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The eagerly-anticipated collection of art and short stories from the talented members of Webcomic Underdogs!
The eagerly-anticipated collection of art and short stories from the talented members of Webcomic Underdogs!
86 backers pledged $3,175 to help bring this project to life.

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We are raising funds for the first ever Webcomic Underdogs Anthology! Ever since the inception of Webcomic Underdogs, we’ve dreamed of putting together an anthology that showcases our member’s talents. Please help our dream become a reality by contributing to our campaign!

The anthology will largely consist of never before seen art and short stories from various webcomic creators - work that you can't find online currently. Our plan is to distribute the comic at conventions, local comic and book shops, and through our website. And, if the anthology proves to be the success we're hoping for, we'd like to create a series of future anthologies and hopefully get them distributed by Diamond distributors. If this happens, we'll be holding open submissions for members to submit their work for future anthologies. But that, of course, all hinges on the success of this first issue!

CONTRIBUTORS

Here's an example of some of the artwork you can expect to see in the book!

Included in the anthology is art and short comic stories from several of our talented Underdogs:

-CB Webb: Schizo Stories
-Sarah Driffill: Princess Chroma
-Daniel Sharp, Nickolas Sharp and Sebastian Piriz: The Demon Archives
-Jab Bers: Monkey, Dog, Snake, Human
-Bryan Fleming: Battlecroc
-Michael Yakutis and Marisa Brenizer: My Girlfriend’s Dog and The Maidens
-Ethan Kocak: The Black Mudpuppy
-Charlie Wise: Groovy, Kinda
-Wally Nguyen (cover), Comatose

SPECS

We really want this book to shine, so we are looking to get it printed at the highest quality possible. The anthology will be printed through a reputable bulk printer as a standard sized stapled comic of approximately 36 pages in length. It'll be in full color on high quality gloss coated paper. Nothing but the best! Let's face it - there are a lot of comic book readers out there who don't really see webcomics as true comics. We believe that if we can present readers with a high-quality printed collection, they'll see that webcomics are just as valuable as printed comics, if not more so.

GOALS

We are trying to raise $2,500 in funds to cover the cost of printing the book, shipping the incentives, and paying Kickstarter their 5% fee. If we exceed our initial goal, we have some great stretch goals in mind!

STRETCH GOALS

UNLOCKED - $2,500: We did it!!! Our initial goal allows us to print and distribute the WU Anthology! Yay!
LOCKED - $3,500: Contributors at the $8 level or above will receive an awesome rub-on tattoo!
LOCKED - $5,000: We can print a second issue of the WU Anthology! Contributors of the $30 level or above (excluding Shirtscope tees and ad space incentives) will receive a copy in mid 2014.
LOCKED - $6,000: Contributors at the $40 level or above (excluding ad space incentives) will receive a rubber wristband!
LOCKED - $7,500: We can print a third issue of the WU Anthology! Contributors at the $50 level or above (excluding ad space incentives) will receive a copy in mid to late 2014.

INCENTIVES

We're offering a myriad of unique incentives for your contributions, such as the printed anthology, fun merchandise, limited edition tees from Shirtscope, original art, and lots more!

We’ve joined forces once again with the generous folks at Shirtscope.com to bring you limited edition t-shirts made especially for this campaign. Only 30 shirts available, so get yours before they’re gone! (Design may vary in size.) T-shirts will also include a copy of the eComic.

Update: New special offer! Anyone who pledges to the Shirtscope t-shirt tier can now get a PRINTED copy of the anthology for an extra $3 (to cover additional shipping costs). Just be sure to add $3 to your pledge when it asks you for the dollar amount.

Beautiful watercolor sketches by CB Webb*

Awesome sketch cards by Jab Bers*

Black and white mermaid sketches by Michael Yakutis. 8.5"x11" on Bristol Board. Only 2 available!

*Update - the image on the right (on the rocks) has been called for. The image on the left (Ariel underwater) is still available!! 

Some of you may remember this amazing piece of fan art by Ethan Kocak! Well we’re turning it into a print! 5.5”x8.5” gloss finish.

At the $100 level, you can get a piece of original art by Michael Yakutis, which is going into the making of the WU Anthology. The story is from Marisa and Michael's upcoming horror series, The Maidens. Only 2 pages available! Here's a sample of one of 'em! (Was $125)

The original cover art is being offered at the $250 tier! This art is drawn by Wally Ngueyn and is destined to be a highly sought after piece of art in the future!

A quick rundown of all incentives:

 *Please note that the comic pages used in the video as well as original art sketches are for promotional purposes. Artwork featured in the anthology and original art incentives may differ.

Risks and challenges

The majority of the work has been completed for the anthology and we are in the process of collecting the content from contributors. It mainly all comes down to printing. If we don’t reach our funding goal, we will be unable to print and ship the anthology. We have been in direct contact with a printer and do not expect any significant printing issues, but there is always the possibility of shipping delays due to unforeseen circumstances. If for some reason we are unable to fulfill certain incentive items, we will see to it that the incentives are fulfilled with items of equal or greater value (but this will almost certainly not happen).

If any issues or changes arise, all backers will be promptly informed. We will keep everyone updated on the status of orders as things move along, and we are easy to get in touch with if you have any questions or concerns. Quite frankly things are looking pretty good!

