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Drive Act 2 Hardcover [Or Get Acts 1 & 2!]

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Hi, I'm Dave Kellett, and I'm making a hardcover collection of my sci-fi comic, DRIVE. I've been creating the story at DriveComic.com, and it's entirely free to read (go try it!). And now, it's time to collect the full Act Two into a gorgeous, 256-page hardcover!

DRIVE is my favorite kind of sci-fi: Hilarious characters in a serious story. A mashup of "Hitchhiker's Guide" and "Dune," if you will.

It's placed in a Second Spanish Empire — a galactic empire — which finds itself staring down a war with an alien race called "The Continuum of Makers". Humanity has built its empire using technology stolen from the Makers, and these creatures want it back with an almost religious fervor. In the brewing war, it's clear that humanity will lose — and lose badly — unless they can find some advantage in battle. That hope arrives in the form of a tiny, mysterious creature who can drive a starship like no one's ever seen. Now all humanity needs to do...is find 10,000 more pilots just like him. But no one knows where he's from.

The 256-page hardcover book will be 8.5"w x 9"h (21.6cm x 22.8cm) and gorgeously printed! We've already unlocked TWENTY stretch goals...and as we unlock more, your hardcover gets better 'n better -- all at no extra cost to you!

Aaaand, if you didn't get Act One already -- you can get both books in this Kickstarter! 

Here's a quick guide to help you decide what rewards you'd like for backing the project! First: Ask yourself if you want digital eBook, a softcover book, or an awesome hardcover with all the bonus stuff...then go from there! You can even pick a level with both Act One and Act Two books!

 We made our Kickstarter Goal on day one, so now we're unlocking amazing STRETCH GOALS! These make your hardcover better and better -- AT NO EXTRA COST TO YOU! Check them out, below!

This Kickstarter is about the production of a book — so all backers at tiers $15 and up will be getting a copy of the DRIVE book: Be it digital, softcover or hardcover.

In addition to the book, higher tiers will also be receiving awesome items such as...

FULFILLMENT SHIPPING will be be handled by the professionals at Topatoco.com — who handle millions of dollars in orders every year. Also, they're really kind people: Which is just a nice life bonus.

We're charging exactly what it costs us for shipping and handling, but alas...if you live in Australia, New Zealand or Canada, shipping costs are what they are. Surprisingly, though, we were able to get really good shipping rates to the European Union: So hooray for that!

Directed by: Fred Schroeder  |  Edited by: Ben Waters   

Risks and challenges

This is my 7th Kickstarter, and my 16th book, so I'm feeling confident about this project. But I do know that unexpected hiccups can pop up along the way. Should any problems or delays arise with the DRIVE book, backers can expect to be kept well-informed with regular updates until the problem is fixed.

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    HELPER

    Lending a hand is for cool people. And you are COOL.

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    VIDPACK COLLECTION

    Get caught up - eBooks of both Act 1 and Act 2!

    Includes:
    • DRIVE Act 1 PDF eBook!
    • DRIVE Act 2 PDF eBook!
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    LA FAMILIA

    Softcover of Act 2!

    Includes:
    • DRIVE Act 2 Softcover!
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    • DRIVE Act 1 PDF eBook!
    • DRIVE Act 2 PDF eBook!
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    PATREON SPECIAL #1

    (...Compare to "DRIVE CORPS", and notice the SAVINGS :)

    Includes:
    • DRIVE Act 2 Hardcover!
    • DRIVE Signed Bookplate!
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    • DRIVE Act 1 PDF eBook!
    • DRIVE Act 2 PDF eBook!
    • *ALL* the Stretch Goals!
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    DRIVE CORPS

    The hardcover of Act 2, with an author-signed bookplate! And like all the hardcover levels, it's eligible for *ALL* the stretch goals!

