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VERY NEAR MINT is a graphic novel series about a comic book shop!

Click here for previews of VERY NEAR MINT

THANKS TO ALL THE BACKERS WHO'VE MADE THIS PROJECT A REALITY!

I couldn't have done it without each and every one of you. If you can, come and find me at a comic convention near you sometime soon, or keep up with everything VNM and me at the following sites:

verynearmint.com  •  justinpeterson.net   •  #verynearmint 

Missed out on this Kickstarter project? Order VERY NEAR MINT here!

Got a question? Leave a comment or send me a message here or by e-mailing me at verynearmint@me.com

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VNM 3 quick notes:

• Everyone gets their name (or website or twitter handle) printed in each book as a 'thank you' for your support! 

• All rewards come with a free digital download of VNM 3! (PDF format)

• Release date: LATE MARCH / EARLY APRIL 2013

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VERY NEAR MINT INFO GUIDE

VNM is an ongoing graphic novel series about two dudes, Colin and Sam, who run and own the Splash Page, a comic book shop. One day, a rival comic shop, Across the Street Comics, opened up, hellbent on the destruction of the Splash Page! It also stars Mack, Colin's ex-girlfriend, Jamie and Carson, who work at a record shop and various other crazy characters.

WHAT'S VNM 3 ABOUT?

Revenge! Redemption! Kidnappings! Explosions! Rice! (Wait, what?)

Look, I can't really spoil it here for anyone who hasn't already read the first two books (and if you haven't ready the other two books, WELCOME TO THE PARTY! You're a little late, but that's okay!)...let's just put it this way...

Nate, the guy who opened up the rival shop across the street from Colin and Sam, he wants their total destruction. Why? For what reason? What's the end game? That's what this book is about.

Don't expect Sam, Colin or Mack to go down without a fight!

Standard edition cover
Standard edition cover

STRETCH GOALS!

Who doesn't like free, bonus stuff? Free stuff rules. This is a list of the stretch goals that were unlocked...

For backers who spent $15 or more:

  • A Splash Page / Across the Street Comics employee badge
  • 18 x 24 Poster
  • VNM Masterpiece trading card set
  • Kickstarter exclusive book plate, signed and numbered

For backers who spent $35 or more:

  • All the rewards above PLUS--
  • A set of FOUR 9x12 prints
  • A brand new, 20 page VNM one-shot!

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Oversized edition cover
Oversized edition cover

HOW WILL THE FUNDS BE SPENT?

Here's where and how your money will be spent:

  • Printing of the books
  • Paying for pin-up artists
  • Promotional materials
  • Production of reward extras
  • Shipping of the books & rewards to you (this one is important!)
  • Comic Convention artist alley table costs
  • Travel expenses to and from Comic Conventions
  • As you can see, every dime will be used FOR the Very Near Mint series, either in printing or promotion of it!

As you can see, every dime will be used FOR the Very Near Mint series, either in printing or promotion of it!

Limited Edition Babies Variant! (Standard edition sized)
Limited Edition Babies Variant! (Standard edition sized)

STANDARD VS. OVERSIZED EDITIONS?

As you probably noticed, you have a few choices as to what edition of the book you can order. Content wise, they are EXACTLY the same inside. The only difference between the two books is the size and cover. Do you like your books smaller in size? Perhaps you like to put your books in your pocket? Well, I'd suggest the "standard" edition, which is manga sized.  If you're the kind of person who thinks "bigger is better", or maybe normal sized comics are more your speed, go with the "oversized" edition. 

STANDARD / VARIANT EDITION
150-200 pages (Page count TBD)
black & white (with color pages, too!)
5 x 7.5 (manga size)
bonus features include sketches, pin-ups and more

OVERSIZED EDITION
150-200 pages (Page count TBD)
black & white (with color pages, too!)
7 x 10 (almost standard comic book size)
bonus features include sketches, pin-ups and more

VERY NEAR MINT: SECRET FILES

60+ pages
black & white (with color pages, too!)
5 x 7.5 (manga size)

What's inside?

  • Never before seen sketches & behind the scenes material
  • Expanded, remastered versions of the Uncanny VNM stories!
  • BRAND NEW tie-in stories, in color!
  • Deleted scenes!
  • "How to Draw Your Favorite VNM characters"!
  • Step by step process of a VNM page
  • Scripts! Complete with spelling errors!
  • "The History of VERY NEAR MINT", featuring old, OLD comics never before printed anywhere.
  • And finally, out of print since 2007, the remastered FIRST ISSUE of VNM!

VNM One-Shot (stretch goal bonus comic)

Hellboy homage!
Hellboy homage!

20+ pages black & white
5 x 7.5 (manga size) 

  • Written and Illustrated by Justin Peterson
  • Brand new, never before seen story featuring the VNM characters!

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

I'm a one man machine. As long as I don't lose my drawing arm, the project will be completed by March. As of now, the plan is to ship out in late March, but of course, some may slip into April. I ship just as quickly as I can.

Sometimes we're at the mercy of the production of the rewards, some of which are made locally and others are produced overseas. While I can't foresee any delays, the reality is that delays happen from time to time. Rest assured that you'll all be kept in the loop if there's anything that will delay your rewards from getting to you.

Also, from time to time, the USPS seems to magically lose packages. I'll help those of you who feel like your rewards have been lost in the mail. Every reward is sent with a tracking number, so getting to the bottom of the issue shouldn't take too long! Worst case scenario, I'll just send you a replacement for your rewards.

FAQ

  • VNM 3, VNM: Secret Files and the new VNM One-shot will be out in late March / Early April 2013

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  • Shipping costs have already been added into each reward tier. For those of you living outside of the US, you'll be asked to pay a few bucks extra to cover the extra cost of shipping overseas.

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  • ONE! Hopefully! All rewards and stretch goal bonus materials will ship in one package.

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  • As of now, I should have the books and rewards in hand by mid March. Shipping will begin ASAP. I would expect most of you to have your reward packages by the end of March or early April. There may be an exception or two, like the baby variant covers. See FAQ below for more on that.

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  • These will take me the most time to produce, as each variant cover comes with a 1-of-a-kind sketch on the back of YOU as a baby! I expect to have these books shipped out by early April, but that's up to you! When I send out the survey for shipping information, I'll provide an e-mail address where you need to send me a photo or two of yourself. The longer you take to send me a photo, the more delayed your reward will be!

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  • Megacon - March 15-17, Orlando
    MoCCA Fest - April 5-6, NYC
    C2E2 - April 26-28, Chicago
    Heroes Con - June 7-9, Charlotte
    San Diego Comic Con - July 18-21, San Diego
    Cincy ComicCon - September 6-8, Cincinnati
    SPX - September 14-15, Washington DC
    NYCC - October 10-13, NYC

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