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Who is that weird kid lurking out the window of his dilapidated house? It's Grump! Let's kickstart Grump's 40 page adventure.
Who is that weird kid lurking out the window of his dilapidated house? It's Grump! Let's kickstart Grump's 40 page adventure.
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Most neighborhoods have that one crazy house. It's wood is rotting. Weeds are flourishing. No matter what time of day it is, it's always in the shadows. Maybe you aren't afraid of that house, but you definitely won't be trick-or-treating there. Just to be safe.

That's where Grump lives.

Grump doesn't realize he's alone. All he knows is that something isn't right. It takes a series of unusual circumstances for Grump to finally meet some neighborhood kids. Now he's about to have his world shaken up!

Like it or not, Grump. You're going outside!


Grump's Blog Beginnings

I'm a professional comic book colorist who's worked at Marvel, DC and Aspen Comics. Some of my favorite artists I've had a chance to work with are Jim Lee and Michael Turner. While I love coloring comics, I also wanted to get back to drawing. Several years ago I started an art blog.

My second blog post was a boy I called Grump. He's a mix of a couple things I like; puffer fish & my Grandpa Max.

Over the years his story expanded. Grump struggled and fussed, one blog post at a time.

After years of Grump blogging I'm extremely excited to say that I have completed a 40 page Grump script that I am in the process of drawing.


Kickstarting Grump

The funds raised by this Kickstarter will go towards the completion of Grump's 40 page digital comic, written, drawn and colored by me. I will officially set aside my comic book coloring work and dive full time into Grump.

I have gathered price quotes for the production of the rewards and looked into the cost of packaging and shipping. Reaching my goal will ensure that everyone's rewards will be ready to ship on time.

I'm hard at work drawing Grump pages now. In addition to finishing the pencils, the tasks remaining are digital inks, colors, lettering and design.


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Risks and challenges

One benefit of Grump being a digital release is that the book is only a download away. No shipping! We can also forget about book printing delays.

I've been careful to budget packaging, and domestic shipping into the other reward tiers. Shipments should be sent out as expected. Although I'm waiting on some of the MINI-PRINT art, I'm confident it will be completed with plenty of time to spare.

I've scheduled myself ample time to complete the art for Grump. Should the worst happen and it's not completed in the scheduled time don't worry. It will be finished shortly thereafter with the best quality possible. I will update regularly. Everyone will know exactly how the project is progressing.

Thanks for taking a look. Get ready for Grump!

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    40 PAGE, FULL COLOR PDF DOWNLOAD OF "GRUMP": Only One Dollar! C'mon, how can you pass that up?

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    SHINY METAL TRADING CARD: One 3.5" x 2.5" metal trading card that shines so bright it almost defies photography!

    INCLUDES PDF DOWNLOAD OF GRUMP!

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    SHINY METAL TRADING CARD *PERIWINKLE*: Periwinkle dances her heart out in this 3.5" x 2.5" metal trading card.

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    SHINY METAL TRADING CARD *Bat Country*: "We can't stop here!!" 3.5" x 2.5" metal trading card. Do drive carefully, Manny.

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    *TWO* SHINY METAL TRADING CARDS: Enjoy this set of two 3.5" x 2.5" metal trading cards! You get the Dancing Periwinkle AND Bat Country cards!

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    IRON-ON PATCH PACK: 3 Iron-On patches. Embellish your messenger bag or t-shirt with these iron-on's and show the world you support Grump's emancipation.

    INCLUDES PDF DOWNLOAD OF GRUMP!

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    8" x 10" MINI-PRINT: by BETH SOTELO - Bring a little Grumpiness to your desk or wall with one spectacular mini-print drawn and colored by me, Beth Sotelo.

    INCLUDES: IRON-ON PATCH PACK, PDF DOWNLOAD OF GRUMP!

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    8" x 10" MINI-PRINT: by JOE BENITEZ - Do you need a quality Periwinkle mini-print? Yes. JOE BENITEZ has provided a stellar mini-print for you. Colored by me, Beth Sotelo.

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    8" x 10" MINI-PRINT: by KEU CHA - KEU CHA creates a mini-print with Grump, Manny AND Periwinkle! It's an action packed mini-print ready to protect your home or office space. Colored by me, Beth Sotelo.

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    8" x 10" MINI-PRINT: by PETER STEIGERWALD - PETER STEIGERWALD Is contributing a glorious mini-print as a backer reward. Mahalo, Peter!

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    8" x 10" MINI-PRINT: by KIZER STONE - Do you like dynamic animation-style eye candy? Then you'll love KIZER! Get yourself a KIZER mini-print celebrating Grump.

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    ORIGINAL HAND-DRAWN GRUMP TRADING CARD: Grab a little piece of original art. Enjoy a hand-drawn and colored Grump trading card by me, Beth Sotelo.

    INCLUDES: IRON-ON PATCH PACK, PDF DOWNLOAD OF GRUMP!

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    8" x 10" MINI-PRINT PACKAGE DEAL: Receive ALL 5 MINI-PRINTS (mini-prints described above) by some of comic's favorite artists!

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    GRUMP YOURSELF! - Wondering what you would look like as a Grump character? I will draw you or a loved one (one person per piece) as a bona fide Grump citizen! This is a color commission by me, on 6" x 9" bristol board. CREEPINESS GUARANTIED!

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    THE EVERYTHING PACKAGE: Want it all? The complete Grump experience? This package includes the PDF DOWNLOAD of GRUMP, 3 IRON-ON PATCHES, ALL 5 MINI-PRINTS, HAND-DRAWN TRADING CARD, and the GRUMP YOURSELF 6" x 9" COMMISSION! It's the Grumpiest of packages and it's waiting for you!

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    MARCUS TO - 11 x 17 COMMISSION! Fan favorite Marcus To is providing a one-character
    commission. Your choice of character! Marcus's work includes Red Robin, Huntress, Cyborg 009 & Adventures of Superman.
    He is currently working on Alyssa Milano's Hacktivist.

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