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"Pet Peeves" collects the first three years of the popular comic strips by Dave London & Pete Chianca.
"Pet Peeves" collects the first three years of the popular comic strips by Dave London & Pete Chianca.
62 backers pledged $2,804 to help bring this project to life.

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"Pet Peeves" collects the first three years of the popular comic strips by Dave London & Pete Chianca.

PET PEEVES | The Funniest Family In Comics, Now In A Book!

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MEET THE PEEVES

Since its debut in February of 2016, audiences have fallen in love with the comic strip “Pet Peeves” and its stars, the Peeves family: 

  •  CJ Peeves, the pop culture geek prone to obsessing over old movies, vinyl records and the private lives of superheroes -- and of course the happiness of his wife and kids, even if they don’t tend to understand his hobbies.
  •  Jasmine “Jazz” Peeves, the hard-charging corporate analyst and social justice warrior who’s also the ultimate college football fan and “Baseball Mom,” always out to introduce her kids to new life experiences -- when she’s not stressing about them growing up too fast.
  •  Sara Peeves, the budding junior high genius who never met a textbook she didn’t devour, a Broadway musical she didn’t memorize or a selfie she didn’t pose for. 
  •  Freddy Peeves, the Little League baseball hero and off-season couch potato who doesn’t quite get his dad’s comic book sensibilities.
  • And of course Bruce Springsteen Peeves, the family dog.

And now, finally, we’re collecting three years worth of Peeves family adventures into one paperback or e-book volume -- with your help!

WHAT YOU GET

Join our campaign and be among the backers who will help us produce the first pressing of “Pet Peeves,” the book, which we’ll be selling at special events, comics festivals and your favorite online retailer. Of course you’ll receive the book, more than 200 pages of Pet Peeves comic strips in glorious black-and-white, along with behind-the-scenes commentary on many of the best installments. But for a larger contribution you’ll have the chance to get Pet Peeves swag, an exclusive print, a personalized cartoon on the subject of your choice, or even to become a character in an upcoming strip! (See all your options in the column at right.)

“Pet Peeves” is family-friendly and has found an audience with parents and kids alike -- and would make for a great present this Mother’s Day or Father’s Day! (Let’s face it, how many fancy soaps and/or slippers can you give these people?)

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

We’ve been collaborating for decades, ever since our long-ago days as students at Tufts University. (Go Jumbos!) 

Dave London, the artist, has since become an award-winning cartoonist and illustrator whose clients include the Wall Street Journal, the Saturday Evening Post and Reader's Digest.

Pete Chianca, the writer, writes a humor column, "At Large," that has been honored often by the New England Newspaper & Press Association and Gatehouse Media's "Best of Gatehouse" contest.

 Our previous comic strip, "Grey Matter," ran in more than 100 community newspapers nationwide and in Canada. “Pet Peeves” is currently distributed by the More Content Now news service to more than 600 newspapers and news websites around the U.S. We also host the Strip Search comic strip podcast for GateHouse Media.

LEARN MORE!

For strip samples, character bios, podcast episodes and more, visit PetPeevesComic.com.

Risks and challenges

Most of "Pet Peeves" the book is laid out and ready to go -- once the cover is done it will be ready for print! Please note that if you choose an option that includes a personalized cartoon, those will be shipped out separately from the book on a first-come, first-served basis. If you sponsor us at the highest level to become a character in "Pet Peeves," we will introduce that character within six months of the end of this campaign.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    PDF Copy of Pet Peeves: The Book.

    Get a DRM-free digital PDF of the "Pet Peeves" collection to peruse on your computer or mobile device.

    Includes:
    • PDF copy of the "Pet Peeves" book sent to your inbox
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    First Edition of Pet Peeves: The Book

    Get a paperback copy of the "Pet Peeves" collection, plus goodies!

    Includes:
    • "Pet Peeves" paperback book, 202 pages
    • "Pet Peeves" character sticker
    • "Pet Peeves" bookmark
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    Signed copy of Pet Peeves: The Book

    Get a copy of the "Pet Peeves" collection autographed by Dave and Pete, plus goodies!

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    • Signed "Pet Peeves" paperback, 202 pages
    • "Pet Peeves" character sticker
    • "Pet Peeves" bookmark
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    Signed Book + Exclusive Print!

    Get your autographed copy of the "Pet Peeves" book, along with an exclusive print by artist Dave London. And did we mention goodies?

    Includes:
    • Signed "Pet Peeves" paperback, 202 pages
    • Exclusive print by Dave London, on heavy stock
    • "Pet Peeves" character sticker
    • "Pet Peeves" bookmark
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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Book and Original Drawing!

    Very exciting -- in addition to an autographed "Pet Peeves" book and exclusive print, artist Dave London will draw a personalized cartoon just for you, on the subject of your choice. (Plus, need we say goodies?)

    Includes:
    • Signed "Pet Peeves" paperback, 202 pages
    • Original, personalized Dave London cartoon
    • Exclusive print by Dave London, on heavy stock
    • "Pet Peeves" character sticker
    • "Pet Peeves" bookmark
    • PDF copy of the "Pet Peeves" book sent to your inbox
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    Book, Prints, Goodies & Be a Character!

    In addition to the autographed book, exclusive print and personalized cartoon (and goodies!), you'll have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be added to the Pet Peeves comic strip as a special guest character, as the animal of your choice! (Or you may want to consider paying us $100 to keep you OUT of the strip -- up to you!)

    Includes:
    • Signed "Pet Peeves" paperback, 202 pages
    • Become a character in the ongoing "Pet Peeves" comic strip
    • Original, personalized Dave London cartoon
    • Exclusive print by Dave London, on heavy stock
    • "Pet Peeves" character sticker
    • "Pet Peeves" bookmark
    • PDF copy of the "Pet Peeves" book sent to your inbox
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