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$17,344
pledged of $8,000pledged of $8,000 goal
383
backers
24days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, May 16 2019 9:00 PM UTC +00:00.

About

 Hi, I'm Dave Kellett, and I'm collecting all my geek-focused comic strips into a new book called POP CULTURE!  It's every comic strip I've ever done poking fun at batpugs and bat'leths and balrogs and battlestars!

You've been asking me to collect all these comics into one place for years...and now it's happening! Check out how awesome it's going to be:

  • 240 pages (thick!)
  • Featuring every pop culture joke from my comic strip, SHELDON!
  • Themed sections! Get your book, and flip straight to your nerdery of choice!
  • Beautifully printed and bound by one of the best printers in the world!
  • 8.5” x 9” (216mm x 229mm)! 
  • 50% of the comics have never before been in print!
  • 100% of the comics have been colored/remastered by Sheldon colorist Beth Reidmiller!  ♪♫This book is full-colorrrrr and looks super radddddd ♪♫ !!!

SAMPLE COMICS FROM THE BOOK:

 Want to back the book? Here's a quick guide to rewards! (And to help, each level calls out the added reward from the previous level!) 

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

 Planning on backing at the THE ART LOVER or THE ULTIMATE ART LOVER levels, and would like a piece of SHELDON original comic art? You're welcome to claim *any* SHELDON original in the archives: Just look for comics that don't say "PURCHASED" underneath them in red text on the site.  

Once we reach our goal, we head into STRETCH GOALS. And that's where it gets fun: With each new stretch goal we unlock, your physical book will get better and better, as we add gloss, foil stamping, awesome cover flaps, and more! All at no extra cost to you!

We're planning to ship your book out in August, using USPS. And, because we'll be shipping direct from the studio, each package will be getting a little smooch on its way out the door. EXTRA SMOOCHES FOR YOU, BASICALLY.

A NOTE FOR INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS: We're charging *exactly what it costs us* to ship from the USA. So if you live in London or Sydney or Berlin, the shipping, alas, is what it is. But to help, we made a handy-dandy shipping chart to help your decision, BELOW. Sometimes, going up or down one tier can save you a bit, so it's worth comparing.

Dave Kellett is the cartoonist behind the webcomics SHELDON and DRIVE, the co-Director on the comics documentary, STRIPPED, and one of the voices behind the podcast COMICLAB. He's won the Silver Reuben Award for his comics, and twice been nominated for "Best Humor" for the Eisner Award. He's currently 5'8" tall. 

LINKS: Sheldon | Drive | Stripped | ComicLab | Twitter | Instagram 

 Directed by: Fred Schroeder
Edited by: Ben Waters  

Risks and challenges

This is my 8th Kickstarter, and my 17th 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 POP CULTURE book, backers can expect to be kept well-informed with regular updates until the problem is fixed.

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    THE PICKLES!

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    THE DIGITAL DANTE!

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    THE SHELDON!

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    • POP CULTURE: 240-page book!
    • POP CULTURE: DRM-free PDF eBook!
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    THE ARTHUR!

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    • POP CULTURE: 240-page book!
    • POP CULTURE: Signed Author Bookplate!
    • Kickstarter-Exclusive: 4 Prints!
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    *TWICE* THE SHELDON!

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    • POP CULTURE: 240-page book!
    • POP CULTURE: Signed Author Bookplate!
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    THE FLACO!

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    • POP CULTURE: DRM-free PDF eBook!
    • POP CULTURE: Signed Author Bookplate!
    • Kickstarter-Exclusive: 4 Prints!
    • Kickstarter-Exclusive: Gandalf Airlines Pin!
    • Kickstarter-Exclusive: Pickles (2-Part) Pin!
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    THE GRAMP!

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    • POP CULTURE: DRM-free PDF eBook!
    • POP CULTURE: Signed Author Bookplate!
    • Kickstarter-Exclusive: 4 Prints!
    • Kickstarter-Exclusive: Gandalf Airlines Pin!
    • Kickstarter-Exclusive: Pickles (2-Part) Pin!
    • Kickstarter-Exclusive: Magnet!
    • Coffee: It's What's For Dinner Pin!
    • ANATOMY OF ANIMALS: 104-page hardcover book!
    • PUGS UNLEASHED: 256-page softcover book!
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    THE OSO!

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    • POP CULTURE: 240-page book!
    • POP CULTURE: DRM-free PDF eBook!
    • POP CULTURE: Signed Author Bookplate!
    • Kickstarter-Exclusive: 4 Prints!
    • Kickstarter-Exclusive: Gandalf Airlines Pin!
    • Kickstarter-Exclusive: Pickles (2-Part) Pin!
    • Kickstarter-Exclusive: Magnet!
    • Coffee: It's What's For Dinner Pin!
    • ANATOMY OF ANIMALS: 104-page hardcover book!
    • PUGS UNLEASHED: 256-page softcover book!
    • *ALL* the stretch goals we unlock!
    • DRIVE ACT 1: 288-page hardcover!
    • DRIVE ACT 2: 258-page hardcover
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    THE ART LOVER!

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    • POP CULTURE: DRM-free PDF eBook!
    • POP CULTURE: Signed Author Bookplate!
    • Kickstarter-Exclusive: 4 Prints!
    • Kickstarter-Exclusive: Gandalf Airlines Pin!
    • Kickstarter-Exclusive: Pickles (2-Part) Pin!
    • Kickstarter-Exclusive: Magnet!
    • Coffee: It's What's For Dinner Pin!
    • ANATOMY OF ANIMALS: 104-page hardcover book!
    • PUGS UNLEASHED: 256-page softcover book!
    • *ALL* the stretch goals we unlock!
    • DRIVE ACT 1: 288-page hardcover!
    • DRIVE ACT 2: 258-page hardcover
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    THE *ULTIMATE* ART LOVER!

    Get FOUR original art pieces for the price of three!

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    • POP CULTURE: DRM-free PDF eBook!
    • POP CULTURE: Signed Author Bookplate!
    • Kickstarter-Exclusive: 4 Prints!
    • Kickstarter-Exclusive: Gandalf Airlines Pin!
    • Kickstarter-Exclusive: Pickles (2-Part) Pin!
    • Kickstarter-Exclusive: Magnet!
    • Coffee: It's What's For Dinner Pin!
    • ANATOMY OF ANIMALS: 104-page hardcover book!
    • PUGS UNLEASHED: 256-page softcover book!
    • *ALL* the stretch goals we unlock!
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    PATREON SPECIAL #1! (Only for Patrons :)

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    • POP CULTURE: Signed Author Bookplate!
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    • POP CULTURE: DRM-free PDF eBook!
    • POP CULTURE: Signed Author Bookplate!
    • Kickstarter-Exclusive: 4 Prints!
    • Kickstarter-Exclusive: Gandalf Airlines Pin!
    • Kickstarter-Exclusive: Pickles (2-Part) Pin!
    • Kickstarter-Exclusive: Magnet!
    • Coffee: It's What's For Dinner Pin!
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    • PUGS UNLEASHED: 256-page softcover book!
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