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The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, December 19 2018 1:00 PM UTC +00:00
$1,463
pledged of $5,500pledged of $5,500 goal
32
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, December 19 2018 1:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

Jobs are strange things. Sometimes we pick them, sometimes they pick us. If we're lucky, we get one we can tolerate. If we're really lucky, we get one we love. It's always struck me how something so arbitrary can have such a lasting impact. Next to your family, the people you work with spend the most time with you. They can be your best friends or your worst enemies. Conventional wisdom says that if you love what you do it's not really work, but work is work and a job is a job, no matter how glamorous it might be.  Routine sets in, acceptance dulls the shine, and if you're not careful the things that you love about it will become the things you hate about it.

These were the thoughts that occupied my mind around the time that I came up with the idea for Dreamland. I had recently left my job at Marvel Studios and was trying to figure out what to do with myself when the idea for the book poured into my head. Most of what I came up with is the story that's collected here in Volume One

I met Jim at Comic-Con International in 2002 when he spotted my Rocket from the Crypt tattoo. As it turned out, Jim and I didn't just share impeccable taste in music. We also loved many of the same things about comics. I basically created this book for Jim  to draw. I write it picturing his art in my mind. He's a true creative partner in every sense of the word and if he hadn't been interested in my idea all those years ago, this book wouldn't exist now. It's taken the two of us a long time and a lot of work to get to this point. New jobs. Cross country moves. Break ups. Marriages. Babies. This book has been a constant in our lives through all of it. 

When we started the book, Kickstarter didn't even exist. I had no idea how we'd get it printed. Digital distribution was barely even a thing. Jim and I wanted the book to find an audience, sure, but really I think we've been making the comic book that we always wanted to read. We couldn't be more excited about it or proud of the work we've done on it. We're already hard at work on Dreamland Volume Two, and are striving to make sure it meets and even surpasses the quality of the first volume.

Below you can get a look at the exclusive items that we're offering as rewards to our backers. To show everyone how much your support means to us, these rewards are being offered to you at no additional cost. The amount you pledge to this project will go exclusively to printing 1,000 copies of Dreamland Volume One, and shipping costs. Each of the rewards below will cost you nothing extra if you back the book!

Thanks very much for your interest,

Jason Miller

Writer/Co-creator, "Dreamland"

"Dreamland" Volume One front cover
"Dreamland" Volume One front cover
Working Class Press logo pin (blue)
Working Class Press logo pin (blue)
Working Class Press logo pin (orange)
Working Class Press logo pin (orange)
Working Class Press logo pin (pink)
Working Class Press logo pin (pink)
Working Class Press logo pin (yellow)
Working Class Press logo pin (yellow)
Round sticker (blue - orange/yellow/pink also available)
Round sticker (blue - orange/yellow/pink also available)
Square sticker (orange - blue/yellow/pink also available)
Square sticker (orange - blue/yellow/pink also available)
Wide sticker (pink - blue/yellow/orange also available)
Wide sticker (pink - blue/yellow/orange also available)
Working Class Press T-shirt (S/M/L/XL)
Working Class Press T-shirt (S/M/L/XL)
Dreamland poster by Alex Zablotsky 18x24 matte finish (black and white)
Dreamland poster by Alex Zablotsky 18x24 matte finish (black and white)
Dreamland poster by Alex Zablotsky 18x24 matte finish (red)
Dreamland poster by Alex Zablotsky 18x24 matte finish (red)
Dreamland poster by Alex Zablotsky 18x24 matte finish (blue)
Dreamland poster by Alex Zablotsky 18x24 matte finish (blue)
Dreamland poster by Alex Zablotsky 18x24 matte finish (full color)
Dreamland poster by Alex Zablotsky 18x24 matte finish (full color)

Risks and challenges

The collection itself is finished and ready to go to print, and the rewards are already printed and produced. We are determined to get the book and the rewards out to our backers as soon as we are able, but Working Class Press is a two man operation. True to the company's name, Jason and Jim both work full time jobs and live on separate sides of the country. Given that the two of them will be dividing up the shipping responsibilities once they've reached their goal and "Dreamland" Volume One is printed, there could be some slight delays in getting everyone's rewards mailed out to them. We will make sure to keep our backers informed and updated about any delays or changes to our shipping schedule.

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    DIGITAL ONLY!

    For backers outside the US or those who just want a digital copy, download a PDF of "Dreamland" Volume One.

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    • "Dreamland" Volume One - download
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    PINS! STICKERS! SHIRT!

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    • Working Class Press logo pins
    • Working Class Press sticker pack
    • Working Class Press T-shirt
    • "Dreamland" Volume One trade paperback
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    BLACK AND WHITE POSTER!

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    • Working Class Press T-shirt
    • "Dreamland" 18x24 poster (black and white)
    • "Dreamland" Volume One trade paperback
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    RED OR BLUE POSTER!

    Colors will ship randomly.

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    FULL COLOR POSTER!

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    • Working Class Press T-shirt
    • "Dreamland" 18x24 poster (full color)
    • "Dreamland" Volume One trade paperback
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    Tier Six

    CHARACTER SKETCH!

    Jim will select a character and draw each sketch specifically for the backer receiving it. No two will be alike!

    Sketches will ship separately from other rewards.

    Includes:
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    • Working Class Press sticker pack
    • Working Class Press T-shirt
    • "Dreamland" 18x24 poster (full color)
    • "Dreamland" character sketch by James Guy Hill
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    Tier Seven

    BE IN THE BOOK!

    You'll send a photo to a specially set up Working Class Press e-mail address and Jim will draw you into an upcoming issue of "Dreamland" Volume Two and send you a sketch of your character!

    Sketches will ship separately from other rewards

    Includes:
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    • Be drawn into a future issue of "Dreamland"
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Funding period

- (30 days)