    Includes:
    • DRIVE Act 2 Hardcover!
    • DRIVE Signed Bookplate!
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    • DRIVE Act 1 PDF eBook!
    • DRIVE Act 2 PDF eBook!
    • *ALL* the Stretch Goals!
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    Pledge $55 or more About $55

    LA FAMILIA COLLECTION

    Softcover of Acts 1 and 2!

    Includes:
    • DRIVE Act 1 Softcover!
    • DRIVE Act 2 Softcover!
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    • DRIVE Act 1 PDF eBook!
    • DRIVE Act 2 PDF eBook!
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    PATREON SPECIAL #2

    (...compare to "JUST THE NEW STUFF", and oh man notice the SAVINGS :)

    Includes:
    • DRIVE Act 2 Hardcover!
    • *KS Exclusive* Set of 3 Propaganda Prints!
    • *KS Exclusive* Challenge Coin!
    • *KS Exclusive* Team Fillipod Pin!
    • DRIVE Signed Bookplate!
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    • DRIVE Act 1 PDF eBook!
    • DRIVE Act 2 PDF eBook!
    • *ALL* the Stretch Goals!
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    Pledge $80 or more About $80

    JUST THE NEW STUFF!

    This tier has *everything new* to DRIVE: The new Act 2, the new prints, the new pin, and the challenge coin!

    Includes:
    • DRIVE Act 2 Hardcover!
    • *KS Exclusive* Set of 3 Propaganda Prints!
    • *KS Exclusive* Challenge Coin!
    • *KS Exclusive* Team Fillipod Pin!
    • DRIVE Signed Bookplate!
    • ============
    • DRIVE Act 1 PDF eBook!
    • DRIVE Act 2 PDF eBook!
    • *ALL* the Stretch Goals!
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    Pledge $85 or more About $85

    DRIVE CORPS COLLECTION

    Act 1 *and* Act 2 Hardcovers!

    Includes:
    • DRIVE Act 1 Hardcover!
    • DRIVE Act 2 Hardcover!
    • DRIVE Signed Bookplate!
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    • DRIVE Act 1 PDF eBook!
    • DRIVE Act 2 PDF eBook!
    • *ALL* the Stretch Goals!
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    Pledge $90 or more About $90

    DOUBLE DRIVE CORPS

    Share the love: TWO copies of Act 2 hardcovers!

    Includes:
    • DRIVE Act 2 Hardcover!
    • DRIVE Signed Bookplate!
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    • DRIVE Act 1 PDF eBook!
    • DRIVE Act 2 PDF eBook!
    • *ALL* the Stretch Goals!
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    JUST THE NEW STUFF COLLECTION

    This tier has *everything new* to DRIVE: The new Act 2, the new prints, the new pin, and the challenge coin!
    ...PLUS THE ACT 1 HARDCOVER!

    Includes:
    • DRIVE Act 1 Hardcover!
    • DRIVE Act 2 Hardcover!
    • *KS Exclusive* Set of 3 Propaganda Prints!
    • *KS Exclusive* Challenge Coin!
    • *KS Exclusive* Team Fillipod Pin!
    • DRIVE Signed Bookplate!
    • ============
    • DRIVE Act 1 PDF eBook!
    • DRIVE Act 2 PDF eBook!
    • *ALL* the Stretch Goals!
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    PATREON SPECIAL #3

    (...compare to "ALL THE DRIVE STUFF COLLECTION", and then spit out your coffee because HOT DIGGEDY LOOKIT THEM SAVINGS :)

    Includes:
    • DRIVE Act 1 Hardcover!
    • DRIVE Act 2 Hardcover!
    • Machito Enamel Pin!
    • Drive Corps AllKey!
    • Machito Keychain/Bottle Opener!
    • *KS Exclusive* Set of 3 Propaganda Prints!
    • *KS Exclusive* Challenge Coin!
    • *KS Exclusive* Team Fillipod Pin!
    • DRIVE Signed Bookplate!
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    • DRIVE Act 1 PDF eBook!
    • DRIVE Act 2 PDF eBook!
    • *ALL* the Stretch Goals!
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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    ALL THE DRIVE STUFF COLLECTION

    Get ALL the merch offered for Drive -- including now-kinda-limited items!

