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In this all-ages comic, Biscuit's quest to get out of his bad magic school starts with a dragon battle and only gets worse from there. Read more

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In this all-ages comic, Biscuit's quest to get out of his bad magic school starts with a dragon battle and only gets worse from there.

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Misfortune High Book 2 continues the story of Biscuit, a rich kid who had been kicked out of his fancy magic school and sent to a magic school in a bad neighborhood as punishment.  Biscuit believes he might have found a way out of Misfortune High.  A dragon makes nightly rampages across the schools on his side of town, and he believes if he slays it, his old school will be impressed enough to take him back.  

Biscuit's first outing against the dragon doesn't exactly go as planned, so he finds himself challenging his new school rival, Johnny Cuervo, to a duel, out of frustration.

Johnny, however, is no slouch in the battle arena, and may prove to throw off Biscuit's plans in more ways than Biscuit can imagine.  

Misfortune High Book 2 is a 34 page book created by Los Angeles-based illustrator, Jules Rivera. If you like comedy, urban fantasy, and comics with colorful, diverse casts, then check out this book. This series is only gaining momentum.

 Rewards will include all of this great swag and your choice of books from our comics affiliates including...

                              
  
  

Why Kickstarter?

Kickstarter gives potential readers direct influence over whether books get published. In the last Kickstarter campaign, Misfortune High was taken to the people and funded at 125%. That proved that there are readers out there who want all-ages action comics with casts that represent our multicultural world.

Kickstarter allows me to continue this project, making another high volume print run, which brings down the overall cost of the book. This allows me to give you more rewards and shiny things. Everybody wins.

How will the Kickstarter Funds be used?

Like last time, Misfortune High Book 2 is completed, so there are no further production costs to cover.  This is great news because it means you won't have to wait for the book to be completed.

The main use of the Kickstarter funds is printing.  How do you know what to expect?  Here's how book 1 came out...

Misfortune High Book 2, like its predecessor, will be perfect bound, not saddle stitched, which makes for a much cooler presentation.  More than that, the foil stamping from book 1 will be carried over to book 2. 

A print run for a book of this size and quality will run over $2000, and that doesn't count shipping books to readers, or any of the costs of the extra rewards items.  The stated goal will go towards printing the book, sourcing rewards items, and shipping the packages safely and effectively.  Anything beyond that goes towards adding more content inside the book and adding new merch for backers.

Risks and challenges

Every project faces risks and challenges, but that doesn't mean there isn't a game plan for tackling these risks. Here are some of my risk factors and how I plan to address them.

+ Many comics projects get Kickstarted to fund the production of this book. For me, this is not an issue because Misfortune High Book 2 is already complete. This cuts the wait time for you to receive your rewards dramatically.

+ The book comes printed with a printer that has a great reputation with other independent artists, PrintNinja. With the last Kickstarter, I was able to establish a relationship with the printer, as well as work out the bugs in the printing process (especially with that foil stamping). The quality of Book 1 was also great, so you'll get a great story packaged in an attractive book, and in a reasonable turnaround time.

+ I'm my own creative team, so you don't have to worry about the quality of future books declining from collaborative break downs (if nothing else, this book will be prettier). Barring an existential crisis, I can't break up with myself.

+ I successfully managed the last Misfortune High Book 1 campaign last year. I've learned quite a bit from the last campaign's successes and mistakes, which will allow me to turn over a streamlined experience for everyone around.

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    CANDY BAR FUNDRAISER: Support the campaign and get listed as a supporter in the book, as well as a free digital wallpaper as a thank you for your pledge.

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    FRESHMAN: A digital copy of Misfortune High Book 2 will be delivered to you upon completion of the campaign. No waiting!

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    REMEDIAL READING: If you missed Misfortune High Book 1, get digital copies of both Book 1 and Book 2 delivered to you upon completion of the campaign.

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    SOPHOMORE: Get the Enhanced PDF of Enhanced PDF of Book 2 + and the Making of Misfortune High PDF. More than 100 pages of content!

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    SOPHOMORE WITH EXTRA CREDIT: You want to get caught up on both digital books, but want more reading. Get the Enhanced PDF of Enhanced PDF of Book 1 + Enhanced PDF of Enhanced PDF of Book 2 + and the Making of Misfortune High PDF. More than 150 pages of content!

