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We are raising funds to help my Snarc comic book project come to life. Snarc started out as a comic strip in the Montana Tech Technocrat newspaper in 1982. I dropped out of engineering school and re-entered the US Army, but I still held on to the dream of reviving the character and putting him in his own comic book. The project became possible when I met and started working with Gary Dumm, one of Harvey Pekar's primary illustrators on American Splendor. Then, when my son Byron surprised me at Christmas with a bust of Snarc that he had made with his 3D printer, I was motivated to bring Snarc back into existence. Editor George Verongos came on board the Snarc team a few months back. The funds we raise from Kickstarter will help us pay for the artwork and printing costs for the comic book and turn my lifelong dream into a reality.

Laura Dumm (colorist), Dr. Bruce Olav Solheim (creator/writer), Gary Dumm (illustrator)


At the $500 level you could meet Dr. Bruce at his favorite breakfast spot, Flappy Jacks, in California for breakfast on him! If you have read any of his books, you know there will be awesome conversation.
At $500, If you are closer to Cleveland than you are to southern Cali, you could have breakfast with Gary and Laura Dumm at the Westside Market. Remember that movie called AMERICAN SPLENDOR? Well, Gary worked on the comic book that the movie is about. How cool is that? And Laura has been a fixture in the art world for just as long. As you can see in the pages of SNARC, her use of color is unmatched!
If you prefer your breakfast at the $500 level be in Seattle, SNARC's editor George will meet and treat you to breakfast at his favorite breakfast spot. George is also an author and screenwriter so he may have some cool things to talk about.
Starting at $50 you will get this limited edition WE HAVE GOT TO LIVE TOGETHER poster signed by Gary Dumm.

Risks and challenges

The comic book business is rough and competitive and can be cost prohibitive. We have created a substantial buzz already through social media and direct mailing to comic book shops across the USA. We have saved enough money to get started with the artwork and now we are looking for funds to pay for the printing of the comic books.

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    Cosmic Thank You!

    We appreciate your support and you will get a personalized Cosmic Thank You email from Snarc, Cosmic Staff and the whole team!

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    Pleased to Meet You!

    The perfect introduction to SNARC! We think you two will get along great!

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    • SNARC Original Press Release Postcard
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    Feel the Love!

    We feel ya, and we are loving you right back with this package of super-cool SNARC collectibles​!

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    Snarc-a-licious!

    Mmm, mmm, mmm we know you'll love this tasty variety of official SNARC swag! SNARC is part of a ​balanced life of compassion, love, and understanding!

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    • SNARC Original Press Release Postcard
    • SNARC Fridge Magnet
    • SNARC Issue #1 E-comic
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    • Two SNARC Posters signed by Gary Dumm
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    Cool Cats & Kittens!

    We know you're a cool cat or kitten, but you better make sure everyone else knows too. And how could they doubt your coolness when they see all of your super-cool​ SNARC goodies?

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    • SNARC Original Press Release Postcard
    • SNARC Fridge Magnet
    • SNARC Issue #1 E-comic
    • SNARC Issue #1 signed by Gary Dumm
    • Two SNARC Posters signed by Gary Dumm
    • TIMELESS book by Dr. Solheim art by Gary Dumm (signed by both)
    • TIMELESS DEJA VU by Dr. Solheim art by Gary Dumm (signed by both)
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    SNARC Attack!

    You've been bitten and it never felt so good! You will have so much cool SNARC swag, you will literally be able to swim in it... but don't, because of paper cuts!

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    • SNARC Original Press Release Postcard
    • SNARC Fridge Magnet
    • SNARC Issue #1 E-comic
    • SNARC Issue #1 signed by Gary Dumm
    • Two SNARC Posters signed by Gary Dumm
    • TIMELESS book by Dr. Solheim art by Gary Dumm (signed by both)
    • TIMELESS DEJA VU by Dr. Solheim art by Gary Dumm (signed by both)
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    • Personalized Psychic Reading by Dr. Solheim (for real)
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    Take Me to Your Leader!

    This package is full of all the SNARC goodies PLUS 3 books by Dr. Bruce including the very first collaborative work with Gary Dumm... MAKING HISTORY!

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    • SNARC Original Press Release Postcard
    • SNARC Fridge Magnet
    • SNARC Issue #1 E-comic
    • SNARC Issue #1 signed by Gary Dumm
    • Two SNARC Posters signed by Gary Dumm
    • TIMELESS book by Dr. Solheim art by Gary Dumm (signed by both)
    • TIMELESS DEJA VU by Dr. Solheim art by Gary Dumm (signed by both)
    • MAKING HISTORY by Dr. Solheim art by Gary Dumm (signed by both)
    • Personal Phone Call from Cosmic Staff
    • Personalized Psychic Reading by Dr. Solheim (for real)
    • BREAKFAST with Gary, or Dr. Bruce, or George-travel not included
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