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We're transforming the image of cancer and breaking down taboos in our humorous, psychedelic, action adventure graphic novel.

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    Hello!  Thanks for checking us out.  We're trying to raise funds to complete our graphic novel called "Terminally Illin', a comic adventure for young adult cancer survivors. You can have a part in creating this epic mythology about the cancer journey.  When we finish the illustrations,  you'll get a digital edition of the comic book that you can read on any electronic device, and a lot more.

    We have 80 pages already drawn and colored, so we're about half way finished with the book.  It's very time consuming and without funding, this project might take years to complete.  We'd like to finish it this year.

    With your backing, we can keep working full time and get this done.  You can follow along, get some of our cool cancer awareness designs and comic books, and send some good cheer to a someone battling cancer.  We've come up with a plan that not only helps us raise funding, but also give right back to the cancer community.

    For most levels you pledge at, we'll send you some cool stuff, and we'll send some cool stuff to someone with cancer.  For the higher pledge levels, we'll send a gift box to a cancer center of your choice - or we'll pick one from our growing list.  We'll be posting the names and locations of the cancer centers we donate to, in our backer blog. Follow along - it'll be fun!


CHECK OUT THE PLEDGE PANEL TO THE RIGHT OF THE SCREEN FOR MORE DETAILS.

(*International backers add on $15 to your pledge, for shipping.)

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WHAT IS THE COMIC ABOUT?

    Slightly cynical, slightly irreverent, and REALLY hilarious, "Terminally Illin" is a candid look into the life of a young adult battling cancer, but with a psychedelic, sci-fi twist! It’s more than a comic book: It’s provocative, educational, entertaining, and totally original.  Think of "Terminally Illin" as a chemo-induced "Alice in Wonderland' meets campy 'Hollywood' action-adventure.

    In our story, our hero goes in for her first day of chemo, but ends up getting lost in a fantasy world within her own microscopic body - on a quest to meet her disease face-to-face and kick it's butt!!

    She's joined by her pet kitty, Iceman, as they set out to destroy the Tumordome, the invading cancer cell army, and their leader - the little dictator that's bent on world domination. But they don't do it alone - they make friends with a rag-tag bunch of weakened immune system cells that are on their last leg.  Hilarity and butt-kicking will ensue.  You won't believe what we have in store!!! 


WHAT DO OTHER CANCER PATIENTS THINK OF IT SO FAR?

    Last year, we published our first comic with the help of Kickstarter.com and we've donated copies to cancer patients all over the world with lots of enthusiastic feedback - people love it!  But the book isn't for everyone. Our humor is sometimes dark and we aim for complete honesty - giving you both the raw emotion of a cancer diagnosis, and the ridiculously humorous situations a cancer patient goes through. 

    We're not only offering up cute images and humor in our book, we're diving headfirst into the cancer experience to bring you the roller coaster of emotions that a young adult deals with.   We'd like to relate to others going through the experience and offer them insight, as well as provide them with the satisfaction of seeing cancer personified and conquored!! It's such a strong image - literally beating cancer - it's something that needs to be illustrated & come to life!

    Each year over 72,000 young adults are diagnosed with cancer in the US-- that's one new diagnosis every eight minutes. There's an obvious lack of literature (and humor!) catering to cancer patients-- especially young adults. "Terminally Illin" is filling this specific niche in the cancer community, and our budding fan base is eagerly awaiting the rest of the story.


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HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO FINISH THE COMIC BOOK?

    It will take approximately 6 months to complete the book.  Each scene requires a lot of research to bring it alive, and each page can take 20 - 30 hours to layout, illustrate, and color.  Based on what we completed last year, we estimate it will take 2,500+ hours to complete the 80+ pages remaining of our graphic novel.  We're under-budgeting our Kickstarter project, as the book is a labor of love. We set our project goal at the minimum amount needed to maintain an intense focus for about 4 - 5 months.  In September 2012, a documentary series about this comic is set to air (details tba!), and our publication will coincide with this date. We're excited to get this finished & out into the world!