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    SPACE LINCOLN THANKS YOU:
    Every dollar counts! Each person who donates to the fundraiser will have their very own name immortalized on the thank you page of our site!

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    SAVE A TREE, CLICK A MOUSE:
    You will receive a digital copy of the Webcomic Underdogs Anthology. It’s environmentally-friendly! Plus eCard.

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    THE WU ANTHOLOGY:
    The bread and butter! A printed copy of the Webcomic Underdogs Anthology will be mailed to your home. This is what it's all about, folks! Plus eCard and eComic.

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    STICK AROUND:
    Who wants one sticker when you can have a pack of four? Count ‘em - FOUR unique Webcomic Underdogs stickers! Each are 2.5" round. Will stick to space helmets. Plus eCard, eComic, and printed comic.

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    DOGGIE BAG:
    Obsessed with merch, are you? So get the doggie bag! It includes a limited edition bookmark, a button, and a postcard of Space Lincoln on holiday! Plus eCard, eComic, printed comic, and sticker pack.

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    THE LITTER:
    Are you a shop owner? Or maybe you just have a lot of friends? This is your chance to purchase TEN copies of the anthology at low cost. The comic will not have a price printed on it, so you can set your own. Feel free to resell them or hand 'em out to friends and family. Or just spread them out on your bed and roll around on them while giggling.

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    SPACE LINCOLN VS ALIEN:
    An ultra cool, full color print of Space Lincoln battling a space alien! Illustrated by Ethan Kocak - lover of salamanders and creator of The Black Mudpuppy. Print will be approx 5.5"x8.5". Plus eCard, eComic, printed comic, sticker pack, and doggie bag.

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    LIMITED EDITION SHIRTSCOPE TEE:
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    SKETCHY!
    Webcomic Underdogs co-founder Michael Yakutis will draw an original black and white digital sketch of any single character, person, or animal you wish. It can be Space Lincoln, Batman, Wolverine, Nikola Tesla, your dog, your own comic character - anyone! Plus eCard, eComic, printed comic, sticker pack, doggie bag, and mini poster.

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    SKETCHIER!
    One sketch isn't enough, eh? In that case, Michael Yakutis will draw 5 black and white digital sketches of any characters, people, or animals you'd like. You can opt for 5 separate images, or get all 5 figures drawn into one image.

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    SPACED OUT - DIGITAL AD:
    We're selling top-notch ad space on our website, webcomicunderdogs.com! For one whole month, your banner ad will be visible on every page of our site just below our title card! We will review ads for approval before posting. There are only 6 slots available. The first ad will go up on February 1st! Plus eComic. (No adult-only sites.)

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    NEW! MERMAIDS, AHOY! Original black and white mermaid sketches by Michael Yakutis (see samples). Only two available so get yours before they're both gone! Ink on Bristol board, approx 8.5"x11" Plus eCard, eComic, printed comic, sticker pack, doggie bag, and mini poster.

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    SPACED OUT - PRINT AD:
    Been dreaming of seeing your ad featured in a popular comic book? Get your full page color ad printed in the interior pages of the WU Anthology! Will appear in print and digital copies. Only 3 pages of ad space are available, so hurry! We will review your ad for approval prior to print. Ad size is 6.625”x10.25”. We must receive your ad no later than January 18th in order to get it to the printer in time! Plus eComic.

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    SKETCH CARD BY JAB BERS! Get an original, hand drawn sketch card from the mega-talented Jab Bers, creator of Monkey, Dog, Snake, Human. Cards measure 2.5"x3.5" on Bristol board. Plus eCard, eComic, printed comic, sticker pack, doggie bag, and mini poster.

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    LET’S PLAY PRETEND:
    Webcomic Underdogs founder Marisa Brenizer will write an original piece of exciting fan fiction based on your characters! And that's not all - Michael Yakutis will also draw a digital black and white sketch of one of your characters to accompany the story! Plus eCard, eComic, printed comic, sticker pack, doggie bag, mini poster.

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    WATERCOLOR SKETCH BY CB WEBB!
    CB Webb, creator of Schizo Stories, is offering original, hand drawn, painted watercolor sketches of her characters! These beautiful illustrations are approx 5"x7" and are drawn on watercolor paper. Plus eCard, eComic, printed comic, sticker pack, doggie bag, and mini poster.

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    COMMISSION CONTROL:
    Need a little color in your life? No worries! Michael Yakutis will do a high-quality, full color digital commission of up to three characters, people, or animals. Plus eCard, eComic, printed comic, sticker pack, doggie bag, mini poster.

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    BE ORIGINAL:
    You'll receive a piece of original black and white comic art from the anthology, illustrated by Michael Yakutis. Artwork will feature mermaids, and is part of the new webcomic horror story The Maidens by Marisa Brenizer and Michael Yakutis! Artwork measures 11"x17", drawn on Bristol board. Plus eCard, eComic, printed comic, sticker pack, doggie bag, and mini poster. (Was $125)

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    THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!
    One cover that is. Get the original black and white cover art! This is destined to be a historic piece of art, so snatch it up while you can! Artwork is expected to measure approximately 11"x17".Plus eCard, eComic, printed comic, sticker pack, doggie bag, and mini poster.

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