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The Books

"Gumgah and the Grumpledonk" is illustrated by Micheline Hess (Malice in Ovenland), and follows the bedtime of a young girl named Gumgah, who is convinced there’s something scary in her closet. After failing to convince her parents of the existence of the monster the brave little girl decides to take matters into her own hands, and in doing so meets the creature known as the Grumpledonk. Readers will find out how Gumgah handles this encounter as the story unfolds. Preview Pages

 “The Booger Queen” is illustrated by Christine Larsen (Cartoon Network, Simon & Schuster), and follows an impassioned conversation with a diverse group of kids on a beautiful summer’s night. The children debate the existence of the Booger Queen, one-upping each other in rhyming verse sure to stay with young readers. The kids talk about where she lives, what she eats, and more. As the conversation gets out of hand, the youngest of them all asks a powerful question. Work In Progress

Rewards

Books
(Both will be 8" x 8" in size)

Custom individual, social media portrait (400px by 400px) of you (or your kid) by Micheline Hess in the style of Gumgah and the Grumpledonk. Micheline will illustrate them first come first served. Depending on the number of requests, the illustration will be done within a month at the latest. 

 

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Mini Prints

Original inked pages from The Booger Queen book

The Team

Jacques Nyemb
Writer/Publisher
Husband to Wonder Woman and father to Thing 1 and Thing 2, Jacques Nyemb's life is never dull. When he's not writing his millionth script, you can find him passed out under a pile of hats he wears as he runs Not So Super Publishing.
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Micheline Hess 
Artist - Gumgah and the Grumpledonk
Born and raised in NYC, Micheline Hess works as a designer at a prominent ad agency and spends her spare time developing graphic novels, short stories, and interactive iBooks for kids. She has always been interested in the portrayal of black people in visual narratives like comics and movies and is constantly endeavoring to weave her own sense of humorous story-telling into both her personal and sometimes professional work. Micheline is most adept at creating characters and stories that provide a safe and fun way to inspire young children, especially girls. Through colorful flights of fun and fancy, she hopes to encourage a stronger sense of self-love, friendship, and a hunger to embrace all things new and different in the world around them.
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Christine Larsen
Artist - The Booger Queen

Originating from the Pine Barrens of central Jersey, Christine is a Harvey Award Nominated cartoonist and Illustrator, creating art for comics, book covers, stories, posters, and websites. She has worked with clients such as Dark Horse, IDW, BOOM Studios, DC Online, Saatchi & Saatchi, Simon & Schuster and Cartoon Network. She is also an adjunct instructor at The University of the Arts and Deleware College of Art and Design where she teaches courses in sequential art and comics. Christine resides in a heavily fortified North Philadelphia row home with her two cats, very awesome husband, wee son and a sawed-off shotgun. She patiently awaits the zombie apocalypse.
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Beverly Bambury
Editor (both books)  
Beverly Bambury edits comics and picture books, and is also a publicist and DIY publicity coach for authors and comic creators. She works with anyone from the occasional self-published author to creator-owned comics, all the way up to authors with major publishers. She's a Florida transplant living in Ontario, Canada, and yes: hilarity ensued.
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The Goal:  

The initial goal is to raise the funds to get our books and the additional rewards produced and shipped. Any money raised beyond the initial goal will unlock more specialty Stretch Goal items, including limited-edition prints, bookmarks and many more surprises as we reach each goal.

About Not So Super Publishing:

Not So Super Publishing prides itself on creating diverse stories with diverse creators. Its approach is welcoming new readers, of all walks of life, who want something more from comics and publishing. NSSP started out publishing all-ages comics such as This Bites, Smörgåsbord Squad, and the flagship title Not So Super. Founder Jacques Nyemb and NSSP were featured in many media outlets such as Raleigh’s News and Observer, Spectrum News in North Carolina, and popular book site Tor.com. NSSP has also contributed to Jerome Walford’s award-winning anthology, Gwan and the New Frontier anthology.

Risks and challenges

We've had two previously successful publishing Kickstarters (campaign and fulfillment) in the past and are confident that with your help, we'll have a third.

The books are still being illustrated and are scheduled to go to press by mid-December 2017. I will be using a printing vendor I have used in the past and do not anticipate any issues.

We are aware shipping costs can mount quickly, so we have ensured that we've factored in all shipping costs. We plan on shipping in January after the holiday rush.

I’ll keep backers posted on any issues that might occur and am happy to answer comments and messages!

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