please add $7)

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    Appearance in the book (speaking) and a print of the page you appear on. PLUS your name in the book and on my site, a PDF copy, 2 printed copies (in either cover), the original first chapter, the T-shirt, and the production notebook. (International deliveries please add $7)

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    Appearance in the book (minor interacting character) and a print of the page you appear on. PLUS your name in the book and on my site, a PDF copy, 2 printed copies (in either cover), the original first chapter, the T-shirt, and the production notebook. (International deliveries please add $7)

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    A variant edition of the book with a cover design dictated by YOU. I'll even doodle in it, if you want.

    PLUS: an appearance in the book (non-speaking) and a print of the page you appear on, your name in the book and on my site, a PDF copy, 2 extra printed copies (in either cover), the original first chapter, the T-shirt, and the production notebook. (International deliveries please add $10)

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