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The new issue of the fanzine devoted to comics artist Steve Ditko. This issue focuses on Ditko's monsters GORGO and KONGA!
The new issue of the fanzine devoted to comics artist Steve Ditko. This issue focuses on Ditko's monsters GORGO and KONGA!
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The print copy of DITKOMANIA #93 will be at least 32 B&W pages (possibly more depending on the contents) and will focus on Steve Ditko's monster characters, particularly Gorgo and Konga.  The issue will also have a letters section from readers reacting to the previous issue of Ditkomania (#92).

The fanzine is printed on a photocopier, and hand-folded and stapled by me. I number each issue individually (with a red ballpoint pen) on the front inside cover. The covers are printed on cardstock paper.

If this Kickstarter campaign is successful, I will have a COLOR cover on the printed copies of Ditkomania, which would be the second time I've done that before. (The first time was with my previous Kickstarter project, for Ditkomania #91.)  The front cover was drawn by Jim McPherson and colored by Javier Hernandez. The back cover (a sample of which is shown above) was drawn and colored by Darren Goodhart.

UPDATE (4-20-2014): Below is a PREVIEW of the FRONT COVER of the issue! 

Risks and challenges

Most of this issue's contents are already in hand (and have been for a while), but the material has not yet been formatted to print-ready master sheets. That takes a little time to do, but not much. There may be last-minute additions to the contents, but I don't forsee any problems that would require delaying the issue beyond its projected release date (which is early May).

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    A digital copy of DITKOMANIA #93 (in PDF format) which will be emailed to those pledging this amount. The digital copy will contain additional material (some in color) that was left out of the print version due to lack of space. If you are already a paid subscriber to the print version of DITKOMANIA, I would recommend pledging to receive this digital copy (instead of pledging to receive a print copy, since you will be receiving that in the mail anyway).

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    A print copy of DITKOMANIA #93, mailed to your door! I will most likely print up 250 copies of this issue, but if response warrants it, I will print 300 copies (or more!). Shipping within the USA only.

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    You will receive BOTH the printed copy of DITKOMANIA #93 and the digital version (a PDF). The print copy would be mailed to your door via postal mail; the digital copy would be emailed to you. The best of both worlds! (Also, if you live outside the USA and want to receive the print copy, as well as the digital version, this is the Reward to pledge, since this Reward includes international shipping.)

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    You will receive the PDF of Ditkomania #93 (via email), the print copy of Ditkomania #93 (mailed anywhere in the world) AND a print copy of the previous issue of Ditkomania (#92) which came out in January 2014. If you missed #92, then this is the reward to pledge!

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    In addition to receiving one print copy of DITKOMANIA #93 (mailed anywhere in the world) and a PDF of the issue (via email), those pledging this amount will have their name appear in the Editorial ("Editkorial") page of the issue, thanking you for making this issue possible!

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    This pledge reward is for those who would like to obtain multiple copies of the issue when it is released. For this pledge amount, you will receive FIVE copies of the print version of Ditkomania #93 (mailed in a Flat Rate Priority Mail envelope, to U.S. addresses only), as well as receive one copy of the PDF version (via email).

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    This pledge reward is for those OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES who would like to obtain multiple copies of the issue when it is released. For this pledge amount, you will receive FIVE copies of the print version of Ditkomania #93 (mailed anywhere in the world), as well as receive one copy of the PDF version (via email).

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    In addition to receiving the print copy of Ditkomania #93, the PDF of Ditkomania #93, and your name thanked in the Editorial, you would also receive a piece of original art: a drawing by me (Rob Imes) with a headshot (i.e., the head only) depicting one Ditko character of your choice. The artwork will be B&W, drawn directly onto a sheet of 8.5" x 11" white cardstock paper using a black marker, and signed by me.

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