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About

Hey thanks for watching the SuperEmoKickstarter cartoon. This kickstarter is being created to fund and promote an art book collection of the SuperEmoFriends created from 2007 to 2017. The SuperEmoFriends are satirical reinterpretations of tragic events in popular culture. What started out as mocking a rich man dressed as a bat, became a bit of a social experiment in the collective emotional response to our creative cultural landscape. Some are quirky, some are dark, and some are very sad. The experience is unique and while not everyone “gets it”, the folks that do, lawyers included, have a pretty good laugh. People have called it “genius” and “the best thing they’ve ever seen”. Without the love and those encouraging words from fans all over the world, I would not have continued painting them. The demand created the supply and hopefully it continues with this book.

not actual book
not actual book

 The goal is to produce a full color 8”x11” hardcover lay flat book with at least 120 pages. Each page will have 2 vertical SuperEmoFriends or 1 horizontal SuperEmoScene. Tragic!

not actual book thickness!
not actual book thickness!

My quasi-biography “Why are they so sad?” will be included as the introduction. This story explains how I started painting and ending up quitting my day job to pursue the life of a non-starving artist! Maybe it will inspire a person!

This is my first time launching a kickstarter so I will keep it sweet and simple with rewards! Please note that original artwork rewards will require your patience! I'm just one guy! As a thank you, the first 1,000 fans to make a pledge will get a gift packet of limited edition SuperEmoTissues! The following rewards are considered thank you gifts for your donations. Words matter!

this design will be revised for the reward
this design will be revised for the reward

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As a thank you for your pledge i will gift you with a pair of SuperEmoMagnets! It's not everything but it's something! Take the satire to breakfast! 

Maybe you don't like satirical magnets! Ok, how about a set of these exclusive pins to mark the first and the last SuperEmoFriends in the Decade of Depression! This commemorative satirical thank you gift will keep you SuperEmo for years to come.

pins use metal clutch backers
pins use metal clutch backers

 Love satirical pins and magnets and want the gift of all 4 to commemorate the Decade of Depression without the pesky book? This one is for you!

books are for nerds!
books are for nerds!

Not into bonus magnets of pins? Just need the book? Let's keep it simple! I'll send you a signed copy of SuperEmoFriends: A Decade of Depression! Get it now because it's going up in price! And yes, signed by me!

artist concept
artist concept

Wait, what if you want the magnets AND the book?! Ok! Get the book and the gift of a set of SuperEmoMagnets! 

not to scale
not to scale

What? No magnets allowed in your home? No problem! Get the book and just the commemorative gift of SuperEmoPins! SuperEmoStylin'!

not to scale!
not to scale!

Ok enough nitpicking! You want it all! Get all the stuff!! Signed book, 2 magnets, 2 pins! Are you SuperEmo yet!?

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Original paintings time!! Please note original paintings will delivery early 2019! Hopefully sooner, I have a busy rest of 2018 coming. Ok, Get the book, all the pins and magnets and ANY single character you want (even if I've painted it before!) as a 5x7 watercolor original painting! Limited. Est. original art delivery early 2019!

why is he so sad tho?
why is he so sad tho?

Need something finer?? No problem! Let's move up to acrylic on a 6x12" canvas just like the first SuperEmoFriends! Get the book, the pins and magnets and ANY single character (even if I've painted it before!)  with any quote! Limited. Est. original art delivery early 2019!

who would you choose?
who would you choose?

Do you REALLY want to help and get a legit YUGE SuperEmoFriend with your book, magnets and pins? I've made a few 18"x36" versions before! Why not another few? Single character and quote (even if I've painted it before!) . Limited. Est. original art delivery early 2019! U.S. Only :(

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(huge)
artist not included
artist not included

Are you an independent shop that must have SuperEmoFriends: A Decade of Depression on your shelves? This reward is for ya'll! Get 10 books (kickstarter maximum) delivered to your shop to share with your community! Of course I'll throw in a pin and magnet set for you. Thank you!

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STRETCH GOALS: I have plenty of fun ideas for stretch goals. I'm keeping this campaign simple but the first one I can mention is SuperEmoColorPages and book enhancements if we meet the goal! 

2018 TIMELINE:

May 1-June 1 - Is the duration of the Kickstarter campaign. 

July - Finalize the layout and "Why are they so sad?" story. 

August - Send off to printer and get proof for approval

September-November - Shipping! I imagine packing and shipping will be the most time consuming part of the campaign so please be patient! While I am no stranger to shipping my art, this is my first time on kickstarter and have no idea how many places things will go or how long it takes for them to get there. 

ORIGINAL PAINTINGS! - These will take the longest to fulfill as I am in full swing of convention and holidays at the end of the year. Sales and events are non existent in Jan-Feb so this will be the time I can paint for you!  

This campaign is a ‘kickstart’ for the book, to get it off and running with your help and generous backing, the campaign goal is for the printing costs for 1000 copies.

Please share this campaign with your family, friends and fellow SuperEmoFriends lovers and link back to @SuperEmoFriends or #superemofriends

And on the following socials pages: facebook.com/SuperEmoFriends twitter.com/SuperEmoFriends instagram.com/SuperEmoFriends

Video Credits: "Music: Buddy - Bensound.com" Lobbytime by Kevin MacLeod

Lobby Time Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Risks and challenges

My greatest risk is doing this on kickstarter! This is my first campaign and my first time publishing beyond a comic book. I will also be traveling in asia during the campaign, hopefully this isn't that ill timed! I have been very good with communicating with buyers on Etsy for nearly 10 years so if changes do occur I will contact backers with updates to publication date or fulfillment of orders of the SuperEmoFriends: A Decade of Depression Book.

Get this book and be part of the SuperEmoJourney!
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