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An annual comic show run by students that brings comic creators, educational panels, and local comic shops to a low-income community!
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Six years ago students at Phillipsburg High School asked if we could run a comic-con at our school to help fund our school's comic elective courses. The kids meant it as a joke, but we did it anyway. We spent the entire year contacting guests, screening vendors, organizing floor plans, and preparing for kids activities. Their hard work allowed our low income community to attend an affordable show with an incredible guest lineup. What began as a fundraiser to benefit our school turned into a literacy event to benefit our community and charities.

This year, on May 11th, we are putting on our fifth annual comic-con, a show with over 50 writers and artists, all of whom donate their time to promote comic literacy and bring the classic comic-con feel to a community at an affordable price! Our guests his year include Fabian Nicieza, Walter Simonson, Louise Simonson, Heather Antos, Scott Hanna, Lee Weeks, Rags Morales, Steven T. Seagle and many, many more. However, with our success has come an additional challenge: as we have added more creators and minimized our vendor tables, our costs have grown. We are trying to raise at least $1500 of our remaining $3,000 to cover administrative costs - table rentals, guest transportation costs, staff shirts, volunteer food costs, advertising banners, and kids activity supplies - so that we can put on this show for our town.

Our past and current guests wanted to help the kids raise money, so we have unbelievable tiers - commissions, Skypes, and signed prints! You have an incredible opportunity to get some one of a kind items while helping bring the comic-con experience to a low-income community!

If, by chance, we blow past $1500 and bring over the $3,000 we need, additional funds will be banked to help with next year's show.

To view the full guest list and other show information, visit us at www.phillipsburgcomiccon.com!


The Rewards: 

Signed Comics:

Can't make the show but want an autographed comic? Don't worry, we have you covered with comics signed by Lee Weeks, Joe Kelly, or Kelly Sue DeConnick

The Art:

Thanks to the generosity of current and past guests, as well as other creators in the industry, we have several original pieces and commissions available during the campaign.   All pieces pictured are the actual item you'll receive. All commissions are single character and will be at least the size of a backing board. *Please note that any commissions will be mailed after the show and separately from any other items, with the delivery time depending on the artist's schedule and workload:

CJ Oeschle (Mister Crowley)

$175 - Commission - Single character B/W full body (SOLD)

$175 - Captain Marvel B/W full body original (SOLD)

$175 - Black Panther B/W full body original   

 JP Buzio (Mister Crowley, Danger Cat)

$150 -Miles Morales Spider-Man Full color piece

$40 - Peter Parker Spider-Man 9" x 12" B/W bust  

Franco

$50 -John Stewart Green Lantern B/W Full Body

$70 - Steve Rogers Captain America Color Full Body 

Darren Auck

Madeline Zuluaga 

 Giselle Sarmiento 

Alexandra Filipek

$50 - Single Character Color Commission (Samples shown) 

Jeff Shultz

 $100 - Grinch/Calvin and Hobbes 9x12 pencil sketch (SOLD)

$60 - Sabrina 9x12 pencil sketch (SOLD)

$45 - Josie 9x12 pencil sketch   

 Tony Ojeda  


 Blank Cover Sketches:  

CGC Signature Series:

 We also have a very special 9.6 CGC Signature series comic signed by industry icons Brian Azzarello, Klaus Janson, Andy Kubert, and Frank Miller 

The Script Review:

In addition to commissions, we have a reward tier for the aspiring creators among our backers, getting your script reviewed by writer Greg Anderson-Elysee (Is'nana the Were-Spider Vols. 1 & 2; The Gentleman; Marassa; Puerto Rico Strong

The Skypes:

If you're a teacher, librarian, or comic book shop owner, then check out the Skype session we have available with Joe Kelly to discuss his work, the industry, and his stories. This will be at least 15 minutes long with him. Please note the Skype tiers were created specifically for educators, librarians, and shop owners/managers.  If the creator feels misled or uncomfortable, they have the right to end the session early with no refund.


For Businesses and Organizations:

If you're a member of a business or organization that would like to donate, there's a $250 tier for you as well that will get your logo (as long as it's appropriate) on our website and flyer that we distribute to attendees of the show, as well as a hand written thank you from the students.

