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Help Wanted is a graphic novel about love, uncertainty, and werewolves.
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 Anne Black just graduated college and, wishing for a change of pace from her rural home town in North Dakota, she packs up all her stuff and moves to the nearest big city: Minneapolis, MN! She takes the first job she can get, which happens to be a live in caretaker at the Lynnhurst House, a historic apartment building owned and run by Hally Ksiezyc. 

 While she gets settled in to her new life and accommodations, she meets several of the buildings eccentric and vibrant tenants, and gets to know her new (and very cute) boss.   

 Anne, being a little oblivious, doesn't seem to realize the house's tenants are all actually supernatural! Werewolves, a witch coven, a mysterious old cat, and maybe something living in the attic...? 

 Help Wanted is an LGBT romantic dramedy intended for teens and up. The goal of this Kickstarter is to print the first book in the series! It explores the uncertainty of young adulthood, found family, and unlikely romance.   

 This first printed volume of Help Wanted will include the first 6 chapters of the story, plus a bonus chapter and some extras! It will be a beautiful, full color, soft cover 6' x 9' book with 190 pages. 

 Help Wanted is also available to read on Tapas, where it is published as part of their premium content. It is currently up to chapter 9. You can read it here!

 State Fair Hot Dog (10$)

Aww yeah, what's better than a hot dog at the State Fair? This tier includes the Digital PDF of Help Wanted Vol. 1 and the Wallpaper version of the Vol. 1 cover. Yummy!

Bird Watching (EARLYBIRD) (25$) - Limit of 20

Get your binoculars out and peep this! This earlybird tier includes a physical copy of Help Wanted vol. 1, and the Kickstarter Exclusive 2 postcard (5x7") set of Anne and Hally at a reduced price!

Summer Reading Program (25$)

Make your local librarian proud! With this tier, you get a physical book of Help Wanted vol.1! 

Camping (30$)

Unroll your sleeping bag and get comfy with this tier! It includes a physical book of Help Wanted vol.1 and a Kickstarter exclusive 2 Postcard set (5x7")

Fireworks (40$)

You don't have to cross state lines to get your hands on this tier. It includes a physical book, the 2 postcard set, and a set of 3 handmade 1.5" buttons! Don't forget the sparklers!

Kayaking (45$) - Limit of 95

Don your bug spray and sunscreen for hours of watery fun! This tier includes a physical book, the 2 postcard set, the set of 3 handmade buttons, and this 4" vinyl sticker.

Road Trip! (145$) - Limit of 5

Pile yourself and way too many friends into your car with this overloaded tier! Get ALL of the Kickstarter exclusives, including a physical book, the 2 postcard set, the set of 3 handmade buttons, the 4" vinyl sticker, and a custom 2 character commission drawn by yours truly. Which way is the world's largest ball of yarn again? 

Stretch goals 

Thank you so much for taking the time to read through this Kickstarter and support the printing of Help Wanted Vol. 1! This series means the world to me, and I am beyond excited to finally hold it in my hands, physically! If you're interested in following updates through out this process and to learn more about the comic, check out my twitter here. If you'd like to read the comic before the book arrives in the mail, it is available here up to chapter 9 on Tapas!  

Additional thanks goes to my wonderful, wonderful wife Megan who has supported me through this entire process and helped me with numerous things. You truly are amazing! 

As well, thank you to my good friends Elsie and Dan, who have helped me edit this story! It would not be the story it is today without you guys!  

Risks and challenges

Though this is my first kickstarter, I have done the research and know what it will take to complete it. I have all of the production companies chosen, and the book is nearly 100% completed and edited and ready to print! All it needs is the funds to do so!

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    State Fair Hot Dog

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    Camping

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    Fireworks

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    Kayaking

    - Physical copy of Help Wanted vol. 1
    - Set of 2 postcards (5x7")
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    - Vinyl sticker (4")

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    Bird Watching [EARLY BIRD TIER]

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    ✧・゚: * Glamping *:・゚✧

    - Signed physical copy of Help Wanted vol. one
    - Set of 2 postcards (5x7")
    - Personalized sketch in the book

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    Road Trip!

    - Physical copy of Help Wanted vol. 1
    - Set of 2 postcards (5x7")
    - Set of 3 buttons (1.5")
    - Vinyl sticker (4")
    - A custom 2 character commission

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