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Ope Book

A full-color paperback book of my four-panel Ope comics

Ope Book

A full-color paperback book of my four-panel Ope comics

$3,658
pledged of $4,000pledged of $4,000 goal
68
backers
15days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, October 31 2019 6:59 AM UTC +00:00.

About

Ope is a four-panel comic strip about a cynical, naive, and faux-philosophizing opossum who works out their musings with their levelheaded mouse companion. Reading as a savory blend of philosophy, satire, self-examination, and absurdity, Ope pays homage to classic comic formats and themes while embracing relevant topics like modern romance, privilege, and environmental and social justice. 

 Ope made its first appearance in a few crudely drawn strips for my college paper. Then in late 2017, Willamette Week, Portland’s alternative weekly paper, picked up Ope as a weekly strip and not long after, Burlington Vermont’s Seven Days picked it up as well. Collectively, these papers reach about 85,000 readers. 

At this point I have over 100 high-quality comics and a large enough devoted readership that I’m ready (and extremely excited) to publish a book. 

At just $15 you can pre-order the book, and there are plenty of other Phil-created rewards in the other tiers as well.  

 If Ope brings a sparkle of joy into your day, It would mean the world to me if you helped make this book a reality by buying a copy for yourself or a loved one and spreading the word by sharing this link and telling your friends.

Let’s get lil Ope out into the world!

Risks and challenges

If this project is fully funded, the only risk I can think of is that some natural disaster or political upheaval could get in the way of production--but there's only so much I can do about that.

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    Ope Print!

    A high-quality print of an Ope comic

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    Copy of Graphic Memoir

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    Hand-Printed Ope T-Shirt!

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    Your Name In The Book!

    Your name will be included on a special "Thank You" page in the book, plus an Ope T-shirt, When Life Hands You Lemons, Check For Lymes, a pre-order of an Ope book, and an Ope T-shirt.

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    Framed Original Ope Comic!!!!!

    Receive an original hand-drawn one-of-a-kind framed Ope comic plus a custom digital commission, your name in the book, an Ope T-shirt, When Life Hands You Lemons, Check For Lymes, a pre-order of an Ope book, AND (inhale) an Ope print.

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