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This is a 184 page graphic novel about Charlie Chaplin fighting Hitler and Nazi saboteurs while filming The Great Dictator.
200 backers pledged $9,588 to help bring this project to life.

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Charlie Chaplin – comic, filmmaker, and raconteur – didn’t become the world’s biggest star by courting controversy, but when he comes face-to-face with the horrors of Hitler, he feels compelled to get off the sidelines and get involved. And then Charlie is approached by FDR himself with a special assignment. His mission, if he chooses to accept it: create a propaganda film to drum up public support for joining the war in Europe.

And so Charlie goes from movie maker to provocateur, traveling the world and dodging danger to complete his film. With the help of undercover agent Hedy Lamarr, her handler Errol Flynn, and British patriot Alfred Hitchcock, Chaplin faces down American fascists, Nazi spies, and his own massive self-doubt to complete his masterpiece.

But just because the film is done doesn’t mean the mission is, and little tramp and great dictator go toe-to-toe, Charlie and Adolph, one-on-one, mano a mano in a rip-roaring climax that fully delivers on the promise of the premise.

The Führer and the Tramp graphic novel collects the entire 5 issue mini series. It is 184 pages of gorgeous black and white art by the phenomenal Dexter Wee. It has taken us THREE YEARS to research, write and complete the art for the book, and now we need your help to finish making it a reality.

Our goal is to raise enough capital to cover the printing of the book,  and if we hit our stretch goals, we will upgrade everyone to a hardback collected edition.

COMICS BULLETIN

“The Fuhrer and the Tramp was one of the most fun surprises I’ve had this year. I had no idea what to expect from this oddball concept, but this turned out to be a perfect end-of-summer blockbuster." -- Jason Sacks at Comics Bulletin

THE PULLBOX

“In short, this was one of my favorite reads, my favorite titles, and I hope to have a hardcopy of it sitting on my bookshelf sometime in the future." -- Paul at The Pullbox

READING WITH A FLIGHTRING

"There is a lot to like about this and there is a lot of promise of what’s to come. It is an interesting premise with delightful takes on film stars of days past wrapped up in some stellar interiors." -- Steven Leitman at Reading With A Flightring

Here is a quick guide to help you determine which rewards you would like to have for backing the project. 

If you select a reward from any of the original art tiers, you can select the art that you want from here:

Interior Page of Original Art Tier

Splash Page of Original Art Tier

Cover Page of Original Art

If you are a retailer and choose to back the ten book tier, you can either supply your own high res advertisement or supply Sean with the copy and images you would like to use, and he will lay it out it for you.

If you choose to have your likeness rendered into the book, you will need to provide a few high quality pics of yourself and you will be shown the final art once complete but before printing. 

If you choose the Dinner and a Movie, you get to choose both, the meal you would like for Sean to cook AND the movie you'd like to watch along with up to 5 of your closest friends.   

In the spirit of the season, we've added a BONUS TIER of a CREEPY CHAPLIN INKED DRAWING by SHAWN COSS!

For $350 you can own this original, one-of-a-kind, inked creepy drawing of Charlie Chaplin by Shawn Coss, famed artist of Cyanide & Happiness, the book It's All In Your Head - A Collection of Mental Health Art, and Seether's 2018 Poison the Parish album and tour.  You can see more of Shawn's amazing art HERE.

ALSO, if we hit the $10,000 STRETCH GOAL, everyone who purchased the $25 tier and up will get a free set of TEN 8" x 10" Lobby Cards, INCLUDING a print of Shawn's Creepy Chaplin.

Risks and challenges

I do not foresee any challenges to fulfilling the rewards. The book is complete and sample copies have already been printed. I chose to wait to start this campaign when the book was print ready to minimize your risks and to get the book in your hands as quickly as possible.

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    Digital Wallpaper Tier

    Three Fuhrer and the Tramp digital wallpapers optimized for desktops and mobile.

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    Digital Tier

    A PDF of The Fuhrer and The Tramp PLUS your name in the acknowledgements.