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    SCI-CURIOUS: You want to get started on both series by the author, including sci fi action series, Valkyrie Squadron. Includes Enhanced Misfortune High Book 1 Digital + Enhanced Misfortune High Book 2 Digital + Valkyrie Squadron Book 1 Digital + Making of Misfortune High PDF. More than 200 pages of content!

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    HIDE MY TEXTBOOKS: You like both Misfortune High and Valkyrie Squadron, but your friends at school will laugh at you if they see hauling books around. So get all the digitals instead! Includes Enhanced Misfortune High Book 1 Digital + Enhanced Book 2 + Making of Misfortune High Digital + Valkyrie Squadron Books 1-3 Digitals

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    JUNIOR: Get a Print Copy of Misfortune High Book 2. Includes 3-Post Card set + 1 Bookmark of Choice + Enhanced Digital Book 2 + Making of Misfortune High Digital.

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    NOTEBOOK SCRIBBLES: Want to add a quick marker commission but hate shipping costs? Get a digital version instead! Includes Enhanced Misfortune High Book 2 Digital + Enhanced Book 2 Making of Misfortune High Digital

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    JUNIOR REMEDIAL: Start from the beginning and get a Print Copy of Misfortune High Book 1. Includes 3-Post Card set + 1 Bookmark of Choice + Enhanced Digital Book 1 + Making of Misfortune High Digital.

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    JUNIOR WITH EXTRA CREDIT: You missed book 1, but would like to get caught up with the print copies of the book. Includes Misfortune Book 1 + Misfortune High Book 2 + 3-Post Card set + 1 Bookmark of Choice + Enhanced Misfortune High Book 1 Digital + Enhanced Misfortune High Book 2 Digital + Making of Misfortune High Digital

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    JUNIOR WITH ELECTIVES: You like Misfortune High but want to get one of the other comics in our bundles. Get Misfortune High Book 2 with your choice of any ONE of our AFFILIATE BOOKS (see page). Includes 3-Post Card set + 1 Bookmark of Choice + Enhanced Digital Book 2 + Making of Misfortune High Digital.

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    SCI HARD: You want all the digitals offered by Jules AND a Digital Marker Commission. Includes Enhanced Misfortune High Book 1 Digital + Enhanced Book 2 + Making of Misfortune High Digital + Valkyrie Squadron Books 1-3 Digitals.

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    SCRIBBLE HARDER: You like custom artwork. Print Copy of Misfortune High Book 2 and custom marker illustration of any character of your choosing (not just MH). Includes 3-Post Card set + 1 Bookmark of Choice + Enhanced Misfortune High Digital Book 2 + Making of Misfortune High Digital

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    PIECES OF FLAIR: Decorate your backpack with a BUTTON SET of Misfortune High characters! Includes Misfortune High Book 2 + 3-Post Card set + 5-Bookmark Set + Enhanced Misfortune High Book 2 Digital + Making of Misfortune High Digital

    (Add $5 if you'd like to include Misfortune High Book 1)

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    SO METAL: Get the Johnny Cuervo DEATH FROM ABOVE T-shirt (Men or Women's) Includes Misfortune High Book 2 + 3-Post Card set + 5-Bookmark Set + Enhanced Misfortune High Book 2 Digital + Making of Misfortune High Digital

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    SCRIBBLE HARDER FROM SCRATCH: You like custom artwork but want to start from the beginning. Print Copy of Misfortune High Book 1 and custom marker illustration of any character of your choosing (not just MH). Includes 3-Post Card set + 1 Bookmark of Choice + Enhanced Misfortune High Digital Book 1 + Making of Misfortune High Digital

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    MORE METAL: Get the Johnny Cuervo DEATH FROM ABOVE T-shirt (Men or Women's) AND BOTH BOOK 1 and 2. Includes Misfortune High Book 1 + Misfortune High Book 2 + 3-Post Card set + 5-Bookmark Set + Enhanced Misfortune High Book 1 Digital + Enhanced Misfortune High Book 2 Digital + Making of Misfortune High Digital

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    SCHOOL SPIRIT: You want that BUTTON SET and the PENCIL BAG to show off your mad school spirit. Includes Misfortune High Book 2 + 3-Post Card Set + 5-Bookmark Set + Enhanced Misfortune High Book 2 Digital + Making of Misfortune High Digital (Add $5 if you'd like to include Misfortune High Book 1)

