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Help us fight THE TUMORNATOR by helping us publish a 23 yr. old girl's epic comic book about her fight with a rare bone cancer.

We've raised our funding goal! But don't let that stop you from pledging on our project...

THE MORE WE CAN RAISE THE BETTER THIS WILL BE.


Thanks to everyone that pledged or spread the word and helped us make this happen!! We're excited to get started..

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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.

Our heroine travels inside her own body with her pet battle-kitty, to take on the evil nazi tumors, cancer aliens, and The Tumornator - on a microscopic level, where cancer starts. Entering the world of cancer feels a lot like falling down the rabbit hole - think of "Terminally Illin" as a crazy, chemo-induced Alice in Wonderland adventure, with as much 'Family Guy humor' that we could squeeze in.

By using humor and creative visualization (guided imagery) as a way to cope with harsh cancer treatments, Kaylin was able to keep her attitude positive during treatment. She teamed up with Jon to write several story lines. These comics brought hours of laughter to us throughout all of the pain, and we want to bring this laughter to you and to others that might find it inspiring.

Our goal is to publish this epic adventure and give it away to others with cancer, and you can help make it happen!

FOR EVERY COMIC BOOK SOLD, WE'LL GIVE ONE TO A CANCER PATIENT.

We've partnered with KickStarter.com to offer you an easy and secure way to become a part of our project. Your pre-order will count as a pledge to help fund the release of "Terminally Illin'", and the more you pledge, the more you get! But if we don't reach funding for our goal by the set date, you won't get charged for your pledge and we won't be able to produce this comic...

SO PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT THIS AWESOME PROJECT! YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Check out the rewards column on the right side of the screen for more details about making a pledge.

(*If you have cancer and would like to get on our list to receive the free comic book, please email us at: info@terminallyillin.com)

HERE'S A FEW HIGHLIGHTS OF WHAT WE PLAN TO HAVE IN THE COMIC:

- illustrated narrative pages from Kaylin's very personal blog she kept during treatment.

- several short 1-2 page comic funnies dealing with cancer that are irreverent, cynical, and really hilarious.

- 20-30 page chemo-induced 'Alice in Wonderland'. We take you from the beginning of chemo to the end through all the symptoms down a little rabbit hole called a chemo port.

- and a whole lot more....

As you can see this is a very ambitious undertaking. The more we can raise, the more time and focus and budget we'll have to make this the best it can be.



WHERE IS THE MONEY GOING?

After Kickstarter and Amazon take their 8-10% off the top, nearly 1/2 of the remaining expenses will be publishing, shipping, merchandise cost, and production. The other half will cover about 3 months of bare minimum expenses for Kaylin and Jon while they work on this comic day and night. We really can't make this happen without your help!

Our production estimate is based on publishing 1500 copies of a 32 page, full-color comic book ($3000 just for publishing! That doesn't include the cost of tees, scarves, shipping, etc). If we can raise more than our goal, we'd like to add more pages, consider using higher quality paper to print on, and add more variety to the designs you choose from. We have over 60 pages of storyboards to narrow down, and we'd like to include as much of it as possible. So hopefully we can raise more than our goal to make this the best it can be!



ALOT OF WORK GOES INTO MAKING A COMIC BOOK.

We estimate it will take us 4-6 months to finish the illustrations and publish the comic book once we get funding. But we also do not want to rush it. We intend on delivering you a brilliant story, well-illustrated, and full of laughs, gasps, and sass. A true work of art with some awesome custom t-shirts, scarves, and buttons to go along with it.

And just so you don't have to wait until the comic book is finished to get your rewards, we will ship your t-shirts, scarves, buttons, magnets, and stickers soon after we reach our funding goal! We'll get your t-shirt size info and what styles you want through email. But if you'd rather wait until the comic is finished to receive all of your rewards, we will have even more great designs to choose from!

THIS COMIC BOOK WILL BE WORTH THE WAIT!

It will arrive at your doorstep, signed by the artists, with your name published in it. If you pledge enough you can be drawn into the story! This is a unique opportunity to become involved in a very special project.

PLEASE CONSIDER BECOMING INVOLVED!

Even if you don't want to pledge, please tell a friend!


Thank you for your time and consideration!

Sincerely,
Kaylin & Jon

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    For $1 and up, you gain ACCESS TO OUR BEHIND-THE-SCENES BLOG. Follow along as we take on the challenge of creating the most awesome comic book of its kind! We'll be posting fun videos and sneak peeks of the art work as it develops.

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    We'll mail you a custom BUTTON, MAGNET, or STICKER. *PLUS* we'll email you a PDF file of the entire comic book that you can read from any electronic device.

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    Receive all the previous rewards, *PLUS* we'll mail you an AUTOGRAPHED COMIC BOOK, with your name published on our thank you page!

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    Receive all the previous rewards, *PLUS* you'll get one of our hand-made, CUSTOM T-SHIRTS with several styles to choose from.

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    Receive all the previous rewards, *PLUS* you'll get a CUSTOM 36 INCH SILK SCARF, hand sewn and printed by Kaylin. Great for bald heads and cold necks!

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    Receive all the previous rewards, *PLUS* you'll get a SPECIAL BACKER'S POSTER signed by the artists with your name printed on it!

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    Receive all the previous rewards, *PLUS* we'll donate 25 copies of the comic to cancer patients. In addition, get a 1 x 2 inch 'AD' SPACE in our comic book to print a shout out, company name, etc. that will be published in our final masterpiece!

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    Receive all the previous rewards, *PLUS* WE'LL DRAW YOU INTO THE COMIC! Maybe you can show up in a fight scene with The Tumornator and inflict damage upon him anyway you'd like, the possibilities are endless.

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    Receive all the previous rewards, *PLUS* we'll donate 100 copies of the comic book to cancer patients. In addition, we'll create you a custom piece of screen printed art from any photo you'd like. Since it's a screen print, we can make you several prints if you want extras to give to friends and family.

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    Receive all the previous rewards, *PLUS* you'll get EVERY ORIGINAL PAGE ILLUSTRATION from the comic. *PLUS* the hand painted cover of the comic book 16x20 inch framed. The drawings will be oversized and very detailed and each page may take up to 1 week to draw.

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