The Add-Ons:

If you want multiple items, or have any questions about what your total pledge should be, don't hesitate to send us a message. We're happy to help and make sure you get exactly what you're looking for

Risks and challenges

We have run the show for 4 years - the venue and tables are reserved, the guests and vendors are booked, and the volunteers have already signed up. Our biggest challenge is getting the funding to put on a show with the most guests yet!

Estimated dates for any tiers with creator rewards may be delayed due to creators' schedules.

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    Every Dollar Helps!

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    Honorary Stateliner!

    At this level you will have your name added to our list of sponsors on our comic-con website!

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    Hand-Made Thank You!

    At this level you get a hand-made thank you from the comic club students!

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    The Guest Treatment!

    At this level you get added to the seasonal card email list, which is reserved for our comic-con guests and sponsors! You will receive at least 3 digital cards throughout the year.

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    Lee Weeks Signed Comic!

    At this level you get a comic signed by Lee Weeks!

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    Kelly Sue DeConnick Signed Comic!

    At this level you get a Captain Marvel comic signed by Kelly Sue DeConnick!

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    Joe Kelly Signed Deadpool Comic!

    At this level you get a Deadpool comic signed by Joe Kelly!

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    Ms. Marvel Original Art

    Giselle Sarmiento drew and colored the Ms. Marvel art - piece is 9x12.

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    Josie 9 x 12 Sketch by Jeff Shultz!

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    John Stewart Green Lantern by Franco!

    John Stewart Green Lantern B/W Full Body by Franco.

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    Alexandra Filipek Commission!

    Alexandra Filipek will draw a single character of your choice.

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    Steve Rodgers Captain America by Franco!

    Steve Rodgers Captain America full body in color by Franco.

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    Capybara Original Art

    Madeline Zuluaga's original capybara art is inspried by the capybara photography of Japan where the capybaras are bathing in hot water.

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    Rocko's Modern Life Original Art!

    At this level you get a piece of original art from Rocko's Modern Life, penciled by Darren Auck! You receive the page that is pictured.

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    Greg Anderson-Elysee Script Review!

    At this level you get a 24 comic page script review from writer/creator Greg Anderson-Elysee! If you back this tier, Greg will review your script and email you comments about your work!

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    Stranger Things Eleven by Tony Ojeda!

    Stranger Things - Eleven Black White is an 11 x 17 piece penciled and inked by Tony Ojeda.

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    Miles Morales Spider-Man by JP Buzio!

    Miles Morales full color piece by JP Buzio

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    Black Panther by CJ Oeschle

    Black Panther full body black and white piece by CJ Oeschle

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    Joe Kelly Skype!

    At this level Joe Kelly will Skype with your students/club/store for 20 minutes!

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    Business/Organization Sponsor!

    Created for businesses and organizations that want to donate, this tier will get a hand-made thank you from the Comics and Anime & Manga Clubs, Special thanks on the front page of our website and in our event program.

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    • Special thanks on the front page of our website
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    CGC Dark Knight III: The Master Race!

    Dark Knight III: The Master Race is the Rafael Albuquerque Convention exclusive cover - this CGC Series is 9.6 grade and verifies the autographs of Brian Azzarello, Klaus Janson, Andy Kubert, and Frank Miller!

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    • Dark Knight III: Master Race CGC comic signed by creators.
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    Peter Parker Spider-Man Bust by JP Buzio

    Peter Parker Spider-Man 9 x 12 black and white bust by JP Buzio.

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    Batman Sketch by Mike McKone!

    Justice League United #0 Blank Cover Variant is signed and sketched by artist Mike McKone.

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    Sabrina 9 x 12 Sketch by Jeff Shultz!

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    Jeff Shultz Archie Commission!

    At this level you get a single-character sketch of an Archie character of your choosing on a backing board by artist Jeff Shultz!

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    Grinch/Calvin & Hobbs by Jeff Shultz!

    Jeff Shultz Grinch/Calvin and Hobbs pencil sketch is 9 x 12.

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    Spider-Gwen #1 Blank Cover Sketch!

    Spider-Gwen #1 Blank Cover Variant is signed by Spider-Gwen creators Jason Latour and Robbi Rodriguez - the cover sketch was done by Robbi Rodriguez.

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    CJ Oeschle Commission!

    CJ Oeschle commission of a single character, full body in black and white

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    Captain Marvel by CJ Oeschle!

    Captain Marvel full body black and white by CJ Oeschle - this piece is unique because it is the original of one of his newest prints!

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Funding period

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