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22 backers pledged $2,100 to help bring this project to life.

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My name is Mark Mariano and I am a cartoon novelist that creates family friendly books that inspire and entertain. I self published my first book entitled "Happyloo: Friends, Foes and Fun" which is a collection of comic stories that feature themes of friendship and discovery. Each story is followed by a section that teaches you fun facts and cool crafts! Happyloo has been used in classrooms and has sold well at comic conventions. Now, I'm nearly finished with my second book entitled, "Flabbergast: Science Friction," but I need help raising the funds to print the book. The book will be about 130 FULL COLOR pages and I am hoping to raise $2,000.00 to help print 1,000 books.

WHAT IS FLABBERGAST?
Flabbergast is a kung-fu science adventure team and this book tells their exciting origin. To save the day, Flabbergast must battle paranormal, fantastical and otherworldly threats... but first they need to get along. This fast paced, action packed, laugh out loud comic is filled with plenty of surprises that will have the reader craving more! Found within the pages of this Cartoon Novel are zombies, robots, a cyber-punk rock assassin, a giant mecha suit, a trip to another dimension, and much more! Flabbergast is influenced by the cartoons and comics that inspire me... Ninja Turtles, Avatar: the Last Airbender, Samurai Jack, Fantastic Four, Groo, Usagi Yojimbo, the works of Robert Kirkman, and Osamu Tezuka. You can read the Flabbergast adventure from the beginning at http://www.mypalmark.com/zombie-zombie-mambo-cover/
A new page is available every Tuesday and Thursday.

WHAT DO YOU GET IF YOU PLEDGE?

Being that this project has been backed already, I am not allowed to edit all the pledge rewards but here are the NEW additions:

ANY PLEDGE AMOUNT NOW your name will appear IN THE BOOK on a thank you page!
Pledge $5 or more
BOOKMARK PLEDGE: FOUR My Pal Mark Bookmarks + Your Name appears on Thanks page in the Flabbergast book + thank you on www.mypalmark.com

Pledge $10 or more
GET THE BOOK PLEDGE: signed and sketched copy of Flabbergast: Science Friction + FOUR My Pal Mark Bookmarks + Your Name appears on Thanks page in the Flabbergast book + thank you on www.mypalmark.com

Pledge $20 or more
TWO BOOK PLEDGE: signed and sketched copies of Flabbergast: Science Friction and Happyloo: Friends, Foes, and Fun book + FOUR My Pal Mark Bookmarks + Your Name appears on Thanks page in the Flabbergast book + thank you on www.mypalmark.com

Pledge $30 or more
TRIPLE TREAT PLEDGE: Your choice of My Pal Mark T-Shirt + signed and sketched copies of Flabbergast: Science Friction and Happyloo: Friends, Foes, and Fun book + FOUR My Pal Mark Bookmarks + Your Name appears on Thanks page in the Flabbergast book + thank you on www.mypalmark.com

Pledge $50 or more
PAL OF MARK PLEDGE: Become a member of Flabbergast! you are drawn in a group shot with the team on the Thanks page of the book. (I would need a picture of you, and tell me your favorite color. I MUST HAVE THIS INFO BY APRIL 30!) + Original 5x8 inch FULL COLOR Art piece by Mark Mariano + Your Name appears on Thanks page in the Flabbergast book + Your choice of My Pal Mark T-Shirt + Happyloo: Friends, Foes, and Fun book + TWO signature and drawing copies of Flabbergast: Science Friction + EIGHT My Pal Mark Bookmarks + thank you on www.mypalmark.com

Pledge $100 or more
FLABBERGAST MEMBER PLEDGE: As a member of Flabbergast you caught your own HAND MADE PLUSH MONSTER! Plush will be hand crafted by Mark and will about 6 or 7 inches big! + Become a member of Flabbergast! you are drawn in a group shot with the team on the Thanks page of the book. (I would need a picture of you, and tell me your favorite color. I MUST HAVE THIS INFO BY APRIL 30!) + Original 5x8 inch FULL COLOR Art piece by Mark Mariano + Your Name appears on Thanks page in Flabbergast book + Your choice of TWO My Pal Mark T-Shirts + TWO Happyloo: Friends, Foes, and Fun books + TWO signature and drawing copies of Flabbergast: Science Friction + EIGHT My Pal Mark Bookmarks + thank you on www.mypalmark.com

Pledge $300 or more
THE ALL STAR PLEDGE: Hand painted Converse Chuck Taylor all stars by Mark Mariano(i need your shoe size) art would be zombies or robots or monsters or abstract or any combo! + As a member of Flabbergast you caught TWO HAND MADE PLUSH MONSTERS! Plush will be hand crafted by Mark and will about 6 or 7 inches big! + Become a member of Flabbergast! You are drawn in a group shot with the team on the Thanks page of the book. (I would need a picture of you, and tell me your favorite color. I MUST HAVE THIS INFO BY APRIL 30!) + Original 5x8 inch FULL COLOR Art piece by Mark Mariano + Your Name appears on Thanks page in Flabbergast book + Your choice of TWO My Pal Mark T-Shirts + TWO Happyloo: Friends, Foes, and Fun book + FOUR signature and drawing copies of Flabbergast: Science Friction + EIGHT My Pal Mark Bookmarks + thank you on www.mypalmark.com
ANY BOOK YOU RECEIVE WILL BE SIGNED AND SKETCHED!
Creating these comics are my passion. I put my heart and soul into every panel. This past year I started teaching comic classes to kids and the response from them has fueled me even more. It is a great feeling to see my work inspire young artists and the Flabbergast book will do just that.

Thank you for your time and your support!

FOR NON-US/CANADA BACKERS
$10-$30 pledges = Add $5 shipping
$50-$100 pledge = Add $10 shipping
$300 pledge = Add $20 for shipping

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    PAL OF MARK PLEDGE: Original 5x8 inch FULL COLOR Art piece by Mark Mariano + Your Name appears on Thanks page in the Flabbergast book +  Your choice of My Pal Mark T-Shirt + Happyloo: Friends, Foes, and Fun book + TWO signature and drawing copies of Flabbergast: Science Friction + EIGHT My Pal Mark Bookmarkss + thank you on www.mypalmark.com

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    FLABBERGAST MEMBER PLEDGE: Become a member of Flabbergast! you are drawn in a group shot with the team on the Thanks page of the book. (I would need a picture of you, and tell me your favorite color. I MUST HAVE THIS INFO BY APRIL 30!) + Original 5x8 inch FULL COLOR Art piece by Mark Mariano + Your Name appears on Thanks page in Flabbergast book +  Your choice of TWO My Pal Mark T-Shirts + TWO Happyloo: Friends, Foes, and Fun books + TWO signature and drawing copies of Flabbergast: Science Friction + EIGHT My Pal Mark Bookmarks + thank you on www.mypalmark.com

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    THE ALL STAR PLEDGE: Hand painted Converse Chuck Taylor all stars by Mark Mariano(i need your shoe size) art would be zombies or robots or monsters or abstract or any combo! + Become a member of Flabbergast! You are drawn in a group shot with the team on the Thanks page of the book. (I would need a picture of you, and tell me your favorite color. I MUST HAVE THIS INFO BY APRIL 30!) + Original 5x8 inch FULL COLOR Art piece by Mark Mariano + Your Name appears on Thanks page in Flabbergast book +  Your choice of TWO My Pal Mark T-Shirts + TWO Happyloo: Friends, Foes, and Fun book + FOUR signature and drawing copies of Flabbergast: Science Friction + EIGHT My Pal Mark Bookmarks + thank you on www.mypalmark.com

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