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BLOOP is the acclaimed, all-ages webcomic graphic novel in a beautiful oversized, hard bound, numbered and signed book.

Ending in less than 30 minutes!!! :D

We're nearing the finish line - I've added a few more of the Book + Plushie rewards at the $75 and $135 level (we had sold out!)!

In these last few days we reached our first goal which means the bonus print featuring the work of many of my favorite cartoonists will be rewarded to each backer of $20 or more. The amazing lineup of guest artists on the print includes:  Richard Thompson, Chris Baily, Thom Zahler, John Gallagher, Nick Galifianakis, Art Baltazar, Andy Runton, Batton Lash, James A. Owen, Marty Baumann, Jamar Nicholas, Rich Faber, Jimmy Gownley, Carolyn Belefski, Rick Veitch, Frank Cho, Dean Haspiel, Graham Nolan, Jerry Ordway and Scott Christian Sava!

We're now looking at the next stretch goal of $11k! If we can reach that amount, all backers of $50 or more will get a bonus 6x9 softcover edition of BLOOP: Part One and a BLOOP T-SHIRT!
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Thanks for visiting the Kickstarter page for the deluxe, oversized hardcover edition of BLOOP: Part One!

BLOOP is a webcomic graphic novel written and drawn by Steve Conley - that's me. I'm a designer and illustrator. I've designed hundreds of web sites and thousands of illustrations for some of the biggest companies and publishers in the world. I also created one of the earliest webcomics back in 1998, called Astounding Space Thrills. I've also written and drawn comics for some of the best comics publishers including IDW (STAR TREK), Dark Horse Comics (Michael Chabon's Escapist) and DC Comics (Aquaman). BLOOP is my latest comics project.

BLOOP is the story of a little, green space monkey who is looking to find the perfect tree. Along the way, he makes some friends and discovers that not only his tree, but the entire planet, is threatened by robots bent on tearing the world apart.

This Kickstarter campaign is to help create the first in a series of three giant, hardcover collections of the story. The BLOOP webcomic is free to read online and if you haven't checked it out yet, I hope you will.

This Kickstarter will let fans and supporters hold in their hands a personalized, deluxe edition of part one of the story.

This first BLOOP collection will be a giant 10 inches x 15 inches which will let readers see all the crazy details and provide an experience that can't be had from a PC or tablet - for small kids, this size is like IMAX.

The book will have a case-bound, hardback cover with a golden foil stamp and a full-color, wraparound dust jacket. The interior will be 28-pages of full-color printing on thick, 100# satin text paper. Each book will be numbered and signed.

If you scroll down this page, you can see details about each of the rewards. I've tried to combine the rewards in various ways to give supporters the most options. If I've missed something, let me know.

Thank you so much for checking out this campaign and for helping to make this project possible.

Please don't hesitate to contact me here on Kickstarter, on the BLOOP web site or BLOOP's Facebook page. I'm happy to answer any questions and I'll be posting regular updates on the project as it progresses.

Thanks again!  –Steve

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  • Yes! I'll be making prints available of the new retro designs as well. Anyone who selects a reward with a print (or the four-print option) will be able to select from among the print/postcard designs INCLUDING the new ones as they are unlocked! When the campaign ends, I'll be in touch to make sure you get the print(s) you'd like. :)

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    BIG THANKS FROM A TINY SPACE MONKEY! Your name in the acknowledgments of the book and a shout out on the BLOOP web site! This is included with all other rewards.

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    DIGITAL EDITIONS: You get high-res PDF versions of both BLOOP: Part One plus The BLOOP Digital Sketchbook. These two PDFs are included with all pledges of $15 or more.

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    BUTTONS SET: A set of four Kickstarter-exclusive BLOOP buttons. International friends, please add $5 for shipping.

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    POSTCARDS: Celebrate the bottomless corporate lifestyle with a set of four retro-futuristic postcards from the Omnivor Mining and Minerals Corporation (motto: Mine, Mine, Mine). These graphics were created by Steve as set decorations in the BLOOP story. International friends, please add $5 for shipping.

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    RETRO PRINT: Your choice of one of four 11x17 retro-futuristic Omnivor prints. Signed by the artist. International friends, please add $10 for shipping.