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    Print Tier

    Signed physical copy of The Fuhrer and the Tramp graphic novel, PLUS your name in the acknowledgements.

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    Digital and Print Tier

    Signed physical copy of The Fuhrer and the Tramp graphic novel, as well as digital copies of the book, PLUS your name in the acknowledgements.

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    • Your name in the acknowledgements
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    3 signed copies of The Führer and the Tramp, and TWO 11" x 17" Posters.

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    Lobby Card Tier

    Set of FIVE 8" x 10" color lobby cards, along with signed physical graphic novel of The Fuhrer and the Tramp, as well as digital copies of the book sent immediately after funding, PLUS your name in the acknowledgements.

    Includes:
    • PDF of The Fuhrer and The Tramp
    • Your name in the acknowledgements
    • Printed softcover graphic novel of The Führer and the Tramp
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    5 Book Retailer Teir

    5 signed copies of The Führer and the Tramp, and TWO 11" x 17" Posters

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    • Your name in the acknowledgements
    • Printed softcover graphic novel of The Führer and the Tramp
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    Original Art Tier

    An original 6.5" x 10.25" sketch of The Tramp, along with a print copy of The Führer and the Tramp, as well as a digital copy of the book sent immediately after funding, PLUS your name in the acknowledgements.

    Includes:
    • PDF of The Fuhrer and The Tramp
    • Your name in the acknowledgements
    • Printed softcover graphic novel of The Führer and the Tramp
    • Set of Five 8" x 10" Lobby Cards
    • Original Inked 6.5" x 10.25" Sketch of The Tramp
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    Ten Book Retailer Tier

    10 signed copies of The Führer and the Tramp, TWO 11" x 17" Posters, PLUS a full-page advertisement designed by Sean for your store in the interior the book.

    Includes:
    • Printed softcover graphic novel of The Führer and the Tramp
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    Interior Page of Original Art Tier

    Interior page of original art, pencils and inks by Dexter Wee, along with a print copy of The Führer and the Tramp, as well as a digital copy of the book sent immediately after funding, PLUS your name in the acknowledgements.

    Includes:
    • PDF of The Fuhrer and The Tramp
    • Your name in the acknowledgements
    • Printed softcover graphic novel of The Führer and the Tramp
    • Interior Page of Original Art
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    Splash Page of Original Art Tier

    Splash page of original art, pencils and inks by Dexter Wee, along with a print copy of The Führer and the Tramp, as well as a digital copy of the book sent immediately after funding, PLUS your name in the acknowledgements.

    Includes:
    • PDF of The Fuhrer and The Tramp
    • Your name in the acknowledgements
    • Printed softcover graphic novel of The Führer and the Tramp
    • Interior Splash Page of Original Art
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    Cover Page of Original Art

    Cover page of original art, pencils and inks by Dexter Wee, along with a print copy of The Führer and the Tramp, as well as a digital copy of the book sent immediately after funding, PLUS your name in the acknowledgements.

    Includes:
    • PDF of The Fuhrer and The Tramp
    • Your name in the acknowledgements
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    • Cover Page of Original Art
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    Shawn Coss Original Art

    Original Inked creepy drawing of Charlie Chaplin by Shawn Coss, famed artist of Cyanide & Happiness, the book It's All In Your Head - A Collection of Mental Health Art, and Seether's 2018 Poison the Parish album and tour.

    Includes:
    • Printed softcover graphic novel of The Führer and the Tramp
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    • Your name in the acknowledgements
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    Your Likeness in the Book

    Your likeness in an issue of the comic book, pencils and inks by Dexter Wee, along with a print copy of The Führer and the Tramp, as well as a digital copy of the book sent immediately after funding, PLUS your name in the acknowledgements.

    Includes:
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    • Your name in the acknowledgements
    • Printed softcover graphic novel of The Führer and the Tramp
    • Be in the Book
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    Dinner and a Movie

    I will come to your house, cook a meal of your choosing, along with a print copy of The Führer and the Tramp, as well as a digital copy of the book sent immediately after funding, PLUS your name in the acknowledgements.

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