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A handsome 96-page hardcover collection of the heartwarming and hilarious diary webcomic series.
A handsome 96-page hardcover collection of the heartwarming and hilarious diary webcomic series.
117 backers pledged CA$ 7,136 to help bring this project to life.

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FUNDED! Thanks so much, everyone! Everyone at the physical level gets all three signed art prints from our good friends Nick, Elliot and Tim!

** UPDATE 4: Nick Bradshaw art print! **

One final update for our last day of funding; Marvel Comics artist Nick Bradshaw is doing our third and final art print for the book! Nick is a great friend and I'm very happy that he's helping us out.

** UPDATE 3: Elliot Cowan art print! **

Included with every physical copy of the book will be a signed mini-print by animation film director Elliot Cowan!

Here's Elliot's fantastic artwork!

 

** UPDATE 2: Tim Sale art print! **

Included with every physical copy of the book will be a signed mini-print by Batman and Captain America artist Tim Sale!

Here's a sneak peek at Tim's drawing!

** UPDATE 1: Tad Stones foreword! **

The foreword to the book will be written by Darkwing Duck creator Tad Stones! I could not be happier that he's on board; he's been very kind to the strip and I'm a big fan of his work with Disney and beyond.

What is The Adventurers?

The Adventurers (the-adventurers.com) is a twice-weekly webcomic that chronicles the true-life adventures of me, a cartoonist, and my daughter, a charming toddler. It's all true, and it's all adorable.

 

 When my oldest daughter was two, I began making drawings of her every day. In order to fit the strips in between my regular work, I made the rule that they had to be in pen, with no sketching beforehand, with only one colour (blue). She was growing up so fast and becoming such a fascinating person that I felt I needed to document it. As soon as she could speak, I realized that it would be a lot funnier to make comics about her.

And I was right.

For the last three years, I've been running The Adventurers as a twice-weekly all-ages webcomic. I've amassed over two hundred strips, and I think it's high time to put the first and best of them into a physical book. Let's do it!

And let's make it as nice as we can.

The Adventurers, Volume 1: Love You Very So Much will be a ninety-six page hardcover spanning two years of our adventures. She'll learn about Frankenstein, dancing, and snowballs. She'll have adventures at daycare, the library, and with her friends. And I, her lucky father, will be right there with her.

For the first time, I'm going to write and draw the harrowing story of my kid's heart surgery at eight months old. The horrible days leading up to the surgery, the endless night while we waited to hear, and her two-week recovery. I haven't had the courage to sit down and write about the hardest event in my life, but I believe now is the time, at last.

Now, let's talk stretch goals.

 My initial goal is to make 500 copies of The Adventurers, Volume 1. However, I would like to print more copies, and I would like to make those copies better.

The first stretch goal is to gussy up the book itself. Let's add some lovely fabric to the cover, and print the spine with beautiful silver letters. Once we reach this point, I will also include with every physical package a brand-new sticker made by our friends at Sticker Mule!

The second stretch goal is to print 750 copies instead of 500! This will ensure my stock for a year and allow the book to reach more fans that ever before! 

The next goal is to print 1000 copies. Since this is the trickiest hurdle to make it over, I will include a SECOND sticker from our friends at Sticker Mule. And best of all, I will have the cover's logo embossed! Fancy!

Stay tuned for updates about the special extras I'm including in the book.

Risks and challenges

My first Kickstarter was a qualified success. Now that I have the experience to run something like this, I'm confident that my second book's campaign will go even more smoothly.

I will have the book nearly complete and ready to go by the time the campaign ends, so unless there is a family emergency or similar disaster we should be on target for an early fall release.

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    THE SEEKER!

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    THE MUGSHOT ARTIST!

    I will draw an avatar featuring you as an Adventurer; in thin black lines with baby blue highlights.

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    THE MUSE!

    You get your very own physical AND digital copies of The Adventurers, Vol. 1: Love You Very So Much. You will also receive a special postcard on which you can draw your own Adventurers cartoon: send it in, and I will publish it on The Adventurers website!

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    THE PATRON!

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    THE PARTNERSHIP!

    You get a copy of THE ADVENTURERS and a copy of Kelly's pirate adventure STRANGEBEARD: THE GHOST PIRATE'S GIFT along with copies of all three signed mini-prints.

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    THE ART CONNOISSEUR!

    You'll receive a copy of The Adventurers, Vol. 1, as well as DRM-free PDF and a 4x6 black-and-white drawing of a single character of your choice!

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    THE ART COLLECTOR!

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    THE FANCY LAD!

    You get your very own physical AND digital copies of The Adventurers, Vol. 1: Love You Very So Much. You will also appear on the site itself in your very own Adventurers strip starring YOU and any Adventurers who accompany you.

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    THE OPPORTUNIST!

    ** For current backers only **

    You get everything at your currently-selected level, but I will also draw an Adventurers strip about you and your family, record it LIVE, and put it up on this site for all to see before the campaign ends!

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    THE ENTREPENEUR!

    You get your very own physical AND digital copies of The Adventurers, Vol. 1: Love You Very So Much. You will also receive an elegant 11x17 illustration of whatever you would like.

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