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$2,388
pledged of 6.000 $pledged of 6.000 $ goal
50
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, March 6 2019 2:01 PM UTC +00:00

About

WHO AM I?

My name is Jackson Ziegler. I’m a veteran of the USAF, and a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). I have some experience in illustration and graphic design, but Smell the Roses will be my FIRST PUBLISHED COMIC. I’m so excited to get these books printed and I’m eager to share this adventure with you!


SMELL THE ROSES

Smell the Roses is a two part sci-fi comic about astronauts exploring ancient ruins on an alien planet. Mark, the only one not completely caught up in himself, is the only one who notices that this empty structure isn’t actually abandoned at all! It’s a quick, lighthearted comedy that’s suitable for readers of any age.


THE BOOKS

Smell the Roses consists of two, 22 page, full color comic books. I’ve completely finished drawing them as a webcomic, and now I need your help printing the physical copies that I can take to conventions, bookstores, and comic shops. If successful, both books can immediately go into print. Then I can ship them out to all of you!


EXAMPLE PAGES FROM THE BOOKS

Issue 1 Page 01
Issue 1 Page 01
Issue 1 Page 04
Issue 1 Page 04
Issue 1 Page 12
Issue 1 Page 12

REWARD TIERS


$15

This gets you THE BOOKS! Both issues, SIGNED!

Smell the Roses Issues 1 and 2
Smell the Roses Issues 1 and 2

$25

Anyone paying $25 or more gets both signed books, as well as an EXCLUSIVE PRINT that I’m only making for Kickstarter backers! 11”x17” high quality print. This was a blast to draw, and it’s a special gift only for you.

Exclusive Kickstarter Print (There are no dinosaurs in the comic. This is a tribute to some of my favorite comic artists from the 1960s.)
Exclusive Kickstarter Print (There are no dinosaurs in the comic. This is a tribute to some of my favorite comic artists from the 1960s.)

$35

In addition to the signed books and exclusive print, $35 gets you a 6-pack of stickers. Four of them are Smell the Roses stickers, and two are extra stickers from my personal stock.

Stickers 6-Pack
Stickers 6-Pack

$50

For $50, you get the two signed books, the exclusive print, the sticker 6-pack, and two 11”x17," glossy posters of the book covers. Easy size to frame!

Poster 01
Poster 01
Poster 02
Poster 02

$75

Here’s a fun one. In addition to all of the previous rewards, for $75 you also get an 8.5”x11” inked commission drawing of any one character you want. Anybody!

Commission Examples
Commission Examples

$100

Top tier, folks. For $100, you get 2 signed books, 1 exclusive print, 1 six-pack of stickers, 2 posters, and 1 ORIGINAL INKED PAGE from the comic. Your choice while I still have the pages. Can be an interior page or a cover. Two lucky people can get 1 of the 2 double-page spreads, counted as 1 page. First come, first choice. LIMITED STOCK!

Original Pages that need new homes.
Original Pages that need new homes.

DISCLAIMER ON ORIGINAL ART:

Because of the techniques I used in drawing these books, each 11”x17” page is actually two 8.5”x11”(roughly) pages taped together on the back. 

Original Art - front and back
Original Art - front and back

ALSO!

The ink I used, though amazing for drawing, IS NOT WATERPROOF. So please, be careful not to get these pages wet. I will make sure they are wrapped tight in plastic, but once you get them, it’s up to you to keep them safe. 

Kuretake Brush Pen
Kuretake Brush Pen


COMMON QUESTIONS:

Question: Is it free shipping?

Answer: Yep! Free shipping anywhere in the world!

Risks and challenges

The books are done; they’re simply waiting to be printed and shipped off.
That said, this is my first Kickstarter campaign, and as such, it’s a learning experience. I am taking extra precautions though, to make sure this all goes as smoothly as possible.

The only real risk I’m seeing is shipping. I’m aiming to get everything ready and shipped out by March, but just in case things go awry, I’ve set the estimated delivery date to April instead. And if somehow your package gets damaged on its way to you, let me know and we can work out some way to fix things.

Those getting original art, as mentioned above, take care not to get the pages wet; the ink is not waterproof. As with any other reward, if something gets damaged in shipping, let me know and we’ll work something out.

I’m dedicating all of my time for the next few weeks to seeing this through to completion. I’ll keep you all up to date every step of the way, and you’ll be the first to know if I encounter any hiccups.

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    Commissioned Drawing

    Both books (signed), exclusive print, sticker 6-pack, 2 posters, and a custom commissioned drawing of any one character you want!

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    ORIGINAL ART

    Both books (signed), exclusive print, sticker 6-pack, 2 posters, and an original inked page from the comic. Your pick -- if it's still available. LIMITED STOCK.

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