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A story that uses comedy to explore the inner turmoils of the mind. Through the eyes of a depressed unicorn.
124 backers pledged $4,225 to help bring this project to life.

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Last Unicorn

Welcome to the melancholy world of Melvin, the last unicorn. This comic is a satirical look at depression.  It follows Mel through random days of his life as he deals with the dysfunctional people around him.  Some of these creatures have bigger issues than our gloomy protagonist making his life more chaotic.  For ex. his landlord is an alcoholic Kraken. One of his friends is big foot who only comes around for drug money, and his father is a criminally insane leprechaun.

The Unicorn has become one of my most popular characters. Having published my other title independently, I knew this was the route to take. However unlike my first comic, which was a 24 page saddle-back issue, I wanted this one to be perfect bound. Why? Well the style of the strips read much better when they are all together in one volume instead of being broken into several issues of 24 pages each.

Doing this however, means that the printing cost is a lot more than I alone can afford. So I have come to Kickstarter to raise the necessary funds to have the comic printed.  The size of it will be is 5.5x8.5 inches so it will be easy to carry and will be 116 pages long.  I will also be purchasing an ISBN and barcode so that it will be able to be sold in book stores.

The rewards are mostly made by hand, by the artist and co-creator. That's right every single plush has been sewn by hand! The artist cards and paintings are all done by the artist, so you will get rewards that come from the heart (and self induced slave labor).

With your help we can have this book published and available for distribution for next year!  Thank you for your time, and support.

What will be done with the funds raised?

  • I am planning on printing 1,000 116 page books (w/ KrakenPrint) 
  • Purchase of ISBN 
  • Purchase of Barcode
  • Purchase of Materials used to make rewards: (Will Depend on Number of Backers)
  •  Shipping cost: (Will Depend on Number of Backers)
  • KickStarter Fees: (10% of what ever is raised)

T-Shirts Available!

T-Shirts sizes S,M,L,and XL(for XXL and XXXL add $2.50) To get one you just have to adjust $20 dollars to your pledge for the light blue one. Or $15 dollars for the white one. The shirt order will be placed as soon as the Kickstarter ends. (if it is successful) So that means if all goes well US backers will get their shirts shipped out by December. International backers will get it in February when they get the other rewards.

The comic is due to be released March 2014 at Dan Con. But for our backers you will receive it a month earlier!  That's right you will be the envy of your friends when you get your hands on this comic before anyone else. 

On top of that, we have an exclusive 11x17 Print, that will not be reprinted! Once these are gone they are gone for good.  Yours will be numbered and signed.

We also have artist cards! Each one will be drawn by the artist with one random character from the comic, making your card one of a kind.

Oh wait...it gets even better! We also have one of a kind plush toys of the Unicorn, Mel, and his annoying but cute friend, Pegasus.  Each one is hand made and are limited to 20 each. Each stitch will be done with our hands and needles, NOT with a sewing machine. ^_^ Happy Happy Joy Joy!

For all you artist lovers I also made 2 water color paintings and 2 acrylic paintings. These are first come first served so whoever backs first gets to choose!

Stuffed Unicorn
Stuffed Unicorn
Pegasus Plushie
Pegasus Plushie
          
  

Risks and challenges

With anything there are risks. The main risk would be printing taking longer than expected. But we will do everything in our power to make sure everyone who helps gets their reward in a timely matter. Also there is the risk of computer failure, robots enslaving humanity, alien invasion, and or zombie apocalypse.

In all honesty, I know that it is very important to get our product, into the hands of those who have backed us, in a timely fashion. We will do everything in power to do so. We have given ourselves some time to make sure that we will be able to correct any issues that may come up. The only thing that may delay the process would be missing our deadline to send it to the printers. I don't see that happening unless an emergency happens in my life. If that is the case I promise to keep you up to date on how long it might take.

If you have any questions feel free to message us!

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    Thank You! At this level you will receive a digital copy of the Last Unicorn (When the book is released)

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    Once again you are MEGA-awesome. At this level we will list your name on our website, receive the comic, and digital copy. Your book will have the special stamp and will be signed and numbered.

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    You will receive the signed and numbered comic with exclusive stamp and an exclusive print (11x17)! Plus you will be listed on our website's thank you page!

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    You will receive the numbered, stamped and signed comic, limited print and a one of a kind artist card of a character from the comic! Plus you will be listed on our website's thank you page.

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    You will receive the signed, numbered and stamped comic in addition to a plushy of our main character, the unicorn Melvin (personally hand made by the creators!). Each one will come with a certificate, and will be numbered! Plus you will be listed on our website's thank you page!

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    You will receive a number, stamped and signed copy of the comic, along with a plushy of Mel's best friend, Peggy the Pegasus (personally hand made by the creators!). Each one will come with a certificate, and will be numbered! Plus you will be listed on our website's thank you page!

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    Pledge $60 or more About $60

    You will receive the stamped, numbered and signed comic, 11x17 print, a one of a kind sketch card, and one of 100 Block Printed prints! Each block print will come with a certificate, and will be numbered! Plus you will be listed on our website's thank you page!

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    You will receive a numbered, stamped and signed comic, 11x17, a one of a kind sketch card, and a hand made plushy of Melvin. Each one will come with a certificate, and will be numbered! Plus you will be listed on our website's thank you page!

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    You will receive the signed, numbered and stamped comic, 11x17 print, a one of a kind sketch card, and a hand made stuffy of Peggy. Each one will come with a certificate, and will be numbered! Plus you will be listed on our website's thank you page!

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    Get drawn INTO the comic! Lend your likeness and become a part of the Last Unicorn world. Your name will be listed in a special credits page inside the book, so everyone will know which character you are! The comic is signed, stamped and numbered. Plus you will be listed on our website's thank you page!

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    Get 1 of 2 water color paintings, 11x17 print, and the comic signed, numbered and stamped. Let us know which one you want! First come first served! Plus you will be listed on our website's thank you page, AND your name will be printed in a thank you page inside the book.

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    Get 1 of 2 acrylic paintings, 11x17 print, and a signed, stamped and numbered comic. Let us know which one you want! First come first served! Plus you will be listed on our website's thank you page, AND your name will be printed in a thank you page inside the book.

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Funding period

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