    Includes:
    • DRIVE Act 1 Hardcover!
    • DRIVE Act 2 Hardcover!
    • Machito Enamel Pin!
    • Drive Corps AllKey!
    • Machito Keychain/Bottle Opener!
    • *KS Exclusive* Set of 3 Propaganda Prints!
    • *KS Exclusive* Challenge Coin!
    • *KS Exclusive* Team Fillipod Pin!
    • DRIVE Signed Bookplate!
    • ============
    • DRIVE Act 1 PDF eBook!
    • DRIVE Act 2 PDF eBook!
    • *ALL* the Stretch Goals!
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    Pledge $180 or more About $180

    *RETAILER/LIBRARY SPECIAL*

    Are you a retailer or library and want to carry DRIVE? This is the level for you! (That's 40% off MSRP!)

    (NOTE: Some have asked if they can pledge for this reward, and then gift away the books to friends/family/co-workers. Provided you're OK with all 10 books being shipped to *one* address, that's totally fine! And frankly, nice of you to do!)

    Includes:
    • DRIVE Act 1 Softcover!
    • DRIVE Act 2 Softcover!
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    Pledge $225 or more About $225

    CAPTAIN

    For the completist! Complete your Dave Kellett Library with all the Sheldon, Pugs, and Anatomy books! (And if you'd like Drive Act 1 thrown in, see the "Captain Collection", below)

    Includes:
    • DRIVE Act 2 Hardcover!
    • Sheldon Books 1 through 8!
    • Anatomy of Animals Book!
    • Pugs Unleashed Book!
    • Machito Enamel Pin!
    • *KS Exclusive* Set of 3 Propaganda Prints!
    • *KS Exclusive* Challenge Coin!
    • *KS Exclusive* Team Fillipod Pin!
    • DRIVE Signed Bookplate!
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    • DRIVE Act 1 PDF eBook!
    • DRIVE Act 2 PDF eBook!
    • *ALL* the Stretch Goals!
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    Pledge $270 or more About $270

    CAPTAIN COLLECTION

    For the completist! Complete your Dave Kellett Library with all the Sheldon, Pugs, and Anatomy books -- and both DRIVE hardcovers!

    Includes:
    • DRIVE Act 1 Hardcover!
    • DRIVE Act 2 Hardcover!
    • Sheldon Books 1 through 8!
    • Anatomy of Animals Book!
    • Pugs Unleashed Book!
    • Machito Enamel Pin!
    • *KS Exclusive* Set of 3 Propaganda Prints!
    • *KS Exclusive* Team Fillipod Pin!
    • *KS Exclusive* Challenge Coin!
    • DRIVE Signed Bookplate!
    • ============
    • DRIVE Act 1 PDF eBook!
    • DRIVE Act 2 PDF eBook!
    • *ALL* the Stretch Goals!
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    EMPEROR

    This level is kind of amazing. It's features two really, really rare items: One of the last 20 original Drive strips left, AND a personal commission from Dave! These Drive pages will *only* ever be offered in Kickstarter -- so here's your chance!

    Includes:
    • DRIVE Act 1 Hardcover!
    • DRIVE Act 2 Hardcover!
    • *KS Exclusive* Get one of the last DRIVE original art pages!
    • *KS Exclusive* Artwork Commission by Dave Kellett!
    • Sheldon Books 1 through 8!
    • Anatomy of Animals Book!
    • Pugs Unleashed Book!
    • Machito Enamel Pin!
    • *KS Exclusive* Set of 3 Propaganda Prints!
    • *KS Exclusive* Team Fillipod Pin!
    • *KS Exclusive* Challenge Coin!
    • DRIVE Signed Bookplate!
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    • DRIVE Act 1 PDF eBook!
    • DRIVE Act 2 PDF eBook!
    • *ALL* the Stretch Goals!
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