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About this project

It's time for the second issue of DUNCE! My autobiographic story where the pointy hat character JensK struggles with his everyday life, in the far north of Norway. 

I had so much fun making and self-publishing the first issue of Dunce. With the help from you Kickstarters, hopefully Dunce 2 will come to life just as well, and maybe as soon as July 2017!  

Update: first stretch goal is reached! Scroll down to see next stretch goals and goodies :)

Dunce 2 is planned to be 36 pages (A5) in full color
Dunce 2 is planned to be 36 pages (A5) in full color

Reviews

Here's what the reviews said about the first issue:

"Affectionate, heart-warming and most importantly funny (...) Made me laugh out loud, something comics rarely do"
Splank (Comics blog, UK)

"This book is an enrichment! Funny, hilarious."
Comicreview (German podcast)

"One of the smartest and most original Norwegian cartoons that has debuted in recent times."
Serienett.no (Norwegian comics blog)

"Like Watterson or Thompson, Styve’s simplified drawings are enhanced by his skillful use of traditional media."
Pome-mag.com

So, what is Dunce exactly?

DUNCE is the name of my autobiographic comic strip that has been running daily in Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet since January this year. It's sort of a modern day slice-of-life-strip, but it's also a personal tribute to the old, classic comic strips that I grew up with and adored. 

Doing a daily strip can be nerve wracking, but it's also a huge learning experience. The Dunce universe seems to develop in every strip, every panel. The main character is the pointy hat guy (that is somewhat similar to myself?), but I quickly learned that these other characters also want to take the lead. For instance the coworker (a fish!), the eight year old son and the red haired girl living next door. 

I'm translating the strips to English as I go along, and as long as there are Kickstarters willing to support it, I release these self-pubished zines!

Bundle

If you missed out on Dunce Number One, there are still some copies left. Choose the Dunce Bundle pledge and get them both! 

Get the whole story with a Dunce Bundle.
Get the whole story with a Dunce Bundle.

Original drawings

I love drawing the old fashioned way with ink, nibs and brushes. For those of you who appreciate a piece of original art, to hang on your wall (or to keep in your collection), I've added the possibility to pledge for Dunce with an original drawing. The motif will be based on a panel from the book, choose one of the originals pledges.

Signed originals for the real conniseur.
Signed originals for the real conniseur.

 

Art prints for you early birds

If you're quick you'll become one of the first 100 backers! Early Birds will receive a free (signed) art print in the package. 

Early Birds (first 100 backers) get a free signed JensK art-print.
Early Birds (first 100 backers) get a free signed JensK art-print.

 

 

First stretch-goal unlocked! Art prints for all :)
First stretch-goal unlocked! Art prints for all :)

 

Next stretch goal: DUNCE vinyl stickers!
Next stretch goal: DUNCE vinyl stickers!

 

Timeframe

Dunce 2 shall be printed and shipped to you right after the campaign is over (that is: in the end of June).

 

 

Risks and challenges

The only risk I can see is that something unforeseen happens and the shipping of the comic will have to be delayed. In that case, I will keep backers informed.

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    Dunce #2, printed copy

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