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A book of short comics by returned Mormon missionaries about their missions in different parts of the world.
A book of short comics by returned Mormon missionaries about their missions in different parts of the world.
419 backers pledged $24,902 to help bring this project to life.

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This book has been edited by Theric Jepson (editor of the Sunstone comics issue, Monsters & Mormons, and a presenter on Mormon comics at San Diego Comic-Con International)

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Cost Breakdown   

  • Printing: $7,150: This covers getting the books printed and shipped to Mike. (48%) 
  • Fees and art prints: $3,040: This covers Backer Kit, Kickstarter, ISBN fees and the Printing of Art Prints. (20%) 
  • Shipping: $4,810: This covers packing up the books and shipping charges. Orders will be packed in bubble wrap sleeves then put into heavy duty cardboard cases. (32%)
  • Total: $15,000

 Stretch Goals

  • Artist Payments: Although listed here as a “stretch goal,” we want all the participants to receive payment for their work and so the money we receive beyond our initial goal will go to the artists (some of whom have opted to donate their share, as per our next point.)
  • Charity Donation: Money which exists after we have paid the costs listed above and which cannot be cleanly distributed to our participating artists will be donated (along with that money already set for donation by some participants) to help fund a scholarship that supports young LDS artists. (More information about this scholarship fund will appear in a forthcoming update.)

Successful Kickstarters from our Contributors

Several of our contributors have run their own Kickstarters successfully.

Risks and challenges

This is my first Kickstarter so that comes with many challenges. Luckily, the majority of the comics are finished and several of our contributors who have run their own successful Kickstarters in the past are supporting me with advice and technical knowledge.

I have experience laying out books to be printed and have done small print runs of my own sketchbook, a children's book and some comics. With the funding from this Kickstarter, I can get the books printed and shipped to you in October.

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    The Book!

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    The Book + 1 Art Print

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    2 Books!

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    The Book + 3 Prints

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    The Book + 6 Prints

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    Grandparent's Special!

    5 Books + 1 PDF of Book 
    (Pick up multiple copies for the kids in your life!)

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    The Book + All 9 Prints

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    Bookstore Special!

    10 Books + 1 PDF of Book
    (For Bookstores or people who are REALLY into this comic anthology)

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    Original Art by Mike Laughead

    Original 11"x17" page from Mike Laughead's comic "Stolen Glasses" + 1 Book + 1 PDF of Book + 9 Art Prints

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    Illustration by Bethany Stancliffe

    You get to Commission Bethany Stancliffe to create an Original Illustration! + 1 Book + 1 PDF of Book + 9 Art Prints

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