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WHEN WILL WE SEND YOUR STUFF IN THE MAIL?

    We've already got the screens made and ready to crank out our cool new designs.  Once we're funded, we'll start shipping stuff out within 3 to 5 weeks.   We learned from our last Kickstarter how to get a system in place to make it easy - even when offering several different options.

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Thank you for your time and consideration in becoming a backer. Let's make this dream a reality!

Kaylin & Jon

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    You'll gain ACCESS TO OUR BEHIND-THE-SCENES BLOG. Follow along as the art work develops. We'll be posting fun videos, a sneak peek of the what's to come and more. We may even ask your opinion and take polls that will shape the direction of our comic - for backers eyes only!

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    We'll mail you a custom BUTTON or MAGNET. *PLUS* you'll get blog access and a DIGITAL EDITION of the final comic book that you can read from any electronic device.

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    Receive all the previous rewards, *PLUS* you'll get one of our hand-printed BANDANAS (a few styles to choose from), *PLUS* you'll receive a copy of our limited edition PREVIEW COMIC. (We'll mail 1 bandana to someone with cancer at this level)

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    Receive all the previous rewards, *PLUS* you'll get one of our hand-made, CUSTOM T-SHIRTS (a few styles to choose from), *PLUS* we'll publish your name on the thank you page of our final book. (We'll mail 1 bandana & 1 t-shirt to someone with cancer at this level)

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    Receive all the previous rewards, *PLUS* you'll get a hand-made, IMMUNE SYSTEM CELL PILLOW. *PLUS* you'll also receive a special GOLD FOIL BANDANA print. (We'll mail 1 bandana, 1 t-shirt, and 1 cell pillow to someone with cancer at this level)

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    GIFT BOX FOR A CANCER CENTER LEVEL #1: We'll mail 10 bandanas, 15 buttons, and a few comics to ANY CANCER CENTER of your choice (or we'll pick one). *PLUS* we'll send you a button, a special gold foil bandana, a preview comic, a t-shirt, a cell pillow, you're name will go in our final comic, and you'll get the digital edition of our final comic.

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    Receive a limited edition screen print on wood, "Chemo Cocktails". 12.5 x 21. Signed by the artists. *PLUS* you'll get the entire Pet Justice button and magnet collection, *PLUS* the preview comic book signed by the artists, *PLUS* the special gold foil bandana, a t-shirt, a cell pillow, and the digital edition of the final comic with your name printed on our thank you page. (We'll mail 1 bandana, 1 t-shirt, and 1 cell pillow to someone with cancer at this level)

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    GIFT BOX FOR A CANCER CENTER LEVEL #2: We'll mail 15 bandanas, 5 t-shirts, 5 cell pillows, 20 buttons, and a few comics to ANY CANCER CENTER of your choice (or we'll pick one). *PLUS* we'll send you a button, a special gold foil bandana, a preview comic, a t-shirt, a cell pillow, you're name will go in our final comic, and you'll get the digital edition of our final comic.

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    GIFT BOX FOR A CANCER CENTER LEVEL #3: We'll mail 25 bandanas, 10 t-shirts, 10 cell pillows, 25 buttons and a few comics to ANY CANCER CENTER of your choice (or we'll pick one). *PLUS* we'll send you a button, a special gold foil bandana, a preview comic, 2 t-shirts, a cell pillow, you're name will go in our final comic, and you'll get the digital edition of our final comic.

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    GET SOMEONE DRAWN INTO THE COMIC! You, your pet (be a part of Pet Justice!), a friend or loved one, the possibilities are endless. We'll also make you a t-shirt and buttons of your character in the comic book. *PLUS* we'll send you a button, a bandana, a preview comic, a t-shirt, a cell pillow, you're name will go in our final comic, and you'll get the digital edition of our final comic.

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