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    BLOOP PLUSHIE: NEW! ADDED 8/27: A plush BLOOP doll with bendable tail and antennae and a bean-bag body. A very limited item from 2001 - only 500 were made. International friends, please add $5.

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    RETRO PRINT & POSTCARDS: Your choice of one of the four signed, 11x17 retro-futuristic Omnivor prints AND the set of four retro-futuristic postcards. International friends, please add $10 for shipping.

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    THE BOOK! You get the oversized, deluxe, hardcover edition of BLOOP: Part One, case-bound with foil stamp and color dust jacket. This is the first 24-pages of the BLOOP story at a giant 10x15-size and in full-color. The book is signed by the artist. International friends, please add $10 for shipping.

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    23 backers Limited (27 left of 50)

    THE BOOK WITH A SKETCH! You get the oversized, deluxe hardcover edition of BLOOP: Part One signed WITH A SKETCH by the artist. International friends, please add $10 for shipping.

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    THE BOOK & BUTTONS! The deluxe, oversized hardcover BLOOP book AND the set of four BLOOP buttons. International friends, please add $10 for shipping.

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    THE BOOK & POSTCARDS! The deluxe, oversized hardcover BLOOP book AND the set of four Omnivor postcards. International friends, please add $10 for shipping.

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    FOUR RETRO POSTER PRINTS: A set of four designs. Each 11x17 print is signed by the artist. International friends, please add $10 for shipping.

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    10 backers Limited (5 left of 15)

    THE BOOK WITH A SKETCH AND BLOOP PLUSHIE! NEW! ADDED 8/27: You get the oversized, deluxe hardcover edition of BLOOP: Part One signed WITH A SKETCH by the artist PLUS the limited BLOOP Plushie. International friends, please add $15 for shipping.

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    THE BOOK & ALL FOUR RETRO PRINTS: All four of the signed 11x17 poster prints plus you get the signed, oversized, deluxe hardcover edition of BLOOP: Part One. International friends, please add $15 for shipping.

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    THE SPACE MONKEY COLLECTION: THE BOOK & FOUR RETRO PRINTS & POSTCARDS & BUTTONS! The set of four signed 11x17 retro-futuristic prints AND the set of four postcards AND the set of four Bloop buttons AND the signed, oversized, deluxe hardcover edition of BLOOP: Part One. International friends, please add $15 for shipping.

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    THE SPACE MONKEY COLLECTION WITH A SKETCH: The same as above AND signed with a sketch! International friends, please add $15 for shipping.

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    5 backers Limited (2 left of 7)

    THE SPACE MONKEY COLLECTION WITH SKETCH AND A PLUSHIE: Everything in the Space Monkey Collection AND signed with a sketch plus a BLOOP Plushie! International friends, please add $15 for shipping.

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    ORIGINAL ART! You get a page of pen-and-ink original art from the first 24 pages of the book. These are the 11x17, one-of-a-kind original production pages hand-inked and signed by Steve and scanned for use in the book. PLUS you get everything in the SPACE MONKEY COLLECTION! International friends, please add $20 for shipping.

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    PAGE ONE: ORIGINAL ART! This is the original pen-and-ink art for the very first page of the BLOOP story, signed by Steve. PLUS you get everything in the SPACE MONKEY COLLECTION! International friends, please add $20 for shipping.

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    COVER: ORIGINAL ART! You get the three original pen-and-ink art pages which make up the COVER of this collection's wraparound dust jacket. Each page of art is signed by Steve. PLUS you get everything in the SPACE MONKEY COLLECTION! International friends, please add $20 for shipping.

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    SIGNING BY STEVE: Bloop's cartoonist Steve Conley will come to your comic shop, convention, library, school, book store or book fair. You get 35 copies of the BLOOP book and 100 copies of a limited-edition BLOOP print made just for your shop or event (for you to sell or give away). And I'm happy to sign all of them! This is restricted to the East Coast of the USA - from Boston to Orlando and as far west as Columbus. If you're interested in a signing outside of the East Coast, contact me and we'll see if we can work something out. :)

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