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    SENIOR: Higher grade levels means more reading. PICK THREE AFFILIATE BOOKS to go with Misfortune High Book 2. Includes Misfortune High Book 2 + 3-Post Card Set + 5-Bookmark Set + Enhanced Misfortune High Book 2 Digital + Making of Misfortune High Digital(Add $5 if you'd like to include Misfortune High Book 1)

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    SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT: Add the DEATH FROM ABOVE SHIRT to the BUTTON SET and the PENCIL BAG. Includes Misfortune High Book 2 + 3-Post Card Set + 5-Bookmark Set + Enhanced Misfortune High Book 2 Digital + Making of Misfortune High Digital (Add $5 if you'd like to include Misfortune High Book 1)

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    YEARBOOK TROLL: For the photobomber readers, get drawn into a PANEL of BOOK 3 of Misfortune High, now in production. Includes Misfortune High Book 2 + 4" x 6" Postcard Set + 5 Bookmark Set + Enhanced Digital Book 2 + Making of Misfortune High Digital (Add $5 if you'd like to include Misfortune High Book 1)

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    MORE SCHOOL SPIRIT: Charms now available for even more spirit! Combines CHARM SET + BUTTON SET + PENCIL BAG + DRAWSTRING BAG. Includes Misfortune High Book 2 + 3-Post Card Set + 5-Bookmark Set + Enhanced Misfortune High Book 2 Digital + Making of Misfortune High Digital (Add $5 if you'd like to include Misfortune High Book 1, or swap Book 2 w/ Book 1)

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    FLAUNT MY TEXTBOOKS: GET ALL THE BOOKS + AFFILIATES. With this reward, you can get all the books available in the affiliates list along with Misfortune High Book 1-2, and Valkyrie Squadron 1-3. That's 11 books to take home and enjoy, and nearly 500 pages of reading. Includes 3-Postcard Set + 1 Bookmark of Choice + Enhanced Misfortune High Digital Book 1 + Enhanced Misfortune High Digital Book 2 + Making of Misfortune High Digital + Valkyrie Squadron 1-3 PDF.

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    SWAG MASTER: Get ALL THE SWAG! Combine the DEATH FROM ABOVE SHIRT + BUTTON SET + PENCIL BAG + CHARM SET + DRAWSTRING BAG. Includes Misfortune High Book 2 + 3-Post Card Set + 5-Bookmark Set + Enhanced Misfortune High Book 2 Digital + Making of Misfortune High Digital (Add $5 if you'd like to include Misfortune High Book 1)

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    OVERACHIEVER: You can't get enough swag, so swag out! includes Misfortune High Book 2 + 3D sculpt of MH Character Sonia + Pencil Bag + Button Set + 5 Bookmark Set + Post Card Set + Enhanced Digital Book 2 + Making of Misfortune High Digital

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    IVY LEAGUE: You want high class and higher learning in one package. Includes ALL AFFILIATE BOOKS + Misfortune High Book 1 + Misfortune High Book 2 + DEATH FROM ABOVE T-SHIRT + CHARM SET + BUTTON SET + PENCIL BAG + 3-Post Card Set + 5-Bookmark Set + Enhanced Misfortune High Book 2 Digital + Making of Misfortune High Digital (Book 1 can be swapped for pencil sketch)

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    IVY LEAGUE PLUS: You want high class and higher learning in one package. Includes ALL AFFILIATE BOOKS + Misfortune High Book 1 + Misfortune High Book 2 + DEATH FROM ABOVE T-SHIRT + CHARM SET + BUTTON SET + PENCIL BAG + DRAWSTRING BAG+ 3-Post Card Set + 5-Bookmark Set + Enhanced Misfortune High Book 2 Digital + Making of Misfortune High Digital (Book 1 can be swapped for pencil sketch)

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    LIBRARIAN: SPECIAL TIER FOR COMICS RETAILERS ONLY. You own your own book store and would like to get a few copies of Misfortune High 1, Misfortune High 2, and Valkyrie Squadron for sale. Includes: 10 Units of Misfortune High Book 1 + 10 Units of Misfortune High Book 2 + 4 Units of Valkyrie Squadron Book 1 + 4 Units of Valkyrie Squadron Book 2 + 4 Units of Valkyrie Squadron Book 3 + Retailer Exclusive 11" x 17" Misfortune High Promotional Poster + Retailer Exclusive 11" x 17" Valkyrie Squadron Promotional Poster

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