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Enjoy a collection of curiosities unearthing the mysteries of a small town where every story has a unique voice and aesthetic.

Welcome to Fort Hope, Washington. A quaint small town on the East side of the Olympic Peninsula. A popular tourist trap to those looking to get away from it all and a destination for those seeking the paranormal. The murder of an outsider sets the stage for an eclectic cast of characters. 

It's my belief that every story has its own voice but also it's own aesthetic. This is a collection of stories told through many different mediums. Every character has an appropriate way for their story to be told. For example, 13 year old Jamie's adventure and vivid imagination is followed through comics. More is revealed about his sister Mary through her journal entries and sketches. Letters between neighbors tell a ghostly tale leaving a lot up to the reader's imagination. The town itself, being one of the most important characters, see's its spotlight in the pages of history books and Wiki articles. 

All these puzzle pieces may not seem to fit together at the beginning but as the story progresses you'll find they all form a larger picture. Like any small town everyone knows everyone else. It's all connected. Enjoy piecing together the clues to solve the many mysteries of Fort Hope. Murders, disappearances, ghost sightings, are they all connected? Introducing Fort Hope is the first of ten books in a series. 

Where does the money go? $400 is the absolute minimum amount I need to get a decent copy of this book on paper and into your hands. This isn't for profit, it's for the love of making art and sharing it. $400 will print 100 full color, 36 page, comic size copies of Fort Hope and cover the cost of the listed rewards. 

If we can raise $500 that would also cover web hosting for a Fort Hope website which I would build myself and update regularly with new parts of the story. Printing, in color especially, is more expensive the less you print. The more people who pre order the book and contribute to this Kickstarter the nicer the book will become as the same cost of printing will produce a higher quality product.

If we can get to $700 all the books will be comfortably wrapped in a hand printed cover, either block print or silkscreen, depending on if I can take the silkscreen classes at Seattle's Vera Project in time for the book to come out. Either way it'll turn each book into something unique and hand crafted.

Raising $1,000 fills the book with inserts. "Greetings from Fort Hope" post cards, stickers, trinkets.

If we reach $2,000 I will send every one of you backers, from $1 to $400 a handwritten thank you note on a really neat post card the second we're funded.

If we reach $3,000 I will try (and fail) to grow a beard. It'll be hilarious, I'll update regularly with photos.

Fort Hope Shirt
Fort Hope Shirt

International orders please add ten dollars for shipping. 

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    THANKS! An email full of digital goodies including exclusive wallpapers, behind the scenes images and more. Plus a little bit of good karma.

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    BOOK! $8 or more earns you one copy of the Fort Hope book with a personalized thank you note written inside the cover. Plus the digital goodies!

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    PRINT! You just got yourself one copy of the book and a high quality, signed, 8x10 art print. Limited, numbered run of 20 prints.

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    SUBSCRIBE! Welcome to the Fort Hope subscription plan! On top of the book you'll receive six Fort Hope relics sent monthly in the mail. Things like post cards, letters, photos, and drawings. All contributing to the Fort Hope story, never to be seen in a book or online. When was the last time you got something good in the mail?

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    SHIRT! One Fort Hope book and a spectacular T-shirt straight from the gift shop of a town that doesn't exist!

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    ORIGINAL ART! Would you prefer something a little more unique? This reward offers one copy of the book and one original drawing of your choice! A manatee with a hundred legs? A bird eating a lion? What ever you want! Drawings will be done in black ink on high quality 8x10 paper.

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    MORE! You'll receive two copies of Fort Hope, one t-shirt and added to the subscription to get neat things in the mail.

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    WANT IT ALL! We're happy to oblige. $100 gets you two books, one t-shirt, the subscription to neat things, and an original drawing of your invention!

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    LETS HANG OUT! Everything in the $100 reward and I'll take you out to lunch, to the Zoo, give you an art lesson. Lets talk. (Must have transportation to the Seattle area.)

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    Wow thats a lot of dollars! On top of the rewards above what do you want? A painting? 100 books? An appearance in the book? You tell me!

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